GWTC 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 races and the fastest team.

In the participation competition, students count as two points. Parents, teachers, and or friends of the school count as one point.  The schools with the largest number of points will win money and/or gift cards to help support their running programs.

The fastest team is determined by the top five finishers for each school. To count in the top five runners must be a student or a teacher at the school. Runners are assigned points based on the place they finish. Lowest score wins.

There are currently four area races that award points for the Youth Striders Program:

Springtime Tallahassee (1 mile, 5k, or 10k), March 30, 2019


Rex Clevland Magical Mile, November 3, 2019 (Date is tentative)&

Turkey Trot (1 mile, 5k, 10k, or 15K), November 28, 2019 (2019 Registration not open yet)
*Schools can also earn points for canned good donations at this race

For more info and to be sure your school gets our latest news, please email Amy Hines (

Youth Running

2006 Prep Stuff

2006 Cross Country Honor Roll Middle School Monsters Everhart Owl Run Champs/All Time Winners 2006 Everhart Owl Run results 'Girls Run Wild!' at Owl Run Cougar XC Challenge - 9/16/2006 Maclay 2006 Cross Country Schedule 2006 City Championship results 2006...

2005 Prep Stuff

'05 Middle School XC results Raa is on a roll: 2005 Owl Run 2005 Everhart Owl Run results 2005 Maclay Cross Country schedule 2005 Big Bend Top 3 2005 Maclay Track & Field schedule 2005 Maclay track meet schedule Youth...

2004 Prep Stuff

All Big Bend: Blocker, Bryant, Gowan, Droze '04 High School Cross Country preview 2004 Big Bend Cross Country 5K Honor Roll: FINAL Everhart Owl Run draws record # of participants Cross Country action coming up Youth Running

2004 Prep Stuff

Chiles rules City Championships City Cross Country Championships 10/2 Preps take off: Lincoln Invitational Godby, Rickards rely on relay excellence in 2A Finals Upholding a tradition: 1A Track Finals Track programs to see STI proceeds Seminole Track...

2003 Prep Stuff

Chiles train rolls on to State Cross Country landscape changing 2003 Big Bend Cross Country Honor Roll Middle schoolers compete at Owl Run If you host it, they will come (NFC Summit, 9/20/03) Eagles Invitational results Maclay 2003 Overview Track Schedule...

2002 Prep Stuff

Ryan Express rolls west Deak wraps up cross country season Maclay asserts dominance Holy cow! A perfect 15 Maclay sweeps own meet NFC hosts meet Sept. 28 2002 Cross Country Honor Roll 2002 Cross Country in full swing Deak, Geskovich star at FSU...

2001 Prep Stuff

All Big Bend 2001 Cross Country Teams Four area prep runners do well - 12/03/01 Breakthroughs and heartbreaks at state finals Local HS teams advance to state  Local schools move on to region x-country Panhandle Championships 2001 NFC Cross Country News...

Prep Stuff from 1999

99 All Big Bend CC Team/Coach 99 State CC Championships Maclay wins 1A State Championship On to State - District 1 Region Meets Eagle Invitational 99 Big Bend Honor Roll Listings Maclay City Invitational, Oct. 6, 1999 USF/Jesuit Cross Country Meet Champ...

Prep Stuff from 1998

Florida Boys Panhandle Championships, 10/24/98 Cedric Gillette and Elizabeth Wester head Big Bend Honor Roll list Cross country Results for the Maclay Invitational Holy Comforter Hosts Cross Country 9/24/98 Maclay Marauders get Muddy in Mobile 9/19 Youth...