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CONTENTS On the Cover: Runners start the Fayetteville Firefighters' Hero Half Marathon on Oct. 15 in Fayetteville, AR. See story on page 12. Photo by: Stephen Ironside/Ironside Photography

Race Calendar

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Features 2018 Long Distance Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Grand Prix Standings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Columns Women’s Running, Carolyn Mather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 After the Run, Mary Marcia Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Running Through the Bluegrass, Tracy Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Inspired Daily, Rae Ann Darling-Reed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Masters Running and Beyond, Lena Hollmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Down the Road, Cedric Jaggers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Learning from the Young Guns, Ryan Warrenburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Distance Memories, Scott Ludwig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Running Psychology, Richard Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

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40th Annual Running Journal Grand 45-49 Prix Schedule August 25 October 15 November 19 December 9 January 28 March 3 March 11 May 28

Midnight Flight 10K Hero Half Marathon Magic City Half Marathon Rocket City Marathon Winter Flight 8K Birmingham Wine 10K Germantown Half Marathon Cotton Row 10K

Anderson, SC Fayetteville, AR Birmingham, AL Huntsville, AL Salisbury, NC Birmingham, AL Germantown, TN Huntsville, AL

Grand Prix rules Grand Prix points will only be awarded to runners residing in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC, at the time of the competition. Double Grand Prix points will be awarded at the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL. In each half marathon, 25 bonus points will be awarded to each runner scoring in that race. Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, top 3 male and female masters, grand masters, senior grandmasters, and veterans. Points will be awarded in each race as follows: -- Top 20 males and females overall. -- Top 8 male and female masters (40-49), grand masters (50-59) senior grand masters (60-69), and veterans (70-over)

Grand Prix Scoring System Place Top 20 overall Top 8 scoring

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Women’s Running Keeping An Eye On Your Iron I recently met a woman while I was travelling, who was reduced to being short of breath while walking. She had been a competitive cyclist, but dropping iron levels left her nearly incapacitated. If you are feeling unusually tired or your workout goals cannot be met, you may need some iron supplementation in your diet. Iron is indeed essential for us in our diet and women runners need more than couch potatoes. Iron nn excess can cause problems and that is why periodic blood chemistry profiling is essential if iron supplementation is done. The odds are that a female distance runner is too low rather than too high in iron stores. Here is a quick recap of the facts. Iron is part of the hemoglobin molecule. Hemoglobin is carried through the bloodstream in red blood cells. It carries 98.5% of the blood's oxygen. Distance runners do most of their training aerobically, i.e. at a pace where the oxygen they breathe in is sufficient to permit the metabolic energy release for their running. Anything that decreases blood hemoglobin, such as inadequate iron absorption through the diet, or excessive blood loss in a woman's period, can predispose her to anemia. The end result will be fatigue and an inability to train easily at previously easy paces. Iron is also essential for metabolism itself. More than half of the enzymes used in fuel metabolism contain iron. Part of the "getting fit" process is making more iron containing enzymes in the working skeletal muscles. And thus anyone in hard training needs additional iron in their diet to help the muscles increase their capability for metabolism. So, not only do hard training distance runners need more iron than sedentary couch potatoes, but they also can lose more iron. Impact stress from higher mileage, as well as increased acidity during speed sessions, increases red blood cell breakdown. This increases the likelihood of iron loss in your urine. When elite women have their periodic physiological profiling, hemoglobin is measured (to look at oxygen carrying ability), as is ferritin (a measure of their stored iron, their haptaglobin (a measure of impact stress) and urine hemoglobin (a measure of net iron loss). From these four values, it is relatively easy to "play detective" and ensure that their blood and tissue iron picture is optimal for continued good training. Blood ferritin levels are good indicators of overall body iron stores. A blood ferritin level of 60 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml) is optimal. You really do not need any more extensive tests. Sedentary women with normal periods are often a little below this. If they do not eat meat, or if they are under considerable stress, or if they have a heavier menstrual flow, or if they drink plenty of coffee and/or tea, there is a good likelihood they will start lowering their ferritin levels (iron stores) even more and this explains why iron deficiency anemia is so prevalent. If women distance runners have high stress levels, and reduced dietary intake because they shy away from high iron sources such as lean red meat, and have substantial consumption of

By Carolyn Mather, RN, PhD.

tea or coffee and normal periods, and now the impact stress of mileage, their risk for inadequate stored iron (and it's resulting low ferritin level) is increased even more. When women runners get below 30 ng/ml training ability becomes reduced and at 20 ng/ml or less, there is essentially inadequate stored iron to produce hemoglobin. If you are at high risk for inadequate iron assimilation, you need to do iron supplementation (1mg/kg of body weight a day) with regular blood chemistry profiling to keep on top Women distance runners never have a ferritin level of 70ng/ml.,which is way too high. Most are in the 30's and 40's which is marginally okay. Those who dip down in the 20'as or even below feel excessively tired and fatigued. Typically low hemoglobin values are also present. If you are frustrated because you are training, but not seeing any improvement in your fitness, you probably have insufficient iron to produce the increased number of iron producing enzymes in your muscles. The addition of a routine iron supplement typically brings increased peppiness and energy within two to three weeks. There are some practical dynamics of iron supplementation. First, take it with orange juice or some other form of vitamin C to enhance absorption. Second, take it in the evening so it will not affect your training. Some women feel gut cramps if they take it in the morning then train. Third, do not overdose. More is not better and excess amounts will not absorb. A little routinely gets absorbed just fine. Fourth, be sure to have a routine blood chemistry profile, and if your ferritin level exceeds 60ng/ml, switch to every other day supplementation assuming you are still training. Fifth, take the cheapest iron you can find (ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate in tablet form or liquid). Sixth, read the labels on the product. Look for "milligrams of elemental iron" when determining how much iron your source provides. Finally drink plenty of water and eat a good source of fiber as iron can tend to cause constipation. But remember even a small amount of lean red meat intake can reduce the need for routine iron supplementation. Have your iron levels checked if you are unusually tired and fatigued in training. Then decide the best course for you. Most women runners will find a bit of supplementation will really help. Carolyn Mather,R.N.,PhD. lives and runs in north Georgia and is a member of the Atlanta Track Club Elite. She can be reached at carolynmather@tds.net.


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Vol. 34, No. 3 President/Publisher Bruce Morrison E-mail: bruce.morrison@running.net Publisher Emeritus Julie Morrison, 1954-2002 Vice President/Advertising John Cash Editor and General Manager Mary Lou Day E-mail: marylou.day@running.net Advertising Rep / Calendar Editor Shirley Woodward E-mail: shirley.woodward@running.net Production Manager Rebecca Garay-León Circulation Manager E-mail: rj@running.net Administrative Assistant Becky Miller Contributing editors: Mary Marcia Brown, Nancy Clark, Rae Ann Darling Reed, JimDugger, Richard Ferguson, Lee Fidler, Bryan Graydon,Tracy Harris Green, Lena Hollmann, Scott Ludwig, Cedric Jaggers, Ellen Jaffe Jones, Ray Krolewicz, Carolyn Mather, Mary Margaret McEachern, Nicholas Norfolk, Pete Rea, Teri Saylor, Ryan Warrenburg. Correspondents: George Banker, Robert Carver, Sonja Friend-Uhl, Chuck George, Karen Gordon, Winston Howell, Jesse Lindsey, Diane Lyons, Rick Melanson, Jerry Schohl, Claude Sinclair, Leonard Vergunst, Jim Young, Jerry Yunker. Record keepers: Alabama/Mississippi/Tennessee/Kentucky - Buck Jones, 2920 Eastern Shore Dr., Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763. Arkansas - Randy Taylor, 102 Weston Place, Little Rock, AR 72211. Georgia - Joyce Hodges-Hite, PO Box 717, Millen, GA 30442.Maryland - Tim O’Keefe, 7214 Limestone Lane, Middletown, MD 21769. North Carolina Neville Wood, 5309 Chamisal Pl., Raleigh, NC 27613. South Carolina - Bill Marable, 5 Windchime Ct., Simpsonville, SC 29681. Virginia - Robert Platt, 1300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Washington, DC - George Banker, 7507 Overlook Ct., Oxon Hill MD 20745. West Virginia - Carl Hatfield, 712 S. Chestnut St., Clarksburg, WV 26301. Chairman, Road Running Technical Council/USATF: Gene Newman, 920 N. Night Heron Dr., Green Valley, AZ 85614. V.P./East, Road Running Technical Council/USATF: Paul Hronjak, 4413 Pinehurst Dr., Wilson, NC 27896. Regional course certifiers: John DeHaye, 824 Annalau Ave., Huntsville, AL 35802 (AL). Don Potter, 440 Lower Ridge Rd., Conway, AR 72032 (AR). Doug Loeffler, 1399 W. Royal Palm Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33486 (FL). Woody Cornwell, 1724 Brighton Way, Dalton, GA 30721 (GA). Matthew Studholme, 452 Brookhill Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210 (KY, MS, TN, WV). John Ferguson, 3026 Sesbania, Austin, TX 78748-1912 (LA). John Sissala, 120 Evans St., Rockville, MD 20850 (MD). Paul Hronjak, 4413 Pinehurst Drive, Wilson, NC 27896 (NC). Brian N. Smith, 1827 Falling Creek Circle, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464- 7415 (SC). Robert Thurston, 13 Kennedy St. NE, Washington, DC 20011 (VA, DC). RRCA Southern Region Director: Ron Macksoud, Montgomery, AL. Email: SouthernDirector@RRCA.org. RRCA Eastern Region Director: Mark Grandonico, 62 Back Cove Est., Portland, ME 04101. E-mail: eastdir@rrca.org. State RRCA reps: AL - Ron Macksoud. AR - David Meroney. DC - Paul Thompson. FL - Don Nelson (S. FL), Bryan Graydon (N. FL). GA - Mariska Van Rooden. KY - Donna England. LA - Betsy Boudreaux. MD - Dwight Mikulis. MS - Bryan Lagg. NC - Peter Asciutto. SC - Tim Arthurs, TN Sherilyn Johnson. VA - Goody Tyler. WV - Tom Kramer. Contact information for State RRCA reps can be found at www.rrca.org/clubs. Contents of Running Journal are copyright 2014 by Carolina Runner Inc. No part of this publication, including artwork and advertising, may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Exception: Non-profit running, bi/tri, walking club publications expressly granted reasonable usage of news and racing calendar information if credit is given to Running Journal. Running Journal (ISSN 0892-5038) is published monthly at a subscription rate of $19.95 yearly by Carolina Runner Inc., 200 South Main St., Greeneville,TN 37743. Second-class postage paid at Greeneville, TN. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Running Journal, P.O. Box 157, Greeneville,TN 37744.

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After the Run Jon Mott Motors to Detroit Marathon Victory Detroit may be the “Motor City” but 30-year-old Lakeland, Florida runner Jon Mott gave “Gentleman, start your engines” an entirely new meaning as he pulled up to the starting line of the Detroit Free Press Marathon on Sunday, October 15th. Fueled by a desire to win, and fully prepared with 150-mile peak weeks of training, Mott was a well-oiled machine with a mission to make Michigan the first state where he would motor to a marathon victory. Originally choosing the Detroit destination due to the high likelihood of ideal race conditions, Mott found himself surprised to arrive to super rainy conditions the day before the race with a warm and windy race day forecast less than fitting for his race plan. Originally aiming for a 2:16 to 2:18 finish, he stepped up to the starting line knowing that he would cut back on his pace a bit and focus his intentions on the win. When the gun went off, half marathoners and marathoners all propelled from the starting line together. At the half-mile mark, a marathon runner, identified solely by his blue bib number, blew past Mott with a pace much faster than the 5:25 to 5:30 that Mott maintained for the first 9 miles. It was at about mile 9 that he began his surge and picked up his pace to run about 5:10 miles. Half marathoners split off at about mile 12.5, and the marathoner Mott believed to be the leader was in full sight. He passed by him with ease, only to be told by a fan at mile 13, that there was another marathoner ahead of him. Mott would not see his competitor for another two miles, and would not pass him until mile 17. With a successful pass, it was at mile 18 that Mott felt confident that he had a pretty solid lead. He therefore allowed himself to settle back into a 5:30 to 5:35 pace around mile 22. At 2 hours, 22 minutes and 53 seconds, Mott tore through the finish line tape and claimed his very first marathon victory. While it was the first 26.2-mile win for Mott, it certainly was not his first successful finish. Last February, Mott was in the 2016 marathon Olympic Trials in Los Angeles. Seeded 73rd going into the race, he actually finished in 47th place. “Now that I know what it'll be like, hopefully I can make a better impression this next time around, if I qualify,” Mott said, explaining that the next Olympic Trials are definitely on his radar, with a

By Mary Marcia Brown

goal of running 2:17 or faster (the standard is sub 2:19). He will have the opportunity to test a 2:17 marathon finish next month, as he runs as part of the elite field of marathoners at the Chevron Houston Marathon on January 14th. “My main goal for Houston is to run that 2:16 to 2:17 that I've been working super hard to achieve. My second goal is to run the Olympic Trials qualifying time of sub 2:19. In order for this to happen (either goal) the conditions have to be ideal,” Mott shared. Regardless of the outcome at Houston, afterwards Mott plans to take some “down time” - likely two to three weeks of no running at all. Then, he will make the

decision to either run as part of the Boston elite field (to which he has already been accepted) or not. For the latter part of 2018, the Toronto Waterfront marathon is where Mott has his end-of-year sights. However, for now, Mott is relieved that he stayed with his modified Detroit, Michigan race plan, and is relishing his Motor City win. “I stuck with my plan and it ended up paying off big time,” Mott said. Not only did Mott bring home the hardware and the nice $4,000 cash prize from the race, he also brought back a new sense of personal poise and certainty. “The overall win will really help with my confidence going into my next marathon,” he said, and there is little doubt that Mott will have a marathon plan that helps him motor to more marathon success. Mary Marcia is a runner and fitness professional navigating her way through the unpredictable terrains of life. She is President of the non-profit organization, the PHEEL GOOD Foundation, and she can be reached at marymarcia@pheelgoodfoundation.com.

Mott breaking the Detroit Marathon finish line tape as the overall winner. Detroit Free Press photo by Eric Seals.


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Running Through the Bluegrass Pressure Preparing for the Chicago Marathon, Then Sub-3 “The marathon can humble you.” — Bill Rodgers It has been a roller coaster of a year. Last November, I PR’d by 10 minutes in the marathon and ran 2:57:03. I cried, more than once. When I see photos from that race, I get misty-eyed still. All this year I’ve been chasing that feeling — the elation that came from achieving a huge goal, on the heels of setting PRs at six other distances leading up to it. No pressure. I went into 2017 knowing it wouldn’t — couldn’t — be like 2016. Running is not linear. The year got off to a weird start. I PR’d in the popular 4 mile distance, then raced a huge 5k that was hugely short, bombed a 10k two weeks later, had an okay, but not great, 10 miler two weeks after that, then broke 19 for the second time ever two weeks after that but thought I could’ve run 18:30, then had a great half-marathon two weeks after that. I felt a lot of self-imposed pressure, like people were watching. And yeah, I mean, it’s a small running community so I’m sure they were, but not in any way that really matters. I’ve known all year I’d be racing Chicago in the fall, because I finally qualified for the subelite program — a goal I’d been chasing since my early marathoning days. Now the American Development Program, qualifying means guaranteed entry to the race (no lottery; same low $185 entry fee) plus some additional perks like a warm-up area and port-a-johns. (I would pay for special port-a-john privileges, who’s with me?) No pressure. Training Cycle My summer training was … uninteresting? Unremarkable? That’s probably great for marathon training. I had some great workouts, and I ran super consistently without many big ups and no big downs I can think of. I ran every day from May 13 until the race, but to be fair one of those days was 1.5 miles so I’m stretching there. I felt like I had a solid base and definitely some good speed — I ran 18:58 in the middle of a full training week as a workout in September. But, my mileage didn’t peak as high as last fall (66 compared to 76) and I only had three 20 milers (last year I had five 20s plus two 22s). My final tune-up half was in miserable weather conditions. Basically, I had no idea what kind of shape I was in, and the forecast for Chicago was looking mediocre at best. I definitely wanted to break 3 hours again and prove to myself last year wasn’t a fluke. And of course a PR is always nice. But with the weather I was also willing to accept something in the low-3s if that was what the day gave me. That said, it was fun getting to pick my bib up at Table Number 1 and have a bib with a ridiculously small number and no corral. No pressure. Race Day I woke up frequently throughout the night and gave in at 5:15, 15 minutes ahead of schedule.

By Tracy Green

For breakfast, I had half a bagel with a Hammer Nocciola (chocolate hazelnut) gel on it at 5:30. My husband jogged with me to the security checkpoint then set off on his own 20miler. When I got to the tent, at about 6:35, a race official informed us the timeline had literally changed at the last minute. We were supposed to have access to the tent, port-a-johns, etc., until 7:15. Tent opened at 5:30, starting line access beginning at 6:45. We had to be in the corral by 7:15 before they brought the elites in. Now we have to be out at 6:50. YIKES. I had time to do a quick lap around the park, jogged past Salazar, Alia Gray, Chelanga … And then had to swap out clothing, grab everything that needed to come with me, hit the port-a-john, and then go stand in a chute between the elite tent and the start line for 30 minutes. We got to see all the elites walk by, and yes, the sub-elite semi-fast people oogled them just as much as anyone else (probably more because we know who they are).

We listened to the National Anthem from the side chute, and loaded into the corral right after the wheelchair start at 7:20. I found myself standing maybe 6 rows back from the start, literally on the second timing mat, of the Chicago Marathon. A World Marathon Major. With 44,000 people behind me. Jordan Hasay was literally directly on my right. No pressure. I had heard another ADP girl talking and I thought we were going to go out around the same pace, so we chatted for a minute. My plan was to say I was going out at 3 hour pace knowing I’d be 10 seconds too fast through the first mile. It’s beneficial to pack up with some women early, because there were approximately 1,000 men behind us expecting to run at least our pace or faster. (ADP for men is 2:31/1:11, so all the 2:32-3 guys were behind us in Corral A.) My goal was to not get trampled. Crack! The gun goes off in the manner of all race starts, and we take off. Runners are zipping by me like I’m walking. I’m running with Emily, the girl I talked to in the beginning, as we fly through mile 1 in 6:31. OH NO. I wanted to be 6:40-6:45, heck, 6:50 would’ve been fine. With the useless GPS downtown, I was relying on feel and, buddy, I was feeling good. I was still getting passed, and getting pulled along by other runners. Also, right around mile 1, my HR strap went on the fritz. When I ran Indy last year, my GPS and my HR both didn’t work hardly at all, so this is apparently just a thing for me now.

The HR would continue to be erratic and largely not freaking right until mile 6. Okay, we can work with this. Ease off the pace, relax relax relax. For the first 20k, I split 20:34, 20:43, 20:50, 20:47. This is good. I still don’t feel relaxed but there are so many runners and the crowds are so ebullient that I felt like I almost couldn’t relax. But I felt good. Fast. This could be a good day. I go over the half marathon marker in 1:27:29, about 90 seconds off my half marathon PR. Little quick there champ. We turn west, and suddenly I’m starting to not feel so floaty any more. For the next 20k, I split 21:00, 21:26, 21:50, 23:15. Yewoch. It’s getting sunnier and definitely hotter. I’m dumping water on my head, drinking a lot of it. And, I feel remarkably alone. None of the runners are talking to each other, it seems like, and it would be hard to anyway because the crowds and bands and everything else are so loud. I end up taking some walk breaks. I figure out with 2 miles to go that if I average 8 minute pace for the last 2 miles I will still make it under 3 hours. A far cry from the 2:55ish I thought I might run at about mile 10. Mile 25 was a 7:16, and then 6:59 for the last 1.2. (I totally missed the 26-mile marker as we turned up another bridge.) We come off the bridge and make the last 90degree turn and I can see the finish. I had flipped my watch to overall time. Any possible sprinting needs to happen. I yell at a couple of other people around to push, and a couple of other people are yelling the same. I’m just a few meters from the finish and they announce Galen Rupp’s official winning time — an American! The finish was surprisingly devoid of spectators (my husband would later tell me it was impossible to find your way in), and the area all the way to Buckingham Fountain so empty. I am sure as the number of finishers grew, it became necessary to have all that space and that it was more exciting … but it felt like a let-down. Officially, I was the 94th female finisher in 2:59:26 and 874th overall. Things I’m happy about: Breaking 3 and proving to myself last year’s race wasn’t a fluke. Fighting to the finish. Finishing marathon 13. Finding out I was in marathon PR shape had the conditions been favorable. Placing in the top 100 women at a World Marathon Major, and in the top 1000 overall. Running in a big race sub-elite field. Things I’m disappointed about: Walking. Going out too fast. Not running a PR. Tracy Green is a runner and writer living in Louisville, KY, where she lives with her husband, Chris. She is a Hammer Nutrition sponsored athlete and certified Pilates instructor. Find her at @TGRunFit on Twitter and Instagram, Facebook.com/TGRunFit, or TGRunFit.com


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Inspired Daily Ten Miles Fueled On Pure Emotion Ten miles fueled on pure emotion. Really, that's what got me through my ten mile run in the afternoon after our District cross country meet that we hosted on our home course. I was up at 3:30 a.m. to get ready and pack the car. My stomach felt a little nervous so I did not eat anything before leaving the house. I arrived at the park before 5 a.m. to cone off parking spaces and get the Gator cart out of the equipment area about a half mile walk away. By 5:15 a.m. we were loading the cones, signs, and stakes into the cart and setting out to set up the course in the dark. We finished setting up, then held the coaches meeting; I placed the volunteers out on the course, and then ran over to the starting line to talk with my team before the race started. My “pep talk” was short and sweet since I was as nervous as they were. We were ranked fifth going into the district meet and we needed to finish fifth out of the ten teams participating in order to qualify for region the following week. We had not advanced to region as a team since 2012. I even wore my 2010 Regional Qualifier shirt to practice the previous Thursday and told the girls I would like a new shirt -- and hopefully to inspire them. I yelled out Raquel's time as she passed the two mile mark and headed into the last mile of our home course that I have made her run probably hundreds of times over the past four years. Raquel has been our top runner and a regional qualifier for the

By Rae Ann Darling Reed

past three years. Last year she was three seconds off our course record. This year she struggled to get close to that as many of the courses on which we ran were hilly, soggy, slippery, or long. But at our home meet one week prior to district, she smashed the record by ten seconds. We were both relieved that she broke it before district so at least that pressure was off. When I yelled her two-mile time to her at district ,she was a couple of seconds ahead of the previous week. So since she was definitely in a position to qualify for region, I jokingly yelled that she might as well break the record again. Well she did. Another two seconds off the record she broke the week before. Then the rest of our girls started flying down the trail to the finish and looking very strong. Sara also qualified for region as an individual and smashed her PR by over 45 seconds. Out of our seven girls, six set new PRs and one set a new season best which was only a couple of seconds off her personal best. These girls did

exactly what I had hoped they would and what I prepared them to do. And I hadn't even seen the team results yet! Then I checked the live results, which are unofficial until all runners are in and the timer posts the final results. We were third as a team. I didn't say anything to the girls but to one of the girls' parents I said “Can this be right?” I didn't want to celebrate too early or get their hopes up until I was sure. Once it was official I literally jumped in the air and hugged each girl again (I am not a big hugger, so this is significant). They did it; third at district and advancing to region for the first time in five years.

Manatee High School girls cross country team after the district meet, L to R: Coach Rae Ann Darling Reed, Kyla Johnson, Molly Brown, Raquel Lespasio, Tessa Mahurin, Gianna Hager, Sara Goethe, Abby Lipton.

After we cleaned up the park and I returned the Gator cart to the high school, I knew I needed to run. There was literally nothing else I could do at that moment. My emotions were simply too overwhelming and I had no interest in talking with anyone, eating anything, or being idle. I stopped at home to change and put on running shoes, then headed directly to the park near my house. I ran ten miles like it was nothing. I had barely any water and nothing to eat all morning, which normally would result in me going home to eat a ton, drink, then nap. But not today; somehow all that excitement, adrenalin, relief, pride, and love fueled this run. I physically don't remember what the run felt like (easy, I guess) but I do remember being completely lost in my head going over every detail of the day, the season, the summer, and the past 14 years since the school record was set in my first year coaching at Manatee High. Now the record has been broken twice; I think smashed would be an appropriate word to use in this case. Much like the overwhelming feeling one gets as an athlete after an amazing performance, this coach needed some alone time and to “run it off ” to let it all sink in. Rae Ann Darling Reed runs, coaches, and writes in Florida. She is an RRCA and USATF Level 2 certified running coach, Glukos Energy Ambassador, and has been in the Brooks Inspire Daily program since 2010. Rae Ann is a Fit Expert at Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota and coaches cross country and track at Manatee High School. Follow the RunnerGirl's adventures on twitter @runnergirl or face-


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Masters Running and Beyond Holiday Gifts for the Avid Runner As I write this, I am putting away my Halloween decorations and starting to focus on Christmas. And Thanksgiving of course - although the only things I look forward to then are a jam packed race and a sumptuous meal. For me, Christmas is the big one! Because then I get a chance to put presents under the tree, for friends and for myself. In this column I will suggest some running related gifts that you may want to give or receive during the upcoming holiday season. I will look at four price ranges: Under $20, $20 - $100, $100 $1,000, and over $1,000. I will give general recommendations only, and will not endorse any specific brands. (Although I do mention a couple of products by name). And I will give you my favorite in each price range. It will probably be late November by the time you read this. Maybe you have started to think about holiday gifts, maybe not. Even if you don't have anything in mind yet, you will probably discover that by the time you finish reading this column there are several things you didn't even know

By Lena Hollmann

that you wanted under your tree. Self massage tools for your feet and calves, for example. I asked some friends what they wanted, and several said foot massagers. I didn't know I wanted one too, but now I surely do! But let's start with gifts that you can give yourself or others for under $20. In this price category, may I suggest a running book. There are several, but my favorite is “Browning Ross: The Father of American Distance Running� by Jack Heath, which came out earlier this fall. I may be a little biased here, because last year I had the honor of receiving the

Browning Ross Spirit of the RRCA Award, from the RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) at their annual banquet. But it really is a great book. I already own a copy, and have read it. So I can say with confidence that this is a great choice! As I mentioned earlier, there are many other running books that you can ask Santa to bring in case you already own this one. Or maybe you want to consider a running diary. The Jim Fixx Day-by-Day Running Log that I used in the 1970's is still out there, believe it or not! Plus several others. Another gift that usually runs under $20 are compression socks. A friend of mine, Rietta Couper of Chapel Hill, NC, is putting these on her wish list. Black ones for her, and several pairs! But if you are looking for a stocking stuffer for a friend, probably just one pair will do, in any color. If the temperature goes below freezing where you live, check your supply of running gloves. You may need another pair. Or a running cap, or scarf. And if you run in the dark this time of year, how about a reflecting vest or other illuminating gadget? If you have a little more to spend, up to $100, here are some other great gifts. For example my favorite, a hydration belt. You can get a good one for under $40. But I live in Florida and probably need this more than most of you. If you live in a colder climate, a nice running jacket may be a better choice. Or maybe a pair of tights. Some self-massage tools also fall into this price range. Diane McManus who lives in the Philadelphia area suggested heat-up massage balls, which she finds at her local running store, the Bryn Mawr Running Company. They range from $25 to $40, depending on size. And if you don't live near Philadelphia you can look for similar heat-up balls online. Most race entries are also less than $100, especially for shorter races. So maybe you want to treat yourself to a favorite race or two. Or surprise your brother (or sister, or friend) by entering them into one of their favorite races! Just make sure they didn't enter on their own already, and that they are fit and ready to run. If I had between $100 and $1,000 to spend on a gift for myself, I could easily be persuaded to buy one of those massage tools my friends were raving about. One friend suggested the TheraSqueeze Foot and Calf Massager, which will cost you around $350. Although you can probably

find similar but older products on eBay. Also in this price range you can consider a new pair of running shoes, as most models cost more than $100 these days. Or how about the latest Garmin smartwatch? Or an exercise bike for cross training? Or an entry to one of the 'Big Name' marathons? As you can see, you have several choices if you want to splurge a little extra on yourself or a friend. However for the race entries you must usually also have luck on your side. There is often a lottery to get into the popular races. Or you have to sign up online just minutes after entries open in order to get in. If I had $1,000 or more to spend on a gift (which would be for me if it cost that much!), I would go on a running cruise. I went on one almost seven years ago, to the Caribbean with a company named Cruise to Run. And I had a blast! The company is no longer in operation, but there are other companies that offer similar cruises. During my cruise we ran in the mornings on five different Islands, and had afternoons free to spend on excursions or just chilling out. It was wonderful to cruise with a group, where the organizers had scouted out areas to run on each island in advance. And I made several new friends during this trip. So I highly recommend making your vacation next year a running cruise! An alternative though is to take a trip to a major race, maybe one you have never run, in a city you have never been. If the race is in another part of the country than where you live, or on a different continent, then travel and hotel costs plus entry fees could together add up to a four figure number. But maybe you have friends to stay with, in which case you will save on lodging. Or, if you are attending the RRCA Annual Convention (which will be held in Washington, DC, next year) you will have the opportunity to bid on race entries which often come with lodging, at their Silent Auction. Another big ticket item to ask Santa for would be a treadmill. I don't have room for one in my house, but if you have sufficient space and money it may be a worthwhile investment. If you decide to get a treadmill, make sure you invest in a high quality one. It will be less likely to break and will save you money in the long run (no pun intended!). So, do you find yourself with more running related items on your list now than when you started reading this column? Hopefully I have given you some fresh gift ideas for yourself and your friends. Now the only thing left to do is to go to the store or online and do some shopping. Plus going for a run of course! Lena Hollmann is a certified personal trainer with American Council on Exercise (ACE), and also the RRCA North Florida State Rep. She lives and runs in Naples, FL, and can be reached at lenahollmann@gmail.com


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Down the Road Race Results - Then and Now Have race results changed much since the 70s when road racing became popular? You bet, but in some cases not as much as they should have. In the mail last week I got the 1978 Governor's Cup (South Carolina) 15 mile race results from Ian Davidson. He won the race that year and had a copy. Some of you know that I'm trying to establish a database of all the races ever run in South Carolina. So I've been begging and borrowing old race results which I convert to PDF files and store by year. As of now (as this is written) I have a total of 6,402 sets of 'complete race results' dating from 1976 to the present. Of course some are a lot more complete than others. How complete were old race results? The Governor's Cup '78 results were pretty good. You have to remember that results from that period were usually either hand written or typed. These were typed and included all 506 finishers, neatly listed in 2 columns on each of the 7 pages. Here's what they included: 1 Full event name, i.e. Governor's Cup Road Race 2 Distance i.e. 15 Mile 3 Event date, 1978 (left out the day and month) 4 Place (all 506 who crossed the finish line including all the 'Not Registered' bandits.) 5 First and Last Name 6 Age 7 Sex 8 Time (note only 'Gun Time' which means actual finish order) existed back then. I can tell you since I ran my first road race on Thanksgiving Day 1978 - that for that era, those were very good results. At the Turkey Day 5k, we got wooden popsicle sticks with our finish place handed to us as we crossed the finish. We were told to look at the clock and remember our finish times. I was later told that there were monitors in the finish chute who got the names and times of the top finishers and that was it. There were no other results compiled. I can tell you that in the 70s and early 1980s this was pretty common. In 1980 when my friend Charlie Post put on his first race (now called the Charlie Post Classic in his memory) the race finished in Brittlebank Park in Charleston. Back then they had fire barrels burning for warmth. As soon as the awards ceremony was over Charlie walked over to one of the barrels and threw the finish place cards and the timing results into the fire. I was upset and

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told him I would have and would in the future compiled complete results for his races. If you need a good laugh just e-mail me and I'll send you a PDF of the handwritten 1981 results. So destruction of the race information shortly after the race was common in the early days of racing. I remember that in 1983, the first time I ran the Reedy River 10K and finished in 38:14, I reported in the Charleston Running Club newsletter that only the top 500 finishers had their names and times recorded - there were a reported 1180 total finishers. The Cooper River Bridge Run in 1978 started a tradition for that race of compiling complete results and mailing a copy to every pre-registered finisher. Yes, you could register on race day back then. So if a race didn't compile and mail complete results, the odds are good that there is no record outside of some newspaper reporting on the winners lists, of most early races. Then came computer timing. Results became more common and with the era of the internet, it became more and more common for results to be posted online (even though most people didn't have computers at the time). I won't go into the history of 'Chip Timing' not the horrible habit some race finish line services have of reporting the results not in actual finish line order (Gun Time) but by computer rearranged “Chip Time” which may not have any relationship (except for the top finishers) to the order that runners actually finished. Then races stopped mailing results and told you to get them off the internet. When finish line services post only 'Chip Time' and only re-arranged finish order, they do the runners a giant disservice. Chip times are not recognized by USATF for record purposes, so any records cannot be recognized by USATF. So where do results stand now? Sadly, a lot of the results are not as complete as the 1978 Governor's Cup results I just received. I'll just say that too many race results do not meet USATF standards. I know because I've gotten the results of

379 races in South Carolina so far this year and put them in my database. You will have to look at the various websites and if they don't meet the standards, how about giving them a copy of what the USATF says should be on results? And pressure them to complete their race results. So what does the USATF (governing body over Road Races) say should be in race results? How about the short list of critical items? Here's some information from an old letter I have from USATF titled 'Submitting Results to USATF'. 1 Full event name. (I'm amazed at the number of race finish services which use a race nickname or some kind of abbreviation which is not the official name of the race - but it happens). 2 Distance for each race. (If there is more than one - like a 5K and 10K etc.) 3 Event location (city and state). (I'm amazed at how many finish line services do not include this.) 4 USATF sanction number if applicable 5 USATF certified course number. (Again, I'm amazed that this is missing

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from MOST race results - I think the USATF should also require putting uncertified course if the course is not certified). 6 Timing company or race director contact information. 7 Place number for each finisher 8 First Name 9 Last Name (they note that first and last name should be in separate fields) 10 Age as of the day of the race 11 Gender : M/F 12 Official finish time - i.e. “Gun Time” The official finish time is the "gun" time even if "chip" scoring was used. If chip timing was used, please include both gun and chip times in their respective fields. 13 Net “Chip” or “Elapsed” time if applicable 14 Hometown 15 State 16 Country if not USA. So how good are the results of the races you have run this year? We hope all your races are good ones and that all your results are good ones as well. Cedric Jaggers was elected to the South Carolina Road Runners Hall of Fame in 1992. He is the author of Charleston’s Cooper River Bridge Run. He lives and runs in Rock Hill, SC. He may be reached via e-mail at JaggersRun@comporium.net


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2018 Semi-Annual Marathon & Long-Distance Directory JAN. 3-7 - Disney World Marathon, Lake Buena Vista, FL. 1/4: 6am 5K; 1/5: 5:30am 10K; 1/6: 5:30am Half Marathon; 1/7: 5:30am Marathon Contact: 407-939-iRUN. JAN. 6 - Swamp Forest Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon, Tallahassee, FL. 8am. Contact: gulfwindstrails@gmail.com. JAN. 6 - Red Nose Half Marathon, Columbus, GA. 8am. Contact: caroleeluther@gmail.com. JAN. 6 - Wild Azalea Trail Challenge, Alexandria, LA. 6am. 50 Mile, 27 Mile 13 Mile. Contact: Spencer Martin 318-880-6523, spenopolis@hotmail.com. JAN. 6 - Run to Read Half Marathon, Fairmont, WV. 1pm. Contact: Scott Ridenour 304-366-6055, runtoread@mountain.net. JAN. 7 - DeLeon Springs Half Marathon & 5K, DeLeon Springs, FL. 8am. Contact: John Boyle 386-736-0002, jboyle@altavistasports.com. JAN. 7 - Spring Hill Marathon Mania, Spring Hill, FL. 8am/Marathon, 8:15am/Half, 8:30am/10K. Contact: Craig Levan 678-222-8744, craig@mydestinationtrainer.com. JAN. 7 - Herb Parsons Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, Collierville, TN. 8am/Marathon, 8:30am/Half Marathon. Contact: Mike Samuelson events@altisendurance.com. JAN. 13 - Best Damn Race Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Jacksonville, FL. 7am/10K & 5K, 7:15am/Half. Contact: nick@bestdamnrace.com. JAN. 13 - Masters of All Terrain 50K, 50 Mile Ultra, Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Miler, Mt. Dora, FL. 6am/50 Miler; 7am/50K, Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Mile. Contact: racedirector@mastersofallterrain.com. JAN. 13 - Pensacola Beach Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Pensacola Beach, FL. 7:30am/Half; 8am/10K & 5K. Contact: pensacolarunnersassociation@gmail.com. JAN. 13 - Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon & Half Marathon, Warner Robins, GA. 8am/Marathon & Relay, 8:15am/Half Marathon, 8:30am/ 5K. Contact: information@museumofaviation.org. JAN. 13 - Lakeside Trail 15 Mile & 8 Mile, Browns Summit, NC. 10am. Contact: dogg7460@gmail.com. JAN. 13 - Run for Food Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. 9am. Contact: Mary Pritchard 910-579-4684, maprita@aol.com. JAN. 13 - Little River Trail Runs, Half Marathon, Rougemont, NC. 8:30am/Half Marathon, 9am/10 Mile, 9:30am/7K. Contact: littlerivertrailruns@gmail.com. JAN. 13 - Charleston Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, Charleston, SC. 8am. Contact: 843-790-9288, info@charlestonmarathon. com. JAN. 13 - Excellence Sandman Extreme Half Marathon, Wytheville, VA. 9am. 9 Miler & 5K. Contact: foundation@wythek12.org.

