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.

32nd Annual Vidalia Onion Run

On April 25, a couple of track club folks participated in the Vidalia Onion Run. Though Vidalia boasts of a challenging, hilly course, our runners continue to conquer it each and every year. Mary Woodruff won 2nd overall in the 10K with a finishing time of 50:02. Larry Godair won 3rd in his age group in the 5K.

PHOTO: Mary with grandson, Tyler, holding her trophy almost as big as he is! And Mary's 25-pound bag of onions surely weighs more than he does!

The 2009 Boston Marathon

“The Boston Marathon” ----- That says it all. For runners, it is the Super Bowl and World Series of our sport. In order to compete, a racer must meet an age group standard in a qualifying marathon. Tiffany Cochran and Cheryl Monroe trained, qualified, and completed the 2009 Boston Marathon, the 113th running of this prestigious event on April 20. Tiffany finished in 3 hours, 34 minutes, 57 seconds. Cheryl came in at 4:01:42. These fast times automatically qualified them for next year’s race. Congratulations ladies!

Other info: The 113th Boston Marathon is in the record books with 22,898 participants finishing the race – the second-highest total ever, after the 100th anniversary edition in 1996. The number of female finishers, 9,311, was the most in Boston history.

Cooper River Bridge Run 10K-Charleston

On Saturday, April 4th, Tiffany Cochran participated in the 32nd Cooper Bridge Run 10k in Charleston, South Carolina with 38,700 other runners. She stated that "the weather was perfect and the bridge was quite the battle, but the views and scenery kept pushing me through." Tiffany finished with a time of 45:30, 1062 to cross the finish line (top 3%). This was her last road race before she tackles the Boston Marathon in 2 weeks!

She also gave us a little history about the run: The Cooper River Bridge Run is the best organized and the best conducted 10-K race in the world. It includes world-class competition in a unique setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction. It broadens community cooperation and participation in healthy events throughout the year. The Cooper River Bridge Run serves as a model of health motivation for other communities throughout the world.

Yellow Jacket 5K & 1 Mile Buzz Run-Jesup

Several Okefenokee Track Club members and other local runners participated in Jesup’s Yellow Jacket 5K and 1 Mile Buzz Run on April 4th. Fast times were posted including Matthew Garmon’s winning 5K time of 17 minutes and 21 seconds. Also impressive was Sydney Alitarawneh’s 1 Mile time of 6 minutes and 53 seconds, earning her the fastest female award.

5K Results
17:21 – Matthew Garmon (Overall Winner)
18:57 – Wayne Broadhead
19:33 – Tyler Flanders
20:58 – Daniel Broadhead
24:28 – Sydney Aliarawneh
24:31 – Don Varnadore
24:57 – Mamoun Alitarawneh
25:31 – Jordan Garmon
25:58 – Reuben Flanders
31:44 – Debbie Yawn

1 Mile Run
6:53 Sydney Alitarawneh (One Mile Female Winner)
6:55 Mamoun Alitarawneh

PHOTO: (L-R) Matthew Garmon, Jordan Garmon, Tyler Flanders, Rueben Flanders, Debbie Yawn, Don Varnadore, Mamoun Alitarawneh, Sydney Alitarawneh

(Race Directors Wayne & Kathy Broadhead are also track club members.)