Day 18: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Black Diamond


Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ had it’s second team reach New York City when team captain, Melissa Price, ran the last leg for the Jeffrey Price Team across the finish. It was a moment that brought a smile to everyone’s face. The team finished in 17 days, 15 hours, 28 minutes.

On down the road, the Charlie Taylor Team had a monster day with 195.96 miles, bringing them to the brink of finishing this race as well. They are just a stone throw away from doing that tomorrow. The Hope Shull Team paced well today and made great progress.

Day 18 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Jeffrey Price Team – 100.86 miles (6.72 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 195.96 miles (13.06 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 120.37 miles (8.02 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,907.00 miles, FINISHED – 14 Days, 21 Hours, 10 Minutes
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,907.00  miles, FINISHED – 17 Days, 15 Hours, 28 Minutes
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,829.40 miles (157.19 mi/day, 97.3% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 2,315.33 miles (128.63 mi/day, 79.7% completed)


Click HERE to view where the teams are on the Google Map

Let’s get into the stats, standings, and recaps from the road…


Jeffrey Price Team: Everyone that participated in this entire event was all smiles to hear that team captain Melissa Price ran the last few miles to the finish of this race in New York City earlier today. The team is named in memory of Melissa’s husband Jeffrey who passed away from cancer just weeks ago.

Melissa took this task on very soon after Jeffrey’s death and thrived leading and inspiring her team the entire way. Melissa put down big double-digit miles every single day. Such big miles at such a frequency she had never done before. It was obvious she was being shined down on and inspired from above. We are thankful for the Price family.

The Jeffrey Price Team was a force from the start. They kept pushing the team in front of them, and when the team behind them started sneaking up on them at the end, they floored the accelerator and finished the race with an impressive finish in 17 days, 15 hours, and 28 minutes.

Everyone on the team contributed and many runners stood out, but none no more impressive than Heather McComb who recorded 18 consecutive days of 20+ miles for this team. She finished the race with 380.42 miles.

Tom Orr was close on Heather’s heels every day and had the race of his life. He finished with 371.61 miles.

Karl Studtmann had multiple, massive mileage explosions of 60 miles.

The Jeffrey Price Team (Melissa Price, captain)

  • Heather McComb – 380.42
  • Tom Orr – 371.61
  • Karl Studtmann – 349.15
  • Alfa Severino – 271.84
  • Melissa Price – 260.84
  • Karla Kent – 224.27
  • John Leighton – 196.79
  • Sofie Romero – 154.19
  • Lance Forest – 140.46
  • Darrell Richardson – 137.19
  • Donna Burns – 119.17
  • Alicja G Miles – 112.13
  • Eric Spencer – 107.34
  • Aaron Braunstein – 76.73
  • David Oglesby – 40.93

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance 
Place: 2nd
Time: 17 Days, 15 Hours, 28 Minutes
Averaged: 161.51 miles/day
Total Miles: 2,907.00 – Run It Fast – Race Across the USA, Runner-Up

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 18)

  1. Alfa Severino – 23.24
  2. Heather McComb – 21.98
  3. Tom Orr – 15.17
  4. Melissa Price – 14.06
  5. Aaron Braunstein – 13.01


Charlie Taylor Team: An explosive day from The Chucks as they attacked two-days worth of miles and tried to slam them down in one day. The end result was one of the highest mileage weekday totals of the entire race from any team. They finished the day with 195.96 miles.

The onslaught was led by Seth ‘Black Diamond’ Crowe, who in Gene Simmons fashion, promoted himself to 42.23 big miles. This guy is as tough as they come. Word on the street is that Seth eats nails for breakfast and sheet’s metal the rest of the day. Get all your metal needs at Reed’s Metals of Jackson, TN.

Seth had help, with double-30’s, from Elva Matamoros (30.58) and Tiffani Glass (30.40). Both of these women have been so strong day after day for The Chucks.

RIF #33 Robin Robbins dedicated his 13.59 miles for the day to the kids of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Robin has raised thousands of dollars for St. Jude over the years and through many races he has participated in.

The Chucks are just 77.60 miles away from the finish in New York City. Tomorrow they will arrive and celebrate. It’s been a fun and encouraging journey the entire way for the team. Friendships have been made that will last for years. Epic performances were put down that will be remembered for several lifetimes.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 18 Miles: 195.96 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,829.40
Miles From NYC: -77.60

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 18)

  1. Seth Crowe – 42.23
  2. Elva Matamoros – 30.58
  3. Tiffani Glass – 30.40
  4. Joshua Holmes – 20.01
  5. Robin Robbins – 13.59


Hope Shull Team:  Step-by-step, the Hope Shull Team will one day, perhaps, leave the great state of Tennessee. They were solid today behind Marylou Corino’s 30.37 miles and Kit Brazier’s 23.11 miles.

The team got double-digit miles from Megan Chiu (12.15), Ben Herron (11.62), and Randy Broadway (10.00).

Whoa…late word that The Hopes crossed the Tennessee border, near Bristol, and are now into Virginia. That’s great news.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 18 Miles: 120.37 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,315.33
Miles From NYC: -591.67

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 18)

  1. Marylou Corino – 30.37
  2. Kit Brazier – 23.11
  3. Megan Chiu – 12.15
  4. Ben Herron – 11.62
  5. Randy Broadway – 10.00


Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – FINISHED – Champions
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Alfa Severino (23.24 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Seth Crowe (42.23 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Marylou Corino (30.37 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 42.23
  2. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 30.58
  3. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 30.40
  4. Marylou Corino (HST) – 30.37
  5. Alfa Severino (JPT) – 23.24
  6. Kit Brazier (HST) – 23.11
  7. Heather McComb (JPT) – 21.98
  8. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 20.01
  9. Tom Orr (JPT) – 15.17
  10. Melissa Price (JPT) – 14.06

Top Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 393.33 (15 days/finished)
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 380.42
  3. Tom Orr (JPT) – 371.61
  4. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 349.79
  5. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 349.15
  6. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 329.39
  7. Kit Brazier (HST) – 324.10
  8. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 315.71
  9. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 309.54 (15 days/finished)
  10. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 304.79
  11. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 297.06
  12. David Nichols (SMT) – 293.63 (15 days/finished)
  13. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 286.87 (15 days/finished)
  14. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 276.50


Seth Crowe, of the Charlie Taylor Team, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. He ran 42.23 miles for the day and now has 266.28 miles for the race.


Suzy Michelson Team
Place: 1st
Time: 14 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes
Averaged: 193.80 miles/day
Total Miles: 2,907.00 – Run It Fast – Race Across the USA Champions

The Suzy Michelson Team (Shane Tucker, captain)

  • Chris Clemens – 393.33
  • Barry Reece – 309.54
  • David Nichols – 293.63
  • Alex Barrientos – 286.87
  • Kimberly Atkins – 248.63
  • Thomas Fowler – 230.10
  • JR Reynolds – 203.67
  • Shane Tucker – 181.93
  • Leslie Studtmann – 168.60
  • Violeta Heisler – 127.05
  • Eryn Tyner – 114.81
  • Kim Crowe – 108.41
  • Anthony Ohrey – 99.35 (so, Anthony!)
  • Jeff Lea – 83.32
  • Trent Rosenbloom – 65.29

Congrats to all these amazing runners!

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