Find Your Next Long Distance Race Here If the cool fall weather has you thinking about a long distance race, you’ve come to the right place. Maybe you’ve just completed a fall marathon. If you did well, you are ready to find the next one to train for. If your race didn’t go as planned, you want to give it another try. The good thing is there are plenty of events coming up in the next few months to train for. Our Marathon & Long Distance Directory is a good place to find that next race. In the following pages, you can find long distance events ranging in distance from the 20K to the ultra distances, scheduled in the first half of the year. There are many great events in our southern region to choose from as well as a few outside our area. Whatever your preferences for a long distance race are, you should be able to find one to start training for today. And once you choose the event, remember that many races fill up very fast, so it’s better to get your entry in early. Remember to check our marathon and ultra-calendar throughout the year in the back of each issue as we will continue to update information. The state sections will list other long-distance races. We also do frequent updates on our Web site: www.running.net JAN. 13-14 - South Mountains Marathon, Half Marathon, Connelly-Springs, NC. 1/13: Marathon. 1/14: Half Marathon. Contact: Brandon Thrower brandon@tanawhaadventures.com. JAN. 13-14 - St. Pete Beach Classic Race Weekend, St. Pete Beach, FL. 1/13: 7am/10K, 8:45am/Kids’ Classic, 9am/5K, 5pm/3.8 Mile Beach Run; 1/14: 6:45am/Half Marathon. Contact: Alan Johnson 727-543-2794, alanj@runmsm.com. JAN. 13-14 - Louisiana Marathon & Half Marathon, Baton Rouge, LA. 1/14: 7am/Marathon & Half Marathon. 1/13: 8am/Quarter Marathon & 5K, 10:15am/Kids Marathon. Contact: 888-786-2001, info@thelouisianamarathon.com. JAN. 14 - Servis1st Bank First Light Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay, Mobile, AL. 7:30am. Contact: Marty O’Malley 251-438-2094, firstlightmarathon@hotmail.com. JAN. 14 - Key West Half Marathon & 5K, Key West, FL. 7am/Half, 7:30am/5K. Contact: Barb Wright 305-240-0727, bwpromo3@bellsouth.net. JAN. 14 - Naples Daily News Half Marathon, Naples, FL. 7am. Contact: Jake Hester 229-686-0173, jakeh@gcrunner.org. JAN. 14 - Shark Bite Half Marathon - New Smyrna Beach, FL. 7:30am/Half, 7:45am/5K. Contact: Joe Matuszczak 352-215-3134, redpointerproductions@gmail.com. JAN. 14 - Ocala Half Marathon & 5K, Ocala, FL. 7:15am/Half Marathon, 7:30am/5K. Contact: DRC Sports 352-637-2475, chris@drcsports.com. JAN. 14 - Jekyll Island Marathon & 10K, Jekyll Island, GA. 7:30am/Half Marathon, 8am/10K. Contact: tony@peakracingevents.com.

JAN. 20 - Larry Fuselier Race 25K, 10K & 2 Mile, New Orleans, LA Contact: 504-304-2326, notc@runnotc.org. JAN. 20 - Starkville Frostbite Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - Starkville, MS. 10am. Contact: starkvillefrostbitehalf@gmail.com. JAN. 20 - Tsali Frosty Foot 50K, 30K, 8K, Almond, NC. 9am/50K, 10am/30K, 10:30am/8K. Contact: Aaron Saft - runningpains@gmail.com. JAN. 20 - Charlotte Running Company Trail Race, Charlotte, NC. 9am/13 Miles, 9 Miles; 9:30am/4 Mile, 9:45am/Fun Run. Contact: 704-893-3800, info@s2fcharlotte.com. JAN. 20 - Race 13.1 Half Marathon, Pinehurst, NC. 7am/Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. Contact: info@race131.com. JAN. 21 - Clearwater Distance Classic. Clearwater, FL. 7:05am/50K, Marathon, Half Marathon, 5 Miler & 5K Walk. Contact: Chris Lauber 727-347-4440, info@flroadraces.com, www.FloridaRoadRaces.com. JAN. 27 - SACF Half Marathon & 5K, Dothan, AL. 8am. Contact: Millie Armstrong 334-446-0247, millie.armstrong@sacfinfo.org. JAN. 27 - Village Creek 25K & 10K, Wynne, AR. 8:30am. Contact: ecook5381@aol.com. JAN. 27 - Hands Across The Harbor Peace River 1/ 2 Marathon Run, Ride or Roll, Charlotte Harbor, FL. 7:30am/13.1 mi., 20 mi., & 30 mi. bike Rides; 7:35am/ Longboard 13.1 mi. race; 7:45am/Half marathon race; 8am/5K competitive race; 8:05am/5K Fun Walk. Contact: Hotline 941-575-5435, info@handsacrosstheharbor.org. JAN. 27 - Callaway Gardens, Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, Pine Mountain, GA 8am. Contact: tricolumbusga@gmail.com.

JAN. 20 - Elkmont’s Hound Dog Half Marathon, Elkmont, AL. 8am. Contact: elkmont13.1@gmail.com.

JAN. 27 Mississippi Blues Marathon Jackson, MS

JAN. 20 - Davids Trail Endurance 50K, 25K & 7K, Mountain Home, AR. 8am/50K, 9am/25K, 10am/7K. Contact: 870-404-8363, paul@pirateperryevents.com.

11th Annual. 7am/Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, Marathon Relay. Contact: info@msbluesmarathon.com, www.msbluesmarathon.com.

JAN. 28 - Big Beach Marathon & Half Marathon, Gulf Shores, AL. 7:30am. Contact: 336-793-4311, mike@junction311.com. JAN. 28 - Town of Celebration Marathon & Half Marathon, Celebration, FL. 7am. Contact: Ken Zambito 321-436-9742, tocmrd@gmail.com. JAN. 28 - Florida Challenge Trail Runs, Half Marathon, Lithia, FL. 8am/half, 8:30am/5K. Contact: Jim Hartnett 813-232-5200, jim@tamparaces.com. JAN. 28 - Miami Marathon & Half Marathon, Miami, FL. 6am/Marathon & Half marathon (Wheelchair 6:05am). 1/27: 7:30am/5K. Contact: FLEvents@lifetimefitness.com.

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Critz Tybee Run Fest Tybee Island, GA February 2-3, 2018 Tybee Island, GA (Savannah) Start Times: 2/2: 6pm/Kiddie Run, 6:15pm/ 5K. 2/3: 7am/10K, 8:30am/Half Marathon, 12pm/2.8 Mile Beach Run, 1pm/1 Mile Run. Course: Flat race course through Savannah, Georgia's beautiful Tybee Island beach town. USATF 10K & Half Marathon. Time Limit: 10K (1.5 hrs.), Half (3.5 hrs.) 2017 entrants: 2,000 Overall. Avg. temp.: 52º. Contact: Emily Dover, PO Box 22999 Savannah, GA 31403 912-629-7031 • runfest@critz.com www.critztybeerun.com FEB. 3 - Holloway Park Half Marathon, 10.55K & 5K, Lakeland, FL. 8am. Contact: 863-255-2067, info@hollowaypark.org. FEB. 3 - Minden Run for St. Jude Half Marathon, Minden, LA. 7:30am/Half Marathon, 8am/10K, 8:20am/5K, 7:40am/ Fun Run. Contact: eramsey@maddencontracting.com. FEB. 3 - Heart & Sole Half Marathon & 5K, Goldsboro, NC. 8am. Contact: jennifer.wright@goldsboroymca.org. FEB. 3 - CrossFit864 Half Marathon & 5K, Clinton, SC. 8am. Contact: info@crossfit864.com. FEB. 3 - Save the Light Half Marathon & 5K, Folly Beach, SC. 8:30am. Contact: 843-795-4386. FEB. 3 - Cedars Frostbite Half Marathon, Lebanon, TN. 11am/cst. Contact: tomasdepaulis@att.net. FEB. 3 - Strawberry Plains Half Marathon & 10K, Strawberry Plains, TN. 9am. Contact: ajarmbr@gmail.com. FEB. 4 - Daytona Beach Half Marathon, Daytona Beach, FL. 7:30am/Half Marathon, 10:30am/5K. Contact: 386-822-5062, raceinfo@daytonabeachhalf.com, https://dbhalf.com/ runningjrnl


www.running.net FEB. 4 - Sarasota Music Half Marathon & Rockin 10K, Sarasota, FL. 6:30am. Contact: John Korff 201-888-8916, john@sarasotahalf.com. FEB. 4 - Tallahassee Marathon & Half Marathon, Tallahassee, FL. 7:30am. Contact: marathon@gulfwinds.org. FEB. 9-11 - Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend, Birmingham, AL. 2/10: 8am/5K. 2/11: 7am/Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay. Contact: Kim Gillikin 205-870-7771, kim@bhmevents.com. FEB. 9-11 - Donna Marathon & Half Marathon, Jacksonville, FL. 2/10: 8am/10K, 10am/5K & Family Fun Run. 2/11: 7:30am/Marathon & Half Marathon. Contact: 904-355-7465, info@breastcancermarathon.com. FEB. 10 - Black Warrior/Phillip Parker 50K, 50K Relay, 25K & 5 Mile Trail Runs, Moulton, AL. 8am. Contact: Jay Baxter 256-303-1948, keith@blackwarrior50k.com. FEB. 10 - Mississippi River Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, Lake Village, AR to Greenville, MS. 8am. Contact: mississippirivermarathon@gmail.com, www.msrivermarathon.com. FEB. 10 - The Love Chocolate Half Marathon & 10K, Savannah, GA. 9am. Contact: help@savannahraces.net.

Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon Half Marathon & 8K

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February 10, 2018 • 8am Hilton Head Island, SC Course (USATF): Scenic course through parks, neighborhoods and over Broad Creek. Entry Limit: 2,500. Time Limit: 6 hrs. 2017 entrants: 250-Marathon, 700-Half Marathon, 350-8K. Avg. temp.: 65.

Contact: Bear Foot Sports 20 Towne Dr., PMB #200 Bluffton, SC 29910 843-757-8520 • bfs@hargray.com www.bearfootsports.com FEB. 10 - Tick Ridge Trek 50K, 25K & 10K Trail Races - Elkton, TN. 6am/50K, 8am/25K & 10K. Contact: tickridgetrek@gmail.com. FEB. 10-11 - Publix Florida Marathon & Half Marathon, Melbourne, FL 2/10: 7am/8K, 8:15am/5K. 2/11: 6am/Marathon, 7am/ Half Marathon & Relay. Contact: info@thefloridamarathon.com. FEB. 11 - Fort Smith Marathon, Half Marathon & Relays, Fort Smith, AR. 8am. Contact: 479-719-3730, samantha.cole@mercy.net. FEB. 11 - Suwanee Half Marathon, Suwanee, GA. 7am. Contact: 770-377-7763, performanceraceservices@gmail.com.

Running Journal • December, 2017 FEB 17 - XTERRA Georgia “Thrill In The Hills” Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Mile Trail Runs, Winder, GA. 7:30am/Marathon, 8am/Half Marathon, 8:15am/5 Mile. Contact: tim@dirtyspokes.com. FEB. 17 - Run Oak Island Marathon & Half Marathon - Oak Island, NC. 6:30am/Marathon, 7am/Half Marathon, 7:15am/5K Run/ Walk, 8am/1 Mile Run/Walk. Contact: info@coastalraceproductions.com. FEB. 17 - Race for Epilepsy Half Marathon, Washington, NC. 7am/Half Marathon & 5K; 7:45am/Fun Run/Walk. Contact: racedirector@raceforepilepsy.org. FEB. 17-18 - Five Points of Life Race Weekend, Gainesville, FL. 2/18: 7am/Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon-Relay. 2/17: 8am/5K 8am, 9:15am/Kids Marathon (1.2 Miles). Contact: Brite Whitaker 352-224-1728, bbwhitaker@lifesouth.org. Feb. 17-18 - Q50 Races Extravanganza, Franklinton, LA. 2/17: 6am/52 Miler, 39 Miler; 9am/Marathon & Half Marathon; 2/18: 11am/10 Miler & 5 Miler. Contact: 504-390-8807, info@q50races.com. FEB. 18 - Run the Line Half Marathon & 2-person relay, Texarkana, AR. 7:30am. Contact: info@txktrails.org. FEB. 18 - Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon & Half Marathon, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 6am/Marathon & Half Marathon, 6:30am/Komen’s Run For The Pink 6K. 7:30am/5K (on 2/17). Contact: Matthew Lorraine 561-865-5379, a1amarathon@exclusivesports.com. FEB. 18 - Paradise Half Marathon & 5K, Naples, FL. 7am. Contact: paradisehalf.com. FEB. 18 - George Washington’s Birthday Marathon & Relay, Greenbelt, MD. 10am. Contact: gwmarathon@dcroadrunners.org. FEB. 24 - Augusta University Half Marathon & 10K, Augusta, GA. Contact: 706-722-8326, info@augustasportscouncil.org. FEB. 24 - Frozen Heart 50K, 34K & 17K Trail Run, Callaway, MD. 7:30am. Contact: racedirector@frozenheart50k.com. FEB. 24 - Ellerbe Marathon & Half Marathon, Ellerbe, NC. 8am. Contact: doug@theboogieraces.com. FEB. 24 - GHS Half Marathon & 5K, Greenville, SC. 7:30am. Contact: www.swamprabbitrace.com. FEB. 24 - Cummins Falls Marathon & Half Marathon, Cookeville, TN. 8am. 10K & 5K. Contact: 931-261-3471, ray.cutcher@tn.gov. FEB. 24-25 - Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend Half Marathon, Tampa, FL. 2/24: 6:40am/15K Wheelchair, 6:45am/15K, 9:15am/ 5K. 2/25: 6am/half marathon, 9:15am/8K. Contact: Susan Harmeling 813-254-7866, susan@tampabayrun.com, www.tampabayrun.com. FEB. 25 - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Trail Half Marathon - Gibsonville, NC. 8:30am. Contact: Richard Swor 313-304-0903, rich@triviumracing.com. FEB. 25 - Shelby Forest Loop Marathon & Half Marathon - Millington, TN. 8am/Marathon, 8:30am/Half Marathon. Contact: Mike Samuelson events@altisendurance.com.

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MARCH 3 - Mississippi Trail 50, Laurel, MS. 6am/50 Mile & 50K, 8am/20K. Contact: Running Bear 601-425-7005 (d), 601-3199602 (n), info@ms50.com.

MARCH 4 - Long Play Race, 33 1/3 Mile, Marathon & Half Marathon - Brooksville, FL. 6:30am/33 1/3 & Marathon, 7am/Half Marathon. Contact: Jim Hartnett 813-232-5200, jim@tamparaces.com.

MARCH 3 - Fontandango 50 Mile, 50K, 10 Mile, 50K Relay, Fontana Dam, NC. 6am/50 Mile, 7am/50K & 50K Relay, 8am/10 Mile. Contact: Aaron Saft - runningpains@gmail.com.

MARCH 4 - Zydeco Marathon & Half Marathon, Lafayette, LA. 7am. Contact: christie@zydecomarathon.com.

MARCH 3 - Crystal Coast Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Morehead City, NC. 9am. Contact: Mike Clark 336-793-4311, mike@junction311.com.

MARCH 4 - Palmetto Bluff Half Marathon & 10K Bluffton, SC. 9am. Contact: 843-815-1718, rob@palmettorunningco.com.

MARCH 3 - Umstead Trail Marathon, Raleigh, NC. 9am. Contact: committee@umsteadmarathon.com. MARCH 3 - Run Hard Columbia Marathon, Relay & Half Marathon, Columbia, SC. 7:30am/Marathon, Half, 8am/5K. Contact: 803-414-9508, jesse@crossoverathletics.org. MARCH 3 - Myrtle Beach Marathon & Half Marathon, Myrtle Beach, SC. 3/2: Ripley’s Family FR & 5K. 3/3: 6:30am/Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay. Contact: info@mbmarathon.com.

24th Annual

Gupton Jeep Tom King Classic Half Marathon March 3, 2018 • Nashville, TN Prize Money: $4,500. Start: 7:55am-Wheelchair Half, 8amHalf Marathon, 8:15am-5K Run/Walk. Course (USATF): Relatively flat course begins outside Nissan Stadium - home of Tennessee Titans - to Shelby Park for outand-back loop along Shelby Bottoms Greenway which borders Cumberland River, and return to Stadium. Entry Limit: Half Marathon - 1,200. Time Limit: 3.5 hours-Half Marathon. 2017 entrants: 1,100-half, 500-5K. Avg temp.: 50º. Contact: Peter Pressman Nashville Striders, 4035 Trail Ridge Dr., Franklin, TN 37067 615-293-8862 • pasta4run@aol.com www.tomkingclassic.com MARCH 3-4 - Little Rock Marathon & Half Marathon, Little Rock, AR. 3/3: 7:30am/10K & 5K Fun Run/Walk; 11am/Little Rockers Kids Marathon 1 Mile. 3/4: 7am/Marathon & Half Marathon. Contact: gpharis@littlerock.gov. MARCH 3-4 - Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & Half Marathon, New Orleans, LA. 3/4: 7:30am/Marathon & Half, 7am/10K. 3/3: 5K. Contact: Competitor Group 858-450-6510, 800-3111255, www.runrocknroll.com/new-orleans/ MARCH 3-4 - Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN. 3/3: 9am/5K, 11am/Kids Fun Run. 3/4: 7:30amMarathon, Half Marathon & Relay. Contact: Ashley Holden, 423-424-4453, info@chattanoogamarathon.com. MARCH 4 - Swamp House Half Marathon, DeBary, FL. 7:15am/Half Marathon, 7:30am/5K. Contact: jennifer@finalmileracemanagement.com.

FEB. 17 - Sea Turtle 1/2 Marathon & Sweetheart 5K Run/Walk, Gulf Shores, AL. 7:30am/half marathon, 8:30am/1 Mile FR. 9am/5K Run & 5K Walk. Contact: LaffRunClub@gmail.com.

FEB. 25 - Sentara Healthcare Colonial Half Marathon & 5K, Williamsburg, VA. 1pm/5K, 1:10pm/Half; 1:50pm/Fun Run. Contact: colonialhalfmarathon@wm.edu.

MARCH 4 - 304 Half Marathon, Miami, FL. 6:15am/Half Marathon (formerly 13.1 Miami Beach); 6:30am/5K. Contact: 305-278-8668, flevents@it.life.

FEB. 17 - Everglades Ultras, Copeland, FL. 6am/50 Mile, 7:30am/50K, 9am/25K. Contact: Bob Becker 954-439-2800, bob@ultrasportsllc.com

MARCH 3 - Snickers Marathon & Half Marathon, Albany, GA. 7am (wheelchair & hand crank 6:45am). Contact: 229-317-4760, info@albanymarathon.com.

MARCH 4 - Marathon of the Treasure Coast & Half Marathon, Stuart, FL. 6:30am/Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay. Contact: racedirector@treasurecoastmarathon.com.

MARCH 4 - Newport News One City Marathon & Relay, Newport News, VA. 7am/Marathon & Relay, 7:30am/8K, 10am/1.15 Mile. Contact: Race Team 757-880-8843, raceteam@flatoutevents.com. MARCH 10 - The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Montgomery Half Marathon, Montgomery, AL. 7am/Half, 7:15am/5K. Contact: hardy@montgomerymultisport.com. MARCH 10 - Orange Blossom Half Marathon, Haines City, FL. 7am/half marathon, 7:15am/10K, 7:25am/5K. Contact: Sommer Sports (352)394-1320, info@sommersports.com. MARCH 10 - Run Like A Diva Half Marathon, Peachtree City, GA. 7:35am/Half, 7:15am/5K. Contact: info@runlikeadiva.com, www.runlikeadiva.com. MARCH 10 - Berry Half Marathon, Rome, GA. 8am/half marathon & 10K, 8:20am/5K. Contact: info@berryhalfmarathon.com.

MARCH 10 Land Between the Lakes 50 Miles, 60K, Marathon & 23K, Grand Rivers, KY 15th Annual. 6:30am. Prize $: $2,000 total; $500 each for new course records. Mostly single track 11.3 mile dirt trail with beautiful views of Kentucky and Barkley lakes. Entry Limit: 900. Time Limit: 12 hrs. 2017 entrants: 775. Avg. temp. 60/40. Contact: Steve Durbin, 445 W. Blount Ave. #108, Knoxville, TN 37920, 270-556-1679, durb417@gmail. com, www.durbinracemanagement.com. MARCH 10 - BB&T Corporate Cup Half Marathon & 5K, Charlotte, NC 7:40am/Half, 8:15am/5K. Contact: 704-716-6400, corporatecup@ymcacharlotte.org. MARCH 10 - Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, Emerald Isle, NC. 7am/Marathon, 8:30am/Half, 8:45am/5K. Contact: Candace Dooley - doolsgirl@gmail.com. MARCH 10 - Newberry Half Marathon & 5K, Newberry, SC. 8am. Contact: Cadie Bodie 803-413-6457, cadie@boysfarm.org. MARCH 10 - United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon & Half Marathon, Washington, DC. Marathon, Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay & 5K. Contact: 858-450-6510, 800-311-1255, www.runrocknroll.com/dc/. MARCH 10-11 - Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon, Baton Rouge, LA. 3/10: 8am/5K, 9:30am/Kid’s Race. 3/11: 7am/Half Marathon & 10K. Contact: info@amazinghalf.com. MARCH 11 - Florida Beach Halfathon & 5K, Ft. De Soto Park, FL. 7:05am. Contact: info@flroadraces.com, www.floridaroadraces. com. MARCH 11 - Northern Trails Marathon, Half Marathon & 10 Miler - Greensboro, NC. 8:30am/Marathon, 8:40am/10 Miler. Contact: Richard Swor 313-304-0903, rich@triviumracing.com.


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MARCH 11 Germantown Half Marathon Memphis, TN 7:30am. Mayor’s Cup 5K. Prize $ ($5,800). Beautiful rolling course through Germantown, TN; USATF. Time Limit: 3:30 hrs. Contact: Start2Finish Event Management 901-2742202, s2finfo@s2fevents.com, www.germantownhalf marathon.com. MARCH 16-17 - Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon & Half Marathon - Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC. 3/17: 6:30am/Marathon & Half Marathon; 3/16: 6:30pm/ Madness Mile & 5K. Contact: Tom Clifford 910-297-4973, tom@iamwithoutlimits.com. MARCH 17 - All American Rock N Fly Half Marathon & 5K, Pensacola, FL. 8am. Contact: 301-788-9721, skkohler@cox.net. MARCH 17 - Raccoon Mountain Marathon, Half Marathon, Double Half & Relay, Chattanooga, TN. 8:30am/Marathon & Half; 12:30pm/Afternoon Half Marathon. Contact: run.nooga@gmail.com. MARCH 17 - Music City Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Nashville, TN. 8am/Half Marathon, 8:15am/10K, 8:30am/5K. Contact: Faye Yates 615-415-3520, faye@teammagic.com. MARCH 17-18 - Asheville Marathon & Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC. 3/17: 7:30am Half Marathon. 3/18: Marathon 7:30am. Contact: idaph events 828-684-0812, support@idaph.net. MARCH 17-18 - Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend - Virginia Beach, VA. 3/17: 7:45am/8K. 3/18: 7am/half marathon, 8:30am/ marathon. Contact: J&A Racing Inc. 757-412-1056, info@shamrockmarathon.com. MARCH 18 - Marco Island Half Marathon Bridge Run & 5K - Marco Island, FL. 7:30am. Contact: race@marcoislandhalfmarathon.com. MARCH 18 - Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon, Atlanta, GA. 7am/Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am/5K. Contact: Natalie Demarko 404-231-9064, ndemarko@atlantatrackclub.org, www.atlantatrackclub. org/ 2018-publix-georgia-marathon-half-marathon. MARCH 18 - Altis Marathon & Half Marathon on the Tanglefoot Trail, Houston, MS. 7:30am/Marathon, 8am/Half Marathon. Contact: Mike Samuelson events@altisendurance.com. MARCH 18 - Tobacco Road Marathon & Half Marathon, Cary, NC. 7am. Contact: info@tobaccoroadmarathon.com. MARCH 18, Virginia Creeper Marathon, Abingdon, VA. 8am. Contact: Frank Kibler 423-292-9980, runfrankrun@hotmail.com. MARCH 24 - Tuscaloosa Half Marathon& 5K, Tuscaloosa, AL. 7am. Contact: tuscaloosahalfmarathon@gmail.com. MARCH 24 - Tomoka Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, Ormond Beach, FL. 6am/Marathon, 6:30am/Half Marathon, 7am/5K. Contact: 407-314-8583, don@runnershighracing.com MARCH 24 - Skidaway Island Marathon & Half Marathon, Savannah, GA. 7am. Contact: help@savannahraces.net. MARCH 24 Martinsville Bulletin Half Marathon & 5K, Martinsville, VA. 8am. Contact: Brad Kinkema 276-632-6427, brad@martinsvilleymca.com.

22nd Annual

Run/Walk for Children to benefit Family Enrichment Center March 24, 2018 • 8:00am/cst Bowling Green, KY Races: Half Marathon, Half Marathon 2Person Relay, 5K Run/Walk. Course: Half marathon course is on road consisting of rolling hills, very scenic near KY Transpark; 5K is inside Ephram White Park; Water stations located every 2 miles on course.

Time Limit: 3 hrs. 2017 Entrants: 600. Avg. Temp: 60º. Contact: Nickie Jones Family Enrichment Center 1133 Adams St. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-6714 njones@familyenrichmentcenter.com www.runwalkky.com MARCH 24 - Haulin in the Holler 50K, 25K & 5K, Eleanor, WV. 8:30am. Contact: Gregg Yarborough 304-444-9939, redstorm1969@gmail.com. MARCH 24-25 - Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, Knoxville, TN. 3/24: 5:30pm/Kids Run, 7pm/5K. 3/25: 7:30am/ Marathon, Relay & Half Marathon. Contact: Jason Altman 865-684-4294, knoxvillemarathon@gmail.com. MARCH 25 - Best Damn Race Half Marathon, New Orleans, LA 7:15am/Half Marathon, 7:30am/5K. Contact: 727-726-4250, info@bestdamnrace.com. MARCH 25 - Fort Bragg All American Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, Fort Bragg, NC. 7am/Marathon & Half, 7:30am/5K. Contact: 910-907-3616, allamericanmarathon@gmail.com. MARCH 31 - RunTheBluegrass Half Marathon & 7 Miler, Lexington, KY. 9am. Contact: jill@runthebluegrass.org. APRIL 7 - Centerpoint Half Marathon, Prattville, AL. 7am/half; 7:15am/5K. Contact: info@centerpointhalf.com. APRIL 7 - Run Bentonville Half Marathon, Relay & 5K, Bentonville, AR. 7am. Contact: 479-464-7275, lmoore@bentonvillear.com. APRIL 7 - Chick-fil-A Connect Half Marathon & Relay, Athens, GA. 7:15am. Contact: Connect Events 706-310-6053, info@cfahalf.com. APRIL 7 - Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K, Savannah, GA. 7:30am. Contact: 912-644-6400, jsykes@visitsavannah.com. APRIL 7 - Hattiesburg Clinic Rise & Shine Half Marathon & 5K, Hattiesburg, MS. 7am. publicrelations@hattiesburgclinic.com. APRIL 7 - Midsouth Runners Half Marathon, Olive Branch, MS. 8am/Half Marathon, 8:15am/5K. Contact: midsouthrunners@gmail.com. APRIL 7 - Andrew Jackson Marathon & Half Marathon, Jackson, TN. 7am. Contact: danny@crossett.com.

www.running.net APRIL 7 - Charlottesville Marathon, Charlottesville, VA. 7am/Marathon, Relay, Half Marathon, 8K; 8am/Kids K. Contact: Dr. Francesca Conte 434-218-0402, francesca@badtothebone.biz. APRIL 7-8 - Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon, Raleigh, NC. 4/7: 8am/5K. 4/8: 7am/Half Marathon. Contact: Competitor Group 858-450-6510, 800-3111255, www.runrocknroll.com/raleigh/. APRIL 8 - Lake Minneola Half Marathon - Clermont, FL. 7am/Half, 7:40am/5K. Contact: 352-394-1320, info@sommersports.com. APRIL 8 - B&A Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, Severna Park, MD. 7:30am. Contact: ba_marathon@annapolisstriders.org. APRIL 8 - Runners Marathon of Reston & Half Marathon, Reston, VA. 7:30am. Contact: info@runnersmarathon.com.

APRIL 14 Hogeye Marathon & Relays Springdale, AR 42nd Annual. 7am/Marathon, Half Marathon, 4-Person Relay & 5K; 2pm/Hogeye Kids Marathon. Starts & finishes in downtown Springdale, on Emma Ave. Takes in all 5 City parks, plus goes into neighboring cities, by way of Lake Fayetteville & the Razorback Greenway Trail. Special course “features” will be on the course, such as running through Arvest ballpark, a “speed check”, and a car show - plus lots of music. USATF. Entry Limit: 500-Marathon, 1,000-Half Marathon. Time Limit: 7 hrs. with early (unsupported) start. 2017 entrants: 1,800. Avg. temp. 65. Contact: Tabby Holmes, POB 8012, Fayetteville, AR 72703, racedirector@hogeyemarathon.com, www.hogeyemarathon.com.

APRIL 28-29 - The North Face Endurance Challenge, Sterling, VA. 4/28: 5am/50 Mile, 7am/50K, 9am/Marathon, 10am/ Marathon Relay. 4/29: 8am/Half Marathon & 10K, 8:15am/ 5K, 10am/Kid’s Run. Contact: endurancechallenge@publicishawkeye.com.

MAY 5 Strolling Jim 40, 41.2 Mile, Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K, Wartrace, TN 40th Annual. 7am. Prize $: $4,000 for course record in 41.2 mile. Scenic, challenging course designed by Lazarus Lake. Tour the TN Walking Horse countryside. Entry Limit: 400. 2017 entrants: 315. Avg. temp. 70/50. Contact: Steve Durbin, 445 W. Blount Ave. #108, Knoxville, TN 37920, 270-556-1679, durb417@gmail. com, www.durbinracemanagement.com. MAY 5-6 - CareFirst Frederick Running Festival, Frederick, MD. 5/5: 6pm/5K. 5/6: 7am/Half Marathon & Relay. Contact: 410-605-9381, customerservice@corrigansports.com. MAY 6 - USA Beach Running Championships Half Marathon & 10K - Cocoa Beach, FL. 6:37am/Half Marathon, 6:47am/10K. Contact: info@thefloridamarathon.com. MAY 6 - Potomac River Run Marathon, Carderock, MD. 8am/Non Competitive; 9am/Competitive Start. Contact: Jay Jacob Wind 703-927-4833, racedirector@att.net. MAY 6 - Divas® Half Marathon & 5K in North Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, SC 7am. Contact: smasters@usruns.com, info@runlikeadiva. com, www.runlikeadiva.com.

APRIL 14 - Murray Half Marathon, Relay & 5K Run/ Walk, Murray, KY. 7am. Contact: 270-762-1800, sdavis@murrayhospital.org.

MAY 12 - Paducah Iron Mom Half Marathon & Relay, Paducah, KY. 7am. 2 or 4 Person Relay. Contact: info@fsspaducah.com.

APRIL 15 - BMH26.2 Marathon, Birmingham, AL. 7am/Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay; 8am/ Fun Run. Contact: anna.martin@childrensal.org.

MAY 12 - Carolina Brewsfest Half Marathon & 5K High Point, NC. 8am/Half, 8:15am/5K. Contact: 336-793-4311, mike@junction311.com.

APRIL 15 - Western Maryland Rail Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, Hancock, MD. 7:30am/Marathon, 8am/Half Marathon. Contact: Mike Samuelson events@altisendurance.com.

MAY 12 - Ultra Race of Champions - Skylark Crest of the Blue Ridge, Raphine, VA. 6am/100K & 50K; 9am/25K; 10am/Kids Uphill Dash. Contact: 434-218-0402, gill@badtothebone.biz.

APRIL 20-21 - Palmetto Half Marathon, Columbia, SC. 4/21: 7am/Half Marathon, 7:15am/5K Run/Walk, 9am/ Kids’ Fun Run. Contact: 803-600-1800, info@eggplantevents.com. APRIL 21 - Oak Island Lighthouse Half Marathon, Oak Island, NC. 8am/Half, 8:10am/10K, 8:20am/5K. Contact: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 910-457-6964, run@oakislandlighthouserun.com. APRIL 21 - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon & Half Marathon, Roanoke, VA. 7:35am/Marathon, Half, 10K & Family 1 Mile. Contact: 540-343-1550 (x110), info@blueridgemarathon.com. APRIL 21-22 - Loudoun Half Marathon, Ashburn, VA. 4/21: 8am/8K, 8:05am/Fun Run; 4/22: 7am/Half Marathon. Contact: terri@potomacriverrunning.com. APRIL 28 - Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon & miniMarathon, Louisville, KY. 7:30am (Wheelchair Div. 7:25am). Contact: 800-928-3378, minimarathon@kdf.org. APRIL 28 - Owl’s Roost Rumble Trail Marathon & 4 Mile Trail Race - Greensboro, NC. 8am. Contact: 336-793-4311, mike@junction311.com. APRIL 28 - St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon, Nashville, TN. 7:15am. 5K/6:45am. Contact: Competitor Group 800-311-1255, www.runrocknroll.com/nashville.

MAY 12 - Greenbrier Half Marathon, White Sulphur Springs, WV. 7am. 10K & 5K. Contact: 866-561-5651 (x301), info@race131.com. MAY 19 - Governor’s Cup Half Marathon, Columbia, SC. 7am/Half Marathon, 7:30am/5K Run/Walk. Contact: Ray Renner 803-960-6202, govcupsc@gmail.com. MAY 19 - Mountains to Mainstreet Half Marathon, Greenville, SC. 8am. Half Marathon, 5K, 1K & 70.3 Triathlon (S-1.2 mi., B-56 mi., R-13.1 mi.). Contact: race@mountainstomainstreet.org. MAY 19 - Harpers Ferry Half Marathon, Harpers Ferry, WV. 8am/Half Marathon, 8:45am/5K, 11am/1 Mile FR. Contact: Two Rivers Thread 304-885-8843, katie@freedomsrun.org. MAY 20 - Marine Corps Historic Half, Fredericksburg, VA. 7am. Semper5IVE. Contact: 800-Run-USMC, mcmcustomerservice@usmc-mccs.org. JUNE 2 - Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, Leesburg, VA. 7am. Contact: raceinfo@destinationraces.com.

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www.running.net JUNE 3 Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & 5-Person Marathon Relay Deadwood, SD 17th Annual. 8am. 5K & Kids 1K. 26.2 Miles of Black Hills South Dakota Beauty. USATF. Entry Limit: 3,000. Time Limit: 7 hrs. 2017 entrants: 3,000. Avg. temp. 55º. Contact: Emily Wheeler, 8510 Kings Ct., Rapid City, SD 57702, 605-390-6137, emily@runcrazyhorse.com, www.deadwoodmickelsontrailmarathon.com.

