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Running Journal • April, 2018


Inspired Daily

On the Cover: Runners take off at the start of the Wine 10K in Birmingham, AL, on March 3. The race was part of the Running Journal Grand Prix. See story page 13. Photo by: MRuns/Suman Silwal

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Columns Inspired Daily, Rae Ann Darling-Reed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 This Running Life, Teri Saylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 The Athlete’s Kitchen, Nancy Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Learning from the Young Guns, Ryan Warrenburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 After the Run, Mary Marcia Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Running Psychology, Richard Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Down the Road, Cedric Jaggers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Distance Memories, Scott Ludwig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Women’s Running, Carolyn Mather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Ultra Running, Ray Krolewicz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

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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

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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)

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A Little Overconfident and Under Prepared Knowing your limitations and being a smart runner are meant to be compliments but can be difficult to hear when you just dropped out of your first 50K and feel like a failure. I ran conservatively behind the lead female for two of the four 7.75 mile loops then took the lead about a third of the way through the third loop and felt great. I was just running the pace that felt right, comfortable for me. I really tried to ignore what the other runners were doing, other than on those first two laps when I held back to stay behind the leader. On that third lap, I hit approximately the 22 mile mark and started feeling dizzy and chilled so I decided to walk the last 1.5 miles back to the start/finish pavilion that we passed on each loop. While walking the last 1.5 miles, I went back and forth trying to decide if I should attempt the fourth loop or quit at three. I was in the lead! I should definitely try to finish that fourth loop, right? But the more I walked, the more chilled I felt and then the cramps started to kick in. Why push it? Seriously, why? It's a local 50K at a beautiful park that I am running for myself. Who cares what anyone else thinks. Who cares what the results say. I put my ego aside and listened to my body. Three cups of Coca-Cola and a handful of Goldfish crackers later, I changed into my recovery tights and dry clothes but still had the chill. After talking with a couple of experienced ultra runners, I felt better about my decision. One literally said, “It is smart to listen to your body and you are a very smart runner!” That's a pretty nice compliment. So here I am with a DNF at my second ultra attempt. My first ultra was a successful 57 miler in June of 2012. But I have not yet finished an official 50K. There's another local trail 50K in April of this year. I am considering it. However ultras in southwest Florida are tough outside of our very short window of “winter” during the months of December and January. I did learn several things I can do better preparing for my next 50K so thankfully my DNF did result in something positive. I need to train specifically for the 50K, like I did for my 57 miler back in 2012. I should not schedule my next ultra attempt on the morning after a long, late track meet. As much as I try to hydrate during a track meet, I can never quite drink enough it seems. I am on my feet the entire track meet, focused on my athletes, standing and walking back and forth for hours. During the race I need to start hydrating earlier and start my nutrition earlier.

By Rae Ann Darling Reed

The most important thing I will take away from this 50K attempt is to listen to my body; it really has a lot to tell me! Even days after the race, I learned from the severe low back and right quad pain I was experiencing that I needed to alternate the sides of the trail I was running on way more than I did. And I needed to train on soft sand similar to the trails at this park so my body was prepared for that extremely uneven surface. I was definitely a little overconfident in my preparedness going in and definitely under prepared, but once the disappointment of not finishing this 50K passes, I will be proud of the fact that I was a smart runner and did listen to my body. 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

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Vol. 34, No. 7 President/Publisher Bruce Morrison E-mail: Publisher Emeritus Julie Morrison, 1954-2002 Vice President/Advertising John Cash Editor and General Manager Mary Lou Day E-mail: Advertising Rep / Calendar Editor Shirley Woodward E-mail: Production Manager Rebecca Garay-León Circulation Manager E-mail: 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, 300 Maple Lake Rd., Bridgeport, WV 26330. 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: RRCA Eastern Region Director: Mark Grandonico, 62 Back Cove Est., Portland, ME 04101. E-mail: 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 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.

Running Journal • April, 2018


This Running Life Despite a car strike, cancer scares and Hawaiian missile Crisis, Maureen Bowen keeps running

Maureen runs the Umstead Ultra Marathon in 2017

Challenges make good teachers Maureen Bowen has met more than her fair share of challenges during her running life, and she wants people to know the lessons she has learned over the last 11 years, across the thousands of miles she has run, the pounds she has lost, and the cancers she is living through. It's emotional for her, and she tears up a little bit when she describes them: Lesson number 1: I am stronger than I thought I was. You never know how strong you are until you have to be strong. Lesson number 2: You never know how good your friends are or how many friends you have until you are in that kind of situation (her health). I had people coming out of the woodwork for me. It was unbelievable. I'll always be grateful, and I'll never take that for granted. Lesson number 3: I was 100-pounds heavier when running saved my life the first time, and running saved my life a second time. When I went through breast cancer and ovarian cancer, I was trained for a 100-mile run, so I was in top endurance shape. I am on cancer message boards and people are posting how they can't walk, and they can't do this and that, and they're sick. So I think running and training for a 100-miler mentally and physically has totally saved my life.

Last January, Maureen Bowen had found a rock on the warm sands of Waikiki Beach. It was her last day in Honolulu before she was scheduled to fly to Maui for a half marathon, the 46th state she had to conquer in her quest to complete a half marathon in all 50 states – for the second time. “I’m sitting on Waikiki Beach. I had my journal. I had an organic smoothie,” she said. “I was thinking this was an awesome place to write in my journal, and two minutes later everybody’s phones went off.’” A text message on her phone alerted her to a ballistic missile strike that seemed inevitable at the time. It’s early February, and I’m sitting in a Raleigh restaurant with Maureen. We’re munching on a light dinner as she discusses the crazy journey that has made her into a runner – and a survivor. After losing 100 pounds, completing a half marathon in 50 states, which was almost thwarted when she was hit by a car during a race, running three ultramarathons, which included covering 50 miles of the Umstead 100-Mile Endurance Run while suffering from two different types of cancer, Maureen had endured two surgeries, several rounds of radiation and six months of chemotherapy. The Maui half marathon was going to be her big comeback race and suddenly, with the ring of a text message, she thought her world was coming to an end once and for all. Maureen describes herself as a good athlete during her growing up years in Indianapolis. She excelled in softball and won a college scholarship to pitch for Indiana University-Purdue University in her hometown. But after graduating from college she hung up her ball glove and got on with her life – for two decades. Then she took up running to improve her health. “I didn’t do my first half marathon until I was 42,” she said. She started out walking, and completed her first half marathon – the former Mardi Gras Marathon/Half Marathon in New Orleans in 3:45. She finished her second half marathon in 3:15. Then she got the bug. “At that time, I wasn’t crazy, as I say I am now,” she said. “I would do two half marathons in a year and think that was a lot, and now, if I don’t do two in a weekend, people look at me like ‘what’s wrong with you?’” Maureen’s life as a casual runner changed when she met Eric Johnson, a

By Teri Saylor

well-known Raleigh runner who has a prolific resume of over 200 marathons, including marathons in all 50 states. “He was telling me about finishing his 50th in Alaska, and I started thinking,” Maureen said. “I had done a half marathon in Indy when I lived there. I did one in North Carolina, I did one in Florida, and while I was sitting there adding up my races the whole time he was talking to me, I realized I had eight states and I thought ‘I could do this.’” She was 45 when she set her goal to finish 50 half marathons in all 50 states by her 50th birthday. She had a special race bib made, and every time she finished a state, she noted it on that bib. When Maureen says she “caught the running bug,” she’s not kidding. She focused like a laser beam on her 50 states and like a freight train, she barreled through those states, finishing two years ahead of schedule. She was 48 years old. “One year I did 34 half marathons and finished 30 states in a year,” she said. Finishing 30 states in a single year puts you on the highest level of the Half Fanatics organization, she explained. The Half Fanatics is part of the Marathon Maniacs organization whose members measure their level of craziness in how many races they complete during a designated amount of time. “The highest level of craziness is 30 states in a year, or 52 half marathons, no matter where,” she said. Maureen’s goal to reach the Half Fanatics’ loftiest level of craziness was nearly thwarted when a car hit her just three miles into her 29th state in St. Louis, Mo. She happened to be closing in on her deadline to finish her 30th half marathon in one year and couldn’t afford to waste a single race. “It was icy, and a gentleman was driving very slowly, but he slid and hit me from behind, and I went up on the hood of his car and came off on the other side. The poor man was more upset and petrified



Running Journal • April, 2018

The Athlete’s Kitchen


How To Gain Weight Healthfully “No matter what I eat, I can’t seem to gain weight...” “What about those weight gain powders … do they work?” “How much more protein should I eat to help me bulk up?” Although most runners thrive on leanness, a handful of skinny runners feel very frustrated by their seeming inability to gain weight. Their struggle to add a few pounds is on par with that of over-fat folks who work hard to lose a few pounds. Add in rigorous training for a marathon, and scrawny runners fear that no matter how much they eat, they’ll get even skinnier. Clearly, genetics plays a powerful role in why some runners have so much trouble not only gaining weight, but also maintaining any weight they manage to add. “Hard gainers” tend to be fidgety. They rarely sit, to say nothing of sit still. They are constantly puttering around, or when sitting, they are tapping their fingers, swinging their legs, twirling their hair, and shifting around in the chair. All of these activities burn calories that commonly end up in the midriff of calmer runners who can sit motionless for hours. If you are a hard gainer, you might have been told that consuming an extra 500 to 1,000 calories per day will lead to gaining 1 to 2 pounds per week. Unfortunately, Nature often confounds this mathematical approach. For example, in a weight gain study where the subjects were overfed by 1,000 calories per day for 100 days, some subjects gained only 9 pounds, whereas others gained 29 pounds (1). How could that be? The answer likely relates to NonExercise Activity Thermogenesis (N.E.A.T.), the technical term for spontaneous movements that naturally occur in fidgety people. When you overfeed a fidgety person, they can become even more active, as if Nature wants them to burn off those calories. Seven Tips to Gain Weight Healthfully Fret not; even very lean runners can gain some weight when they systematically enhance their diet. Although they cannot change their genetics and their tendency to fidget, they can boost their calorie intake. If you are a scrawny runner, have a teenage eating-machine who wants to weigh more, or are trying to bulk up for added power, here are some tips to help you gain weight healthfully. 1. Eat consistently. Do NOT skip meals; doing so means you’ll miss out on important calories needed to reach your goal. Every day, enjoy a breakfast, an early lunch, a later lunch, dinner, and a bedtime meal. This might mean breakfast at 7:00, lunch at 11:00, second lunch at 3:00, dinner at 7:00, and a protein-rich bedtime snack at 10:00. 2. Eat larger than normal portions. Instead of having one sandwich for lunch, have two. Enjoy a taller glass of milk, bigger bowl of cereal, and larger piece of fruit. 3. Select higher calorie foods. Read food labels to discover which wholesome foods offer more calories. For example, cranapple juice has more calories than orange juice (170 vs. 110 calories per 8 ounces); granola has more calories than Cheerios (500 vs. 100 calories per cup); corn more calories than green beans (140 vs. 40 calories per cup). 4. Drink lots of 100% fruit juice and low-fat (chocolate) milk. Instead of quenching your thirst with water, choose calorie-containing fluids. By having milk with each meal, you can easily add 300 to 600 wholesome calories a day. One high school soccer player gained 13 pounds over the

Don’t let nutrition By Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D.

summer by simply quenching his thirst with six glasses of cranapple juice instead of water (1,000 vs. 0 calories). He consumed the fluid he needed (juice is 98% water) and bonus of more carbohydrates to refuel his depleted muscles, plus a good dose of vitamin C to enhance healing. 5. Enjoy peanut butter, nuts, avocado, and olive oil. These foods are high in (health-promoting) fats. They’re a positive addition to your sports diet; they help knock down inflammation. Their high fat content means they’re calorie-dense. To boost good fats, add almonds to cereal & salads, spread extra peanut butter on the PB&J sandwich, dive into the guacamole with baked chips, and add extra olive oil dressing to your salads. That’s an easy extra 500+ calories/day. 6. Do strengthening exercise as well as some cardio. Weight lifting and push-ups stimulate muscle growth so that you bulk-up instead of fatten up. Plus, exercise stimulates your appetite and, sooner or later, you’ll want to eat more. Exercise also increases thirst, so you will want to drink extra juices and caloric fluids. Take note: You will not build bigger muscles by eating extra protein. While you want to target a protein-rich food with 20 to 30 grams protein at each meal (and 10 to 15/snack), having more will not build bigger muscles. Resistance exercise builds muscles. To have the energy to do the muscle-building training, you need extra carbs. That’s where drinking more 100% fruit juice and chocolate milk offer benefits; you’ll be better-fueled and better able to lift heavier weights. 7. Don’t bother to buy expensive weight gain drinks. A hefty PB&J with a tall glass of chocolate milk adds about 1,000 calories for about $2.00. You would spend at least $10 get-ting those calories from Muscle Milk. Conclusion: By following these tips, you should see progress, but honor your genetics. Most runners do gain weight with age as they become less active, more mellow, and have more time to eat. Granted, that information doesn’t help you today, but it offers optimism (or a warning) for your future physique! References: 1) Bouchard, C. 1990. Heredity and the path to overweight and obesity. Med Sci Sports Exerc 23(3):285-291. Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD (Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) counsels both casual and competitive athletes at her office in Newton, MA (617-795-1875). Her best selling Sports Nutrition Guidebook and Food Guide for Marathoners offer additional information. They are available at For her popular online workshop, see

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Running Journal • April, 2018

Learning from the Young Guns Historic Field Set for Boston At the 2014 Boston Marathon. Meb Keflezighi delivered one of the most important wins in the history of US marathon running. That victory, coming one year after the tragic Boston Marathon bombing, transcended sport. It was the first time an American man had won the race in 31 years, but it also lifted up a city and a country still coping with tragedy. We are unlikely to ever witness a victory so powerful again at Boston or anywhere else. But it has been 33 years since an American woman has won the Boston Marathon, longer than the drought Meb broke in 2014 on the men's side, and the American field for this year's race is arguably the best US field ever assembled. Breaking the 33-year-old US winning drought will be a tall task with 3 former champions in the race, but with 4 of the 6 fastest Americans of all time in the field Patriot's Day 2018 is sure to be compelling. Coming off her historic win at the New York City Marathon in November, Shalane Flanagan will be looking to make it two in a row in Boston. With her win at New York she became only the fifth American winner of all time and the first in 40 years. Having written a fitting final chapter to an illustrious career she contemplated retirement, but for Flanagan, a Massachusetts native, the temptation of taking one more crack at winning Boston was too strong. She has run fearlessly in Boston before, including a memorable performance in 2014 where she led for nearly 20 miles at course record pace before finishing sixth. However, it was her patience and vicious finish in New York that earned Flanagan her first major title. If she is able to produce a final 5 miles in Boston similar to what she did in New York, Flanagan will be difficult to beat. The part of this race that is so exciting is that while Flanagan has to be considered the favorite on the American side, it is entirely possible that an American not named Shalane Flanagan wins on April 16. Molly Huddle made her marathon debut in New York in 2016 with a very impressive third place finish. While she hasn't run another marathon since, she has been busy winning national titles and breaking American records. Most recently Huddle broke Deena Kastor's Half Marathon American record, running 1:07:25 at Houston in January. She also holds the 10,000m American Record at 30:13, a record she took from Flanagan,

By Ryan Warrenburg, ZAP Fitness

and is a 25-time US Champion on the roads and the track. Huddle will need to take a step forward from her debut in 2016 to contend for the win in Boston, but her pedigree suggests she's only going to get better at the distance. Another American contender, Jordan Hasay, shocked the running world in Boston a year ago when she unexpectedly finished 3rd in a blistering 2:23:00, destroying the American debut record by nearly 3 minutes. Hasay was a prodigal talent in high school, qualifying for the Olympic Trials as a junior in high school, but it wasn't until last year's Boston Marathon where she fully realized her potential. There is nothing quite like watching the unexpected unfold in real time, and in 2017 as Hasay persisted in a lead pack that mile by mile dwindled to 3, an American marathon star was born before our eyes. Hasay followed that performance up with an equally stunning race in Chicago last October where she was once again finished 3rd, but jumped to second all-time on the US list with a time of 2:20:57. Hasay will be looking to take yet another step forward in her young marathon career, but she won't be surprising anyone in Newton this year. Last year, before Hasay stole the show, the focus on the American side was on two-time Olympian Desi Linden. Desi went on to record her 2nd fourth place

finish in Boston, but before the race she spoke plainly about being there to win, and her expectation will undoubtedly be the same this year. While Huddle and Hasay have the potential to put together incredible marathon careers, Desi, like Flanagan, has already done it. The only thing missing from her rĂŠsumĂŠ at age 34 is something it took Flanagan 36 years to achieve, a signature global win. Having posted 7 top 5 finishes at World Marathon Majors and twice placed 2nd at the US Olympic Marathon Trials, Linden has her sights firmly set on winning. Despite not winning a major marathon or US Championship she has proven she's capable. In the 2011 Boston Marathon she was agonizingly close, finishing 2nd by a mere 2 seconds, the 2nd closest margin of victory in Boston history. In that race she displayed the tenacity and strength needed to win, and her time of 2:22:38 would have been fast enough to win all but 5 Boston's in history. A win for Desi Linden would be another storybook ending for one of America's marathon legends. Deena Kastor, the long time American record holder at 2:19:36, will also be competing. And while at age 45 her days of winning major marathons are over, don't forget she did set the American Master's Record of 2:27:47 just two and a half years ago in Chicago. Other Americans to keep an eye on are Sara Hall, the 2017 US National Champion with a PR of 2:27:21 and Serena Burla, a 2:26:53 marathoner who is coming off leg surgery in August to remove a reoccurrence of a cancerous tumor. With 3 former champions and the 2016 Olympic silver medalist in the field, an American victory is far from assured, even with a historic group of women competing. One thing is for sure however; if you aren't toeing the line in Boston on

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Running Journal • April, 2018

After the Run

Running Psychology

Receiving Cheers With New Names Mental Running Recovery As the lead singer of the late 90s group, Destiny's Child, Beyonce' Knowles belted out the lyrics, “Say my name, say my name,” on more than one occasion. As competing athletes in area road races, runners often find motivation in hearing their own names called out by cheering spectators during events. While it is likely that Beyonce's lyrics could be heard along the recent Sarasota Music Half Marathon & Rockin' 10k course in Florida, it is likely that some of the participating runners didn't hear their own names being called out. That's because spectators often rely on the boldly printed names that appear on the front of race bib numbers to learn the names of approaching athletes. It's not that the Sarasota Music Half Marathon didn't have names on their bibs, it's just that many of the names were not the actual names of the runners wearing the bibs. Allow me to explain. The day before Super Bowl Sunday, my dad and I pulled into packet pick-up for the half marathon, and approached the pre-registered runner table to obtain our bibs. After using the computer to locate my pre-assigned bib number, I called my number out to the volunteer behind the table and she, in turn, handed

Mary Marcia and her dad, Will, post-race.

By Mary Marcia Brown

me a bib. The name “AMY” boldly appeared in the middle of the bib. “Oh, that's not my bib,” I told the volunteer, pointing to the three-letter name beneath the three-digit number. “My name is Mary Marcia,” I said. “That's your bib,” the lady responded. “We just had a printing problem with some of the bibs,” she explained. “Come on, Amy!” my dad yelled, walking into the running store where we were directed to get our race shirts. I laughed as I joined my dad, and then asked to see his bib. Where one would have expected to see the name “Will” beneath his number, a boldly printed,


Much has been written in scholarly journals and even popular running publications concerning fatigue and overtraining in runners. If training load is high and recovery from the training is compromised in some way then a state of overtraining may exist. Most people seem to concentrate on the physiology of overtraining and fatigue while ignoring the psychological aspect. In many cases runners are not actually running too much, they're simply not properly recovering from the running they are doing. Physical and psychological factors can inhibit the ability to recover and adapt to training. More emphasis should be placed on recovery rather than on miles run when discussing fatigue and possible over training. When looking at a training program, it's important to consider much more than miles run per week or the intensity of the running. Running is a stress on the human body, so other types of stress in runner's lives must be taken into consideration as well. Stress is cumulative, no matter if it's running related or life related. Non-training stressors can have a huge impact on any training program. Runners do have a life outside of running and life events and life styles can add more stress on top of what is already experienced through training. Think about other stressors in life besides running. Lifestyle stressors such as hours of sleep per night, pace of a daily schedule, commuting, nutrition, alcohol consumption, housing conditions, interpersonal relations and leisure activities can all influence training and recovery. Stressors from the living environment can also have a huge impact on a training program. Family interactions, roommates, teammates, coaches and social contacts can all add stress if there are conflicts occurring in the relationships. Add in health factors like colds, gastrointestinal disorders etc., and you have even more stress added to the equation. Anytime there is a demand placed upon us, whether it is physical or mental, there will be an energy drain in the form of stress. In most cases we handle the stressors placed upon us quite well. We adapt to the stressors and our fitness levels increase with training, and at the same time, we remain happy and well adjusted socially and emotionally. However, there are times when the stress of everyday existence becomes too great for the body to make an adaptation and it's at these times when a training program can be thrown in into a state of utter disarray. Training stress alone, in most cases, is easily handled. When extreme fatigue or

By Richard Ferguson, Ph.D.

overtraining does occur it may not be due to the training load per say, but to that training load with other stressors added in. For example, if you are putting in regular 50-mile weeks you may feel just fine. However, if unexpected stressors are added, like more responsibility at work, family arguments, or illness, then the total impact of all these stressors is too much to handle and you begin to feel constantly fatigued and irritable and running performance suffers. If each stressor occurred alone there would be no problem handling it, but the combination of training with other stressors added overwhelms the body's capacity to adapt and recover. Not only does the stress of life affect physical training, it may affect the recovery from training even more. The case may be that we could handle many stressors at once just fine if we were able to improve our recovery. That's why any runners should ponder the point as to whether they are really overtrained, or are they under recovered? Too often we focus only on the physical training and not on the recovery. So just how can we maximize our recovery and prevent chronic fatigue and possible overtraining syndrome? While every runner is different, here are a few ideas to enhance recovery from a mental point of view. Sleep and rest are absolutely essential for recovery. While many recommend eight hours of sleep a night, more may be needed during heavy training or during periods of high stress. Catch a short nap during the day if possible. A short snooze of 15-20 minutes can help refresh you. Naps of any length, if they can be squeezed in, aid in recovery. Also, be sure to PLAN a rest day from time to time into your training. This may mean taking a day totally off from running or taking a very, very light day. It may take some mental discipline to take a day off, but sometimes a day off from training can give both the body and the psyche a much needed recovery period. Maybe use the time away


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Down the Road Female Participation In Road Races If you've been running or participating, or even just watching road races for a while, you might have noticed that there has been a big change in who participates. When Kathy and I started running races back in 1978 there were always a lot more male than female participants. But things change with time. Back then there were not a lot of races. So runners frequently had to travel long distances to find a race. Plus most races didn't keep much in the way of records and sometimes not even results. Now there are lots of races, some on almost every weekend of the year, with a lot more participants than in the old days. I think all the races now show more female participation, and I know it is a trend nationwide. But looking at the South Carolina race for which I have almost all the statistics (since I wrote a book about it) it is easy to trace the growth and changes in male versus female participants. The first Cooper River Bridge Run 10K had 14.8 percent female participants. The most recent Bridge Run had 59.6 female participants. I won't belabor the point, but female participation has grown almost

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every one of the 40 Bridge Runs held so far. This probably applies to most other races as well. The chart below shows the numbers and percentages for every Bridge Run. The highest in each category is underlined and in bold type. I hope you enjoy looking over it. Maybe we'll see you at the 40th Bridge Run this April. Will women break the 60 percent barrier in 2018? 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


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Women’s Running

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A man’s got to know his limitations. Simple yet brilliant, those were the words spoken by Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) in 1973’s Magnum Force. I bring it up because I’ve learned to follow his advice and recognize the fact that I do in fact have limitations, a thought that never crossed my mind in my first 63 years on earth. There was a time when I was able to run a marathon at the drop of a hat. Regardless of if I was tired, sick or injured I simply knew I was capable of running 26.2 miles if I had to. Not any more. Case in point: I was in Gainesville, Florida on the second Sunday in February for the Five Points of Life Marathon. A few years ago two other gentlemen and I were profiled in the Gainesville Sun — the local newspaper, as the only three runners who ran the marathon each of its first 10 years. That was then. This is now: I’m at the race to support my friend Ferit, whom I coincidentally met at the marathon’s expo in 2008 as I was conducting a clinic. Ferit and his wife Gizem have been friends of the family ever since, and if I do say so myself Ferit has turned into quite a runner. I decided I would meander along the course to see him at various points along the way. On a personal note, I knew that I was in no shape to run a marathon. Not because of being tired, sick or injured but rather because I simply wasn’t ready…whatever that might mean. As we were heading to the starting line, Ferit realized he left his race bib at home. He phoned Gizem and they agreed to meet at the site of the runner’s expo, less than half a mile from where we had parked. Despite a 7-mile drive, Gizem miraculously appeared at our rendezvous spot ahead of us. She hopped out of her car and ran towards Ferit with his bib in her hand and a smile on her face. As far as I’m concerned that makes her the frontrunner for this year’s Wife of the Year award, if not qualifying her for Sainthood. As the race started I cut across University Avenue, glancing to my left to the spot where the original Athletic Attic resided … the store where I bought my first pair of running shoes almost 40 years ago. I met Ferit at the five-mile mark and noted he was on target for his goal of three hours, an aggressive goal

By Scott Ludwig

on a day that would reach 80 degrees before long. I stopped at the Krispy Kreme on 13th Street, something I promised myself I would do if the ‘Hot and Fresh’ lights were illuminated. I ordered a creamfilled glazed doughnut and noticed the price for a single glazed doughnut was the same price I paid for a dozen when I was a student at the University of Florida. That may explain why I ballooned up to 195 pounds before I graduated. I knew I didn’t have long to catch Ferit at the 10-mile mark so I was in sort of a rush. Unfortunately the four people behind the counter didn’t seem to notice I needed to get going so I said ‘I’m only here for a doughnut, not a home mortgage’ which, in hindsight still didn’t seem to get them moving any quicker. Lucky for them the doughnut was absolutely exquisite. After missing Ferit at 10 miles I set my sights on seeing him at mile 15 on Archer Road, near Shands Teaching Hospital. When Ferit came barreling through — still on pace for three hours, I ran with him … for about three paces. I stayed on the marathon course for a couple of miles before deciding to deviate from the route because it was getting downright embarrassing hearing the volunteers and the police along the course offering their encouragement and congratulations as I passed them by. Even though I wasn’t wearing a race number they thought I was one of the marathoners. As I veered from the course and crossed a busy street one of the policemen called me over and told me it was against the law to cross the street anywhere other than a crosswalk. I thought to myself that when I was at the university crossing a busy street qualified as a major; now it seems it was a misdemeanor. My how times have changed.


As I am in my 40th year of running, one would think there are really no new tricks to improve our running. But as I have become more age challenged I attempt to pick those things that will help me continue running for another 40 years! I must admit that running has changed very little for me over the years, except for the fact that I no longer set personal bests, but personal worsts. But I keep getting up, putting on my shoes and travelling out the door every morning for my running fix. Although I continue to do way too many miles, I actually enjoy every run and find running has kept me sane in these years of drastic change. I do not use a GPS watch or listen to music. I do not own a treadmill and actually treasure the change of weather and seasons as I venture through north Georgia. I will say the clothing available today definitely beats the gear of the past. You can find clothing for any type of weather or temperature. And the clothing is very comfortable. But I digress on the topic of this column. Last month I encouraged you to try yoga. This month I am going to give you a few reasons for adding a pilates routine to your training. When I finished the Las Vegas Marathon about a decade ago, my dear husband was taking photos and commented that I looked like a little old lady crossing the finish line. Needless to say I was not amused but when I saw the pictures he took I was totally horrified. I was hunched over just like a very old lady. It is a wonder that I could even move forward so bent over. As I discovered watching marathon finishes for the non professional runners, I found many runners were also struggling with the same problem. And many of them were not age challenged! I called my chosen daughter Colleen DeReuck, who also happens to be a four-time Olympian and a personal trainer. She immediately diagnosed what appears to be a common problem. My core was weak, and as I got tired during a marathon it began a slow collapse leading to the "old lady" look. Now if you will take a look at the professional runners, you will see that they all have the "six pack" appearance in their mid-section. This does not come through genetics or magic but is a result of very extensive work to strengthen their core muscles. Your core is a dynamo. All the muscles in your core are work to stabilize your

By Carolyn Mather, RN, PhD.

spine, which in turn keeps you stable and upright. A weak core definitely causes you to hunch over, ultimately leading to inefficient running form. You cut off efficient breathing, and drain your energy reserves trying to fight bad posture. Once you strengthen your core, you'll have a lot of extra energy because you're not fighting gravity. Thus you should consider adding Pilates. Each Pilates move targets not only the “six-pack” ab muscles (namely, the rectus abdominis and obliques), but also the glutes and the deep core muscles that support your spine. As a result, you build greater core strength and control, which leads to improved posture and a more efficient running form. Runners with weaknesses in the deeper core muscles that support the spine also tend to have lower back pain over time. I bought a Pilates DVD and began doing the Pilates exercises. I was absolutely amazed as I began developing my own Yoga/Pilates routine. Within a few weeks I was "taller" and stronger in my core. Over the years I have fine tuned my routine and I am back to taking yoga and Pilates classes twice a week. My very next marathon, Steve noticed a marked difference. My spine was straight as I finished and I did have more energy as my breathing was not being impeded. I know you have limited training time, but do Pilates moves for five to 10 minutes before you run. Pilates is so intense and focused, you can do a lot in a short time once you learn to do the moves properly. This is where a class comes in handy as you need to do the exercises with good form. Believe me your back will begin to feel much better and your running form will improve. I took one of Colleen's classes in Boulder last spring and she was amazed how well I could keep up with her gym rat athletes who were all in their 20s and 30s.


THIS RUNNING LIFE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 than I was,” she recounted. But she convinced the driver she was okay and kept going. “I didn’t get hurt, and I was at the 5K mark and if I had stopped, I would have missed my goal,” she said. “He said someone needed to come pick me up and I said ‘no, they’re not.’ I’m going to finish this race, and I did. I wasn’t even last. I finished in under three hours. So now if anyone ever asks me if I have ever been hit by a car and still finished a race I can say ‘yes, I have.’” It’s not just setting goals that fuels Maureen’s fire and keeps her running. She runs for her health, and she runs to prove the haters wrong, first losing 100 pounds and then fighting social stigmas that often come with the extra pounds. “I was running well, and I had lost a lot of weight, so I was excited to go to athletic apparel stores and buy clothes that would fit me,” she said. So she picked out Athleta in a local mall and encountered a sales clerk who appeared to be her own size. She wanted a pair of compression shorts, and asked if their store carried them in her size. The sales clerk responded by calling Maureen “a fluffy girl” and reported they didn’t carry shorts in her size. “That bugged me because I had accomplished this big weight loss, and I felt like I could go shopping in that store, and because they didn’t have the inventory, I was called ‘fluffy,’” Maureen said. And thus, “Team Fluffy” was born. So many of Maureen friends have joined her in solidarity, she is branding the name and taking orders for special “Team Fluffy” athletic clothes, including visors, hats, sparkle skirts and shorts. Eventually, Maureen set her sights on completing an ultra-marathon. Many of her friends had run 100 miles in the Umstead 100-Mile Endurance Run, so she trained hard, putting in the miles as she ran loop after loop in the park on weekends. On the big day, dehydration led to nausea and she settled for a metric century (62 miles) on that day. She knew she could do better than that, so five weeks after her first attempt in Umstead, she put on her determination hat, snuck out of Raleigh without telling anyone what she was planning, and completed a 100-mile run in Greenville, S.C. Last spring, Maureen returned to Umstead, determined to finish. She felt strong and happy, even though she was scheduled for surgery two days after the race to remove an early stage breast cancer. During the first quarter of the race, she started feeling symptoms of a urinary tract infection, and after covering 50 miles, she had to stop. A month after her surgery, she was starting to run again, but the stubborn UTI

Running Journal • April, 2018 would not go away, and doctors feared she had appendicitis. An MRI led to a diagnosis of stage 3 ovarian cancer. “So now I feel kind of good about Umstead, even though I only finished 50 miles and didn’t make my goal,” she said, in her typical glass-half-full attitude. “How many people have had breast cancer and ovarian cancer and still ran and walked 50 miles?” Maureen did well with her chemotherapy, continuing to work as a product expert during her treatment, and walking whenever she felt like it. Maui was to be her comeback. She was ready for it. Then she was on the beach with other tourists when the text messages started. “Everybody’s phones went off, and we kind of looked at each other like ‘is this for real?” she said. “And then you think about it and knowing the global political climate, you think well yes, it could be real,” she reasoned. So she gathered her things and started searching for a place that seemed safe. She chose a parking deck next to a spa at a nearby hotel. With no experience in dealing with ballistic missiles, she reasoned the destruction could be like a tornado. “If it’s nuclear, we’re all going to go anyway, and there’s nothing we can do about that, but if it’s shrapnel, this concrete on the ground floor of the parking deck is the best place I could be,” she reasoned.

While she was concerned, she wasn’t afraid, and at the same time she was skeptical. “We didn’t hear sirens go off, only the phones, and so I think it would have been a much more escalated environment if people had heard the sirens,” she said. A hotel employee came out and saw her hunkered down in the parking lot and asked her what she was doing there. After Maureen explained she thought she was in a safe place should a missile strike happen, the worker left and came back about 20 minutes later to tell her it was a false alarm. A few minutes after that, she received another text message cancelling the alert. She was incredulous.

“For about 10 seconds after the alert I thought ‘are you kidding me? I went through breast cancer, which escalated into ovarian cancer, and now a ballistic missile? Are you kidding me? Can I just have tomorrow? Can I just get this race tomorrow?” In the end, she did. She walked the entire thing with a friend. She has four more states to go to complete her second round of 50 states, and plans to wrap up the series in Fargo, N.D. in May. Barring getting swept away in a tsunami, she should be good to go. Teri Saylor runs and writes in Raleigh, N.C. Reach her at

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Ultra Running What Is Old? I was called old recently. Actually, the word used was elderly. Not ready to be old I protested, of course, claiming I was middle aged. The retort was “do you expect to live to your 120s?” I replied in the affirmative, while recognizing the person might have a point. This conversation continued with us thinking about what is old. As runners, we continue to run, and often run well past where most are content to begin winding down life activities. Races see runners in their 60s and 70s finishing amidst far younger runners. Many younger runners envy the records for every age group at distances from the mile to 100 miles, and even multidays. At A Race For The Ages, ARFTA, a race designed to reward older runners we have seen runners in their 80s complete 100 miles. Runners in their 60s and 70s have competed for the overall win. There have been other races where runners in their 60s have been first overall. Runners have won many races in their 50s. Ed Whitlock ran sub three-hour marathons in his 70s! I won a marathon at aged 40


By Ray Krolewicz

in 2:59, not as fast as Ed ran when he was in his 70s. Women have been equally impressive in their 60s and 70s. T he average life expectancy in the United States is about 78.8 years, with women slightly higher at 81.2 and men lower at 76.3 years. Yet, we see runners in many events older than these “expectancies” still competing. Since these lifespan numbers are lowered by premature deaths, we can look at 90 for an expected lifespan for healthy individuals. Hopefully, as runners, we qualify as healthy.

