The Big Bend Area is loaded with talented cross country runners and a good variety of terrain for those races.  The ARP is the place to be for championship races on smooth rolling trails with good footing. It seems impossible that the venue could be beginning its second year.  But if Herb says it, it almost certainly true. And Herb Wills has all the facts and the schedules to maximize you efforts to enjoy this year’s season whether you are watching and running.  For a lot of good information go to Trouble Afoot.

Tomorrows races on the Phipps property will feature tough course with distances of  8K, 5K and 3K.  No one every complained about these courses as not being “real” cross country.

Youth Running

Youth Running in the Big Bend

August 2019 Jackson Yarbrough and Alyson Churchill were the winning duo at Dueling Summits (Herb) Apalachee Regional Park's 2019 cross-country schedule--the second decade begins (Herb) Leon County Schools' 2019 middle school cross country schedule (Herb)...

SMIRFS Summer Youth Running Program

Each summer beginning June the City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs and by Gulf Winds Track Club team up for this youth running program. The program's goal is to provide opportunities for students in elementary, middle and early...

School Grants

The Gulf Winds School Grant program is designed to help teachers and parent volunteers develop a youth running program at every local school. The emphasis of this program is on running or fast walking and to help the child develop a healthy lifestyle. Gulf...

Youth Striders

The Gulf Winds Youth Striders Program exists to promote running for youth runners and their families through friendly competition, training groups, and money to support training groups.Schools compete to have the greatest number of participants in local...

The Stoltz Report Jana Stolting

Jana Stolting is a talented Maclay distance runner who brings us her reports of the best of the local high school running scene   The Torch Passes Stoltzing - Story of a Winner Last Step for State Districts Blazing on the West Coast Gatorland FSU...