8th Annual

New River Marathon Half Marathon & 5K June 9, 2018 • Boone, NC Course (USATF): North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains and the spectacular New River Valley. Views of horse and Christmas tree farms, and the spectacular river valley. The most beautiful race venue ever..." Start Times: 7am/Marathon, 7:45am/Half Marathon, 8am/5K; 6pm/1 Mile FR (on Friday, 6/8). Time Limit: 6 hours. Avg. temp.: mid 60's. Contact: Ken Sevensky, Blue Ridge Endurance, Attn: New River Marathon 2385 Big Flatts Church Rd. Fleetwood, NC 28626 336-877-8888 info@newrivermarathon.com

www.NewRiverMarathon.com JUNE 10 - Indoor Insanity Marathon & Relay Winston-Salem, NC. 8am. Contact: 336-793-4311, mike@junction311.com. JUNE 16 - Hotter than Hades Half Marathon, Leland, MS. 6am. Contact: tribbetthalfmarathon@gmail.com.

Running Journal • December, 2017 JAN. 20 - Davids Trail Endurance 50K, 25K & 7K, Mountain Home, AR 8am/50K, 9am/25K, 10am/7K. Contact: 870-404-8363, paul@pirateperryevents.com. JAN. 20 - Tsali Frosty Foot 50K, 30K, 8K, Almond, NC. 9am/50K, 10am/30K, 10:30am/8K. Contact: Aaron Saft - runningpains@gmail.com. JAN. 27 - Mountain Mist 50K Trail Run, Huntsville, AL. 7:30am. Contact: Dink & Suzanne Taylor 256-650-7063, dink@fleetfeethuntsville.com. JAN. 27 - Hellcat 50K, Green Cove Springs, FL. 7am/50K, 8am/30K & 10K. Contact: Chris Rodatz 904-655-6511, crodatz@bellsouth.net. JAN. 27 - Wolfson Children’s Challenge, Jacksonville, FL. 7am/55K (individual & relay), 8am/30K, 1:30pm/1 Mile Run. Contact: wolfsonchildrens@bmcjax.com. FEB. 3 - “ICY-8” Hour Adventure Trail Run, Spotsylvania, VA. 7:15am. Contact: alexp@athletic-equation.com. FEB. 3-4 - Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail Lost 118 Miler, Okeechobee, FL. 7am. Contact: George Maxwell - gscottmaxwell@yahoo.com. FEB. 10 - Black Warrior/Phillip Parker 50K, 50K Relay, 25K & 5 Mile Trail Runs, Moulton, AL. 8am. Contact: Jay Baxter 256-303-1948, keith@blackwarrior50k.com. FEB. 10 - Iron Horse 100 Mile, 100K & 50 Mile Endurance Runs, Florahome, FL. 7am. Contact: Chris Rodatz 904-655-6511, crodatz@bellsouth.net. FEB. 10 - Tick Ridge Trek 50K, 25K & 10K Trail Races - Elkton, TN. 6am/50K, 8am/25K & 10K. Contact: tickridgetrek@gmail.com. FEB. 17 - Everglades Ultras, Copeland, FL. 6am/50 Mile, 7:30am/50K, 9am/25K. Contact: Bob Becker 954-439-2800, bob@ultrasportsllc.com

Take The Challenge in 2018 Ultra Events Go Beyond the Marathon

Feb. 17-18 - Q50 Races Extravanganza, Franklinton, LA. 2/17: 6am/52 Miler, 39 Miler; 9am/Marathon & Half Marathon; 2/18: 11am/10 Miler & 5 Miler. Contact: 504-390-8807, info@q50races.com.

JAN. 6 - Croom Zoom 100M, 100K, 50K & 25K, Tampa, FL, 6am/100M, 100K & 50K, 7am/25K. Contact: Jim Hartnett 813-232-5200, jim@tamparaces.com.

FEB. 18 - Whispering Pines 12 HR/6 HR Trail Run/ Walk - Inverness, FL. 8am/12 Hr., 10am/6 hr. Contact: Terri Hayes 352-287-2411, ultraterri@bellsouth.net.

JAN. 6 - Wild Azalea Trail Challenge, Alexandria, LA 6am. 50 Mile, 27 Mile 13 Mile. Contact: Spencer Martin 318-880-6523, spenopolis@hotmail.com. JAN. 6 - Salem Lakeshore Frosty Fifty, 50K Run & Relay, 25K, Winston-Salem, NC. 8am. Contact: frosty50@twincitytc.org. JAN. 6 - Harbison 50K & 25K, Columbia, SC. 7:30am. Contact: david@csraultras.org. JAN. 6 - Frozen Sasquatch Trail 50K & 25K, Charleston, WV. 9am. Contact: runningsasquatch@yahoo.com. JAN. 13 - Masters of All Terrain 50K, 50 Mile Ultra, Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Miler, Mt. Dora, FL 6am/50 Miler; 7am/50K, Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Mile. Contact: racedirector@mastersofallterrain.com. JAN. 13 - Phunt 50K & 25K, Elkton, MD. 9am. Contact: 443-350-3852, bluesuede71@gmail.com. JAN. 13 - Southern Tour Ultra, Wilmington, NC. 7:30am/50K Open, 8am/50 Mile Team Relay. Contact: tom@iamwithoutlimits.com.

FEB. 24 - Mount Cheaha 50K, Delta, AL. 7:30am. Contact: pinhoti100@gmail.com.

15th Annual

Land Between the Lakes 50 Mile 60K, Marathon & 23K March 10, 2018 • 6:30am Grand Rivers, KY ✔Course: $2,000 total. $500 each for new course records. ✔Course: Mostly single track 11.3 mile dirt trail with beautiful views of Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. ✔Entry Limit: 900. ✔Time Limit: 12 hrs. ✔2017 entrants: 775. ✔Avg temp.: 60/40. Contact: Steve Durbin 445 W. Blount Ave. #108 Knoxville, TN 37920 270-556-1679 • durb417@gmail.com www.durbinracemanagement.com MARCH 10 - Bel Monte Endurance Run, 50 Mile, 50K & 25K, Wintergreen, VA. 6am. Contact: 434-218-0402, francesca@badtothebone.biz.

MARCH 17-18 The Pistol Ultra Run Alcoa, TN 6th Annual. 3/17: 7:55am/50K Solo & Relay; 8am/100K & 100 Mile; 8pm/50 Mile. Beautiful 10+ mile looped course on an urban paved, lit, greenway trail, less than 300' elevation gain per loop, aid stations every 2 miles or less. Warming areas and heated restrooms every 4.5 miles or less. Perfect ultra for first timers or veterans! USATF. Entry Limit: 500. Time Limit: 50K/100K/100 mile - 30 hours; 50 Mile-18 hours. 2017 entrants: 500. Avg. temp. 62º/40º. Contact: Will Jorgensen, The Pistol Ultra Run, POB 6108, Maryville, TN 37802, 865-740-1717, rd@pistolultra.com, www.pistolultra.com. MARCH 24-25 - Lost Runners 24 Hour Relay & Ultra - Reidsville, NC. 7am/Individual & Team Relay. Contact: dogg7460@bellsouth.net. MARCH 24 - Haulin in the Holler 50K, 25K & 5K, Eleanor, WV. 8:30am. Contact: Gregg Yarborough 304-444-9939, redstorm1969@gmail.com. MARCH 31 - Croom Trail 50 Mile, 50K & 16 Mile Fools Run, Brooksville, FL 6am/50 Mile, 7am/50K & 16 Mile. Contact: Jim Hartnett 813-232-5200, fools@fools50.com. APRIL 7 - Bull Run Run 50-Miler, Clifton, VA. 6:30am. Contact: brrRD@vhtrc.org.

FEB. 24 - Frozen Heart 50K, 34K & 17K Trail Run, Callaway, MD. 7:30am. Contact: racedirector@frozenheart50k.com.

APRIL 13-14, Ragnar Trail Atlanta, GA, 125 Mile Trail Relay, Conyers, GA. 9am. Contact: 801-499-5024, customerservice@ragnarrelay.com.

MARCH 3 - Mississippi Trail 50, Laurel, MS. 6am/50 Mile & 50K, 8am/20K. Contact: Running Bear 601-425-7005 (d), 601-3199602 (n), info@ms50.com.

APRIL 14 - Jordan Lake 12-Hour Challenge - Chapel Hill, NC. 7am. 12 hour, 12-hour team & 6-hour. Contact: Erin Dawkins Suwattana 919-542-7449 (x114), 12hour@chathamkids.org.

MARCH 3 - Fontandango 50 Mile, 50K, 10 Mile, 50K Relay, Fontana Dam, NC. 6am/50 Mile, 7am/50K & 50K Relay, 8am/10 Mile. Contact: Aaron Saft - runningpains@gmail.com. MARCH 3 - “Conquer the Rock” Foothills 50K & Bear Crawl 10 Miler, Pickens, SC. 7:30am/50K, 10am/10 Mile. Contact: upstateultra@gmail.com. MARCH 4 - Long Play (LP), 33 1/3 Mile, Marathon & Half Marathon, Brooksville, FL. 6:30am/33 1/3 & Marathon, 7am/Half Marathon. Contact: Jim Hartnett 813-232-5200, jim@tamparaces.com.

APRIL 21-22 - 24-HR Adventure Trail Run, Triangle, VA. 7am to 7am. Solo or Teams. Contact: alexp@athletic-equation.com. APRIL 22 - Ironhead Brothers Relay - Venice, FL. 50K & Relay, 30K. Contact: 941-539-3756, rouillard64@msn.com. APRIL 27-28 - Ragnar Trail Richmond - 125 Mile Trail Relay, Chesterfield, VA. 9am. Contact: 801-499-5024, customerservice@ragnarrelay.com.

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APRIL 28 - Coopers Rock 50K & Half Marathon Trail Run, Morgantown, WV. 7am. Contact: info@coopersrock.org. APRIL 28-29 - Virginia 24 Hour Ultra & Relay Run for Cancer, Hampton, VA. 7am. Contact: George Nelsen 757-874-4635, nelsengeorge@msn.com. APRIL 28-29 - The North Face Endurance Challenge, Sterling, VA. 4/28: 5am/50 Mile, 7am/50K, 9am/Marathon, 10am/ Marathon Relay. 4/29: 8am/Half Marathon & 10K, 8:15am/ 5K, 10am/Kid’s Run. Contact: endurancechallenge@publicishawkeye.com.

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Strolling Jim 40 41.2 Mile, Marathon Half Marathon & 10K May 5, 2018 • 7:00am Wartrace, TN Prize Money: $4,000 for course record in 41.2 mile. Course: Scenic, challenging course designed by Lazarus Lake. Tour the TN Walking Horse countryside Entry Limit: 400. 2017 entrants: 315. Avg. temp: 70/50. Contact: Steve Durbin 445 W. Blount Ave. #108 Knoxville,TN 37920 270-556-1679 • durb417@gmail.com

www.durbinracemanagement.com MAY 11-12 - Ragnar Trail Kentuckiana, 125 Mile Trail Relay, Brandenburg, KY. 9am. Contact: 801-499-5024, customerservice@ragnarrelay.com. MAY 12 - Ultra Race of Champions - Skylark Crest of the Blue Ridge, Raphine, VA. 6am/100K & 50K; 9am/25K; 10am/Kids Uphill Dash. Contact: 434-218-0402, gill@badtothebone.biz. MAY 19-20 - Massanutten Mountain Trails 100-Mile Run, Fort Valley, VA. 4am. Contact: kevin.sayers@yahoo.com. MAY 19-20 - Keys 100 UltraMarathon, Key West, FL. 5:45am, staggered. 100 Mile, 50 Mile, 50K Individual Races & 100 Mile 6 Runner Team Relay. Contact: Bob Becker 954-439-2800, bob@ultrasportsllc.com.

MAY 30-June 3 Ozone Endurance Challenge Ozone, TN 3rd Annual. Timed races: 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96 hours. Start times: Varies based on time chosen. Beautiful tranquil family camp setting. Two mile loop around lake with outand-back beside creek. About 60' elevation gain per mile. Mostly double track (dirt and gravel), about 2/3 shaded. Cooked meals, cabins, tenting, RV parking, and water activities available. Great venue for all family members. USATF-Pending. Entry Limit: 150. Time Limit: 6 to 96 hours. 2017 entrants: 88. Avg. temp. 77º/57º. Contact: Will Jorgensen, Ozone Endurance Challenge, POB 6108, Maryville, TN 37802, 865-7401717, ozoneendurancechallenge@gmail.com, www.ozonechallenge.org.

Running Journal’s 2018 Semi-Annual Fall Marathon & Long Distance Directory coming in our June 2018 issue. Contact: 423-638-4177 or rj@running.net


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Billig, Rine Lead Runners at Fayetteville Firefighters Hero Half Marathon The 4th Annual Fayetteville Firefighters' Hero Half Marathon had its Running Journal Grand Prix debut on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Co-presented by The Spark Foundation and the Fayetteville Firefighters' Association (IAFF Local 2866), the nonprofit race raises money for local organizations that meet important community needs and support increased fitness opportunities. With over 300 runners registered, Noah Billig of Fayetteville, AR, came in first place for Men's Overall with a finish time of 1:20:28, and Abrena Rine of Springdale, AR, took first place for Women's Overall with a finish time of 1:30:48. Drew Conner (Fayetteville, AR) and Craig Adams (Bentonville, AR) took second and third respectively for Men's while Peri Heffernan (Bella Vista, AR) and Mary Hudson (Gravette, AR) earned second and third respectively for the women. Six active-duty firefighters participated in the annual Firefighter Challenge running the entire 13.1 miles in full gear including helmet and air pack. Kevin Sbanotto (Springdale, AR), Tanner Carroll (Longview, TX), and Theresa Rothe (Springdale, AR) placed first, second, and third respectively all coming in around the 2:30:00 mark. The Hero Half Marathon makes use of the extensive Northwest Arkansas paved trail system, winding around Lake Fayetteville before heading south along the Razorback Greenway.After an Joey Anderson won 60-over age group. early morning rain and drop in Stephen Ironside/Ironside Photography temperature, it was a chilly and windy start for participants; however, by the time the first runners had crossed the finish line in historic downtown Fayetteville near the University of Arkansas, the sun had come out and the day had warmed-up perfectly.The Finish Line Festival included a beer garden from Columbus House Brewery and music by

Paige Funkhouser (30-39 winner) at a Firefighter’s water station. Stephen Ironside/Ironside Photography

Sons of Ark. The Fayetteville Fire Department joined in the festivities with their annual Family Fire Safety Fair in honor of Fire Saftey Week. Next year's race is set for Sunday, October 14, 2018. Male, Overall Noah Billig 1:20:28, Drew Conner 1:21:07, Craig Adams 1:21:20. 15-under Sage Williams 2:37:01. 20-29 Dan Hollenbeck 1:29:09, Jake Lane 1:29:51, Luke Brasuell 1:38:08. 30-39 Grant Skelton 1:24:20, Byrt Bradbury 1:28:36, Henry

Winners of the Firefighter Challenge display their medals. Stephen Ironside/Ironside Photography Delaplane 1:32:24. 40-49 Jacob Brickman 1:31:25, Adam Kees 1:32:08, Jeff DeLozier 1:36:21. 50-59 - Richard Marlar 1:40:14, Nathan Slaton 1:40:25, Michael Corral 1:41:15. 60-over Joey Anderson 1:47:21, Steve Smith 2:15:31, Fred Fullerton 3:40:47. Female, Overall Abrena Rine 1:30:48, Peri Heffernan 1:38:38, Mary Hudston 1:39:38. 14-under Maddisyn Robinson 1:46:39. 15-19 Cherokee Gott 1:54:40, Jessica Boaz 2:28:38. 20-29 Ashton Holland 1:39:45, Lauren McManus 1:44:47, Nicole Urban 1:46:04. 30-39 Paige Funkhouser 1:43:10, Laine Many 1:46:33 Katy Fowler 1:49:11. 4049 Kandi Jeffcoat 1:54:35, Shauna Morimoto 1:58:55, Mandy Broadstreet 1:59:06. 5059 Stephanie Wattenbarger 1:53:23, Deloris Hudson 1:54:13, Mary Lack 1:59:38. 60over Paula Johnson 2:29:20, Angela Beyette 2:56:20, Lynn Oliver 2:57:05.


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Learning from the Young Guns Performers of the Year The post “Super Bowl hangover” is something we are used to seeing in sports. After making the NBA Finals last year the Cleveland Cavaliers started the season 4-6 and the Atlanta Falcons looked poised to miss the playoffs after rolling through the regular season last year and making it to the Super Bowl. After the most prolific Olympic medal haul in over 100 years the distance runners from the United States could be forgiven for slipping a touch this year. However, as is becoming more and more evident, the resurgence of US distance running on a global scale appears to be here to stay thanks to another year of climbing the ladder in world athletics by some of these athletes in 2017: Amy Cragg Coming off her win at the Olympic Marathon Trials in 2016 to qualify for her 2nd Olympic Games, Cragg elevated her status once again as one of the best US distance runners of all time with her spectacular 2017. Cragg started the year off with a big half marathon personal best in Japan where she ran 1:08:27, just 20 seconds behind the Olympic Marathon silver medalist and making her the 6th fastest American ever at the distance. However, her big breakthrough came at the

By Ryan Warrenburg, ZAP Fitness

World Championships in London where Cragg, in a dramatic sprint to the finish, laid claim to the first World Championship medal by an American marathoner since 1983 with her bronze medal performance. Emma Coburn In an event where 5 of the top 10 fastest times ever were run this year, Coburn’s chances of repeating her medal winning performance from 2016 in the women’s 3000m steeplechase looked to be long. However, what transpired in the World Championship final can only be described as one of, if not the, greatest race in US distance running history. Over the final lap Coburn sprinted away from

Grand Prix 40 Standings

Below are the standings following the first two races of the season, the Midnight Flight 10K and Hero Half Marathon Double points will be awarded at the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL, and all half marathons count for 25 bonus points. Point totals can also be viewed at www.running.net. The next Grand Prix event is the Magic City Half Marathon in Birmingham, AL, on Nov. 19. Male: Overall Noah Billig (AR) 125 Drew Conner (AR) 115 Craig Adams (AR) 110 Grant Skelton (AR) 105 Cyrus Korir (NC) 100 Byrt Bradbury (AR) 100 Dan Hollenbeck (AR) 95 Geofry Ngetich (NC) 90 Jake Lane (AR) 90 Panuel Mkungo (NC) 85 Jacob Brickman (AR) 85 Francis Kamiri (SC) 80 Adam Kees (AR) 80 Ricky Flynn (SC) 75 Henry Delaplane (AR) 75 Brett Morley (SC) 70 Jonathan Dorris (AR) 70 Eric Ashton (SC) 65 Matt Lewis (AR) 65 Andrew Baker (SC) 60 Shelby (Lewis (AR) 60 Eddie Posey (SC) 55 Mike Bolding (AR) 55 Orinthal Striggles (SC) 50 Cliff Pittman (AR) 50 Yannick Fischbach (SC)45 Jeff DeLozier (AR) 45 Phil Gregory (SC) 40 Luke Brasuell (AR) 40 Joseph McMahon (TN) 35

Christian Beasley (AR) 35 Dennis Funk (SC) 30 Vinny Sweeney (AR) 30 Richard Marlar (AR) 30 Fernando Gallardo (SC) 25 Billy Harton (SC) 20 George Sykes (SC) 15 Jeffrey Carroll (SC) 10 Billy Hughes (SC) 5 Hasai Morales (SC) 5 Male: Masters Noah Billig (AR) 125 Jacob Brickman (AR) 110 Eric Ashton (SC) 100 Adam Kees (AR) 95 Eddie Posey (SC) 85 Jeff DeLozier (AR) 80 Orinthal Striggles (SC) 70 Leobardo Bardales (AR 65 Fernando Gallardo (SC)55 Jason Cashman (AR) 55 Richard Esch (AR) 45 Billy Harton (SC) 40 Dusty Gray (AR) 35 Billy Hughes (SC) 30 Hasai Morales (SC) 20 Christopher Luplow (SC)10 Male: Grandmasters Richard Marlar (AR) 125 Nathan Slaton (AR) 110 Wayne Doerksen (SC) 100

Michael Corral (AR) 95 Dan Johnson (SC) 85 John Dolan (AR) 80 Rick Keizer (SC) 70 Michael Riha (AR) 65 Edgardo Rodriguez (SC) 55 Randall Thompson (AR) 55 Rodney Sample (AR) 45 David Pressley (SC) 40 Vince Robinson (AR) 35 Watson McBride (SC) 30 Keith Hunter (SC) 20 Male: Sr. Grandmasters Joey Anderson (NC) 180 Steve Smith (AR) 110 Dennis Funk (SC) 100 Fred Fullerton (AR) 95 George Sykes (SC) 85 Jerry Hutto (SC) 70 70 Ted Rust (NC) 40 Victor Levy (GA) 30 Harold Benton (GA) 20 Doug Booth (SC) 10 Male: Veterans Michael Kasha (SC) 100 Terry Reeves (SC) 85 Darrell Davis (SC) 70 William Beckwith (SC) 55 Dan Shoaf (SC) 40 Female: Overall Peri Hefferman (AR) 125 Mary Hudson (AR) 115 Ashton Holland (AR) 110 Paige Funkhouser (AR) 105 Eglay Nalyanya (NC) 100 Nicole Urban (AR) 100 Laine Many (AR) 95 Nicole Dimercurio (NC) 90 Maddisyn Robinson (AR) 90 Purity Mumene (SC) 85 Allie Brasuell (AR) 85

the greatest field ever assembled to win gold, the first in the history of the event for the United States. Her US teammate, Courtney Frerichs, stormed down the homestretch right behind Coburn completing an improbable 1-2 finish for the US. Jordan Hasay Hasay moved to the marathon in 2017 and promptly upended the long-standing US hierarchy in the event with her shocking 2:23:00, 3rd place performance at the Boston Marathon. The potential was clearly there after she clocked 1:07:55 in the Prague half marathon a few weeks before, a time that sits 3rd on the all-time US list, but to see her follow through on that promise in her marathon debut was remarkable. Hasay took yet another step forward at the Chicago Marathon in October where she once again finished 3rd, but this time ran 2:20:57, a time that vaulted her up to 2nd on the all-time US list. Galen Rupp Having split his training in 2016 to focus on both the marathon and 10,000m, 2017 was the first year Rupp went all in on the marathon and the results were spectacular. Rupp competed in his first World Marathon Major in Boston this spring, dueling with eventual champion Shawanna White (SC) 80 Katy Fowler (AR) 80 Karen Becker (SC) 75 Paige Williams (AR) 75 Kellie Eaves (SC) 70 Shannon Bowers (AR) 70 Mary Taylor (SC) 65 Kaylie Slaughter (AR) 65 Reagan Smith (SC) 60 Rebecca Moix (AR) 60 Deborah Flynn (SC) 55 Samantha Holt (AR) 55 Christine Kitzler (SC) 50 Sandy Roman (AR) 50 Kennedi Kimbrell (SC) 45 Deloris Hudson (AR) 45 Ashley Stone (SC) 40 Anna Tart (AR) 40 Gail Audet (GA) 35 Kandi Jeffcoat (AR) 35 Erin Reid (SC) 30 Cherokee Gott (AR) 30 Allison Hazelwood (AR) 30 Andrea McConnell (SC) 25 Madeline Helms (SC) 20

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Geoffrey Kirui in the final miles before finishing runner-up. Rupp moved one spot up on the podium at the Chicago Marathon in the fall for his first major marathon win, cementing his status as one of the world’s best marathoners. Paul Chelimo Chelimo came to the US in 2010 to attend Shorter College in Georgia before finishing at UNC Greensboro. He went on the join the US Army and gain citizenship, and has quickly become the best 5,000m runner in the US. Chelimo delighted the fans at the US Championships in Sacramento with a brilliant display of front running to claim the men’s 5,000m national title and break the meet record with his scintillating 13:08. After shocking the world with his Olympic silver medal in 2016, Chelimo was considered a potential threat to dethrone the great Mo Farah at the 2017 World Championships, which speaks to how far Chelimo has come in the last 12 months. Chelimo came up short, but earned his second global medal with a 3rd place finish. When coming up short results in a World Championship medal you know you’ve entered rarified air. Shalane Flanagan Flanagan, a former NCAA Champion at UNC Chapel Hill, has carried the torch for US women’s distance running since her silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games. She has won 18 national titles, broke several national records, and made 4 Olympic Teams. In her mind Flanagan had one last piece of unfinished business in 2017, a win at a World

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Darlene Rodillo (SC) 15 Christine Prado (SC) 10 Andrea McCracken (SC) 5 Jen Bossi (SC) 5 Female: Masters Peri Hefferman (AR) 125 Mary Hudson (AR) 110 Karen Becker (SC) 100 Kandi Jeffcoat (AR) 95 Kellie Eaves (SC) 85 Shauna Morimoto (AR) 80 Darlene Rodillo (SC) 70 Mandy Broadstreet (AR) 65 Rhonda Whitten (SC) 55 Jennifer Liles-Dorris (AR) 55 Charlie Scott (AR) 45 Chris Honeycutt (SC) 40 Angela Hewett (AR) 35 Kristen Lazarus (SC) 30 Michelle Burdett (SC) 20 Sherri Hughey (SC) 10 Female: Grandmasters Delores Hudson (AR) 125 Mary Lack (AR) 110 Christine Kitzler (SC) 100

Mary Stone (AR) 95 Christine Prado (SC) 85 Tracy Mulvenon (AR) 80 Shirley Smith (SC) 70 Cathy Corral (AR) 65 Tamara Hemingway (SC) 55 Leslie Bagby (AR) 55 Debby Winters (AR) 45 Jeannie Craig (SC) 40 Susan McGraw (SC) 30 Lynne Ciufo (SC) 20 Lisa Wiles (SC) 10 Female: Sr. Grandmasters Paula Johnson (AR) 125 Angela Beyette (AR) 110 Deborah Flynn (SC 100 Lynn Oliver (AR) 95 Gail Audet (GA) 85 Sylvia Bailey (GA) 70 Martha Hutto (SC) 55 Barbara Tidwel (GA) 40 Female: Veterans Joyce Hodges-Hite 210 Peggy Dorsey (AR) 125

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Distance Memories Taking it on the Chin, but the Streak is Still Alive When people find out I’ve run every day since the fall of 1978 they ultimately ask about my health. The questions fall into two categories: Illness and health. ‘How do you run when you’re sick?’ ‘Haven’t you ever been injured?’ I’ll admit to being too dumb to concede when I am truly too sick to run. I guess it’s because once I get out there on the asphalt whatever is ailing me takes a back seat to the satisfaction and enjoyment running brings me, so the chest cold, flu or whooping cough will just have to wait ‘til I’m finished running. (It does. Germs have patience.) I’ll also admit to being too dumb to realize when an injury should keep me on the couch. While I’m asked about my knees (they’re both fine), my feet (also fine, although I haven’t seen all ten of my toenails at one time in decades) and my back (still hanging in there), most people are surprised to find out which part of my body has given me the most trouble. Believe it or not, the part of my body that has taken the worst beating as a direct result

By Scott Ludwig

of my running has been … my chin. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not like I bump into traffic signs in the dark or run into the backs of cars stopped at red lights. At least not yet. Allow me to explain… Injury # 1: At the beginning of 2006 I participated in a 100-day weight loss contest at work. The winner would be determined by the highest percentage of body weight lost during the contest. I won the contest by losing slightly more than 12% of mine, but it came at a price.

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In the midst of the 100-day competition I ran the Callaway Gardens Marathon. After the race two friends and I stopped at a Waffle House for a late breakfast. As I sat in the booth I started feeling woozy, so after a couple of bites I excused myself from the table so I could lie down in the car while the others finished eating. As I was heading to the exit I momentarily lost consciousness and fell facefirst into the front of the jukebox, striking my chin on the way to the ground. I woke up moments later — flat on my back to the wideeyed looks of my two friends, the waitress and the cook, all wondering if there was a need to call an ambulance. (There wasn’t.) Apparently that was my body’s way of telling me that eating a Twinkie or two might be a good idea, especially if I was going to continue running 26.2 miles at a time. (Later that year I ran the 100 miles of the Western States Endurance Run at the same weight I tipped the scales at when I was 13 years old. I didn’t injure my chin, but I did an admirable job of shredding the bottoms of both feet. You might want to pencil that in as the second-most injured part of my body: My feet.) The experience taught me two valuable lessons: (1) Maintain the calories you need to keep your body functional, and (2) stay away from Waffle House. (Yes, I realize these contradict one another.) Injury # 2: Since March of 2000 — at the 20-mile mark of the Shamrock Marathon to be exact — I’ve had a problem with my right leg. Something ‘popped’ in my thigh that day and since then my entire right leg has never been the same. Random and varying numbness, slow turnover, limited lift — some of the things I’ve noticed about my right leg since that fateful day over 17 years ago. From a performance perspective, it’s taken a toll on whatever speed I used to have. From a psychological perspective, I’ve come to grips with it. From an injury perspective, well that’s still a work in progress. One morning in the fall of 2006 (as you’ll soon find out, this was not one of my better years) my right foot caught something I didn’t see during a run. (I think it was a rock, but it might have been a twig. Remember, the lift of my right leg wasn’t anything to write home about.) As I fell I put my hands in front of my face as I crashed to the cold, hard asphalt. The good news: my face was unscathed. The bad news: I landed squarely on my pelvic bone, specifically where the bones protrude slightly on either side of your body just below the waist. If you don’t already know let me be the one to tell you: There are lots of things that cause less pain than road rash on your pelvic bone — kidney stones, migraine headaches and gout immediately come to mind. So exactly one week later my right foot let me down once more, only this time it was a humongous crack in the sidewalk that took me down. It may not have been on the scale of the Grand Canyon, but it was certainly high

enough that my right leg’s 1” vertical lift failed to provide enough clearance. As I fell, I instinctively put my hands in front of the part of my body that needed the most protection: No, not my face, but my ailing pelvic bone. With one hand on both sides of my pelvis I managed to save my week-old road rash from further damage. However, my chin struck the concrete with a ‘thud.’ Flat on my back, I put my right hand to my chin and in a matter of seconds it was covered in blood. It didn’t take long to realize it was pouring out of a bowling ball-sized hole in the middle of my chin. I know it was bowling ball-sized because I was able to stick my thumb inside the opening, about ?” past the knuckle…just like I did when I used to bowl. I stood and began running back to the house—a good three miles—and as I did the blood sprayed all over the front of my white (of COURSE it had to be white) shirt. When I got back, I was hosed off, given a dry shirt and driven to the emergency room where I promptly received 12 stitches and was told not to shave until the stitches were removed in a month or so. So now … I haven’t passed out in over a decade. The bottoms of both feet are now completely healed. The stitches in my chin didn’t leave a scar. And I still don’t have all ten of my toenails. Nor have I bumped into a traffic sign in the dark or run into the back of a car stopped at a red light. But as long as the streak is alive, there is always that chance. Scott Ludwig is the founder of Darkside Running Club (.com). He lives in the Atlanta area and is the author of 11 books – 7 about running – and is working on others. Scott’s book “Running to Extremes: The Legendary Athletes of Ultra Running” is now available. It features stories on Ray Zahab, Dean Karnazes, Larry Macon, Mark Covert, Ed Ettinghausen, Mike Morton, Tim Twietmeyer, Ann Trason and seven other amazing athletes of long distance running. You can find it on Amazon and most major booksellers. The book is inspired by and dedicated to the enduring memory and legacy of Ted Corbitt. Scott can be reached He at darksiderunning@comcast.net. also has a blog at ScottLudwigRunsandWrites.blogspot.com where his books are available – or at any major online bookstore.

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SOUTHEASTERN ROAD RACE RESULTS more results at running.net

ALABAMA Fleet Feet Monte Sano 15K Huntsville, AL – 10/14 Male, Overall – Brandon York 50:34. Masters – Jonathan Krichev 58:37. 19-under – Kyle Vankirk 1:05:16, Daniel Wilcox 1:07:40, Dylan Taylor 1:08:01. 20-24 – Conner Stevons 56:13, Michael Gross 1:03:13, Jared Hunt 1:10:41. 25-29 – Will Chumbley 1:10:34, Colby Phillips 1:10:43, Ian Bryant 1:11:04. 30-34 – Andrew Hodges 55:03, Daniel Sillivant 58:09, Ryan Donovan 1:04:21. 35-39 – Josh Whitehead 52:05, Lee Evans 1:01:58, Brett Hulgan 1:03:14. 40-44 – Atsushi Tanaka 1:12:48, James Dobbs 1:13:53, Thomas Pierce 1:15:18. 45-49 – Shane O’Neill 1:04:49, Richard Rawls 1:08:24, Kelly Clary 1:17:55. 50-54 – Tim Smith 1:06:35, Tom Higdon 1:07:37, Chad Davis 1:08:05. 55-59 – William Angotta 1:06:19, Andrew Brown 1:08:56, Larry Gammon 1:10:46. 60-64 – Marty Evans 1:22:36, Gary Kulaw 1:23:02, Kevin Pelin 1:24:36. 65-69 – Madison Magargee 1:21:23, John Christy 1:24:56, Mac Love 1:36:36. 70-over – Jim Upton 1:18:29, Larry Hardiman 1:48:37. Female, Overall – Justyna Mudy-Mader 58:21. Masters – Eugenie Candon 1:11:37. 19-under – Holly Sillivant 1:19:27, Sally Ann Missildine 1:21:56, Briley Bain 1:24:14. 20-24 – Alana Enabnit 1:00:46, Brooke Sillivant 1:18:17, Heidi Schreiber 1:27:05. 25-29 – Kelsey Moser 1:01:48, Kelcy Brunner 1:06:16, Mary Helen Saunders 1:14:49. 30-34 – Julia Donovan 1:16:06, Rebecca Reynolds 1:21:45, Kendra Evans 1:25:54. 35-39 – Jessica Hulgan 1:13:44, Anne Harbarger 1:14:08, Angela Keller 1:16:04. 40-44 – Rachel Negron 1:15:02, Alicia Krichev 1:16:31, Chrissy Freeman 1:16:32. 45-49 – Carol Phelps 1:17:23, Jeania Norton 1:22:28, Lesley Gamer 1:22:39. 50-54 – Annie Anderson 1:24:35, Cathy Atchley 1:24:37, Julie Missildine 1:24:53. 55-59 – Elaine Sillivant 1:21:26, Annye Smalligan 1:23:58, Tamra Smith 1:27:19. 60-64 – Kathy Elliott 1:41:08, Margrit Carr 1:46:56, Cindy Moeller 1:49:36. 65-69 – Kathy Harper 1:28:03, Cheri Laney 1:53:24, Shari George 2:14:23.