Using 90 would show the first 30 years as young, 31-60 as middle aged, and 60 to 90 is old. Wait a minute…. I am not old. Perhaps we should add that “elderly” category. I would begin by saying that elderly begins after a “normal” lifespan. That however does not help my argument. So the math must be rechecked. Keeping birth through 30 as young and widening “middle aged” to 31-70 …. No that does not work either…. Few would call a 68-year-old middle aged. OK, OK, I am not old… but I may be getting close. The US government has placed full retirement age at 66 years and a couple of months, currently, up from 65, not yet at the 67 it his headed to. Therefore, I get to claim 67 as a government recognition of old. That means I'd better do some serious training, as I cannot use “old” as an excuse not to run well. I do not feel old, so I will persist as if I am not. Perhaps age is just a number. Perhaps we are only as old as we feel, and some may be old at 50 while others are not old in their 70s. My grandmother, who died last May at 101 years, 6 months, 13 days, confided to me once, in her early 90s that she felt “old.” I assured her she had that right. She replied, “I don't feel ancient or decrepit, just old…you know like 25 instead of the 18 I have felt most of the last 70 years.


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“CHARLES” appeared instead. The laughter increased as we, “Charles and Amy” paraded past displays of the latest running shoes. The next morning, while football fans were writing down the expected point spread for the impending game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, I was scratching out the name, “AMY” and beginning to write “Mary Marcia” on my bib instead. After soon realizing, that there was not quite enough space on my bib to accommodate my whole name, I opted for “Mary Mo” instead. After all, it was the Sarasota MUSIC Half Marathon, and who doesn't know Deadeye Dick's musical classic, “New Age Girl”? As I scribed the name “Mary Mo” beneath number 543, my imaginative mind's ear could hear the spectators singing the name-bearing lyrics as I ran past during the 13.1-mile morning trek. Fast forward to the end of the race and I can report, that not one spectator audibly cheered for “Mary Mo” that morning. Of course, thanks to the music-themed half marathon, I later learned that the lyrics are actually, “Mary Moon” and not “Mary Mo”. Regardless, whether or not there were cheers heard for, Charles, Amy, Will, Mary Mo, or Mary Moon, my dad and I had a wonderful time at the Sarasota race. The weather was crisp and clear. Bands, singers, musicians, and DJs lined the streets throughout the entire course. Homeowners sat on their front lawns, clapping, cheering, and dancing as more than 2500 runners ran by, and my dad and I both finished injury-free (with an age group award in tow for my dad). After the race, we ran into fantastic fellow running friends, and then enjoyed a wonderful post-race sushi lunch at a little “hole-in-the-wall” restaurant we were fortunate enough to find just a couple miles from the finish line. The day was made complete by making a surprise visit with my in-laws and we enjoyed their “home town” football team's Super Bowl victory. Fortunately, for Nick Foles and the rest of the Philadelphia Eagles football team, their jersey printers did not have the same challenges as the bib printers for the Sarasota Music Half. So, if Foles happened to break into Beyonce's “Say my name” lyrics post Super Bowl victory, fans could actually refer to his jersey to congratulate the stellar quarterback by his actual name -- Foles, and not “Charles.”

from running for a nap! Simple relaxation is also needed for recovery. Following a run try to relax and unwind as soon as possible. Doing so can quickly lower your after exercise metabolism and decrease muscle tension, both of which can aid in recovery. Obviously, being in a relaxed state during the day can aid recovery. Sometimes the stress of everyday life can make this difficult. Try to focus on positive, relaxing thoughts during the day, not ones that lead you to feel stressed out. Negative thoughts can trigger the stress response which can drain energy and slow recovery time. Reducing negative thoughts can reduce anxiety and arousal levels during the day, thereby saving precious energy. If something is really stressing you, try and talk to a close friend or significant other about the problem. Social support can be a huge stress management tool. In many cases a great deal of stress is a result of our perceptions of events that occur on a daily basis. If you make a big deal out of every little thing in your life, then you will indeed experience high levels of stress. The next time you get stressed out over something ask yourself just really how important it is. Will it matter next week? Is it worth wasting a lot of your emotional energy on? Also, work on not getting stressed out over things you can't control. If you get caught in traffic you probably don't have any control over the situation. Put your emotional energy in better places than ones you simply have no control over. Remember that the less stress you have outside of running the better you will recover from your running! Put your energy into recovery, not meaningless worry. Hopefully, running itself is a positive factor in your life and not an actual stressor. Always keep in mind that running should be FUN! Keep your running in perspective. If you go out everyday and do the best you can, then what else can you ask of yourself? Work to improve things under your control, like your personal training, but don't worry about things out of your control, like the running performance of others, what other runners think of you, or even the weather. Remind yourself to use running to reduce stress, not add more stress to your life. So the next time you feel tired and are not recovering well, look at more than just your training. Examine all aspects of your life for stress. You may not be able to eliminate all the stressors in your life, but with good recovery techniques you can cope and adapt to them more effectively.

I crossed another busy street and ran into a policeman in front of the Cade Museum (Robert Cade invented Gatorade). I asked the policeman about the museum and mentioned that Gainesville had sure changed since I was a student at the University ‘probably back before you were born,’ adding that last phrase in case he had any intention of citing me for a misdemeanor. I crossed Archer Road one last time to head towards the finish line. I arrived about 15 minutes before three hours of race time had elapsed so I went to Ferit’s car, changed clothes and got back to the finish line with three minutes to spare. As it turned out I still had six minutes, as Ferit’s finishing time was a few seconds over 3:03, good enough for 4th overall on a very hilly and demanding course on a very hot and humid day. As we were leaving, I noticed the results of the marathon had been updated through four hours and 25 minutes of race time. There still were no finishers in the 60 – 64 age group yet: MY age group. Despite feeling that I wasn’t ready— whatever that meant—I believe I was capable of running the marathon in four hours and 25 minutes on that day. Then again, a man’s got to know his limitations. That’s why I was perfectly content to take a casual run through one of my favorite cities to cheer on one of my favorite people. Maybe limitations aren’t such a bad thing after all.

Pilates is similar to yoga but emphasizes your body's core -- the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh, and buns. Pilates develops much of what runners need -- strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and good posture. The discipline emphasizes correct form instead of going for the burn. With so many exercise variations and progressions, you may have a hard time getting bored with Pilates. You also utilize breathing to do pilates. As I stated previously I have developed my own yoga/ pilates routine and I attempt to do it every day. Many of the moves were inspired by yoga or patterned after the movements of zoo animals such as swans, seals, and big cats. There are many pilates routines online, so find what works for you. Or take a class or get a DVD. You truly will be amazed how much difference you will see in your running form. I still am upright at the end of races and I am continually aware of my body. Thus I have found a few new things over 40 years that have markedly improved my running and kept me injury free.

Scott Ludwig has been an avid runner since 1978; in fact the last day he didn’t run was November 29 of that year — he’s run every day since. Scott is the author of 13 books, nine of them about running. His latest book, Running Out of Gas was released in January 2018 by Meyer and Meyer Publishers. His books can be found in Barnes and Noble stores as well as on Amazon. Scott lives, runs and writes in Senoia, Georgia where he lives with his wife, Cindy, and their three cats. In his free time he enjoys being ‘G-Pa’ to his grandson Krischan, something he’s been training for his entire life.

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Valentine Day’s 5K Russellville, AR – 2/10

Male, Overall – Stuart Lamp 1:23:36. Masters – Steve McCulloch 1:31:04. 25-29 – Scott Enfinger 1:37:48, Parker Smith 3:23:56. 3034 – Javier Villa 1:48:27, Chuck Lemons 1:51:52, Cesar Sanchez 1:53:24. 35-39 – Scott Sandlin 1:30:52, John Flint 1:51:03, Jack Hinnen 1:51:21. 40-44 – Robert Woldhuis 1:42:47, Mike Thead 1:55:05, Rodney Long 1:56:34. 45-49 – Robert Perdue 1:33:28, Tracy Deke 1:47:31, Ed Tomlin 1:54:23. 50-54 – Scott Butler 1:37:19, Lynn Ridgeway 1:39:45, Rick Morse 1:41:37. 55-59 – Jamie Miller 1:57:46, John Itle 2:01:19, Ronald Woodall 2:05:55. 60-64 – David Zajic 1:42:33, David Hartzog 1:49:57, David Latterman 3:00:12. 65-69 – Phillip Miller 2:05:04, Mark Emerson 2:44:10. 70-over – Delbert Sendelweck 2:45:26. Female, Overall – Kelsey Moser 1:25:51. Masters – Carol Bishop 1:40:04. 19-under – Mary Claire Ridgeway 1:33:52, Emma Hinely 2:59:49. 20-24 – Hannah Coons 2:03:33, Emma Salter 2:04:00. 25-29 – Ellora Gupta 1:45:05, Lauren Velez 1:56:29, April Logan 2:14:12. 30-34 – Brenda Sanchez 1:52:52, Amanda Goeke 1:59:29, Mariela Hernandez 2:16:01. 35-39 – Emily Borden 1:38:22, Missy Bray 1:56:46, Laura Twilley 1:57:27. 40-44 – Andrea Murphree 2:03:52, Heather Coon 2:03:56, Tabitha Evans 2:14:54. 45-49 – Erika Davis 1:55:20, Kelly Lambert 1:58:13, Beverely Keel 2:02:14. 50-54 -Vanessa Morse 1:44:6, Lori Parker 1:55:18, Paula Banks 2:15:24. 55-59 – Leah Reid 2:20:09, Leslie Latterman 3:00:12.

Battle of Mobile Bay 5K Mobile, AL – 2/17 Male, Overall – Joseph Perry 17:49, Brandon Rouse 19:09, Stone Smith 19:28. Masters – Jack Bishop 20:42. Grandmasters – Steven Plakas 21:09. Senior Grandmasters – David Jeffrey 22:02. 9-under – Dylan Jackson 26:19, Tate McAnnally 27:09, Jon Martin 28:34. 10-14 - Garrett Dolbear 20:48, Owen Martin 20:51, Keller Bishop 24:37. 15-19 – Michael Tate 22:32, Dylan Petrie 28:31, Colby Harwell 30:11. 20-24 – Samuel Bolen 25:28, BrandonVo 30:08, Daniel Lursen 33:16. 25-29 –Tobias Claussuitzer 21:08, Chase Oubre 23:13, Mathew Peterson 23:27. 30-34 – Lance Johnson 21:32, Drew White 26:20, Matt Davis 32:17. 35-39 – James Contratto 23:19, Stephen Prabhakar 29:39, Kyle Berry 31:24. 40-44 – Forrest Catlett 21:19, Jeffrey Reese 24:14, Jonathan Dick 24:27. 45-49 – Jeremy Summerlin 22:42, Robert Randolph 23:08, Alex McClantoc 24:00. 50-54 – David Toellner 22:57, Frank Harwell 23:30, Wendell Ellis 25:47. 55-59 – SM Johnson 21:54, Tony Dressler 23:11, Danny Cok 23:52. 60-64 – Dewayne Holley 24:58, Don Davis 26:26, David Dutton 26:33. 65-69 – Paul Baswell 23:21, Bill Brady 24:03, Don Stringfellow 28:02. 70-74 – Ron Mitchell 27:08, Bill McGough 29:55, Gary Beeler 35:21. 75-79 – Ken Welsh 29:10, John McCall 32:36, Aladar Bencsath 32:49. 80-over – Will Wright 32:53, Lee Echols 40:40. Racewalker – Ray Weinshenker 44:06. Female, Overall – Jessica Jones 20:56, Amy Mayo 22:36, Emily Miles 22:53. Masters – Tammy Ford 23:34. Grandmasters – Susan Jones 25:24. Wheelchair – Sandy Oliver 24:11, Delaney Zimlich 55:28. 9-under – Sydney Catlett 36:15, McKenzie Boyd 38:17, Lorelai Berry 39:49. 10-14 – Audrey Kate Smith 22:54, Amber Silvers 28:32, Anna McAnnally 31:51. 15-19 – Hannah Carter 31:20. 20-24 – Savannah McDonough 31:45, Samantha Linhardt 33:11, Krystal Martin 34:25. 25-29 – Holly Campbell 25:17, Anne Dorland 30:27, Mariah Livernois 33:09. 30-34 – Lauren Lemon 23:16, Candice Cravins 26:27, Rebecca Hendrich 28:26. 35-39 – Sydney Cody 23:08, Erin Delaporte 25:02, Heather Mattox 27:26. 40-44 – June Takeuchi 24:22, Caresse Fincher 26:32, Jennifer Coleman 29:36. 45-49 – Rhonda Collings 25:26, Karen Lewis 26:29, Mary Cooper 27:42. 50-54 – Suzanne Clark 26:59, Laura Robinson 27:11, Donna Summerlin 27:57. 55-59 – Jeannie Cook 27:17, Jill Greer 29:44, Sandra Brown 29:52. 60-64 – Susan Rhodes 28:43, Cindy Leonard 29:54, Ellen Davis 31:48. 65-69 – Nancy Elstner 30:54, Cay Welsh 34:00, Mildred Means 38:04. 70-74 – Becky Ryder 32:37, Mona Denton 39:40, Myra Dagon 1:00:01. 75-79 – Mary Goguen 44:31, Mamie McCall 54:45. Racewalker – Bonnie Ketterman 41:36. – Will Wright

Male, Top 25 – 1-Brent Corbitt 16:20, 2-Noah Eskew 16:37, 3-Brian Sieczkowski 16:57, 4-Jeffrey Groe 18:14, 5-Edward Hill 18:40, 6-Greg Walker 18:50, 7-Colin Hall 19:04, 8-Clint Daniels 19:16, 9-Nathan Harris 19:40, 10-David Langford 19:44, 11Chris Lyons 20:30, 12-Daniel Sanderson 20:37, 13-Dj Walker 21:05, 14-Loren Kaylor 21:23, 15-William Mims 21:24, 16-Jeff Maxwell 21:27, 17-Kim Howard 21:38, 18-Wesley O’Connor 21:51, 19-Robert Harrell 21:57, 20-James Helms 22:03, 21Justin Shion 22:03, 23-James Moy 22:15, 24-Phillip Walker 22:31, 25-Billy Mills 22:52. Female, Top 25 – 1-Tia Stone 18:29, 2-Kaitlin Bounds 19:57, 3-Jenny Kelly 20:40, 4-Caroline Daniels 21:18, 5-Gina Kraft 21:29, 6-Lennon Bates 21:31, 7-Nicole Hobbs 21:47, 8Mary Simmons 22:04, 9-Bree McCrotty 22:06, 10-Rachel Hendrix 22:26, 11-Kelsey Walker 23:00, 12-Abigail White 23:13, 13-Joanna White 23:35, 14-Kathleen Rea 23:45, 15-Carole Delaney 23:46, 16-Stormie Wingo 24:20, 17-Abi Stone 24:24, 18-Lisa Webb 24:39, 19-Maggie Gregory 24:45, 20-Sara Pilgrim 24:46, 21-Katherine Williams 24:48, 22-Julie Kaylor 24:55, 23Lori Zelle 24:59, 24-Amanda Day 25:03, 25-Leesaya Chinchilla 25:24. – Ken McSpadden

Run the Line Half Marathon Texarkana AR/TX – 2/18 Male, Top 25: Overall – 1- Nathan Hall 1:17:45, 2-Brian Sieczkowski 1:18:11, 3-Cameron Beckett 1:18:21, 4-Brian Sites 1:27:48, 5-Ricky Martinez 1:28:52, 6-Colin Hall 1:28:57, 7Bradford Gildon 1:29:12, 8-Cade Haak 1:29:27, 9-Jay Muller 1:31:49, 10-Cameron Crow 1:32:22, 11-Jacinto Herrera 1:32:23, 12-Josh Tibbs 1:32:31, 13-Lucas Edwards 1:33:03, 14-Keith Francis 1:33:19, 15-Shane Youngblood 1:33:26, 16Dawson O’Malley 1:33:50, 17-Brett Bouillion 1:34:17, 18-Billy Plante 1:36:49, 19-Barry Ortner 1:36:55, 20-Martin Greenwood 1:37:28, 21-Loren Kaylor 1:37:47, 22-Clay Hunter 1:38:14, 23Alan Krenzelok 1:38:16, 24-Carson Sanders 1:39:54, 25Stephen Hensley 1:40:01. Female, Top 25: Overall – 1-Tia Stone 1:25:46, 2-Kaytlyn Sweatman 1:29:52, 3-Natalie Ragsdale 1:34:06, 4-Kelli Harris 1:34:16, 5-Adana Barber 1:35:36, 6-Carrie Taylor 1:38:17, 7Anna Flores Remick 1:39:13, 8-Amy Alvin 1:40:26, 9-Laura Kearns 1:40:55, 10-Meagan Garrison 1:41:30, 11-Gina Kraft 1:42:06, 12-Erin Lytle 1:42:07, 13-Tammy Helmick :43:24, 14Wendy Shelton 1:43:55, 15-Rachel Hendrix 1:44:13, 16-Kayla Harbin 1:45:35, 17-Lupita Soto 1:47:03, 18-Kathy Stevens 1:47:20, 19-Joyce Cates 1:48:32, 20-Tessa Lee 1:4857, 21Heather Sheppard 1:49:31, 22-Wanda King 1:49:36, 23-Kristi Beech 1:49:48, 24-Jessica Smith 1:49:48, 25-Wendi Driver 1:50:33. – Ken McSpadden

FLORIDA Five Points of Life Marathon/Half Marathon/5K Gainesville, FL – 2/17-18 Male, Marathon: Overall – Zane Grabau 2:38:47, Cole Bataille 2:46:08, No Name 2:55:52. Masters – Joel Rich 3:10:27. Female, Marathon: Overall – Katherine Santostefano 3:31:17, Elizabeth Thomas 3:32:40, Hailey Johnson 3:35:21. Masters – Kimberly Gates 4:14:38. Male, Half Marathon: Overall – Jonathan Hulzebos 1:13:39, Matthew Bauer 1:18:32, John Sansalone 1:19:52. Masters – Joel Limo 1:24:24. Female, Half Marathon:Overall – Lyubov Denisova 1:22:02, Chantelle Jerald 1:24:43, Julie Stackhouse 1:26:52. Masters – Gretchen Loyd 1:29:16. Male, 5K: Overall – Ravu Kumar 16:50. Female, 5K: Overall – Lauren Jones 19:54. Full results: -107491

Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon/15K/8K/5K Tampa, FL – 2/24 Male, Half Marathon, Top 10 – 1-Elkaneh Kibet 1:03:39, 2Parker Stinson 1:03:41, 3-Kiya Dandena 1:04:09, 4-Tyler Pennel 1:04:17, 5-Haron Lagat 1:05:13, 6-Daniel Docherty 1:06:16, 7Evans Kirwa 1:07:23, 8-Craig Lutz 1:07:56, 9-Brian Atkinson 1:08:01, 10-Michael Babinec 1:08:06. Female, Half Marathon, Top 10 – 1-Sara Hall 1:12:01, 2Stephanie Bruce 1:12:02, 3-Diane Nukuri 1:13:05, 4-Sydney Devore 1:14:21, 5-Katie Matthews 1:14:51, 6-Hillary Montgomery 1:15:56, 7-TAylor Ward 1:15:56, 8-Kendra Foley 1:16:41, 9-Samantha Rivard 1:20:30, 10-Kayla Atkinson

1:23:01. Male, 15K, Top 10 – 1-Jonathan Mott 47:01, 2-Austin Richmond 47:12, 3-Matt Hensley 47:47, 4-Rafal Matuszczak 48:10, 5-RJ Dorazil 50:48, 6-Joseph Weber 51:05, 7-James Osborne 51:27, 8-Mitch Arnold 51:53, 9-Michael Macdonald 52:06, 10-Brendan Twiggs 52:07. Female, 15K, Top 10 – 1-Paige Howard 57:15, 2-Jacki Wachtel 57:57, 3-Christa Stephens 58:57, 4-Adrienne Zwijacz 1:00:20, 5-Katie Waters 1:00:40, 6-Claire Chapman 1:01:24, 7Krystal Cook 1:01:35, 8-Jennifer Sober 1:02:08, 9-Carley Glasser 1:02:23, 10-Yelena Maloney 1:02:31. Male, 8K, Top 10 – 1-Jake Turner 27:20, 2-Jeremy Richardson 28:13, 3-Lee Rietsa 28:17, 4-Cody Angell 28:42, 5Jay Druba 29:32, 6-John Robida 29:46, 7-Robert Valasco 29:49, 8-Tommy Brown 30:02, 9-Geoffrey Fahey 31:04, 10-Pedro Meraz 31:50. Female, 8K, Top 10 – 1-Erica Weitz 31:26, 2-Carol Hollenbeck 32:23, 3-Jaime Duran 32:58, 4-Amy Ertel 33:35, 5Jodi Leug 33:54, 6-Josie Garba 33:56, 7-Stephanie Depue 34:11, 8j-Elli Black 34:43, 9-Leslie Beauchamp 35:00, 10Juanita Chalmers 35:10. Male, 5K, Top 10 – 1-Taylor McDowell 15:59, 2-Jonathon Bermudez 16:17, 3-Bobby Hensley 16:28, 4-Josh Keenan 16:37, 5-Travis Lucas 16:39, 6-Mithcell John 16:45, 7-Dylan Branch 16:46, 8-Andrew Ward 17:00, 9-Neil Coffman 17:05, 10Casey Pleune 17:14. Female, 5K, Top 10 – 1-Lydia Friedman 18:26, 2-Kelsey Bohannan 18:33, 3-Kailand Cosgrove 18:41, 4-Grace VanDeGrift 18:45, 5-Ellie Pleune 19:02, 6-Claudia Cancello:19:17, 7-Trish Butler 19:38, 8-Kristin Lawrence 19:48, 9-Isabelle Lightwood 19:53, 10-Emily Vargas 20:00. Full results:

GEORGIA Athens Academy Spartan 5K Athens, GA – 2/10 Male, Overall – Harrison Morris 15:43. Masters – Brian Brodrick 19:03. 10-under – Tucker Rhodes 22:34, Alex Hollenbeck 22:35, Conner Schoenfeld 26:11. 11-14 – Aidan Landrum 17:33, Jack Stansell 17:45, Walter Hequembourg 20:35. 15-19 – Wesley John 15:45, Hayden Guthrie 16:32, Davis Potts 17:25. 20-24 – Jason Wright 20:30, Caleb Lynch 28:09, Jack Wright 34:57. 2529 – Dylan Schulte 27:44. 30-34 – Casey Mull 20:18, Joseph Deloach 22:38, David Brueck 28:46. 35-39 – Robert Lee 19:06, Tripp Bridges 20:44, Antoine Orsley 22:29. 40-44 – Christopher Rabon 23:11, Rick Franklin 24:06, Brent Bowie 24:39. 45-49 – David Beeland 21:19 Jonathan Fass 21:44, Aubrey Purcell 23:18. 50-54 – Johnny Garner 20:32, Brent Chandler 20:39, Jimmy Worley 21:14. 55-59 – Scott Raymond 21:46, Rick Hayes 23:45, Jim Schulte 23:51. 60-64 – John Morris 21:29, Booker Orsley 24:51, Scott Bennett 25:42. 65-69 – Richard Harrison 29:06, Jim Moore 35:21. 70-74 – Joe Carter 24:49, John Gregg 36:49, Ernest Smallman 39:53. 75-over – Wilson Page 47:24. Female, Overall – Rhia Kilpatrick 19:21. Masters – Melissa Landers-Potts 20:09. 10-under – Sierra Pape 23:06, Julia Land 26:43, Caddie Grow 29:21. 11-14 – Davis McLanahan 22:10, Lucy Waugh 22:13, Caroline Woody 24:56. 15-19 – Josey George 21:30, Kate Kleiber 23:16, Katherine Woody 26:58. 20-24 – Abbey Wright 22:21, Nicole Spangler 26:04, Olivia Treston 38:17. 25-29 – Meg Korpita 27:46, Crystal Hamilton 31:37, Alyson Wright 34:56. 3034 – Brooke Powell 26:50. 35-39 – Heather Weaver 22:47, Faye Deloach 24:27, Dai Young 24:35. 40-44 – Jacqueline Land 21:34, Katie Ollendick 26:56, Kelli Dean 27:17. 45-49 – Kelly Grow 23:43, Olson Carrie 24:47.4, Kim Landrum 24:47.8. 50-54 – Melinda Black 23:53, Maria Hybinette 25:24, Jenny McConnell 29:33. 55-59 – Norma Rainwater 26:36, Allyn Timberlake 30:29, Claudia Shamp 30:48. 60-64 – Karen Swann 27:33, Eileen Korpita 27:37, Patti Patterson 29:29. 65-69 – Carol Robinson 28:24, Barbara Taylor 31:46, Sue Chastain 33:34. 70-74 – Donna Presley 24:31, Linda Zeeman 47:53. 75-over – Mary Lou Kau 44:19. – Classic Race Services

Augusta Half Marathon/10K/5K Augusta, GA – 2/24 Male, Half Marathon: Overall – Sergei Zyrianov 1;09:21, Garrett Kenyon 1:10:39, Peter Koskey 1:11:06. Female, Half Marathon: Overall – Marina Khmelevskaya 1:23:20, Maddie Ivey 1:24:14, Katlyn Wil 1:28:55. Male, 10K: Overall – Ryan Gallagher 40:53. Female, 10K: Overall – Sara Chuzie 46:52. Male, 5K: Overall – Ethan Kurilko 18:14. Female, 5K: Overall – Charlie Smith 26:23. Full results:

LOUISIANA Hoof, Cieslak Win Rock ’n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon NEW ORLEANS (March 4, 2018) — Nearly 20,000 runners from age 12 to 86 took to the streets of New Orleans to participate in the 9th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ? Marathon.


With a renewed focus on the core pillars of bringing fun to the run with great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed the sights and sounds of New Orleans. The best-in-class running event kicked off on Saturday with the 5K that took participants through the French Quarter, giving them the ability to run the streets of New Orleans’ most historic districts for the first time. Representing all 50 states and 44 countries it was the marathon and half marathoners turn on Sunday taking them from Lafayette Square to St. Charles and through the French Quarter before finishing in City Park. In the marathon, 24-year-old, Marcus Hoof broke the tape as the overall champion in a time of 2:33:45. Nick Accardo finished in second with a time of 2:44:04 as Nick Banks rounded out the podium in third finishing in 2:49:19. Kylen Cieslak was the women’s marathon champion with a final time of 2:56:38. Local New Orleans runner, Malia Cali took the second-place spot in 3:08:15 and Cara Scheibling finish third in 3:16:38. Marathon finishers were treated to a brand new red-carpet finish and recovery zone that included massages and brought the flavor of New Orleans with post-race servings of Jambalaya. In the half marathon, Baton Rouge, La.-native and world record holder, Kevin Castille dominated the race with his firstplace effort clocking a time of 1:06:24. Tyley Cannon was second with a time of 1:11:20. Matt Blunden followed in third place finishing in 1:14:44. Sarah Crouch, who trains in Flagstaff, Ariz. was the women’s champion with a final time of 1:17:56 but Rachel Paul from New Orleans was not far behind finishing in 1:18:19 setting a new personal record in the process by nearly five minutes. Jen Moroz rounded out the podium in 1:20:30. Elite runners and fast times aside, Sunday’s races were all about the party. Some of New Orleans’ best live bands performed on improved band stages along the route, interspersed with cheerleaders and themed water stations. Participants moved along to more music than ever with all new mile-markers that included speakers and race pacers who ran with mobile speaker packs. The musically themed road race concluded with local favorites, Soul Rebels and Cowboy Mouth taking to the stage as co-headliners for the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series, getting runners and their families to their feet in celebration of the days accomplishments. Full results:

MISSISSIPPI Make A Difference 5K Ridgeland, MS - 2/17 Male, Overall - Bryce Harrison 18:48. Masters - Tom Rich 20:43. Grandmasters - Jody Ogletree 20:04. 9-under- Bailey George 42:14, Walker Hunt 44:21, MyLynn Flowers 50:37. 11-14 - Brayden Young 24:58, Benjamin Sylve 27:28, Pacey Kleinman 28:29. 15-19 - Patrick Garrard 21:47, Cristian Anderson 24:05, Brenden Foster 39:30. 20-24 - Alex Crawford 23:01. 25-29 - Thomas Silas 22:29, Matthew McGuire 29:32, Eric Wilkes 34:01. 30-34 - Jon Claxton 25:26, Wade Broyles 25:45, Minton Aguilar 26:24. 35-39 - Rick McKnight 21:22, Bill Wadlington 22:30, Kasey Kleinman 26:12. 40-44 Michael Kelly 25:35, Raju Aundre 35:44, Davy Hunt 44:23. 4549 - Alex George 21:02, Jeremy Jones 23:28, Robert Cross 23:58. 50-54 - Robert Booker 23:21, Bilal Hashim 25:13, Mitchell Field 32:46. 55-59 - Stacy Broadhead 26:35, Charles Jones 29:22, Mel Bailey 30:22. 60-64 - John Perry 39:31. 6569 - James Lewis 29:24, Guy Nowell 30:36, Thomas Wiley 36:21. 70-over - Rick Eades 29:00, Richard Edmonson 30:51, Tom Shuff 33:29. Female, Overall - Brianna Blunt 21:51. Masters - Shannon Steele 24:11. Grandmasters- Teresa Crothers 23:04. 9-under - Madison Kelly 39:05. 10-14 - Reilly Easley 26:19, Ava Sylve 27:28, Anna Kelly 34:33. 15-19 - Alana Vice 27:37. 20-24 - Rachel Cross 24:53, Haley Carpenter 32:32, Camryn Jones 29:38. 25-29 - Julie Greeni 23:39, Rebecca Butz 28:53, Lauren Stratton 29:38. 30-34 - Ashley Garavelli 26:17, Sarah Little 28:33, Shavon Willis 28:44 35-39 - Julie Vicars 28:14, Jenny Herrington 28:57, Heidi Shoemake 30:15. 40-44 - Lori Busick 33:52. 45-49 - Alicia Louisville 30:46, Pam Field 32:49, Mirthala Barron 34:19. 50-54 - Gina Dawkins 29:44, Cindi Cooper 30:08, Ryan Allen 28:03. 55-59 - Chantay Steen 25:28, Carol Vice 29:21, Lynette Hale 30:47. 60-64 - Jeanhee Kang 37:47. 70-over - Mary Perry 49:17.

