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The 32nd Annual FLASH 12K/6K is run in memory of Tim Simpkins, Gulf Winds Track Club's original Superhero. Read David Yon's story here: www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2014/02/16/yon-column-a-heart-beats-on-for-tim-simpkins-/5526155/.
Both the 6k and 12k courses are USATF Certified (FL11133EBM), (FL16069TY). The 12K is only 1 of 2 Certified 12k courses in the whole State of Florida. The first and last miles run through the little village of St. Marks and the rest of the course is on the paved St. Marks Historic State Trail. Beautiful flat, fast, and mostly shaded race course! 12K equals 7.456 miles. 6K equals 3.728 miles. Net elevation gain is 2.13 meters (7 feet) for the 12K and 1 meter for the 6K.
Start/Finish at the Fort at San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park. Awards ceremony next door at the St. Marks River Park pavilion. Parking is back towards the east on Riverside drive.
Shirts: We are going with "Port & Company Long Sleeve Performance Blend (cotton/poly)" with the classic Flash artwork you have all come to expect.
Directions: Race is 22 miles down South Monroe St. from the State Capital complex. Please enter this address into your GPS instead of the Fort's address: 25 Riverside Dr, St Marks, FL 32355 then look for the Parking Field on the left.
If you don't use a GPS then follow South Monroe until it ends at the stop sign in St. Marks next to Cooter Stew Restaurant and the Riverside Cafe. Take a right to the Parking Field and pathway to the race start which will be on your left . (Please be aware of the posted speed limit when traveling through the town of Woodville).
Race starts PROMPTLY at 8:30 a.m. Allow for travel time, warm up, and bathroom breaks.
Parents: we rarely have teenage runners. Tell your teenager to come out and participate!
Gulf Winds Track Club members will receive a $2 discount at checkout. Members must be signed in to their RunSignup account to receive the automatic discount.
If you are not currently a GWTC member, you will have an opportunity to join at checkout.
No discounts on race day ($23, shirts only if available).
Proceeds go to the RonStrong Foundation, Inc. which is a 501(c)(3), not for profit corporation established to support cancer treatment and research activities with a current emphasis on supporting such activities in Tallahassee and surrounding communities in North Florida.
Advance Packet Pick Up: Come pick up your packet or register onsite at the Salty Dawg on Thursday, February 13th. Time: 4 to 7 pm. Be sure to grab a beer or Coke and a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich or wings while you are there. Best Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches on the planet. Address: 3813 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303 - Menu: https://www.allmenus.com/fl/tallahassee/323535-salty-dawg-pub-and-deli/menu/
Race Day Music provided by Aairius DJ Entertainment. www.aairiusdj.com
Post-Race Party: A complimentary Oyster City brew offered to the first 150 runners at Cooter Stew Restaurant < after the race ;) >. Food available for purchase. Working on live music now.
Avoid race day anxiety and pre-register before race day!
Keith Rowe is the Race Director. Text (850) 322-6614 or email Keith Rowe with any questions.
Fees: $23 with shirt; $20 no shirt until race day, then all entries are $23.