The majority of the club's race results and pictures are on our Facebook page. It is much easier to post to FB, along with numerous pictures. Plus, everyone who is a member can post their own pictures and results. For our local events, I will continue to post them here. (Please note that sometimes the race results do not post correctly such as the 2011 Swamp Run. I apologize that they are a " jumbled up mess"
but after numerous attempts at trying to type them on individual lines, I finally gave up.)

If you are on FB but not on the club's FB page, go to Okefenokee Track Club and click "Like".
(I was not able to change the page to Okefenokee Track & Cycling Club
without starting over, but I was able to use our new logo.)


MONDAYS: 6pm - Meet at water tower by Atlantic Coast Bank (f/k/a ACFCU). Ride to Ruskin via
8 Mile Post Rd. Light traffic. Easy 18-24 mile ride, no drops, all abilities. Contact: Ron Crosby

WEDNESDAYS: 6-6:15 pm - Leave from OTC (back parking lot near new Allied Health Building).
Everyone is welcome! No-drop, 20+ mile ride. Contact: Amanda Dryden

SATURDAYS: Leave from Atlantic Coast Bank to Manor and back via Swamp Road, 62 miles, turnaround in Manor at Moore's convenience store, light traffic. Everyone welcome! No-drop ride. Contact: Ron Crosby

SUNDAYS: (Trail Rides - Fat Tire Bikes) 2pm - Meet in Swamp Park parking lot.
Dirt and trails (state access roads only), 10+ miles. Contact: Ron Crosby

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY - Meet At Swamp Park Entrance, leave at 4pm, 5 mile warm-up,
turnaround at Park Welcome Center, cross over Jax Hwy to Brunswick Hwy & back, 24-25 miles.

MONDAY - Big gear, various workouts, speeds 20-22.

WEDNESDAY - Group Ride is generally full group taking one mile pulls over the 35 mile course
or sit in & draft. No pressure to pull. Speeds 22-30 with breakaway possible.

FRIDAY - Recovery day/easier group ride, generally no drop, same distance.

WEEKEND - Longer rides, varies depending on who and what races are going on. Come join us!
Contact: Moi Monroe


TUESDAYS: Meet at the Ware County Middle School track around 5:30 pm. All abilities are welcome! Something different each week. Will start at the track, then move to road work.

2nd Annual Yellow Jacket 12K & 5K, Jesup

The Okefenokee Track Club represented the area well in the 2nd Annual Yellow Jacket 12K and 5K races held March 29, 2008, in Jesup. The results are:

12 K Results:
Matthew Gourley 1:03:20; Kelli Gourley 1:07:10 (1st 30-34 Female Age Group); Allen Smith 1:10:30; Janna S Smith 1:32:40 (2nd 35-39 Female Age Group)

5K Results:
Momoun Alitarauneh 21:31 (1st 40-44 Male Age Group); Russell Keaton 22:33 (1st 35-39 Male Age Group); Sydney Alitarauneh 26:18 (1st 11-14 Female Age Group)

31st annual Okefenokee Swamp Run 10K

On March 22, Easter weekend, we had the largest field of runners ever! And we thought Easter weekend would hurt our attendance! On the contrary, a record 154 finishers enjoyed the mostly cross-country course, neat T-shirts & free pancake breakfast. There were some pre-registered no-shows and 1 runner who did not finish. The weather couldn't have been more perfect!

This year's winner was 15-year-old Matthew Garmon. And he happens to be a local! Yea! Our very own Tiffany Cochran won Overall Female; Cheryl Monroe won Female Masters 40 & Over; Robin Smith won Female Grand Masters 50 & Over; Charles Strickland won Male Great-Grandmasters 60 & Over; and Mary Beth Strickland won Female Great-Grandmasters 60 & Over. Needless to say, we're proud of our track club members!

For the full list of race results, compliments of Running in the USA, go to http://www.runningintheusa.com/HostedResults/08/ga0322d.html.

Only one person sent photos to us. Most were of the 1 mile but this photo shows the 10K'ers ready to start. The other photo shows the 200+ 1 milers starting their race.

2008 Gate River Run 15K - March 8, Jax

In the 31st running, the Gate River Run’s Hart Bridge provided 12,085 runners with the sensation of being literally “swept off their feet”. Known as The Green Monster, it ominously glares at mile 8 of the 9.3 (15K) course. The climb is steep, long, and unrelenting. This year, it joined forces with the wind, and proved even more heartless, throwing competitors around with little control. Even at ground level, wind was the nemesis, with a constant in-your-face attitude, plus many were drenched at a San Marco seawall due to the white-capping St. Johns River.

2008 will be special for other reasons. This was the first time the 15K finished in the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, AKA The Gator Bowl. The Jumbotrons allowed the runners and the supporters to see the finish line action on the giant screens.

Despite the obstacles, locals had some swift times. Especially noteworthy, Charles Strickland brought home a trophy by placing third in his age group. He is also a Gate River Run Streaker, meaning he finished all 31 events.

15K results:
Charles Strickland 1:08:24
Tiffany Cochran 1:12:16
Ron Crosby 1:13:08
Cheryl Monroe 1:14:26
Robin Smith 1:17:12
Doug Vinson 1:19:39
Moi Monroe 1:19:43
Russell Keaton 1:24:23
Mary Woodruff 1:24:24
Matt Gourley 1:25:35
Anna Champion 1:26:06
Kelli Gourley 1:30:08
Allen Smith 1:31:57
Clay Culp 1:32:10
David Cook 1:33:26
Billy Gillis 1:40:25
Roger Williams 1:42:47
Elizabeth Monroe 1:55:28
Janna Summerall-Smith 1:56:11
Phyllis Cochran ran the 5K Charity Run in a time of 33:17
Article written by Ron Crosby
Front Row (L-R): Tiffany Cochran, Phyllis Cochran, Rochelle Varnadore, Robin Smith, Cheryl Monroe, Elizabeth Monroe, Mary Woodruff, Jill Bryant, Scott Bryant
Back Row (L-R): Clay Culp, Allen Smith, Janna Summerall-Smith, Roger Williams, Billy Gillis, Moi Monroe, Doug Vinson, Ron Crosby

Sweetheart Run 5K, February 23, 2008

Two Cochran champions competed in the Sweetheart Run in Tifton on February 23. Per Tiffany, "Do not be intimidated by mom's big trophy. She worked very hard for that prize!" That's okay Phyllis! Every runner has a couple of those "big" trophies in their showcase, so be proud of your trophy no matter what size it is! Tiffany "Precious" Cochran finished as Overall Female with a time of 21:30, while Phyllis "Proud to be a running mom" won 3rd in her age group (50-54) with a time of 33:09. You represented our club well!