On October 30, 2010, Don Varnadore and Debbie Yawn traveled to Boston, GA for the Boston Mini Marathon. Don set a PR time of 1:57 in the 13.1 mile race. Debbie finished 3rd in her age group with a time of 2:32.
Four members of the Okefenokee Track & Cycling Club traveled to Washington, D.C. on October 31, 2010, to participate in the 4th largest marathon in the U.S. and 8th in the world. With almost 30,000 runners, the 26.2 mile scenic course began at Arlington Cemetary. The uphill finish landed runners at the site of the Iwo Jima Memorial with a Marine Lieutenant placing a commemorative medal around the neck of each finisher.
Completing the marathon were Cheryl Monroe with a time of 4:11, Mary Woodruff - 4:26, Robin Smith - 4:46, and Clay Culp - 4:46. Mary ran as a fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund.
Approximately 62 runners participated in this year's Racing for Pinks 5K on October 23. The Women's Service League organized the race with Tiffany Warren as race director.
Overall Winner: Brandon Lundin
Masters Winner: Dewayne Walsh
10 and under: 1st: Ty Everson
11-14: 1st - L. J. Fullard; 2nd - Jeremy Gibson; 3rd - Jack Teston
15-19: 1st - Ashe Kelly; 2nd - Mark McLeod; 3rd - Joshua Holcombe
30-34: 1st - Barry Barnes; 2nd - Jason Gerard; 3rd - Jarrad Everson
35-39: 1st - Bret Campbell; 2nd - Brian Herrin; 3rd - Kevin Wellington
40-44: 1st - Kevin Thomas; 2nd - Ken Malek; 3rd - Anthony Kawiowsky
45-49: 1st - Chuck Womack; 2nd - Trey Jones; 3rd - Trent Cady
50-54: 1st -Reuben Flanders; 2nd - Tommy Banks
55-59: 1st - Don Varnadore; 2nd - James Perry
60-64: 1st - Mike Porter; 2nd - Larry Godair; 3rd - Rusty Ganas
Overall Winner: Katelyn Chancey
Masters Winner: Cheryl Monroe
10 and under: 1st - Caroline Herrin; 2nd - Natalie Herrin; 3rd - Lanie Bennett
11-14: 1st - Michelle Hester; 2nd - Harlee Bagley
15-19: 1st - Jennifer Cumbus; 2nd - Minerba Avregun; 3rd - Tia Ponsel
20-24: 1st - Rebecca Brown; 2nd - Kaithlyn Campbell; 3rd - Afiya Paige
25-29: 1st - Erica Dean; 2nd - Lynada Taylor; 3rd - Kristen Thomas
30-34: 1st - Tasha Musgrove; 2nd - Allison Herrin; 3rd - Marie Watkins
35-39: 1st - Jennifer Smith; 2nd - Neile Bennett; 3rd - Denise Brown
40-44: 1st - Lesley Wheeler; 2nd - BJ Pyrzenski; 3rd - Melinda Andrews
45-49: 1st - Melinda Gillis; 2nd - Alisia Gibson; 3rd - Venus Burton
50-54: 1st - Carola Jones; 2nd - Lynn Dudley; 3rd - Chan Peacock
55-59: 1st - Jan Hughes; 2nd - Nancy Porter; 3rd - Patty Carter
60-64: 1st - Mary Woodruff; 2nd - Shirley Taylor
65-69: 1st - Carolyn Carter; 2nd - Sandra Lee
Winner of the 1 mile run run was Cassie Fullard. 2nd Photo is of students from Midway and Blackshear Elementary Schools.
Debbie Yawn, Don Varnadore and Kathy Williams traveled to Jacksonville, FL to participate in the Race for Fetal Hope by Wolfson Children's Hospital and Nemours. With a field of 376 runners, Don finished with a time of 24:17, Debbie 30:03, and Kathy 33:14.
PHOTO: Don Varnadore and Debbie Yawn
Six members raced the Come Smell the Coffee 5K at Coffee General State Park in Douglas, GA. The cool temperatures helped runners with the very hilly course. All six members placed first in their respective age division.
PHOTO: L-R: Debbie Yawn, Don Varnadore, Denise Crosby, Ron Crosby, Dewayne Walsh, Amanda Walsh
Members of the Okefenokee Track & Cycling Club celebrated Livestrong Day with a 24-mile ride along the Okefenokee Swamp. It originated at Laura S. Walker State Park to the Swamp Park and back. There were 7 adults and 2 youth. Allen Smith organized the ride to not only observe Livestrong Day but in honor of his mom who passed away in 2006 from lung cancer.
PHOTO: L-R: Mary Beth Strickland, Russell Keaton, Amanda Dryden, Denise Crosby, Janna Summeral-Smith, Ron Crosby, Allen Smith.