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A GULF WINDS TRACK CLUB Sponsored Event
The 29th 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 San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park. Awards ceremony next door, at the St. Marks River Park pavilion.
Directions: Race is 22 miles down South Monroe St. from the State Capital complex. Follow South Monroe until it ends at the stop sign in St. Marks next to Cooter Stew Restaurant. Take a right to the parking field and pathway to the race start. (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.
12k/6k awards: Trophies for Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female. Each race.
Age group awards, (3 deep M/F), Awards,age 9 and under; age 10 and above in 5 year increments. Cooler bags and pint glasses for age group winners. Pint glasses for 2nd and 3rd place in each age group.
Parents: we rarely have teen age runners. Tell your teenager to come out and participate!
Gulf Winds Track Club members in good standing (after we verify that your dues are current and up-to-date) will receive a $2 discount on the No Shirt and Shirt entry fee. Enter discount code GWTCFLASH2017 via the appropriate box to qualify.
If you are not currently a GWTC member, join: http://www.gulfwinds.org/Membership/memberinfo.asp
No discounts on race day ($20, shirts only if available).
Proceeds go to the Chenoweth Endowment Fund which promotes youth running and fitness in the Big Bend Area. http://www.gulfwinds.org/Chenoweth/chen_index.asp
Advance Packet Pick Up: Thursday, February 16th. Island Wing Company, 1370 Market St. http://www.islandwing.com/. Time: 5 to 8 pm.
Music provided by Aairius DJ Entertainment. www.aairiusdj.com.
A complimentary Oyster City brew offered to the first 150 runners at Cooter Stew Restaurant. Food available for purchase.
Avoid race day anxiety and pre register before race day!
Mark Priddy is the Race Director. Text 850.508.1961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. with any questions.