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6 Young Ladies Ran at the AAU National XC Championships on 5 December placing well in each division.
Congrats to Marielle Franco for finishing 25th place in the 13-14 year race making All-American!
Twins, Kristina finished 26th just missing All-American and Katrina ran the Intermediate and ran well on the muddy course.
Kimberly Mertens, Ka-Jong Matsunaga and Caroline Moore also ran well in the Youth Division.

Wiregrass Runners Club Registration

We have an annual fee of $20 bucks to help offset travel cost and other fees to run in Road Races, Cross Country races, Team entry fees and Championships. We will soon post uniform suggestions color, type, etc for members only can vote on so please register today.
See Coach Don Ethington for further details.

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AAU National Club Championships Information

Wiregrass Runners Club is planning to register and run as a team this year in the Amature Athletic Union National Track and Field Championships in Orlando. You must have an active AAU Membership and help fund hotel and be willing to pay yor meals. Go to the bellow website for more details. http://aauathletics.org/



About the Wiregrass Runners

 To All Potential Club Members,

Beyond running for a school or just to stay in shape Wiregrass Runners is formed to give opertunities to runners of all ages to train and compete at any level. You might be looking for the experience or have questions about training to improve your time or just for the enjoyment of running. If you have any questions please contact Don Ethington by email or call.  ehsrunner@gmail.com or phone 334 406-0983 cell or 334 393-3315 home

Please provide the following.
email address:
phone: cell:                             home:
I Agree to join and participate and Waiver any and all claims of damage from accident, injury, or illness that I may suffer as a result of my participation or my child's participation in the Wiregrass Runners running club. I will not hold Wiregrass Runners or the Department of Leisure Services responsible and hereby waive, release all claims any and all known and forseen and unforseen injury. I give permission for the use of name/or picture in any broadcast or other account of Wiregrass Runners.

Membership Fees: 

Annual fee:  $20

3 Yr Membership Fee:    $50

Family Life Time Membership:    $250

Make Checks out to: Wiregrass Runners

Contact Information:

Don Ethington at ehsrunner@gmail.com or 334 406-0983

 This organization is a 501c None Profit group and any Donations are Welcome.





2009-2010 Race Schedule as of 2/2/2010


DOR = Day of Race     40 S = Numbers of Schools      ** = School XC Meet                                  

Feb 6   Pensacola Bch, FL.  Double Bridge 15K/5K.  8am. RW. $30/$35. Info: Joe Joseph 850-434-2800
             or www.pensacolasports.com.

Feb 6   Ft. Rucker, AL.  Black History Celebration 5K. 9am. Info: Caroline Driscoll 334-255-0308 or

Feb 6   Dauphin Island, AL.  Battle of Mobile Bay 5K.  9am. $15/$18. RW. 251-473-7223. 

Feb 6   Auburn, AL.  Love Your Heart 10K.  Info: www.auburnrunning.org

Feb 7   Tallahassee, FL  Tallahassee Marathon/1/2Mar.  7:30am ET. FSU Mike Long Track.
             Info: Jay Silvanima 850-264-0739 or www.tallahasseemarathon.com.

Feb 13  Panama City, FL.  Mardi Gras 5K.  8am. Starts at the "Oaks by the Bay" Park in St. Andrews at
             10th St. & Beck. Info: 850-774-0018 or 850-265-8439 or joeruns@yahoo.com.
              *** DRC GRAND PRIX RACE *** 

Feb 13  Tallahassee, FL.  Run For Cookies 5K.  8:30am ET. Info: Tom Perkins 850-894-2019.

Feb 13  Destin, FLValentine 8K "Kiss 'Em To The Finish".  9am. The Track Recreation Center.
              Info: Brian McMahon 850-651-8958. *** DRC GRAND PRIX RACE ***

Feb 13  Gulf Shores, AL.  Sweetheart 5K/10K.  9am. Starts at the Hangout. Info: Richard Dickinson
              251-978-4708 or www.lafleetfett.com. .