Crazy Socks 5K Mobile, AL – 10/14 Male, Overall – Joe Pulliam 21:07. Female, Overall – Sara Davis 26:02. Age groups: combined male/female 10-under – Abby Grace Stull 29:49, Jake Stockert 35:16. 11-19 – Triston Buckley 25:28, Lilly Tait 29:40. 20-29 – Donnie Corl 25:55, Tyler Davis 30:29. 30-39 – Melissa McKenna 28:33, Brad Dixon 35:28. 40-49 – Jonathan Dick 23:27, Michelle Stanley 26:30. 50-59 – Terry King 23:41, George Coate 31:59. 60-69 – Leroy Wilson 31:30, Doug Craig 35:04. 70-over – Will Wright 32:38, Leon Mattics 34:57. – Will Wright

ARKANSAS Breakaway 10K Searcy, AR – 10/14 Male, Overall – Brent Corbitt 34:43, Brian Sieczkowski 35:25, Jonathan Aram 36:39. Masters – Jerry White 38:57, Colin Hall 40:42, Alan Krenzelok 41:23. Grandmasters – Robert Harrell 43:09, Scott Kees 43:56 Jeff Maxwell 45:06. Senior Grandmasters – Jim Gorman 46:52, David McCormick 50:03, Eugene Atha 52:37. 9-under – Braden Eason 51:14. 10-14 – Daniel Sanderson 46:30, Wesley O’Connor 49:19, Rocky Stone 52:31. 20-24 – Justin Rauch 46:06. 25-29 – Jeffrey Zern 38:38, John Mimms 58:26. 30-34 – Zach Lewis 42:51. 35-39 – Chris Hall 48:21, Ryan Westin 50:21, Joel Hoggard 57:42. 40-44 – Steve Harrelson 42:01, Gregory Milligan 51:25, David Edwards 1:08:12. 45-49 – Tim Henderson 43:24, James Moy 45:34, Brian Blair 47:30. 50-54 – Todd Coleman 45:36, Joseph Berry 49:27, Donald Harrison 49:57. 55-59 – Randy Collins 48:24, Jay Jennings 49:31, Keith Whiteside 1:04:20. 60-64 – Dennis Rine 57:20, Ralph Edds 58:29, Charlie Hoag 1:15:28. 65-69 – Manfred Galatowitsch 54:18, Joe Milligan 1:00:31, David Walker 1:36:38. 70-74 – Bernie Larson 55:09, John Harrison 1:20:36. Female, Overall – Kaitlin Bounds 36:51, Tia Stone 39:24, Kathryn Phillips 42:00. Masters – Betsy Tucker 47:59, Beverly Smith 48:37, Carole Delaney 49:45. Grandmasters – Pam McGill 51:28, Sheila Galatowitsch 1:02:13, Sharon Ward 1:03:01. Senior Grandmasters – Jan Show 1:06:54, Susan Cormier 1:16:56, Vicki Ingram 1:17:57. 9-under – Anna Stone 1:03:27, Novelyn Patrom 1:30:00, J’Lexa Hayes 1:34:34. 10-14 – Mya Ragsdale 54:43, Anna Marie Williams 1:07:49. 15-19 – Regan Moss 1:8:39, Gracie Lewis 1:23:06. 20-24 – Alex Whittington 43:10, Rochelle Wooten 52:28, Catherine Crawford 59:15. 25-29 – Lennon Bates 46:58, Hallie Cossey 49:14, Sara Pilgrim 50:11. 30-34 – Amanda Farris 45:15, Sarah Pleas 58:38, Leanna Delhey 1:02:36. 35-39 – Natalie Ragsdale 42:14, Jennifer McGarrity 50:39, Mindy Simonson 51:32. 40-44 – Bobi Karnes 58:44, Valerie Hunt

1:03:41, Alicia Ducote 1:08:02. 45-49 – Cymber Gieringer 51:43, Tina White 1:01:17, Rhonda Burgos 1:05:20. 50-54 – Marcia Miller 1:04:13, Regina Whiteside 1:06:03, Susan Pendleton 1:13:16. 55-59 – Pam Bangs 1:08:31, Elaine Seamon 1:10:58. 60-64 – Anne Walker 1:36:39, Jo Ann Hamilton 2:01:34. 65-69 – Ginger Burnham 1:34:57.

FLORIDA Black Creek 5K Middleburg, FL – 10/21 Male, Overall – Keith Kelley 17:48, John McColl 18:05, Paul Grybb 18:58. 10-under – Hayden Nalepa 24:31, Keaton Devaul 24:38, Connor Brown 27:28. 11-14 – Riley Crosby 21:11, Bradley St Clair 22:34, Isaac Padgett 24:16. 15-19 – Luke Bybee 20:16, Luke McMillan 23:41, Patrick Dos Santos 24:44. 20-24 – Clayton Broadwell 22:01, Spencer Oueltte 25:17, Daniel Legge 26:10. 25-29 – Taylor Neilly 23:17, John Lally 24:38, Samuel Duff 27:25. 30-34 – Michael Patch 22:00, Justin Nalepa 24:28, Michael Hillhouse 28:56. 35-39 – Curtis Fellows 24:25, Stephen Larson 25:40, Christopher Stringer 28:23. 40-44 – George Simcox 20:20, Jamie Williams 24:59, Cedric Bodway 25:47. 4549 – Robert Dews 20:55, JT Tompkins 21:21, Bernie Berania 22:39. 50-54 – Zimberlist Hester 20:11, Kevin Huaman 20:13, Todd Hull 22:06. 55-59 – Steven Smith 25:02, Robert Lee 27:55, Ben Carroll 30:42. 60-over – Anthony Daw 26:31, Bernie Powers 27:18, Terry Lawrence 29:52. Female, Overall – Hannah Grace Johnson 21:17, Jessica Jewell 21:32, Abby Klock 22:26. 10-under – Railey Barron 28:56, Makayla Brown 29:07,, Brooke Padgett 32:44. 11-14 – Madison Johnson 25:17, Elise Crosby 25:46, Ema Justino 25:49. 15-19 – Kara Parham 25:26, Samantha Ouellette 31:02, Reagan Allen 31:21. 20-24 – Dallas McCafferty 33:05, Carly Stoffa 1:00:42. 25-29 – Shannon Campbell 27:12, Megan Salter 29:20, Courtney Townsend 29:20. 30-34 – Tabitha Williams 24:26, Heather Lethbridge 26:34, Tara Whitesides 27:34. 35-39 – Aixa Perez 25:26, Mykae Lester 25:32, Julia Wlfe 27:38. 40-44 – Jennifer Szala 23:26, April Martin 23:41, Amy Bonnette 24:26. 45-49 – Tracy Gibbons 25:47, Lisa Lambright 26:26, Ceci Dunham 28:30. 50-54 – Chelle Mahaney 26:24, Shirley Hatcher 33:51, Judy Campbell 38:03. 55-59 – Carrie Prewett 33:05, Colleen Smith 37:14, Meg Reesey 39:15. 60-over – Carol Palmer 31:54, Coleen Stoffa 35:02, Soledad Terry 36:27. – Jim Shields

Florida Halloween Halfathon/5K Ft. De Soto, FL – 10/29 Male, Half marathon: Overall – Alex Main 1:17:08, Sean Gallagher 1:17:23, Michael MacDonald 1:17:53. Masters – Robert Laing 1:19:37, Thomas Lentz 1:20:02, Waco Lane 1:33:29. Grandmasters – Dennis Byron 1:35:18, Jorge Correa 1:35:18, Bruce Hayes 1:35:29. 20-24 – Dan Lester 2:34:32. 25-29 – Jason Kimball 1:31:21, Eric Law 1:34:00, Michael O’Halleran 1:35:19. 30-34 – Ben Carlson 1:24:00, Michael Orourke 1:26:41, Michael Broache 1:30:02. 35-39 – Lee Stephens 1:20:16, William Orr 1:42:08, Joshua Kuhlman 1:42:22. 40-44 – Shannon Brink 1:34:45, Timothy Bourdeau 1:42:48, Edward Jankowski 1:43:04. 45-49 – Paul Ravenscroft 1:35:37, Curtis Hubbard 1:42:52, Troy Reasoner 1:44:42. 50-54 – Jason Landry 1:43:45, Sean Keeney 1:45:04, Nick Dipasquale 1:54:56. 55-59 – George L’Heureux 1:46:08, David Dehart 1:53:09, Bruce Vu 1:53:56. 60-64 – Roger Caruso 1:44:32, Eric Harmon 2:07:38, Dennis Caveglia 2:11:02. 65-69 – David Jolly 1:59:14, Kenny Byrd 2:09:35, Carl Gammon 2:14:51. 70-74 – Lary Robinson 2:22:50. Female, Half marathon: Overall – Christina Noordstar 1:36:35, Keara McGraw 1:37:28, Angie Ave 1:40:30. Masters – Christine Valdes 1:49:43, Lynn Culbreath 1:55:51, Nancy Lay 1:57:32. Grandmasters – Kate Kujawski 2:03:19, Elaine Freeman 2:06:39, Rita Gutekunst 2:06:50. 14-under – Briar-Rose Honeywill-Sy 1:50:44, Lindsey Dobson 2:08:49, Morgan Maronie 2:57:21. 15-19 – Peyton Funsch 1:56:59, Nicole Gartland 2:33:25, Taylor Maronie 2:43:19. 20-24 – Sabrina Salvi 1:55:20, Hayley Rogers 1:57:16, Amber Smith 2:27:20. 25-29 – Hailey Krzyston 1:41:21, Kerry Frantz 1:46:19, Kelly Briggs 1:55:50. 30-34 – Melissa Frazho 1:54:27, Kristen Childers 1:59:30, Amy Cosens 2:02:25. 35-39 – Renee Loosvelt 1:46:17, Kathleen Mallon 1:52:25, Christina Greene 1:53:10. 40-44 – Joanna Davis-Lanum 2:03:14, Leslie Gebhardt 2:09:19, Michelle Fetty 2:11:41. 45-49 – Peggy Hipp 1:57:43, Ami Kanaby 1:58:51, Sandra Kuehn 2:03:44. 50-54 – Meg Mandakis 2:08:46, Susan Swartz Allen 2:10:19, Suzanne Zsiga 2:11:02. 55-59 – Jill Bucholtz 2:07:45, Sherry Nowotarski 2:14:27, Patricia Taylor 2:19:35. 60-64 – Lee Ankrum 2:07:33, Kathy Peluso 2:07:58, Dori Iten 2:26:44. 65-69 – Dianne Curtis 2:48:45, Marilyn Moor 3:28:10, Stefanie Schatzman 3:29:52. 70-74 – Millie Hamilton 2:26:44. Male, 5K: Overall – Francisco Cardona 20:46, Markus Berger 2:47, Andy Mascherino 20:48. Masters – Ryan Alexander 21:46, Gregory Fischer 22:04, Ronald Alanis 2:36. Grandmasters – Walter Lysinger 23:04, Bob Ponticelli 25:56, Kurt Gleeson 27:18.

10-under – Lincoln Palmer 27:14, Mason Powers 28:38, Brody Whiteside 30:20. 11-14 – Cohen Priebe 24:50, Parker Rocheliau 24:56, Andre Cardona 27:15. 15-19 – Max Consoni 22:40, Andrew Richardson 23:51, James Lutich 26:13. 20-24 – Richard Moore 23:10, Parker Sullivan 24:59, Collin Feinberg 34:23. 25-29 – Peter Yen 27:54, Michael Fuller 28:31, Ross Kristof 31:50. 30-34 – Andrew Leggette 25:02, Thomas Leechin 29:45, Jason Rosete 32:20. 35-39 – Justin Torre 24:45, Owen Chastain 26:07, Scott Chromi 27:37. 40-44 – Gregory Palmer 24:14, Marc Zinck 30:29, Gabriel Mead 30:57. 45-49 – David Kaufman 23:31, Christopher Neilson 26:02, Daniel Kunitzer 26:24. 50-54 – James Weir 28:14, Hussein Suleiman 28:42, Bruce Whiteside 30:21. 55-59 – Rudy Consoni 27:28, Rick Shipley 27:40, Bill Mallory 28:40. 60-64 – David Ottinger 31:41, Don Stjacques 38:07, David Wilson 47:15. 65-69 – Richard Fulgieri 30:26, John Mahoney 30:37. 70-74 – Gary Marchman 37:45, Garry Tenney 38:58, Warren Miller 44:57. Female, 5K: Overall – Christa Stephens 19:11, Britt Johnson-Broache 22:28, Lisa Barnes 23:31. Masters – Jeanne Townsend 23:45, Jodi Dobson 24:23, Kritina Adams 25:11. Grandmasters – Dee Gill 25:41, Pamela Vincent 27:37, Mary Campbell 28:57. 10-under – Chiara Torsone 29:44, Elizabeth Steven 33:39, Loryn Steinbach 36:57. 11-14 – Olivia March 24:14, Natali Rocheleau 26:32, Brittany Powers 27:15. 15-19 – Josie Schneider 26:11, Jessica Jorgensen 28:38, Noelle Schneider 37:35. 20-24 – Paige Klingensmith 23:32, Hannah Decker 30:10, Emily Block 30:28. 25-29 – Davina Passeri 27:11, Ann Burmalln 27:21, Juliane Pedro 28:28. 30-34 – Amanda Tenuta 25:20, Jessica Hoyer 25:59, Crystal Daus 26:36. 35-39 – Siobhan O’Kane 23:52, Jill Priebe 24:59, Andrea Roman 26:41. 40-44 – Chrrish Nero 26:23, Penney Chastain 27:18, Leah Alanis 27:52. 45-49 – Laura Torsone 25:20, Lina Lekaviciute 26:31, Natalie Weaver 26:44. 50-54 – Kimberly Freedman 29:28, Colleen Murray 30:29, Betty McNelis 30:51. 55-59 – Sarah Kruse 30:03, Jodie Ellis 30:39, Linda Lysinger 30:51. 6064 – Barbi Bozich 29:17, Julie Stadjuhar 32:58, Patti Wilson 36:12. 65-69 – Laurie Germann 36:11, Alice Tenney 41:35, Susan Mitchell 46:34. 75-over – Arlene Murray 55:20.

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who enjoyed the new course. “Going down Cardiac Hill [instead of up] was nice but if you're going to go down hills, you're going to go up them, too.” Back to defend her title for the women was Lauren Woodring. The PNC employee once again dominated the women's field, finishing in 59:54 - more than four minutes ahead of second place finisher Allyson McGinty of Suwanee, Georgia (1:04:05). “I thought maybe we'd luck out and the new course would be flatter,” laughed Woodring, who is from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. “It's still challenging, but it was good to come down and enjoy Atlanta since it's such a beautiful city.” In the Atlanta 5K, it was a sprint to the finish for the men. Atlanta Track Club Elite's Jeremy Greenwald outkicked his competition, winning in 15:16 and just one second ahead of second place finisher Sean Stetler of Atlanta (15:17). Greenwald recently returned to Atlanta for graduate school. He says he's already seeing the benefits of running for Atlanta Track Club Elite. “By this point, I know my teammates' strengths and weaknesses and they know mine. It's helpful to have them in the race during the tough spots.” The top female finisher for the Atlanta 5K was Carmen Graves (17:38), who also runs for Atlanta Track Club Elite. She also worked with her teammates on the course today as she pushed for the win. “My plan was to go out really easy, and we ended up working together for the first mile. After the second mile, we started breaking up, so I just tried to keep my cadence going into the finish.” The 2017 PNC Atlanta 10 Miler featured a new twist on its a “race within a race,” Conquer Cardiac Hill presented by Mizuno. Instead of racing uphill as in previous years, splits were timed for participants as they ran from the top of the hill to the bottom. Roger Schmidt and Courtney Strosnider were crowned King and Queen of Cardiac Hill for finishing the challenge the fastest in 5:12 and 5:47 respectively. Found approximately two miles into

GEORGIA Tanger Fit for a Cure 5K Commerce, GA – 10/14 Male, Overall – JJ Morris 19:12, Jose Flores 19:19, Ryan Cassiday 19:45. 14-under – Brandon Martin 19:12, William Malueg 21:01, Jack Friedman 21:45. 15-19 – Dominic Ricci 22:37, Elvis Martinez 24:24, Skyler Brown 26:30. 20-24 – Logan Pethel 22:59, Francisco Diaz 23:31, Michael Barnes 27:05. 25-29 – Brandon Armwood 24:33, Trankilino Santiago 26:15 Kendall Sims 34:58. 30-34 – Rob Brown 25:17, Brandon Negron 26:16, Joe Porter 26:17. 35-39 – David Helguera 26:05, Robert Riley 26:55, Chris Murley 28:31. 40-44 – David Jimenez 27:04, Jose Lopez 29:23, Gary Venable 29:30. 45-49 – Keith Camp 21:53, Juan Rangel 22:41, Walter Dangeli 24:46. 50-54 – Doug Cassiday 21:23, Mitch Radella 22:57, Craig Brown 25:06. 55-59 – Bert Leib 23:17, Kelvin Houston 47:31, Terry Jolly 49:30. 6064 – Larry Ayers 25:13, Gary Kinsey 33:55, Michael Taylor 34:51. 70-over – Bill Tweedell 31:50, Wayne Vail 34:49, Dan Shoaf 44:30. Female, Overall – Amanda Partee-Manders 20:33, Karen Hinson 23:18, Andrea Bayas 23:40. 14-under – Ansley Ayers 24:44, Gracie Brown 29:23, Dalty Friedman 30:01. 15-19 – Andrea Menchaca 31:07, Stephanie Bailey 32:36 Katherine Garrison 35:55. 20-24 – Briana Delay 32:56, Cara Hedden 33:21, Hannah Valentine 36:10. 25-29 – Ashley McCoy 26:44, Amber Jenkins 29:42, Paige Strickland 32:12. 30-34 – Jovana Jimenez 20:33, Mia Abernathy 29:12, Shawana Harrison 29:56. 35-39 – Mary Fernandez 26:18, Kendra Throckmorton 27:06, Shannon Hill 28:35. 40-44 – Harmony Seahorn 27:35, Sarah Trammell 29:19, Mandy Hayes 32:48. 45-49 – Rosie Barber 27:30, Virginia Ball 28:43, Christy Dolin 29:43. 50-54 – Karen James 30:05, Karen Hill 31:39, Cynthia Cook 32:58. 55-59 – Catherine Nash 25:40, Margie Lee 31:32, Stacy Oxley-Sales 48:32. 60-64 – Francine May 25:51, Barbara Gooch 28:17, Deborah Mockus 31:47. 65-69 - Paula Harris 39:09, Valerie Ruttar 45:19, Brenda Wilson Vulcano 48:31. 70-over – Donna Presley 24:32, Cheryl Vail 25:22, Barbara Bender 48:43. – Classic Race Services

Evan Park crosses the finish line of the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler in 56:57.

Evan Park, Lauren Woodring Win Atlanta 10 Miler ATLANTA, October 22, 2017 - With a new course, plentiful crowd support and pleasant fall weather, runners and walkers enjoyed the fifth annual PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K this morning. More than 5,000 participated in the event, which starts and finishes at Atlantic Station and runs through West Midtown, Buckhead and Midtown. Evan Park of Alpharetta, Georgia, broke the tape for the men in the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler with a 56:57 finish. Park finished fifth last year and developed a strategy going into this year's race. “I had a game plan that if there were three miles to go, I'd hit the gas a little bit. Then with a mile and a half left, I saw a guy right behind me and thought it would be a good time to go,” said Park,

Lauren Woodring wins the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler for the second year in a row in 59:54.

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the new 10-mile course, Cardiac Hill is the name given to the stretch of Peachtree Road that rises more than 12 stories in elevation in less than a mile. The top 100 fastest particpants down the hill received a commemorative mug. Participants of the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler enjoyed cheer zones created by 10 local nonprofits selected for Atlanta Track Club's Adopt a Mile program. The Club chose the organizations based on their work to improve health and fitness in the metro Atlanta community through walking and running, with a special emphasis on those serving youth. Atlanta Track Club will donate up to $5,000 to each of the nonprofit organizations depending on the level of assistance, participation and enthusiasm from each group. Additionally, the organization voted “Best of the Best” by event participants will earn a $500 prize. For a list of participating organizations, visit atlantatrackclub.org. For complete results for the 2017 PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K, visit atlantatrackclub.org.

LOUISIANA Oktoberfest 2 miles New Orleans, LA – 10/13 Male, Overall – Ian Carr 10:12. Masters – Matthew Phillip 11:10. Grandmasters – Bryan Smith 12:08. Senior Grandmasters – Kenneth Massett 13:49. Youth – Morgan Hebert 11:35. 15-under – Jackson Wender 12:24. 16-19 – Remy Lavie 15:02. 20-29 – John Bernstein 11:34. 30-39 – Sean Allerton 10:49. 40-49 – Scott Pelitire 13:24. 50-59 – Van Merceron 12:13. 60-69 – Kenny Mire 14:03. 70-79 – Juan Perez 15:38. 80-over – Dickie Longo 20:56. Racewalker – Jimmy Vesely 29:05. Female, Overall – Paige Fisher 11:51. Masters – Anita Rippen 13:57. Grandmasters – Melissa Kelly 15:16. Senior Grandmasters – Cindy Perret 19:37. Youth – Fiona Collins 14:03. 15-under – Elise Lewis 17:41. 16-19 – Caroline Schluter 15:57. 20-29 – Kate Massey 12:41. 30-39 – Mary Erin Allerton 13:25. 40-49 – Lisa Merkle 14:08. 50-59 – Mary White 17:59. 60-69 – Susan Sabrio 21:59. 70-79 – Diane Thompson 38:20. Racewalker – Pat Driscoll 24:53.

Jazz Half Marathon New Orleans, LA – 10/28 Male, Overall – Ian Carr 1:12:55, Benjamin Maas 1:17:58, Ondrej Blaha 1:20:06. Masters – Billy Borrouso 1:25:10. Grandmasters – Mark Koch 1:26:16. Senior Grandmasters – Stephen Swanner 1:43:19. 19-under – Drew Thompson 1:31:33. 20-29 – Phil Bonar 1:20:37. 30-39 – Cameron Gilly 1:21:32. 40-49 – Scott Hawkins 1:27:22. 50-59 – John Morvant 1:27:36. 60-69 – Kenneth Massett 1:45:00. 70-79 – Rudy Smith 2:01:58. 80-over – John Elliott 2:10:19. Female, Overall – Michelle Parks 1:23:33, Meghann Lawson 1:28:21, Grace Thacker 1:29:18. Masters – Megan Shannon 1:40:10. Grandmasters – Deborah Lazaroff 1:44:38. Senior Grandmasters – Alyn Park 1:47:29. 19-under – Danielle Rankin 1:53:22. 20-29 – Morgan Evans 1:29:25. 30-39 – Georgina Irish 1:35:05. 40-49 – Amy Kessler 1:42:13. 50-59 – Jacki Meriwether 1:46:53. 60-69 – Kim Roth 1:59:35. 70-79 – Diane Badeaux 3:30:10. – Chuck George

MISSISSIPPI Over the River 5 miles Vicksburg, MS - 10/14 Male: Overall: Peter Kazery 26:53. Masters: Ty Wamsley 34:03. Grandmasters: Armando Marquez 31:28. Senior Grandmasters: Ron Hayden 39:09. 10-under: Jase Jung 53:35. 11-14: Bridger Jung 37:29, Hayden Jung 47:46, Caleb North 52:26. 15-19: Daniel Smith 47:44, Jacob Jung 50:18. 20-24: John Paul Bergeron 30:35, Kelvin Glauber 31:43. 25-29: Brock Van Wye 46:32, Dustin Brown 52:44, Jared Thames 54:27. 30-34: Josue Capir 30:51, Jeremy Stache 35:22, Preston Walker 37:47. 35-39: Daniel Summerall 36:24, Bill Sisneros 39:24, Marty Welch 42:35. 4044: Rich Smith 34:10, Gregory Curro 38:22, Terry Jones 39:04. 45-49: Lex Davis 35:11, Bryan Register 36:03, Michael Derosier 44:35. 50-54: Bo Smith 32:49, Joe Shively 38:00, J.B. White 39:41. 55-59: Jey Eldridge 36:19, Jorge Duenas 37:36, Charles Allred 38:17. 60-64: Steve Jones 42:59, Milton Haynes 45:32, Charles Carr 49:20. 70-over: Tom Leggett 48:07, Tom Shuff 59:27, Charlie Minor 59:44. Female: Overall: Lindsay McLaughlin 35:05. Masters: Kristen McLaurin-Little 39:00. Grandmasters: Miriam Allred 41:31. Senior Grandmasters: Helen Redecop 48:20. 10-under: Carrie Smith 1:00:38, Samantha Edwards 1:09:16. 11-14: Hannah Lee 45:39, Christian Harris 51:42. 1519: Katie Reese 40:10, Adrienne Eckstein 50:39. 20-24: Mary Rogers 43:43, Sarah Moore 57:04. 25-29: Natalie Pace 36:51, Michele Felberg 40:48, Eugenia Boldreva 41:01. 30-34: Lindsay

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NORTH CAROLINA I Will Survive 5K Burlington, NC – 10/28 Male, Overall – Quinn Woodruff 18:09, Paul Bishop 19:10, David Armstrong 19:24. 10-under – Timothy Klein 26:09, Joshua Perkins 31:30, Julian Arcaro-Burbridge 32:14. 11-14 – Noah Goodman 23:01, Henri Lanzoni 23:04, Zachry Allred 23:12. 15-19 – Will Boswell 23:46, Seth Smith 24:35, Conner Dove 24:40. 25-29 – Tyler Ross 23:06, Jeff Peterson 26:08, Matt Andrews 33:35. 30-34 – Chris Grooms 2831, Joe Ray 28:48, Jermayne Hinton 31:37. 3539 – Rusty Foley 20:32, Eric Stine 30:09, Brandon trollinger 46:53. 40-44 – Michael Stys 19:52, Shawn Peterson 25:44, Chad Davis 26:04. 45-49 – Wally Bixby 19:26, Stacy Peterson 21:00, Derrick Goodman 24:32. 50-54 – Steven Woodruff 20:39, R Mi Lanzoni 21:36, Taylor Wilson 32:48. 55-59 – Allan Clark 26:39, Gene Willets 27:12, Stephen Codner 27:24. 60-64 – Doug Hewitt 25:41, Tony Norriss 53:50. 65-69 – Tom ArcaroBurbridge 31:12. 70-over – Doyle Mintonn 28:57, Gene Perkins 42:01, Robert Dove 50:44. Female, Overall – Molly Wilson 23:48, Lauren Willets 24:31, Emily Holub 24:34 10-under – Juliette Onder 29:07, Ella Stys 29:08, Avery Laplante 30:01. 11-14 – Eleanor Arcaro-Burbridge 25:25 Mary Klein 25:43, Madison Horner 31:27. 15-19 – Grace Bondurant 25:03, Elizabeth Rice 31:18, Lauren Stanton 31:19. 20-24 – Carylynn Willis 29:05, Kendall McKinney 29:15, Melanie Ollison 32:30. 25-29 – Bethany Jordan 26:19, Charlotte Bryant-Pardini 33:47, Lauren Bollen 34:30. 30-34 – Ann Johnson 25:30, Marsha Foust 27:09, Deidre Wright 28:08. 35-39 – Julie Overstreet 24:46, Katie Laplante 29:17, Sarah Kehl 31:15. 4044 – Jamie Peterson 25:12, Tammy Rice 26:20, Jenny Zang 27:47. 45-49 – Tina Smiley 25:48, Jamie Smedsmo 31:44, Heidi Hollingsworth 33:31. 50-54 – Molly McCartney 26:07, Tammy Gilliam 27:58, Laura Decker 30:02. 55-59 - Beth Milford 26:05, Linda Allison 29:48, Margaret Cle 32:27. 60-64 – Donnis Neese 29:20, Anne Anderson 30:23, Martha Hamblin 32:40. 65-69 Valerie Murrah 35:44, Carolyn Ent 40:01, Christine Wickline 45:50. 70-over – Roxanne Loudenslager 56:16.

SOUTH CAROLINA Buffalo Run 50K/30K/10K Bluffton, SC – 10/7 50K, Order of Finish – 1-Mark Scheurer 5:41:26, 2-Eric Carpenter 6:01:20, 3-Matthew Metzdorff 6:11:41, 4-Thomas Williams 6:19:05, 5-Rich Vidinha 6:25:09, 6-Ranelle Robbins 6:35:57, 7-Tony Hlavacek 6:45:00, 8-Elaine Stypula 6:51:48, 9Mandy McNeese 7:16:04, 10-Freddie Acevedo 7:49:10, 11Helen Anderson 8:04:39. 30K, Order of Finish – 1-Brandon Mulligan 2:34:20, 2-Checo Colon-Gaud 2:35:12, 3-John Tolerton 2:41:52, 4-Carlee James 2:43:07, 5-Ryan Hamdorff 2:51:23, 6-Tim Dolnik 2:55:58, 7Bryan Jones 2:56:24 8-Helen Baddour 2:59:39, 9-Liz OConnell 3:04:24, 10-Joseph Almeida 3:16:19, 11-Dan Keefer 3:18:10, 12-Nicholas Coffey 3:20:22, 13-Wil Crapps 3:23:29, 14-Patrick Lobb 3:25:49, 15-Gerrit Albert 3:25:59, 16-Kara Kehrer 3:29:30, 17-Jonathan Price 3:37:52, 18-Josh Lundgaard 4:06:24, 19Matthew Syno 4:11:43, 20-Magen Jones 4:15:55, 21-Erin Larson 4:22:43, 22-Meghan Harris 4:25:00, 23-Kathleen Lang 4:36:04, 245-Jessica Clemens 6:05:05. 10K, Top 25 – 1-David Adams 40:58, 2-John Duberley 44:19, 3-Emily Palazzo 45:23, 4-Daniel Mendoza 45:28, 5Justin Bullard 47:53, 6-Gabriel Dante 50:04, 7-Jimmy Worley 51:21, 8-Michael Palmieri 51:22, 9-William Broome 51:41, 10Whitaker Knight 52:34, 11-Bryan Schivera 53:13, 12-Jenny Meide 53:36, 13-Joseph Patterson 54:19, 14-Alexis Miller 54:57, 15-Mick Danielson 55:23, 16-Adele Stewart 55:31, 17Faith Seiders 57:43, 18-Jennifer Schreck 58:44, 19-Jason Polacci 58:59, 20-Erin Risius 59:09, 21-Carolina Andrade 59:20, 22-Dan Morgan 59:38, 23-Pamela Glassberg 1:00:30, 24-Lora Carneavale 1:00:43, 25-Christy Steen 1:01:01.

Fallen Firemen 5K Lexington, SC – 10/7 Male, Overall – Robert Finchum 17:54, Eric Allers 19:11, Trenton Jordan 19:35. Masters – Ross Shealy 19:55. 10-under – Sawyer Ringer 25:10, Christopher Davis 26:23, Tanner Ringer 29:19. 11-14 – Peyton Allen 21:40, Blaine Bushman 25:37, Cavanaugh Brasington 25:53. 15-19 – Parker Simmons 21:24, Christian Frank 22:07, Levi Peterson 22:56. 2024 – Ben Mertz 29:22. 25-29 – Heath Fore 19:56, David Hudon 23:51, Madison Imel 27:21 30-34 – Matt Gregory 19:58, Chris

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Historic Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Half Marathon/12K/5K Georgetown, SC – 10/21 Male, Half marathon: Overall – Michael Stevenson 1:28:01, Ryan Luczkowiak 1:35:31, Eric Whittington 1:36:59. Masters – John Henis 1:37:19, Dale Looper 1:38:03, Jose Rubio 1:42:15. 19-under – Caden Livingston 1:48:56, RP Sehorn 2:17:46. 25-29 – Nick Sehorn 1:51:11. 30-34 – John McAnnar 1:40:10, Tobias Schaefer 1:53:43, Brian Justice 1:57:09. 35-39 – Erik Heitman 1:45:15, Bobby Edwards 1:52:01, Stuart Devault 1:58:25. 40-44 – Brandon Whitaker 1:47:36, Baker Jordan 1:57:10, William Daley 2:03:25. 45-49 – Bradley Cheek 1:53:10, Joseph Kobylarz 1:57:53, Joseph Palminteri 2:00:38. 50-54 – Jack Brklich 1:56:56, Howard Smith 1:57:54, Michael Green 2:14:46. 55-59 – Scott Leroux 1:43:10, Robert Vittetoe 1:49:21, Will Richardson 1:55:25. 60-64 – Peter Barow 1:52:19, Jerry Amos 2:10:22, Timothy Meacham 2:23:59. 65-69 – Pat Joyner 1:49:14, Gary Ricker 1:52:55, Tom Hamblin 1:59:01. 70-over – Elbert Howard 2:06:57, Ed Boyles 2:44:51, John Wilson 2:47:10. Female, Half marathon: Overall – Lisa Toley 1:32:34, Katie Gane 1:34:46, Jan Pitcairn 1:44:25. Masters – Heidi Poage 1:50:01, Morgan Fancher 1:56:36, Michelle McElvaine 1:57:33. 19-under – Alexis Howle 2:06:46. 20-24 – Katherine Green 2:14:46, Nicolette Labrijn 2:31:45. 25-29 – Isabelle McLeod 1:48:05, Danielle Wilkes 1:56:22 Gretchen Hafner 2:02:47. 3034 – Mary Clark Prevost 1:57:26, Kelli Rader 2:11:29, Arley Schaefer 2:21:11. 35-39 – Sammie Lewis 1:55:47, Charity Eppolito 1:59:54, Erin Boyles 2:01:31. 40-44 – Agnieszka Tyborowski 2:01:19, Elizabeth Murdaugh 2:04:48, Louisa Sabalis 2:07:30. 45-49 – Cheryl McCutcheon 2:18:06, Dawn Yount 2:29:00, Amy Dawson 2:29:00. 50-54 – Christine Kitzler 1:58:55, Nora Palminteri 2:02:21, Lori Tucker 2:08:10. 55-59 – Melanie Davega 1:59:02, Grace Kelley 2:01:17, Maryt Fagan 2:06:42. 60-64 – Lori Pope 1:52:19, Janie Dunn 2:09:40, Gwen Thompson 2:48:09. 65-69 – Callie Edmundson 2:06:34. Male, 12K: Overall – Gerald Graf 50:02, Jorge Mora 57:46, Carlos Ramirez 58:11. Masters – Paul Rogers 1:00:21, Jesse Hyman 1:04:03, Richard McAndrew 1:04:08. 25-29 – Carlos Loredo 1:01:28, Steven Cable 1:07:07, Luke Fitzgerald 1:15:42. 30-34 – Brandon Washington 1:11:23, Justin Lenker 1:12:12, Brandon Smith 1:37:27. 35-39 – Zach Moore 1:00:05, Marquise Brown 1:00:45, Chris Feathers 1:01:50. 4549 – Kerry Urbine 1:08:22, Chris Luse 1:13:37. 50-54 – Andrew Page 1:10:27, Tim Howell 1:17:51, Jimmy Roberts 1:19:04. 5559 – David Komlenic 1:09:10, Dana Mauldin 1:24:27. 60-64 – Paul Szczesniak 1:21:04, Sam Smith 1:37:27. 65-69 – Harvey Crouch 1:15:57, John Paul 1:17:44, Robert Richardson 1:38:04. 70-over – Jim Sibley 1:19:50, Joel Hicks 1:25:10, Anthony Bonner 1:50:24. Female, 12K: Overall – Misty Dion 54:04, Maria Madden 59:08, Michelle Feathers 1:00:21. Masters – Denise Allison 1:04:57, Susan Brunsn 1:05:33, Katie Kellett 1:07:20. 19-under – Mary Jordan 1:14:54, Nan Catherine McCully 1:17:31. 25-29 – Stephanie Waninger 1:08:49, Victoria Butler 1:18:10, Courtney Madden 1:20:57. 30-34 – Lacey Washington 1:11:26, Brooke Smith 1:11:45, Jenna Skvarka 1:15:33. 35-39 – Jenna Jordan 1:15:01, Elizabeth Lee 1:19:51, Sammie Lewis 1:22:25. 40-44 – Sarah Mattern 1:13:24, Brandy Cheek 1:15:13, Nikki Williams 1:15:37. 45-49 – Amy Hicks 1:11:44, Victoria Rabino 1:12:15, Chantele Ackerman 1:14:42. 50-54 – Tammy Harrell 1:09:31, Colleen Wracker 1:14:55, Catherine Hazan 1:15:00. 55-59 – Scottie Ferguson 1:09:25, Elizabeth Bradford 1:09:49, Susan Critz 1:12:53. 60-64 – Mary Paige Murray 1:16:37, Cindy Howell 1:23:45, Karen Rushford 1:27:48. 70-over – Judy Kirchoffer 1:45:06, Catherine Bonner 1:50:24. Male, 5K: Overall – Michael Griffin 20:09, Ryan Dion 20:27, Bowen Lanford 20:42. Masters – Brian Armstrong 25:22, Allen Poston 26:12, Kent Lohr 27:07. 13-under – Jeff Brown 22:10, Colson Loadholt 22:41, Christopher Brown 24:16. 14-19 – James Lanford 21:11, Will Tiller 21:20, Max Poole 22:26. 25-29 – Alan King 24:34, Parker Houston 37:09, Christopher Pinson 41:10. 30-34 – Sean

McQuilken 23:45, Gary Boyer 28:16, Rusty Elvington 35:17. 3539 – Victor Funtes 21:47, Jeff Brown 25:08, Will Whiteside 28:38. 45-49 – David McKissick 27:54, Robbie Haynes 28:29 ,Ellis O’Tuel 28:57. 50-54 – Keith Rumril 29:09, Jimmy Pulley 32:14, Buddy Satterfield 39:40. 55-59 – Chris Sitas 28:42, Pamela Barber 38:36, Neil Broadwell 47:17. 60-64 – Jim Hennessy 30:21, Jack Barclay 31:03, Paul Gardner 32:18. 65-69 – Robert Willey 38:30, Pat Nooft 51:05. 70-over – Tucker Lanke 33:04, Richard Comisky 33:58, George Hagan 34:21. Female, 5K: Overall – Casey York 24:48, Robin Tiller 24:58, Jordan Rumrill 25:15. Masters - No name 27:14, Laurie Poole 27:25, Holly Lee 28:50. 13-under – Sarah Elizabeth Elliott 26:50, Nia Sitas 28:39, Addy Hapeshis 29:59. 14-19 – Naomi Higgins 25:47, Morgan Morris 31:58, Morgan Cribb 34:32. 20-24 – Kelsey Spaziani 29:42, Ellen Davis 30:44, Hannah Poston 31:56. 25-29 – Stephanie Eggiman 27:34, Danette Miller 27:56, Denise Sanata 30:34. 30-34 – Ashley Connell 27:05, Caitlinn Newquist 27:49, Mary Myers 29:40. 35-39 – Suzanne Gibbins 27:12, Molly Baker 27:52, Jessica Doll 29:40. 40-44 – Brenda Martin 30:35, Stephanie Collins 32:28, Elizabeth Tucker 33:35. 45-49 – Regina Evans 38:03, Karen Luse 41:35, Mary Armstong 41:38. 50-54 – Luanne Jahanbakhsh 32:03, Betty Hyman 39:10, Paua Southwell 41:03. 55-59 – Karen Patton 29:20, Karen Stephenson 30:23, Jennifer Ennis 34:07. 60-64 – Sheila Spinks 30:19, Eileen Kramer 34:17, Meg Barclay 38:17. 65-69 – Judy McAndrew 40:51. 70-over – Brooks Hamilton 43:21, Beverly Perry 53:43.

