Day 12: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – FFWD Run

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA usually has a bit of a lull every Friday before big massive weekends from the teams, but today was the exception to that rule. Rev ‘FFWD’ Run had it’s second biggest day of the entire event with 248.82 miles, just five miles off it’s high of 253.18 on May 23rd.

The biggest bump on the day went to Mojo Rising with 163.68 miles. They had the third most miles on the day, a spot behind The Metcalvary’s 167.49.

The Grapes of Rath and Tuck n’ Stroll rounded out the top five teams on Day 12.

The biggest performance of the day, once again, went to Ed ‘the Jester’ Ettinghausen with 51.30 miles. It’s like he’s in a massive hurry to get his team back to his native California and himself, hopefully, to Death Valley in early July for his 10th consecutive Badwater 135.

The Top 5 Teams on Day 12

  1. Rev Run – 248.82
  2. The Metcalvary – 167.49
  3. Mojo Rising – 163.68
  4. Grapes of Rath – 145.38
  5. Tuck n’ Stroll– 123.77

Link to the Google Map showing where each team is on it’s Race Across the USA

Race Across the USA Overall Standings (daily total)

  1. Rev Run – 2,370.30 miles (248.82)
  2. The Metcalvary – 1,788.73 miles (167.49)
  3. Grapes of Rath – 1,616.61 (145.38)
  4. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 1,591.26 miles (123.77)
  5. Mojo Rising – 1,576.60 miles (163.68) +2
  6. Crowe Bars – 1,568.36 miles (118.37) -1
  7. Alfa’s Omegas – 1,547.21 miles (116.32) -1
  8. Trip 2 My Lou – 1,481.49 miles (114.50)
  9. Kicking Glass – 1,398.62 miles (102.45)
  10. Peers One – 1,281.11 miles (85.09)
  11. The Beetroots – 1,272.50 miles (98.11)
  12. Eli’s PR Ice – 1,231.57 miles (93.26)

New York City to Santa Monica Pier Distance: 2,907.00 Miles

Wayne McComb is the Race Across the USA’s Peak Performer of the Day with 22.88 miles for Peers One. He led PO with the most miles on the day. Wayne has quietly been battling some health issues with his pleasant, kind, and relentless spirit for the past couple of years. But those that know Wayne know he’s going to bring it. He has really dug deep for Peers One, especially over the last week after their stud Thomas Fowler succumbed to an injured foot. Wayne has 153.53 miles for the race and really epitomizes what this event is all about.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Ed Ettinghausen (REV) – 51.30
  2. JR Reynolds (MR) – 33.09
  3. Lisa Devona (REV) – 32.31
  4. Chris Clemens (GOR) – 32.00
  5. Emily Ryan (REV) – 31.49
  6. Randy Broadway (MET) – 31.38
  7. Amy Costa (BR) – 30.35
  8. Elissa Higgins (MET) – 30.24
  9. Audrey Davis (MR) – 30.09
  10. Andy Glaze (MET) – 29.53

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

REV RUN- Day 12: 248.82 Miles (1st) – 1st overall

Rev Run is FFWDing across the country at a speed that would make Chuck Yeager jealous. Ed Ettinghausen continued his nitro-laced streak with 51.30 miles. It’s his third consecutive day of 40+ miles and fourth time in the last seven days to do so. He has 134.90 miles over the last three days. But Ed, nor anyone else on Rev, is ever alone with mega-miles. His top lieutenants on the ‘Race Force’ were Lisa Devona with 32.31 miles and Emily Ryan. Today’s miles from Lisa made her the first runner in the race to reach 400 miles since we began. She did it in just 12 days. An average of 33.38 miles/per day. Emily had her biggest output of the race with 31.49 miles.

The team had eight runners record 20+ miles on day 12.

The team is currently in Winslow, Arizona.

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Ed Ettinghausen – 51.30 miles
  2. Lisa Devona – 32.31 miles
  3. Emily Ryan –  31.49 miles
  4. David Pharr – 26.32 miles
  5. Rich Gapasin – 26.21 miles
  6. Sherry Meador – 23.56 miles
  7. Jeremy Reed – 22.80 miles
  8. Steve Snyder – 19.68 miles

THE METCALVARY – Day 12: 167.49 Miles (2nd) – 2nd overall

After a sublime day yesterday, The Mets bounced back to the top of the race with a second place day of 167.49 miles. The Mets top three runners combined for 91.15 miles from Randy Broadway (31.38), Elissa Higgins (30.24), and Andy Glaze (29.53).

The team once again had contributions from A-Z.

The team is currently at the VW Slug Bug Ranch in Claude, Texas

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Randy Broadway – 31.38 miles
  2. Elissa Higgins- 30.24 miles
  3. Andrew Glaze – 29.53 miles
  4. Jen Metcalf – 20.05 miles
  5. Erik Pascual – 19.02 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 12: 145.38 Miles (4th) – 3rd overall

GOR padded it’s lead on TNS with a solid 145.38 mile day. They were led by Chris Clemens with 32.00 miles, along with Elva Matamoros (26.07) and Tom Orr (20.95). Team captain Scott Kufferath also got a big contribution from Rebecca Sunday’s 16.34 mile day.