Run Thru History 10K Vicksburg - 3/3 Male, 10K: Overall - Peter Kazery 33:55. Masters: Ty Wamsley 41:53. Grandmasters: Bo Smith 42:24. Senior Grandmasters: Randall Hines 44:27. 14-under: Baylor Picard 40:51, Adam Byrd 48:24, Samuel Terret 1:10:12. 15-19: Parker Dial 46:01, Parker Robinson



Running Journal • April, 2018

Grand Prix 40 Standings Below are the standings following the first six races of the season, the Midnight Flight 10K, Hero Half Marathon, Magic City Half Marathon, Rocket City Marathon, Winter Flight 8K, and Wine 10K. Double points are 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 Male: Overall Orinthal Striggles (SC) 290 Gatlin Holland (AL) 255 Michael Wardian (VA)180 Adam Benefield (AL) 170 Ben Pare (AL) 160 Fred Kosgei (AL) 150 Jordan Poche (AL) 145 Matthew Pulle (TN) 140 Dmitry Levko (AL) 130 Geoffrey Tum (AL) 130 Noah Billig (AR) 125 Francis Waithaka (AL)125 Josh Whitehead (AL) 120 Drew Conner (AR) 115 Richard Kimani (AL) 115 Craig Adams (AR) 110 Ryan Lagenke (AL) 110 Grant Skelton (AR) 105 Cyrus Korir (NC) 100 Byrt Bradbury (AR) 100 Mike Deren (KY) 100 Justin Watson (AL) 100 Ryan Jank (NC) 100 Michael Brown (AL) 100 Chris Mahaffey (AL) 100 Eliud Ngetich (GA) 100 Dan Hollenbeck (AR) 95 John McCrackin (AL)95 John Goodman (AL) 95 Geofry Ngetich (NC) 90 Jake Lane (AR) 90 Andrew Mullins (GA)90 Samuel Mueller (AL) 90 Panuel Mkungo (NC) 85 Jacob Brickman (AR) 85 Connor Wann (AL) 85 Matt Longworth (NC)85 Gideon Waithera (AL)85 Bernard Koske (GA) 85 Francis Kamiri (SC) 80 Adam Kees (AR) 80 Alex Wilson (NC) 80 Ricky Flynn (SC) 75 Henry Delaplane (AR)75 Josh Readling (NC) 75 Doug Smith (AL) 75 Brett Morley (SC) 70 Jonathan Dorris (AR)70 Eric Green (GA) 70 Andy Inman (NC) 70 Scott Fuqua (AL) 70 Eric Ashton (SC) 65 Matt Lewis (AR) 65 Martin Thorne (NC) 65 Andrew Baker (SC) 60 Shelby (Lewis (AR) 60 Jordan Yarbrough (AL)60 Jason Long (TN) 60 Craige Farmer (NC) 60 Edward Tabut (AL) 60 Eddie Posey (SC) 55 Mike Bolding (AR) 55 Bryan Heaton (AL) 55 Bobby Aswell (NC) 55 Jeremy Moujoodi (AL)55 Cliff Pittman (AR) 50 Will Couch (AL) 50 Chris Key (AL) 50 Lincoln Baxter (NC) 50 Myles Scarano (AL) 50 Yannick Fischbach (SC) 45 Jeff DeLozier (AR) 45 Christian Pegouske (AL)45 Jay Cox (NC) 45 James Graham (AL) 45 Phil Gregory (SC) 40 Luke Brasuell (AR) 40 Danny Shaffield (AL) 40 Benjamin Walls (GA) 40 Bill Johncock (NC) 40 Joseph McMahon (TN) 35 Christian Beasley (AR) 35 Drew Kilgore (AL) 35

Stu Stepp (NC) 35 Male: Masters Orinthal Striggles (SC) 340 Fred Kosgei (AL) 225 Michael Wardian (VA)200 Cary Morgan (AL) 165 Matthew Pulle (TN) 140 Danny Shaffield (AL) 135 Jon Graham (AL) 135 Noah Billig (AR) 125 Jacob Brickman (AR) 110 Bryan Heaton (AL) 110 Eric Green (GA) 110 Eric Ashton (SC) 100 Adam Kees (AR) 95 Eddie Posey (SC) 85 Jay Cox (NC) 85 Jeff DeLozier (AR) 80 Mike Briggs (TN) 80 Danny Sealey (NC) 70 Leobardo Bardales (AR) 65 Nathan Berry (TN) 60 Fernando Gallardo (SC) 55 Jason Cashman (AR) 55 Brannon Buck (AL) 55 Michael Vestal (NC) 55 Greg Oliver (AL) 55 Richard Esch (AR) 45 Kurt Milliman (AL) 45 Billy Harton (SC) 40 Brian Hackenbury (AL)40 Kurt Hollinger (NC) 40 Dusty Gray (AR) 35 Ryan Knight (AL) 35 Male: Grandmasters Dewayne Satterfield (AL)200 George Dewitt (AL) 170 Keith Marshall (GA) 140 John Casterline (AL) 130 Richard Marlar (AR) 125 Jeff Clark (AL) 125 Kevin Roberson (AL) 120 Nathan Slaton (AR) 110 Tony King (AL) 110 Wayne Doerksen (SC) 100 Andy Inman (NC) 100 John Tucker (AL) 100 Michael Corral (AR) 95 Michael Gann (AL) 95 Dan Johnson (SC) 85 Martin Thorne (NC) 85 Frank Barry (AL 85 John Dolan (AR) 80 Fred Shepherd (AL) 80 Tim Horvath (AL) 80 Rick Keizer (SC) 70 Craige Farmer (NC) 70 Tim Lee (AL) 70 Michael Riha (AR) 65 Joey Rosser (AL) 65 David Yon (GA) 60 Edgardo Rodriguez (SC) 55 Randall Thompson (AR)55 Michael James (AL 55 Bobby Aswell (NC) 55 Rodney Sample (AR) 45 Allen Crawford (AL) 45 David Pressley (SC) 40 Trey Shipe (GA) 40 Bill Johncock (NC) 40 Tony Allen (AL) 40 Vince Robinson (AR) 35 Watson McBride (SC) 30 Henry Goodnight (NC)30 Male: Senior Grandmasters Joey Anderson (NC) 475 George Sykes (SC) 385 David Jones (TN) 170 Ekkehard Bonatz (AL)150 Alan Hargrave (AL 150 Barry Ege (AL) 140 Steve Smith (AR) 110 James Williams (AL) 110 Jeffrey Noone (VA) 110 Dennis Funk (SC) 100 Fred Fullerton (AR) 95 Roger Koehler (NC) 85 John Cope (MS) 85 Marcus Cathey (AL) 80 Jerry Hutto (SC) 70 70 Jim Chesnutt (AL) 65 Wayne Heckler (AL) 60 Wayne Manord (AL) 55 Steve Staley (NC) 55 Rick Haley (AL) 45 Ted Rust (NC) 40 Danny Crossett (TN) 40 Steve Shive (NC) 40 Gordon Sterling (AL) 40 Jim Clark (AL) 35 Male: Veterans Stan Pierce (TN) 200 Jim Upton (AL) 170 Donald Nims (KY) 140 Peter Russell (FL) 125 Haywood Harrell (MS)110 Michael Kasha (SC) 100 Hassing Finn (NC) 100 Ed Balthrop (AL) 100 Terry Reeves (SC) 85 Jim Owens (NC) 85 Rufus Elliott (AL) 85 Michael Montgomery (TN)80 Darrell Davis (SC) 70 Grand Egley (NC) 70 Truman Smith (TN) 60 William Beckwith (SC) 55 George Kimberly (NC)55 Dan Shoaf (SC) 40 Al Klimaitis (AL) 40 Female: Overall Shawanna White (SC) 505 Malin Terry (AL) 260 Stephanie Place (VA) 180 Justyna Mudy-Mader (AL)170 Kelsey Moser (AL) 160 Angie Clark (TN) 150 Maria Osino (TN) 140 Belle Thomas (KY) 130 Peri Hefferman (AR) 125 Kelcy Brunner (AL) 120 Sarah Kluth (AL) 120 Mary Hudson (AR) 115 Joy Miller (SC) 115 Ashton Holland (AR) 110 Brittany K-Quear (TN)110 Libet Anderson (AL) 110 Paige Funkhouser (AR) 105 Veronica Eder (AL) 105 Mary Michaels (AL) 105 Eglay Nalyanya (NC) 100 Nicole Urban (AR) 100 Lori Williamson (AL) 100 Meredith Smith (TN) 100 Marta Freitas (MS) 100 Laine Many (AR) 95 Elizabeth Laseter (AL)95 Nicole Dimercurio (NC) 90 Maddisyn Robinson (AR) 90 Allison Lerer (GA) 90 Molly Nunn (NC) 90 Carmen Hussar (AL) 90 Purity Mumene (SC) 85 Allie Brasuell (AR) 85 Jennifer Dunn (AL) 85 Kelly Lowman (NC) 85 Ffion Price (MS) 85 Katy Fowler (AR) 80 Danielle Spealman (TN)80 Mary Kaufman (NC) 80 Hannah Coffin (AL) 80 Karen Becker (SC) 75 Paige Williams (AR) 75 Emberleigh P-Brown (NC)75 Sarah Livett (AL) 75 Kellie Eaves (SC) 70 Shannon Bowers (AR) 70 Elizabeth Kivus (AL) 70 Liz Carly (AL) 70 Acquawon Stallworth (NC)70 Shannon Kirchmer (AL)70 Alana Enabnit (AL) 70 Mary Taylor (SC) 65 Kaylie Slaughter (AR)65 Keri Frazier (AL) 65 Laurie Ward (NC) 65 Elena Kidd (AL) 65 Reagan Smith (SC) 60 Rebecca Moix (AR) 60 Lauren Huckaba (AL)60 Jennifer Curtin (NC) 60

Deborah Flynn (SC) 55 Samantha Holt (AR) 55 Carolyn Green (NC) 55 Raley Fountain (AL) 55 Emma Neigel (MS) 55 Christine Kitzler (SC) 50 Sandy Roman (AR) 50 Hannah Cutshall (AL)50 Brittany Hayden (AL)50 Megan Deal (NC) 50 Sylvia Russell (MS) 50 Kennedi Kimbrell (SC) 45 Deloris Hudson (AR) 45 Alexandra Perkins (AL)45 Victoria Curran (NC) 45 Ashley Stone (SC) 40 Anna Tart (AR) 40 Mary Blankenship (SC)40 Jessica Annette (GA) 40 Florelay Brown (NC) 40 Rachel Davis (AL) 40 Gail Audet (GA) 35 Kandi Jeffcoat (AR) 35 Gilcea Torres (NC) 35 Sam Gardner (AL) 35 Erin Reid (SC) 30 Female: Masters Malin Terry (AL) 325 Meredith Smith (TN) 170 Tracy Watson (TN) 140 Peri Hefferman (AR) 125 Mary Hudson (AR) 110 Marianthe Grammas (AL)110 Zoe Franciscus (TN) 110 Karen Becker (SC) 100 Acquawon Stallworth (NC)100 Carmen Hussar (AL) 100 Kandi Jeffcoat (AR) 95 Sheri Spencer (AL) 95 Kellie Eaves (SC) 85 Jennifer Curtin (NC) 85 Julie Croushorn (AL) 85 Shauna Morimoto (AR) 80 Andrea Price (GA) 80 Jennifer Sanders (TN)80 Darlene Rodillo (SC) 70

Victoria Curran (NC) 70 Jenn Hale (AL) 70 Mandy Broadstreet (AR) 65 Christy Birmingham (AL)65 Sheryl Dummer (AL) 60 Rhonda Whitten (SC) 55 Jennifer Liles-Dorris (AR) 55 Heather Benoit (AL) 55 Sibyl Hunt (NC) 55 Danielle Cruthirds (AL)55 Murray Bromstead (AL)55 Charlie Scott (AR) 45 Claudette Poole (AL) 45 Chris Honeycutt (SC)40 Jennifer Clyburn (SC)40 Laura Z-Clark (NC)40 Kelly McNair (AL) 40 Angela Hewett (AR) 35 Kristen Lazarus (SC) 30 Amy Vestal (NC) 30 Natalie Bishop (AL) 30 Female: Grandmasters Debi Secor (AL) 325 Fran Oneal (AL) 170 Eva Owens (NC) 140 Delores Hudson (AR) 125 Teresa Crain (AL) 120 Brooke Nelson (AL) 110 Mary Lack (AR) 110 Ma B Ladisla (AL) 110 Christine Kitzler (SC) 100 Laurie Ward (NC) 100 Libet Anderson (AL) 100 Jamie Thomas (AL) 95 Mary Stone (AR) 95 Christine Prado (SC) 85 Wynn Snider (NC) 85 Rebecca Hutchinson (AL)85 Vickie Varnes (AL) 80 Tracy Mulvenon (AR) 80 Annye Smalligan (AL)80 Shirley Smith (SC) 70 D. Lynn Ludwig (NC)70 Alison Hoover (AL) 70 Cathy Corral (AR) 65 Cheryl Webster (AL) 60

Gayle Lantz (AL) 55 Tamara Hemingway (SC) 55 Leslie Bagby (AR) 55 Laura Paholski (NC) 55 Stacy Kadle (AL) 45 Debby Winters (AR) 45 Jeannie Craig (SC) 40 Teresa Neal (TN) 40 Kaki Jenkins (AL) 40 Lisa Fuller (AL) 35 Susan McGraw (SC) 30 Theresa Brady (TN) 30 Female: Senior Grandmasters Debbie Evans (AL) 210 Nancy Bell (VA) 200 Pallie Jones (TN) 170 Cindy Duke (AL) 150 Maria Black (TN) 140 Paula Johnson (AR) 125 Angela Beyette (AR) 110 Terry Hooks (AL) 110 Erin McGuire (TN) 110 Deborah Flynn (SC 100 Elizabeth Kimberly (NC)100 Sally Evenden (AL) 100 Lynn Oliver (AR) 95 Gail Audet (GA) 85 Ann Short (NC) 85 Teresa Chandler (AL) 80 Sylvia Bailey (GA) 70 Pam Clark (NC) 70 Ange Goss (AL) 70 Melba White (AL) 65 Martha Hutto (SC) 55 Deborah Russell (FL) 55 Thecla Widenhouse (NC)55 Amy Watson (AL) 45 Barbara Tidwel (GA) 40 Sandy Scott (NC) 40 Cindy Ferlitto (AL) 40 Janet Butler-McGhee (AL)35 Gail Bevier (AL) 30 Female: Veterans Joyce Hodges-Hite 410 Peggy Dorsey (AR) 125

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Ngetich, Freitas Lead Runners at Wine 10K Birmingham By Joey Longoria HOMEWOOD, AL - The 2018 Wine 10K Birmingham enjoyed blue skies and perfect 44 degree racing weather as runners took to the streets in Homewood, AL. The fast net downhill course produced two Alabama state age group running records from Carmen Hussar (age 40) in 34:49 and Libet Anderson (age 54) in 39:59. The Running Journal Grand Prix points race brought runners from seventeen states and three former Olympians. New York Times bestselling author of Run Fast. Eat Slow, Elyse Kopecky was in town for race weekend and distributed all awards to the winners. The men’s field got out quickly and were paced by overall winner, Eliud Ngetich in 30:50, followed by former all-SEC 10,000m from Auburn University, Sam Mueller in 31:51. Rounding out the men’s top three was Benard Koske in 32:44. The women saw an international and Olympic flair to the field with eventual winner, Marta Freitas setting a course record in 34:04. Freitas competed in the 1500m for Portugal in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Runner-up, Maor Tiyouri in town from Boulder, CO, also broke the old course record running 34:31. Tiyouri competed in the women’s marathon for Israel in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Rounding out the top 3 was Carmen Hussar in 34:49. Carmen competed in the 1500m for Canada in the 2004 Eliud Ngetich Olympics in Greece and is a former Photo by MRuns/Suman Silwal 1500m world championships silver medalist. The men’s masters race was a podium sweep by Team Cadence Run Coaching led by Cary Morgan in 38:12, followed by Jon Graham in 38:27 and teammate, Greg Oliver finishing third in 38:50. The women’s masters field was led by Libet Anderson in 39:59, followed by Agnes Jepchumba Chelagat in 43:05, joined on the podium in third by Rebecca Hutchinson in 43:32. All runners enjoyed the weather, course and post-race party with great food and of course wine and mimosas!

Top Five Women With Their Country Flags Photo by MRuns/Suman Silwal

Top Five Men With Their Country Flags Photo by MRuns/Suman Silwal

Age group results: ?raceId=27993&remMeAttempt=#resultSetId-106586 Male, Overall Eliud Ngetich 30:50, Samuel Mueller 31:51, Benard Koske 32:44, Fred Kosgei 32:51, Doug Smith 33:24. Masters Cary Morgan 38:12, Jon Graham 38:27, Greg Oliver 38:50. 15-under B. Bazemore 51:41, C. Smith 1:13:59. 16-19 Blake Childers 42:43, Joe Kendrick 1:01:46. 20-24 Gatlin Holland 33:43, Myles Scarano 34:27, Jordan Poche 34:28. 25-29 James Graham 34:28, Degnet Masebo 35:52, Walter McCord 43:25. 3034 Scott Fuqua 33:39, Edward Tabut 33:50, Jeremy Moujoodi 34:25. 35-39 Chris Mahaffey 34:36, John Goodman 34:55, Gideon Waithera 36:06. 40-44 Eric Thomas 39:45, Christopher Michel 45:06, Toenjem Thomas 46:55. 45-49 Danny Shaffield 39:04, David Waid 41:33, Loren Kulp 42:11. 50-54 John Tucker 42:07, Frank Barry 43:47, Tony Allen 45:04. 55-59 Tim Lee 44:06, Kevin Roberson 44:13, Gary York 48:50. 60-64 Joey Anderson 47:38, Alan Hargrave 53:32, Ekkehard Bonatz 53:35 65-69 John Cope 51:13, George Theodore 56:19, Lawrence Tyson 1:01:56. 70-over Ed Balthrop 1:24:47, Rufus Elliott 1:32:59. Female, Overall Marta Freitas 34:04, Maor Tiyouri 34:31, Carmen Hussar 34:49, Ffion Price 35:03, Hannah Coffin 36:39. Masters Libet Anderson 39:59, Agnes Jepchumba Chelagat 43:05, Rebecca Hutchinson 43:32. 15-under Abigail Cope 55:29, A. Bazemore 59:11. 16-19 Sylvia Russell 38:49, Katie Criswell 57:10, Athena Eli 57:44. 20-24 Sarah Livett 36:48, Alana Enabnit 36:52, Emma Neigel 37:51. 25-29 Rachel Davis 39:19, Raley Fountain 43:00, Mary Craig 43:18. 30-34 Elena Kidd 37:17, Justyna Mudy-Mader 37:24, Sarah Kluth 38:49. 35-39 Beth Lauderdale 44:59, Ryan Graham 47:32, Kimberly Bookout 48:05. 40-44 Jenn Hale 45:19, Murray Bromstad 46:08, Kelly McNair 47:33. 45-49 Julie Croushorn 43:41, Melisa Guthrie 48:25, Stacie Pegouske 52:04. 50-54 Alison Hoover 44:27, Teresa Crain 50:35, Kaki Jenkins 53:07. 55-59 Stacy Kadle 54:41, Judy Hyatt 1:01:01, Jamie Shields 1:04:13. 60-64 Sally Evenden Marta Freitas 52:10, Debbie Evans 55:18, Ange Photo by MRuns/Suman Silwal Goss 58:13. 65-69 Cindy Duke 59:12, Jody Coombs 1:01:13, Jeanne Welsh 1:06:05. 70-over No name 1:27:58, Joyce Hodges-Hite 1:30:16.


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 50:34, Isaac Carroll 51:24. 20-24: Hunter Cumberland 43:10, Lloyd Lewis 46:07, Samuel Panek 46:08. 25-29: Jason Richmond 40:51, Edy Ajpacaja 42:37, Joseph Rossman 49:25. 30-34: Josue Capir 38:40, Michael McLaughlin 41:23, Orlando Ccarrasquillo 41:37. 35-39: Rob Sadler 39:48, Brent Watson 40:25, Chris McNeece 40:44. 40-44: Jason Bennett 43:01, Joel Neely 47:49, Terry Jones 48:42. 45-49: Lex Davis 44:53, Jason Bailess 52:14, Brady Clark 56:36. 50-54: David Simmonds 45:56, Briggs Hopson 56:05, Robert Booker 47:40. 55-59: Jorge Duenas 47:22, Kevin Johnston 48:11, Vernon Napp 49:54. 6064: Steve Jones 55:11, Paul West 55:39, Rich Tillotson 57:31. 65-69: Kevin Doyle 1:04:13, Joe Neely 1:05:36, Barry Boudreaux 1:09:39.7 0-74: Tom Leggett 1:03:03, Ike Henry 1:04:10, Tom Shuff 1:09:55. Female, 10K: Overall - Laura Child 40:58. Masters: Sandy Williams 51:16. Grandmasters: Beth Krapac 48:05. Senior Grandmasters: Helen Redecop 1:01:14. 14-under: Murry Catherine Alderman 1:01:01, Preston Collins 1:03:22, Mary Kitchen 1:04:04. 15-19: Hannah Huntley 47:51, Aidan Collins 57:00, Stephanie Burnette 58:31. 20-24: Kaitlynn Howard 51:55, Jessica Fulk 52:30, Taylor Pettersen 56:53. 25-29: Michele Felberg 45:50, Melissa McCombs 51:25, Lucy Hunt 56:37. 30-34: Lindsay Laughlin 43:09, Valera Vollor 48:34, Tracie Herring 55:00.35-39: Keri Frazier 42:40, Kristi Hall 44:46, Ashley Mason 45:31. 40-44: Lezlie Smith 52:22, Helen Summerford 52:28, Tiffany Green 52:25. 45-49: Vickie Pratt 1:03:57, Missy Rogers 1:06:55, Laura Walls 1:07:26. 50-54: Angela Kendrach 59:20, Denise Sweeney 1:07:54, Teresa Bird 1:09:00. 55-59: Suzy Seeber 52:17, Pam Sumrall 56:22, Sonia Serna 1:05:21. 60-64: Luanne Jones 1:13:46, Stephani Hardy 1:20:37, Jo Deal 1:39:34. 65-69: Beth Shoemaker 1:11:21, Martha Hamburg 1:28:26, Kathy Phelps 1:29:47. 70-74: Elizabeth Hudson 1:12:00.

NORTH CAROLINA Ellerbe Marathon/Half Marathon Ellerbe, NC – 2/24 Marathon: Order of Finish – 1-Roni Kauri 3:19:12, 2-Jared Fravel 3:37:48, 3-Jay Soffian 3:41:10, 4-Timothy Mulrooney 3:52:16, 5-Christian Bundy 4:12:13, 6-Santiago Morales 4:14:16, 7-Sarah Johnson 4:15:22, 8-Mark Long 4:24:23, 9David Moore 4:27:32, 10-Laura Maclean 4:29:12, 11-Angela Abram 4:33:11, 12-Jenna Koenigshofer 4:37:50, 13-Robin Leviner 4:43:26, 14-Laurie Matecki 4:44:58, 15-Fred Dummar 4:47:13, 16-John Somerindyke 4:48:46, 17-David Solomon 4:53:34, 18-Dave Cockman 4:56:59, 19-Claudette Dahlberg 5:04:48, 20-Steven Jacobson 5:07:10, 21-Rosemary Baxley 5:08:42, 22-Barbara Highkin 5:08:42, 23-Deborah Gardner 5:11:16, 24-Donald Covington 5:12:23, 25-Blair Baldwin 5:15:18. 26-Sherri Caulder 5:27:13, 27-George Wannop 5:27:59, 28Paul Starling 5:31:48, 29-Steven Dence 5:35:41, 30-Jennifer Price 5:42:23, 31-Silvana Temblador 5:42:24, 32-Andrew Belonga 5:43:51, 33-Jackie Ferguson 5:43:52, 34-Jose Santos 5:56:49, 35-Tait Robinson 5:57:12, 36-Christelle Douillet 5:57:13, 37-John Porter 6:05:02, 38-Rodney Rymer 6:09:01, 39-Danny Keatley 6:14:28, 40-Jacqueline Gronwald 6:29:17, 41-Julia Jordan 6:34:47, 42-Christen Tatum 6:46:48, 43-Daniel Lieb 6:47:05, 44-Joe Sinclair 6:47:05, 45-Jerry Stokes 6:52:57, 46-Nelson Long 7:08:20, 47-Paul Heckert 7:55:47, 48-Irene Russell 7:55:47. Half Marathon, Order of Finish – 1-Grant Rice 1:24:01, 2Ryan O’Mara 1:25:21, 3-Dylan Carpenter 1:37:24, 4-Dale Houck 1:42:09 5-Michelle Baringer 1:50:48, 6-Tracy Gariepy 1:52:53, 7-Tony Rouse 1:53:50, 8-Dan Ashley 1:56:57, 9-Rob Hutchinson 1:59:37, 10-Jordan Recknagel 2:00:05, 11-Travis Alfrey 2:01:35, 12-Timo Heikkila 2:02:08, 13-Sadie Klena 2:04:47, 14Chris Carpenter 2:07:12, 15-Leigh Everitt 2:07:57, 16-Kelly Lee 2:09:38, 17-Toni Portu 2:10:05, 18-William McVerry 2:11:31, 19-Katharine Key 2:12:46, 20-Danny Inman 2:13:21, 21-Lauren Toner 2:14:01, 22-Charles Davis 2:14:23, 23-Sharon Dees 2:16:22, 24-Molly Mullaney 2:20:22, 25-Tommy Nichols 2:21:28. 26-Olu Aloba 2:22:10, 27-Nina Carpenter 2:22:37, 28-David Mattocks 2:22:40, 29-Anna Hutchinson McGinnis 2:24:21, 31David Hardwick 2:28:31, 32-Scott Dean 2:29:032, 33-Chuck Bingham 2:30:46, 34-Candace Schenk 2:36:09, 35-Marcus West 2:36:39, 36-Susan Mecimore 2:37:05, 37-Sophie Marian Draffin 2:37:40, 38-Amy Enz 2:39:06, 39-Patricia Bloxson 2:39:07, 40-Joannie Pike 2:41:06, 41-Ashley Robinson 2:41:51, 42-Earl Smith 2:44:03, 43-Shelia Dence 2:45:28, 44-Pam Tyler 2:47:57, 45-Amber Deason 2:48:05, 46-Polly Robinson 2:52:53, 47-Judy Loes 2:53:49, 48-Dana Mauldin 2:54:00, 49-Elixabeth Key 2:54:11, 50-Victoria Carroll 2:59:41. 51-Susan King 3:00:05, 52-Katherine Rolfe 3:04:0, 53-Ben Dillon 3:07:12, 54-Barbara Garci 3:10:53, 55-Terry McGinnis 3:13:13, 56-Lloyd King 3:21:02, 57-Shirley Lassiter 3:22:28,

58-Pamela Carpenter 3:22:29, 59-Merrie Dawkins 3:35:26, 60Vickie Fogleman 3:35:26, 61-Nancy Studenmunc 3:37:46, 62Rick Studenmund 3:37:46, 63-Rick French 3:41:44, 64-Richard Wolfe 5:28:19.

Crystal Coast Half Marathon/10K/5K Morehead City, NC – 3/3 Male, Half Marathon: Overall – William Brather Cline 1:22:05, Joshua Readling 1:29:32, Brent Ziegler 1:34:48. 20-24 – Stuart Philpott 1:46:15, Mike Deal 1:58:51, Michael O’Connell 2:07:17. 25-29 – Kurtis Shimek 1:35:08, Alex Rudee 1:41:17, Jacob Martin 1:49:38. 30-34 – Jeremy May 1:38:47, Jerrod Huffman 1:40:44, Robbie Woodard 1:44:50. 35-39 – Matt Oates 1:38:41, Derek Moore 1:43:36, Jason Cash 1:44:43. 4044 – Brad Bell 1:35:44, Sonny Ali 1:39:29, Jeremy Yoemans 1:45:13. 45-49 – Dennis Tam 1:53:05, Mark Johnson 1:59:49, Sidney Baynes 2:07:23. 50-54 – David Smith 1:43:06, Glen Stasiak 1:49:06, David Ballenger 1:49:43 55-59 – Joseph Wahl 1:41:11, David Philpott 1:50:16, Mark Ealey 1:59:01. 60-64 – Thomas Askins 1:50:56, Tom Maloney 2:16:17, Billy Loyd 2:25:08. 65-69 – Bill Cooke 2:06:15, Larry McPherson 2:24:23, Glenn Williams 2:45:43. Female, Half Marathon: Overall – Elizabeth Johnson 1:31:03, Heidi Tucker 1:32:43, Katelyn Mueller 1:33:41. 19-under – Sally Johnson 2:16:48. 20-24 – Sarah Poulin 1:42:41, Hannah Todd 1:50:44, Brittany Miles 2:00:22. 25-29 – Rachel McIntyre 1:41:07, Jackie Stanley 1:47:39, Haley Ross 1:53:57. 30-34 – Carrie Rigsbee 1:54:10, Taylor Reed 1:55:33, Jennifer Disney 2:00:26. 35-39 – Christina Schreckengaust 1:46:03, Samantha Savage 1:49:24, Sara Delamar 1:52:59. 4044 – Susan Karnatz 1:44:15, Jamie Cousins 1:53:31, Hayes Bell 1:55:04. 45-49 – Charmaine Reed 1:55:38, Robynn Foushee 1:59:14, Maria Brown 2:33:21. 50-54 – Cindy Baggett 2:14:14, Christine Giampa 2:14:24, Gennia Wetherington 2:15:18. 55-59 – Tammi Clarke 1:59:53, Lisa Watts 2:10:0, Kim Sparks 2:13:16. 60-64 – Robin Maloney 2:08:08, Jerrie Kasik 2:08:41, Martha Bertz 2:22:23. 65-69 – Callie Edmundson 2:14:35, Kathryn Birke 2:51:44. Male, 10K: Overall – Maloney Russell 40:12, Kaden Gibbs 44:55, Jimmy Dacey 47:26. 19-under – M. Nissen 1:03:00. 20-29 – Stephen Pearcy 48:20, Blake Rustin 50:10, Jeremy Shouse 58:14. 30-39 – Wesley Spivey 51:39, Jason Swain 51:57, Jacob Spangler 55:09 40-49 – Brian Rackley 56:15, Newey Rand 1:03:12, Marty Baker 1:12:34. 50-59 – Jeffrey Richardson 59:33. 60-69 – Russell Wilson 1:10:40, Richard Betz 1:18:46, Bob Lawrence 1:30:13. Female, 10K: Overall – Danise Peele 52:00, Renee Ditz 55:43, Barbara Desmarais 57:46. 20-29 – Erica Smith 58:58, Karyssa Haithcodk 1:01:42, Ashley Schwartz 1:02:48. 30-39 – Courtney Smith 58:53, Jacki McKenna 1:01:27, Sarrah Lombardo 1:01:43. 40-49 – Melissa Brooks 58:59, Melinda Rackley 59:33, Gina Horne 59:24. 50-59 – Kathy Edwards 1:02:39, Barbara Vreede 1:05:35, Denise Marshall 1:06:09. 60-69 – Tatyana Korsak 1:15:36. Male, 5K: Overall – Clint Bryan 19:37, David McGarry 22:58, Derek Waiau 23:33. 19-under – Marcus Waiau 32:58. 20-29 – Matthew Sugg 24:33, Roosevelt Mesa 26:14, Robert Cohen 31:13. 30-39 – Mark Disney 23:33, Brian Smith 24:31, Scott Brooks 27:21 4049 – Dale Honeycutt 32:25, Josh Apel 34:43. 50-59 – Bill Moore 31:02, Bryan Crook 37:40, James Dacey 42:48. 70-over – Arthur Lassek 51:23. Female, 5K: Overall – Abigail Osborn 22:27, Anja Collette 24:43, Jean Moore 26:45. 19-under – Alaina Johnson 30:50, Bliss Pointer 43:52. 20-29 – Paige Roland 28:19, Agnes Ho 28:20, Samantha Govitz 29:26. 30-39 – Tracy Lawrence 28:52, Crystal Hall 30:11, Nichole Honeycutt 32:25. 40-49 – Lisa Waiau 32:58, Patricia Marquez 40:27, Judy Venable 42:25. 50-59 – Deborah Wright 27:43, Phyllis Jones 28:17, Jean Lancaster 31:38. 60-69 – Kathy Marcheselli 27:49, Donna Crook 37:47, Catherine Everhart 38:26. .

SOUTH CAROLINA Hilton Head Marathon/Half Marathon/8K Hilton Head, SC – 2/10 Male, Marathon: Overall – Jake Suss 2:38:41, Ronnie Hicks 3:04:23, Mike Evans 3:07:00. Masters – Mark Volkmann 3:22:00, Chad Zehms 3:23:24, Craig Griffith 3:35:04. Grandmasters – Robert Grout 3:47:52. Female, Marathon: Overall – Jennifer Helmer 3:19:12, Hannah Panicco 3:220, Sheila Grangroth 3:25:51. Masters – Megan Lyles 3:32:24, Shannon Lower 3:42:05, Deidre Freemon 3:43:38. Grandmasters – Suzy Seeley 3:58:16. Male, Half Marathon: Overall – Kevin Huwe 1:14:45, Yorlliry Moreno 1:27:19, Matthew Smith 1:27:59. Masters – Clint Siemers 1:29:37, Percy Carter 1:31:56, Chris Myers 1:32:48. Grandmasters – Lonnie Lenaburg 1:38:56. Female, Half Marathon: Overall – Erika Shaughnessy 1:33:52, Heather Tidwell 1:34:06, Jennifer Huwe 1:34:11. Masters – Kathy Rink 1:42:14, Misty Dion 1:44:17, Katie Malone 1:44:45. Grandmasters – Leslie Barclay 1:47:31. Male, 8K: Overall – John Duberley 29:40, Darren Gould 33:03, Todd Hoke 33:49. Female, 8K: Overall – Sarah Cooke 34:29, Emma D’Antoni 34:54, Sara Hofeldt 34:57. Results:

Lagniappe 5K Coumbia, SC – 2/10 Male, Overall – Justin Jones 17:18, Jordan Lybrand 17:34, Ryan Plexico 18:26. Masters – Drew Williams 18:45. 14-under – Cotes Royson 22:52, Reese Petruzzi 25:48, Alex Petruzzi 28:40. 20-24 – Michael Hinson 28:30, Ian Loughlin 32:04, Dawson Burton 34:50. 25-29 – Germain Schmitz 22:35, Carl Haislett 23:19, Matt Hinson 23:58. 30-34 – Andrew Powell 18:37, Zach Keister 22:45, Phillip Pierce 24:50. 35-39 – Aaron Vannucci 26:22, Eric Slusser 33:21, Todd Merson 33:48. 40-44 – Alex McDonald 20:15, William Rowan 27:08, Trevor Hughey 29:39. 45-49 – Franklin Outten 29:12. 50-54 – Jeff Brandeberg 20:7, Michael Jenkins 33:24, Martin Herdbman 40:20. 55-59 – Mark Bedenbaugh 20:08, Walter Mojkowski 29:45, Russell Merson 33:46. 60-64 – Harry Strick 28:48, Bob Petruzzi 34:48. 70-over – Arnold Floyd 28:46, Rocky Soderberg 34:16, Rich Weaver 36:06. Female, Overall – MacKenzie Johnson 20:18, Jennifer Lybrand 23:14, Kimberly Hardin 24:17. Masters – Gay Petrey 25:12. 15-19 – Isabelle Studnicka 25:26. 20-24 – Jessica Weaver 30:40, Katie Dubose 31:17. 25-29 – Chelsea Lahna 28:16, Sarah Lader 28:56, Lauren Mojkowski 29:45. 30-34 – Cristine Maybourne 30:32, Kristin Collins 32:42, Katie Quinn 33:47. 3539 – Marlana Noel 25:23, Bonnie Anzelmo 26:31, Eme Crawford 26:31. 40-44 – Amy Milligan 26:41, Sarah Williams 2930, Christine Ramos 30:02. 45-49 – Tracy Tisdale 26:59, Elizabeth Dalzell 29:52, Aneesah Deen 30:00. 50-54 – Susan Weaver 32:19, Heather Herndon 43:05. 55-59 – Lisa Smarr 30:57, Lisa King 30:57, Amy Coward 36:05. 60-64 – Margaret An Dubose 37:21. – Strictly Running

Lucky Leprechaun 5K Camden, SC – 3/3 Male, Overall – Drew Williams 18:31, Colin Barth 18:41, Eric Allers 18:44. Masters – Whitney Keen 19:11, Alex McDonald 19:25, James Miller 21:34. 10-under – E. Graham 27:12, C. Quigley 34:25, C. Brock 47:07. 11-14 – W. Robertson 25:29, Dakoda Anderson 27:08, Bo Norred 28:07. 20-24 – Nick Rish 28:10, Charles Raley 55:31. 25-29 – Ryan Pringle 25:31, Lee Hanna 27:48, Lindsey Self 31:00.30-34 – Kevin Holder 21:13, Matthew Weed 22:14, Trey Dukes 30:52. 35-39 – Pavel Mosneaguta 24:58, Jeffrey Graham 27:15, Jason McCaskill 35:16. 40-44 – Colin Huckins 28:36, William Cantey 31:40, Kristofer Lowe 34:02. 45-49 – Brent Stogner 23:28, Patrick Shaw 27:49, Roger Winchwester 1:07:24. 50-54 - Roy Fakoury 23:37, Tom Ranson 24:33, Steven Gantt 24:45. 55-59 – Tony Yarborough 21:55, Jim Williams 2356, Glenn Sheehan 24:57. 60-64 – Richard Moore 32:42, No name 34:25, Nyle Daniel 35:53. 65-69 – Leeds Barroll 28:12, Larry Graham 39:27, Art Maxwell 46:59. 70-over – Arnold Floyd 27:08, Rocky Sandberg 30:41, Donald Mathis 30:46. Female, Overall – Heather Costello 20:58, Sarah Allers 21:42, Martie Gail McCallum 22:16. Masters – Belinda Moon 24:22, Sharon Cole 25:09, Caroline Keen 26:06. 10-under – S. LaVasser 33:18. 11-14 – Olivia Robertson 25:17, Alyssa Stanley 40:37, C. Quigley 43:32. 15-19 – Madeline Roberts 34:53. 20-24 – Meagan Shaw 30:40, Haley Williams 31:43, Caley Blythe 54:37. 25-29 – Megan Hanna 24:30, Victoria Ammon 35:23, Amanda Spurr 37:56. 30-34 – Sarah Hannon 24:04, Amy Barth 27:45, Anne Johnstone 31:47. 35-39 – Sara Graham 27:24, Brandie Jackson 28:17, Jenny Collins 29:29. 40-44 – Kara Clyburn 29:41, Leona Winchester 30:38, Christy Allen 30:46. 45-49 – Tracy Tisdale 26:24, Kendra Faile 27:28, Angela Guy 29:51. 50-54 – Tina Simmons 30:22, Tonya Edgerton 32:29, Debbie Smith 37:57. 55-59 – Tracy Miller 32:43, Johnsie Moore 37:27, Mary Bennett 47:15. 60-64 – Linda Graham 28:26, Kim O’Donnell 47:35, Sheila Vanvlake

52:08. 65-69 – Patti Lowden 31:15, Paddy Bell 46:09, Darlene Maxswell 46:59. 70-over – Susan Mathis 58:59.