The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Celebrates 8th Annual Race MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The Grand Strand welcomed the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon back to its beautiful beachside community for the eighth year in a row. Race weekend kicked off with the Health & Fitness Expo, which took place on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21 at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium. House of Blues hosted a free pasta party for Myrtle Beach Mini participants on Friday night, followed by a concert featuring Slippery When Wet, a Bon Jovi Tribute Band. The Coastal 5K took place on Saturday, October 21st at The Market Common. Rob Carroca, a local from Myrtle Beach, SC, came in first with a time of 17 minutes and 11 seconds. Two 14year-olds, EJ Threatt and Asher Patino, rounded out the top three. Threatt, from Pageland, SC, completed the 5K in 18 minutes and 27 seconds while Patino, from Conway, SC, finished third with a time of 18 minutes and 42 seconds. The Coastal 5K was followed by the Doggie Dash, which benefitted the Grand Strand Humane Society. Over 50 pups, and their owners, participated, with each four-legged pal receiving a finisher bandanna. The 13.1-mile Mini Marathon began at the Coastal Grand Mall on Sunday, finishing on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Brett Morley, from Greenville, SC, placed first in the half marathon for the second year in a row. He finished in 1 hour, 8 minutes and 45 seconds; one minute and 15 seconds shy of the course record he set last year. Brian Floyd, from Scott Depot, WV, crossed the finish line in second place in 1 hour, 10 minutes and 58 seconds. Caleb Critcher came in third with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes and 48 seconds. Critcher, from Deep Gap, NC, has been one of the top four finishers each of the past three years, finishing third in 2015 and fourth in 2016. Robert Pozo, President and CEO of Continental Event and Sports Management, was quite pleased with the outcome of the event. “Myrtle Beach once again gave the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon & Coastal 5K the backdrop for an incredible event. With approximately 3,000 participants, our event weekend was enjoyed by participants from all 50 states and 3 international countries. We, once again, appreciate the support and assistance from the various groups and departments of this wonderful host city!” The Myrtle Beach Mini is known for its flat, and fast, course and its large, surfboard-shaped medals complete with magnet and bottle opener. The route includes over five miles of oceanfront running. Participants enjoyed a post-race concert and beer garden, courtesy of Boston Beer Company, at the finish. Next year’s race will take place the weekend of October 2021, 2018. Registration is now available on Active.com. Full results are available at www.runmyrtlebeach.com. Male, Half Marathon: Overall – Brett Morley 1:08:45, Brian Floyd 1:10:58, Caleb Critcher 1:18:48. 14-under – Scott Shoenfeld 1:40:36, Hunter Ashcraft 1:49:48, Eli Bowers 2:23:09. 15-19 – Blake Reed 1:28:47, Jensen Button 1:33:10, David Nieman 1:36:53. 20-24 – Travis Laderer 1:31:42, German Argueta 1:43:11, Drew Kovaleski 1:44:01. 25-29 – Ivan Cruz 1:31:20, Samuel Samaha 1:39:51, Aaron Oppegard 1:45:41. 30-34 – Ryan Wakefield 1:25:14, Dan Jones 1:26:16, Andres Gazca 1:34:59. 35-39 – Exavier Watson 1:21:26, Drew Hansen 1:27:36, Andrew Dawson 1:28:13. 40-44 – Justin Bullard 1:29:29, Paul Boyd 1:33:38, Brian Povish 1:34:25. 45-49 – Jody Mayberry 1:30:25, Bernhard Heulmanns 1:30:29, Duane Cargain 1:32:29. 50-54 – Daniel McDowell 1:25:15, Michael Stevenson 1:27:42, Brad Marlow 1:29:42. 5559 – Daniel Smith 1:31:50, Barry Hodges 1:38:42, Scott Leourx 1:39:51. 60-64 – James Glover 1:26:04, Jimmy Arnold 1:33:17, Jim Vallee 1:50:43. 65-69 – Richard Hefner 1:39:08, Randy Mendat 1:47:14, Pete Kavanaugh 1:58:55. 70-74 – Norman Deutscher 2:08:04, Matthew Stephens 2:08:26, Richierich Landsman 2:10:18. 75-over – Patrick Zier 2:51:55. Female, Half Marathon: Overall – Hilary Richards 1:30:36, Alexandria Miller 1:32:24, Maureen Thomas 1:34:37. 14-under – Lani Isley 2:00:02, Cameron Mulliax 2:09:44, Jaelyne Couch 3:20:06. 15-19 – Lea Dzialle 2:09:40, Myah Lindstrom 2:21:09, Carly Fitzorris 2:21:28. 20-24 – Heather Jones 1:43:52, Storm Earnhardt 1:45:22, Savannah Reed 1:54:24. 25-29 – Danielle Bowen 1:36:06, Jessa Wigington 1:40:31, Jocelyn Baker 1:44:53. 30-34 – Irisha Scully 1:52:24, Megan Bumgarner 1:53:11, Caroline Smith 1:55:11. 35-39 –

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Becky Dougherty 1:37:23, Felicia Hamrick 1:38:39, Mary Beth Welch 1:38:42. 40-44 – Lori Stevenson 1:42:37, Michelle Feathers 1:42:52, Emmeline Igboeckwe 1:43:36. 45-49 – Tracy Dodribb 1:40:39, Ronda Gordy-Revak 1:46:13, Dawn White 1:46:50. 50-54 – Susan Hutcherson 1:43:08, Deb Ryan 1:47:19, Ashley Hunt 1:51:07. 55-59 – Robin Sauter 1:59:11, Sharon Jansky 1:59:53, Valerie Brooks 2:01:24. 60-64 – Carol St. Louis 1:56:41, Dianne Allen 1:59:38, Kathy Smith 2:01:32. 65-69 – Becky Morgan 2:02:37, Carol Bowers 2:14:01, Gwendolyn Campbell 2:39:12. 70-74 – Susan Thomas 3:15:23. 75-over – Shirley Brown 3:22:14. Male, 5K: Overall – Rob Carroca 17:11, EJ Threatt 18:27, Asher Patino 18:42. 14-under – Zach Thomas 20:51, Wiley Michel-Eaton 21:26, Nicholas Meadows 23:02. 15-19 – Blake Reed 19:08, Dylan Ortuno 20:27, Joshua Greene 21:31. 20-24 – Kyle Lorenzana 22:15, Andrew Knight 24:07, Jeb Drum 25:48. 25-29 – Stephen Goeddel 23:54, Peter Chen 24:55, Anthony Conant 25:07. 30-34 – Jake Edmiston 19:25, John Bodner 22:57, Wayne Hall 23:07. 35-39 – Derek May 19:35, Gary Gardner 23:38, Ian Guerin 23:46. 40-44 – John Hynes 19:25, Jeff Thomas 20:51, Quontrell Washington 21:06. 45-49 – Mark Neill 23:33, Robie Currie 24:50, Robert Flaker 24:59. 50-54 – Jamie Veara 21:13, Paul Reardon 21:24, Jesse Hyman 24:45. 55-59 – Jonathan Bradley 21:27, Doug Bonestroo 21:45, Christopher Thomas 23:09. 6064 – Jimmy Arnold 19:58, Mchael Ronca 25:32, Raymond Schoenig 26:04. 65-69 – David Donahue 24:32, Frank Cooper 28:06, RW Beaver 37:11. 70-74 – Bobby Woodfin 23:13, Norman Deutscher 28:14, Jim Burns 30:50. 75-over – Lee Archer 34:18, George Hagan 34:40, Leo Zande 56:05.

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Female, 5K: Overall – Becky Dougherty 20:55, Heather Jones 21:22, Alisha Edmiston 22:19. 14-under – Rachael Neill 24:24, Lauren Hubert 27:15, Morgan Allison 29:03. 15-19 – Landry Freeze 23:29, Rylee Allison 23:50, Lauren Theis 32:13. 20-24 – Lexi Veara 25:15, Kristen Ellington 27:23, Sonia Loyola 28:00. 25-29 – Lydia Jacewicz 23:54, Ashley Schoen 24:54, Grace Gomez 24:55. 3034 – Kayla McClung 24:46, Lauren McLain 25:36, Kerri Thompson 26:51. 35-39 – Josefa Antunez 23:31, Adriana Aldape 23:37, Carrie Dunn 25:38. 40-44 – Karin Peterson 23:19, Kami Trusz 24:14, Shelley Minton 24:57. 45-49 – Silvia Ortuno 23:19, Ronda Gordy-Revak 23:28, Kimberly Daubert 24:28. 5054 – Lisa Wrdell 23:28, Karen Henry 25:29, Heidi Cronin 26:33. 55-59 – Kathleen Pierce 23:49, Judi Olmstead 28:08, Kim Mann 29:01. 60-64 – Cindy Grennan 31:40, Geraldine Ewing 32:)2, Marlen Kideckel 33:53. 65-69 – Gwendolyn Campbell 33:21, Linda Washburn 38:22, Carol Hodrick 42:31. 70-74 – Frances Lambert 53:06, Mary Beck 55:49, Linda Talaber 56:22. 75-over – Betty Barnes 49:32, Sue Zande 54:36, Delores Rafferty 54:52.

TENNESSEE Apple Festival 4-miler Erwin, TN – 10/7 Male, Overall – Phil Roberts 23:53, Andy Brockmyre 24:17, John Campbell 26:18. Masters – Jeff King 26:34. Grandmasters – Rick Gray 28:5. 19-under – Darren Soulier 27:38, Abraham Harding 50:40. 20-29 – Jason Toney 26:53, Justin Wandell 29:54, Brian Williams 30:31. 30-39 – Josh Wandell 28:31, Jeffrey Vance 28:32, Steven Leonard 28:36. 40-49 – Chad Green 28:17, Matt Bowen 32:46, Robert Elison 32:54. 50-59 – Robert Cox 29:28, Bruce Vincent 29:49, Paul Finch 29:55. 60-69 – Jim Hess 30:37, Thomas Barklow 30:47, Randy Swiney 32:13. 70-over – Robert Hardin 34:44, Joseph Bainbridge 36:28, Lee Hurst 38:15. Female, Overall – Carissa Chambers 29:15, Megan Todd 29:40, Carrie Campbell 29:56. Masters – Michelle McLellan 29:58. Grandmasters – Karen Seiferth 30:36. 19-under – Cheyenne Wilson 30:09, Olivia Nothnagel 33:05, Sabrina Todd 36:10. 20-29 – Whitley True 30:15, Jamie Scott 31:58, Danielle Giles 32:57. 30-39 – Brandy Nothnagel 29:57, Jennifer Norris 30:20, Cristina Bowen 31:25. 40-49 – Amy Bradley 30:08, Barbara Blaser 32:35, EK West 34:23. 50-59 – Mary Rodriguez 39:11, Lori Whitmire 42:20, Gelinde Stott 43:44. 60-69 – Patti Turpin 39:56, Jennifer Henley 41:00, Mary Lou Day 43:17. 70-over – Cassandra Bainbridge 40:21, Lana Butler 41:47, Carol Dixon 49:28.

Barefoot Benefit 5K Knoxville, TN – 10/15

Brett Morley was male winner at Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon. Photo by Katty Peraza Payne

Male, Overall – Nick Lavrik 21:37, Bradley Farmer 22:16. 12-under – H. Humble 29:31, B. White 31:04. 19-29 – Henry Trotter 23:47, Mark Brown 24:55, Patrick Brown 42:42. 30-39 – Crockett Jones 32:55. 40-49 – Evan Sexton 27:15, Pak Rungrodkitiyot 33:25, Travis Humble 34:23. 50-59 – Tim Massie 25:30, Terry Crowe 28:03, Paul Tarricone 36:25. 70-over – Ernest Cadotte 29:24. Female, Overall – Emma Mashlaun 19:27, Kristen Ganas 32:14. 19-29 – Olivia Jones 32:44, Abby Gallaher 34:32, Jordan Brown 42:41. 30-39 – Amy Kouvas 38:49. 40-49 – Soisuda Pingsanoi 37:16, Stephanie Wacker 40:09. 50-59 – Terri Jones 35:10, Michele Tarricone 36:25, Kellie Fectuer 45:51.

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VIRGINIA Hog Jog 5K Smithfield, VA – 10/14 Male, Overall – Victor Fleming 16:42, Jack Powell 18:42, Michael Laskey 18:43. Masters – Toby Worm 19:06, John Caggiano 19:36, Brian Kershasky 19:37. 11-under – Tyler Craun 21:38, Ethan Coggiano 23:26, Patrick Flanary 25:20. 12-14 – Joseph Askew 19:38, Cameron Ballinger 20:05, Evan Rehrauer 20:30. 15-19 – Dylan Heyman 19:18, Joshua Phillips 19:34, Riley Newsome 19:50. 20-24 – Sam Radecki 25:26, Lee Organski 27:50, Silas Langley 31:27. 25-29 – Travis Hancock 19:21, Mathew Wilson 19:41, Matthew Jones 23:49. 30-34 – Bridger Field 23:16, John Oliver 23:17, Thomas Hopkins 25:10. 35-39 – Scott Karlin 19:32, Steele Byrum 19:55, Michael Horne 22:10. 40-44 – Jesse Austin 19:56, Jay Bluett 21:19, Lee Duncan 22:37. 45-49 – Greg Summerlin 20:48, Eric Emrick 23:21, Dainyon Greene 23:30. 50-54 – Jeffrey Fitch 22:21, Pat Bryne 22:42, Michael Newsome 23:16. 55-59 - David Ebert 23:09, Scott Packard 24:13, Brian Osmundson 25:33. 60-64 – Bill Dancy 26:26, Herb Finch 28:45, Michael Pitts 29:49. 65-69 – Joseph Verdirame 25:25, John Wyld 30:19, Warren White 36:15. 70-over – Doug Berry 31:25, Joseph Polinski 31:36, Carter Williams 32:17. Female, Overall – Jennifer Riddick 21:30, Lauren Hoy 21:45, Laura Celia 22:43. Masters – Noel Rissmiller 25:35, Kaye Green 25:50, Kathleen Hotte 25:55. 11-under – Zayda Sundys 32:53, Claire Humphries 33:47, Lexie Hanna 33:35. 12-14 – Hannah Craun 23:04, Hannah Edwards 23:58, Morgan Cash 24:40. 15-19 – Selby Heyman 24:02, Niya Velez 25:48, Danae Martin 26:08. 20-24 – Anna Organski 23:47, Michaela Tonolli 25:09, Amelia Rowland 27:38. 25-29 – Heather Enyingi 25:42, Lindsey Accardi 27:52, Tiffany Webb 28:04. 30-34 – Amy Hughes 26:15, Marilyn McGrew 26:54, Dana Stallings 27:20. 35-39 – Cristin Emrick 26:36, Shawna Bloodgood 29:06, Karen Balentine 29:21. 40-44 – Amy Balka 27:03, Crystal Davenort 27:45, Holly Goetz 29:47. 45-49 – Margarita Castillo 25:59, Julie Pillow 27:01, Jennifer Stevens 27:02. 50-54 – Sue Ivy 26:01, Anita Bryan 27:00, Kerri Lindsey 28:04. 55-59 – Gay Reilly 27:38, Laura Sullivan 28:25, Jill Reiser 28:31. 60-64 – Joanne Gordon 36:47, Rosemarie Packard 29:02, Connie Merriman 44:36. 65-69 – Lucy Hines 31:30, Virginia Davis 32:26, Barbara Elliott 28:22. 70-over – Ann Hirn 31:31, Barbara Stark 33:44, Robin Jorlett 37:41. – Bruce Davis

Crooked River Half Marathon Hiltons, VA – 10/15 Male, Overall – Andy Shelton 1:29:03. Masters – Shawn Becker 1:36:35. Grandmasters – Doug Strickland 1:51:30. Senior Grandmasters – Wesley Miller 1:58:59. 20-24 – Steven Hensley 1:42:16. 30-34 – Dana Brooks 1:53:15. 35-39 – Daniel Montgomery 1:51:56, Emil Schenck 2:11:44, Don Keen 2:22:34. 40-44 – Shawn Cutshall 1:53:34, Nathan Murray 2:29:43. 45-49 – Robert Cantor 2:37:31, Scott Ball 3:03:10. 50-54 – Blake Williams 1:51:36, Richard Oreskovic 1:55:51, Jim Schrayer 2:23:12. 60-64 – Richard Tyner 2:21:15, Michael Lovelace 2:43:47. 65-69 – Allen Vaughn 2:12:58. 70-74 – Tom Murrell 2:15:08, Robert Hardin 2:23:32, Lee Roy Hurst 2:36:51. Female, Overall – Lisa Hazlett 1:48:48. Masters – Amy Bradley 1:51:30. Grandmasters – Nena Cooper 2:07:48. Senior Grandmasters – Teresa Lindamood 2:16:36.

Overmountain Victory 10 miler Piney Flats, TN – 10/21

Hilary Richards was female winner at Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon. Photo by Katty Peraza Payne

Order of Finish – 1-Tanner Cook 57:11, 2-Andrew Campbell 1:07:06, 3-Steven Hensley 1:08:56, 4-Robert Nielsen 1:09:52, 5-Jeff King 1:10:27, 6-Brian Mills 1:13:43, 7-Robert Bradley 1:15:06, 8-Jason Tipson 1:15:28, 9-Roman Zehner 1:16:20, 10Myles Smith 1:17:21, 11-Rick Gray 1:17:52, 12-Hiroki Tani 1:19:07, 13-Blake Williams 1:19:46, 14-Sarah Bradley 1:19:56, 15-Lisa Hazlett 1:20:27, 16-Kelly Chandler 1:21:06, 17-Greg Clarity 1:22:08, 18-Tom Ecay 1:24:21, 19-James Bittinger 1:24:36, 20-John Hensley 1:24:49, 21-Chad Green 1:25:05, 23Kelly Essier 1:27:47, 24-Jason Andes 1:28:15, 25-Gordon Garber 1:28:21. 26-Daniel Snyder 1:28:32, 27-John Beaver 1:29:18, 28Travis Souther 1:30:02, 29-Julie Bittinger 1:31:31, 30-Rusty Huffman 1:31:56, 31-Stan Stratton 1:32:01, 32-Chris Hanson 1:32:26, 33-Janine Myatt 1:34:06, 34-Robert Harden 1:34:36, 35-LeeAnne Reese 1:37:44, 36-Sharon Bumgardner 1:37:59, 37-Sherrika Mauldin 1:38:00, 38-Sarah Mullins 1:39:25, 39Elizabeth Rosenbalm 1:40:06, 40-Marvin Archer 1:40:31, 41LeeRoy Hurst 1:42:21, 42-Liane Jennings 1:42:53, 43-Robert Cantor 1:43:33, 44-Patsy Cantor 1:45:22, 45-Marie Tedesco 1:46:02, 46-Lori Whitson 1:47:02, 47-Tom Keever 1:47:20, 48Scott Ball 1:47:54, 49-Michel Beaver 1:47:59, 50-Suzanne Boothe 1:49:03. 51-Mary Rodriguez 1:49:32, 52-Lillias Osborne 1:49:50, 53Wendy Bittner 1:50:47, 54-Andy Woods 1:51:02, 55-Benita Auge 1:51:48, 56-Rick Stanley 1:53:09, 57-Moe Brown 1:53:25, 58-Patti Turpin 1:53:30, 59-Michael Lovelace 1:55:56, 60-Sara Douglas 1:58:03, 61-Reaghan Curde 1:58:20, 62-Karen Keever 1:58:43, 63-Stephanie Curde 1:58:52, 64-Sonja Woods 2:10:44, 65-Angela Shrewsbury 2:10:10, 66-Daphne Ringley 2:14:11,

Andy Shelton & Lisa Hazlett were overall winners of the Crooked River Half Marathon

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25-29 – Carissa Chambers 1:55:30, Blakleah Hensley 2:36:22. 30-34 – Dana Brooks 1:53:15. 40-44 – Tiffany Long 2:27:45, Amanda Tipton 2:35:09. 45-49 – Patsy Cantor 2:34:43, Tammy Huffman 2:46:29. 50-54 – Janette Adams Erchinge 2:09:05, Janine Myatt 2:12:16, Cindy Sebastian 2:46:31. 60-64 – Patti Turpin 2:27:28. – Mark Skelton

Run with the Bulls 5K Poquoson, VA – 10/28 Male, Overall – Clint Gault 15:44, Derryn Bray 15:53, Derrick Thompson 17:40. 15-under – Jakob Juhl 19:06, Patrick Nelson 22:26, William Thompson 25:29. 16-19 – Cameron Delaune 23:28, Connor Felix 23:46, James Freeman 33:54. 20-29 – Corbin Armstrong 17:53, Travis Moore 22:30, James Simmons 24:05. 30-39 – Rich Wightman 19:53, Chris Novakoski 20:42, Daniel Niederhauser 22:02. 40-49 – Joshua Deuermeyer 21:44, Barclay Shepard 25:41, Jonathan Jones 25:52. 50-59 – Criag Hymes 19:11, Joel Isely 22:25, Henry Harper 22:56. 60-69 – Kevin Gibbs 24:23, Peter Trainor 24:24, Al Montalvo 26:07. 70over – Robert White 28:12, Randy Hawthorne 30:26. Female, Overall – Keri Moorefield 23:51, Casey Avery 24:00, Katie Nahom 24:37. 15-under – Avery Jackson 25:46, Sienna Lawrence 26:28, Rebecca Imbasciani 28:43. 20-29 – Regina Facteau 28:40, Suzannne Jeffery 28:44, Virbinia Thayer-Smith 34:13. 30-39 – Ashley Reyher 24:54, Vernoica Warwick 25:01, Jennifer Little 25:21. 40-49 – Lori Harper 25:06, Ragan Smith 27:52, Trasi Alexander 29:34. 50-59 – Valor Foy Jones 25:22, Christine Williams 31:32, Beth Hanna 31:33. 60-69 – Kathy Gallo 28:55, Dottie Humphreys 30:36, Helen Worthington 33:46. 70-over – Pauline Ely 47:16. – Bruce Davis

LEARNING FROM THE YOUNG GUNS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Marathon Major. After missing Boston due to injury, Flanagan returned to New York where she was runner-up in her marathon debut in 2010 to take on the 2017 Boston Champion, Edna Kiplagat, and Mary Keitany, the 3-time defending champion who clocked the 2nd fastest marathon in history this spring in London. The pack moved slowly through the first 20 miles, but approaching Central Park the lead pack was down to 3 women, and then Flanagan struck. Her final miles through Central Park were mesmerizing, and her win, the first by an American woman in 40 years, will go down as the crowning achievement of one of the finest careers we have ever and will ever see in US distance running. In 2017, US marathon running saw success on a scale not seen in a generation with 2 World Marathon Major champions, a World Championship medal, and the arrival of Jordan Hasay to the marathon elite. Coming on the heels of a 2016 that saw the most Olympic medals at events from 800m – 10,000m in over 100 years it’s an exciting time to be a fan of distance running in the United States. ZAP Fitness is a Reebok Sponsored nonprofit facility which supports post collegiate distance runners in Blowing Rock, NC. ZAP puts on adult running camps during the summer and through ZAP Fitness Coaching Ryan Warrenburg and Matt LoPiccolo work with dozens of runners around the country. The facility has a state of the art weight room, exercise science lab for testing and a 24 bed lodge. Coaches at the facility include 2-time Olympic Trials Qualifier Zika Rea, head coach Pete Rea, Ryan, and Matt. For more information go to www.zapfitness.com or call 828-295-6198.


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Running Journal • December, 2017

Running Psychology Thinking Skills I'm often asked, “What can I do mentally to help me perform better in my running?” Sure, I have a lot of ideas to present, but I don't want to provide some long winded oratory of mental skills for running. Something that is short, simple and can be put to immediate use is usually how I will respond. So, just what are some mental skills to immediately put to use in your running that can make a positive difference in how you perform? Mental strategies are often not complex and they certainly aren't any type of protected secret. The most basic of mental skills that can help you run better is working on your “self-talk” or that internal dialog that you always carry on inside your head. Running is physically demanding, no question about it. There is great physical challenge, but there is also great personal reward from meeting the physical challenge of running. When you face challenges in your running, whether they are a hard interval workout, running in bad weather, being uncomfortable in a race, or dealing with a disappointment, just how positive are you with yourself? Do you get down on yourself, or in the face of challenge, can you be positive and support yourself with your own internal self-talk? Using more positive self-talk can help you stay focused on your goals and deal with road blocks and challenges along the way in a more effective productive manner. The key is to really work on being more positive and not reverted to negative self-talk. Sometimes that may be a harder task than it would first appear to be. Some research has actually reported that humans seem to use three negative self-statements for every positive one. Just getting the negative/positive ratio even could be a big help in improving running performance. Using more positive self-talk is a habit you can learn and it is a habit that can transfer to all aspects of life. In most situations that concern goal achievement, persistence is a critical component to reaching the goal. Rarely is any goal reached without some setback along the way. Having more positive self-talk can keep you focused on your goal, whether it's running a new marathon personal best or getting a report finished at work. Encourage yourself to stay with the task and focus in the present. Just keep moving forward and try to learn from setbacks. Talk to yourself in a very positive manner. Learning to be your own best friend with encouraging self-talk can really help your running and your life in general. The other mental skill that is simple to practice and can really help your running performance and your running enjoyment is cognitive restructuring. So just what is cognitive restructuring? Boiled down, cognitive restructuring is about changing your perceptions of life events in order to change your emotional reactions to life events. Have you ever considered your typical reactions when situations present themselves? Do you tend to view situations as hopeless or “no win”, especially when they are challenging? Does that

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long run just seem too much to handle? Is a marathon too difficult to train for and far too long to finish based upon your weekly mileage? Changing the way you interpret challenges can increase your focus, motivation and confidence to overcome them. It might just come down to how you interpret things. Is the glass half empty or half full? Instead of focusing on just how long a marathon is, or even the training required, focus on one small step at a time. Huge tasks can indeed seem overwhelming when you look at the big picture at one time. Like reading a large book, you don't read it in one sitting, you read parts of it at a time. It's the same principle with running. Set and focus on small goals that when you reach them gets you closer to the large goal. Looking at an entire marathon training program can seem daunting. Change your perspective by just focusing on a few days or a week of the program. It's a slow build-up to your goal of running a marathon. Just look at the training program day to day and set a simple goal for that day. For running a marathon, break the distance into segments. Maybe perceive the marathon as four 10K races. During the marathon, try to focus on those shorter segments of the marathon distance. When you reach 10K, a goal is met, when you reach 20K, your second goal is met. Just focus on one segment at a time. I think back to my marathon days in the 1980s and how I would break a marathon down as a 10-miler, another 10-miler and finally a 10K. I was very comfortable with this because threshold 10milers were a big part of my training and I also raced a lot of 10Ks. So work on setting small, achievable goals. Look at things through a different lens and you may see what looks unachievable is actually very achievable. Many times the key to reaching a running goal is just seeing that you are making progress. When you see progress it tends to help your motivation, even if the progress is small. Just keep moving forward, meeting one small challenge at a time. Sure, the big goal, like a marathon, is very important to you, but having frequent successes in reaching small goals can sure make you feel good and get you motivated in your training and racing. So be more positive with yourself and look at challenges you face in your running as achievable goals, that when reached get you a little closer to your big goal. Be persistent and be positive!

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Dec. 2, Huntsville - Ho, Ho, Ho...Get Up & Go 5K, 9am. Info: 1648elkslodge5k@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Pelham - Blood Rock 50K & 25K, 7am. Info: david@davidtosch.com. Dec. 3, Huntsville - Mistletoe Madness 5K Run/Walk, 2:30pm; 1 Mile Run/Walk, 3pm. Info: Rhonda McDavid (205)222-2477, rhonda@sdiabetes.org. Dec. 9, Auburn - Active Auburn Jingle Jog 5K, 4:30pm; Santa Stroll Fun Run/Walk, 4pm. Info: activeauburn@auburnalabama.org. Dec. 9, Birmingham - Jingle Bell Run 5K, 9am; 1 Mile, 10am; Santa Chase, 10:25am. Info: Kayla Smeraglia (205)314-8440, ksmeraglia@arthritis.org. Dec. 9-10, Birmingham - Blood Rock 100 & 50 Mile Endurance Run, 5am; 50K & 25K, 6:30am. Info: david@davidtosch.com.

Dec. 2, Fayetteville - Jingle Bell Jog 5K, 9am. Info: (479)5308084, eleanor.townsley@sbcglobal.net. Dec. 2, Little Rock - Jingle Bell 5K, 11am. Info: (501)664-4591, aharris@arthritis.org. Dec. 2, Lonoke - Santa Run 5K, 9am. Info: (501)676-6971, buster@lonokecountyseniors.com. Dec. 3, Fayetteville - Jingle Bell Jog 5K, 9am. Info: (479)7502620, hayley.knifechief@jbhunt.com. Dec. 9, Pine Bluff - CASA Half Marathon, 8am. Info: (870)5404911, pbcasahalf@live.com. Dec. 9, Springdale - NWA Jingle Bell 5K, 10am. Info: (501)6644591, aharris@arthritis.org. Dec. 16, Dardanelle - Mt. Nebo Bench Trail 4 Mile, 9am. Info: (479)477-0909, mwwitt01@gmail.com. Dec. 16, Little Rock - Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon, 7am. Info: info@3bridgesmarathon.com. Jan. 1, Fayetteville - Black Eyed Pea New Years 5K/10K, 10am. Info: (479)790-6491, doug@oleforjoses.com. Jan. 20, Mountain Home - David’s Trail 50K, 8am; 25K, 9am; 7K, 10am. Info: (870)404-8363, paul@pirateperryevents.com. Feb. 10, Lake Village, AR to Greenville, MS - Mississippi River Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, 8am. Info: (501)650-3400, mississippirivermarathon@gmail.com. Feb. 24, Van Buren - King Elementary Run With the Knights 5K, 8:30am. Info: karen.wallace@vbsd.us.

Dec. 9, Huntsville - Rocket City Marathon, 7am; $100 (online only through 12/1). Info: Dink & Suzanne Taylor (256)650-7063, suzanne@fleetfeethuntsville.com, www.runrocketcity.com Dec. 9, Point Clear - Holiday Half Marathon & 8K, 8:30am. Info: Port City Pacers (251)473-7223. Dec. 10, Mobile - The Great Amazing Race Mobile FamilyFriendly Adventure/Obstacle Race, 1.5 Mile with challenge stations; 2pm. Info: Great Amazing Race (513)518-0528, info@greatamazingrace.com. Dec. 16, Birmingham - Meadow Brook Runs, 5K 9am; 1 Mile FR 10am. Info: Bob Cosby (205)991-6054, jvpoa@juno.com. Dec. 16, Dothan - Running Highland Oaks Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: Eddie Mason (256)335-6793, contact@srcse.com. Dec. 16, Gadsden - Humane Society Reindeer Run 5K, 8am; 1K Woof Walk, 8:30am. Info: grants@hsprac.com. Dec. 16, Huntsville - Rudolph Run 5K, 8am. Info: marydae@aol.com. Dec. 23, Vestavia Hills - Pure Fitness Reindeer Dash 2 Mile Fun Run, 8am. Info: purefitness01@gmail.com. Jan. 6, Fairhope - Victory Bowl 5K & 10K, 9am. Info: Willie Foster (251)928-7363, nanafoster1@att.net. Jan. 6, Mobile - REBOOT Technology 5K Walk/Run, 8am. Info: ssttc.charities@gmail.com. Jan. 13, Birmingham - MLK Day 5K Drum Run - Birmingham, 7am. Info: Herman Mannings III (470)444-9844, info@leftoverenergy.com. Jan. 13, Huntsville - Xterra Alabama “Monte Sano”, 15K, 4 mile trail run, 8am. Info: Tim, tim@dirtyspokes.com.

Jan. 14, Mobile - Servis1st Bank First Light Marathon, Half Marathon & 5-Person Relay, 7:30am; LifeSouth Kids Marathon & 1.2 Mile Fun Run, 2pm. Info: Marty O’Malley (251)438-2094, firstlightmarathon@ hotmail.com, www.firstlightmarathon.com Jan. 20, Elkmont - Elkmont’s Hound Dog Half Marathon, 8am. Info: elkmont13.1@gmail.com. Jan. 20, Pelham - Adam’s Heart Runs, 10 Mile, 10K & 5K; 9am. Info: adamsheart@birminghamtrackclub.com. Jan. 20, Scottsboro - Frigid 5K Trail Run & Polar Plunge, 8am. Info: Lindey Nelson (256)525-6243, lindeyknelson@gmail.com. Jan. 27, Dothan - The Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Half Marathon & 5K, 8am. Info: Millie Armstrong (334)446-0427, millie.armstrong@sacfinfo.org. Jan. 28, Gulf Shores - Big Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay; 8am. Info: (336)793-4311, mike@junction311.com. Feb. 9-11, Birmingham - Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend, 2/10: Superhero 5K, 8am; 2/11: Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon Wheelchair, 7am. Info: Kim Gillikin (205)8707771, kim@bhmevents.com. Feb. 10, Moulton - Black Warrior/Phillip Parker 50K, 50K Relay, 25K & 5 Mile Trail Runs; 8am. Info: Jay Baxter (256)303-1948, keith@blackwarrior50k.com.

March 3, Birmingham - 3rd Annual Birmingham Wine 10K presented by Lemak Health, 8am; Homewood Patriot Park (710 Oak Grove Rd.); $45 by 12/31; Running Journal Grand Prix Event. Info: www.wine10k.com. See Ad page 12.