?           Bainbridge, GA.  Trade Love Run 10K/5K. 9am ET. $20 or canned goods valued at $20. Info:
             Larissa Carpenter at gagranolagirl@gmail.com.          

Feb 13  Prattville, AL.  Polar Bear 5K.  9am. 1st Baptist Church. Info: Larry Jenkins 334-365-0606.       

Feb 14  Birmingham, AL.  Mercedes Marathon 1/2Mar/5K.  7am. Info: www.mercedesmarathon.com. .

Feb 14  Mobile, AL.  Joe Cain Classic 5K.  8am. Post-race block party. Info: Pat Hilliard 251-478-6389 or

Feb 20  Tallahassee, FL.  Flash 12K.  8:30am ET.  Info: Mark Priddy 850-668-4907 or markpriddy@msn.com.

Feb 20  Panama City, FL.  Holy Nativity Episcopal School 5K.  8am. Info: 850-747-0060. 

             Montgomery, AL.  Huntingdon College Founder's Day 5K.  8:30am. 1500 E. Fairview Dr.
             Info: www.huntingdon.edu.

             Troy, AL.  Troy Relay for Life Catch Me If You Can 5K.  9am. Troy University. Female runners get
             a 3 minute head start on males. $18/$20. Info: James Micciche at jmicciche@troy.edu or

Feb 20  Gulf Breeze, FL  Run For The World 5K.  8am. $17/$25. Biff Wheeler 850-934-1011.

Feb 27  Tallahassee, FL.  Race Judicata 5K.  8:30am ET. FSU Law School. Julie Lemmer

Feb 27  Niceville, FL.  Band on the Run 5K.  8am. Niceville High School. Info: Dennis Samac 850-678-6682
             or samacd@valp.net or www.nicevillehighschool.org.             

             DeFuniak Spgs, FL.  Chautauqua 5K.  8am. $15 by 2/14; $20 RD. Info: Christine Guzowski
             850-892-5615 or christineguz@gmail.com

Feb 27  Luverne, AL.  Miles for Missions 5K/1 Mile.  9am. Tom Harbin Farm Center. $15 by 2/5; $18 after.
              Info: Tracy Watson 334-335-2437 or 334-697-0003 or visit www.crenshawmission.com.

Feb 27  Mobile, AL.  Thin Mint Sprint 5K.  8am. Langan Municipal Park. Info: 251-344-3330.

Feb 27  Tallahassee, FL.  Habitat For Humanity 5K.  9am ET. FSU Tully Gym. info@fsuhabitat.org.

Feb 28  New Orleans, LA.  Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras Marathon/1/2 Mar/5K.  7am. Info: 1-888-485-2582
             or www.mardigrasmarathon.com.

Mar 6   Daphne, AL.  SEEDS Classic Rock 5K.  8am. Info: Denise D'Oliveira 251-656-7333.

Mar 6   Albany, GA.  Snickers® Marathon™ Energy Bar Marathon/Half Marathon.  7am ET. Info:
             Lisa Riddle 229-317-4760. Registration info at www.snickersmarathonenergybarmarathon.com

             Auburn, AL.  Shamrock 5K to Prevent Child Abuse.  8am. Auburn University. Info: Kelsey Ware
             256-797-8849 or aukdshamrock09@gmail.com.          

Mar 6   Rome, GA.  Berry Half Marathon/10K/5K.  8am ET. Berry College. Info:

             Valdosta, GA.  Shamrock Shuffle 5K.  8am ET. Valdosta State University Student Rec Center. Info:
              229-333-5674 or jowright@valdosta.edu.

Mar 6   Pensacola, FL.  Dogwood Dash 5K.  8am. 140 W. Government Street at Spring Street. 
              Info: Ted Ruckstuhl 850-438-4322 or tjruck@bellsouth.net. .

Mar 13  Chautauqua 5K Run/Fun  in DeFuniak Springs, FL.