TENNESSEE Thompson, Weinand Win Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon CHATTANOOGA - Christian Thompson of Ooltewah, TN, and Rebecca Weinand of Maryville were winners of the Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon. Thompson finished in 2:31:28 and Weinand in 3:10:04. Second-fifth male finishers were Adam Veron of Hixon, TN, in 2:58:20; Garick Hill of Cincinnati, OH, in 2:58:58; Owen Speer of Alison, TN, in 2:59:56; and Alex Finley of Ooltewah in 3:00:18. Jessica Marlier of Chattanooga was second female in 3:25, followed by Nora Adams of Boalsburg, PA, in 3:30:45; Elizabeth Ceja of Salem, TN, in 3:33:50; and Molly Ragsdale of West Palm Beach, FL, in 3:34:41. In the half marathon, Matthew Jenkins was first in 1:14:35, followed by Perry Shands in 1:16:17, and Nicholas Morgan in 1:17:26. Top 3 females were Rachel Mason in 1:25:59, Paige Thompson 1:27:04, and Erica Morelli in 1:28:59. In the 5K, Chase Faudi (16:28) led Zachary Faudi (16:39) in a one-two finish. Top gal was Kathryn Vradenburgh in 18:59. Complete results:

Surgoinsville 10 miler Surgoinsville, TN – 2/24 Male, Overall – Hank Lowe 59:08. Masters – Andy Brockmyre 1:04:15. Grandmasters – Howard Ende 1:09:51. Senior Grandmasters – Wesley Miller 1:21:16. 15-19 – Parker Cowden 1:17:38. 20-24 – Andrew Campbell 1:09:24, William Russell 1:58:20. 25-29 – Cameron Cooper 1:11:57. 30-34 – Jacob Price 1:14:56, Dana Brooks 1:26:13. 35-39 – Brian Pickett 1:03:01, Andy Shelton 1:07:19, Don Keen 1:30:45. 40-44 – Robert Bradley 1:15:47, Kelly Chandler 1:21:04. 45-49 – Shawn Cutshall 1:21:16, Dan Wemick 1:24:18, Brad Cowden 1:35:36. 50-54 – Kevin Price 1:19:59, Jim Schrayer 1:33:51, Daymon Byrd 1:46:30. 55-59 – Doug Strickland 1:15:18, Rick Graty 1:31:02, Mark Jennings 1:40:45. 60-64 – Moe Brown 1:48:46, Rick Stanley 1:52:45, Joe Davis 1:55:18. 65-69 – Bob Townsend 1:28:00, Frank Lewis 1:42:27. 70-74 – Robert Hardin 1:30:20. 75-79 – Tony Borghetti 1:48:38. Female, Overall – Amy Bradley 1:15:33. Masters – Sarah Bradley 1:18:48. Grandmasters – Nena Cooper 1:33:23. Senior Grandmasters – Marie Tedesco 1:40:55. 14-under – Cora Bradley 1:32:33, Bonnie Bradley 1:36:38. 15-19 – Leah Baker 1:29:30. 20-24 – Abby Gallaher 1:55:30, Alex Ramsey 1:58:18. 30-34 – Kyra Jenkins 1:44:01, Meridith Geiger 1:52:11. 35-39 – Natalie Pickett 1:23:57, Sandra Hogan 1:43:20, Beth Bryan 1:46:43. 40-44 – Tiffany Long 1:40:29, Karrie Mullins-Potter 1:42:32, Joanie Stewart 1:45:26. 45-49 – Michelle McLellan 1:19:12, Barbara Blaser 1:24:46, Patsy Cantor 1:42:43. 50-54 – Lisa Mullins 2:07:57, Andi Crowley 2:08:30. 55-59 – Mary Rodriguez 1:47:39, Olga Davis 1:53:37, Jean Miller 2:39:09. 60-64 – Anita Jones 1:41:45, Patti Turpin 1:49:10, Linda McMurray 1:53:41. 70-74 – Lana Butler 1:55:56, Barbara Tayor 2:21:48. – Mark Skelton

VIRGINIA 10-mile Run for the Heart Yorktown, VA – 2/10 Male, Overall – Duncan Chonge 53:07, Sean O’Hollearn 53:09, Robert Medina 57:33. 19-under – Paul Glass 1:05:34, Glenn Glass 1:22:03. 20-29 – Stanley Bizub 1:06:27, Brett Tarzy 1:14:22, Tucker Hoffman 1:20:41. 30-39 – Ryan Doupe 1:01:31, Jason Wood 1:03:45, Derrick Dixon 1:04:16. 40-49 – Millard Thomas 1:01:09, Mark Cook 1:06:15, Carter Ficklen 1:07:10. 50-59 – John Piggott 1:02:25, Craig Hymes 1:04:28, John Scott 1:10:16. 60-69 – James Deviese 1:17:39, Thomas Askins 1:20:27, Joe Day 1:25:22. 70-over – Langston Shelton 1:20:44, Larry Arata 1:37:23, Joseph Polinski 1:47:35. Female, Overall – Jaclyn Hoffman 1:06:20, Christine Hubbard 1:07:08, Jessica Riggs 1:10:08. 20-29 – Lauren O’Hollearn 1:20:42, Libby Acree 1:26:36, Jessica Singleton 1:31:02. 30-39 – Jacqueline Bethel 1:18:22, Sheila Scotti 1:20:28, Ruthie Reuzer 1:20:43. 40-49 – Kim Stewart 1:20:04, Kaylin Haywood 1:23:00, Susan Hagel 1:23:06. 50-59 – Kim Ratcliffe 1:17:09, Jami Callahan-Brill 1:27:28, Valor Foy Jones 1:30:15. 60-over – Carolyn Harrison 1:16:52, Rose Crist 1:17:26, Susan Canedy 1:44:03. – Bruce Davis

Running Journal • April, 2018

“We Run The South” Running Journal Race Calendar Race Directors: Submit your calendar information anytime on our website - Runners: Please verify information before traveling to a race. Abbreviations: RD = race day, RW = racewalk, FR = fun run, P/M = postmarked, W/C = wheelchair.

ALABAMA April 3, Huntsville - Double Helix Dash 5K, 5:30pm. Info: Alex and Amanda Clark (256)603-5284, April 7, Birmingham - Statue to Statue 15K, 8am. Info: April 7, Birmingham - Race for Clean Water, 5K 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 10am. Info: April 7, Dothan - Minuteman 5K Trail Run/Walk, 7am. Info: Shanta Beasley (334)340-8616,

April 7, Gadsden - Physicians Who Care 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk; 9am; $25; GRC Grand Prix event. Info: Physicians Who Care, One Commerce Square, Gadsden, AL 35901; Lisa Dobbins (256)390-7321,, April 7, Jacksonville - Cocky Run For Your Life 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Carla Willingham (256)782-8404 or (256)591-5694, April 7, Mobile - Superhero Skedaddle 5K Run/Walk/Roll & Fun Run, 8am. Info: Margaret Olive (251)401-8039, April 7, Opelika - A-Day Autism 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run, 8am. Info: April 7, Prattville - Centerpoint Half Marathon, 7am; 5K, 7:15am. Info: April 7, Silverhill - Run for a Purpose 5K, 8am. Info: Margaret Olive (251)401-8039, April 7, Troy - Step 4 Life Dobar 5K, 10am. Info: April 7, Trussville - No Longer 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: April 8, Huntsville - Bridge Street Town Centre Half Marathon, 7am. Info: April 14, Anniston - Family Link: Run for FUNds 5K & 1K, 8am. Info: April 14, Auburn University - Dufner Dash 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: April 14, Birmingham - St. Elias Cedar Run, 5K Run/Walk 8am; 1 Mile Cedar Shake Fun Run, 9am. Info: Trish Portuese (205)9338911, April 14, Birmingham - eCO CU Foundation Charity Trail Run, 10K & 5K 8am; 1 Mile FR 9am. Info: April 14, Birmingham - Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue 5K Meow-AThon, 1 Mile FR/Walk; 9am. Info: April 14, Brewton - DW McMillan Relay for Life 5K, 8am. Info: Ruthie Cooper (251)809-8330, April 14, Gulf Shores - Zydeco Crawfish Festival 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Mike Pate (251)980-1045, April 14, Pinson - Jammin’ Jaunt II 5K, 7:30am. Info: April 14, Troy - Raeleigh’s Run 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: April 14, Valley - Beulah Bobcat Run, 10.16K, 8am/cst; 5K, 10am/cst; 1 Mile 11am/cst. Info: Roger Keel (334)524-2884, April 14, Weaver - Fish and Loaves 5K Run, 8am. Info: April 15, Birmingham - BMH26.2 Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay, 7am; Fun Run, 8am. Info: April 15, Gadsden - Kid’s Superhero Bolt, Kids Only 5K & 1 Mile; 2pm. Info: April 15, Huntsville - NCAC Super Heroes Race, 5K & Fun Run; 2pm. Info: (256)533-5437, April 19, Birmingham - Here2Beer 5K, 6pm. Info: April 21, Anniston - Making Tracks 5K, 8am. Info: Gerrad Slaton (256)235-6385, April 21, Anniston - The Donoho School 5K Color Run, 8am. Info: Laura Wesson (256)405-5648, laurawesson1975@ April 21, Anniston - Cops for a Cause 5K, 8am. Info: April 21, Bessemer - Rock Creek Daycare Rainbow Promise Run, Color Powder 5K; 8am. Info: April 21, Birmingham - ASYO Beat Beethoven 5K Trail Race, 9am; 1 Mile FR, 9:15am. Info: April 21, Hampton Cove - Cookie Dash 5K & 1 Mile Kids FR, 8am. Info: Melissa Hopper (256)361-7323, April 21, Homewood - Steeple to Steeple Run, 10K 7:30am; 5K 8am; Fun Run 9am. Info: April 21, Mobile - Blisters for Sisters 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile FR/ Walk, 8am. Info: (251)476-6335,

April 21, Mobile - 8K by the Bay & 2 Miler, 8am. Info: Port City Pacers (251)473-RACE. April 21, Opelika - Royalty Run 5K, 7:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8:45am. Info: April 28, Anniston - YMCA and Anniston Orthopaedics Y 5K Run, 8am. Info: Ann Angell (256)832-9622,

April 28, Birmingham - Quarry Crusher Run-Birmingham, 5K & 10K; 8am; $40/$50. Info: Jaime Lomas (803)600-1800,, https:// April 28, Birmingham - Perseverance 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: April 28, Birmingham - Pink Up the Pace BCRFA 5K & Color Run, 3:30pm. Info: April 28, Centre - Run-4-Val 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: April 28, Gadsden - Conquer Cancer 5K, 8am. Info: (256)5434132. April 28, Mobile - Animal Rescue Run 5K & Wiggle Waggle FR, 8am. Info: Margaret Olive (251)401-8039, April 28, Muscle Shoals - Swampers 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Joshua Aycock (256)320-7490, April 28, Oneonta - Furry Scurry 5K & 1 Mile FR. Info: April 28, Opelika - Unity Stampede 5K & 1 Mile FR, 5:30pm. Info: May 4, Albertville - Light Up the Night 5K, 8pm. Info: Tricia Morris (256)878-5426, May 5, Birmingham - Birmingham Zoo Run 5K, 7:30am; Kid’s Races, 8am. Info:

May 5, Birmingham - Miles to Margaritas 5K, 8am; Regions Field (1401 1st Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35233); $38 to $48, preregister deadline 5/1. Info: GoRunProductions (678)457-1073, contact@milestomargaritas. com, May 5, Gadsden - Noccalula Falls Spring Trail Run, Half Marathon & 5 Miles; 8am. Info: May 5, Jasper - Ivy G’s Pirate Parade, Half Marathon 7am; 5K, 8am. Info: May 5, Valley - Albert Thornton Memorial Run For Valley Haven School, 5K 8:25am/est (7:25am/cst); 1 Mile 8:45am/est (7:45am/ cst); 10.5K 9:15am/est (8:15am/cst). Info: (334)756-2868, (334)7567801, May 11, Birmingham - UAB National Alumni Society Scholarship Run, 10K & 5K; 6pm. Info: May 12, Anniston - Anniston Lions Run for Sight 8K, 7:30am. Info: Dennis Dunn (256)310-0830, May 12, Homewood - Motherwalk 5K, 8am. Info: Trish Portuese (205)933-8911, May 12, Huntsville - The David McKannan Memorial 5K Run, 7am; Kids 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: May 12, Owens Cross Roads - 80s Technicolor 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: May 12, Scottsboro - Inspire Life 5K, 8am. Info: Jerry Pierce (256)244-0206, May 19, Auburn - Be The Light 5K & 1 Mile FR for Mental Health Awareness, 7:30am. Info: May 19, Mobile - Blue Star Salute Foundation Memorial 5K Run/ Walk & Fun Run, 7am. Info: (205)672-2887, May 19, Pinson - Band Together 5K, 8am. Info: Trish Portuese (205)933-8911, May 20, Pelham - XTERRA Oak Mountain 5/10/20K Trail Runs, 8am. Info: Emily Mcilvaine (877)751-8880, May 27, Orange Beach - Paradise Island 5K, 7:30am. Info: Mike Pate (251)980-1045, May 28, Guntersville - Sweet Southern Discomfort - Alabama, 33.33 Mile Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info:

May 28, Huntsville - Mercedes-Benz Cotton Row Run, 10K 7am; 5K 8am; 1 Mile FR 10am; Running Journal Grand Prix Event; $15/10K & 5K, $10/1 Mile by 3/31; $20/10K & 5K, $10 1 Mile by 4/31. Info: Donna Palumbo (256)6555147,, See Ad page 24.

June 2, Huntsville - Eurocross 5K & 8K Races, 8am. Info: Sean Allan (256)474-5263, June 2, Mobile - The Care@Home Crusade 5K Walk/Run, 7:30am. Info: June 2, Leeds - Junebug Jog 5K. Info: Susan Cook (205)8841111, June 6, Hampton Cove - The Big Run 5K, 6am. Info: June 9, Birmingham - Take The Reins 10K, 5K & 1 Mile FR; 8am. Info: (205)968-1544, June 9, Huntsville - Alabama A&M 5K Cross Country Race, 7:30am. Info: James & Michelle Falcon (256)656-7199, June 16, Rainsville - Rainsville Freedom Run 5K & 10K, 8am. Info: Jerry Clifton (256)717-5650, June 27, Birmingham - Here2Beer 5K, 6pm. Info:

ARKANSAS April 6, Russellville - Light the Night 5K Fun Glow Run/Walk, 8pm. Info: Genney Baker (479)970-7028, April 7, Bentonville - Run Bentonville Half Marathon, Relay & 5K, 7am. Info: (479)464-7275, April 7, Blytheville - Ironworx Fitness Warrior, 3-4 Mile Obstacle Race; 10am. Info: David King (901)907-9561, April 7, Fayetteville - Farm to Table 5K, 8:30am. Info: (571)8300348, April 7, Little Rock - Capital City Classic 10K, 8am. Info: (501)231-3730, April 7, Little Rock - Downtown Dash 10K, 5K, 1K; 8am. Info: (501)472-9482, April 7, Paragould - Crowley’s Ridge Academy Falcon 5K, 8am. Info: Chris Cone (870)476-8697, April 7, Searcy - Stride to Prevent Suicide 5K, 9am. Info: (501)278-4357, April 7, Van Buren - Run For a Vet 5K & 1 Mile, 8:30am. Info: (479)629-1593, April 14, Conway - Rockin’ the Cradle 5K & 1K, 8am. Info: (501)499-0417, April 14, Conway - Omega Fights Obesity 5K, 8am. Info: Toks Opeloye, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (501)297-9153, April 14, Greenbrier - Moustache Dash 5K, 9am. Info: (501)6796362, April 14, Hampton - Hogskin County Festival 5K, 8am. Info: (870)818-3253, April 14, Jonesboro - Doc Rock & Run Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 8am. Info: (901)274-2202, April 14, Jonesboro - Bark In The Park 5K, 11am. Info: Jacy Harris (870)219-3577, April 14, Monticello - Go For the City 5K/10K, 8am. Info: (870)820-2552, April 14, Morrilton - Hoof It For Heifer 20K Trail Run, 8am. Info: Race Director (501)730-1504, April 14, Oark - Yale to Oark 10K & 2 Mile, 8:30am. Info: (479)292-3353, April 14, Perryville - Perry Co. Grace Race 5K, 8am. Info: April 14, Searcy - Light Up the Streets Glo 5K & 1K, 7:30pm. Info: (501)268-4748,

April 14, Springdale - The Hogeye Marathon, Half Marathon & Relays, 7am (6:15am/early start); 5K, 7:05am; $101/ Marathon, $91/Half, $180/4-Person Relay, $35/5K by 3/31. Info: April 21, Fayetteville - Soar With the Owls 5K & 1 Mile, 8am. Info: (479)650-9053, April 21, Fort Smith - Sprint For Compassion 5K, 10K & 1 Mile; 8am. Info: (479)783-2273, April 21, Little Rock - Catholic High Rocket 5K, 8am. Info: (501)664-4625, April 21, Paragould - Steppin’ It Out For A Cure Relay For Life 5K & 1 Mile, 9am. Info: Gia Taylor (870)236-0237, April 21, Russellville - RussVegas Half Marathon & Relay, 7:30am. Info: (479)970-4394, April 21, Stephens - Stephens Roadrunner 5K, 9am. Info: (870)947-0084, April 21, Vilonia - Fly Like An Eagle 5K, 8am. Info: (501)7439431, April 28, Conway - Mary Jane Moix Memorial 5K, 8am. Info: (501)327-2255, April 28, Fayetteville - Running of the Hogs 5K, 9am. Info: (479)575-3444, April 28, Fort Smith - Miles For Mutts 5K & 10K, 8am. Info: (479)783-4395, April 28, Glenwood - Caddo River Festival 5K, 9am. Info: (870)356-2912, April 28, Little Rock - Panther Prowl 5K, 8am. Info: (501)2474996, April 28, Little Rock - Omega Prostate/Colon Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: (501)240-9138, April 28, Little Rock - Celebration of Life 5K, 9am. Info: (501)6819013, April 28, Little Rock - Arkansas 10M Classic, 5pm. Info: (870)5407616, April 28, Yellville - Buffalo River Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: (870)404-8363, May 4, Little Rock - MacArthur Park 5K, 7pm. Info: (501)3750121,


May 5, Bentonville - Battle For Hope 10K & 5K, 7:30am. Info: (479)361-5847, May 5, DeQueen - The Mustached Dash 5K & 1 Mile, 9am. Info: (501)730-1821, May 5, Fort Smith - Lei Lei’s 5K & 1 Mile, 8am. Info: (479)4148892, May 5, Jonesboro - Law Day 5K & 10K, 8am. Info: (870)9729224, May 5, Jonesboro - TLC Celebration 5K, 10am. Info: May 5, Little Rock - Christ the King Rexfest 5K & 1 Mile, 8am. Info: (501)351-4555, May 5, Walnut Ridge - Leo Martin World Missions 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Terry Spradlin (870)637-4841, May 5, Wynne - Good Shepherd Center 4 Miler, 10am. Info: Keeli Smith (870)362-5679, May 12, Conway - Women Can Run 5K, 8am. Info: (501)2697208, May 12, Harrisburg - Festival On The Ridge 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Rachel Morgan (870)930-0687, May 12, Little Rock - Peace Love Goodwill Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: (501)349-6903, May 12, Rogers - Kendrick Fincher Hydration Celebration 5K, Toddler Trot, 1/2 & 1 Mile; 7:30am. Info: Becky (479)986-9960,

May 19, Hot Springs - In Living Color 5K Race & Walk to End Lupus, 8am (Mid-America Park); $25 by 5/17, after $30. Info: Jamesetta Smith, 220 Mockingbird, Hot Springs, AR 71913; (501)525-9380, lupusarkhs@, May 19, Jonesboro - Hytrol Industrial Park 5K, 9am. Info: May 19, Magnolia - Magnolia Blossom Festival 5K Race/Walk, 7:30am. Info: Paul Garris (870)949-9035, May 19, Paragould - BRTC Scholarship 5K Run, 8am. Info: Elizabeth Collins (870)759-0746, May 26, Barling - River Valley Endurance Half Marathon & 5K, 9am. Info: (479)650-6182, May 26, Fort Smith - Firefighter Hotfoot 15K, 10K & 5K; 8am. Info: (918)776-3343, May 26, North Little Rock - I Know a Fighter 5K, 8am. Info: (501)351-0382, June 1, Paragould - Diabetes Glo Run, 2 Miles; 8:30pm. Info: June 2, Fayetteville - Nutty Runner 5K, 5pm. Info: Melissa Caffrey (479)387-7116, June 2, Gassville - Gassville in the Park 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk, 8am. Info: Jeff Braim (870)421-7723, June 2, Little Rock - Take a Run at Hunger 5K, 8am. Info: (501)626-9388, June 2, Wynne - Mucka Mania 10K & 5K Run, 5K Walk; 8am. Info: Ethan Cook (870)208-6523, June 8, Rector - Soles for Souls 5K & 10K, 7pm. Info: Cherie Kirklin (870)595-4173, June 23, Hot Springs - Superhero 2 Mile Walk/Run, 8am. Info: Elan McAfee (501)623-8803,

FLORIDA April 6, Bradenton - Manatee Law Enforcement Torch Run 5K, 6:30pm; Kids FR, 6pm. Info: April 7, Bristol - Draggin’ Tail Ultra Trail Challenge 50K & 25K, 7am. Info: Joe Edgecombe (850)774-0018, April 7, Clermont - Earth Day 12K Run, 7:15am. Info: Sommer Sports (352)394-1320, April 7, Fort Walton Beach - Pryor Pirates 5K, 8am. Info: Brian Dwyer (850)218-8678, April 7, Gainesville - Gator Clot Trot 5K & Fun Run, 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, April 7, Jacksonville - First Coast Parkinson’s Run, 5K 9am; 1 Mile FR/Walk 10am. Info: (904)874-7083, April 7, Jacksonville - Captain Chuck Cornett Navy Run 10K & 5K, 8am. Info: April 7, Jacksonville - TRM Run for Shelter 5K, 8:30am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, April 7, Jacksonville - San Marco Wine & Chocolate Run 5K, 5pm. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900, April 7, Jay - Coon Hill Day 5K Trail Run & 1/2 Mile FR, 8am & 9:15am. Info: Matthew Dobson (850)217-2603, (850)516-7676, April 7, Lecanto - Schoolhouse Hustle 10K, 5K & 1 Mile; 8am. Info: Chris Moling (352)637-2475, April 7, Melbourne - Pirate Plunder 2 Miler, 6:30pm. Info: Running Zone (321)751-8890, April 7, Orlando - OCBA Law Day 5K, 8am. Info: Nikki Rodeman (407)422-4551, April 7, Tallahassee - Springtime 10K & 5K, 8:10am; 1 Mile, 7:45am. Info: April 7, West Palm Beach - The Great Amazing Race Family Friendly Adventure/Obstacle Race, 1.5 Mile w/Challenge Stations; 10am. Info: Great Amazing Race (513)518-0528, April 8, Boca Raton - Run for Sea Turtles! 10K & 1 Mile Run/ Walk, 10K 7:15am. Info: Runner’s Edge (561)361-1950, April 8, Clermont - Lake Minneola Half Marathon, 7am; 5K, 7:40am. Info: Sommer Sports (352)394-1320,


Running Journal • April, 2018

April 12, Orlando - IOA Corporate 5K, 6:45pm. Info: Track Shack (407)896-1160, April 14, Crawfordville - Hops & Half Shells 5K Trail Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: Ranie Thompson (850)201-6064, April 14, Jacksonville - Victory 5K to Stop Hunger Now, 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, April 14, Miami - Walk for Wishes, 5K Walk/Run; 8am. Info: (954)967-9474 (x19), April 14, Niceville - Hunger Run 5K, 8am. Info: Nora Clements (850)279-6767, April 14, Sopchoppy - Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ 5K, 8am. Info: Susan Shearer (850)545-6678. April 14, Tallahassee - Epiphany Endurance 10K & 5K Run, 8am. Info: Cara Wynn (850)385-9822, April 14, Tampa - Tampa Firefighters Pediatric Burn Survivor 5K, 8am. Info: Sandi Lake (813)784-2266, April 14, Tampa - RaceTrac’s Run For Research 5K & 1K, 8am. Info: Logan Burgess (214)803-7800, April 15, Pinecrest, Miami - Sponsor An Athlete 5K, 8am. Info: Hope Jacobson (305)951-4904, April 19, Jacksonville - Montoya & Associates Corporate Run 5K, 6:30pm. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900, April 19, Melbourne - Florida Today Corporate 5K, 6:30pm. Info: Denise Piercy (321)751-8890, April 21, Fort Lauderdale - Covenant House Florida 5K on A1A, 7am. Info: April 21, Fort Walton Beach - Mudbug 5K, 8am. Info: Tom Henry (850)833-3614 (x4625), April 21, Jacksonville Beach - Never Quit 10K & 5K, 8am. Info: April 21, Jay - Whitetail Trail 5K, 10:30am. Info: Jodi (850)9101494, April 21, Key West - Earth Day 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Nancy (305)731-6362, April 21, Lake Worth - Shake, Rattle & Run 5K, 7:30am. Info: (561)688-2163,

April 21, Punta Gorda - UnitedHealthcare Girls on the Run 5K, 8am; Location: Charlotte High School, 1250 Cooper St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950; $25 by 4/20, $35 Race Day. Info: Christine McConnelee (239)777-3720, christine.mcconnelee@, April 21, Rockledge - Run Domestic Violence Out Of Brevard 5K Run/Walk, 5pm. Info: April 21, St. Augustine - Shearwater 5K/Mile, 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, April 21, Tallahassee - Palace Saloon 5K, 8am. Info: Mark Priddy (850)508-1961, April 21, Tallahassee - Brehon Family Services 5K, 8am. Info: April 21, Tallahassee - The Running Club at FSU 5K, 8:30am. Info: Sarah Miller (904)576-0236, April 22, Venice - Ironhead Brothers Relay, 50K & Relay, 30K. Info: (941)539-3756, April 28, Carrabelle - Tate’s Hell and Back 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: BeLinda Wharton (850)544-5410, April 28, Clermont - U Run U Pick Blueberry 5K, 7:30am. Info: Sommer Sports (352)394-1320, April 28, Jacksonville - Strides for Pride 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Liz Nolan (904)389-3857, April 28, Malabar - Calvary Chapel Academy’s Wild ‘N Wacky 5K, 7:30am. Info: (321)729-9922,

April 28, Naples - UnitedHealthcare Girls on the Run 5K, 8am; Location: Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Dr., Naples, FL 34112; $25 by 4/26, $35 Race Day. Info: Christine McConnelee (239)777-3720,, April 28, Orange Park - Run to the Sun 8K, 8am; 1 Mile Run, 9:30am. Info: April 28, Palm Bay - Run Thru The Ranch 5K Run/Walk, 7:30am. Info: April 28, Ponte Vedra Beach - Paws for Vet 5K, 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, April 28, Tallahassee - Nene Fest 5K, 8am; Fun Run, 9am. Info: April 28, Tallahassee - Meridian Run, 1 Mile FR 8am; 10K & 5K 8:30am. Info: Lynn Burgess (850)386-6327 (x122), April 28, Tampa - Walk for Wishes, 5K Walk/Run; 9am. Info: Sophie Seidenberg (813)288-2600, April 28, Valparaiso - Heritage 5K, 8am. Info: John Wimmers (850)496-8211. April 28, Winter Park - Run for the Trees Jeannette Genius McKean Memorial 5K, 7:30am; Kid’s Run, 8:45am. Info: Track Shack (407)896-1160, April 29, Jacksonville - Jax Kidney Pump 5K Run/Walk, Run 8:45am; Walk 9am. Info: (800)927-9659; 1st Place Sports (904)7311900, May 4, West Palm Beach - SunFest TGI 5K, 5:30pm. Info: Brittany Melim (561)837-8076, May 5, Destin - Bayou, Bay and Beach 10K, 7:30am; 5K, 8am. Info: May 5, Fernandina Beach - Shrimp Festival 5K Run/Walk, Mile & 1/2 Mile; 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104,

May 5, Miami (Hard Rock Stadium) - The Inflatable Run & Festival Miami. Inflatable Obstacle Course + Fun Family Activities + Many Inflatable Attractions. Kids Free. 1 Mile & 5K; 8am & 12pm. Info: Sandra Zinovyev Get tickets at https:// May 5, Hollywood Beach - Deltas on the Run 5K, 7am. Info: (954)228-5160, May 5, Jacksonville - The Players Donna 5K, 8am. Info: (904)355PINK (7465). May 5, Navarre - Sunset Stampede 5K Run/Walk. Info: Jeff Harris (850)243-1007, May 5, Orange Park - Clay County Young Life “Hula Hustle” 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900, May 5, Pensacola - Fiesta of Five Flags 10K & 5K, 7:30am. Info: May 5, Pompano Beach - Run for the Angels 5K, 7:30am. Info: Lisa Holland (772)631-6611,

May 5, St. Petersburg - UnitedHealthcare Girls on the Run 5K, 9am; Location: Poynter Park, 1000 Third St., St. Petersburg, FL 33701; $25. Info: Laura Moore (813)832-2826,, May 5, Tallahassee - Tails & Trails Half Marathon & 1 Mile, 8am; 5K & 10K, 8:30am. Info: May 6, Cocoa Beach - 2018 USA Beach Running Championships - 10K & 1/2 Marathon, 6:37am/Half, 6:47am/10K. Info: May 6, Lithia - XTERRA Claw 5 Mile & 10 Mile Trail Run, 8am. Info: Jim Hartnett (813)232-5200, May 6, Viera - Eat My Crust 5K, 7am. Info: May 11, Saint Johns - Running of the Knights 5K Run/Walk & Centipede Race, 7pm; 1 Mile FR, 6:15pm. Info: May 12, Clermont - The Bra Run 5K, 6pm. Info: Sommer Sports (352)394-1320, May 12, DeBary - Panthers on the Prowl 5K, 9am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, May 12, Fort Walton Beach - Rice and Beans 5K, 7:30am. Info: May 12, Lake Mary - Lake Mary 5K, 7:30am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, May 12, Melbourne - Run For The Gecko 5K, 7am. Info: Running Zone (321)751-8890, May 12, Orange Park - Fleming Island Eagles 5K. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900, May 12, Tallahassee - Marzuq Shriners’ Mother’s Day 5K, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Chad Holliday (850)778-7228, May 19, Blountstown - Catfish Crawl 5K & 1 Mile Run, 8am. Info: May 19, Busch Gardens, Tampa - Busch Gardens Run For The Fund 5K, 7:15am. Info: Sandi Lake (813)784-2266, May 19, Maitland - Maitland Public Library 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile; 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, May 19, Wakulla Springs - Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Ron and Cynthia Christen (850)926-7834, (850)567-0500. May 20, Melbourne - Cops & Robbers 5K, 7:30am. Info: May 26, Key West - Southernmost Seminoles 5K Renegade Run, 7:30pm. Info: (305)360-2026, June 2, Clermont - Cool Sommer Mornings Triathlon & 5K Series #1, 7am. Info: Sommer Sports (352)394-1320, June 2, Fort Walton Beach - Billy Bowlegs 5K, 9pm. Info: June 9, Gainesville - Yoga & Jazz 5K, 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, June 9, Melbourne - Bottoms Up Beer Run 4K, 6pm. Info: Anne Gregg (321)652-1302, June 9, Sanford - Miles to Margaritas 5K Orlando. Info: June 16, Monticello - 5K Watermelon Run, 8:15am. Info: June 16, Tallahassee - St. Peter’s Anglican Church 10K & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Mark Priddy (850)508-1961, June 23, Macon - Becca’s Dash 5K, 8am. Info: Mandy Mathews (478)731-5292, June 30, Brooksville - Moon Over Croom Trail Runs, 21 Mile, 6pm; 14 Mile, 7pm; 7 Mile 8pm. Info: Jim Hartnett (813)232-5200, June 30, Deerfield Beach - Freedom 5K Run/Walk, 7am; Kid’s Dash, 7:45am; Youth Mile, 7:50am. Info: Cynthia Raes-Barnard (954)461-5515,

GEORGIA April 4, Kennesaw - Glow It Up Blue 5K, 8:30pm; 1K, 8pm. Info: Mark Vescio (678)895-2631, April 7, Athens - Chick-fil-A Connect Half Marathon & Relay, 7:15am. Info: Connect Events (706)310-6053, April 7, Bonaire - Run to End Alzheimer’s at the Landings, 5K Run/Walk 8am; 10.5K Run 8:30am; Fun Run 9:15am. Info: John Rowlands (478)922-6556, April 7, Braselton - Dirty Spokes “Road Atlanta”, 8 mile, 4 mile

trail run, 8:30am. Info: Tim, April 7, Buckhead - The REAL Buckhead Road Race 5K, 8:30am. Info: Cheryl Safford - April 7, Columbus - Outrun Hunger - Feeding the Valley 5K, 8am. Info: (678)985-3921, April 7, Dawsonville - Happy Hooves 5K, 8am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, April 7, Dunwoody - Tropical Smoothie Cafe 5K, 7am. Info: Ashley Preston (706)897-5026, April 7, Greensboro - Shoes of Service 5K, 9am. Info: Anna Harris (770)605-7002, April 7, Lawrenceville - Bubble Palooza 5K, 9am. Info: Kiersten Miller (631)698-6230 (x102), April 7, Locust Grove - Zebra Dash 5K & 1 Mile, 9am. Info: Kevin Randolph (678)372-6110, April 7, Milledgeville - Habitat Hero 5K, 8:30am. Info: Katherine Lacksen Mahlberg (478)453-9617, habitatforhumanitymbc@ April 7, Savannah - Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K, 7:30am. Info: (912)644-6400, April 7, Statesboro - Pink Power Run 5K, 8am; FR 8:30am. Info: (912)764-PINK or (912)536-2126, info@statesboropink April 7, Tifton - Cancelled! Run for Nurses 5K & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: Becky Arnold - April 8, Athens - AIRS 5K, 2pm. Info: April 8, Lithia Springs - The Great Amazing Race Family Friendly Adventure Race, 1.5 Mile w/Challenge Stations; 3pm. Info: Great Amazing Race (513)518-0528, April 13, Athens - LEAD Athens Moonlight 5K Run/Walk, 10pm. Info:, classicraceservices@ April 13-14, Conyers - Ragnar Trail Atlanta, GA, 125 Mile Trail Relay; 9am. Info: Customer Service (801)499-5024, April 13, Winder- Sims Twilight 5K, 6:30pm. Info: Laura Watts (678)219-3303, April 14, Athens - Wild Intelligence Spring Run 5K, 8am. Info: April 14, Athens - Run Your Mouth 5K Walk/Run, 8am. Info: April 14, Atlanta - Northside Hospital Atlanta Women’s 5K, 8am. Info: ATC (404)231-9064, April 14, Atlanta - Run Before You Crawl 5K, 9:30am; Pub Crawl, 11am. Info: April 14, Atlanta - Atlanta Dogwood Festival Mimosa 5K, 8am. Info: April 14, Bainbridge - GA-942 Wings of Blue 5K, 9am. Info: Anjannett Griffith (229)515-0014, April 14, Baxley - Tree Trek 5K, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Phyllis Carter (912)367-7731. April 14, Buford - Brace 4 A Cure 5K & FR, 8am. Info: (678)9853921, April 14, Buford - Fallen Heroes of Georgia 5K, 8am. Info: Steve Durling (678)794-6135, April 14, Canton - Street Dog Dash 5K, 8am. Info: (678)3328393, April 14, Cartersville - Son Rise 5K, 8am. Info: April 14, Dacula - Sparky’s Sprint 5K, 8:30am. Info: (678)9853921, April 14, Darien - Blessing of the Feet 5K, 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, April 14, Elberton - Lions Club 5K, 9am. Info: Alvin Brady (706)201-6355, April 14, Flowery Branch - Read & Run Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: April 14, Helen - Helenback Race Series, Marathon 8am; Half Marathon 9am; 5K 10:30am. Info: April 14, Kennesaw - Glow It Up Blue 5K & 1K Run, 8pm. Info: (678)895-2631, April 14, Lithia Springs - Creek to Peak 4 Miler, 8am; Kids FR, 9am. Info: April 14, Locust Springs - Superhero Run 5K, 10K & Mile; 8am; Tot Trot, 9am. Info: (678)492-9939, April 14, Macon - Walk for Autism 3.5 Miles, 10:30am. Info: Dzonrial McCrary (478)302-0662, April 14, Marietta - Street Dog Dash 5K, 8am. Info: (678)3328393, April 14, Perry - Dogwood Festival 5K, 8am. Info: Brett Hardy (478)225-7147, April 14, Powder Springs - Spring Chicken Run - A Race Against Hunger, 1 Mile Run/Walk 8am; 5K Run/Walk & Tot Trot, 8:30am. Info: April 14, Roswell - Run the River 5K/10K Run, 5K Walk, 1 Mile FR; 7:30am; $25/5K Run or Walk, $35/10K, $15/Fun Run, $90/ Family Reg., by 4/13. Info: Steve Buck, 89 Grove Way, Roswell, GA 30075; (404)408-8508,, April 14, Smyrna - Root for Love 5K & 1 Mile Because of Kennedy, 8am. Info: April 14, Thomasville - Superdave 5K Glow Run, 8pm; 1 Mile FR, 7:30pm. Info: April 14, Warwick - National Grits Festival 5K, 8am. Info: Willie Ragan - April 14, Watkinsville - Oconee County Jailbreak 2 Mile, 8:30am. Info: April 14, Winterville - Home & Garden Festival 5K, 8am. Info: Jack Eisenman - April 15, Norcross - 5K Race 4 Kids, 5K Run/Walk 3pm; 1 Mile FR, 2:30pm. Info: (770)452-9995, April 15, Winder - Martha’s Miles 5K, 3:30pm. Info: Victoria Patrick (770)307-7956, April 21, Alpharetta - Tillman Honor Run, 4.2 Mile; 8am. Info: Sherri Brown (770)757-7466, April 21, Andersonville - “Running Thru History” Anderson 5K Run/Walk, 8am; 1 Mile, 9am. Info: Paula Caldwell (478)472-7021.