April 14, Springdale - The Hogeye Marathon, Half Marathon & Relays, 7am (6:15am/early start); 5K, 7:05am; $90/Half, $80/Half, $180/Relay Team, $35/5K. Info: www.hogeyemarathon.com

FLORIDA Dec. 1, Holly Hill - Holly Hill Jingle Bell Jog 3K Fun Run & Walk, 5:30pm. Info: mlill@vfymca.org. Dec. 2, Arcadia - Desoto-Charlotte Young Farmers & Ranchers Run the Ranch 5K, 8am. Info: morgan.norris@me.com. Dec. 2, Apopka - Florida State Turkey Burn Adventure Race Championship, Elite 12 Hour 2am (start 4am), Sport 4 Hour 10am, Family 1-2 Hour 1pm. Info: info@flxadventures.com. Dec. 2, Donnellon - Ugly Sweater 5K, 8am; 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run, 9:15am. Info: athleticsscoringservices@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Everglades - Everglades Half Marathon & Biscayne 5K, 7am. Info: info@vacationraces.com. Dec. 2, Gainesville - Season of Hope 5K/15K Run, 9am. Info: lesokun@mac.com. Dec. 2, Gainesville - The Gingerbread Gallop 5K, 10am; 1 Mile, 9:30am. Info: gingerbreadgallop5k@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Homestead - Stomp Out Sickle Cell 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: (786)292-0908, homestead@sicklecell5000.com. Dec. 2, Jacksonville - Race for Presents, 2 x 2 Mile Race (total of 4 Miles), 8am. Info: (904)234-7258, info@enjoyfitnessjax.com. Dec. 2, Jacksonville (Marco Island) - Children’s Way 5K & Family Day, 5K 4pm; Fun Run 5pm. Info: charrison@rmhcjax.org. Dec. 2, Lithia - 5K Reindeer Run, 1 Mile; 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, jimshieldsmra@comcast.net. Dec. 2, Naples - CCPS 5K Walk/Run, 8am. Info: webmaster@gcrunner.org. Dec. 2, Ocala - 98.5 KTK 5K9 Run, 8am; Dog Walk Fun Run, 8:05am; 1 Mile Jingle Walk, 8:10am. Info: DRC Sports (352)637475, info@drcsports.com. Dec. 2, Ormond Beach - Ormond Beach 5K Beach Run & Polar Plunge, 7:30am. Info: don@runnershighracing.com. Dec. 2, Orlando - OUC Orlando Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 7:40am. Info: Track Shack (407)896-1160, info@trackshack.com. Dec. 2, Panama City Beach - Panama City Beach Marathon, 7am; Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 8am; Kid’s Fun Run, 10am; $80/ Marathon, $55/Half Marathon, $40/5K. Info: http://www.active.com/ panama-city-beach-fl/running/distance-running-races/panama-citybeach-marathon-2017 Dec. 2, Sarasota - Jingle & Jog 5K, 8am; 1 Mile Walk, 8:30am. Info: Donna McGrath (941)284-3294, dmcgrath@communityhaven.org. Dec. 2, Sarasota - AIDS Walk Sarasota Manatee, 8am. Info: johna@cccsrq.com. Dec. 2, Sebring - 10K/5K Healthy Heart Run/Walk in Memory of Jimmy Polatty, 8am. Info: polatty@earthlink.net.


www.running.net Dec. 2, St. Augustine - Gingerbread Man Dash 10K & 5K, 8am; Fun Run, 9:05am; World Golf Village (500 S. Legacy Trail); $30/Adults 10K & 5K, $20/16-under 10K & 5K, $10/Fun Run, by 11/28; then $35/10K & 5K, $25/16-under, $20/Kids Fun Run, up to and on race day. Info: Sal Palmieri (904)7102458, info@ultimateracinginc.com, www.ultimateracinginc.com Dec. 2, Stuart - Rudolphs Reindeer Dash 5K, 7am. Info: jlmc5krunners@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Tallahassee - GWTC 5 & 10 Mile Challenge, 8am. Info: 10milechallenge@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Tallahassee - Jingle Bell Run, 6:15pm. Info: Tallahassee Parks & Rec (850)891-3866 or (850)891-3860. Dec. 2, Tampa - Run Tampa Tinsel Run 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 8:30am. Info: sandilake@ymail.com. Dec. 2, Tampa - Santa’s Twilight 5K - Ybor City, 7pm. Info: (352)394-1320, info@sommersports.com. Dec. 2, Venice - Trail Hog Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 8am. Info: rouillard64@msn.com. Dec. 2, Vero Beach - Candy Cane 3K, 5:15pm. Info: info@runvero.com. Dec. 2, Viera - Run 4 The Future 5K, 4pm. Info: knowles.susan@brevardschools.org. Dec. 2, Wauchula - Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: jjoles@sarasotaymca.org. Dec. 3, Amelia Island - Reindeer Run 1/2 Marathon & 5K, 7am; 1 Mile Kids Run, 10am; 1/2 Mile Kids Run, 10:15am; 100yd. Dash, 10:30am. Info: ameliarunners@gmail.com. Dec. 3, Debary - ECHO Half Marathon & 5K, 6:30am. Info: jennifer@finalmileracemanagement.com. Dec. 3, Fort Lauderdale - “Today Builds Years” 5K Walk/Run, 7:30am. Info: (954)928-0410, info@templebatyam.org. Dec. 3, Paisley - FL.ROC Trails: Clearwater Lake 15K, 8:15am. Info: Joe Matuszczak (352)215-3134, redpointerproductions@gmail.com. Dec. 3, Ponte Vedra Beach - Guana Back to Nature Trail Races, 50K & 50K Teams 8am; 12K 1pm. Info: 50K - Mark Ryan (904)338-3230, markryan.sawgrass@gmail.com; 12K - Bob Fernee (904)342-2699, bobfernee@aol.com. Dec. 3, Tallahassee - Reindeer Run 5K, 9am. Info: jcp15@my.fsu.edu. Dec. 3, West Palm Beach - The FitTeam Palm Beaches Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay, 6:30am; 5K, 6:45am. Info: john@sunshinestateraces.com. Dec. 6, Boca Raton - Boca PAL Holiday Mile, 7:15pm. Info: runedgetom@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Boca Raton - River Run 5K, 7:30am; Kids Free FR, 8:30am. Info: riverrun@spanishriver.com. Dec. 9, Callahan - Callahan Elementary Run4Fun Community Run, 5K Run/Walk 8:45am. Info: alma.williamson@nassau.k12.fl.us. Dec. 9, Cape Canaveral - Reindeer Run 5K, 8am. Info: Mary Jane Binney (321)360-9936, beachteachc104@aol.com. Dec. 9, Clermont - South Lake Rotary Santa Fun Run 10K & 5K, 9am. Info: artspitzer@yahoo.com. Dec. 9, Inverness - Jingle Bell 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk, 11:30am. Info: info@drcsports.com. Dec. 9, Jacksonville - Festival of Lights 5K, 6pm; 1 Mile FR, 5:30pm; 5K Strollers & Walkers, 6:10pm. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900, events@1stplacesports.com. Dec. 9, Key West - illuminated 5K Run/Walk, 6pm. Info: (305)747-8563, beth@themeruns.com. Dec. 9, Lakeland - Rudolph Run 5K Fun Run Walk, 8am. Info: georgejenkinshsband@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Leesburg - Mistletoe Trot 5K/10K, 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, jimshieldsmra@comcast.net. Dec. 9, Melbourne - Christmas Fit-Mas 3K Run/Walk, 6pm. Info: events@pggfl.com. Dec. 9, Naples - QBE Shootout 5K, 7:30am. Info: webmaster@gcrunner.org. Dec. 9, New Port Richey - Santa’s Reindeer 5K & 10K Run Info: e.arellano@neoendurance.com. Dec. 9, Niceville - Niceville Ugly Sweater Run/Walk 5K, 9am; 1 Mile FR, 10am. Info: chmielha@cox.net. Dec. 9, Ocala - CenterState Bank’s Reindeer Run 5K, 4:20pm; Rudolph Dash for Kids, 4:10pm. Info: Darrin DeTorres (352)3043217, ddetorres1@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Orlando - Jingle Bell 5K, 8:30am. Info: (703)297-0336, rwaggoner@arthritis.org. Dec. 9, Ormond Beach - Bulow Woods Trail Race & Ultra Marathon, 50K Ultra, 7am; Half Marathon, 7:30am; 4+ Mile Run/ Walk, 8am. Info: don@runnershighracing.com. Dec. 9, Port Charlotte - MPE Gritty Gator 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: christy.bishop@yourcharlotteschools.net. Dec. 9, Port Richey - The Great Skunk Ape Adventure Hunt & Trail Run, 10K 8:30am; 3 Mile 9:30am; 1 Mile 10am. Info: tammycarr@mayorandprincess.com. Dec. 9, Siesta Key Beach - Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K, 8:20am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: (941)861-7275) or (941)861-5000. Dec. 9, St. Augustine - Santa Suits On The Loose 5K Walk/Jog/ Run, 8am. Info: (904)829-1770, santasrun@sayskids.org.

Dec. 9, St. Petersburg - UnitedHealthcare Girls on the Run 5K, 9am; $25. Info: Laura Moore, 1000 Third St., St. Petersburg, FL 33701; (813)832-2826 girlsontheruntampa bay@gmail.com, www.girlsontherun.org Dec. 9, Tallahassee - Jingle Jog Carrabelle 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: bhwharton@gmail.com.

Running Journal • December, 2017 Dec. 9, Wakulla Springs - Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic, 50K & 50 Mile; 7am; $60/50K, $70/50 Mile, 7/1-9/30; $70/$80 10/112/4. Info: Nancy Stedman & Jay Silvanima (850)545-7074, tallahasseeultra@gmail.com, www.tallahasseeultra.com. Dec. 9, Winter Springs - Candy Cane 5K Run/Walk, 8am; Kids FR, 9:15am. Info: info@striderevents.com. Dec. 10, Boca Raton - Officers Down 5K Run/Walk, 10am; Kids FR, 9:50am. Info: info@officersdown5k.com. Dec. 10, Lake Mary - The Pixel Fund’s Holiday Shelter Pet Shuffle 5K Fun Run/Walk, 7:30am; Doggie Dash 1 Mile to follow. Info: htb390@yahoo.com.

Dec. 10, Madeira Beach to Largo - Florida Holiday Halfathon & Relay, 7:05am/Walkers Early Start, 7:30am/Wheelchair, 7:35am/ Runners/Walkers Halfathon; $95 postmarked/ online by 12/3; $110 Race Weekend. Info: (727)347-4440, info@flroadraces.com, www.floridaroadraces.com Dec. 10, Naples - Pilot Holiday 5K Run/Walk, 7am; Kiddie Run (10-under), 8:30am. Info: doug.hebel@rundurance.org.

Dec. 10, Punta Gorda - Divas Half Marathon & 5K Florida Coast, 7am; Save 10% with code RUNJOURNAL; $110/Half 11/1-12/7; $65/5K 11/1-12/7; $125/Half, $80/5K at Health & Fitness Boutique. Info: info@runlikeadiva.com, http:/ /www.runlikeadiva.com/Events/ Florida_West_Coast.htm Dec. 10, Sarasota (Celery Fields) - 4th Annual Lauren’s Rainbow Run 5K & 1 Mile Trail Run/Walk w/hilltop finish; 8am; $30/5K til 11/10, 1 Mile $25, Kids 12-under $10; $35/ 5K after 11/10; All w/moisture wicking shirt. Info: Jean OHara (941)504-6705, laurensonewish@gmail.com, https:// runsignup.com/Race/FL/Sarasota/ laurensrainbowrun Dec. 16, Boca Raton - It’s A Wonderful Run 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 8:45am. Info: kimnotoris@gmail.com. Dec. 16, Clearwater - Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic 10K & 5K, 8am; 1 Mile Kids Race, 8:15am. Info: saynotodrugscw@gmail.com. Dec. 16, Clermont - Santa’s Twilight 5K, 7pm. Info: (352)3941320, info@sommersports.com.

Dec. 16, Jacksonville - Ameris Bank Jacksonville Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K 7am; $75/Marathon, $50/Half, $32/5K 11/1-11/ 30; $80/Marathon, $55/Half, $35/5K 12/1-12/ 15; $85/Marathon, $60/Half, $40/5K on Race Day. Info: 1st Place Sports, 3931 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32217; (904)731-1900, events@1stplacesports.com, www.1stplacesports.com Dec. 16, Lake Mary - Naughty or Nice 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: info@run4acause.org. Dec. 16, Ormond Beach - Chuck Strasser Memorial Candy Cane 5K Run & Walk, 8am. Info: Marcia Bayer (386)295-2938, bayermarcia@outlook.com. Dec. 16, Palm Coast - Starlight 5K Run/Walk, 6pm. Info: carrie@triumphraces.com. Dec. 16, Sarasota - Frosty 5K, 8am. Info: eventinfo@activesuncoast.org. Dec. 16, Satellite Beach - Jingle Bell 2 Miler, 5:45pm. Info: Running Zone (321)751-8890, events@runningzone.com. Dec. 16, St. Augustine - Christmas Compassion 5K & K9 Miler, 8am. Info: jim@donsfriend.com. Dec. 16, Tallahassee - Tannenbaum 6K Cross Country Run, 9am. Info: hwills@gmail.com. Dec. 16, Tampa - L.O.U.D. Runners 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 8:10am. Info: dave@lrotb.com. Dec. 16, Vero Beach - Jingle Bell Jog 5K, 7:30am. Info: info@runvero.com. Dec. 16, Zephyrhills - Yule Light Up The Night 5K, 7pm; 1 Mile FR, 6:30pm. Info: jkretsch@pasco.k12.fl.us. Dec. 17, Mount Mora - Mount Mora Half Marathon, 7am; 5K Run/ Walk, 7:15am. Info: (352)729-2150, info@run4acause.org. Dec. 22, Jacksonville (Springfield) - Run Santa Run 5K, 6pm; 1 Mile, 5:3pm. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900, events@1stplacesports.com.

Dec. 22, Lakewood Ranch - Jingle 5K Run/ Walk, 7pm; Lakewood Ranch LWR Main Street; $35 w/short sleeve moisture wicking shirt by 12/16, after $40. Info: Doug Schiller, POB 89, Ellenton, FL 34222; (941)932-6147, dougjune1@msn.com, www.thejingle5k.org Dec. 23, Marco Island - Marco 5 Mile Hill Run, 8am. Info: webmaster@gcrunner.org. Dec. 23, Ormond - Holiday Bridge Challenge 5K, 7am. Info: don@runnershighracing.com.

Dec. 23, Viera - Run Run Santa 1 Mile, 7:30am. Info: Brittany Streufert (321)412-1830, runrunsanta1mile@gmail.com. Dec. 23, Winter Haven - Santa’s Run for Our Kids, 10K 7:30am; 5K 8am; Kids 1/2 Mile Run 9am. Info: Robert (Bob) Custer (863)3937538, custer4music@yahoo.com. Dec. 24, Lake Helen - Holiday Stress Buster 5K & Fun Run, 8am. Info: jennifer@finalmileracemanagement.com. Dec. 25, New Port Richey - Christmas Morning Jingle 5K Run/ Walk, 8am. Info: tammycarr@mayorandprincess.com. Dec. 30, Destin/FWB - Round the Bay Relay/Ultra 36.8 Miles, Ultra/36.8 Miles 5:30am; Team Event, 6:30am. Info: dennissamac@gmail.com. Dec. 30, Palm Coast - Princess Place Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K Run/Walk, 7:45am. Info: Joe Matuszczak (352)215-3134, redpointerproductions@gmail.com. Dec. 30, Palmetto - Manatee River 5 Mile Run, 8am. Info: events@bradentonrunnersclub.com. Dec. 31, Boca Raton - Boca 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk & Kids FR, 7:30am. Info: boca5k10k.com. Dec. 31, Delray Beach - Delray Beach Half Marathon, 6:15am. Info: steven@badassrunners.com. Dec. 31, Jacksonville - VyStar New Year’s Eve Run, 5K 2pm. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900, events@1stplacesports.com. Jan. 1, Gainesville - Frank Shorter Mile Race & Mustache Dash Kids Fun Run, Men’s Race 12pm; Kids Free Mustache Dash 12:20pm; Women’s Race 12:30pm. Info: kvogel@jonesedmunds.com. Jan. 1, Naples - Dave Cranor 5K/Big Dave’s Polar Plunge, 7:30am/9am. Info: Big Dave (229)435-0939, webmaster@gcrunner.org. Jan. 1, New Smyrna Beach - Flamingo 5K Beach Run, 9am. Info: Swayne Parsons (386)944-7718 (o), (386)882-7422 (c), sparsons@blackcrow.fm. Jan. 1, Vero Beach - Resolution Run 5K, 10am. Info: info@runvero.com. Jan. 3-7, Orlando - Disney World Marathon, 5:30am (1/7); Half Marathon, 5:30am (1/6); 10K, 5:30am (1/5); 5K, 6am (1/4). Info: (407)939-iRUN. Jan. 6, Brooksville - Croom Zoom, 100M, 100K & 50K 6am; 25K 7am. Info: (813)232-5200, jim@tamparaces.com. Jan. 6, Orange Park - Resolution Run, 5K 8:30am; 1 Mile FR 10am. Info: Bill Krause (904)980-9189, resolutionrunrd@floridastriders.com. Jan. 6, Tallahassee - Swamp Forest Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon, 8am. Info: gulfwindstrails@gmail.com. Jan. 6, Williston - Devil’s Dash 5K/10K Eco-Friendly Adventure Race, 8am. Info: organizers@solutionaryevents.com. Jan. 7, DeLeon Springs - DeLeon Springs Half Marathon & 5K, 8am. Info: John Boyle (386)736-0002, jboyle@altavistasports.com. Jan. 7, Siesta Key Beach - Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk, 8:15am; 1 Mile Fun Walk, 8:20am. Info: Stacey Monroe (941)320-9837, staceymonroe1@hotmail.com. Jan. 7, Spring Hill - Spring Hill Marathon Mania, 8am; Half Marathon, 8:15am; 10K, 8:30am. Info: Craig Levan (678)222-8744, craig@mydestinationtrainer.com. Jan. 12, Jensen Beach - Run for the Falcons 5K, 6pm. Info: Lisa Holland (772)631-6611, lisa@teamholland.info. Jan. 13, Fort Lauderdale - 5K4Kids Run, 5K Run/Walk 7:30am. Info: Joseph S. Van de Bogart (954)767-6032, 5k4kidsrun@gmail.com. Jan. 13, Jacksonville - Best Damn Race Half Marathon, 7:15am; 10K & 5K, 7am. Info: nick@bestdamnrace.com. Jan. 13, Melbourne - Fight Child Hunger 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: (321)610-1900, fightchildhunger5k@thechildrenshungerproject.org. Jan. 13, Mt. Dora - Masters of All Terrain 50 Mile, 6am; 50K, Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Mile, 7am. Info: racedirector@mastersofallterrain.com. Jan. 13, Pensacola - Pensacola Beach Run Half Marathon, 7:30am; 10K & 5K, 8am. Info: pensacolarunnersassociation@gmail.com. Jan. 13-14, St. Pete Beach - St. Pete Beach Classic Race Weekend, 1/13: 7am/10K, 8:45am/Kids’ Classic, 9am/5K, 5pm/3.8 Mile Beach Run; 1/14: 6:45am/Half Marathon. Info: Alan Johnson (727)543-2794, alanj@runmsm.com.

Jan. 14, Key West - Key West Half Marathon, 7am; 5K, 7:30am; Half: $115 by 12/1, after $120; $55/5K. Info: Barb Wright (305)240-0727, bwpromo3@bellsouth.net, www.keywesthalfmarathon.com Jan. 14, Naples - Naples Daily News Half Marathon, 7am; $60 before 12/1, $80 12/1-1/ 8, $100 1/9-1/13, $125 Race Day. Info: Jake Hester, 945 22nd Ave N, Naples, FL 34103; (229)686-0173, jakeh@gcrunner.org, http:// napleshalfmarathon.net Jan. 14, New Smyrna Beach - Shark Bite Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 7:45am. Info: Joe Matuszczak (352)215-3134, redpointerproductions@gmail.com. Jan. 14, Ocala - Ocala Half Marathon, 7:15am; 5K, 7:30am. Info: (352)637-2475, chris@drcsports.com. Jan. 20, Titusville - Fly Fish 5K, 8am. Info: lboisseau@gmail.com. Jan. 21, Palm Bay - Bayfront 5"K9", 5K 8am. Info: Drs. Paul & Jen Sikoski (321)725-4609, info@palmbayanimalclinic.com. Jan. 27, Atlantic Beach - Race Judicata 5K, 9am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, jimshieldsmra@comcast.net. Jan. 27, Green Cove Springs - Hellcat Races, 50K 7am; 30K & 10K 8am. Info: Chris Rodatz (904)655-6511, crodatz@bellsouth.net. Jan. 27, Jacksonville - Wolfson Children’s Challenge, 7am/55K (individual & Relay); 8am/30K; 1:30pm/1 Mile Run. Info: wolfsonchildrens@bmcjax.com.

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Jan. 27, Melbourne - Tooth Trot 5K, 8am. Info: Jerilyn Bird (321)848-5940, jrbird23@aol.com. Jan. 28, Celebration - Town of Celebration Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: Ken Zambito (321)436-9742, tocmrd@gmail.com. Jan. 28, Lithia - Florida Challenge Trail Runs, Half Marathon 8am; 5K 8:30am. Info: (813)232-5200, jim@tamparaces.com. Feb. 3, Jacksonville Beach - Chariots of Fur 5K & 1 Mile FR, 1pm. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, jimshieldsmra@comcast.net. Feb. 3, Viera - Super Hero 5K & 1 Miler, 7:30am. Info: Kathy Heron & Rhonda Waterstradt (321)690-6823, superhero5kviera@gmail.com.

Feb. 4, Daytona Beach - Daytona Beach Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 10:30am; $85/ Half Marathon, $75/Half Marathon Relay (per team member), $35/5K, $145/Speedway Challenge (both Half & 5K events), 10/1/171/31/18. Info: Volusia County Government, 123 W. Indiana Ave., Room 301, DeLand, FL 32720; (386)822-5062, raceinfo@daytona beachhalf.com, https://dbhalf.com/ runningjrnl Feb. 4, Sarasota - Sarasota Music Half Marathon & Rockin 10K, 6:30am.Info: (201)888-8916, john@sarasotahalf.com. Feb. 4, Tallahassee - Tallahassee Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am/est. Info: marathon@gulfwinds.org, www.tallahasseemarathon.com. Feb. 9-11, Jacksonville - Donna Marathon Weekend, 2/11: Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am; 2/10: 10-K, 8am; 5K & Family Fun Run, 10am. Info: (904)355-PINK (7465), info@breastcancermarathon.com. Feb. 10-11, Melbourne - Publix Florida Marathon, 6am; Half Marathon & Relay, 7am (2/11); 8K, 7am; 5K, 8:15am (2/10). Info: info@thefloridamarathon.com. Feb. 10, Melbourne - Brevard Zoo’s Bat Boogie 3K, 7am. Info: Running Zone (321)751-8890, events@runningzone.com. Feb. 17, Copeland - Everglades Ultras, 6am/50 Mile, 7:30am/ 50K, 9am/25K. Info: Bob Becker (954)439-2800, bob@ultrasportsllc.com. Feb. 17, Jacksonville - Swoop the Loop 5K, 1 Mile; 9am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, jimshieldsmra@comcast.net. Feb. 17, Melbourne - 5K Run/Walk For Autism Awareness, 8am. Info: childandfamily@cfl.rr.com. Feb. 17, Orlando - Quack Attack on Poverty 5K, 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, jimshieldsmra@comcast.net. Feb. 17, Sarasota - Bridge-A-Life Superhero 5K, 9am; Kids’ Fun Run, 8:30am. Info: jody@bridgealife.com. Feb. 17, Tallahassee - FLASH 12K & 6K, 8:30am. Info: keithrowe@consultwithus.com. Feb. 18, Fort Lauderdale - Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon & Half Marathon, 6am; Komen’s Run For the Pink 6K, 6:30am; Kid’s Fun Run, 11:45am; 5K, 7:30am (on 2/17). Info: A1AMarathon@exclusivesports.com. Feb. 18, Inverness - Whispering Pines 12 HR/6 HR Trail Run/ Walk, 12 hr. 8am; 6 hr. 10am. Info: Terri Hayes (352)287-2411, ultraterri@bellsouth.net. Feb. 18, Melbourne - Eye of the Dragon 10K & Tail of The Lizard 2 Mile, 7am. Info: Brittany Streufert (321)412-1830, eyeofthedragon10k@gmail.com. Feb. 18, Venice - Sasquatch Trail Run, 15K, 10K & 5K; 8am. Info: rouillard64@msn.com. Feb. 24, Apopka - Real Florida 5K/10K. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, jimshieldsmra@comcast.net.

Feb. 24-25, Tampa - Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic, 2/24: 15K, 6:45am (6:40am Wheelchair); 5K, 9:15am; 2/25: Half Marathon, 6am; 8K, 9:15am; $45/15K, $35/ 5K, $95/Half Marathon, $40/8K by 10/1/17-1/ 12/18; Michelob Ultra Challenges running multiple events 2/24 & 2/25 (see website for details). Info: (813)254-7866, information@tampabayrun.com, www.tampabayrun.com Feb. 24, Titusville - A. Max Brewer Bridge Glow! 5K, 6pm. Info: Sheila Nelson or Steven Crouchley (321)264-4000 (x131), 5krun@sculptorcharger.org. Feb. 24, Viera - Thinga-Ma-Jogger 5K, 7:30am. Info: manateepto5k@gmail.com. March 4, Stuart - Marathon Of The Treasure Coast, Half Marathon, Relay, 6:30am; 10K & 5K (3/3). Info: Frank Fender (772)486-3946, racedirector@treasurecoastmarathon.com, www.treasurecoastmarathon.com

March 10, Jacksonville - Gate River Run, 15K & 5K; 8am; Wheelchair Div.; $45/15K, $25/5K by 12/31; $50/15K, $30/5K 1/1-1/31; $55/15K, $35/5K 2/1-2/28. Info: 1st Place Sports, 3931 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32217; (904)731-1900, events@1stplacesports.com, www.1stplacesports.com.


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GEORGIA Dec. 2, Atlanta - Atlanta Beltline Eastside 10K, 9:30am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, lowell@fivestarntp.com. Dec. 2, Canton - Reindeer Run 5K, 8am. Info: serviceleaguerunforthechildren@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Cartersville - Ore 4 Miler, 9am; Kid FR, 10am. Info: paul@greateratlantaathletes.com. Dec. 2, Cartersville - Jingle Jog 5K, 1 Mile FR; 9am. Info: matt@wire2wirerunning.com. Dec. 2, Commerce - Hometown Holiday Hustle 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: bepuckett20@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Dallas - XTERRA Georgia “Mt. Tabor Park” 8.0/4.0 Mile Trail Run, 8:30am. Info: tim@dirtyspokes.com. Dec. 2, La Fayette - Reindeer Run 5K & 1 Mile Family FR/Walk, 9am. Info: Ajaye Mashburn (423)401-8330, lafayettereindeerrun@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Locust Grove - Sleigh Bell Shuffle, 5K & 1 Mile; 8am. Info: (678)492-9939. Dec. 2, Marietta - Run the Lights of Life 5K, 5pm; 1K, 4:30pm. Info: runningmanwest@bellsouth.net. Dec. 2, Milledgeville - Salute to Our Troops 5K, 9am. Info: cbf@mycbf.org. Dec. 2, Monroe - Walton County Half Marathon, 8:30am; 5K, 7:45am. Info: David Dickinson (770)601-9809, Walton Co. Chamber (770)267-6594, staff@waltonchamber.org. Dec. 2, Peachtree City - Jingle Bell Trail 5K, 1 Mile; 9am & 9:10am. Info: Chris Castagna (770)631-3250, castagna.christine@mail.fcboe.org. Dec. 2, Pine Mountain - Callaway Santa Claus Classic 10K, 5:30pm. Info: tricolumbusga@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Savannah - Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run, 1/4 Mile Kids Run, 7:50am; 5K & Double Pump, 8am; 10K, 9am. Info: jsykes@visitsavannah.com. Dec. 2, Sea Island - Sea Island Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, 7am. Info: (866)561-5651 (x301), info@race131.com. Dec. 3, Atlanta - ATL Jingle Bell Jog 5K & 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: victoria@marathonmajic.com. Dec. 3, Fort Valley - The Pecan Tree 10.16K, 2:34pm. Info: rkeel@mindspring.com, whitingk@uga.edu, boryles@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Albany - Jingle Bell Jog 10K, 8am; 1 Mile Fun Walk, 9am; 5K, 9:30am. Info: Phoebe Foundation (229)312-4483. Dec. 9, Atlanta - Atlanta Christmas 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Ed Williams (404)993-1975, roadraceservices@comcast.net. Dec. 9, Atlanta - Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk for Arthritis, 9am. Info: events@runnersfit.com. Dec. 9, Atlanta - Monday Night Brewing 10, 10 Miles or 10K, 8am. Info: runningnerds@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Canton - Christmas Sunset Cinema 5K Run/Walk, 4:30pm. Info: (678)400-9050, info@tortoiseandthehareracing.com. Dec. 9, Cumming - Santa Shuffle 5K, 8am. Info: northgarunningco@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Dacula - It’s A Wonderful Life 5K & FR, 8am. Info: (678)985-3921, rob@fundracers.org.

Dec. 9, Dalton - 30th Annual Carpet Capital 10 Miler & 2 Mile, 9am; RRCA State Championship 10 Mile; $30/10 Mile, $15/2 Mile by 12/1; $40/10 Mile, $20/2 Mile after 12/ 1. Info: Carpet Capital Running Club, POB 2446, Dalton, GA 30722; (706)537-3314, rick.little6872@gmail.com, www.carpetcapitalrunningclub.com Dec. 9, Dawsonville - Reindeer Run 10K/5K, 8:30am. Info: (770)633-5511, lowell@fivestarntp.com. Dec. 9, Langston - Langston Road Jingle Jog 5K, 9am. Info: rbmiller@ppmh.org. Dec. 9, Madison - Madison Christmas Rush Classic, 5K 9am; 8K 10am; 1 Mile 10:15am. Info: Cindy England (478)451-7113, christmasrushclassic@gmail.com.

Dec. 9, Marietta - Sleighbells on the Square 5K/1K, 8:30am; $25 by 11/26, after $35. Info: Ivone Hughes, 70 Haynes St., Marietta, GA 30090; (770)424-2947, ivone@cobbcountybar.org, http:// www.active.com/marietta-ga/running/ distance-running-races/sleighbells-on-thesquare-5k-1k-tot-trot-2017 Dec. 9, Oakwood - Run for Nepal 5K Run for Water, 1 Mile FR/ Walk; 5pm. Info: reneecarden2016@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Perry - Langston Road Jingle Jog 5K Run & Walk, 9am. Info: Anna Henry (478)988-6160, anna.henry@hcbe.net. Dec. 10, Cumming - Five Star 5K/10K Championships, 8:30am. Info: (770)633-5511, lowell@fivestarntp.com. Dec. 10, Kennesaw - Locomotive Half Marathon & 5K, 7:30am. Info: Mark Vescio (678)895-2631, runningmanwest@bellsouth.net.

Dec. 15-17, Atlanta - JG 13.1 Galloway Race Weekend, Half Marathon, 8am (12/17); Barb’s 5K, 8am & Fit Kids Run Walk, 9am. (12/16); $130/Double G (Half Marathon & 5K), $85/Half, $32/5K by 11/30. Info: (800)2002771 (x306), info@jeffgalloway131.com, www.jeffgalloway131.com Dec. 16, Atlanta - Lakeside Viking 5K, 8am. Info: chris@itlcoaching.com. Dec. 16, Bishop - Will Chamberlin Memorial Santa Stroll 8K &

Black Bag Race Series Awards, 8:30am. Info: Carole Black (706)680-7223, Tom Bagley (507)867-8688, classicraceservices@gmail.com. Dec. 16, Chamblee - Winter Harvest 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: (478)444-9781, cbf@mycbf.org. Dec. 16, Johns Creek - Jingle Jog, 5K Run/Walk, Jr. & Elf Run; 8am. Info: jinglejogatlanta@gmail.com. Dec. 16, Macon - Glow The Mall Pink Midnight Madness 5K, 11:44pm. Info: runningmanwest@bellsouth.net. Dec. 16, Marietta - Dashing Through The Square 5K Run/ Walk, 8:08am/Timed, 8:20am/Untimed; 1K Rudolph Run, 9:50am. Info: dashingthroughthesquare5k@gmail.com. Dec. 16, Moultrie - Santa Stroll ‘n Roll, 1.7 Miles; 6:45pm. Info: Carrie Lasseter (229)881-9078, carriejl@windstream.net. Dec. 16, Thomasville - Red Nose Run Half Marathon & 5K Run/ Walk, 8am; Kids FR, 9am. Info: Mandy Hurst (229)379-7723, tjslrecording@gmail.com. Dec. 23, Macon - Winter Harvest 5K Run/Walk, 9:30am. Info: (478)444-9781, cbf@mycbf.org. Dec. 30, Atlanta - Stamp Out Poverty 5K Run/Walk, 10am. Info: (478)444-9781, cbf@mycbf.org. Dec. 30, Jefferson - Finish Strong 5K, 10am; 1 Mile FR, 9:30am. Info: Ali Merk (706)367-6344, alimerk@uga.edu. Dec. 30, Toccoa - Ugly Sweater 5K Run/Walk, 12 Noon. Info: cameron.lopez@cancer.org, aaaraceservices@windstream.net. Jan. 1, Athens - New Year’s at Noon 5K, 12 Noon. Info: Carole Black (706)680-7223, classicraceservices@gmail.com. Jan. 1, Conyers - Phoenix Pass/High Priority Plumbing Frosty 5K, 8am. Info: Jean Yontz (404)775-8893, jeanyontz@phoenixpass.org. Jan. 1, Cumming - New Year’s Day 5K, 8:30am. Info: (770)6335511, lowell@fivestarntp.com. Jan. 6, Columbus - Red Nose Half Marathon, 8am. Info: caroleeluther@gmail.com. Jan. 6, Cumming - Dirty Spokes “Mayhem on the Mountain”, 5.5 mile, 3 mile trail run, 8:30am. Info: Tim, tim@dirtyspokes.com. Jan. 7, Atlanta - Extra Yard 5K, 8am. Info: (404)231-9064, questions@atlantatrackclub.org. Jan. 13, Brunswick - CIA Sports Club 5K Trail Run, 9am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, jimshieldsmra@comcast.net. Jan. 13, Dunwoody - Freakin’ Freezin’ 5K, 8:30am. Info: (770)633-5511, lowell@fivestarntp.com. Jan. 13, Macon - Pilot Club Chase 5K Run/Walk, 12 Noon. Info: classicraceservices@gmail.com. Jan. 13, Warner Robins - Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon & Relay, 8am; Half Marathon, 8:15am; 5K, 8:30am. Info: information@museumofaviation.org. Jan. 14, Jekyll Island - Jekyll Island Marathon, 7:30am; 10K, 8am. Info: Tony Hammett (678)653-4773, tony@peakracingevents.com. Jan. 20, Alpharetta - Milton Boys Lacrosse 5K, 11am; Fun Run, 10:30am. Info: classicraceservices@gmail.com. Jan. 20, Athens - Frosty Owl 5K, 9am. Info: klballew1@gmail.com, (678)227-9560, classicraceservices@gmail.com. Jan. 20, Brunswick - Ninja Race 5K, 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, jimshieldsmra@comcast.net. Jan. 20, Patterson - Superman 5 Mile Trail Race, 1 Mile FR; 9am. Info: okefenokeetcc@gmail.com. Jan. 20, Sugar Hill - Chilly Willy 5K & 10K, 8:30am. Info: (770)633-5511, lowell@fivestarntp.com. Jan. 27, Athens - Winterville Snowflake 10K, 9am. Info: (706)631-0402, john.means@billsbarbeque.com. Jan. 27, Conyers - East Metro Atlanta 5K, 9am. Info: Jennifer Hargrove (770)789-2445. Jan. 27, Conyers - Tiny Trotters 5K (Steps), 10:30am; Lil’ Leapers Obstacle Course Dash, 11am. Info: Jennifer Hargrove (770)789-2445. Jan. 27, Dawsonville - Java Jog 5K & 10K, 8:30am. Info: (770)633-5511, lowell@fivestarntp.com. Jan. 27, Macon - Go for Red 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: (478)4449781, cbf@mycbf.org. Jan. 27, Marietta - Polar Bear Run 5K, 2K & Cub Run; 8am. Info: (770)795-3224, polarbear@jfbc.org. Jan. 27, Winterville - Winterville Snowflake 10K, 9am. Info: John Means (706)631-0402, john.means@billsbarbeque.com. Feb. 2-3, Tybee Island - Critz Tybee Run Fest, 2/2: 5K Run 6:15pm; 2/3: 10K 7am; Half Marathon 8:30am; 2.8 Mile Beach Run 12pm; 1 Mile 1pm. Info: runfest@critz.com. Feb. 3, Athens - Panther Prowl 5K, 8am. Info: Meganne Skinner (706)548-7281 (x29507), skinnerme@clarke.k12.ga.us. Feb. 3, Cumming - Surf and Sun 5K, 8:30am. Info: (770)6335511, lowell@fivestarntp.com. Feb. 3, Dunwoody - Tartan Trot 5K & 10K, 8:30am. Info: (770)393-1424, tj.mcgoldrick@gmail.com. Feb. 3, Watkinsville - Dirty Spokes “Heritage Park”, 7.5 mile, 2.8 mile trail run, 8:30am. Info: Tim, tim@dirtyspokes.com. Feb. 10, Atlanta - Go for Red 5K Run/Walk, 10am. Info: Larry Manuel (478)444-9781, cbf@mycbf.org. Feb. 10, Savannah - The Love Chocolate Half Marathon & 10K, 9am. Info: help@savannahraces.net. Feb. 11, Suwanee - Suwanee Half Marathon, 7am. Info: (770)377-7763, performanceraceservices@gmail.com. Feb. 17, Winder - Xterra Georgia “Thrill in the Hills”, 42K, 21K, 5 mile trail run, 7:30am. Info: Tim, tim@dirtyspokes.com. Feb. 24, Watkinsville - Habitat Hustle 5K Run/Walk, 1pm. Carole Black (706)680-7223, classicraceservices@gmail.com.

