Day 19: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – 3 Doors Down

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ put it’s third team in the ‘New York Groove’ today as the Charlie Taylor Team made it to Battery Park when Jill Williams speed-blitzed walked the last mile to the finish. We now have three teams that have reached the Big Apple. The only three teams in race history ever to do so. More men have been to the moon than that. The team didn’t stop at the finish line though, they kept running to some of the hottest tourist spots on the map (for nearly 40 more miles) before calling it a day and trying to find some oil for Steve Acciarito’s knees. Big congrats to The Chucks.

Day 19 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Charlie Taylor Team – 77.83 miles
  • Hope Shull Team – 100.78 miles

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 – 2,907.00 miles, FINISHED – 18 Days, 17 Hours, 33 Minutes
  4. Hope Shull Team – 2,416.11 miles (127.16 mi/day, 83.1% 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…

Charlie Taylor Team: The Chucks are the one team that appeared to be paced perfectly for a 4,000 mile race. Which would have been great if this wasn’t a 2,907 mile race. But with that said, the team appeared to be getting stronger as the race went on. It had major performances most days and only a couple of dud days. The team was extremely evenly balanced from top to bottom with a strong median engine that churned relentlessly.

The most impressive part about this team is that every runner contributed very day over the course of 19 days. That’s right, a perfect 285 for 285. 100% participation for the entire event. Truly mind-blowing, as the team, like others had a lot of life and loss happen during the event.

The Chucks had four runners eclipse 300 miles for the race – Seth Crowe (331.43), Joshua Holmes (331.43), Steve Acciarito (323.54), and Jeremy Reed (312.62). Then the team had three runners with strong 200+ mile performances – Elva Matamoros (287.64), Tiffani Glass (281.17), and Jen Metcalf (216.78).

Nearly everyone else on the team had a personal high or record for number of miles over the course of the 19 days including Jill Williams who recorded miles for a career high 19 straight days. Renee Holcomb had her most miles in a month with 88.43.

Robin Robbins, Marj Mitchell, Greta Reed, Jemal Swoboda, Aimee Shilling, and Sharon Carver also made big contributions that helped The Chucks get to NYC a lot faster than they originally estimated it would take them.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance 
Place: 3rd
Time: 18 Days, 17 Hours, 33 Minutes
Averaged: 153.01 miles/day
Total Miles: 2,907.00 – Run It Fast – Race Across the USA, 3rd Place

The Charlie Taylor Team (Joshua Holmes, captain)

  • Seth Crowe – 331.44
  • Joshua Holmes – 331.43
  • Steve Acciarito – 323.54
  • Jeremy Reed – 312.62
  • Elva Matamoros – 287.64
  • Tiffani Glass – 281.17
  • Jen Metcalf – 216.78
  • Robin Robbins – 151.81
  • Marj Mitchell – 132.46
  • Greta Reed – 125.77
  • Jemal Swoboda – 107.74
  • Aimee Shilling – 101.51
  • Renée Holcomb – 88.43
  • Sharon Carver – 79.17
  • Jill Williams – 77.70

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 19)

  1. Steve Acciarito – 18.75
  2. Joshua Holmes – 15.72
  3. Jeremy Reed – 15.56
  4. Elva Matamoros – 11.14
  5. Tiffani Glass – 9.70

Hope Shull Team:  The Chucks only needed 77+ miles, so Hope’s team won the day with their 100.78 miles. Analysts predict they have great odds to win every day the rest of the way now.

Just a 100 miles today for The Hopes. It was a rest day for most of the team as Friday, Monday, and Wednesday’s usually are.

The usual suspects were at the top of the HOPE leader-board for Friday –  Kit Brazier with 15.51 miles, Sherry Meador 15.06 miles, Randy Broadway 15.00 miles, Marylou Corino 13.20 miles, and Rachael Anderson with 10.50 miles.

A member of the Suzy Michelson Team driving back home after three days of partying in NYC came across the Hope RV and stopped to wish them luck the rest of the way. In a secretly recorded video that was sent in to Mission Control (and since destroyed), it caught the team in a huddle chanting the following over and over before their first miles of the day:

“We are good enough, we are smart enough, we are good looking enough, we run enough, we are fun to be with, we might finish the race, and doggone it, people like us.”

We believe you will as well. Keep truckin’!

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 19 Miles: 100.78 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,416.11
Miles From NYC: -490.89

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 19)

  1. Kit Brazier – 15.51
  2. Sherry Meador – 15.06
  3. Randy Broadway – 15.00
  4. Marylou Corino – 13.20
  5. Rachael Anderson – 10.50

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – FINISHED – Champions
  • Jeffrey Price Team – FINISHED – 2nd Place
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Steve Acciarito (18.75 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Kit Brazier (15.51 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 18.75
  2. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 15.72
  3. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 15.56
  4. Kit Brazier (HST) – 15.51
  5. Sherry Meador (HST) – 15.06
  6. Randy Broadway (HST) – 15.00
  7. Marylou Corino (HST) – 13.20
  8. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 11.14
  9. Rachael Anderson (HST) – 10.50
  10. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 9.70

Top Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 393.33 (15 days/finished)
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 380.42 (18 days/finished)
  3. Tom Orr (JPT) – 371.61 (18 days/finished)
  4. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 362.99
  5. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 349.15 (18 days/finished)
  6. Kit Brazier (HST) – 339.61
  7. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 331.44
  8. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 331.43
  9. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 323.54
  10. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 312.62
  11. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 309.54 (15 days/finished)
  12. David Nichols (SMT) – 293.63 (15 days/finished)
  13. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 287.64
  14. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 286.87 (15 days/finished)
  15. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 281.17
  16. Cathy Downes (HST) – 271.89
  17. Alfa Severino (JPT) – 271.84 (18 days/finished)
  18. Melissa Price (JPT) – 260.84 (18 days/finished)
  19. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 248.63 (15 days/finished)
  20. Randy Broadway (HST) – 241.01

Jill Johnson, of the Charlie Taylor Team, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. She ran the team across the finish in New York City today and also put down miles for a personal high of 19 consecutive days. In addition, she was ‘Mission Control’ for the race that helped keep the data straight and teams on target. A major thank you from everyone involved.

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

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

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

Congrats to all these amazing runners!

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