April 21, Athens - Moving for Montessori 5K, 9am; 1K FR, 8:30am. Info: April 21, Atlanta - Sweetwater 420 Fest 5K, 8:30am. Info: April 21, Atlanta - Steps of Hope 5K, 8am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, April 21, Blue Ridge - Superhero 5K Race, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Shannon York (706)633-7931, April 21, Chickamauga - Chickamauga Chase, 15K & 5K Road Race, 8 Mile Trail Race, 2.4 Mile Scenic Walk, Wee Ones (Strollers in Scenic Walk) & Kiddie K; 8:30am. Info: Mark Malecky (423)8426265, April 21, Covington - Covington Cheerios 15K, 10K, 5K, Mile & Tot Trot; 7:30am. Info: April 21, Dunwoody - Lemonade Days 5K, 8am. Info: Tony Hammett (678)653-4773, April 21, Folkston - Okefenokee Critter Crawl 5K Run & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Susan Heisey (912)496-7366 (x233), April 21, Gainesville - Trillium Trek, Half Marathon, 5K & Kids FR; 6:30am. Info: Elachee Nature Science Center-Lee Irminger (770)5351976, April 21, Gray - Phoenix Rising 5K & 1 Mile FR, 6pm. Info: Alicia Gregory (478)491-1991, April 21, Greensboro - 5K Stroke Awareness F.A.S.T. Run, 8am. Info: Bria Brown (706)453-5167, April 21, Helen - Georgia State Parks “Unicoi State Park”, 7.8 mile, 3.1 mile trail run, 8:30am. Info: Tim, April 21-25, Jekyll Island - Southern Food Series/Six 4K Races, 4/ 21 Shrimp 4K 5:24 pm & Grits 4K 6:14 pm/04/22 Pimento 4K 7:34 am & Cheese 4K 8:24 am, 4/23-4/25 Collards 4K & Cornbread 4K on your own. Info:, April 21, Lavonia - Sacred Heart Wellness Walk & 5K, 8am. Info: (678)985-3921, April 21, Locust Grove - Cubihatcha Earth Day Ultra, 50K, 15 Miler & 7.5 Miler; 8am. Info: Kevin Randolph (678)372-6110, April 21, Marietta - Timber Ridge’s Run the Ridge 5K, 8am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, April 21, McDonough - R4TB “Bubble Edition” 5K Run 8:30am; Fun for the Bun 1K Walk/Run, 8:40am. Info: April 21, Monroe - Storybook 5K, 2:30pm; Fun Run, 2pm. Info: (770)356-4820, April 21, Moultrie - Run for the Ranch 10K & 5K, 9:15am; 1 Mile FR/ Walk, 9:30am. Info: Susan Whiddon (229)891-1280, April 21, Newnan - SCSAC-CAC Champions For Children Superhero 5K 8am. Info: April 21, Rome - Wolf Nation 5K & 1 Mile FR, 2pm. Info: April 21, Sugar Hill - WOWEE 5K, 8am; Fun Run, 9am. Info: April 21, Suwanee - Race For The Rescues 5K, 9:15am; Fun Run, 8:30am. Info: April 21, Thomasville - Rose City Walk, 5,000 Meter Walk; 8:30am. Info: Cyndee Keel (229)226-9878, April 22, Atlanta - Chastain Chase 5K Run/Walk, 8am; 1 Mile FR/ Walk, 8:45am; Tot Trot to follow. Info: April 22, Eatonton - Swamp Stomp 5K, 2:30pm. Info: Beth Griffith (706)473-0538, April 27, Winder - Run With The PAC 5K Glow Run, 8pm; 1K, 7:30pm. Info: Christy Stockel (770)867-8181. April 28, Atlanta - Soaring Eagle 5K & 1K, 7:30am. Info: April 28, Atlanta - Racetrac’s Run For Research 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am; 1K, 8am. Info: April 28, Auburn - Taube Trot 5K, 8am; FR, 9am. Info: (678)9853921, April 28, Chamblee - Chamblee Fun Mud Run, 2.5 Mile Obstacle Course; 8:30am. Info: April 28, Clarkston - Refuge Coffee Run 5K & 1 Mile, 9am. Info: April 28, Cumming - Fiesta 5K Challenge, 8am; Fun Run, 9am. Info: Karen Duffy (678)491-0639, April 28, Dahlonega - Mountain Ranger 5K/15K Trail Run, 15K 7:30am; 5K 8am; 34K Mountain Bike Race, 7am; Duathlon: 34K Mountain Bike, 5K Trail Run, 7am. Info: April 28, Eastman - Child Abuse Prevention 5K, 9am; 1 Mile FR/ Walk, 8am. Info: Sandra Campbell (478)231-6968, April 28, Fort Mountain to Chatsworth - Tear Drop Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7:30am. Info: April 28, Jefferson - Pounding For Paws 5K, 8am. Info: Randy Williams (706)367-1821, April 28, Kennesaw - Semper Five K, 5K 8am. Info: Toni McAlister (678)400-9050, April 28, Kennesaw - Family Fun 5K Fun Run, 8am. Info: April 28, Louisville - Buzzard Blast 5K & Fun Run, 8am. Info: April 28, Madison - Madison Kiwanis Color Run 5K, 8:30am. Info: Jennifer Sides (706)343-5983, April 28, Monroe - Fit4Life 5K, 8:30am. Info: Kelly Murell (678)4096717, April 28, Monroe - 5K Run For The Bridge, 11am; Fun Run, 10:30am. Info: April 28, Oakwood - Muddy Duck Dash 3.5 Mile Mud Run, 8am. Info: Phil Hoang (404)910-7108, April 28, Powder Springs - The Fantastic Movie Run 10K, 7am. Info: (404)793-4431, April 28, Reynolds - Race For Literacy 5K, 8am. Info: April 28, Roswell - The Orange Duffel Bag Dash 5K, 8am. Info: April 28, Snellville - Riley Run & Carnival Fun Day, 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile FR & Tot Trot; 8am. Info: Amanda Riley Foundation (678)8718150.

Running Journal • April, 2018

April 28, Statesboro - Freedom Run 10K, 7:45am; 5K, 8am; Children’s 1/4 Mile FR, 9:15am. Info: April 28, Thomasville - 41st Annual Rose City 10K Run & 39th Annual Rose City One Mile Run, 10K Run 8am; 1 Mile Run 9:30am; $21/10K, $12/1 Mile by 4/14, after $24/10K, $15/1 Mile. Info: Cyndee Keel, POB 1037, Thomasville, GA 31799; (229)226-9878,, April 28, Villa Rica - Sugar Foods Road Race 5K, 9am; 1 Mile FR, 8:30am. Info: April 29, Atlanta - Race for Empowerment 5K, 8am. Info: Shanta McMillan (931)302-8258, April 29, Atlanta - Lauren’s Run 5K, 8am; 2K FR/Walk, 9:45am; Tot Trot (5-under), 10:30am. Info: April 29, Auburn - Advocating For Autism Awareness 5K, 2pm; FR, 3pm. Info: (678)985-3921, April 29, Statham - Wildcat Fun Run & 5K, FR 3pm; 5K 3:30pm. Info:, classicraceservices@ May 4, Dunwoody - May the 4th Miler Be With You, 6:30pm. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, May 5, Abbeville - Chasing Jefferson Davis Marathon & Half Marathon, 6am. Info: (229)467-2737, May 5, Atlanta - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior, 3K (7-14yr.), 1/2K (5-9 yr.), 50m Dash (6-under); 8:30am. Info: ATC (404)231-9064, May 5, Atlanta - Breathe Deep Atlanta 5K Fun Run & 1.6 Mile Walk, 8am. Info: May 5, Buford - Kids Obstacle Challenge, 1.5-2 Miles (5-16); 8:30am. Info: May 5, Canton - 3 Toe Trot 5K, 8am. Info: Ashton Banks (678)400-9050, May 5, Carrollton - Mayfest 5K & 1 Mile Willy’s Walk, 7:30am. Info: (770)832-1491, May 5, Cartersville - History Hustle 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Trey Gaines (770)382-3818 (x6286), May 5, College Park - TriCites 10K & 5K Run, 8am. Info: Tracie Green (404)768-0081, May 5, Cordele - Sunshine 5K Run/Walk, 9am; 1 Mile FR, 8:45am. Info: Amy Priest (229)273-6282, May 5, Cumming - Red Day 5K Walk/Run, 8am. Info: May 5, Dacula - Team Phteven 5K, 8am; FR, 9am. Info: (678)985-3921, May 5, Dacula - Dirty Spokes “Harbin Park”, 7.15 mile, 3.5 mile trail run, 7:30am. Info: Tim, May 5, Dawsonville - Run 4 Hunger 5K, 6pm. Info: Amy Burns (706)216-3080, May 5, Ellijay - CLC Run for the Son 5K, 8:30am; Fun Run, 8am; Tot Trot 9:20am. Info: CLC (706)635-7100, May 5, Hartwell - Lake Hartwell Dam Run, 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run; 8:30am. Info: May 5, Kennesaw - 80’s Rad Retro Run 5K, 9am. Info: May 5, Lenoir - Davenport Dash 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Cara Setzer (828)754-6941, May 5, Macon - All About Animals Rescue Run, 10.2K, 5K, 1 Mile Run/Walk; 8am. Info: Carol Galonczyk (478)405-7133, May 5, Marietta - Light the Way 5K, 7:35pm. Info: May 5, Newnan - Race For The Orphans 5K, 8:15am. Info: Kelly Preston (770)310-8222, May 5, Norcross - Quarry Crusher Run - Atlanta, 3.7 Miles & 7.4 Miles; 8am. Info: May 5, Peachtree Corners - GCPS Book Mobile 5K Race, 8am; FR, 9am. Info: May 5, Stone Mountain - Walk/Run for Wishes 8K, 9:30am. Info: May 6, Atlanta - CoxMedia Group PATH Chastian 5K/10K Run, 8am. Info: May 6, Dunwoody - Harris Jacobs Dream Run/Walk 5K, 8am. Info: (678)812-3981, May 6, Jasper - Piedmont Mountainside Hospital March of Dimes Baby Steps 5K, 2pm. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, May 6, Sugar Hill - Revenge of the SixthK, 6K 8am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, May 12, Athens - Marigold 10K Race, 7:30am. Info:,

May 12, Madison - Madison in May, 5K 7:30am; 10.2K 8:30am. Info: (706)342-1965, May 12, Rockmart - The Rock & Comet 12K & 5K, 8am. Info: May 19, Atlanta - Kettle Krush 5K, 1 Mile; 8am. Info: May 19, Atlanta - Brookhaven Bolt 5K Race, 8am. Info: May 19, Atlanta - TouCan 5K Race, Run & Walk; 8:30am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, May 19, Chickamauga - Chick-fil-A GLHS 5K Trojan Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Nathan Burns (423)618-8269, May 19, Covington - Fire House 5K, 9am; 1 Mile FR, 8:30am. Info: Wes Daniel (404)295-0625, May 19, Douglasville - Blake Gammill 5K Run/Walk, 7:30am; 10.5K, 8:15am; 1 Mile Run/Walk, 8:20am. Info: May 19, Lawrenceville - Scamper Against Cancer 5K, 8am. Info: (678)985-3921, May 19, Oakwood - Xterra Georgia “North Ga. College”, 5.3 mile, 2.5 mile trail run, 8:30am. Info: Tim, May 26, Atlanta - Salute to Our Troops 5K, 8am. Info: May 26, Calhoun - Sweet Southern Discomfort - Georgia, 33.33 Mile Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: May 26, Duluth - Fast Track 5K, 8:30am. Info: Gary Jenkins (678)214-5294, May 26, Marietta - Veterans Memorial 5K Run, 7:30am. Info: Gary Jenkins (678)214-5294, May 26, Monroe - Run For Kids 5K, 8am. Info: David Dickinson (770)601-9809, May 26, Watkinsville - Almost Memorial Day 4.4K, 11:04am. Info:, May 28, Arabi - Church of Diversity Memorial Day Running Celebration, 5K, 4K, 3K & 2K; 8am. Info: Benny Wade (229)2732981, May 28, Atlanta - Urban Tree Cidery 5K, 8:45am. Info: (404)4410963, May 28, Cumming - Georgia Peach Jam, 21K, 5K Greenway Path Run, 7:30am. Info: Tim, May 28, Marietta - Memorial Day 5K & 10K, 7:30am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, June 2, Americus - Home Run 5K & Fun Run, 7:45am. Info: Rebecca Ferguson (229)938-3916, rebecca.ferguson@ June 2, Atlanta - Strong4Life Superhero Sprint, 5K Run/Walk, 9am; 1 Mile FR, 10am. Info: June 2, Atlanta - ATC Braves Country 5K, 7:30am; 50m Dash, 8:15am; 1 Mile, 8:30am. Info: ATC (404)231-9064, June 2, Atlanta - Georgia Aquarium Turtle Trot 5K, 8am. Info: June 2, Atlanta - Adopted by You 5K, 8am; Fun Run, 8:15am. Info: June 2, Camp Toccoa at Currahee - D-Day Run/Walk 10K, 8am. Info: (706)282-5055, June 2, Conyers - Savage Run 5K, 8am; 1 Mile, 8:15am. Info: Clarie Henry (404)367-1422, June 2, Eatonton - Torture Trail 10K Road Race, 8am. Info: June 2, Lawrenceville - Jail-Break Challenge 5K Obstacle Run, 8am. Info: Christie Chapel (770)619-6673, June 2, Powder Springs - Sweet Tea 5K Trail Run, 8am. Info: Aaron Butler (770)313-2670, June 2, Stockbridge - Panola Mountain State Park 10K & 5K, 8am. Info: June 3, Dacula - Sundae Funday 5K, 2pm. (678)985-3921, June 9, Atlanta - Virginia-Highland Summerfest 5K Road Race, 8am. Info: June 9, Atlanta - Firefly Run 5K, 8:50pm; Fun Run, 8:15pm. Info: June 9, Auburn - Race For Veterans 5K, 8am. Info: June 9, Conyers - Monastery Trail Races, 8 Miler, 5K & 1.5 Miler; 8:30am. Info: Kevin Randolph (678)372-6110, June 9, Fort Valley - Peach Pace Road Race, 10.16K 8am; 5K 10am. Info: Kate Whiting (478)825-6466, June 10, Atlanta - Hotlanta Half Marathon, 7am. Info: Tony Hammett (678)653-4773,

May 12, Atlanta - The Inflatable Run & Festival Atlanta. Inflatable Obstacle Course + Fun Family Activities + Many Inflatable Attraction. Kids 12 & Under Are Free. 1 Mile & 5K; 8am-4pm. Info: Sandra Zinovyev -Get tickets at

June 16, Atlanta - Miles to Margaritas 5K, 8am; $38 to $48, pre-register deadline 6/10. Info: GoRunProductions (678)457-1073,,

May 12, Auburn - Muscle Through Mulberry 5K, 5K Extreme, 8am; FR, 9am. Info: May 12, Ball Ground - Summerfest 5K, 8am; 1 Mile, 9am; Tot Trot, 9:15am. Info: Jennifer Anglin (770)894-2926, May 12, Buford - Super Mom 5K/10K, 8am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, May 12, Carrollton - Stallion Stampede 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Coach Jamie Perry (770)328-0941, May 12, Cartersville - Advocates for Children Duck Dash 5K & Fun Run, 8am. Info: May 12, Hampton - Jailhouse 5K, 6pm. Info: Kevin Randolph (678)372-6110, May 12, Kennesaw - Swift Cantrell Classic 5K, 8am; Tot Trot, 8:55am. Info:

June 16, Atlanta - Odyssey Quest Run, 5K & 1K; 8am. Info: Carissa Engelbert (404)367-5150, June 16, Cumming - Dirty Spokes “Haw Creek Park”, 10K, 3 mile trail run, 8am. Info: Tim, June 16, Cumming - The Navi-Gator 5K, 8am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, June 16, Kennesaw - Summer Steamer 10K & 5K, 7:30am. Info: (678)895-2631, June 16, Gainesville - Chris Gaunt 5K Run/Walk Over Parkinson’s, 7:30am. Info: Mike Taylor (770)532-0228. June 17, Johns Creek - Blast N’ Dash - A Water Gun 5K, 8am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, June 23, Alpharetta - Dog Days 5K, 8am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, June 23, Athens - Chapelwood Chase 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info:

June 23, Macon - Becca’s Dash 5K, 8am. Info: Mandy Mathews (478)731-5292, June 24, Atlanta - Piedmont Park Classic 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: June 24, Atlanta - 5K Run for Health, 8am. Info: June 30, Lake Rabun - Rabun Ramble 10K & 5K, 7:30am. Info: Sandy O’Brien (706)782-7043, June 30, Sugar Hill - Made in the USA 5K/10K, 7:30am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, July 4, Atlanta - AJC Peachtree Road Race 10K, Wheelchair 6:43am; 10K 7:30am. Info:

July 4, Blue Ridge - Blue Ridge Freedom 5K/10K, 8am; $25/$35. Info: Jessica Fulton, 224 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513;, https:// BlueRidgeFreedom5K10K

KENTUCKY April 6, Williamsburg - Outrun the Stigma Run/Walk 5K, 7pm. Info: April 7, Barbourville - J & J 5K Remembrance Glow Run, 7:30pm. Info: April 7, Danville - Colorfully United 3K Color Run/Walk, 10:30am. Info: April 7, Lexington - University of Kentucky seeblue 5K Run/ Walk, 10am. Info: April 7, Lexington - Lions Run for Sight 5K, 9am. Info: April 7, Louisville - Papa John’s 10 Miler, 8am. Info: Debbie Laribee (502)261-4580, April 7, Nicholasville - Flamingo 5K & 1 Mile Fun Walk, 9am. Info: Bob Baney (859)475-3232, April 7, Paducah - Super Awesome! (Series), Marathon, Metric Marathon (26.2K/16.28 mi.), Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile; 7am. Info: April 8, Stanton - JRWS Spring Trail Series: Red River Gorge, 4.5 Miles; 6:30am. Info: April 13, Frankfort - Daphne 5K Glow Run/Walk, 6:30pm. Info: April 13, Lexington - When The Eagles Fly 3K Run/Walk & Little Eagles Kids Dash, 6:30pm. Info: April 13, Versailles - Kick It 5K Run/Walk, 7pm. Info: April 14, Alvaton - Joules Athletics Miles for Molly Run/Walk. Info: April 14, Bowling Green - Muddy Mammoth 5K, 5 heats; 9am/ 1st heat (timed). Info: (270)791-9966, April 14, Elizabethtown - 3K Bunny Run for Kids, 9:30am. Info: April 14, Franklin - Wildcat Wilderness 5K Trail Run/Walk, 9am. Info: (270)586-8877. April 14, Grayson - ACTC Pathfinder 5K & 5 Miler, 9am. Info: Alan Osuch (606)369-4403, April 14, Hardin Co. - Trooper Cameron Ponder Memorial 5K/ 10K, 9am. Info: Aimee (270)268-6411. April 14, Harrodsburg - (Un) Pleasant Hill Trail Runs, 50K, 25K, 10K & 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 10am. (859)734-5411, April 14, Jamestown - Hatchery Creek Trout Trot 5K Trail Run, 10am. Info: April 14, LaGrange - Oldham County Parks Earth Day 5K Trail Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Gary Parsons (502)225-0655, April 14, Lexington - Go Big Blue 4 Mile Run/Walk, 8:30am; Kids Race, 8:15am. Info: (859)475-3232, April 14, Lexington - The Great Pug Run 5K, 11am. Info: (859)475-3232, April 14, Lexington - Boot, Scoot, and Boogie 5K for UK Agricultural Education, 9am. Info: April 14, Louisville - Healthcare Classic 5K Race/Walk, 9am. Info: (812)989-6742, April 14, Louisville - Goose Creek 5K, 9am. Info: Nick Price (502)429-7270, April 14, Monticello - Freedom Run 5K, 9am. Info: April 14, Mount Vernon - Fairview Baptist Run for Missions, 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk; 9am. Info: Kayla Rowe (606)256-7767, April 14, Murray - Murray Half Marathon, Relay & 5K Run/Walk; 7am. Info: (270)762-1800, April 14, Pikeville - Run with Courage 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: (606)422-9750, April 14, Russellville - Witness Thru Fitness 5K, 8am. Info: (270)847-3384. April 14, Scottsville - Up All Night 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: April 14, Somerset - CrossFit Ignis Pump n’ Run 5K, Info: April 14, Stanford - Race For A Cure 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: April 15, Covington - The Great Bridal Chase 5K, 8am. Info: April 15, Lexington - Lexi Memorial Commit to Prevent 5K Run/ Walk, 1pm; Kids’ 1K, 12:30pm. Info: Kendra Lopez (859)2258879, April 20, Frankfort - Shine Your Light Glo Run 5K, 7:30pm. Info: April 21, Danville - APO’s Soup-er Hero 5K, 8:30am. Info: April 21, Elizabethtown - Crossroads 5K, 8am. Info:


April 21, Frankfort - Mighty EMS Color Run, 2K Fun Run; 10am. Info: April 21, Glasgow - Butterflies for Maddie 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: (270)590-4495, April 21, Hopkinsville - HCA Cross Country Spring 5K, 9am. Info: April 21, Lexington - The Haiti Hustle 5K, 9am. Info: April 21, London - Shield of Faith 5K, 9:15am; Kid’s Dash, 8:30am. Info: April 21, Maysville - Two Bridge Run 10-Miler & 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: April 21, Morehead - Big Turtle 50 Miler & 50K, 7am; 10 Miler, 9am. Info: April 21, Pikeville - “Hillbilly Days Run for the Kids 2018” 10K Run, 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk; 8am. Info: April 21, Somerset - Run for the Raptors 5K, 9am. Info: Cathi Wells (606)425-2662, April 21, Wilmore - Wesley Waddle 10K/5K, 8am. Info: April 22, Alexandria - Tails & Trails 5K Run, 9am. Info: April 22, Carlisle - Tri County 5K Road Race Series, Nicholas County Earth Day 5K Run/Walk, 2pm. Info: April 22, Lexington - Riders Run 5K, 9am. Info: April 27, Lexington - Head Up Heels Down 5K, 6:30pm. Info: April 28, Burnside - Walk Run and Wag Your Tail 5K, 8am. Info: April 28, Danville - Doggie Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: April 28, Georgetown - School House Champions 5K, 5:30pm. Info: April 28, Irvine - Fungus 5K (3.164 Miles), 9am; 2K (1.24 Miles), 8:30am. Info: Irvine City Hall (606)723-1233, (606)723-2554, April 28, London - 5K Run for Life, 8:30am. Info: Janaye Burgess (606)877-1717, April 28, Louisville - Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon & Marathon, 7:30am. Info: 1(800)928-3378, April 28, Manchester - Laurel Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation Live, Love and Give Back 5K, 9am. Info: April 28, Morehead - Farmer Christian Academy’s 5K Color Run/ Walk, 9am. Info: April 28, Owensboro - Run from the Cops 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: April 28, Richmond - Officer Daniel Ellis Memorial 5K, 8:30am. Info: April 28, Union - Dogwood Dash 5K Run/Walk, 9am; Kids FR to follow. Info: Lacey Kessell (859)586-6101, April 29, Corbin - KHAKY’s Country Fair 5K & Fun Run/Walk, 2pm. Info: April 29, Stanton - JRWS Spring Trail Series: Red River Gorge, 4.5 Miles; 6:30am. Info: May 5, Cadiz - JMAM Run For The Arts 5K. Info: May 5, Fort Knox - Run for the Red 5K/10K & Kids Run, 8:30am. Info: May 5, Hyden - Run For Your Life 10K Run/5K Walk, 8:30am. Info: May 5, Mayfield - Generations 5K, 8am. Info: Maureen PlattRussell (270)970-3239, May 5, Morehead - Derby Day Run For The Heroes 5K Walk/ Run. Info: May 5, Science Hill - Superheroes 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: May 5, Williamstown - Derby Dash 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: May 6, Lexington - The Great Cake Race 5K & 1 Mile, 4pm. Info: May 11, Frankfort - ProActive for Life 5K Run/Walk, 6:30pm. Info: May 12, Carlisle - French Toast Stick 5K Cross Country Run & 3K Cross Country Walk, 8:30am. Info: May 12, Corbin - The Kingdom Come 5K Run/Walk, 6pm. Info: May 12, Covington - CASA for Kids 5K Superhero Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Nicky Jeffries (859)392-1791, May 12, Danville - Jennie Carol’s Memorial Mother’s Day Run 5K, 8am; Kids’ FR, 9am. Info: May 12, Georgetown - Georgetown’s Finest 5K - The 5K with GUTS! 16 Obstacles, 8am. Info: May 12, Lexington - Sandersville Elementary’s Sharks on the Run 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 7:30am. Info: May 12, Lexington - John’s Run Local 8K, 8am. Info: May 12, Louisville - Throo the Zoo 5K, 8am. Info: May 12, Olive Hill - Carter Caves Half Marathon & 10K, 7am. Info: May 12, Owensboro - Owensboro Family YMCA International BBQ Festival 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Isaac Coffey (270)926-9622, May 12, Paducah - Paducah Iron Mom Half Marathon & Relay (2- or 4-Person), 7am. Info: May 12, Shelbyville - Spring into Shape 5K, 9:30am. Info: David Rock (502)396-8867, May 12, Somerset - Hope 5K for AIM Pregnancy Center, 8pm. Info: May 12, Versailles - A Warrant to Run 5K, 8am. Info: (859)6128473. May 13, Clay City - CANCELLED - Clay City Lions Club 5K Run/ Walk. Info: May 13, Louisville - Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am; Kids Dash, 8:15am. Info:


Running Journal • April, 2018

May 19, Burlington - Her Battle is Our Battle 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: May 19, Crescent Springs - Armed Forces Day 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: Julie Schuler (859)331-7116 or April Robinson (859)341-3017. May 19, Garrett - Raider 5K, 10am. Info: May 19, Henderson - Clover Run 5K, 8am. Info: May 19, LaGrange - OCPR “Down and Dirty” 5K Mud Obstacle Run, 8am. Info: Gary Parsons (502)225-0655, May 19, Lexington - Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: May 19, Louisville - Outrunning Autism 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile FR/Walk, 9am. Info: May 19, Louisville - Sweat4Syria 5K Charity Run. Info: May 19, Morehead - Rowan County Christmas Jingle Bell 5K, 8am. Info: May 19, Nicholasville - R.J. Corman 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Kama Buckles (859)977-2503. May 19, Richmond - Kentucky Hands & Voices SuperHEARo 5K, 9am; 1 Mile Kids FR, 8:30am. Info: May 20, Stamping Ground - JRWS Spring Trail Series: Skullbuster 8 or 13 miles; 7am. Info: May 26 Brodhead - Brodhead Hustle 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk; 8am. Info: Kayla Rowe (606)256-7767, May 26, Lexington - Horsey 5K Charity Race, 8:30am. Info: May 26, Versailles - Woodford Wag 5K Cross Country Race, 8:30am; 2K Dog Walk, 8:45am. Info: May 27, Louisville - The Glo Run 5K, 9:30pm. Info: (224)7575425, June 1, Lexington - North Lime Donut Dash 5K Run/Walk, 6:30pm; Kids 1K, 7:15pm. Info: June 2, Lexington - Run for the Nun 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR/Walk, 8am. Info: June 2, Somerset - Over My Head 5K, 7:30am. Info: June 2, Winchester - Alexis Thompson Memorial 10K & 2Person Relay, 8am. Info: June 9, Goody - Hatfield & McCoy Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am; 5K, 7:30am. Info: June 9, Madisonville - Hope4Heather 5K Color Run/Walk, 9am. Info:

June 10, Louisville - The Filly Women’s Half Marathon & 4 Miler, 7:30am; Women’s Only Race; Scenic, private courses, awesome finisher’s medals, performance/ tech shirts, referral rewards program, team/ girls getaway pricing, post race mini massage, etc... Info: Bob Baney (859)4753232,, https:// TheFillyWomensHalfMarathon4Miler

LOUISIANA April 7, Bossier City - R.V. Kerr Elementary School 5K Color Run, 8am; 1 Mile Run, 7:30am. Info: April 7, Bossier City - Elm Grove Middle School 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: April 7, Denham Springs - Rotary Club of Livingston Parish Superhero 5K Run, 8am. Info: April 7, Haughton - Wrangler Run 5K, 1/2 Mile FR; 8am. Info: (318)751-2519, April 7, Lafayette - Walk For Hope and Family Fun Day, 8am. Info: April 7, Lareauville - Mayor Al Memorial 5K & 1 Mile Croc Walk, 8:30am. Info: April 7, New Iberia - Sir Speedy 5K Run & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: April 8, New Olreans - Junior League of New Orleans Feret 5K Run/Walk & 1/2 Mile FR. Info: Chuck George, Race Dir. (504)8847565, April 14, Destrehan/Luling - United Way of St. Charles Bridge Run/Walk. Info: Chuck George, Race Dir. (504)884-7565, April 14, Lake Charles - Holden’s Hope Forever 5K, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR/Walk, 8am. Info: April 15, Ponchatoula - Ponchatoula Jaycees Strawberry Strut 5K & 1 Mile, 7:30am. Info: (985)687-4221, April 19, Shreveport - Race for Recovery 5K, 6:30pm. Info: April 21, Alexandria - Inglewood Classic 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 8:30am. Info: April 21, Bossier City - Baby Steps Shreveport-Bossier - Infertility Awareness Walk & Fun Run, 9am.Info: April 21, Doyline - Brother’s Keeper Motorcycle Club Trail Run, 8am. Info: April 21, Houma - Crawfish Boil Off & 5K, 7am. Info: April 21, Lafayette - Community Connect 5K, 8am. Info: April 21, Lake Charles - Sarcoidosia 5K Walk/Run, 7:30am. Info: April 21, Lockport - La Fete Du Monde 5K, 8:30am. Info: April 21, New Orleans - Bursting with Speed 5K & Half Mile, 8am. Info: (504)304-2326,

April 21, New Roads - New Roads Pecan Classic 4 Mile Run, 9:15am; 1 Mile FR/Walk, 9am. Info: April 21, Shreveport - SGBC 5K/10K Mission Challenge, 8am. Info: Mickey Williams (318)751-0781, April 21, Shreveport - Shreve Island Elementary - Dawg Dash 5K, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: April 21, Zachary - Heart Hero Hustle 5K, 9am; 1 Mile FR, 10am. Info: Devin Durdin (225)768-2590, April 22, Haughton - On The Move With Earth Day 5K, 3pm. Info: April 22, New Orleans - A Run/Walk Through History 5K Run/ Walk & 1/2 Mile. Info: Chuck George, Race Dir. (504)884-7565, April 28, Baton Rouge - Hat Run, 5K Run/Walk 8:30am; 1 Mile FR/Walk, 8am. Info: April 28, Creole - Gibbstown Bridge 5K, 8am. Info: April 28, Iota - Cpl Matthew Richard 5K Memorial Run/Walk, 9am. Info: April 28, Lafayette - Courir du Festival 5K, 8am. Info: April 28, Monroe - Celebrate Your Heroes 5K, 8:30am; 1 Mile Run/Walk, 8am. Info: April 28, New Orleans - Root Out Child Abuse 5K Fun Run/Walk, 7:30am. Info: Demetrice Morris (504)421-3794, April 28, Shreveport - CASA Superhero Run, 5K, 10K, Fun Run/ Walk; 8am. Info: April 29, New Orleans - Family Run Eat & Run... 5K Run/Walk & Kids Dash. Info: Chuck George, Race Dir. (504)884-7565, May 3, Shreveport - Cindo de Mile Fun Run, 1.8 Mile; 6pm. Info: May 4, Monroe - Relay For Life NELA 5K Glow Run, 6pm. Info: May 5, Monroe - WFR “Mission Run” 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 8:30am. Info: May 5, New Orleans - Run for Home 5K & 1 Mile, 8:30am. Info: May 5, Shreveport - Uptown 5 Miler, 8am. Info: May 6, Destrehan - Little Red Run on the River, 5K & Kids 200 Meter Dash; 9am. Info: May 12, New Iberia - Running of the Bulls 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Catherine Segura (337)339-7923, May 19, Gilliam - BackRoads & Bayous Cross Country Trail Run, 10 & 3 Mile Run, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 8:05am. Info: May 19, Lake Charles - Contraband 5 Miler, 7am. Info: May 19, Pineville - Sacred Heart Parish 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 7:30am. Info: May 23, Lafayette - CRRC Summer Series 1 Mile & Sneaux Cones, 6:15pm. Info: May 24, Shreveport - Mudbug Madness 5K, 6:45pm. Info: May 25, New Orleans - Greek Festival Run/Walk, 5K & 1 Mile; 7pm. Info: (504)304-2326, May 26, Gonzales - Jambalaya Festival 5K, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: May 26, Monroe - Run for the Red, White & Blue 5K & 1K, 8am. Info: June 2, Baton Rouge - Changing and Advancing Nutrition Now (CANN) 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am; 1 Mile Children FR, 7:30am. Info: June 2, New Orleans - Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent Connection Bridge Run, 4 Miles; 7pm. Info: (504)861-8686, June 6, New Orleans - Summer Series #1, 2 Miles. Info: (504)304-2326, June 16, Baton Rouge - HBCU 5K Pride Run, 7am. Info: June 16, Youngsville - Little Lambs 5K Walk/Run, 8am; 1 Mile Kid’s Run, 7:15am. Info: June 17, New Orleans - Richard Newcomb Memorial Father’s Day Race, 2 Mile & Half Mile 8am. Info: (504)304-2326, June 27, Lafayette - CRRC Summer Series 1 Mile & Sneaux Cones, 6:15pm. Info:

MARYLAND April 7, Baltimore - Runners For Others An Ignatian 5K, 9am; 1 Mile Walk to follow. Info: April 7, Easton - EVFD Stop Drop and Run 5K, 12pm; 1 Mile Walk to follow. Info: April 7, Hollywood - Historic Sotterley’s 5K Trail Run, 9:30am. Info: April 7, Ridgely - Arbor Day Run, 5K, 10K, 1 Mile FR, Kids’ Dash; 9am. Info: Jenny Houghton (410)634-2847 (x0). April 8, Baltimore - Red Shoe Shuffle 5K, 9am. Info: Lauren Olean (410)528-1010, April 8, Severna Park - B&A Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: April 14, Annapolis - Escape Through the Cape 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8:30am. Info: April 14, Baltimore - Under Armour Sole of the City 10K, 9am. Info: April 14, Cambridge - Dorchester Family YMCA Crab Run, Half Marathon 7:30am; 5K 9:30am. Info: April 14, Ellicott City - LOGJam 5K, 9am; Kids FR, 8:45am. Info: April 14, Havre De Grace - Women’s 5K By The Bay, 8am. Info: April 14, Leonardtown - Run & Fun Walk for Hospice of St. Mary’s County, 5K Run, 10K Run, 5K Fun Walk; 8:30am. Info: April 14, Middletown - SMHS Makin’ Hay 10K, 8:30am. Info: April 14, Silver Spring - Ben’s Run 5 Miler & 5K, 8:30am. Info: Clare Goldfogle (301)602-7288,, April 14, Silver Spring - Oral Cancer Foundation 5K Walk/Run in memory of Peter McGee Hoffman, 9am. Info: Peggy Hoffman (202)232-4389, April 15, Chevy Chase - The Race to End Poverty 5K & 1 Mile, 9am; Tot Trot, 8:45am. Info: (301)608-3504, April 15, Hancock - Western Maryland Rail Trail Marathon, 7:30am; Half Marathon, 8am. Info: April 21, Baltimore - Roland Park Country School Red Hot Run 5K & Family Fun Walk, 8:30am. Info: April 21, Havre De Grace - Harbor of Strength; Nolan Gallion III Memorial Run, 10K 8am; 5K 8:15am; 1 Mile 8:20am. Info: April 21, Manchester - River Valley Run Trail Half Marathon, 8am. Info: Leigh Erdman (443)712-1010, April 21-22, Prince Frederick - Run the Vineyards - Running Hare 5K Run/Walk, 9am (on 4/21 & 4/22). Info: April 22, Stevensville - 8th Annual Annapolis/Kent Island Run & Dog Walk, 10K, 5K & 2 Mile Walk; 8:45am; $35 by 4/18, after $40. Info: Jaime McGrade, 371 E. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787; (631)930-9054,, http:// April 22, Rockville - Run Rockville 5K & Stroller Derby, 8am. Info: Marisa Nickols (240)780-8478, April 28, Annapolis - Volunteers on the Run 5K, 9am. Info: Diana Emerson (410)224-8984, April 28, Columbia - AFCEA Central Maryland Race for Excellence 5K & 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: April 28, Frostburg - Fifty Shades 5K Run/Walk, 10am. Info: April 28, Ocean City - OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon & 5K, 7am. Info: April 29, Baltimore - Brigance Brigade Championship Race, 5.7K & 1.57 Mile; 9am. Info: Andrea Glide (443)760-0568, May 5-6, Frederick - CareFirst Frederick Running Festival, 5/ 5: 5K 6pm; 5/6: Half Marathon & Relay, 7am. Info: (410)605-9381, May 5, Westminster - MSW Superhero Festival with 5K & Family Fun Run, 9am. Info: May 6, Carderock - Potomac River Run Marathon, 9am; NonCompetitive Start, 8am. Info: Jay Jacob Wind (703)927-4833, May 6, National Harbor - Public Service Charity 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: May 6, Stevensville - Cinco de Miler 5 Mile Trail Race, 9am. Info: May 12, Annapolis - Officers Down 5K & Community Day, 5K 8am; 2.5 Mile FR/Walk 8:15am; Kids FR 9am. Info: May 12, Cumberland - Mental Health Matters 5 Mile Run, 1.5 Mile Walk; 8am. Info: May 12, Salisbury - eRace the Stigma 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk, 8am. Info: May 20, Towson - Keep Punching 5K, 1 Mile Walk & Kids Races; 8:30am. Info: May 27, Bethesda - Defeat DPIG Superhero Sprint & 6K, 6K Run 8:30am; 1K or Tot Sprint 9:30am.Info: May 28, Olney - Jeremy’s Run, 10K Run 8am; 5K Run 8:05am; 1 Mile FR 8:10am. Info: Cyndi Glass (240)498-8479, June 2, Annapolis - Wayfarer’s Annapolis Half Marathon & 10K, 7am. Info: June 2, Baltimore - Baltimore 10 Miler, 7:30am. Info: (410)6059381, June 2, Sykesville - Run 4 Kids Challenge 10K & 5K, 8:15am. Info: (410)751-7219 (leave msg), June 3, Ellicott City - Matzohball 5K & 1 Mile Run, 9am. Info: Alex Hoffman/Race Dir. - June 9, Fulton - Maryland Half Marathon, 8am; 5K, 8:30am. Info: Tara Ettinger (410)583-5703,

MISSISSIPPI April 6, Ridgeland - Run Now Wine Later 5K, 6:30pm. Info: Chris Walker (601)899-9696, April 7, Aberdeen - SeeSmart Scenic 5K Color Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Kimberly Mitchell (662)315-0026, April 7, Falkner - 5K Glow Run For Autism, 7:30pm. Info: Quess Hood (662)538-4826, April 7, Hattiesburg - Rise & Shine Half Marathon, 7am; 5K, 7:30am; after 3/16 $75/Half Marathon, $40/5K. Info: Hattiesburg Clinic, 415 South 28th Ave., Hattiesburg, MS 39401; (601)2613689,, April 7, Hernando - Flock Around The Block 5K, 8am. Info: Kim Scott (901)334-8554, April 7, Tupelo - The Autism 5K Run & Walk, 8am. Info: April 7, Jackson - Hot Diggity Dog 5K & 1 Mile, 8am. Info: Rebecca Floyd (601)853-6996, April 14, Amory - Amory Railroad Festival 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: April 14, Batesville - A Family Affair 5K Run. Info: April 14, Bay St. Louis - Bring It to the Bay Half Marathon, Relay & 5K; 7am. Info: (228)466-5732,

April 14, Benton - Benton Academy Raider Run, 5K Run/Walk 9am; 1 Mile FR 10am. Info: April 14, Flowood - MS 811 Run/Walk, 8.11K; 8:11am. Info: Jack’s Place (601)750-5257, April 14, Meridian - Anderson Cup 5K. Info: (601)938-9873, April 14, Pontotoc - Child Abuse Prevention 5K, 9am. Info: Blair Rice (662)419-7784, April 14, Prentiss - Run For The Roses 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: April 14, Saltillo - “Step to God” Mission Run 5K, 8am. Info: April 14, Southaven - Northpoint Christian School Color Splash 5K, 8:30am. Info: Angi Ramsey (901)500-6998, April 15, Oxford - ATO Gator Dash 5K Run/Walk, 2pm. Info: Alpha Tau Omega-Delta Psi Chapter (228)297-9641, April 19, Madison - Run Foster Run 5K, 6:30pm. Info: Jack’s Place (601)750-5257, April 21, Booneville - Lylah Grey’s Ray of Hope 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Kim Mcgaughy (662)720-6941, April 21, Indianola - 5K Race to Wellness, 9:30am; 1 Mile Kids FR, 9am. Info: Jamie Murrell (662)884-1476, April 21, Jackson - Run For Our Community 5K, 8am. Info: Jack’s Place (601)750-5257, April 21, Meridian - The Great Scorpion Trail Run, 50K 6am; 25K 7am. Info: (601)938-9873, April 21, Meridian - Super Hero 5K, 9am. Info: April 21, Pass Christian - Gulf Coast Classic 10K & 5K Run, 8am. Info: Leonard Vergunst (228)380-7037, April 27, Fulton - Fulton 5K Glo-Run, 8pm. Info: Mary Sue Boggs (662)706-4032, April 28, Corinth - Austin’s Shoes Reconnect 4 Autism 5K Color Run, 9am. Info: Reconnect Staff (662)287-4055, April 28, Flowood - MORA’s Racing for Donation 8K Run/Walk, 7:30am. Info: Becky Pierson (601)933-1000, April 28, Meridian - Queen City Race For Autism 5K Run, 1 Mile FR & 1 Mile Walk; 9am. Info: April 28, Oxford - Double Decker Spring Run 5K & 10K, 7:30am; Kids FR, 9am. Info: (901)274-2202, April 28, Ridgeland - MSOTA Run, Walk & Roll, 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk & 100yd. Dash; 8am. Info: Kelly Crawford (601)906-1034, May 5, Bay St. Louis - It Takes Two 4 Mile X 4 Mile Relay, 9am. Info: May 5, Collinsville - War Pouncy 5K. Info: (601)938-9873,

May 5, Corinth - Coke 10K, 8:20am/ Wheelchair, 8:30am/Runners; $25 by 5/4. Info: Coke 10K, POB 239, Corinth, MS 38835; Mona Lisa Grady (662)284-4848, mgrady@, May 5, Greenville - YMCA Cotton Classic, 10K Run & 5K Walk; 8am. Info: Mickie Sandidge (662)335-7258, May 12, French Camp - Frontier Day 5K, 7am. Info: Robert Peacock (601)416-2289, May 12, Meridian - Dusty 5K. Info: (601)938-9873, May 12, Tupelo - Gum Tree 10K & 2K FR, 8:30am. Info: Jennifer Martin (662)523-3164, May 19, Batesville - Racing For Paws 5K, 8am. Info: Panola County Humane Society (662)654-0926, May 19, Corinth - Corinth XC Warrior Run 5K, 9am. Info: May 19, Gulfport - Pursuit of Fun 5K & 1 Mile, 8am. Info: Leonard Vergunst (228)380-7037, June 1, Ripley - Historic Ripley Midnight 5K, 9:30pm. Info: Roger Childs (662)837-8191, June 9, Baldwyn - Froglevel Festival 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Theresa Hellen (662)231-1479, June 9, Grenada - Thunder On Water 8K Run & 5K Walk, 7am. Info: Rusty Harlow (662)307-0042, June 16, Corinth - Rooster Run 5K, 8am. Info: Sandy Childs (662)415-0354, June 16, Leland - Hotter than Hades Half Marathon, 6am. Info: June 30, Bay St. Louis - In Hot Pursuit Duathlon & Road Race, Du: R-2 mi., B-11 mi., R-2 mi.; 4 Mile Run/Walk; 8am. Info: June 30, Blue Mountain - Fire On The Mountain Firecracker 5K, 8am. Info: Patricia Glover (662)685-4721,

NORTH CAROLINA April 1, Albemarle - Vac and Dash April Fool’s Day 5K, 3pm. Info: April 7, Black Mountain - Black Mountain Greenway Challenge 5K & 10K, 2pm. Info: April 7, Cary - Glenaire 5K, 9am; 1 Mile, 9:10am. Info: Carolyn Rice (919)467-0844, April 7, Cary - Color in Motion 5K, 9am. Info: (208)538-9502, April 7, Chapel Hill - Cleft Palate Gallop 5K Run/Walk, 1.2 Mile Family Fun Walk; 8am. Info: April 7, Charlotte - Wildcat Run 5K, 9am. Info: April 7, Charlotte - Twirl N Swirl 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am; Kids FR, 9:30am. Info:; April 7, China Grove - Lake Corriher Trail Run 5K, 9am. Info: April 7, Concord - The Puppy Rescue 5K, 10am. Info: Lizanne Kreitzer (704)785-1360, April 7, Cullowhee - Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon, 8am; 5K, 8:15am. Info: (828)227-8803, April 7, Durham - Twister Trot 5K & 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: April 7, Eden - Friends of Eden Animal Rescue 5K & 1 Mile FR/ Dog Walk. Info: April 7, Goldsboro - Walk N Roll 5K, 8pm. Info: April 7, Greenville - Eastern Run/Walk for Autism 5K, 9am; Awareness Walk, 10:30am. Info: April 7, Greenville - East Carolina University Army ROTC Patriot Mud Run, 5K 9am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, April 7, Harkers Island - Core Sound Run 10K, 5K & FR; 9am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, April 7, Hendersonville - Nik’s Run for Addiction Awareness, 5K Run/Walk; 9am. Info: April 7, Hickory - Lenoir-Rhyne University 5K, 8:30am. Info: April 7, Jarvisburg - The MB5K Matt Beickert for Sheriff, 5K Walk/Run 8am. Info: (252)489-8239, April 7, Morganton - Run for the Paws 5K, 9am. Info: April 7, Roxobel - Roxobel Ag Fest 5K, 1 Mile FR; 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, April 7, Swansboro - Swansboro Cystic Fibrosis 5K & 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: April 7, Tarboro - Movin’ for Community Outreach 5K, 9am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, April 7, Taylorsville - Robin’s Run, 5K Run/Walk 9am; 1 Mile FR 8:30am. Info: April 7, Troy - Pennies for Pigs 5K, 9am. Info: April 7, Vale - LCPR Adventure 5K, 9:30am. Info: April 8, Charlotte - Queen City SLIMPossible Challenge 5K Walk/Run, 2:30pm. Info: April 8, Greensboro - RunnerDude Challenge 10 Mile & 10K, 7am & 7:10am. Info Richard Swor (313)304-0903, April 8, Mars Hill - Heart for Hearing: Mars Hill 3K Color Run, 2pm. Info:

April 8, Raleigh - Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon, 7am; 5K, 8am (on 4/7). Info: April 8, Raleigh - Mountains-to-Sea Trail 12M & 50K Challenge, 50K 7am; 12 Mile 8am. Info: April 10, Winston-Salem - 5 Dollar 5K, 6:15pm. Info: April 13, Charlotte - FreeMoreWest 5K on the Greenway, 6pm. Info: April 14, Asheville - Hi-Wire Brewing 8K, 10:07am. Info: Jonathan Ewald (610)202-9666, April 14, Beulaville - BES Panther Pride Blast from the Past 5K, 8am; FR & Kids Dash, 9am. Info: April 14, Brevard - Rockn’ Ranger 5K, 8:30am. Info: April 14, Cary - Cary Road Race, 5K & 5 Mile 9:30am; Kids Run, 10:45am. Info: Kirk Matthews (919)469-4363, April 14, Chapel Hill - ZTA Franklin 5K, 7:30am. Info:

April 14, Charlotte - Charlotte Racefest Half Marathon & 10K, 7:30am; Half Marathon $80 3/1-4/8, $90 4/9-4/14; 10K $50 3/1-4/8, $55 4/9-4/14. Info: Junction 311 Endurance Sports, 3624 Westfield St. High Point, NC, 27265, (336)793-4311, info@junction311. com, April 14, Charlotte - The Great Commission 5K, 9am. Info: April 14, Concord - Puzzle Run 5K for Autism, 9am; 1 Mile FR/ Walk, 9:45am. Info: (704)453-3201, April 14, Denver - St. James Elementary School Royal Run 5K, 8:30am. Info: April 14, Denver - Autism Speaks 5K & Fun Run. Info: April 14, Eden - GoFar 5K, 9:15am; 1 mile FR, 8:15am. Info: April 14, Elkin - Habitat Hammer 10K & 5K, 8am. Info: (336)5262277, April 14, Goldsboro - Run for a Child - Greater Goldsboro 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile FR; 9am. Info: April 14, Greensboro - SCA Spring Sprint 5K, 10am. Info: April 14, Greensboro - Bengal Dash 5K, 9am; Kid’s Dash, 8:30am ; 1 Mile FR, 8:40am. Info: April 14, Greenville - Pirate Nurse 5K, 9am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, April 14, Harrisburg - Harrisburg YMCA 5K & 10K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: Mandie Condie (704)454-7800 (x323),

Running Journal • April, 2018 April 14, Hickory - Charity Chase Half Marathon, 7am. Info: April 14, Jacksonville - 5K Drug Awareness Run, 9am. Info:

April 14, Mint Hill - Mint Hill Lions Club 5K, 8am; $20, $25 3/25-4/12, $30 on Race Day. Info: Gary Cooper, 7225 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd., Mint Hill, NC 28227; (704)578-7625,, https:// MintHillLionsClub5K April 14, Kannapolis - Strides for Strokes 5K, 9am. Info: Lorrie Hampton (704)403-2430, April 14, Oak Ridge - 5K for St. Jude by NW, 10am. Info: April 14, Pleasant Garden - Pleasant Garden 5K & 1 Mile Walk, 8am. Info: April 14, Raleigh - 5 Factors 5K Walk & Run, 8am. Info: April 14, Rockingham - Run for the Ribbons 5K Run/Walk, 10am; 1 Mile Family FR/Walk, 9:30am. Info: April 14, Salisbury - A New Day 5K Trail Run, 9am. Info: April 14, Sanford - Kettle Krush 5K & Fun Run, 8am. Info: April 14, Smithfield - Johnston Health Champions 5K & 10K, 9am. Info: April 14, West Elkin - Habitat Hammer 10K & 5K, 8am. Info: April 14, Winston-Salem - NewHope Run, 5K Run/Walk, 10am; Stroller Mile (.6 mi.), 9:30am. Info: (336)331-1342, April 14, Winston-Salem - Fit For Business 5K Run, 9am. Info: April 14-15, Kill Devil Hills - First Flight 5K & Flying Pirate Half Marathon, 5K on 4/14; Half on 4/15. Info: April 15, Carolina Beach - Island Montessori Tinted Turtle Trot 5K & 1 Mile FR, 10am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, April 15, Greensboro - Run the South Greensboro Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, 7am. Info: Denise Dixon (704)893-2800, April 15, Leland - Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital Hound Hustle 10K, 8:30am; 5K, 8:35am; 1 Mile Trot with Spot, 8:10am. Info: Info: April 15, Salisbury - Rock Your Socks Knox 5K Run/Walk, 2pm; Kids 1/2 Mile FR, 2:45pm. Info: Laura Zimmerman-Clark (704)6472035, April 19-22, Charlotte - Tuck Fest Trail Races, 4/19: 4 Mile 8pm; 4/20: Dog Jog 9am; Half Marathon 12pm; Twilight 5K 7:30pm; 4/21: Quarter Marathon, 8am; Youth Race 2:30pm; 4/22: 5K 8:30am; Youth Race 2:30pm. Info: (704)391-3900, April 20, Newton - Balls Creek 5K, 6pm; Mr. B’s Kids Sprint, 5:45pm. Info: April 20, Rutherfordton - Waggin’ All The Way 5K and Woof Walk. Info: April 20, Salisbury - Teens With A Mission 5K, 7:30pm; Super Hero Fun Run, 7pm. Info: (704)636-1321. April 21, Cary - Wolfpack Warrior Challenge w/obstacle course, 8am. Info: April 21, Chapel Hill - Tar Heel 10 Miler, 7:45am; Fleet Feet Sports 4 Mile Run, 7:15am. Info: April 21, Charlotte - 5K for JA, 5K Run/Walk 8am. Info: Mark Williams (980)621-0581, April 21, Clemmons - Morning Watch 5K, 9:30am; Fun Run, 9am. Info: (704)721-0033, April 21, Concord - Furry Fashionista 5K, 8am. Info: April 21, Edenton - Edenton Chowan Kiwanis 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: April 21, Four Oaks - Aha Moments 5K Color Run, 10am; Fun Run, 8:30am. Info: April 21, Goldsboro - Cures for the Colors, Half Marathon, 5K & 1 Mile FR; 7:30am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, April 21, Greensboro - Smiles 4 Miles: 5K & Fun Run, 8am, Info: (336)429-5600, April 21, Greensboro - Viking Nation Color 5K Run/Walk, 10am. Info: April 21, Greenville - Pirate Alumni Road Race, 5K 8am; 1 Mile FR to follow. Info: April 21, Havelock - Havelock Rainbow Run 5K, 8am. Info: April 21, Hickory - Catawba Valley Young Life Glow Run 5K, 8pm. Info: April 21, Hiddenite - RockyFest Trail Races, 4.5, 9.0 & 13.5 Miles; 8am. Info: Rick French (828)632-9332, April 21, Hollister - Haliwa-Saponi 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Al Cooper (252)213-3077, April 21, Hope Mills - GLObal Run 5K (glow run), 8:30pm. Info: April 21, Huntersville - Christina Latini Memorial 8K, 8am. Info: (704)893-3800 (x103), April 21, Huntersville - R.A.C.E. for the North 5K, 8:30am. Info: Reneisha Black (704)620-7001, April 21, Lilesville - Panthers on the Prowl 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: April 21, Louisburg - Warrior Pride 5K, Mile & Kid’s Dash; 4pm. Info: Erica Wammock (919)496-3725, April 21, Marion - Carolina Donut Festival’s Bob to Bob’s Half Marathon, 7:30am; Donut Dash 5K, 8:30am. Info:

April 21, Monroe - Yellow Ribbon 4K for 4-H, 8:30am. Info: April 21, Mooresville - Spring Forward 5K/10K for Children Hope Alliance, 8am; Kids FR, 9:15am. Info: April 21, Mooresville - Marti Estes 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: Thomas McMillan (704)402-6227, April 21, Mount Olive - PUMC Bold Run 5K & 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: April 21, Oak Island - Oak Island Lighthouse Half Marathon, 8am; 10K, 8:10am; 5K, 8:20am. Info: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce (910)457-6964, April 21, Raleigh - Second Empire 5K Classic, 9am; 1 Mile 10am; Kid’s Dash 10:20am. Info: Jim Young (919)873-1207, April 21, Raleigh - Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead, Tour de TORC/ 4 Mile beginner or 12 Mile Intermediate Bike ride tours, 9:30am; 4 Mile Walk/Run, 9:45am. Info: (919)852-2268, April 21, Reidsville - Band on the Run 5K, 9am; Kids Fun Run (10-under), 8:30am. Info: April 21, South Mills - CEC Honor Society Color Run 5K, 9am. Info: April 21, Statesville - Arbor Day Fun-K, Fun Walk, Run, Skip & Stroll; 10am. Info: April 21, Valdese - Waldensian Presbyterian Church Earth Day 5K, 9am; 1 Mile FR, 10am. Info: April 21, Wilmington - DZ’s Retro Run 5K, 11am. Info: April 21, Winston-Salem - Hammerbird 5K Walk/Run, 9am; 1 Mile Walk/Run 8:30am. Info: Libbie Mayr (336)306-8420, April 21, Winston-Salem - Run and Roar 5K, 10am; Fun Run, 9am. Info: April 22, Asheville - Run for the Paws 5K & 1 Mile FR/Walk, 9am. Info: iDaph Events (828)684-0812, April 22, Cary - Cary Greenways Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 8am. Info: April 22, Durham - Hill Mile, 1 Mile Run, Elite Mile & Kids’ Dash; 2pm. Info: April 22, Greensboro - Pig Pounder 5K, 4pm. Info: Richard Swor (313)304-0903, April 22, Wingate - Spirit of Spring at Wingate University on Earth Day 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk; 3pm. Info: April 26, Black Mountain - Britten Strong Race to Recovery 5K Run/Walk, 5:30pm. Info: April 27, Kenansville - JSCC Spartan 5K & Fun Run, 6:30pm. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, April 27, Lincolnton - LMS Wildcats Prowl 5K, 6pm. Info: April 27, Mebane - Mebane Dogwood Festival 5K, 6:30pm; Dogwood Dash Fun Run, 6:35pm. Info: April 28, Apex - Water for People 5K Run, 9am. Info: April 28, Asheville - Woodfin 5K, 9am. Info: Laura Cleaveland (828)779-1240, April 28, Bunn - YMCA Families On! Challenge, 3 Mile Race w/ obstacles; 9am-4pm. Info: April 28, Charlotte - Teal Diva 5K for Ovarian & other Gyn (K)ancers, 9:30am. Info: April 28, Charlotte - Water for People 5K Run, 9am. Info: April 28, Charlotte - Treble Trot 5K Fun Run, 9am; Kid’s Dash, 10:30am. Info: April 28, Charlotte - The Sarcoma Stomp Run/Walk, 5K Run & 3K Walk; 8am. Info: April 28, Charlotte - Girls On The Run South 5K, 8:30am. Info: April 28, Concord - Weddington Hills 5K, 9am. Info: April 28, Dobson - MAD Dash 5K & Fun Run, 8am. Info: Ashley H. Mills (336)386-8211, April 28, Durham - Angels Among Us 5K, 8am. Info: Ellen Stainback (919)684-4784, April 28, Durham - Girls on the Run of the Triangle Spring 5K, 9am. Info: (919)401-6307, April 28, Gatesville - Run Wild For A Child 5K Walk/Run, 10am; Kids FR, 11am. Info: April 28, Greensboro - Owl’s Roost Rumble Trail Marathon & 4 Mile Trail Race, 8am. Info: (336)793-4311, April 28, Greensboro - OLG 5K Run/Walk & Doggie Dash, Kid’s Run 8am; 3K Doggie Dash Walk 8:15am; 5K Run/Walk 8:15am. Info: April 28, Greensboro - Beating Cancer for the Long Run, 5K 10am. Info: April 28, Greensboro - Patriots Color Run, 1 Mile 4pm; 5K 4:30pm. Info: April 28, Greenville - Run for a Reason 5K, 5K Kids, 1 Mile FR; 9am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, April 28, Lake Lure - LLCA Raptor 5K & Fun Run, 8:30am. Info: April 28, Lewisville - Mutt Strut 5K, 8:30am. Info: (336)721-1303, April 28, Laurinburg - FUNd Run-4-Life 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 9:30oam. Info: April 28, Lincolnton - Mike’s Run The Race 5K Run, 9am; 5K Walk, 9:05am; Kids FR, 8:30am. Info: April 28, Morehead City - Lookout Rotary Port to Fort Half Marathon 5K & 1 Mile; 7:30am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, April 28, Morganton - Caribbean 5K Run, 10am. Info: April 28, Newland - The Rock 5K Trail Run, 9am. Info: April 28, Old Fort - Super Leader 5K, 8am. Info:

19 April 28, Pineville - Richard Sheltra Memorial 10K, 7:30am; 5K, 7:45am; 1 Mile FR/Walk, 8:15am. Info: April 28, Raleigh - Note in the Pocket Socks & Undie 5K Rundie, 8am; Kids 1/2K, 8:30am. Info: April 28, Rocky Mount - Run for Knowledge 5K, 8:30am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, April 28, Statesville - Timmy Belcher Memorial Rainbow Kidz Ride & Run, Cycle: 10 mi., 35 mi. & 60 mi., 8am; Run: 5K & 10K, 8:15am; 1 Mile FR, 10am. Info: April 28, Sylva - Greening Up the Mountains 5K, 10am. Info: April 28, Wilson - Wilson Swamp Stomp 5K Mud/Obstacle Run, 8am. Info: April 28, Wilson - Hunt for Hope XC 5K, 9am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, April 28, Wilmington - Coastal NC Run/Walk for Autism 5K, 8am; Kids’ Dash, 9am. Info: April 28-29, Ocracoke - Ocracoke Island Weekend Runfest, 4/ 28: Jolly Roger 5K & Queen Ann’s Revenge 10K, 8am; Fun Run, 10am; 4/29: Blackbeard’s Half Marathon, 7am. Info: April 29, Chapel Hill - Guardians of the Hill 5K, 2pm. Info: April 29, Erwin - RailTrail Run for CareNet 5K, 1 Mile Kid’s FR; 2:30pm. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, May 1, Kannapolis - Jiggy With The Piggy 5K, 6:30pm. Info: Laura Evans (704)920-4343, May 1, Statesville - Special Olympics 2nd 5K, 6:30pm. Info: May 4, Charlotte - Right Moves for Youth Twilight 5K, 7pm; Kids FR, 8pm. Info: Sarah Melton (704)377-4425 (x103), May 4-5, Charlotte - Time Laps 24 Hour Relay Race, 7pm7pm; solo, teams-6&under, 12-under. Info: May 5, Asheville - Wedge Run 10K, Kids’ 1 Mile Run; 10am. Info: Frankie Adkins - May 5, Atlantic Beach - Mosquito Run, 10K, 5K, Hike; 8am. Info: May 5, Blowing Rock - Corkscrew & Brew 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: May 5, Bunn - Bunn Fun Run, 5K 9am; 1 Mile 9:45am; Kids Dash 10am. Info: May 5, Burlington - Go The Distance 5K Run/Walk, 2pm. Info: Cameron (336)260-5952, May 5, Cary - Cary Academy Charger Derby 5K, 9am. Info: Trude Bate (919)760-3680, May 5, Chapel Hill - Philosopher’s Way Trail Runs, 10 Mile & 7K; 8am. Info: May 5, Chapel Hill - BCAN Walk to End Bladder Cancer, Walk/ 5K; 10am. Info: May 5, Charlotte - A Place of Chance 5K Walk/Run,8:30am; Fun Run, 9:30am. Info: May 5, Claremont - Hope 4 a Cure 5K Race, 8:45am; 1 Mile Fun Walk, 9am. Info: (828)241-3355 (x320111), May 5, Clemmons - Jacob’s Joy 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk, 10:30am. Info: May 5, Concord - Girls On The Run 5K - North, 8:30am. Info: May 5, Davidson - Spartan Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 8:30am. Info: May 5, Greensboro - Color Vibe 5K, 8am. Info: May 5, High Point - GO FAR Family 5K, 9am; 1 Mile FR, 8:15am. Info: Kim Shue (336)508-4380,

May 5, Kernersville - 17th Annual Cone Health MedCenter Spring Folly 5K, 8:30am; $20 before 4/25, after 4/25 & Race Day $25. Info: Curtis Swisher, 223 Cokesbury Dr., Kernersville, NC 27284; (336)399-1039,; https:// SpringFolly5k May 5, Lenoir - Davenport Dash 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: May 5, Middlesex - Home Run 5K Run/Walk for the Children, 9am. Info: May 5, Pittsboro - PHS Run for the Mariners 5K & Obstacle Course, 8am. Info: May 5, Waynesville - Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon & 4 Miler, 7:30am. Info: Beth Pratt (828)456-3021, May 5, Wilson - Landen Bass Memorial 5K Trail Run, 9:15am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: May 5, Winston-Salem - Komen Northwest NC Race for the Cure 5K, 9:30am. Info: May 6, Durham - St. Baldrick’s Balder-dash 5K, 11am; Kids Fun Run, 1pm. Info: May 6, Moncure - Moncure Panther Prowl 5K, 3pm; Fun Run to follow. Info: May 6, Mooresville - Lake Norman Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 7:45am. Info: May 6, Mooresville - Bash Color Dash 5K, 4pm. Info: May 6, Pisgah Forest - Pisgah Running Adventure Race, 8am10pm. Info: May 6, Raleigh - Racing for Rescues 5K Run & 3K Walk, 9am. Info: Second Chance Pet Adoptions (337)580-4559, May 8, Winston-Salem - 5 Dollar 5K, 6:15pm. Info:


Running Journal • April, 2018

May 11, Edenton - Kids & Cops Glow Run 5K, 7:45pm. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, May 11, Hudson - Light The Way 5K, 7pm. Info: May 11, Kannapolis - Rhythm and Run 5K, 6:30pm. Info: NC Music Hall of Fame Museum (704)934-2320, May 12, Albemarle - Beach Blast 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 7:15am. Info: May 12, Beaufort - Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism 5K, 8am; Kids’ Dash, 9:15am. Info: May 12, Bryson City - Cherokee Choices Mother’s Day 5K Run/ Walk, 9am. Info: May 12, Burnsville - Burnsville Fit Families 5K, 9am. Info: May 12, Charlotte - HEARTest Yard + Showmars 5K, 8am. Info: May 12, Clayton - Clayton Road Race 5K, 9am. Info: Matt Lorion (919)553-1554,

