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.

Vidalia Onion Sprint Triathlon

On September 20th, Cheryl Monroe & Mary Woodruff competed in the Vidalia Onion Sprint Triathlon. Cheryl won Overall Femal Master (nice plague) with a total time of 1:14. Mary won her age group (and nice medal) with a total time of 1:45. As we all know, Vidalia is very hilly,
so it was a tough course but great weather. There were over 170 participants. The tri was a fundraiser for United Way.

Jesup Project 5K/Athletes for a Cure Tri

Janna Summerall-Smith raced in the "March of Dimes Jesup Project 5K Run" on September 13th. She finished with a time of 28:43.

Allen Smith participated in the "Athletes for a Cure Triathlon", Olympic distance (.9 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 10K run), at Disney on September 20th. His finishing time was 3:26 finish. The tri was a benefit for Prostrate Cancer research/org. Allen was particularly impressed with a young girl who did the whole thing with her Mom for her dad. "Winter Vinecki is a 9-year-old triathlete competing in the most important race of her life: honoring her dad’s fight against prostate cancer."

Run for Victory 5K - St. Simons Island

Track club member Kelli Gourley traveled to SSI on September 13th to participate in the American Cancer Society Run for Victory 5K. She finished with a time of 25:17. Kelli she said "there were several people there from other running clubs that went on and on about how wonderful the Swamp Run is every year." Thanks for representing the club at this race, Kelli!

Harvest Run 2008 - September 13th

From Kevin Barnes: Thank you for a great Harvest Run 2008. Thanks to you we will be able to give more to the Mary Street Mission this year. We had a total of 189 runners in the Fun Run and the 5K. Attached is the finishing order for the 5K along with the times. I apologize that we misplaced a few finishing cards. Please let me know if your name is at the bottom and you can remember your place/time. Thanks again for a great run and we hope to see you again next year.

Harvest Run 2008
First Baptist Church Waycross

OTC'ers Race Results:

Thomas Deane 19:16; Russell Keaton 21:33; Matt Gourley 22:34; Ron Crosby 22:38; Barry Barnes 23:32; David Book 23:52; Anna Champion 24:18 (Overall Female); Mary Woodruff 24:36; Kay Cook 25:53; Mike Porter 25:55; Allen Smith 26:36; Tracy Saussy 27:35; Janna Summerall 28:22; Don Varnadore 28:46; Billy Gillis 20:32; David Osburn 30:29; Nancy Porter 37:25; Andrea Osburn 43:12. Abby Osburn, David & Andrea's daughter, ran the 1 mile.

(There were numerous trophies won by our members!)

Carrabba’s Summer Beach Run 5 Miles-Jax

Carrabba’s Summer Beach Run 5 Miles took place in Jacksonville on September 6th with a total of 1151 runners. Four OTC members were ready to race the weekend before, but because of "Fay," the race had to be rescheduled. Running on the beach is hard enough so the wind & rain would have been especially difficult! The results are as follows:
Russell Keaton 43:25, 215th 35-39 Age Group
Debbie Yawn 54:39, 387th 55-59 Age Group
Debra Perkins 1:01:32, 403rd 50-54 Age Group
Sharon Vickers 1:09:38, 465th 55-59 Age Group

Photo: (L to R) Debbie Yawn, Russell Keaton, Debra Perkins, Sharon Vickers

Farm Day 5K-Lumber City

The Farm Day 5K in Lumber City took place on September 6th with a total of 49 runners. The following OTC members also enjoyed a post-race breakfast consisting of pancakes and omelets.

Russell Keaton 20:30, won 1st his Age Group30-39; Matt Gorley (TNA); Ron Crosby 23:08, won his 1st Age Group 60+; Mary Woodruff (TNA), won 1st her Age Group 50-59.

PHOTO: (L to R) Ron Crosby, Mary Woodruff, Russell Keaton, Matt Gorley

Run for Love 5K - Tifton

The 2008 Run For Love 5K took place in Tifton on August 9th with a total of 162 runners. The following OTC members finished as follows: Ron Crosby - 22:57, won 1st in his Age Group 60-64 and Traviel Harrison - 25:03, finished 17th in his Age Group 15-19.