The team is in at the Sugar Creek Casino in Hydro, Oklahoma.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Chris Clemens – 32.00 miles
  2. Elva Matamoros – 26.07 miles
  3. Tom Orr – 20.95 miles
  4. Rebecca Sunday – 16.34 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 12: 123.77 Miles (5th) – 4th overall

Mick Jagger once said, “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.” Ximena Kriete continued to rock n’ roll on day 12 with 26.24 miles giving her the second most miles in the race with 343.45. Donna Bullington, who has reached double-digits every day so far, landed 17.04 for the Tuck today. Henriette Blodgett was great again with 15.00 miles.

The team is currently at the Lake El Reno RV Park in El Reno, Oklahoma.

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day.

  1. Ximena Kriete – 26.24 miles
  2. Donna Bullington – 17.04 miles
  3. Henriett Blodgett – 15.00 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 12: 163.68 Miles (3rd) – 5th overall

“I am the lizard king. I can do anything.” Mojo returning, mojo rising, the lizard king starting to regenerate back to early race form. They jumped Alfa and the Bars up into 5th place overall.

Today they were led by JR Reynolds with a lumberjack haul of 33.09 miles. Audrey Davis nearly matched him with 30.09 miles. Lindsay Phenix was great once again with 23.71 miles, her 11th consecutive day of 20+ miles.

The team is at a Dairy Queen in Westgate, Oklahoma.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. JR Reynolds – 33.09 miles
  2. Audrey Davis – 30.09 miles
  3. Lindsay Phenix – 23.71 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 12: 118.37 Miles (6th) – 6th overall

Tanner Lee with 28.36 miles for the entire race coming into today, found his running shoes and phone this morning and ran 21.51 miles for team captain Seth Crowe. A big contribution from Tanner. The team was led once again by Steve Troxel with 23.09 miles. Amy Hazlewood went over 20 miles for the second time in the race.

Old Japanese Proverb: What comes before and after 35?   7.  A number that is considered lucky in western culture.

The team is at the Redneck Yacht Club just west of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Steve Troxel – 23.09 miles
  2. Tanner Lee – 21.51 miles
  3. Amy Hazlewood – 20.57 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 12: 116.32 Miles (7th) – 7th overall

The Omegas got a big day from Fiona McMillen with 21.50 miles. Alfa Severino and Ryan Malecha were top performers once again.

The team is currently in Pine Tree, Oklahoma

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Fiona McMillen – 21.50 miles
  2. Alfa Severino – 16.39 miles
  3. Ryan Malecha – 13.62 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 12: 114.50 Miles (8th) – 8th overall

Team captain Marylou Corino and Christy Brewer combined for just under 50 miles. Russ Metteer added 13.60. The team keeps rolling with the punches as a thunderstorm hit them late in the afternoon slowing them nearly to a crawl as they tried to take safety precautions to keep everyone safe.

The team is in Pharoah, Arkansas.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino – 28.50 miles
  2. Christy Brewer – 20.44 miles
  3. Russ Metteer – 13.60 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 12: 102.45 Miles (9th) – 9th overall

When near Hennessey, Oklahoma and you are led by Rose Hennessey’s 18.80 miles on the day one starts to feel that there are no real coincidences, but that there just might be an architect with a greater plan that we are usually so micro-involved in, to see how it is truly unfolding.

Pass the plates.

The team is in Hennessey, Oklahoma.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Rose Hennessey – 18.80 miles
  2. Lisa Van Wolde – 15.00 miles
  3. Tiffani Glass – 13.20 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 12: 85.09 Miles (12th) – 10th overall

The good news on the day for Peers One is that Wayne McComb lifted them up and kept them from finishing in 13th place. Peers continues to grit and grind with a small-donut tire on the back-left wobbling the locomotion across the Ozarks.

The team is in Happy Bend, Arkansas.

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Wayne McComb – 22.88 miles
  2. Rich Peers – 14.37 miles
  3. Karla Kent – 10.26 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 12: 98.11 Miles (10th) – 11th overall

Another great day from Amy Costa with 30.35 miles. Brenda Cross played Pippen to Amy’s Jordan with 20.42 strong miles of her own. Sue Stephens-Wright hit double-digits for the fourth time in the Race Across the USA.

The team is currently in Conway, Arkansas (hometown of the great Scottie Pippen).

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Amy Costa – 30.35 miles
  2. Brenda Cross – 20.42 miles
  3. Sue Stephens-Wright- 12.28 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 12: 93.26 Miles (11th) – 12th overall

The women are filling the leader-board for PR ICE. They were lead again by Francesca Muccini’s 24.23 miles. Francesca has been wonderful every day of the race. She had some solid help from team captain Melissa Price and Brittany Aussieker.

The team is in Little Rock, Arkansas. We remember the heroic Little Rock Nine and the major impact their bravery had in our nation’s history.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Francesca Muccini – 24.23 miles
  2. Melissa Price – 15.01 miles
  3. Brittany Aussieker – 13.51 miles

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