May 12, Concord - Exercise in Medicine 5K, 9am; 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 8:30am; $20/ 5K, $8/1 Mile, $60/Family (max of 6) by 5/2; after 5/2 $23/5K, $10/1 Mile. Info: Cabarrus County Active Living & Parks, POB 707, Concord, NC 28026-0707; (704)920-2701,, https:// ExerciseIsMedicine5kandFunRun May 12, Farmville - Town of Farmville 5K, 8am; FR, 8:15am. Info: May 12, Goldsboro - WPC 5K Pirates Run For LIFE, 1 Mile Treasure Trot, 8am. Info: May 12, Havelock - Feds Feeds Families 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: May 12, Hendersonville - Run 4 Life 5K Run/Walk, 9:30am. Info: May 12, High Point - Carolina Brewfest Half Marathon, 8am; 5K, 8:15am. Info: (336)793-4311, May 12, Huntersville - Shirley’s Angels “Love Your Head Lights” 5K & 10K Run or Walk, 8am; Kid’s FR, 9:15am. Info: May 12, Jacksonville - Marine Chevy Shuffle 5K, 9am. Info: May 12, Kernersville - Declan’s Dash 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am; 1/ 2 Mile FR, 9:30am. Info: May 12, Lexington - Davidson Doozie 10K Run/Walk, 8am; 3.6 Mile Run/Walk, 8:15am. Info: May 12, Pisgah Forest - Cradle to Grave 30K, 8am; 10K, 8:40am. Info: Aaron Saft (828)687-2825, May 12, Tryon - Tryon’s Mother’s Day 5K, Noon. Info: May 12, Wilkesboro - Headed to College Road Races: 10K & 5K, 8am. Info: May 15, Statesville - Special Olympics 3rd 5K, 6:15pm. Info: May 19, Charlotte - Super Run 5K, 8am. Info: May 19, Cornelius - Butterfly Run 5K, 8am. Info: Laura Engel (704)439-1409,, Race/NC/Cornelius/ButterflyRun5K. May 19, Lillington - Harnett Health 5K River Run, 1 Mile FR; 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, May 19, New Bern - Pancake Pursuit 10K, 5K & Kids Dash; 7:45am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, May 19, Salisbury - 5K, Walk and Fun Run for Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House & Ed Dupree Memorial Scholarship at ERHS, 5K 8:30am; 1/2 Mile FR, 9:30am. Info: Allison Adams (704)279-7265, May 19, Wilson - Amanda’s Race 5K, 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, May 20, Cary - NCRC Classic Half Marathon, 7am; 10K, 7:20am. Info: Rebecca Sitton (919)906-0411, May 20, Morrisville - Morrisville Elementary Stampede 5K, 1 Mile Walk; 3pm. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, May 26, Aurora - Aurora Fossil 5K, 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, May 26, Black Mountain - Downhill at Dawn Half Marathon, 6:01am. Info: May 26, Black Mountain - Downhill at Dusk 5K, 7pm. Info: May 26, Pine Knoll Shores - K4TW 5K Beach Run, 1 Mile FR; 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712,

May 26, Salisbury - Bare Bones Run/Walk 5K, 8:30am; Fun Run 9:15am. Info: David Freeze (704)310-6741,, May 28, Avon - Shore Break 5K & Tide Pool 1/2 Mile Fun Run, 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, June 2, Charlotte - Keep Pounding 5K, 8am. Info: Sarah Richardson (704)355-4048, June 2, Charlotte - NODA 5K, 6pm. Info: (704)893-3800 (x103), June 2, Clemmons - Clemmons Stride for Courage 5K, 8:30am; 1 Mile, 8:15am. Info: Al Burchett (336)918-3214, June 2, Garner - MADD Dash 5K, 9am. Info: Irene Dwinnell (919)787-6599,

June 2, Hillsborough - Got Grit! 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8:30am. Info: June 2, Matthews - On The Run With Zeta 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile FR/Walk; 8am. Info: June 2, Raleigh - Race 13.1, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7:15am. Info: June 2, Statesville - Chad’s Challenge 5K, 1 Mile FR; 9am. Info: Scott McLelland (704)701-6926, June 2, Troutman - Miles for Matt 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Ashley Cannon (336)682-0411, June 8, Raleigh - Feminist 5K, 8am. Info: Lisa Grafstein (919)395-5412, June 9, Asheville - Asheville Half Marathon & 10K, 7am. Info: (828)200-5498, June 9, Boone - New River Marathon, 7am; Half Marathon, 7:45am; 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 6pm on Friday, 6/8. Info: Ken Sevensky (336)877-8888, June 9, Cary - World Record Flip Flop 1K, 10:30am. Info: June 10, Winston-Salem - Indoor Insanity Marathon & Relay, 8am. Info: (336)793-4311, June 12, Winston-Salem - 5 Dollar 5K, 6:15pm. Info: June 16, Bakersville - Rhododendron 10K Run, 8:30am; 1 Mile Run, 8am. Info: (828)765-9483. June 16, Beech Mountain - A Cool 5 Race, 5 Mile & 1.5 Mile; 8am. Info: Kate Prisco (828)387-3003, June 16, Cary - NC MedAssist Pancakes & Beer 5K, 8am. Info: June 16, Charlotte - Brew Dash 6K Trail Race, 9am (competition heat); 11:30am (recreational heat). Info: Jimmy Lawler (704)3913900, June 16, Roxboro - Sappony 5K Trail Run, 8am; 1 Mile, 7:30am. Info: Mary Edmondson (910)639-9971, June 23, Charlotte - Strides For Shelter 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am; FR, 9:20am. Info: Terri Marshall (704)940-3148,

SOUTH CAROLINA April 7, Bluffton - Leo’s Legacy 5K Twilight Run, 3pm. Info: April 7, Charleston - Cooper River Bridge Run, 10K 8am. Info: Irv Batten (843)856-1949, April 7, Columbia - Healthy Strides 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Robert Rhinehart (803)216-3625, April 7, Columbia - Fallen Heroes Memorial 5K, 9am. Info: (956)266-5379, April 7, Johns Island - Barrier Island Earth Day 5K, 9am. Info: (843)768-4273, April 7, Lexington - Take a Hike Earth Day 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Bea Girndt (803)360-2768, April 7, North Myrtle Beach - Run for the Shelter 5K, 9am; 1 Mile Dog Walk, 11am. Info: Sue Pantano (843)249-4948, April 7, Travelers Rest - Altamont Challenge Half Marathon, 7am. Info: April 8, Surfside Beach - Saint Michael Church 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: April 14, Charleston - Match to Marrow 5K, 9am. Info:

April 14, Columbia - Quarry Crusher Run Columbia, 3.7 Miles & 7.4 Miles; 9am; $40/ 3.5 mi., $50/7.4 mi. Info: Eggplant Events Production (803)600-1800, jaime@quarry, https://quarrycrusherrun. com/ April 14, Columbia - Day Break Run, Adult Mile 7am; 10 Miler 7:15am; 5K 7:45am. Info: Jordan Lybrand (864)884-0091, April 14, Elgin - Run/Walk for Round Up 5K. Info: Michelle Perry (803)438-2362, April 14, Garden City Beach - Run for the Children 5K, 8:30am. Info: April 14, Rock Hill - Come See Me Road Races, Fun Run 7:45am; 5K 8:15am; 10K 8:30am. Info: April 14, Sumter - BEE Healthy 3K Color Run. Info: April 15, Charlestson - Run for the Paws 5K, 9am. Info: April 21, Chapin - Spring Hill High School Derby Day Run 5K, 8am; Family FR, 8:30am. Info: Tasha Bowman (803)476-8816, April 21, Charleston - Citadel Bulldog Challenge 10K Obstacle Run, 8am. Info:

April 20-21, Columbia - Palmetto Half Marathon, Youth Half Marathon & 5K, 7am/ Half Marathon, 7:15am/5K; 6:30pm Youth Half Marathon (on 4/20); $70/Half Marathon, $35/5K by 3/31, after $80/Half Marathon, $40/5K. Info: Eggplant Events Production (803)600-1800,, April 21, Columbia - Lexington Medical Center Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler, 5 Mile Run, 3 Mile Walk; 8:30am; $30 until 3/16, $35 until 4/20, $45 on Race Day. Info: Jeanna Moffett, Lexington Medical Center, 107 West Hospital Dr., W. Columbia, SC 29169; (803)7912303, jsmoffett@,

May 6, North Myrtle Beach - Divas Half Marathon & 5K in North Myrtle Beach, 7am; Half: $110 2/1-5/4; $125 at the Health & Fitness Boutique (only if capacity has not been reached); 5K: $65 2/1-5/4, $80 at the Health & Fitness Boutique (only if capacity has not been reached). Info:, See Ad page 7.

April 21, Columbia - Gamecocks for Babies 5K, 9am. Info: Shannyn Muldoon (978)868-0064, April 21, Georgetown - The Fast and the Furriest 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: (843)421-9348.

May 12, Charleston - Moms’ Run 5K, 8am. Info: May 12, Charleston - Run to Momma 15K & 5K, 9am. Info: Eagle Endurance (843)478-1779, May 12, Columbia - Get In The Pink, Adult Mile 7am; 10K 7:15am; 5K 7:30am. Info: May 12, Florence - Sista Strut Breast Cancer 3K Walk, 10am. Info: (843)667-4600 (x305), May 12, Indian Land - Run For Warriors 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: May 12, Little River - Little River Rotary May 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: May 12, Statesville - Race to Peru 5K, 9am. Info: Emily Little (704)402-3060, May 12, Statesville - Young Life 5K Camp Run, 9am. Info:

April 21, Greenville - 41st TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K. Also, 5K and Youth Mile. Registration fees: 10K/$35 (increases to $37 after 1000 entries and to $39 after 1400 entries). 10K Limited to 1600 participants. 5K/$27 (increases to $29 after 500 entries). Youth Mile/$10 for ages 5-12, $15 for ages 13 & over. Registration ends April 18 at 6:00 pm. Race Start times: 5K at 7:20 am, Youth Mile at 7:25 am, 10K at 7:55 am. Races start at Court Square on S. Main Street in Downtown Greenville. April 21, Greenwood - Medicine Chase Challenge 5K, 1 Mile Walk & Kids 1/2 Mile FR; 9am. Info: April 21, Piedmont - Wren Hurricane’s 80’s Splash of Color Fun Run 5K, 9am. Info: (864)449-3257,

April 21, Pomaria - True to the Brew 6.5 Mile Trail Run, 8:30am; $30 by 3/31, after $35. Info: Erin Roof, GRIT Endurance, LLC (803)665-6140,, TruetotheBrewTrailRunHike April 21, Port Royal - Port Royal Elementary ColorRun 5K, 9am. Info:

April 28, Aiken - AEC Touchstone Energy RUN UNITED Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 8am; Kids’ Fun Run 9am. Info: Keyatta Priester (803)617-3982,, April 28, Anderson - Chick-fil-A Kidz Kamp Run, 10K, 5K, 1 Mile FR. Info: April 28, Bluffton - Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym Autism Awareness 5K Bubble Run & Children’s Dash, 8am. Info: April 28, Camden - Clinic Classic 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Run; 7:30am. Info: Kim Hudson (803)427-1735, April 28, Charleston - Mullet Hall 5K/10K, 8:30am. Info: (843)7954386, April 28, Columbia - Firebreak 10K & Half Marathon Trail Championship, 9am. Info: April 28, Columbia - Run, Forest, Run! 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Run/ Walk. Info: April 28, Columbia - See Spot Run, 5K Run/Walk; 8:30am. Info: April 28, Greenville - Mutt Strut 2 Mile Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: April 28, Johnsonville - Johnsonville Classic 5K Run & Walk, 8am. Info: April 28, Leesburg - Bare at the Creek 5K Run & Walk (clothing optional-must be 18+), 10am. Info: Sue Butts (704)880-4561, April 28, Winnsboro - Imagine the Difference 5K Run/Walk, 8am; 1.8 Mile Walk, 8:05am. Info: Veronica Edmonds (803)635-2335, April 29, Myrtle Beach - International Drive Road Race, 5K 8am; 10K 8:30am; 1 Mile Kids FR 9:30am. Info: May 3, Charleston - Race the Landing 5K Run/Walk, 7pm; Kids FR, 6:15pm. Info: Lisa Deaton (843)224-7878, May 5, Camden - Aqua es Vida 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Brandie Jackson (803)427-2140, May 5, Chesterfield - Chesterfield County Animal Services “Walk The Dawg” 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: May 5, Columbia - Crawdaddy Dash 5K Run, 9am. Info: May 5, Hodges - Anne B. McKellar Memorial 5K & FR, 9am. Info: (864)374-5000.

May 5, Jamestown - Hell Hole Gator Run, 10K 8:15am; $30 by 4/29, after $35. Info: Michael Lake, POB 125, Jamestown, SC 29453; (843)345-0733,, May 5, Orangeburg - Festival of Roses Road Race, 5K, 12K, Double Down & Kids FR; 7:30am. Info: Ilia Owens (803)451-8439,

May 18-19, Columbia - Governor’s Cup Half Marathon, 7am (on 5/19); 5K Run/Walk, 7:30am (on 5/19), 5K is the 2018 RRCA SC State 5K Championship Event; Friday, May 18: Main Street Mile, 7pm (open) & 7:30pm (elite), this event is the 2018 RRCA Southern Region 1 Mile Championship event; Kids Main Street Mile, 6:30pm. Info: Ray Renner (803)960-6202,, http:/ / May 18-20, Greenville - Knock on Wood Ultra Series, 5/18: 100 Mile 8pm; 5/19: 24 Hour Relay 8am; 50K 7am; Kids Run 8:30am; Greenville Water 8K 9am. Info: May 19, Charleston - West Ashley 5K Dash Thru the Den, 9am. Info: (843)573-1201 (X1104), May 19, Greenville - Mountains to Mainstreet Half Marathon, 5K, 1K & 70.3 Triathlon (S-1.2 mi., B-56 mi., R-13.1 mi); 8am. Info: May 19, Lancaster - Race for Charity 5K, 8am; Kids FR, 7:45am. Info: May 19, North Augusta - Amazing Grace 5K Run/Walk - Trail, 7:30am. Info: (803)270-4820. May 19, North Myrtle Beach - The Running Hawaiian 5K Run/ Walk, 8:30am. Info: May 19, Six Mile - Issaqueena’s Flight for the Fight 10K, 7:30am; 5K, 8am; 1/2 Mile FR 8:45am. Info: Lori Peake (864)897-9868, May 26, Beaufort - Tabernacle Baptist Church Run for Christ 5K, 8am. Info: May 26, Charleston - RiverDogs Run Forrest Run 5K, 4pm. Info: May 26, Greenviille - Take Flight 5K & Kid’s Mile, 8:30am. Info: Lara Kaufmann (864)242-4777, May 26, Greenville - Feed Greenville’s Growth 5K, 8am; 1 Mile Walk/Run, 9am. Info: May 27, Murrells Inlet - Brookgreen Gardens 5K & 1 Mile Race, 6pm. Info: (843)267-7443, May 28, Hilton Head Island - Hilton Head Freedom 5K Run/ Walk, 8am. Info: June 2, Columbia - Sweat It Out 5K, 7am. Info: June 2, Greenwood - SC Festival of Flowers 5K & 1 Mile FR/ Walk, 8am. Info: June 2, West Columbia - Run Ella Run Memorial 5K, 7:30am; Kid’s 1K Fun Run, 8:45am. Info: June 9, Lake Wylie - Splash Dash 10K/5K Race & 5K Walk, 8am. Info: Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce (803)831-2827, June 9, Salem - I Battled Bad Creek 5K, 9am. Info: (864)8857191. June 16, Fort Mill - Moonlight Bootlegger 5K, 8:55pm. Info: Richard Swor (313)304-0903, June 16, Springdale - Heroes in Blue Daddy and Me 5K. Info: Kassy Alia (301)908-2635,

Oct. 27, Georgetown - 8th Annual Historic Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Half Marathon & 12K, 7:30am; 5K Run/Walk; 7:45am; Adult: $65/13.1, $55/12K until 5/31; Youth (Under 18): $50/13.1, $40/12K until 5/31; Adult: $30/ 5K ($25 Youth) until 10/25. Info:, https:/ /

TENNESSEE April 6, Johnson City - Garrett’s Hero 5K Run, 5:30pm. Info: April 6, Memphis - NFT Lights for Life Neon 5K, 7pm. Info: (901)274-2202, April 7, Chattanooga - ML5K, 9am. Info: Lindsay Cast (951)7756379, April 7, Columbia - Mule Kick 5K, 8am; 1 Mile Trot, 9am. Info: Maury Regional Health Care Foundation (931)380-4075, April 7, Gallatin - SJV Wildcat 5K, 8am. Info: Saint John Vianney Catholic School (615)230-7048, April 7, Jackson - Andrew Jackson Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: April 7, Kingsport - Salvation Army Red Shield 5K Run/Walk, 10am. Info: April 7, Knoxville - All In For Autism 5K Run/Walk & Superhero Fun Run, 9am. Info: April 7, Knoxville - Run 4 H20 5K, 9am. Info: Sharon Deane (865)265-0851, April 7, Knoxville - YMDC 5K, 10am. Info: April Baer (865)5941126. April 7, Memphis - FedEx St. Jude Classic Fairway 5K Run/ Walk, 8am; Kids Dash, 9am. Info: (901)274-2202, April 7, Memphis - Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk 3K, 8am. Info: (901)259-1300, April 7, Memphis - Grizzlies 5K, 9am. Info: Lindsey Sorenson (901)205-1461, April 7, Morristown - Overcomer Obstacle Challenge, 4+ Miles, 30+ Obstacles; 9am/1st Wave; Overcomer Mini (11-under), 11:30am. Info: April 7, Nashville - Springer Mountain Farms 5K, 7:30am. Info: Amanda Cannon (615)458-9436, April 7, Nashville - JE Dunn Hummer Down 5K & 10K, 7:30am; 1K, 7am. Info: (901)274-2202, April 7, Newbern - Mission Sprint 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk, 1 Mile Youth Run; 8am. Info: Teffany Maxedon (731)445-0694, April 7, Ripley - Lauderdale County Schools Lace Up For Literacy 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Cynthia Glenn (731)221-3066, April 8, Lenoir City - North Boundary Traverse 15K, 10K & Kids Mile Trail Races, 3pm (Kids Race 2:30pm). Info: April 8, Memphis - Kosten Foundation Kick It 5K, 2pm; 1 Mile Family Fun Walk, 2:15pm. Info: (901)274-2202, April 8, Sewanee - Socumos Mountain Goat Trail Half Marathon & 5 Mile, 7am. Info: Brett Del Balso (423)939-1222, April 14, Alcoa - Spring Sprint 5K, 8:30am. Info: April 14, Blountville - Finding Hope Beyond the Wall 5K Walk/ Run, 9am. Info: Gilda Burkett (423)366-4606, April 14, Church Hill - Laurel Run Ascent 11 Mile Trail Race, 8am. Info: Mark Skelton (423)272-4812 (w), April 14, Covington - AES 5K Color Run/Walk, 3pm. Info: Amanda McDaniel (901)606-7578, April 14, Franklin - WillPower 5K, 7:30am. Info: April 14, Huntland - Huntland Community Park Color Run 5K, 7:30am. Info: Amanda Rigsby (931)469-0283. April 14, Jackson - Cowboy Canter 5K Run, 9am; 1 Mile Walk, 8:45am. Info: Patti Simpson (615)289-0777, April 14, Johnson City - Friends Buddy Run 5K & Family Walk with Special Needs Dash, 9:30am. Info: Misty Adams (865)8987828, April 14, McKenzie - Banking on a Cure 5K, 8am. Info: Linsey Hugueley (731)669-3900 (x141). April 14, Memphis - Race Against Sexual Violence 5K, 9am. Info: Kevin Reed (901)634-2733,

April 14, Nashville - Purity Moosic City DairyPure® Dash, 7am 1 Mile; 7:30am 5K; 10K & 15K 8am; $20/1 Mile, $35/5K, $40/10K, $45/15K by 4/13; Race Day: $25/1 Mile, $40/ 5K, $45/10K, $50/15K. Info: Frank Schmidt (Smitty), 166 Tara Lane, Goodlettsville, TN 37072; (615)851-2630, thesmitty15k@, April 14, Nashville - TSU Big Blue Tiger 5K, 8am. Info: April 14, Oak Ridge - Secret City 5K for Haiti, 7:30am. Info: April 14, Pinson - Run For The Right 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Haley Rodriguez (731)989-5228, April 14, Sevierville - Color Me Mutt 5K Color Run & 1 Mile Color FR/Walk, 8am. Info: April 15, Memphis - Earth Day 5K Run, 2pm. Info: Alex Bien (901)222-7266, April 15, Nashville - Bells Bend 6 Miler, 8am. Info: Nashville Running Company (615)228-9191, April 20, Lakeland - Ready.Set.Grow! 5K, 6pm. Info: Edmond McDavis III (901)857-4033, April 20, Seymour - Run with the Lions and Walk with the Lamb, 5K Race & 1 Mile Walk; 8pm. Info: April 21, Bartlett - aCrossTown 5K, 9am. Info: Sam Thompson (901)386-2724, April 21, Bristol - Bristol Half & Half Marathon & Relay, 8am; 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: April 21, Chattanooga - Finish for Hope 5K, 10am. Info: Lilly Feliz (423)602-4827, April 21, Covington - Go Lucy Go! 5K & 10K, 9am; Kids FR, 8:15am. Info: April 21, Fayetteville - Always Endure/Slawburger Chase 5K Run, 8am. Info: April 21, Jackson - City of Jackson “Clean Water Runoff 5K”, 7am. Info: Wendy Braxter-Rhyne (731)425-8217,

Running Journal • April, 2018 April 21, Kingsport - Komen East TN, Tri-Cities Race for the Cure, 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile FR; 8am. Info: Lori Brown (423)7659313, April 21, Knoxville - Breakthrough’s Run/Walk for Autism 5K, 8:30am. Info: Beth Ritchie (865)719-0534, April 21, Memphis - YV 5K & 10 Miler, 8:15am. Info: April 21, Memphis - Your Next Step is the Cure Memphis 5K, 8:30am. Info: (901)274-2202, April 21, Memphis - Maria Montessori School Duck 5K, 10am; 1 Mile Family FR, 10:15am. Info: Krissi Williams (901)246-2956, April 21, Nashville - Richland Creek Run, 5 Mile 8K; 8am. Info: Stephanie Schultz (615)862-8400, stephanie@, events/richland-creek-run/. April 21, Nashville - Shade Tree Trot 5K, 9am. Info: April 21, Nashville - Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk 3K, 8am. Info: April 21, Pulaski - Warrior Dash 5K w/Obstacles, 8am. Info: Michael Warner (773)230-8413, April 21, Savannah - Sheltering Tree Ranch Autism Awareness 5K Walk/Run Off Road Challenge, 8am. Info: Debbe Welch (731)9252922, April 22, Memphis - Ole Man River Half Marathon & 8K, 7am. Info: (901)274-2202, April 27-29, Bristol, VA/TN - App(ugh)lachian Race Series Virginessee. 4/27 - Packet Pickup/Pre-race Meeting; 4/28 - 2 Mile Hike (time trial), 9:30am; 4/29 - 8 Mile Trail Run, 9am. February Early Reg - $49, March Reg - $59, April Late Reg - $69. Pre-register by 4/22 (t-shirts - 4/6). Info:, April 27, Gatlinburg - Earth Day 5K, 10pm. Info: Cheryl Wilkins (865)436-0505, April 28, Bolivar - Let Love Glow 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile FR, 6:30pm. Info: Erin Holcomb (731)609-1864, April 28, Bristol - Power of Play 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: April 28, Greeneville - Cherokee Challenge 5K Obstacle and Mud Run, 11am. Info: Long View Ranch (423)636-0032, April 28, Knoxville - Dogwood Classic 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: April 28, Memphis - John “Bad Dog” McCormack Memorial 5K, 8am. Info: J. Tutko (901)573-8173, April 28, Memphis - CrossLink 5K Run/Walk, 10am. Info: Will Curry (901)323-8477, April 28, Memphis - Race for Recovery 5K, 10:30am. Info: Bryan Owens (901)222-3590, April 28, Memphis - Mid-South Heart Walk and Red Dress Dash 5K, 9am. Info: Mary Kate Jenkins (901)248-7954,

April 28, Nashville - St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:15am; 5K, 6:45am. Info: nashville/ April 28, Oneida - Oscar Blevins Trail Run, 7 Mile, 4 Mile, & Kids Trail Runs; 9am. Info: Bobby Glenn (865)548-7664, April 28, Savannah - Red Shoe Run, 2 Miles; 9am. Info: April 28, Tellico Plains - Tim Kelley Memorial 5K, 9am. Info: Barry Carroll (423)506-1407, April 28, White Pine - Warathon 5K, 8am. Info: Lyn Jenkins (865)387-2000, April 29, Germantown - GMSD 5K Stampede & Color Run, 2pm. Info: (901)274-2202, April 29, Memphis - Education That Works Out 5K, 2pm. Info: Angela Fox (901)373-1211, May 5, Athens - Moo Run, 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk & 4 Mile Run; 7:30am. Info: Dennis Brown (423)506-1404, May 5, Chattanooga - Market Street Mile, 1 Mile Races; 7:45am. Info: May 5, Chuckey - Hooked on a Book 5K Fun Run/Walk, 8am. Info: May 5, Erwin - Achin’ For The Bacon 5K River Run, 9am. Info: May 5, Jackson - ARM 5K Color Run, 8am. Info: Michael Roby (731)423-9257, May 5, Knoxville - L.E.A.P. 5K Race & 1 Mile FR/Walk, 8am. Info: May 5, Loudon - Be a Factor 5K, 9am. Info: Greg Jameson (865)388-7727, May 5, Munford - CASA Superhero 5K, 8am. Info: Nina Smith (901)430-2260, May 5, Nashville - Cinco de Mayo 5Que, 5K 8am. Info: Susan Baker (615)517-8477, May 5, Oak Ridge - Ninja 5K, 8pm. Info: Muna Rodriguez-Taylor (865)567-0358, May 5, Ripley - The Amazing Race Against Cancer 5K, 8am. Info: Jay Caldwell (731)635-6431,

May 5, Wartrace - Strolling Jim 41.2/26.2/ 13.2/6.2 Miles, 7am/CT; $110/41.2 mi., $90/ 26.2 mi., $60/13.2 mi., $40/6.2 mi. by 5/3; Late fees: $15. Info: Steve Durbin, 445 W. Blount Ave., Unit 108, Knoxville, TN 37920; (270)5561679,, https://

May 5, Rogersville - Amis Mill 10K, 8am. Info: Mark Skelton (423)272-4812 (w), May 6, Kingsport - FBC AmazinGrace 5K & One Mile, 5K 6pm; 1 Mile, 5:15pm. Info: Allison Jones (423)791-2757, May 8, Kingsport - Duck Island Spring Mile: Kids & Adults, 6:30pm/Girl’s Mile, 6:45pm/Boy’s Mile, 7:05pm/Adult Mile. Info: Bob Townsend (423)525-7335 (c), May 11, Bartlett - Running of the Rams 5K Run/Walk, 6:30pm. Info: May 12, Bolivar - Lupus 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Lashanda Jones (731)203-2980, May 12, College Grove - Honor the Fallen 5K, 1 Mile; 9am. Info: Melissa Fackler (714)338-9869, May 12, Humboldt - West Tennessee Strawberry Festival 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk; 8am. Info: Guinda Flippin May 12, Johnson City - Run For Your Mom 5K, 9am. Info: Kevin Gravier (304)952-6229, May 12, Lookout Mountain - King of the Mountain Road Race, 4 Mile; 8:15am. Info: James (423)785-8244, May 12, Memphis - Bluff City 10K, 8am. Info: Daniel Shaffer (901)274-2202, May 12, Memphis - The Junior League of Memphis 5K, 9am. Info: May 12, Nashville - Dream Center 5K, 10am. Info: May 12, Wartburg - Mountain Laurel 5K, 8am. Info: Jennifer Brasel (423)346-6635. May 13, Knoxville - Baker Creek Blitz 5K, 10K & Kids Mile Trail Races, 8am (Kids Run 7:30am). Info: Tony Owens (865)323-3753, May 13, Memphis - The Great Amazing Race Family Friendly Adventure Race, 1.5 Mile w/Challenge Stations; 4pm. Info: Great Amazing Race (513)518-0528, May 18, Memphis - Rylee’s Run 5K, 7pm. Info: Miriam Dillard Stroud (205)531-1851, May 19, Kingsport - Races By The Tracks SPF 10K & 5K, 10K 9am; 5K 10:30am. Info: Amy McColl (423)612-8286, May 19, Kingston - Hardship Hill Team Obstacle Race, Run as many laps as a team in 5 & 10 hrs.; 9am. Info: Chris DeFranco (865)368-0411, May 19, Knoxville - Tillery’s Hustle for Hope 5K, 9am. Info: Alana Phillips (423)827-2804, May 19, Knoxville - Veterans Heritage Ridge Run 5K Trail Race (Note New Date). Info: Jessica King (865)765-4494, May 19, Medina - Hornet Run 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info Douglas Martin (731)474-9055, May 19, Memphis - Bark on Broad, 5K-9 & Kids FR, 8am. Info: Rebecca Wilson (901)286-5488, May 19, Memphis - Feed Memphis 5K & 10K, 8am; Family FR, 9am. Info: (901)274-2202, May 19, Morristown - Friends of Hospice Strawberry Stampede 5K, 9am. Info: Stephanie Hamill (423)277-9023, May 19, Savannah - Firefighter Support 5K Run & 1 Mile Memorial Walk, 8am. Info: Melvin Martin (731)607-0346, May 19, Shiloh - 4 Mile Run In The Park, 9am. Info: May 19, Viola - Viola Valley Half Marathon, 7am. Info: May 20, Knoxville - Heart and Sole 5K, 1 Mile FR, 3pm. Info: Kathy Wolski (865)809-7531, May 26, Bristol - Bill Gatton Honda Run For Phil 5K, 8am. Info: May 26, Flag Pond - The Bear Track, 6 Mile Trail Race; 8am. Info: Lisa Hazlett (423)306-1483, May 26, Knoxville - The it Company Expo 10K/5K, 8am. Info: May 26, Memphis - Great American River Run, Half Marathon & 5K; 7am. Info: John Payne (901)525-4611, May 27, East Ridge - Sweet Southern Discomfort - Tennessee, 33.33 Mile Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: May 28, Chattanooga - Chattanooga Chase 8K, 8am; 1 Mile, 10am. Info: May 31, Memphis - Memphis Italian Festival: The Luigi 5K, 7pm. Info: Kelly Gonzales - June 1, Johnson City - Blue Plum Fast 5K Run/Walk, 6:30pm; Little Plum Dash, 7:30pm. Info: June 2, Halls - DYAAB 5K Bomb Run & 1 Mile Walk/Milk Run, 8am. Info: Nancy Holman (731)836-7400, June 2, Knoxville - XTERRA Knoxville Trail Run, Half Marathon & 4.6 Mile; 8am. Info: June 2, Milan - Gibson County Relay For Life 5K, 1 Mile FR; 7am. Info: Candace Zarecor (731)225-9439, June 2, Springfield - Barrel Fest 5 Miler, 7am. Info: Vicky Bumgardner (615)382-4470 (x215), June 3, Millington - The Navy Ten Nautical Miler, 10 Miles 6am. Info: June 6, Johnson City - Downtown Mile, Kids Race 7pm; Open Race 7:30pm; Elite Race 8pm. Info: The Goose Chase (423)9460519, June 7, Jackson - Twilight Run & Downtown Rendezvous, 5K 6:30pm; 1 Mile, 6:45pm. Info: (901)274-2202, June 9, Chattanooga - Riverbend Race, 10K 7:30am; 5K 7:35am; 1 Mile 7:45am. Info:


June 9, Elizabethton - Covered Bridge 5K Run & 3K Walk, 8am. Info: (423)542-1338, June 9, Knoxville - Sharp’s Ridge Scuttle 6 Mile & Kids Mile Trail Races, 8am (Kids 7:30am). Info: Stephanie Johnson (865)6618821, June 9, Lenoir City - Summer Solstice Trail Runs, 10K & 5K Trail; 7:30am. Info: Kevin Mahan (865)271-7535,

June 16, Bell Buckle - Bell Buckle RCMoon Pie 10 Mile Run & 5K, 7am; $30 thru 4/ 1; $35 4/2-4/30, $40 5/1-5/31; $45 6/1-6/15; $50 Day of Race. Info: Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce, POB 222, Bell Buckle, TN 37020; Renee Curtis (931)389-9663,, June 16, Harriman - Jadah Gallaher Memorial 5K, 8:30am. Info: June 16, Memphis - Troops and Boots 5K, 8am. Info: (901)8270836, June 16, Millington - Mutt Strut 5K, 8am. Info: Samantha Lodrigue (901)849-9678, June 23, Fayetteville - Firecracker Chase 10.2 Mile & 5K, 7am. Info:

VIRGINIA April 1, Fredericksburg - Easter 5K/10K/Kids 1 Miler, 10K 9:45am; 5K 10am; Kids 1 Miler 9:25am. Info: Bishop Events (540)842-5618, April 7, Abingdon - Restore Your Sole 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Brian Plank (423)383-7729, April 7, Charlottesville - Charlottesville Marathon, Marathon Relays, Half Marathon & 8K, 7am; Kids K, 8am. Info: (434)2180402, April 7, Charlottesville - Run for Life 5K, 10am. Info: April 7, Fredericksburg - J Brian’s Tap Room 15K, 7am. Info: April 7, Huddleston - Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park Osprey 10K & 5K Run, 9am. Info: (540)297-6066. April 7, Lorton - CCA Pace Race, 10K 9am; 5K 9:15am; 1 Miler 9:15am. Info: Bishop Events (540)842-5618, April 7, Marion - Hungry Mother 50K & 25K, 8am. Info: Lori Ringley (276)783-3161, April 7, Pulaski - “Color Me Cameron” 5K Color Run/Walk, 9:30am. Info: April 7, Roanoke - Mill Mountain Mayhem 10K, 9am. Info: Josh Gilbert (540)525-9452, April 7, Yorktown - Victory at Yorktown 10K Run, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Michael Bennett (757)342-5338,; Rick Platt (757)345-1431 (c), (757)229-7375, April 8, Centreville - Battle of the Charities, 10K 8:45am; 5K 9am; Kids 1 Miler 10am. Info: Bishop Events (540)842-5618, April 8, Lorton - Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Series #3, 5 & 10 Mile; 9am. Info: (703)338-3965, April 8, Reston - Runners Marathon of Reston & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: April 8, Virginia Beach - Surf’s Up 5K, 9am; Little Surf 1 Mile, 8am. Info: Road Rage Events (757)409-1913, April 14, Ashburn - Van Metre 5 Mile Run, 8:30am; Kids Run for Fun & 1 Mile FR/Walk, 8:35am. Info: April 14, Charlottesville - Run for Autism 5K, 8am; Kids Race, 7:30am. Info: (434)923-8252. April 14, Chesapeake - Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon, Cub 1/2 Mile Run; 8am. Info: Mettle Events (757)373-4174, April 14, Norfolk - Big Blue 5K, 10:30am. Info: Kate Napolitano (757)412-1056, April 14, Poquoson - Bull Island 4-Miler, 8:30am. Info: April 14, Richmond - Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K, 8:30am. Info: Race Director (804)285-9495, April 15, Lorton - Prison Break Dash 10K, 5K & 1K; 9am. Info: Help Team (888)554-6665, April 15, Onancock - Run for the Animals Half Marathon & 10K, 8:30am. Info: Andrea Derby (757)999-4999, April 21-22, Ashburn - Loudoun Half Races, Half Marathon, 7am (4/22); 8K & Fun Run, 8am (4/21). Info: April 21, Honaker - Redbud Clinch River 5K, 10am. Info: Kerry Cook (276)274-2309, Tara Dye (276)701-5144. April 21, Portsmouth - Cause for Paws 5K Run, 9am; 1 Mile Dog Walk, 10am. Info: Portsmouth Humane Society (757)397-6004. April 21, Roanoke - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & Family 1 Mile; 7:35am. Info: (540)343-1550 (x110), April 21, Williamsburg - Run the D.O.G. Street Challenge 5K, 7:30am; 1 Mile FR 7am. Info: Jim Elder (757)253-0277,; Rick Platt (757)345-1431 (c), (757)229-7375, April 22, Alexandria - Parkway Classic 10 Miler & 5K, 8am. Info: Pacers (703)836-1463, April 22, Reston - Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Series #4, 5 & 10 Mile; 9am. Info: (703)338-3965, April 22, Virginia Beach - Purple Stride 5K Walk, 9am. Info:


Running Journal • April, 2018

April 27-29, Bristol, VA/TN App(ugh)lachian Race Series - Virginessee. 4/27 - Packet Pickup/Pre-race Meeting; 4/28 - 2 Mile Hike (time trial), 9:30am; 4/29 - 8 Mile Trail Run, 9am. March Reg - $59, April Late Reg - $69. Pre-register by 4/22 (t-shirts - 4/6). Info:, April 27, Abingdon - EMS Strong Called To Care 5K, 7:30pm. Info: April 27, Damascus - Trail Town Challenge 5K, 6pm. Info: Brian Zier (276)274-6148, April 28, Burkes Garden - Colors of Cancer 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: April 28, Damascus - Trail Town Challenge, 35 Mile Ultra 7am; Marathon 7:15am; Half Marathon 7:30am; 10K 7:45am. Info: Brian Zier (276)274-6148, April 28, Duffield - Run The Tunnel 3.8 Mile Road/Trail, 9am. Info: Frank Kibler (423)292-9980, April 28, York County - Tabb High School May Day 5K, 8am. Info: Susan Wiker (757)867-5306, April 28, Waynesboro - Park to Park 1/2 Marathon, 7am. Info: Waynesboro Parks & Rec (540)942-6735, April 28-29, Sterling - The North Face Endurance Challenge, 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. Info: May 5, Abingdon - Hike the Hill 5K Run & 3K Walk, 1pm. Info:, May 5, Bedford - Trail Nut 10K & Half Marathon, 9am. Info: Josh Gilbert (540)525-9452, May 5, Chesapeake - Chesapeake Humane Society 5K Run, 9:30am; 1 Mile Run/Walk, 9am. Info: (757)546-5355, May 5, New Kent - Uncorked Half & 5K, 7:30am. Info: Race Director (804)285-9495, May 5, Newport News - Riverside 5K by the Bay, 5K Run/Walk/ Wheel, 9am; 1K FR, 8:30am. Info: Flat Out Events (757)880-8843, May 5, Virginia Beach - Share the Love 5K, 9am; 1 Mile, 9:30am. Info: Morgan Scheible (757)609-4784, May 5, Winchester - Apple Blossom Valley Health 10K, 8:30am. Info: SABF (540)662-3863, May 12, Abingdon - Virginia Creeper 10 Miler, 8am. Info: Lisa Hazlett (423)306-1483, May 12, Gretna - Gretna 5K, 9am; 1 Mile Children’s Run, 8:30am. Info: Lou Harris (434)656-2925, May 12, Midlothian - Cosby Band on the Run 5K, 8:30am. Info: Wendy Chapman - May 12, Norfolk - RunWalk for the Kids, 8K Run 7:15am; 2 Mile Walk 8am; 1 Mile FR for Kids 9am. Info: The King’s Daughters Office (757)668-7098, May 12, Raphine - Ultra Race of Champions, 100K & 50K 6am; 25K 9am; Kids Uphill Dash 10am. Info: (434)218-0402, May 12, Richmond - Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure 5K, 7:30am/competitive, 9am/casual. Info: Andrea Miller (804)3201772, May 12, Virginia Beach - Glowing Crazy Run 2018, 2-3 Mile Glow Run, 8:30pm. Info: Road Rage Events (757)409-1913, May 13, Lorton - Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Series #5, 5 & 10 Mile; 9am. Info: (703)338-3965, May 17-19, Henrico - 2018 Virginia Senior Games, 5K, 10K, 5K Racewalk, 1500m Racewalk, all T&F events except Hammerthrow; 8am. Info: (804)652-1411, May 19, Hampton - Fox Hill Community 5K, 8:30am. Info: Natalie Bowen (757)477-7589, May 19, Lebanon - Save the Animals 5K Run/Walk, 9am; Pets welcome (w/leash). Info: Crystal Ball (276)791-7127, May 19, Norton - Fit Farmer 12K Trail Run, 10am. Info: Katie Dunn (276)679-1160, May 20, Fredericksburg - Marine Corps Historic Half, Semper5IVE; 7am. Info: (800)Run-USMC, May 20, Virginia Beach - Beacon of Hope 5K Run/Walk, 9am; 1 Mile Memory Walk, 9:15am. Info: (757)567-5429. May 23, Norfolk - J&A Racing Corporate 5K, 6:30pm. Info: Kate Napolitano (757)412-1056, May 26, Newport News - Chick-fil-A Running of the Cows, 10K, 8:30am; 5K, 8:45am; Family FR, 8am. Info: Flat-Out Events (757)8808843, May 26, Portsmouth - Elizabeth River Run 10K & Racewalk, 8:15am; 1 Mile, 7:45am. Info: May 26, Roanoke - Appalachian Power Festival Run, 5K & 10K; 8am. Info: Charity Waldron -

May 27, Alexandria - Alexandria Running Festival, Half Marathon 7:30am; Kids 1K 7:45am; 5K 8am; $75/Half, $40/5K thru 3/31; $80/Half Marathon, $45/5K thru 4/30; $15/1K thru 5/27. Info: Nicholas Panebianco (301)807-8529,, May 28, Chesapeake - Run For The Ranch 5K XC, 8am. Info: May 28, Fredericksburg - Civitans 10K, 7am; 5K, 7:10am. Info:

Terry McLaughlin/YMCA (540)371-9622, May 28, Yorktown - Yorktown Freedom Run 8K, 8am. Info: Tom Hunter (651)675-7928, June 2, Bristol - Woofstock 4K - 4 Paws, 9am. Info: Susan Taylor (276)591-5790, June 2, Chilhowie - Valley Health Care/Iron Mtn. Riders 5K Glow Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: Debbie Blankenship (276)608-4983, June 2, Hampton - Run for the Stage 5K, 8:30am. Info: June 2, Leesburg - Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, 7am. Info: June 2, Ridgeway - The Martinsville Speedway Mile, 9am. Info: Brad Kinkema (276)632-6427, June 3, Roanoke - Conquer the Cove Trail 25K & Marathon, 6:30am. Info: Josh Gilbert (540)525-9452, June 9, Burkes Garden - The Varmint 1/2 Marathon & 5K, 8am; 1 Mile (12-under), 11am. Info: June 9, Hampton - Buckroe Beach 5K, 8am. Info: Mark Baker (757)501-7732. June 12, Hampton - Trailzilla 5K, 6:30pm. Info: Thea Ganoe (757)272-2927, June 16, Gate City - Run The Gate 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Janet Williams (423)676-5235, June 16, Virginia Beach - Summer Slam 5K Run/Walk, 9am; 1 Mile Kids Run (2-12yr.), 8am. Info: Road Rage Events (757)4091913, June 23, Bristol - Drug Free Bristol 5K Run/Walk, 10am; 1 Mile Run/Walk, 10:05am. Info: June 23, Covington - Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, 7am; Half Marathon, 7:15am; 10K, 7:30am; 5K, 7:45am. Info: Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce (540)962-2178, June 23, Gloucester - Riverwatch on the Piankatank 5K Run/ Walk, 6:30pm; 1 Mile FR, 6pm. Info: Karen Schenck (571)224-5450, June 26, Hampton - Trailzilla Fell Good 4 Miler, 6:30pm. Info: Thea Ganoe (757)272-2927,

WASHINGTON, 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; 10 Mile 7:30am (Elite Women @ 7:18am); 5K Run/Walk 8:40am; 1/2 Mile Kids Run on April 7, 9:30am. Info:, April 21, Washington, DC - BEST Kids, Inc. Superhero 5K & 1/2 Mile Fun Run, 7am. Info: Ryan Gordon (202)397-3272, April 28, Washington, DC - St. Anselm’s Family 5K, 9am. Info: April 29, Washington, DC - National Women’s Half Marathon & 8K, 7am. Info: (504)454-6561, May 6, Washington, DC - 2018 Race for Hope - DC, 5K Walk/Run; 8:30am. Info: Lauren Bogart (301)502-3784, May 12, Washington, DC - Semper Fi 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: (202)305-5902. May 13, Washington, DC - Tricia Davis 5K Walk/Run for Sinai House, 8am; Fun Run, 8:45am. Info: June 2, Washington, DC - Race4Respect 5K, 9am; 1K Kids Dash, 9:45am. Info: (301)704-1572, June 8, Washington, DC - DC Front Runners Pride Run 5K, 7pm. Info: June 16, Washington, DC - Night Nation Run 5K, 8:30pm/1st wave. Info: June 23, Washington, DC - Dash-for-DASH 5K, 8am. Info:

WEST VIRGINIA April 7, Morgantown - MountainEAR 5K Run/Walk, 10am. Info: April 14, Gerrardstown - The Race Is for the Birds! 10K, 5K, 5K Jog/Walk, 9am; Kids’ Fun Run, 10:45am. Info: Nan Johnson (304)8704414, April 14, Hillsboro - Ramp Romp 5K Run/Walk, 10:30am; Kids Race, 10:45am. Info: Info: April 14, Morgantown - Capes & Tiaras Fun Run & Relay Race. Info: April 14, South Charleston - South Charleston Chamber of Commerce Wellness 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: (304)744-0051, April 14, Weston - Weston 5K Run & Health Walk. Info: Julie Spelsberg (304)269-8167, April 21, Fairmont - Falcon Alumni 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: April 21, St. Albans - Drews Day 5K Run, Walk, Stroll & Roll, 9am. Info: Suzie Humphreys (304)546-0934, April 28, Morgantown - Coopers 50K & Half Marathon Trail Run, 7am. Info: April 28, Vienna - Vienna River Road 5 Mile Run & 5K Walk, 8am. Info: Gary Pennington (304)485-7029, May 5, Kingwood - Jamie Saunders 5K, 10am. Info: May 12, Clarksburg - 5K Run For Open Hearts, 8:30am. Info: May 12, White Sulphur Springs - Greenbrier Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: (866)561-5651 (x301), May 19, Charleston - Dirty Dog 15K Trail Run, 9am. Info: May 19, Harpers Ferry - Harpers Ferry Half Marathon, 8am; 5K, 8:45am; 1 Mile FR, 11am. Info: Two Rivers Thread (304)885-8843, May 19, Parkersburg - Chick-fil-A 10K. Info: Gary Pennington (304)485-7029, May 26, Oak Hill - Wonderland Mountain Challenge 10K, 13.1 Miles & 5 Mile Walk; 10am. Info: June 2, Morgantown - Deckers Creek Trail Half Marathon, 8:30am. Info: Ella Belling (304)692-6782,

June 16, Clarksburg - 22nd Annual Greater Clarksburg 10K, 8am; 2 Miler, 10am; $25/10K, $15/2 Miler by 6/13; after 6/13 $30/ 10K, $20/2 Miler. Info: Carl Hatfield, 300 Maple Lake Rd., Bridgeport, WV 26330; (304)672-3637,,

TRACK & FIELD April 14, Durham, NC - American Masters Track & Field Championship, Track: 10K, 5K, 3000m Race Walk, 1500m, 800m, 400m, 200m, 100m; Field: superweight throw, high jump, shot put, javelin, long jump, discus, triple jump, weight throw, standing broad jump, tug of war; 8am-4:30pm. Info: Kevin May 5, Whites Creek, TN (Whites Creek HS) - Nashville Masters Outdoor Track Classic, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus, 3000m, 60m, 400m, 100m, 1500m, 4x200m relay, 800m, 200m, 4x800m relay, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay; 8am. Info: John Carter Jr. (615)582-9713, May 17-19, Henrico, VA - 2018 Virginia Senior Games, 5K, 10K, 5K Racewalk, 1500m Racewalk, all T&F events except Hammerthrow; 8am. Info: (804)652-1411, May 19, Huntsville, AL - Harry Williams All-Comers Track Meet, 5pm. Info: Marty Clarke (256)651-4015, May 26, Nolensville, TN (Nolensville HS) - Middle Tennessee Invitational, 100, 200, 400, Hurdles, 800, 1500, Long Jump, Discus, Hammer, Shot Put, High Hump, Relays. Info: Dale Ekadi (615)484-0502, June 2, Whites Creek, TN (Whites Creek HS) - Sam Smith Tennessee Youth T&F Invitational, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000, Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus, High Jump, Javelin, 4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay. Info: James Curbeam (615)419-5714, June 9, Greenville, SC - South Carolina Open & Masters Track Classic, 7:45am-2:30pm. Info: June 23, Nashville, TN (Stratford High School) - Tennessee Track & Field Invitational, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus, High Jump, Mini Javilen, Hammer Throw, 4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay. Info: Brian Harrell (615)364-3250,,

MULTI-SPORTS (Included in the Multi-sports calendar are single swimming and cycling events). April 6, Charleston, WV - The “Y-Tri” Showdown - Indoor Triathlon, 11am; 20 minutes of each: swim, bike, run. Info: April 7, Biloxi, MS - Traditions Triathlon, S-1/3 mi., B-17 mi., R3.1 mi.; 8am. Info: Dean Morrow (228)604-2227, April 7, Nebo, NC - SwimRun Lake James, Endurance/ Adventure teams; Swim 3-4 mi.; Run 13-14 mi.; 8am. Info: April 7, Surf City, NC - Reel Housewives of Topsail Island Annual Breast Cancer Bike Ride, 26 Miles. Info: April 8, Cocoa Beach, FL - Ron Jon Surf Shop Cocoa Beach Triathlon, S-0.25 mi., B-12.5 mi., R-3.1 mi.; New! Sup N Run. Info: April 8, Cartersville, GA - SwimRun Georgia, 13 miles swimming/running long course and nearly 8 miles of racing for short course; 8:30am. Info: April 8, Oxford, MS - Rebelman Sprint Triathlon, S-400m, B22K, R-5K; 8am. Info: (662)915-7799, April 14, Jacksonville, FL - Daily’s Fit-4-Life Kids Duathlon, Juniors (5-9yr.): R-.75, B-3 mi., R-.25; Seniors (10-15yr.): R-1.5 mi., B-6 mi., R-.75 mi.; 8am; Tot Trot 8:30am. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900, April 14, Pigeon Forge, TN - Double Dip Sprint Triathlon, S300 yds., B-16.5 mi., R-5K; 7:15am. Info: (865)271-7535, April 15, Fort Myers, FL - FGCU Eagle Sprint Triathlon, S-1/ 4 mi., B-9.4 mi.; R-3 mi.; 7am (1st wave). Info: (239)590-7935, April 15, Germantown, TN - Los Locos Duathlon, R-2 mi., B15 mi., R-2 mi.; 8am; Kids 1 Mile FR, 10am. Info: (901)274-2202, April 21, Hokes Bluff, AL - Booking it Through the Bluff Triathlon, B-22.6 mi., Kayak-3 mi., R-4.4 mi.; 8am. Info: Alexandria Sims (256)492-9846, April 21, Versailles, KY - Heart & Sole Triathlon, S-400m, B-15 mi., R-5K; 8am. Info: Rainey & Tefany (859)873-5948, April 21, Tunica, MS - Tunica Tour de Blues, 42 & 13 Mile Bike Ride; 8am. Info: Lisa Konupka (662)363-3800, April 21, Collierville, TN - “Cycle For Safety” In Memory of Cory Horton, 36 & 57 Mile Ride; 8:30am. Info: April 22, Johns Island, SC - Blue Sky Endurance Fest, Skinny Dip (1 Mile Swim, 1 Mile Run); Double Dip (1 Mile Swim, 1 Mile Run, repeat x2); Third Times a Charm (1 Mile Swim, 1 Mile Run, repeat x3); 8am. Info: Kayla Edwards (843)800-5330,

April 22, Myrtle Beach, SC - XTERRA Myrtle Beach Off-Road Triathlon, S-1000m, B-14 mi., R-5 mi.; 8am. Info: April 28, Birmingham, AL- Ride of Love 2018, 150 mi. & 75 mi.; 6am-8pm. Info: April 28, Mobile, AL - Infirmary Health Duathlon, R-2 mi., B-10 mi., R-2 mi.; 8am. Info: Tameka Williams (251)435-4788, April 28, Dahlonega, GA - Mountain Ranger 5K/15K Trail Run, 15K 7:30am; 5K 8am; 34K Mountain Bike Race, 7am; Duathlon: 34K Mountain Bike, 5K Trail Run, 7am. Info: April 28, Eunice, LA - Eunice Rotary Zydeco Triathlon, S-150m (pool), B-10 mi., R-2 mi.; 8am. Info: April 28, Woolmarket, MS - Woolmarket Duathlon #1, R-5K, B11 mi.; 8am. Info: Leonard Vergunst (228)380-7037, April 28, Tupelo, MS - Tupelo Sprint Triathlon, S-300m, B-11 mi., R-2 mi.; 8am. Info: Aaron Ford (662)416-3909, April 28, Gibsonville, NC - NEST Sprint Triathlon, S-250 yd., B10.5 mi., R-5K Trail/Road; 4pm. Info: Trivium Racing (313)3040903, April 28, Statesville, NC - Timmy Belcher Memorial Rainbow Kidz Ride & Run, Cycle: 10 mi., 35 mi. & 60 mi., 8am; Run: 5K & 10K, 8:15am; 1 Mile FR, 10am. Info: April 28, Burns, TN - Dickson Endurance & Iron Nugget Sprint Triathlon, S-1 mi., B-38 mi., R-10K; S-.5 mi., B-17 mi., R-5K; 8am. Info: (865)271-7535, April 28, Jackson, TN - Rockabilly City Century Bike, 25 mi., 42 mi., 62 mi. & 100 mi.; 8am. Info: Matt Joiner (901)487-7024, April 28-29, Bristol, VA/TN - App(ugh)lachian Race Series Virginessee, 2 Mile Hike (time trial) and 8 Mile Trail Run (lots of hills). Info:, April 29, Summerfield, NC - Gears and Steers Ride for Hospice, 25, 5 & 54 Mile Ride Options; 10am. Info: April 29, Hilton Head Island, SC - SwimRun SC, Swim x 5 sections & Run x 5 sections; total distance 21.65K; 8am. Info: April 29, Millington, TN - Thunder In The Forest Triathlon/ Duathon, Tri: S-500yd., B-15 mi., R-3 mi.; Du: R-1 mi., B-15 mi., R3 mi.; 9am. Info: (901)274-2202, May 5, New Roads, LA - Louisiana Triathlon, S-800m, B-17 mi., R-5K; Beginner: S-400m, B-17 mi., R-5K; Duathlon: B-17 mi., R-5K; 7:30am. Info: May 5, Grenada, MS - Over the Dam Duathlon, Adults: R-2 mi., B-12.5 mi., R-1 mi.; Kids: R-1/2 mi., B-2 mi., R-1/2 mi.; 8am. Info: Rusty Harlow (662)307-0042, May 5, Salisbury, NC - Little Kids Buck Triathlon, S-25yd., B-1/ 2 mi., R-1/6 mi. Info: May 5, Huddleston, VA - Appalachian Power Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon, S-750, B-20K, R-5K; 9am. Info: Charity Waldron May 6, Salisbury, NC - Buck Hurley Triathlon, S-300yd., B-11 mi., R-5K; 7:30am. Info: May 6, Lenoir City, TN - Hammer Sprint/Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon, S-400m/1.5K (Tri) or R-5K (Du), B-16 mi./40K, R-5K/ 10K; 8am. Info: (865)271-7535, May 12, Clermont, FL - Girls On Fire Sprint Triathlon, S-440 yd., B-8 mi., R-3.1 mi.; 7:30am. Info: Sommer Sports (352)394-1320, May 12, Gulf, NC - CARA Ride For Their Lives, 100K, 8:30am; 50K, 45 mi. & 10 mi., 9am. Info: May 12, Lenoir, NC - Cycle To Serve, 25 mi., 40 mi., & 62.2 mi.; 8:30am. Info: May 12, Hilton Head Island, SC - TD Bank Kids Triathlon, 3 Distances (ages: 4-6, 7-10, 11-14); 8am. Info: May 12, Erwin, TN - Unicoi County Family YMCA Triathlon, S1/4 mi. pool, B-8.2 mi., R-2.1 mi.; 8am. Info: Frank Cooke (423)7433361, May 13, Auburn, AL - Tri Chewacla Sprint & Olympic Triathlon, Sprint: S-500m, B-12 mi., R-3.1 mi.; Olympic: S-1000m,B-24 mi., R10.2 mi.; 7am. Info: May 19, Anniston, AL - U.S. Canine Biathlon, Biathloners 3.5 to 4 miles AM Block (9am-12:30pm) or PM Block (12:30pm-4pm). Info: May 19, Malvern, AR - Malvern Duathlon, R-5K, B-20K, R-2.5 mi.; 8am. Info: (501)815-2383, May 19, Marbury, MD - General Smallwood Triathlon Festival, S-1500m, B-24 mi., R-10K; 8am. Info: May 19, Beaufort, SC - Beaufort River Swim, 3.2 Mile Competitive Race, 8:30am; 1 Mile Fun Swim, 9:15am (approx.). Info: May 19, Greenville, SC - Mountains to Mainstreet Half Marathon, 5K, 1K & 70.3 Triathlon (S-1.2 mi., B-56 mi., R-13.1 mi); 8am. Info: May 19-20, Millington, TN - Memphis in May Triathlon, 5/19: Sprint Tri - S-1/3 mi., B-12 mi., R-3 mi.; 5/20: Olympic Tri - S-.93 mi., B-24.9 mi., R-6.2 mi. Info: (901)550-2114, May 20, Saint Marys, MD - St. Mary’s Triathlon Festival, Olympic: S-1500m, B-24.5 mi., R-10K; Pool Sprint: S-400m, B-12 mi., R-5K; Sprint: S-750m, B-12 mi., R-5K; 8am. Info: May 20, Greenville, NC - Fiesta Biathlon, R-5K, B-15 mi.; 1pm. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, May 20, Charleston, SC - Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Race #1, S-600yd., B-12 mi., R-5K; 7:15am. Info: (843)795-4386, May 26, Woolmarket, MS - Woolmarket Duathlon #2, R-2 mi., B11 mi., R-2 mi.; 8am. Info: Leonard Vergunst (228)380-7037, May 27, Scottsboro, AL - Goose Pond Half Iron & Sprint Triathlon, Half: S-1.2 mi., B-56 mi., R-13.1 mi.; Sprint: S-500m, B12 mi., R-5K; 7:30am. Info: (865)271-7535, June 2, Clermont, FL - Cool Sommer Mornings Triathlon & 5K Series #1, 7am. Info: Sommer Sports (352)394-1320, June 2, Rushton, LA - Piney Hills Kids Triathlon, 7:30am; S100yd., B-3.1 mi., R-3/4 mi. (7-10 yr); S-200yd., B-6.2 mi., R-1.2 mi. (11-16 yr.). Info: June 2-3, Rock Hall, MD - Rock Hall Olympic Triathon, S1500m, B-24.5 mi., R-10K, 8am (6/2); Sprint: S-750m, B-15 mi., R-5K, 9am (6/3). Info: June 2, Badin, NC - Badin Lake Triathlon, S-750yd., B-14 mi., R-5K. Info: (704)982-1916. June 3, Fayetteville, AR - Ozark Valley Triathlon, 8am. Info: Bruce Dunn (479)521-7766, June 3, Brevard, NC - Hunter Subaru WNC Flyer, 33, 54, 62 & 100 Mile Bike; 8am. Info: iDaph Events (828)684-0812, June 3, Lithia Springs, GA - Sweetwater Triathlon/Duathlon, Tri: S-200yd., B-10 mi., R-5K, 8:30am; Du: R-5K, B-10 mi., R-5K, 8am. Info: June 3, Knoxville, TN - XTERRA Knoxville Off-Road Triathlon, S-1200m, B-16.6 mi., R-4.6 mi.; 8am. Info: June 9, Ridgeland, MS - The Bike Crossing Ride For Methodist Rehab, 12, 25, 50 & 62 Miles; 7am. Info: Linda Bartley (601)8560049, June 9, Greensboro, NC - Nat Greene’s Revenge Triathlons & Duathlon, Off-road Tri: S-800m, B-14 mi., R-5K; On-road Tri: S800m, B-12.5 mi., R-3.25 mi.; Du: R-2 mi., B-12.5 mi., R-3.25 mi.; 7am. Info: Rich Swor (313)304-0903, June 9, Mt. Pleasant, SC - She Tris Sprint Triathlon, S-200m, B-9 mi., R-2 mi.; 7:30am. Info: June 10, Lenoir City, TN - Tellico Summer Solstice Sprint & Olympic Triathons, S-800m, B-16 mi., R-5K; S-1500m B-40K, R10K. Info: Kevin Mahan (865)271-7535, June 16, Erwin, TN - Unicoi County Family YMCA Triathlon, S-1/4 mi. pool, B-8.2 mi., R-2.1 mi.; 8am. Info: Frank Cooke (423)743-3361, June 23, Sugar Grove, NC - BSG p/b App Ortho, 100 Mile Ride 7:30am; 50 Mile Ride 7:45am. Info: June 23, Hilton Head Island, SC - Atlantic Community Bank Beach Bum Triathlon & Duathlon, Tri: S-500m, B-6 mi., R-3 mi.; Du: R-1.5 mi., B-6 mi., R-3 mi.; 8am. Info: June 24, Siesta Key Beach, FL - Siesta Key Sirens Women Triathlon, Sprint: S-1/4 mi., B-11 mi., R-3.1 mi.; Super Sprint: S50m, B-11 mi., R-1 mi.; Duathlon: R-1 mi., B-11 mi., R-3.1 mi.; Splash n Dash: S-50m, R-200; 7:30am. Info: June 24, Chattanooga, TN - Waterfront Triathlon, Sprint: S400m, B-20K, R-5K, 6:45am; Intermediate: S-1.5K, B-40K, R10K, 7:30am. Info: June 24, Memphis, TN - Mid-South Transplant Foundation Ride For Life, 25 Miles; 7am. Info: (901)274-2202, June 30, Bay St. Louis, MS - In Hot Pursuit Duathlon & Road Race, Du: R-2 mi., B-11 mi., R-2 mi.; 4 Mile Run/Walk; 8am. Info: June 30, Woolmarket, MS - Woolmarket Duathlon #3, R-1 mi., B-11 mi., R-3 mi.; 8am. Info: Leonard Vergunst (228)380-7037, June 30, Oak Ridge, TN - Secret City Triathlon, S-500m, B15 mi., R-6K; 7:30am. Info: Muna Rodriguez-Taylor (865)5670358,

MARATHON April 7, Paducah, KY - Super Awesome! (Series), Marathon, Metric Marathon (26.2K/16.28 mi.), Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile; 7am. Info: April 7, Jackson, TN - Andrew Jackson Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: April 7, Charlottesville, VA - Charlottesville Marathon, Marathon Relays, Half Marathon & 8K, 7am; Kids K, 8am. Info: (434)2180402, April 8, Severna Park, MD - B&A Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: April 8, Reston, VA - Runners Marathon of Reston & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info:

April 14, Springdale, AR - The Hogeye Marathon, Half Marathon & Relays, 7am (6:15am/early start); 5K, 7:05am; $101/ Marathon, $91/Half, $180/4-Person Relay, $35/5K by 3/31. Info: April 14, Helen, GA - Helenback Race Series, Marathon 8am; Half Marathon 9am; 5K 10:30am. Info: April 15, Birmingham, AL - BMH26.2 Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay, 7am; Fun Run, 8am. Info: April 15, Hancock, MD - Western Maryland Rail Trail Marathon, 7:30am; Half Marathon, 8am. Info: April 21, Roanoke, VA - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & Family 1 Mile; 7:35am. Info: (540)343-1550 (x110), April 28, Yellville, AR - Buffalo River Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: (870)404-8363, April 28, Louisville, KY - Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon & Marathon, 7:30am. Info: 1(800)928-3378, April 28, Greensboro, NC - Owl’s Roost Rumble Trail Marathon & 4 Mile Trail Race, 8am. Info: (336)793-4311,

Running Journal • April, 2018 April 28, Nashville, TN - St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:15am; 5K, 6:45am. Info: April 28, Damascus, VA - Trail Town Challenge, 35 Mile Ultra 7am; Marathon 7:15am; Half Marathon 7:30am; 10K 7:45am. Info: Brian Zier (276)274-6148, April 28-29, Sterling, VA - The North Face Endurance Challenge, 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. Info: May 5, Abbeville, GA - Chasing Jefferson Davis Marathon & Half Marathon, 6am. Info: (229)467-2737, May 5, Wartrace, TN - Strolling Jim 41.2/26.2/13.2/6.2 Miles, 7am/ CT; $110/41.2 mi., $90/26.2 mi., $60/13.2 mi., $40/6.2 mi. by 5/3; Late fees: $15. Info: Steve Durbin, 445 W. Blount Ave., Unit 108, Knoxville, TN 37920; (270)556-1679,, https:// May 6, Carderock, MD - Potomac River Run Marathon, 9am; NonCompetitive Start, 8am. Info: Jay Jacob Wind (703)927-4833, May 19, Lexington, KY - Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: May 26, Calhoun, GA - Sweet Southern Discomfort - Georgia, 33.33 Mile Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: May 27, East Ridge, TN - Sweet Southern Discomfort - Tennessee, 33.33 Mile Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: May 27, Burlington, VT - Vermont City Marathon & Relay, 7am. Info: (802)863-8412, (800)880-8149,, May 28, Guntersville, AL - Sweet Southern Discomfort - Alabama, 33.33 Mile Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: June 3, Steamboat Springs, CO - Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K, 7:30am. Info: Sarah Leonard (970)875-7006,, June 3, Deadwood, SD - Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & 5-Person Marathon Relay, Info: Emily Wheeler (605)390-6137, June 3, Roanoke, VA - Conquer the Cove Trail 25K & Marathon, 6:30am. Info: Josh Gilbert (540)525-9452, June 9, Goody, KY - Hatfield & McCoy Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am; 5K, 7:30am. Info: 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, June 10, Winston-Salem, NC - Indoor Insanity Marathon & Relay, 8am. Info: (336)793-4311, June 23, Covington, VA - Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, 7am; Half Marathon, 7:15am; 10K, 7:30am; 5K, 7:45am. Info: Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce (540)962-2178, Aug. 25, Ashton, ID - Mesa Falls Marathon & Half Marathon. Info: Dave Jacobson (208)360-9507,

Sept. 22, Ely, MN - Ely Marathon, 7:30am; Boundary Waters Bank Half Marathon, 8am. Info: Wendy Lindsay (218)206-4702,

ULTRAS April 7, Bristol, FL - Draggin’ Tail Ultra Trail Challenge 50K & 25K, 7am. Info: Joe Edgecombe (850)774-0018, April 7, Clifton, VA - Bull Run Run 50 Miler, 6:30am. Info: April 7, Marion, VA - Hungry Mother 50K & 25K, 8am. Info: Lori Ringley (276)783-3161, April 8, Raleigh, NC - Mountains-to-Sea Trail 12M & 50K Challenge, 50K 7am; 12 Mile 8am. Info: April 13-14, Conyers, GA - Ragnar Trail Atlanta, GA, 125 Mile Trail Relay; 9am. Info: Customer Service (801)499-5024, April 14, Bowling Green, KY - Joules Athletics 50 Miler for Molly, 5am. Info: April 14, Harrodsburg, KY - (Un) Pleasant Hill Trail Runs, 50K, 25K, 10K & 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 10am. (859)734-5411, April 14, Chapel Hill, NC - Jordan Lake 12-Hour Challenge, 12 Hr., 12 Hour Team & 6 Hour; 7am. Info: Erin Dawkins Suwattana (912)5427449 (x114), April 14, Hixon, TN - Locomotion 12, 12 & 6 Hour Run/Walk, Solo or Teams; 8am/12 hr., 2pm/6 hr. Info: April 21, Locust Grove, GA - Cubihatcha Earth Day Ultra, 50K, 15 Miler & 7.5 Miler; 8am. Info: Kevin Randolph (678)372-6110, April 21, Morehead, KY - Big Turtle 50 Miler & 50K, 7am; 10 Miler, 9am. Info: April 21, Meridian, MS - The Great Scorpion Trail Run, 50K 6am; 25K 7am. Info: (601)938-9873, April 21-22, Triangle, VA - 24Hr Adventure Trail Run, 7am to 7am; Solo or Teams. Info: April 22, Venice, FL - Ironhead Brothers Relay, 50K & Relay, 30K. Info: (941)539-3756, April 27-28, Chesterfield, VA - Ragnar Trail Richmond-VA, 125 Trail Mile Relay; 9am. Info: Customer Service (801)499-5024, April 28, Damascus, VA - Trail Town Challenge, 35 Mile Ultra 7am; Marathon 7:15am; Half Marathon 7:30am; 10K 7:45am. Info: Brian Zier (276)274-6148,

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May 5, Wartrace, TN - Strolling Jim 41.2/ 26.2/13.2/6.2 Miles, 7am/CT; $110/41.2 mi., $90/26.2 mi., $60/13.2 mi., $40/6.2 mi. by 5/3; Late fees: $15. Info: Steve Durbin, 445 W. Blount Ave., Unit 108, Knoxville, TN 37920; (270)556-1679,, https:/ / May 11-12, Brandenburg, KY - Ragnar Trail Kentuckiana-KY, 125 Trail Mile Relay; 9am. Info: Customer Service (801)499-5024, May 12, Jamestown, TN - Dark Sky 50 Trail Race, 50 Mile 6am. Info: Nashville Running Company (615)228-9191, May 12, Raphine, VA - Ultra Race of Champions, 100K & 50K 6am; 25K 9am; Kids Uphill Dash 10am. Info: (434)218-0402, May 18-20, Greenville, SC - Knock on Wood Ultra Series, 5/18: 100 Mile 8pm; 5/19: 24 Hour Relay 8am; 50K 7am; Kids Run 8:30am; Greenville Water 8K 9am. Info: May 19-20, Key Largo to Key West, FL - Keys 100 Ultramarathon Races, Staggered Race Starts: Relay Race heats 5:45pm; 100 Mile heats 6:15am; 50 Mile heats 9:45am; 50K 1pm. Info: Bob Becker (954)439-2800, May 26, Calhoun, GA - Sweet Southern Discomfort - Georgia, 33.33 Mile Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: May 27, East Ridge, TN - Sweet Southern Discomfort Tennessee, 33.33 Mile Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: May 28, Guntersville, AL - Sweet Southern Discomfort - Alabama, 33.33 Mile Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: May 30-June 3, Rockwood, TN - Ozone Endurance Challenge, 96 hrs., 72 hrs., 48 hrs., 36 hrs., 24 hrs., 12 hr. night, 12 hr. day, 6 hrs. Info: Will Jorgensen (865)740-1717, June 2-3, Stanton, KY - War Hammer 100 Miler, 6am. Info: June 16-17, Canton, GA - A Midsummer Night’s Dream Hourly Ultra, 3 hr., 6 hr., 12 hr. & 24 hr. races; 9pm-9pm. Info: (678)4009050, June 16, Davis, WV - Highlands Sky 40 Mile Trail Run, 6am. Info:


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