KENTUCKY Dec. 2, Grayson - Hot Cocoa 5K, 11am; Kids FR, 10:30am. Info: Rebekah Skaggs (606)316-0527. Dec. 2, La Grange - Metro United Way 5K Run/Walk, 2:30pm. Info: roberta.steutermann@metrounitedway.org. Dec. 2, Lexington - Spindletop Stache & Sweater Dash 5K, 10am. Info: bob@racerise.com. Dec. 2, Lexington - Girls on the Run Central Kentucky Fall 5K, 9am. Info: (513)549-2560, heidi@gotrcentralky.org.

www.running.net Dec. 2, Louisville - Snowman Stampede 4K - 8K Fun Run, 9am. Info: achatham@loucol.com. Dec. 2, Monticello - Elfin Around 5K Run & 2K Awareness Walk, 10am. Info: jeffrey.edwards@monticelloky.com. Dec. 2, Owensboro - Care Net Reindeer Run 5K & Walk, 9am. Info: carenet_sleach@bellsouth.net. Dec. 2, Paintsville - Christmas on the Country Music Highway Half Marathon & 5K, 8am. Info: anthonyskeans@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Pineville - Nazarite Christmas 5K, 10am. Info: annshepherd@hotmail.com. Dec. 3, Frankfort - Frankfort Frosty 5K, 2pm. Info: ptmomdb@cwiweb.net. Dec. 3, Lexington - Kentucky 5K, 3pm; 1K Kids Dash, 4pm. Info: tsjenko@gmail.com. Dec. 3, Stanford - Stanford Jingle Bell Jog 5K Run/Walk for Alzheimer’s, 2:30pm. Info: stanfordjinglebelljog@yahoo.com. Dec. 9, Lexington - USA Track & Field National Club Cross Country Championship, 10K, 8K & 6K; 9am. Info: Frank Miklavcic (502)320-2264, fmiklavcic2@gmail.com, http://www.usatf.org/ Events—Calendar/2017/USATF-National-Club-CrossCountry.aspx. Dec. 9, Lexington - YMCA of Central Kentucky Reindeer Ramble 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk, 9am. Info: abaggett@ymcacky.org. Dec. 9, Louisville - Reindeer Romp 4K Run/Walk - Polar Bear Grand Prix, 9am. Info: (502)475-0024, lyndsey.estes@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Nicholasville - Ugly Sweater 5K Run, 4:30pm. Info: John Howard (859)396-9136, njcprparks@windstream.net. Dec. 9, Russell - Sounds of Christmas 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Alan Osuch (606)369-4403, osuchraceplanner@aol.com. Dec. 9, Somerset - PT Pros Santa Sleigh 5K, 9am. Info: (606)6772006, mhines@ptpros.net. Dec. 16, Bowling Green - Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K for Hunger, 5K Run & 3K Walk; 8am. Info: calvarymissionsbg@gmail.com. Dec. 21, Frankfort - Jingle Bell 3K, 5pm. Info: (502)875-1675, uwoffice44@gmail.com. Dec. 23, La Grange - 12 K’s of Christmas, 7.5 Mile Run/Walk & 6K (approx. 3.7 miles), 9am. Info: mark@sligobaptistky.org. Dec. 31, Lexington - Resolution Run 5 Miler & 1 Mile FR/Walk, 2pm. Info: info@3wayracing.com. Jan. 1, Lexington - John’s Run/Walk Shop “Make It” Resolution Run, 1 Mile to 13.1 Mile. Info: info@johnsrunwalkshop.com. Jan. 1, Midway - Frozen Rails 5K, 2pm. Info: bob@racerise.com. Jan. 6, Nancy - Rotary New Year Trail Run 5K, 9am. Info: george.corder@gmail.com. Jan. 13, Louisville - Frostbite 5K Run/Walk - Polar Bear Grand Prix, 9am. Info: (502)475-0024, lyndsey.estes@gmail.com. Feb. 10, Louisville - Snowman Shuffle 4 Mile Run/Walk - Polar Bear Grand Prix, 9am. Info: (502)475-0024, lyndsey.estes@gmail.com. Feb. 24, Hodgenville - Lincoln’s Birthday 5K, 9am. Info: misty.bivens@larue.kyschools.us. Feb. 24, Somerset - SJWC Snow Shoe Shuffle 5K Run/Walk, 10am. Info: sjwckentucky1945@yahoo.com. March 10, Grand Rivers - Land Between the Lakes Trail Runs, 50 Miles, 60K, Marathon, 23K; 6:30am. Info: Steve Durbin (270)5561679, durb417@gmail.com. March 24, Bowling Green - Run/Walk for Children to benefit Family Enrichment Center, Half Marathon, Half Marathon 2-Person Relay & 5K Run/Walk; 8am. Info: Nickie Jones (270)781-6714, njones@familyenrichmentcenter.com.

LOUISIANA Dec. 2, Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Beach Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: (225)337-0041, contactus@happysrunningclub.com. Dec. 2, Bossier City - Parkway Panther Diamond Dash 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 7:30am. Info: run.srm@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Franklinton - Q50 Races Trails Relay Event, 10 Mile, 20 Mile & 40 Mile; 9am. Info: info@q50races.com. Dec. 2, Homer - Flamingo Trot - 5K Trail Run, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 9:30am. Info: becbec70@bellsouth.net. Dec. 2, Shreveport - SJB Rudolph Run 5K, 8:15am; 1/2 Mile Fun Run, 8am. Info: run.srm@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Stonewall - Scout Strong Winter Fun Run, 5K Fun Run & 1 Mile for Boy Scout Fitness Test; 8:30am. Info: matthew_middlebrooks@hotmail.com. Dec. 3, Kenner - Lake Town Distance Festival, 10 Mile, 10K & 5K Run/Walk. Info: New Orleans Running Systems Road Race Mgmt., Chuck George, Race Dir. (504)884-7565, chuck@NOLArunning.com. Dec. 8, Minden - Rehab Reindeer 5K Run/Walk, 6pm. Info: run.srm@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Boyce - Run Wild in the Woods 10K & 9 Miler, 8am. Info: brad.colwell@mac.com. Dec. 9, Lake Charles - Swamp Stomp Half Marathon, 7am. Info: john@lakearearunners.com. Dec. 9, Lafayette - Cajun Country Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: Scott Schilling (337)781-9416, scott@latrail.org. Dec. 9, New Orleans - The Great Amazing Race New Orleans Family-Friendly Adventure/Obstacle Race, 1.5 Mile with challenge stations; 2pm. Info: Great Amazing Race (513)518-0528, info@greatamazingrace.com. Dec. 9, Scott - Come Home For Christmas 5K, 8:30am; 1 Mile Run/Walk, 8am. Info: pto@sts-peter-paul.org. Dec. 10, Lutcher - Bonfire Festival 5K Road Race & 1/2 Mile Kids FR. Info: brad5980@gmail.com. Dec. 10, Shreveport - Log Jammer Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 8am. Info: Matt McVicar (318)759-0032, run.srm@gmail.com. Dec. 16, Gretna - Ole Man River Half Marathon & 5K. Info: (504)304-2326, NOTC@runNOTC.org. Jan. 6, Alexandria - Wild Azalea Trail Challenge, 13, 27 & 50 Mile; 6am. Info: Spencer Martin (313)806-6523, spenopolis@hotmail.com. Jan. 6, Norco - Q50 Races Resolution Run, 10 Miles & 5 Miles Trail Run; 9am. Info: info@q50races.com. Jan. 7, Arabi - Jackson Day Race 9K, 8am. Info: (504)304-2326, NOTC@runNOTC.org. Jan. 13-14, Baton Rouge - Louisiana Marathon Running Festival, Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am (1/14); Quarter Marathon & 5K, 8am

(1/13); Kids Marathon, 10:15am (1/13). Info: (888)786-2001, danny@thelouisianamarathon.com. Jan. 20, Avondale - The Flavor Run New Orleans 5K, 9am. Info: support@flavorrun.com. Jan. 20, Jefferson - Larry Fuselier Race, 25K, 10K & 2 Mile; 8am. Info: (504)304-2326, NOTC@runNOTC.org. Jan. 27, Lafayette - Al Comeaux LA-10, 10 Miler, 8am. Info: racedirector@cajunroadrunners.com. Feb. 3, Metairie - Mardi Gras 5K, 10am; Kids’ Half Mile, 9:35am. Info: (504)304-2326, NOTC@runNOTC.org. Feb. 3, Minden - Minden Run for St. Jude, Half Marathon 7:30am; 10K 8am; 5K 8:20am; Fun Run 7:40am. Info: eramsey@maddencontracting.com. Feb. 12, Lafayette - Lundi Gras Bar-A-Thon, Non-competitive; Run up to 8 miles with stops at 4 Lafayette bars & restaurants. Info: Scott Schilling (337)781-9416, scott@latrail.org. Feb. 17-18, Franklinton - Q50 Races Extravanganza, 2/17: 6am/ 52 Miler & 39 Miler, 9am/Marathon & Half Marathon; 2/18: 11am/10 Miler & 5 Miler. Info: (504)390-8807, info@q50races.com. Feb. 24, Shreveport - Celebration of Education: 50 Years 5K Road Race & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: run.srm@gmail.com. Feb. 24, Shreveport - The Southfield School Pie Run 10K & 5K, 8am; 1/2 Mile Fun Run, 7:45am. Info: kasmcdermott@gmail.com. Feb. 24, Zachary - Cast Iron Classic 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8:30am. Info: margaretgraves1129@gmail.com. March 4, New Orleans - Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans, Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am; 10K, 7am. 5K on 3/3. Info: www.runrocknroll.com/new-orleans/

MARYLAND Dec. 2, Annapolis - DeCesaris/Prout Cancer Foundation Jingle Bell 5K Run & 3K Walk, 9am. Info: jbrannapolis@dpcancerfoundation.org. Dec. 2, Baltimore - Race 13.1 Baltimore Inner Harbor Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: (866)561-5651 (x301), info@race131.com. Dec. 2, College Park - Wright Stuff 10K, 9am. Info: rcormeny@aol.com. Dec. 2, College Park - College Park parkrun, 5K 9am. Info: collegeparkoffice@parkrun.com. Dec. 2, Emmitsburg - Goodloe Byron 10 Mile Run, 9am. Info: bkimbyron@outlook.com. Dec. 2, Frederick - Candy Cane Dash 5K, 9am; 1K FR, 8:35am. Info: (301)834-9242, bill@gotrfrederick.org. Dec. 2, Westminster - Christmas Camel Canter 5K & Fun Run. Info: stbenspastor@qis.net. Dec. 3, Chestertown - Run Like The Dickens 5K, 8am; Kids Dash, 9am. Info: tcreventmanagement@gmail.com. Dec. 3, Ocean City - OCMD Winterfest of Lights Jingle Bell 5K Run, 5pm. Info: octrirunning@yahoo.com. Dec. 9, College Park - College Park parkrun, 5K 9am. Info: collegeparkoffice@parkrun.com. Dec. 9, Easton - Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: tcreventmanagement@gmail.com. Dec. 10, Annapolis - Anniversary Run 15K, 10am. Info: anniversary10k@annapolisstriders.org. Dec. 10, Saint Michaels - Ugly Sweater Free 5K Fun Run, 9am. Info: tcreventmanagement@gmail.com. Dec. 16, Carderock - Gar Williams Half Marathon, 9am. Info: (202)468-2958, brian@dcroadrunners.org. Dec. 16, College Park - College Park parkrun, 5K 9am. Info: collegeparkoffice@parkrun.com. Dec. 17, Bel Air - Holiday Hustle 5K, 9am. Info: billy@charmcityrun.com. Dec. 17, Gaithersburg - Seneca Slopes 9K, 10am. Info: (301)5257984, office@mcrrc.org. Dec. 23, Aberdeen - Reindeer Run 5K, 8am. Info: Andrea Gilde (443)252-0331, andrea@bluecheetahtiming.com, www.reindeer5k.com. Dec. 23, College Park - College Park parkrun, 5K 9am. Info: collegeparkoffice@parkrun.com. Dec. 30, College Park - College Park parkrun, 5K 9am. Info: collegeparkoffice@parkrun.com. Jan. 13, Columbia - BithEnergy MLK 5K, 8am. Info: Willie Flowers (443)610-0716, president@howardcountynaacp.com. Jan. 13, Elkton - PHUNT 50K & 25K Trail Race, 9am. Info: (443)350-3852, bluesuede71@gmail.com. Jan. 21, Upper Marlboro - A Run to the Taproom 5K & 1 Mile Walk, 10am. Info: beth@gooddayforarun.com. Feb. 18, Greenbelt - DCRRC George Washington’s Birthday Marathon & Relay, 10am. Info: gwmarathon@dcroadrunners.org.

MISSISSIPPI Dec. 2, Corinth - Jolly Jog for Havis’ Kids 1 Mile Fun Run, 10am. Info: jollyjogforhaviskids@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Hattiesburg - ASC Walk and 5K Run for Life, 10am. Info: walkandrun4life@ascms.org. Dec. 2, Long Beach - Fred Walker Memorial Jingle Bell 5K, 1 Mile FR; 8am. Info: Lisa - mrslionfish@hotmail.com. Dec. 2, Meridian - St. Patrick School Candy Cane 5K Dash, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 9:45am (approx.). Info: candycane5kdash@yahoo.com. Dec. 2, Pascagoula - Battle on Buffet Beach 5K Obstacle Race, 9am. Info: darcies@cityofpascagoula.com. Dec. 2, Ridgeland - Fit for Ag Jingle Bell Jog Half Marathon & 10K, 8am; 5K, 8:05am; Kids FR, 9:15am. Info: Kim Webb (601)8260006, kim.webb@southernagcredit.com. Dec. 3, Hattiesburg - Heritage Run For Hunger 5K & Kids FR, 3pm. Info: scot@heritage-umc.org. Dec. 9, Clinton - Jingle Jog 5K, 8am; Fun Run, 9am. Info: lcwiley@mc.edu. Dec. 9, Meridian - Realtor Reindeer Run, Fun Run 8:45am; 5K Run 9am; 5K Walk 9:01am. Info: MBR (601)485-7113, info@meridianboardofrealtors.org. Dec. 9-10, Pass Christian - Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon &


www.running.net Half Marathon, 7am (12/10); 5K, 8am (12/9); 1.2 Mile Kids Marathon, 9:30am (12/9). Info: (888)786-2001, pf@msgulfcoastmarathon.com. Dec. 14, Canton - Holiday Hustle 5K Run/Walk, 6pm. Info: scauthen2@comcast.net. Dec. 16, Pass Christian - Pass To The Bay 10K, 9am; 1 Mile (Bay St. Louis), 10:30am. Info: Leonard Vergunst (228)380-7037, director@gulfcoastrunningclub.org. Dec. 30, Woolmarket - Last Chance To Run Walk, 15K, 5K & 1 Mile; 9am. Info: Leonard Vergunst (228)380-7037, director@gulfcoastrunningclub.org. Jan. 13, Vicksburg - Chill in the Hills 10K Run, 5K Walk, 1 Mile FR; 8:30am. Info: (601)636-5703. Jan. 15, Southaven - DeSoto County MLK Jr. 5K Unity Run/ Walk, 8:30am. Info: neffie.gatewood@preciouspearlsfoundation.org. Jan. 20, Starkville - Frostbite Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 9am. Info: starkvillefrostbitehalfmarathon@gmail.com. Jan. 27, Biloxi - Casino Bridge Run, 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Competitive Walk; 8:30am; Info: Mike Pate (251)980-1045, Info@HarleySports.com.

Jan. 27, Jackson - Mississippi Blues Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & Marathon Relay; 7am. Info: info@msbluesmarathon.com, www.msbluesmarathon.com. See Ad page 24. Feb. 10, Hattiesburg - Mad Dash to Mardi Gras 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk & 1 Mile FR; 8am. Info: marleneshivers@comcast.net. Feb. 10, Lake Village, AR to Greenville, MS - Mississippi River Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, 8am. Info: (501)650-3400, mississippirivermarathon@gmail.com, www.msrivermarathon.com. Feb. 10, Madison - Nate Rogers Race For The Laces 5K Run/ Walk, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: Mary Ford (601)942-2094, maryford1991@yahoo.com.

NORTH CAROLINA Dec. 2, Aberdeen - Reindeer Fun Run, 12K 9am; 5K 9:30am; Kids Egg Nog Jog (3 heats) 10:30am. Info: run@reindeerfunrun.com. Dec. 2, Asheboro - Randolph County Young Life 5K, 9am. Info: bdsmythe78@yahoo.com. Dec. 2, Asheville - Jingle Bell 5K, 10am. Info: Glory Hound Events (828)400-5868, greg@gloryhoundevents.com. Dec. 2, Benson - Decem-burrrr Dash 5K, 9am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, james@runtheeast.com. Dec. 2, Burlington - Run at the Rock Trail Race, 14 Mile & 7 Mile; 9am. Info: (336)793-4311, mike@junction311.com. Dec. 2, Chapel Hill - Dozen Doughnut Dash, 4 Mile Race; 9am. Info: jp_hussey@kenan-flagler.unc.edu. Dec. 2, Chapel Hill - Positive Impact for Kids 5K, 1pm; Kids FR, 2:15pm. Info: stanleynewsome2@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Charlotte - Krueger Reindeer Romp 5K, 8am; Kids Fun Run/Free (10-under), 8:45am; $35/5K 10/1-12/1 (Hooded sweatshirt guaranteed to those who register before 11/13), $40 Race Day. Info: Sharon Alber (704)716-6999, sharon.alber@ymcacharlotte.org, www.ymcacharlotte.org Dec. 2, Charlotte - ACC Fan 5K, 8am; Kids Mascot Run, 9am. Info: (704)644-4047. Dec. 2, Charlotte - Jingle All the Way 5K, 9am. Info: mmoberg@police.minthill.com. Dec. 2, Durham - Jingle Bell LEAP 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: kim@bullcityrunning.com. Dec. 2, Eden - Jingle Bell Rockin’ 5K, 5:30pm. Info: Scott Bassett (336)253-3153, smbassett@hotmail.com. Dec. 2, Harrisburg - Jingle Bull Run 5K, 9am. Info: jennyis2run@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Huntersville - Girls On The Run 5K North, 9am. Info: mknight@girlsontherun.org. Dec. 2, Jacksonville - Axis Physical Therapy Merry Fitness 5K, 9am. Info: monica.brady@girlsontherun.org. Dec. 2, Kings Mountain - Jingle Bell Rockin’ Run, 10K, 5K & FR; 9am. Info: ddwyer@clevecoymca.org. Dec. 2, Locust - Jami’s Halo - Halo Hustle 5K, 9am. Info: jamisgifts@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Mills River - Tommy A. Bryson Memorial Deer Dash 5K Run, 8:30am; Walk, 9:15am; Kid’s Mile Fun Run, 8am. Info: rgpprice@hotmail.com. Dec. 2, Morganton - Night of Light 5K, 6pm; Family 1 Mile Faith Run, 5:15pm. Info: nightoflightroadrace@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Mt. Pleasant - Fit Connection Reindeer Run 5K, 9am; Kids 1 Mile Run, 8:30am. Info: susanmoose1@gmail.com.

Dec. 2, Mt. Ulla - Santa 5K Run/Walk for Charity, 9am; Fun Run, 9:45am; $25/5K Preregistered, $30 on Race Day; $10/Fun Run. Info: David Freeze (704)310-6741, d a v i d . f r e e z e @ c t c . n e t ; www.salisburyrowanrunners.org Dec. 2, Statesville - Running of the Elves 10K/5K Run & 3K Walk; 5pm. Info: runningoftheelves@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Wake Forest - The Frosty Run 10K & 5K, 8am; 1 Mile Family Walk, 8:05am. Info: trirebecca@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Waxhaw - Gingersnap 5K, 8am. Info: Jill Connolly (704)910-9469, gingersnap5k@gmail.com. Dec. 2, West Jefferson - Christmas Tree 5K, 10am; 1 Mile FR/ Walk, 10:15am. Info: Jim Snyder (336)977-1606, jimsnyder@skybest.com. Dec. 2, Winston-Salem - Mistletoe Half Marathon, 8:20am; 5K, 8:30am; Fun Run, 7:50am. Info: mistletoe@ymcanwnc.org. Dec. 3, Durham - Race Across Durham Trail Marathon, 8am; 10 Miler/Sold Out, 9am. Info: info@raceacrossdurham.com.

Running Journal • December, 2017 Dec. 3, Greenville - Reindeer Dash for Cash 10 Miler & 5K, 1pm; $45/10 Mile, $30/5K 11/3-12/1; $50/10 Miler, $35/5K Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration. Info: Dawn CashSalau (252)531-4241, dawn@reindeerdashforcash.org, www.reindeerdashforcash.org Dec 3, Kernersville - 7th Annual Kernersville Foundation Frosty 5K Parade Run sponsored by Highland Industries 2pm; $25 before 11/29, $30 after and race day (entry fee includes free admission to Pancake Supper). Info: Brian Stewart (336)399-8045, bstewart@solaceits.com or www.onthemarksports.com Dec. 3, Locust - Locust #Elfie 5K Run/Walk, 3pm. Info: locusthealth@gmail.com. Dec. 7, Trent Woods - Jingle Bell Trot 5K, Fun Run/Walk; 6pm. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, james@runtheeast.com. Dec. 9, Asheboro - Reindeer Run & Dash 5K, 9am; 1 Mile Dash, 9:45am. Info: zausband@hotmail.com. Dec. 9, Camp Lejeune - Naughty and Nice 5K, 8am. Info: (910)451-0025, lejgrandprix@usmc-mccs.org. Dec. 9, Charlotte - Jingle Bell Run - Charlotte, Certified 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 9:30am (registration opens 8am). Info: Kristina Aquilone (704)705-1798, kaquilone@arthritis.org, www.jbr.org/ charlotte. Dec. 9, Charlotte - Girls On The Run 5K South, 9am. Info: mknight@girlsontherun.org. Dec. 9, Durham - Race 13.1 Durham, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 8am; Holiday Kids FR, 7:30am. Info: info@race131.com. Dec. 9, Durham - MilesforMarty 5K, 8am. Info: kmtwingles@aol.com. Dec. 9, Eden - Kimmie Shea Christmas 5K, 2pm. Info: taylorlelandslaughter@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Fletcher - NCSHP Troop G 5K Glow Run, 5:15pm. Info: shphipp@hotmail.com. Dec. 9, Hickory - Mel’s Jingle Run, 5K Run/Walk; 9am. Info: runtimeraces@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Huntersville - Huntersville Half Marathon & 5K, 8am. Info: Bear Robinson (704)301-5932, hardcoreseriousfitness@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Jamestown - Katherine A. Ragsdale Reindeer Romp 5K, 9am; 1 Mile FR/Walk, 8am. Info: marlee.rindal@ymcagreensboro.org. Dec. 9, Morganton - BUCM Rivalry Run to Fight Hunger, 5K Run/Walk & Reindeer 1 Mile Fun Run, 9am. Info: markrostan@valdese.com. Dec. 9, Mt. Airy - Rosy Cheeks 5K, 9am; Kids Jingle Bell 1/2 Mile Jog, 9:45am. Info: (336)786-8313, dlewis@mountairy.org. Dec. 9, New Bern - Craven Smart Start Holiday Hustle 5K, 10K & Family FR; 8:15am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, james@runtheeast.com. Dec. 9, Pittsboro - Reindeer Run 5K, 8am; Kids 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: Erin Suwattana (919)542-7449 (x114), reindeerrun@chathamkids.org. Dec. 9, Polkville - Polk”5k”ville Run/Walk, 5K 9am. Info: jonimcmurry@yahoo.com. Dec. 9, Raleigh - Reindeer Romp 5K, 9am. Info: dwood1966@hotmail.com. Dec. 9, Rockingham - Richmond County Partnership for Children Christmas Run, 5K 7:30am; 1K 9:30am. Info: mhancock@richmondsmartstart.org. Dec. 9, Star - Twinkle Toes 5K, 9am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: stacey.crump@montgomery.k12.nc.us. Dec. 9, Taylorsville - Run The Battlefield Save the Star 5K Trail Race, 10am. Info: caywoodstudio@charter.net. Dec. 9, Wadesboro - Coca-Cola Polar Bear 5K Run/Walk, 2pm. Info: joshua.leviner@icloud.com. Dec. 9, Wilmington - William H. Craig Race for Life 5K, 8am. Info: Aileen Sutton (910)251-9622 (x246), aileen.sutton@wilmingtonfamilyymca.org. Dec. 10, Asheville - JCC Hanukkah 8K, 9:15am. Info: rochelle@jcc-asheville.org.

Dec. 16, Charlotte - Run Run Rudolph 10K/5K, 8am; $30/5K Run/Walk, $35/10K Run thru 11/30; $35/5K, $40/10K 12/1-10; $40/5K, $45/10K 12/11-15; $45/5K, $50/10K Race Day. Info: Start2Finish, 8618 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28212; (865)300-5810, lauren@s2fcharlotte.com, www.runrunrudolph5k10K.com Dec. 16, Charlotte - Santa Run 8K, 9am; Snowman Dash 1 Mile, 10:15am. Info: (704)338-2279, info@sisuevents.com. Dec. 16, Charlotte - We Believe Santa 5K, 12pm. Info: Jimmy Lawler (704)391-3900, jlawler@usnwc.org. Dec. 16, Gibsonville - Fill the Sleigh 5K/World Running League Trail Championship, 5K & 1 Mile FR; 9am. Info: (336)263-4167, info@piedmontpacers.com. Dec. 16, Goldsboro - 5K Eagle Run/Walk, 9am; 1 Mile Family FR/Walk to follow. Info: bshook@waynechristian.org. Dec. 16, High Point - Jingle Jog 5K, 8:30am. Info: (336)7934311, mike@junction311.com. Dec. 16, Jacksonville - Ruby’s Misfits Animal Rescue’s “Santa Paws” 5K Fun Run/Walk, 9am. Info: emily@onslowfitness.com. Dec. 16, Kannapolis - Frostbite 5K, 1 Mile FR; 10am. Info: Rhoda Waters (704)939-9622 (x718), rwaters@cannonymca.org. Dec. 9, Raleigh - Reindeer Romp 5K, 9am. Info: Karl Lyon (919)249-3345, karl.lyon@apexnc.org. Dec. 16, Southport - Southport Ugly Sweater 5K & 1 Mile - 5K Holiday Hustle Series, 8am. Info: info@coastalraceproductions.com. Dec. 16, Whitsett - Stoney Creek Jingle Balls 5K Run/Walk, 6pm. Info: tmurphy0425@gmail.com.

Dec. 21, Morganton - Night of Light 5K & 1 Mile FR, 5pm. Info: Deanne Avery (828)391-9179, deanne.r.avery@gmail.com. Dec. 23, Drexel - Drexel Recreation Christmas Chase 5K, 9am; Fun Run, 10am. Info: drexel.rec.race@gmail.com. Dec. 23, Mooresville - Mount Mourne VFD Elf 5K, 9am; Fun Run, 8:45am. Info: Chris Goodrum (704)807-2900, www.mmvfd.com. Dec. 23, Mooresville - Jingle Jog Race & Taste 10K, 8am. Info: nrodin@trumpnational.com. Dec. 25, Shelby - KPs Dash for a Cause, Marathon 7am; Half Marathon 7:30am. Info: curtis@runsignup.com. Dec. 30, Hoffman - Drop Zone Marathon & Half Marathon, 4pm. Info: Doug Dawkins (910)206-2095, doug@theboogieraces.com. Dec. 31, Marion - Resolution Run 5K, 8:30pm. Info: morganpittman78@gmail.com. Jan. 1, Cullowhee - Run in 2018 5K, 11am; 1/2 Mile FR, 11:45am. Info: jeniferpressley@jacksonnc.org. Jan. 1, Morganton - Resolution Run, 11K & 5K 2:30pm; 1.5 Mile FR & Youth Competitive Events 2pm. Info: shoresmultisport@gmail.com. Jan. 1, Sunset Beach - Day 1 Run & Polar Plunge & 5K, 2pm. Info: info@coastalraceproductions.com. Jan. 6, Albemarle - Y Hot Chocolate 8K, 8am. Info: ktaylor@stanlyymca.org. Jan. 6, Richlands - Resolution Run 5K, 10am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, james@runtheeast.com. Jan. 6, Winston-Salem - Salem Lakeshore Frosty Fifty, 50K Run & Relay, 25K; 8am. Info: frosty50@twincitytc.org. Jan. 13, Browns Summit - Lakeside Trail Race, 15 Mile & 8 Mile; 10am. Info: dogg7460@gmail.com. Jan. 13-14, Connelly-Springs - South Mountains Marathon (1/ 13) & Half Marathon (1/14). Info: brandon@tanawhaadventures.com. Jan. 13, Ocean Isle Beach - Run for Food Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 9am. Info: Mary Pritchard (910)579-4684, maprita@aol.com. Jan. 13, Rougemont - Little River Trail Runs, Half Marathon 8:30am; 10 Mile 9am; 7K 9:30am. Info: littlerivertrailruns@gmail.com. Jan. 15, Chapel Hill - The Time is Now MLK 5K: Keeping the Faith, 7:30am. Info: rocts@unc.edu. Jan. 20, Almond - Tsali Frosty Foot, 50K 9am; 30K 10am; 8K 10:30am. Info: runningpains@gmail.com. Jan. 20, Charlotte - Charlotte Running Company Trail Race, 13 Miles & 9 Miles 9am; 4 Mile 9:30am; Fun Run 9:45am. Info: Start 2 Finish (704)893-3800, info@s2fcharlotte.com. Jan. 20, Havelock - Run/Walk for Life 5K, 10am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, james@runtheeast.com. Jan. 20, Pinehurst - Race 13.1 Pinehurst, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: info@race131.com. Jan. 20, Waxhaw - Wesley Chapel Winter Walk & 5K, 8am. Info: jeanninekenary@wesleychapelnc.com. Jan. 21, Hillsborough - Occoneechee Speedway Relay, 13.5 Miles (teams of 2 or 4); 1pm. Info: speedwayrelay@gmail.com. Jan. 28, Leland - Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 15K Run & 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: edfore7628@bellsouth.net.

Jan. 28, Salisbury - Novant Health Winter Flight 8K Run & 5K Walk - Oldest 8K in the State, 2018 RRCA 8K State Championship Event; 8K, 2pm (Push Rim Wheelchair) 1:58pm; 5K Walk, 2pm; 1/2 Mile FR, 1:30pm; $25/8K Run, $20/5K Walk Postmarked by 1/ 25; Race Day Registration $30/8K, $25/5K; Free for 1/2 Mile FR. Info: David Freeze (704)310-6741, david.freeze@ctc.net, www.salisburyrowanrunners.org. See Ad page 6. Feb. 3, Coats - Souper Bowl 5K, 2pm; Kid’s Dash, 3pm. Info: Jen Bart (910)808-5646, soupkitchen5k@gmail.com. Feb. 3, Conover - LEE Loves Local 5K Love Run, 9am. Info: runtimeraces@gmail.com. Feb. 3, Goldsboro - Heart & Sole Half Marathon, 8am; 5K, 8:15am. Info: jennifer.wright@goldsboroymca.org. Feb. 3, Ophir - Uwharrie Mountain Run, 40 mi., 20 mi., 8 mi.; 8am. Sold Out. Info: uwharriemountainrun@gmail.com. Feb. 4, Charlotte - Big Game 4 Miler, 9am; Kid’s 100 yard dash, 10:15am. Info: (704)338-2279, info@sisuevents.com. Feb. 11, Greensboro - St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Marathon & Relay, 10am. Info: (336)793-4311, mike@junction311.com. Feb. 11, Raleigh - Run for the Roses 5K, 2pm; Kid’s Dash, 3pm. Info: Elizabeth Warner (919)880-3147, run4roses@ncroadrunners.org. Feb. 17, Charlotte - Great Chocolate Race, 5 Mile 8am. Info: Crucible Racing, LCC (757)849-8566, team@crucibleracing.com. Feb. 17, Charlotte - Charlotte 10 Mile, 7:45am; 4 Mile, 7:30am. Info: (704)893-3800 (x103), info@s2fcharlotte.com. Feb. 17, Washington - Race for Epilepsy Half Marathon & 5K, 7am; Fun Run/Walk, 7:45am. Info: racedirector@raceforepilepsy.org.

Feb. 24, Ellerbe - Ellerbe Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am; $60 11/1 thru 12/31, $65 1/1/ 2018 and after. Info: Doug Dawkins, The Boogie Races, POB 96, Ellerbe, NC 28379; doug@theboogieraces.com, http:// theboogieraces.com/SITEMAP.html Feb. 25, Gibsonville - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Trail Half Marathon, 8:30am. Info: Richard Swor (313)304-0903, rich@triviumracing.com. March 3, Brevard - Oskar Blues 4 Mile. Info: (828)242-1123, pisgahrunning@gmail.com, www.pisgahrunning.com.

