Saturday, September 20, 2014

2014 Duck and Run 5k Results

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, runners, and especially Leigh Patterson for a great event today. Great weather, a great course, and great people made for a fun race. A special thanks to Mark Humphries for scoring this race.

Results are ready!

Overall Results

Age Group Results


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

2014 Duck and Run 5K Late Registration

It's our 11th annual Duck and Run 5K!  No gimmicks--just a well-run, certified, mildly challenging 5K.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM at 125 East Street, Athens, AL.

This mildly challenging race will take runners through historic Athens neighborhoods and through the Courthouse Square. Prizes will be awarded, including cash prizes! T-shirts: must preregister to guarantee size.  Runners and walkers are welcome!

Online registration is now closed. Late and race-day registration is $25. Fun Run registration is $10. Late registration and packet pickup is on Thursday, September 18th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 p.m at Fleet Feet Sports in Huntsviille and on Friday, September 19th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the the KALB office at 125 East Street in Athens.

Race Day Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. 5K begins at 8:00 a.m. Fun Run begins at 9:00 a.m.

Stay in town and enjoy the shops on the square or grab a bite to eat at one of the great restaurants within walking distance of the race location.

All race proceeds benefit Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful, Inc., a 501(C)3 non-profit organization.


Printable Registration Form:
You can also check out our Facebook event page. Join the event and let everyone know you're coming!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Light Up the Night 5k

Light Up the Night is a 5k run/walk at Athens Bible School presented by Bankston Motor Homes .  Runners will weave through the historic district of Athens, AL following luminaries to mark the course and wearing anything that glows.  Once again, Bankston Motor Homes has graciously offered to sponsor this race as each runner's participation will raise money to help Eli Williams and his family.

This event will be Friday evening, June 20, 2014.

Light Up the Night 5K

For more information visit this link.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mountain Mist 2014

The 20th annual Mountain Mist 50 kilometer trail race was Saturday, January 25, at Monte Sano State Park. This is the premier trail ultra-marathon in the Southeast. It draws top runners from all over and sells out very quickly. This year's race was special for a few reasons.

  1. The field was expanded and there were 327 finishers, a record number. 
  2. Dink Taylor, the race director and ultra running legend, actually got to run the race this year. It was his first time to run Mountain Mist.
  3. The course changed this year to spread the field out before the first technical descent.
  4. Three runners were toeing the start line for the 20th time, Dewayne Satterfield, Lonnie Vogan, and Jim Call. All three finished and received a special belt buckle for their perfect attendance at Mountain Mist.
Because of the recent very cold weather, the course was frozen and very dry. The weather was cold at the start, but warmed to nearly ideal trail running temperatures during the morning. It seemed to be set up for some fast times, but it didn't end up that way. The winning time was over four hours for the first time since 2009. 

The overall winner was Scott Breeden from Bloomington, IN, in 4:03:52. The female winner was Sarah Maltby from Richmond Hill, GA, in 5:18:41. Overall results, age group results, and results with Fearn Road splits are available on the HTC website.

There were six Limestone County finishers listed below.
  1. Eric Patterson, Athens, 5:29:42
  2. Tony King, Athens, 6:03:44
  3. Matthew Davis, Athens, 6:13:08
  4. Lanier Greenhaw, Athens, 6:38:45
  5. Debi Crowley, Elkmont, 8:14:58
  6. Angie Smith, Athens, 8:36:45

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Rocket City Marathon 2013

The 2013 Rocket City Marathon was Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. This was the final running of the Rocket City Marathon with the downtown Huntsville Holiday Inn as the race headquarters. The Holiday Inn closed the day following the race and is scheduled for demolition for reuse of the property. This marks the end of an era for the Rocket City Marathon. The course has changed a few times during the 37 year history of the event, but the current course with only minor changes has been in use for many years. The Huntsville Track Club made an announcement about the new course at the pre-race dinner. Chris Welch did a nice story on the announcement and the new course on i4sports.

There was much concern about the weather leading into this race. The forecast many days in advance called for cold rain all through the race. However, the runners really caught a break with the weather. There was light rain at the start which mostly gave way to cloudy skies and temperatures in the low to mid 50s, which is nearly ideal for running.

The overall win at this race stayed local to Madison County as Josh Whitehead of Madison ran a one minute negative split 2:37:25 to take the overall win. The women's winner was Justyne Mudy of Rome, GA, with a massive nearly 4 minute negative split and an impressive 2:46:34, over 5 minutes ahead of second place. The masters winner was Matt Pulle of Nashville, TN, in 2:40:36 and the women's masters winner was Kaye Anne Starosciak of Canton, GA, in 2:58:29.

Complete detailed results are here.

Several Limestone runners made a strong showing at this historic running of the 37th Rocket City Marathon. Chris Ramsden of Athens broke the very difficult 3 hour barrier with an impressive near even split race in 2:59:35. Johnny Maplesden was granted a late entry due to the cancellation of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon, and ran a personal best 3:29:41. Eric Patterson led the 3:30 pace group to a 3:29:24 finish. Jonathan and Emily Spry teamed up to lead the 3:45 pace group to a 3:44:30 finish.

Just a few photos courtesy of Gregg Gelmis of We Run Huntsville.
Chris Ramsden (Captain America) at Mile 7 (Photo by Gregg Gelmis)
Eric Patterson leading the 3:30 Pace Group at Mile 2 with Jordon Paul (left) (Photo by Gregg Gelmis)
Jonathan and Emily Spry finishing together (Photo by Gregg Gelmis)
Johnny Maplesden hanging tough at the finish (Photo by Gregg Gelmis)

Limestone County finishers are listed below.
1. 2:59:35
2. 3:23:53
3. 3:29:24
4. 3:29:41
5. 3:44:30
6. 3:44:30
7. 3:49:22
8. 4:13:02
9. 4:33:17
10. 5:03:10
Tucker Sr
11. 5:21:20
12. 5:25:27