The first of it’s kind event being hosted by the AAU is all set and ready to go this weekend, Dec 4-5, in Tallahassee, FL. In an effort to minimize possible health concerns, 3 start times (2:00, 3:15, 3:30) are being used to limit the number of athletes on the course at one time.

It’s expected that there will be 63 starters split amongst the 3 races, with the 5km / 10km athletes going first. Within this field are the following HS athletes and notable open/masters as well.

Kevian FelicianoM13River City Finish
Tanner DilworthM14JC Spirit
Grigoriy ZolotarevM17-18West Express Elite
Calley StarrF13JC Spirit
Madison MorganF14UNA
Abigail CupoF15-16UNA
Rylee VolkF15-16UNA
Nicole ShorrF17-18West Express Elite
Katie SmithF32UNA
Matthew HoltryM42UNA
Daniel O’BrienM55UNA
David SwartsM55UNA
Douglas JohnsonM60UNA
Steven PecinovskyM65UNA

The 2nd and 3rd waves consist of many up and coming Junior Olympic athletes competing at the 1km and 3km distances. Surely, we’ll be hearing their names in the next few years as they advance up the ranks and achieve performances that land them on the national leaderboards.

Officiating will be handled by 10 USATF certified Race Walk officials, of which 4 are at National or Master level certification.

Following the Race

Live Stream: At press time, it is still uncertain whether the event will be broadcast by FloTrack/Milesplit. Should that information get updated, we’ll post a link here and to all social media accounts. *Update* There will be no live stream of the event, but video may be available post race.

Live Splits: Race results will be handled by the excellent team from AdkinsTrak. Get all the times & splits here. *Update* Results will be posted at the conclusion of each race, once judging decisions are complete.