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SOUTH CAROLINA Dec. 2, Anderson - Reindeer Run 5K, 8am. Info: Joe Drennon (864)716-6262, joed@andersonareaymca.org. Dec. 2, Blythewood - Jingle Bell Jog 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Martha Jones (803)261-2074, marthajblythewood@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Charleston - Reindeer Run 5K, 9am. Info: (843)7923321, mahaffea@musc.edu. Dec. 2, Columbia - Red Ribbon Run/Walk 5K, 9am. Info: Daniel Casillas (210)264-9327, dcasillas@seniorresourcesinc.org. Dec. 2, Columbia - Deck the Hall and Reindeer Fun Run, 5K Trail Run 8:30am; 2K Trail Run 9:30am; Kid’s Reindeer Games & 400m Run, 9am. Info: Willis Ware (803)765-2309, warew@heathwood.org. Dec. 2, Conway - Conway Rotary RiverTown Reindeer Race 5K, 8am. Info: drjtroxell@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Lugoff - Fitness Zone Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: George Gibson (803)438-3811, willits.heather@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Anderson - Cross Your Heart Trail Run, 5K & 10K Run/ Walk 8:30am. Info: Judd Bailey (864)314-4369. Dec. 9, Charleston - Jingle Bell Run 5K & 1 Mile, 9am. Info: Dawn Kahley (304)573-8472, dkahley@arthritis.org. Dec. 9, Columbia - Harborside Lights 5K, 5:30pm. Info: Ilia Owens (803)748-9622 (x130), iliaowens@columbiaymca.org. Dec. 9, Greenville - Jingle Bell Run 5K, 8am. Info: Kelly Maliska (678)237-4468, kmaliska@arthritis.org. Dec. 9, Kiawah Island - Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am. Info: kiawah_marathon@kiawahresort.com. Dec. 9, Myrtle Beach - Fox Trot 5K Walk/Run, 8am. Info: mtouzel@horrycountyschools.net. Dec. 16, Barnwell - Barnwell County Family YMCA Reindeer Run 5K, 9am. Info: mmullen@thefamilyy.org. Dec. 16, Columbia - Wine 10K Columbia, 8am. Info: allison@cadence180.com. Dec. 16, Greenville - Santa Run 5K, 9am. Info: Kerrie Sijon (864)423-1482. Dec. 16, North Myrtle Beach - Race to Save Hearts 5K Run/ Walk, 9am. Info: drjtroxell@gmail.com. Dec. 16, Port Royal - Friends of Caroline Gingerbread 5K, 9am. Info: saras@friendsofcarolinehospice.com. Dec. 16, Summerville - Cocoa Cup 5K, 9:30am; 1 Mile Kid’s FR (12-under), 9am. Info: chris@fleetfeetmountpleasant.com. Dec. 30, Charleston - Revolutionary Run 5K, 8am. Info: Kylah Jay (843)708-4412, kylahjay@royalrealm.net. Dec. 30, Columbia - Cold Winters Day 5K, 10am. Info: Strictly Running (803)799-4786, gstrictlyrunnin@sc.rr.com. Dec. 30, North Myrtle Beach - Race into the New Year 5K Run/ Walk, 8:30am. Info: kim.waters@risenchristacademy.com. Jan. 6, Columbia - Harbison 50K & 25K, 7:30am. Info: david@csraultras.org. Jan. 13, Charleston - Charleston Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, 8am. Info: (843)790-9288, info@charlestonmarathon.com. Jan. 13, Columbia - MLK Celebration 5K, 8am. Info: Strictly Running (803)799-4786, gstrictlyrunnin@sc.rr.com. Jan. 13, Dataw Island - Resolution Run, 5K Run/Walk; 10am. Info: janie@lowcountryhabitat.org. Jan. 20, Columbia - Red Shoe Run, 10K 8am; 5K 8:15am. Info: Margaret Deans Fawcett (803)238-0579, mdeans@rmhcofcolumbia.org. Jan. 20, Greenville - The Greenville News Run Downtown 5K, 9am. Info: dorothy@dfscreativeconcepts.com. Jan. 20, North Myrtle Beach - North Myrtle Beach Winter Run, 15K & 5K; 9am. Info: drjtroxell@gmail.com. Jan. 27, Columbia - Run with the Saints 5K & FR, 8am. Info: Mary Claire Cox (803)413-4169, mccox@sc.rr.com. Jan. 27, Sullivan’s Island - Charlie Post Classic 15K Run & 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: dawnkahley@gmail.com. Jan. 27, Columbia - The Great Amazing Race Columbia Family-Friendly Adventure/Obstacle Race, 1.5 Mile with challenge stations; 2pm. Info: Great Amazing Race (513)518-0528, info@greatamazingrace.com. Jan. 28, Charleston - The Great Amazing Race Charleston Family-Friendly Adventure/Obstacle Race, 1.5 Mile with challenge stations; 2pm. Info: Great Amazing Race (513)518-0528, info@greatamazingrace.com. Feb. 3, Beaufort (Lady’s Island) - Chilly Bean 5K & 10K, 10:30am. Info: rob@palmettorunningco.com. Feb. 3, Clinton - CrossFit864 Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: info@crossfit864.com. Feb. 3, Columbia - The Long Run 15K, 8am; 5K, 8:30am; Kids’ FR, 8:15am. Info: Powers Tanis (803)227-2286, powers.tanis@mgclaw.com. Feb. 3, Folly Beach - Save the Light Half Marathon & 5K, 8:30am. Info: (843)795-4386. Feb. 3, Greenwood - The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Run Your Ice Off 5K & 8K Races, 8:30am. Info: curry@greenwoodscchamber.org. Feb. 10, Beaufort (Lady’s Island) - Hopeful Horizons Race4Love 5K, 9am. Info: (843)524-2256, codarace4love@gmail.com. Feb. 10, Columbia - Race for the Place 5K, 8am; Kids’ FR, 9am. Info: jackrabbittiming@gmail.com. Feb. 10, Columbia - Cupid’s Chase 5K, 10am. Info: Lindsey Daniel (803)750-8998, lindsey.daniel@comop.org. Feb. 10, Fort Mill - The Jeremy B. Blevins Oral Cancer Fund Race For The Cause 10K/5K, 9am. Info: shelleybblevins@gmail.com. Feb. 10, Hilton Head Island - Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K, 8am. Info: Bear Foot Sports (843)757-8520, bfs@hargray.com, www.bearfootsports.com. Feb. 10, Ladys Island - Hopeful Horizons Race4Love, 5K 9am. Info: wentworthp@hopefulhorizons.org. Feb. 10, Sumter - Stupid Cupid 5K Run/Walk/Roll, 9am. Info: sumterstupidcupid@gmail.com.


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Feb. 24, Greenville - GHS Half Marathon & 5K, 7:30am. Info: www.swamprabbitrace.com.

TENNESSEE Dec. 2, Johnson City - Girls on the Run 5K, 9am. Info: jessica.thomas@girlsontherun.org. Dec. 2, Knoxville - Girls on the Run 5K, 10am. Info: kelly.eldridge@girlsontherun.org. Dec. 2, Memphis - St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am; 10K 7:30am; 5K 9am; Wheelchair start 5 minutes before each event; Kids Marathon 1:30pm. Info: Erin Martin (800)565-5112, marathon@stjude.org. Dec. 2, Nashville - 12South Winter Warmup 12K & 6K, 8am; Kids 1K, 7am. Info: (901)274-2202, s2finfo@s2fevents.com. Dec. 2, Nashville - Rudolph’s Red Nose Run 5K, 8am. Info: jann@needlink.org. Dec. 2, Nashville - Girls on the Run 5K, 8am. Info: Tiffany Patton (615)356-4829, tiffany.patton@girlsontherun.org. Dec. 2, Winchester - Tim’s Ford Deer Trail 6 Miles, 11am. Info: Denny Elston (931)455-6553, delston@lighttube.net. Dec. 3, Alcoa - Reindeer Run 5K. Info: kellyforster@parksrec.com. Dec. 9, Andersonville - Loyston Point Scramble, Half Marathon & 10K, 11am; Kids Race, 10:30am. Info: (865)548-4718, pscottcrowley@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Buchanan - Over the River 8 Miles, 11am Info: Mike Bell (731)441-1468, bellm@henryk12.net. Dec. 9, Burns - Bell Ringer 50K/25K, 7am; 2 Mile/1 Mile, 9am. Info: Megan Dunn (615)797-9052, megan.n.dunn@tn.gov. Dec. 9, Johnson City - 5K Reindeer Run & 5K Santa Stroll, 4pm; 100yd. dash, 3pm. Info: Kathie Battista (423)926-0700, elc1986@1stchurchjc.org. Dec. 9, Mt. Juliet - Panattoni Mt. Juliet Holiday Half Marathon & 5K, 10:45am. Info: races@team-magic.com. Dec. 10, Knoxville - Leftover Run 5K, 2pm. Info: Andrea Collins (865)335-4292, acollin2@yahoo.com.

Dec. 10, Sevierville - Santa Hustle Sevierville Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K Run/ Walk, 7:45am; 1-Mile Kids Rudolph Run, 7am; 100-Yard Santa Sprint, 7:15am; Start/ Finish: Wilderness at the Smokies Resort and Waterpark; $60/Half, $40/5K until 11/25; $65/Half, $45/5K 11/26-12/9; $70/Half, $50/5K Packet Pickup & Race Day; Kids Races (12under): $5/100yd. Santa Sprint, $10/1 Mile Kids Rudolph Run. lnfo: info@santa hustle.com, www.santahustle.com/smokies/ Dec. 12, Kingsport - Love-Share Christmas Lights 8K Run & 3K Walk, 6:30pm. Info: tamiedwells@gmail.com. Dec. 16, Chattanooga - Lookout Mountain 50 Mile & 21 Mile, 7:30am; 10K, 8am. Info: info@wildtrails.org. Dec. 16, Knoxville - Rock’in Santa Half Marathon & Sunshine 5K, 9am. Info: Kevin Mahan (865)988-3906, kevin@endurancesportsmanagement.com. Dec. 16, Limestone - Pioneer 5 Mile Run, 11am. Info: Bob Townsend (423)525-7335 (c), bobtownsend@comcast.net. Dec. 30, Memphis - Starry 4K Run/Walk, 6pm. Info: Natalie Wilson (901)767-7275, nwilson@shelbyfarmspark.com. Dec. 30, Nashville - Hill YEAH! 5K Resolution Run, 8:30am. Info: hillyeah5k@gmail.com. Jan. 1, Kingsport - New Years Wake Up 5K, 9am; 1 Mile, 9:45am. Info: Bob Townsend (423)525-7335, bobtownsend@comcast.net. Jan. 6, Cleveland - Trail of Tears 7 Miles, 11am. Info: Dan Smithhisler (615)290-0121, ds1ontherun@hotmail.com. Jan 6, Memphis - Hill and Dale 8 Miles, 11am. Info: Andrew Forsdick (901)842-5555, andrew@taproute.com. Jan. 7, Collierville - Herb Parsons Trail Marathon, 8am; Half Marathon, 8:30am. Info: events@altisendurance.com. Jan. 13, Norris Dam - Norris Dam Challenge 12K, 11am. Info: Dorn Kile (865)621-3942, dornkile@bellsouth.net. Jan. 14, Memphis - MRTC Winter Off Road Series 2018, 3K 2pm. Info: (901)574-8908, aflanigan@memphisrunners.com. Jan. 20, Counce - Race 2 Landing 6 Miles, 11am. Info: Michael D’Orio (731)607-9098, michaeldorio@hotmail.com. Jan. 27, Memphis - Lisa Lassandrello 5K Remembrance Run, 9am. Info: Sherry Emerson (901)278-0200, semerson@gslschool.org. Jan. 27, New Johnsonville - Johnsonville Charge 5 Miles, 11am. Info: Angela Redden (931)622-1843, reddenangela@gmail.com. Jan. 28, Bartlett - MRTC Winter Off Road Series 2018, 5K 2pm. Info: (901)574-8908, aflanigan@memphisrunners.com. Feb. 3, Lebanon - Cedars Frostbite Half Marathon, 11am. Info: tomasdepaulis@att.net. Feb. 3, Strawberry Plains - Strawberry Plains Half Marathon & 10K, 9am. Info: ajarmbr@gmail.com. Feb. 10, Elkton - Tick Ridge Trek 50K, 25K & 10K Trail Races; 6am/50K; 8am/25K & 10K. Info: tickridgetrek@gmail.com. Feb. 18, Bartlett - MRTC Winter Off Road Series 2018, 8+K 2pm. Info: (901)574-8908, aflanigan@memphisrunners.com. Feb. 24, Cookeville - Cummins Falls Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 8am. Info: (931)261-3471, ray.cutcher@tn.gov. Feb. 25, Memphis - MRTC Winter Off Road Series 2018, 10K 2pm. Info: (901)574-8908, aflanigan@memphisrunners.com. March 3-4, Chattanooga - The Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon, Relay & Half Marathon, 7:30am (on 3/4); 5K, 9am & Kid 1 Mile FR, 11am (on 3/3). Info: (423)883-4120, info@chattanoogamarathon.com.

March 3, Nashville - 24th Annual Gupton Jeep Tom King Classic Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk Info: Peter Pressman (615)293-8862, pasta4run@aol.com, www.tomkingclassic. com March 11, Germantown - Germantown Half Marathon & Mayor’s Cup 5K, 7:30am; Part of the Running Journal Grand Prix Series. Info: Start2Finish Event Management (901)2742202, s2finfo@s2fevents.com, www.germantownhalfmarathon.com. See Ad page 7. March 17-18, Alcoa - The Pistol Ultra Run, 1, 10, 50, 100 Miles, 50K, 100K, Relay; 3/17: 50K (Solo & Relay) 7:55am; 100K & 100 Mile 8am; 50 Mile 8pm; 3/18: 10 Mile 7:55am; 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk 8am. Info: Will Jorgenson (865)740-1717, rd@pistolultra.com, www.pistolultra.com April 28, Nashville - St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:15am; 5K, 6:45am. Info: www.runrocknroll.com/ nashville/. May 5, Wartrace - Strolling Jim 40, 41.2 mi., Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K; 7am. Info: Steve Durbin (270)556-1679, durb417@gmail.com.

VIRGINIA Dec. 2, Bedford - Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic 5K, 1 Mile & 1/4 Mile; 8:30am. Info: Joshua Ranes (540)586-3483, jdranesymyw@gmail.com. Dec. 2, Leesburg - Frigid 5K, 10K, 20K & Kids 1 Miler, 8:30am. Info: Bishops Events (540)842-5618, bishopsevents@yahoo.com. Dec. 2, Midlothian - JammieJam for Charity 5K Run, 10am. Info: Marley Moore (704)995-6143. Dec. 2, Richmond - The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run, 5K Walk/Run; 1 mile Kids Run; 9am. Info: Christian O’Hara (804)6659953, cohara@arthritis.org. Dec. 2, Tabb/York County - Run with the Son for Haiti 5K, 8:30am. Info: Judy Townsend (757)876-2417, judy.townsend@verizon.net. Dec. 2, Virginia Beach - Reindeer Trot 7K, 9:30am; Reindeer Rally 5K Run/Walk, 8am; Reindeer 1 Mile, 11am. Info: Road Rage Events (757)409-1913, info@roadrageevents.com. Dec. 2, Virginia Beach - Smile 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Smile (757)333-1219, contact@smileasier.org. Dec. 2, Wytheville - Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk. Info: active.com. Dec. 3, Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg Blue & Gray Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 7:35am. Info: (540)310-4803, vic@farc.org. Dec. 3, Reston - Run With Santa 5K, 8:30am. Info: terri@potomacriverrunning.com. Dec. 3, Williamsburg - Christmas Town Dash 8K. Info: Race Team (757)880-8843, raceteam@flatoutevents.com. Dec. 9, Arlington - Great Chocolate Race, 5 Mile 7:30am. Info: Crucible Racing, LCC (757)849-8566, team@crucibleracing.com. Dec. 9, Bristol - Girls Incorporated of Bristol Snowman Stampede 5K Run/Walk, 10am. Info: kathi.boatright@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Fredericksburg - Tacky Sweater 5K Fun Run, 9am. Info: (540)446-6871. Dec. 9, Midlothian - CarMax Tacky Light Run 6K, 6pm. Info: Sports Backers (804)285-9495, info@sportsbackers.org. Dec. 9, Newport News - Raptor Chapter Ugly Sweater Run, 5K Run/Walk 9am. Info: Jennifer Hall (229)296-2513, raptorchapter5k@gmail.com. Dec. 9, Norfolk - Tacky Sweater 5K, 9am. Info: (757)373-4174, team@mettleevents.com. Dec. 9, Wise - Mistletoe 5K Run/Walk, Run/6pm; Walk/6:15pm. Info: Jose Luna (276)328-6876, info@campbethel.com. Dec. 10, Fairfax - Holiday Half Marathon, 9am. Info: (703)9130313, metrorunwalk.bruce@gmail.com. Dec. 10, Fairfax - Frosty 5K, 8:30am; 1K FR, 8:35am; Free Tot Trot, 9:30am. Info: terri@potomacriverrunning.com. Dec. 10, Portsmouth - Santa Claus Shuffle 5K Race, 9am; 1 Mile FR/Walk, 8:30am. Info: sdrewery@tysfoundation.org. Dec. 16, Ashburn - Ringing in Hope: Jingle Bell Rock & Run, 5K 9am; 10K 9:10am; 1K FR/Walk 10:30am. Info: terri@potomacriverrunning.com. Dec. 16, Virginia Beach - Surfin’ Santa 5 Miler, 4:30pm. Info: (757)412-1056, info@surfnsanta5miler.com. Dec. 31, Vienna - Countdown to None 5K Run/Walk, 4:30pm. Info: terri@potomacriverrunning.com. Jan. 1, Hampton - New Year’s 5K, 11am. Info: Carla Smith (757)766-2658, csmith@hamptoncenterforhealthandfitness.com. Jan. 1, Reston - New Year’s Day 5K, 10am. Info: terri@potomacriverrunning.com. Jan. 1, Williamsburg - Hair of the Dog 5K Run/Walk, 10am; Kids’ FR, 11:15am. Info: (757)373-4174, team@mettleevents.com. Jan. 13, Newport News - Menchville Winter Chill 5K, 9:30am. Info: Danny Garay (757)725-2100, satterfieldent@aol.com. Jan. 13, Virginia Beach - Freezer Burn 5K, 9:30am; Little Freezer 1 Mile, 9am. Info: (757)409-1913, info@roadrageevents.com. Jan. 13, Wytheville - Excellence Sandman Extreme, Half Marathon, 9 Miler & 5K, 9am. Info: foundation@wythek12.org. Feb. 3, Reston - For The Love of It 10K, 8am. Info: terri@potomacriverrunning.com. Feb. 3, Smithfield - Mardi Gras Run 4 Beads 10K & 5K, 10am. Info: Andy Krips (757)357-3502, acripps@theisle.org. Feb. 10, Martinsville - Nail the Rail 9 Miler, 9am. Info: Brad Kinkema (276)632-6427, brad@martinsvilleymca.com. Feb. 10, Yorktown - 10-Mile Run for the Heart, 9am. Info: John Edwards (757)876-8386, murmur291@gmail.com. Feb. 11, Fairfax - Run Your Heart Out 5K, 9am. Info: terri@potomacriverrunning.com.

www.running.net Feb. 17, Gloucester - Gloucester 3K & 8K Run/Walk, 9:30am. Info: Mike Jenkins (804)694-0640, mjenkins@baywib.org.

MARATHONS

WASHINGTON, DC

Dec. 2, Panama City Beach, FL - Panama City Beach Marathon, 7am; Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 8am; Kid’s Fun Run, 10am; $80/ Marathon, $55/Half Marathon, $40/5K. Info: http://www.active.com/panama-city-beachfl/running/distance-running-races/panamacity-beach-marathon-2017

Dec. 10, Washington, DC - Jingle All the Way 5K & 15K, 8am. Info: events@runpacers.com. Dec. 16, Washington, DC - Christmas Caper 5K Run/Walk, 7:50am; 10K Run, 8am. Info: Mike Cannon (910)261-8446, m.maurice.cannon@gmail.com. Dec. 20, Washington, DC - Tidal Basin Runs, 5K, 3K & 1500m; 12pm. Info: racedirector@att.net. Jan. 17, Washington, DC - Tidal Basin Runs, 5K, 3K & 1500m; 12pm. Info: racedirector@att.net. March 10, Washington, DC - United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC, Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K. Info: www.runrocknroll.com/dc/.

April 8, Washington, DC - Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run & 5K Run/ Walk - PRRO Circuit Championship and the RRCA National 10 Mile Championship, held at the 46th Running of this event; The Lottery for entries to the 10 Mile Run & 5K Run/Walk opens at 10am on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 and extends through Midnight, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017; 10 Mile 7:30am (Elite Women @ 7:18am); 5K Run/Walk 8:40am; 1/2 Mile Kids Run on April 7, 9:30am. Info: info@cherry blossom.org, www.cherryblossom.org.

WEST VIRGINIA Dec 2, Charleston - Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run, 5K Race & Walk 9am; Kids Kandy Kane Fun Run 8:30am; $40/5K 11/ 1-12/2; $25 1-mile walk; $30 Jingle in Your Jammies, $20 Children (up to age 12) 11/1/-12/2, includes Kids Kandy Kane Fun Run and the JBR Run/Walk. Info: Cathy Schrader (304)205-1514, cschrader@arthritis.org, Register: www.jbr.org/charlestonwv Dec. 10, Charleston - Charleston Parks & Recreation Winter Series - 5K Run & 3K Walk, 2pm. Info: kelsey.gilbert@cityof charleston.org, julianne@yacovone@cityofcharleston.org. Dec. 15, Clarksburg - Ugly Sweater 5K, 5:15pm. Info: Stefanie Moore (304)969-3100, smoore@highlandhospital.net. Dec. 17, Barboursville - Barboursville Winter Series 3 Miler, 2pm. Info: tristateracer.com. Jan. 6, Charleston - Frozen Sasquatch Trail 50K/25K, 8am. Info: runningsasquatch@yahoo.com. Jan. 6, Fairmont - Run to Read Half Marathon, 1pm. Info: Scott Ridenour (304)366-6055, runtoread@mountain.net. Jan. 14, Charleston - Charleston Parks & Recreation Winter Series - 8K Run & 4K Walk, 2pm. Info: kelsey.gilbert@cityof charleston.org, julianne@yacovone@cityofcharleston.org. Jan. 21, Barboursville - Barboursville Winter Series 4 Miler, 2pm. Info: tristateracer.com. Jan. 27, Wayne - The Race Through Fallen Timbers at Elmcrest Farm, 15K 9am. Info: accesswestvirginia@icloud.com. Feb. 11, Charleston - Charleston Parks & Recreation Winter Series - 10K Run & 5K Walk, 2pm. Info: kelsey.gilbert@cityof charleston.org, julianne@yacovone@cityofcharleston.org. Feb. 18, Barboursville - Barboursville Winter Series 5 Miler, 2pm. Info: tristateracer.com.

TRACK & FIELD Dec. 2, Nashville, TN (Vanderbilt Univ) - Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational, 60, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000, Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault, Shot Put, Weight Throw. Info: Steven Keith, Steven.keith@vanderbilt.edu. Jan. 12-13, Nashville, TN (Vanderbilt Univ) - Commodore Indoor Invitational, 60, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000, Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault, Shot Put, Weight Throw. Info: Steven Keith, Steven.keith@vanderbilt.edu. Jan. 19-20, Nashville, TN (Vanderbilt Univ) - Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational, 60, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000, Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault, Shot Put, Weight Throw. Info: Steven Keith, Steven.keith@vanderbilt.edu. Feb. 9-10, Nashville, TN (Vanderbilt Univ) - Music City Challenge Indoor Invitational, 60, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000, Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault, Shot Put, Weight Throw. Info: Steven Keith, Steven.keith@vanderbilt.edu.

MULTI-SPORTS (Included in the Multi-sports calendar are single swimming and cycling events). Dec. 3, Brooksville, FL - The Dirthead Off-Road Duathlon, Middle Earth Du: B-10 mi., R-8 mi, B-13 mi.; Sprint: B-10 mi., R3.8 mi.; 7:30am. Info: (813)232-5200, jim@tamparaces.com. Dec. 10, Silver Springs, FL - Powerman Florida Duathlon, Classic: R-10K, B-66K, R-10K, 8am; Sprint: R-5K, B-44K, R-5K, 8:30am; Super Sprint: R-2.5K, B-22K, R-2.5K, 8:50am. Info: kenny@powermannorthamerica.org.

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Dec. 2, Baton Rouge, LA - Baton Rouge Beach Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: (225)337-0041, contactus@happysrunningclub.com. Dec. 2, Memphis, TN - St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am; 10K 7:30am; 5K 9am; Wheelchair start 5 minutes before each event; Kids Marathon 1:30pm. Info: Erin Martin (800)565-5112, marathon@stjude.org. Dec. 3, West Palm Beach, FL - The FitTeam Palm Beaches Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay, 6:30am; 5K, 6:45am. Info: john@sunshinestateraces.com. Dec. 3, Durham, NC - Race Across Durham Trail Marathon, 8am; 10 Miler/Sold Out, 9am. Info: info@raceacrossdurham.com.

Dec. 9, Huntsville, AL - Rocket City Marathon, 7am; $100 (online only through 12/1). Info: Dink & Suzanne Taylor (256)6507063, suzanne@fleetfeethuntsville.com, www.runrocketcity.com Dec. 9-10, Pass Christian, MS - Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am (12/10); 5K, 8am (12/9); 1.2 Mile Kids Marathon, 9:30am (12/9). Info: (888)786-2001, pf@msgulfcoastmarathon.com. Dec. 9, Kiawah Island, SC - Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am. Info: kiawah_marathon@kiawahresort.com. Dec. 16, Little Rock, AR - Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon, 7am. Info: inf@3bridgesmarathon.com.

Dec. 16, Jacksonville, FL - Ameris Bank Jacksonville Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K 7am; $75/Marathon, $50/Half, $32/5K 11/111/30; $80/Marathon, $55/Half, $35/5K 12/112/15; $85/Marathon, $60/Half, $40/5K on Race Day. Info: 1st Place Sports, 3931 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32217; (904)731-1900, events@1stplacesports.com, www.1stplacesports.com Dec. 25, Shelby, NC - KPs Dash for a Cause, Marathon 7am; Half Marathon 7:30am. Info: curtis@runsignup.com. Dec. 30, Hoffman, NC - Drop Zone Marathon & Half Marathon, 4pm. Info: Doug Dawkins (910)206-2095, doug@theboogieraces.com. Jan. 3-7, Orlando, FL - Disney World Marathon, 5:30am (1/7); Half Marathon, 5:30am (1/6); 10K, 5:30am (1/5); 5K, 6am (1/4). Info: (407)939-iRUN. Jan. 6, Tallahassee, FL - Swamp Forest Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon, 8am. Info: gulfwindstrails@gmail.com. Jan. 7, Spring Hill, FL - Spring Hill Marathon Mania, 8am; Half Marathon, 8:15am; 10K, 8:30am. Info: Craig Levan (678)222-8744, craig@mydestinationtrainer.com. Jan. 7, Collierville, TN - Herb Parsons Trail Marathon, 8am; Half Marathon, 8:30am. Info: events@altisendurance.com. Jan. 13, Mt. Dora, FL - Masters of All Terrain 50 Mile, 6am; 50K, Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Mile, 7am. Info: racedirector@mastersofallterrain.com. Jan. 13, Warner Robins, GA - Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon & Relay, 8am; Half Marathon, 8:15am; 5K, 8:30am. Info: information@museumofaviation.org. Jan. 13-14, Baton Rouge, LA - Louisiana Marathon Running Festival, Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am (1/14); Quarter Marathon & 5K, 8am (1/13); Kids Marathon, 10:15am (1/13). Info: (888)7862001, danny@thelouisianamarathon.com. Jan. 13-14, Connelly-Springs, NC - South Mountains Marathon (1/13) & Half Marathon (1/14). Info: brandon@tanawhaadventures.com. Jan. 13, Charleston, SC - Charleston Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, 8am. Info: (843)790-9288, info@charlestonmarathon.com.

Jan. 14, Mobile, AL - Servis1st Bank First Light Marathon, Half Marathon & 5-Person Relay, 7:30am; LifeSouth Kids Marathon & 1.2 Mile Fun Run, 2pm. Info: Marty O’Malley (251)438-2094, firstlightmarathon@ hotmail.com, www.firstlightmarathon.com Jan. 14, Jekyll Island, GA - Jekyll Island Marathon, 7:30am; 10K, 8am. Info: Tony Hammett (678)653-4773, tony@peakracingevents.com.

Jan. 27, Jackson, MS - Mississippi Blues Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & Marathon Relay; 7am. Info: info@msbluesmarathon.com, www.msbluesmarathon.com. See Ad page 24.


www.running.net Jan. 28, Gulf Shores, AL - Big Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay; 8am. Info: (336)793-4311, mike@junction311.com. Jan. 28, Celebration, FL - Town of Celebration Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: Ken Zambito (321)436-9742, tocmrd@gmail.com.

Feb. 4, Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am/est; $60/ Half, $90/Marathon, $126/Relay (4-person total) by 11/30. Info: marathon@gulf winds.org, www.tallahasseemarathon.com Feb. 9-11, Birmingham, AL - Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend, 2/10: Superhero 5K, 8am; 2/11: Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon Wheelchair, 7am. Info: Kim Gillikin (205)870-7771, kim@bhmevents.com. Feb. 9-11, Jacksonville, FL - Donna Marathon Weekend, 2/ 11: Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am; 2/10: 10-K, 8am; 5K & Family Fun Run, 10am. Info: (904)355-PINK (7465), info@breastcancermarathon.com. Feb. 10, Lake Village, AR to Greenville, MS - Mississippi River Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, 8am. Info: (501)650-3400, mississippirivermarathon@gmail.com, www.msrivermarathon.com. Feb. 10-11, Melbourne, FL - Publix Florida Marathon, 6am; Half Marathon & Relay, 7am (2/11); 8K, 7am; 5K, 8:15am (2/10). Info: info@thefloridamarathon.com.

Feb. 10, Hilton Head Island, SC - Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K, 8am; $90/Marathon, $65/Half, $35/8K by 1/ 2. Info: Bear Foot Sports (843)757-8520, bfs@hargray.com, www.bearfootsports. com Feb. 11, Greensboro, NC - St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Marathon & Relay, 10am. Info: (336)793-4311, mike@junction311.com. Feb. 17-18, Franklinton, LA - Q50 Races Extravanganza, 2/ 17: 6am/52 Miler & 39 Miler, 9am/Marathon & Half Marathon; 2/ 18: 11am/10 Miler & 5 Miler. Info: (504)390-8807, info@q50races.com. Feb. 18, Fort Lauderdale, FL - Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon & Half Marathon, 6am; Komen’s Run For the Pink 6K, 6:30am; Kid’s Fun Run, 11:45am; 5K, 7:30am (on 2/17). Info: A1AMarathon@exclusivesports.com. Feb. 18, Greenbelt, MD - DCRRC George Washington’s Birthday Marathon & Relay, 10am. Info: gwmarathon@dcroadrunners.org.

Feb. 24, Ellerbe. NC - Ellerbe Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am; $60 11/1 thru 12/31, $65 1/1/2018 and after. Info: Doug Dawkins, The Boogie Races, POB 96, Ellerbe, NC 28379; doug@theboogieraces.com, http:// theboogieraces.com/SITEMAP.html Feb. 24, Cookeville, TN - Cummins Falls Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 8am. Info: (931)261-3471, ray.cutcher@tn.gov. March 3, Myrtle Beach, SC - Myrtle Beach Marathon, Relay & Half Marathon, 6:30am (Marathon Wheelchair & Crankchair 6:25am); 5K (tba); 3/2: Family Fun Run. Info: info@mbmarathon.com March 4, Little Rock, AR - Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids Race. Info: Gina Marchese (501)9185321, gpharis@littlerock.gov. March 4, Brooksville, FL - Long Play (LP), 6:30am/33 1/3 Mile & Marathon; 7am/Half Marathon. Info: Jim Hartnett (813)2325200, jim@tamparaces.com.

March 4, Stuart, FL - Marathon Of The Treasure Coast, Half Marathon, Relay, 6:30am; 10K & 5K (3/3); $95/Marathon, $70/ Half, by 11/27. Info: Frank Fender (772)4863946, racedirector@treasurecoast marathon.com, www.treasurecoast marathon.com March 4, Lafayette, LA - Lafayette General Zydeco Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: christie@zydecomarathon.com. March 4, New Orleans, LA - Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans, Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am; 10K, 7am. 5K on 3/ 3. Info: www.runrocknroll.com/new-orleans/. March 4, Bluffton, SC - Palmetto Bluff Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K, 9am. Info: (843)815-1718, rob@palmettorunningco.com. March 3-4, Chattanooga, TN - The Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon, Relay & Half Marathon, 7:30am (on 3/4); 5K, 9am & Kid 1 Mile FR, 11am (on 3/3). Info: (423)883-4120, info@chattanoogamarathon.com. March 10, Grand Rivers, KY - Land Between the Lakes Trail Runs, 50 Miles, 60K, Marathon, 23K; 6:30am. Info: Steve Durbin (270)556-1679, durb417@gmail.com. March 10, Washington, DC - United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC, Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K. Info: www.runrocknroll.com/dc/. March 16-17, Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC - Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness, Marathon & Half Marathon, 6:30am (3/17); The Marathon Madness Mile & 5K, 6:30pm (3/16). Info: wbmarathon@gmail.com.

Running Journal • December, 2017 March 17-18, Virginia Beach, VA - The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, 3/17: 8K 7:45am; 3/18: Half Marathon 7am; Marathon 8:30am. Info: (757)412-1056, info@shamrockmarathon.com.

March 18, Atlanta, GA - Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: Natalie Demarko (404)231-9064 (x128), ndemarko@atlantatrackclub.org, www.atlantatrackclub.org/2018-publixgeorgia-marathon-half-marathon March 18, Cary, NC - Tobacco Road Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: info@tobaccoroadmarathon.com. March 24, Savannah, GA - Skidaway Island Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: help@savannahraces.net.

March 24-25, Knoxville, TN - Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, Half Marathon & Relays, 7:30am (3/25); 5K, 7pm & Kids Run, 5:30pm (3/24). Info: Jason Altman (865)6844294, knoxvillemarathon@gmail.com, www.knoxvillemarathon.com April 14, Springdale, AR - The Hogeye Marathon, Half Marathon & Relays, 7am (6:15am/early start); 5K, 7:05am; $90/Half, $80/ Half, $180/Relay Team, $35/5K. Info: www.hogeyemarathon.com April 28, Nashville, TN - St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:15am; 5K, 6:45am. Info: www.runrocknroll.com/ nashville/. May 5, Wartrace, TN - Strolling Jim 40, 41.2 mi., Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K; 7am. Info: Steve Durbin (270)556-1679, durb417@gmail.com. May 27, Burlington, VT - Vermont City Marathon & Relay, 7am. Info: (802)863-8412, (800)880-8149, info@runvermont.org, www.runvcm.org June 3, Steamboat Springs, CO - Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K, 7:30am. Info: Sarah Leonard (970)875-7006, laura@steamboatchamber.com, www.steamboatmarathon.com June 3, Deadwood, SD - Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & 5-Person Marathon Relay, Info: Emily Wheeler (605)390-6137, www.deadwoodmickelsontrailmarathon.com June 9, Boone, NC - New River Marathon, 7am; Half Marathon, 7:45am; 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 6pm on Friday, 6/8. Info: Ken Sevensky (336)877-8888, info@newrivermarathon.com.

ULTRAS Dec. 2, Pelham, AL - Blood Rock 50K & 25K, 7am. Info: david@davidtosch.com. Dec. 2, Manchester, KY - Redbird Crest 100K Trail Race, 7am. Info: info@nextopportunityevents.com. Dec. 2, Blacksburg, SC - King of the Mountain 50K, 7:15am. Info: Richard Swor (313)304-0903, triviumracing@gmail.com. Dec. 3, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Guana Back to Nature Trail Races, 50K & 50K Teams 8am; 12K 1pm. Info: 50K - Mark Ryan (904)338-3230, markryan.sawgrass@gmail.com; 12K - Bob Fernee (904)342-2699, bobfernee@aol.com. Dec. 8-9, Tampa, FL - Ragnar Trail Alafia River-FL, Ultra/Teams. Info: Customer Service (801)499-5024, customerservice@ragnarrelay.com. Dec. 9-10, Birmingham, AL - Blood Rock 100 & 50 Mile Endurance Run, 5am; 50K & 25K, 6:30am. Info: david@davidtosch.com. Dec. 9, Ormond Beach, FL - Bulow Woods Trail Race & Ultra Marathon, 50K Ultra, 7am; Half Marathon, 7:30am; 4+ Mile Run/Walk, 8am. Info: don@runnershighracing.com. Dec. 9, Wakulla Springs, FL - Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic, 50K & 50 Mile; 7am; $70/50K, $80/50 Mile 10/1-12/4. Info: Nancy Stedman & Jay Silvanima (850)545-7074, tallahasseeultra@gmail.com, www.tallahasseeultra.com. Dec. 9, Burns, TN - Bell Ringer 50K/25K, 7am; 2 Mile/1 Mile, 9am. Info: Megan Dunn (615)797-9052, megan.n.dunn@tn.gov. Dec. 16, Chattanooga, TN - Lookout Mountain 50 Mile & 21 Mile, 7:30am; 10K, 8am. Info: info@wildtrails.org. Dec. 16, Virginia Beach, VA - Seashore Nature Trail 50K, 8:30am. Info: Stacin Martin (757)839-7711, stacin.martin@gmail.com. Dec. 30, Destin/FWB, FL - Round the Bay Relay/Ultra 36.8 Miles, Ultra/36.8 Miles 5:30am; Team Event 6:30am. Info: dennissamac@gmail.com. Dec. 30, Mauldin, SC - S.C.U.M. Runners New Year Ultra Running BASH! 3-6-12 Hour Timed Run, 6am/12 hr., Noon/6 hr., 3pm/3 hr. Info: withoutlimitsgreenville@gmail.com. Dec. 31, Huntsville, AL - Recover From The Holidays 50K, 8am. Info: Christy & Tony Scott (256)508-1925, fitnessonthemove@gmail.com. Jan. 6, Brooksville, FL - Croom Zoom, 100M, 100K & 50K 6am; 25K 7am. Info: (813)232-5200, jim@tamparaces.com. Jan. 6, Alexandria, LA - Wild Azalea Trail Challenge, 13, 27 & 50 Mile; 6am. Info: Spencer Maratin (313)806-6523, spenopolis@hotmail.com. Jan. 6, Winston-Salem, NC - Salem Lakeshore Frosty Fifty, 50K Run & Relay, 25K; 8am. Info: frosty50@twincitytc.org. Jan. 6, Columbia, SC - Harbison 50K & 25K, 7:30am. Info: david@csraultras.org. Jan. 6, Charleston, WV - Frozen Sasquatch Trail 50K/25K, 8am. Info: runningsasquatch@yahoo.com. Jan. 13, Mt. Dora, FL - Masters of All Terrain 50 Mile, 6am; 50K, Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Mile, 7am. Info: racedirector@mastersofallterrain.com.

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