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A Night for Smiles – Awards 2019

It was indeed a night for smiles and a chance to say thank you to a lot of people for their hard work on behalf of Gulf Winds Track Club and the Tallahassee running community.  There is so much effort and knowledge that goes into a year of planning, preparing and...

Roll another year over, but what about the decade? D Yon 01-2020

Sometimes I get confused.  Ok, often I am confused.  On January 1, 2020, I began my 38th year of running, including somewhere around 75,000 miles (maybe more).   What I do not understand, however, is whether December 31, 2019, was the last day of the decade referred...

How They Train – Stan Linton January 2020

Age 25 Did you compete in high school cross country or track? I competed in both cross country and track at Wakulla High School.  I was coached by Paul Hoover. Did you compete in college cross country or track? I competed in both cross country and track at Florida...

Wilde Mountain Scramble 2020

32 runners, 6 volunteers, 1 canineTop 3 males were Gary Droze, (32:39) Chris O’kelley, (36:23) , Jonathan Kiros (38:18)Top 3 females were Stella Lewis, (36:33) Clifton Lewis, (39:47) and Leah Kiros, (42:53).Chris O’Kelley had a lucky pick of –4 to bump...

2020 Election Results

Results from the 2020 Gulf Winds elections are in. First, thank you to the 353 club members who cast a ballot, the Club appreciates your time and thought in helping select our new board.Without further ado the 2020 board of directors are:President: Paul...

Chiles harriers Filippo Aldrovandi-Reina and Alyson Churchill sweep the Tannenbaum 6K – H Wills 2019

The closing race of the 2010s for Gulf Winds Track Club, the ninthannual Tannenbaum 6K was at Apalachee Regional Park ChampionshipCross-Country Course this past Saturday, Dec. 21. Here's what happenedat the last race of the year."Chiles harriers Filippo...

GWTC – What We’re About

GWTC Members Only Discounts

The following local businesses offer discounts to members of GWTC.     10% off running shoes and apparel 1845 Thomasville Road (850) 727-8011   10% off running shoes and apparel 2743 Capital Circle NE (850) 531-9001   Best rates + 20% discount for...

GWTC What We’re About

Gulf Winds Track Club includes joggers, runners, race walkers and triathletes of all levels of ability and training, whether they participate for competition, fitness or personal social enjoyment. Our newsletters, social meetings and lecture series inform members of...

Youth Running in the Big Bend

Junior Olympians Region 4 titles 2019 H Wills

I'm guessing that because USATF Region 4 includes three states--SouthCarolina, Georgia, and Florida--the Region 4 Junior OlympicCross-Country championship is only in Florida once every three years,and between times Georgia and South Carolina get their...

The ARP Hosts the State Championships again

Brian Miller has done an outstanding job covering high school running in Tallahassee for the Tallahassee Democrat. The Timberwolves picked up a 3rd-place finish from senior Caitlin Wilkey and a 5th-place result from senior Alyson Churchill to earn another trophy. ...

Feeling blue–Ella Porcher and Junious Brown fronted Maclay to a sweep of 1A District 2 H Wills 10-2019

There were several Big Bend Schools competing in Live Oak this morningat the 2019 1A District 2 cross-country championships. If you're tiredof reading "Maclay" and "sweep" in the same sentence, this articleoffers you no relief: "Feeling blue--Ella Porcher...

After five weeks and six meets, Leon County Schools' 2019 middle school cross-country season is over. And just like each year since 2010, the season ended with the League Championship Meet at Apalachee Regional Park. When the NCAA meet comes here in 2021,...

Twilight Invitational Report Herb Wills 2019

Junious Brown, Ella Porcher, and Maclay take the brooms to Live Oak for the Twilight Invitational  Youth Running

Kyra Swart and Patrick Koon saddle up at the Mustang Stampede Cross-Country Meet Herb 2019

There are only two meets left in Leon County Schools' 2019 middle school cross-country season, the Falcon Invitational at Phipps Park on Sept. 26 and the League Championship at Apalachee Regional Park on Oct. 3. It's a six-meet season, and the fourth meet...

School Running Grant Program

School Running Grant Program

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GWTC Volunteer Spotlight

It has been said that in most non-profit organizations 10% of the members do 90% of the work.  GWTC, though a not-for-profit entity, has historically been made up of a large number of individuals who have given much back to the club and the sport that has added so much to their lives.

There is simply no disputing that GWTC ceases to exist if its volunteers suddenly disappeared.  Fortunately, that is not going to happen.  But there is always a need for new volunteers.  Yes, it is work, but it is also very rewarding.  This feature, Volunteer Spotlight, will tell the volunteer story.  Our focus will be on members who volunteer but do not get a lot of recognition. Without these volunteers, things start falling apart very quickly.

Gulf Winds Track Club continues to be volunteer-driven and volunteer-needy.

Volunteer Spotlight Burt Melaugh

Sometimes the best surprises just appear in your inbox.  Today’s race directors know just how special it is to find an email in their inbox saying “can I help somehow?”   That is exactly what happened last November when Burt Melaugh answered a desperate...

Volunteer Spotlight Killius and Good

These two dynamic women teamed up to put on the Big Bend Cares AIDS 5K in October. While working the finish line, I found out that Krista had spearheaded the run portion of the local Corporate Cup Challenge. The folks who manage that race had asked me to...

Volunteer Spotlight Droze

Judy Alexander is taking a break from the ‘Spotlight’ this month. In her place, the venerable Gary Droze has whipped up a delightful piece for you to enjoy. This modest GWTC Hall of Famer is a runner, teacher, coach and husband who volunteers thousands of...

Volunteer Spotlight Mike Boll

This month’s spotlighted volunteer is Mike Boll, who always has a smile on his face and a positive comment to make. Mike is modest about his volunteerism, but make no mistake; he is always there with a helping hand when you need him!I have been a member of...

Volunteer Spotlight – Elizabeth Stupi

Brian and I had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Stupi at the pre-race pasta dinner the night before the 2010 Tallahassee Marathon (her first!) and she has continued to impress us ever since. Elizabeth showed up early for her 2-hour Springtime packet...

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