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Day 15: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Queen of Pinson

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA became a 11-team race on Monday after Rev Run finished first last night. A rough day for several teams and more of the usual from the top of the leader-board today.

Mojo Rising moved the most spots up in the daily standings. The only movement in the overall standings came from Tuck n’ Stroll, after the strongest day of any team on the day, moving up a spot over Alfa’s Omegas.

The Metcalvary has a firm  grasp on the Tier-2 race lead by 252 miles ahead of the Crowe Bars. After The Mets, it’s a log jam to the 7th place team. A lot of tired legs, but a lot of great racing still left to go.

Top Teams on Day 15

  1. Tuck n’ Stroll– 167.39
  2. The Metcalvary – 148.73
  3. Mojo Rising – 131.28
  4. Grapes of Rath – 127.76
  5. Alfa’s Omegas – 127.53
  6. Crowe Bars – 117.56
  7. Peers One – 108.33
  8. Kicking Glass – 100.09
  9. The Beetroots – 97.52
  10. Eli’s PR Ice – 77.51
  11. Trip 2 My Lou – 73.97

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 – 2,907.00 miles – FINISHED – 13 Days, 20 Hours, 17 Minutes
  2. The Metcalvary – 2,358.53 miles (148.73)
  3. Crowe Bars – 2,106.69 miles (117.56)
  4. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 2,087.24 miles (120.22) +1
  5. Alfa’s Omegas – 2,082.70 miles (127.53) -1
  6. Grapes of Rath – 2,030.25 (127.76)
  7. Mojo Rising – 1,940.67 miles (131.28)
  8. Trip 2 My Lou – 1,780.45 miles (73.97)
  9. Kicking Glass – 1,750.85 miles (100.09)
  10. The Beetroots – 1,675.65 miles (97.52)
  11. Peers One – 1,651.85 miles (108.33)
  12. Eli’s PR Ice – 1,610.45 miles (77.51)

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

Marj Mitchell is the Race Across the USA Peak Performer of the Day with 20.55 miles for the Crowe Bars.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Shane Tucker (TNS) – 33.79
  2. Chris Clemens (GOR) – 31.11
  3. Ximena Kriete (TNS) – 30.30
  4. Kimberly Atkins (GOR) – 30.16
  5. Amy Costa (BR) – 27.25
  6. Marylou Corino (LOU) – 26.52
  7. Steve Troxel (CB) – 26.22
  8. Lisamarie Griffin (GOR) – 25.38
  9. Lindsay Phenix (MR) – 25.23
  10. Alfa Severino (AO) – 24.63

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

THE METCALVARY – Day 15: 148.73 Miles (2nd) – 2nd overall

Another great day for The Mets. Randy Broadway led them today with 22.03 miles after he put down big weekend miles. Team captain Jen Metcalf, leading by example, ran 21.52 miles, and got a gutty 20.72 miles from Elissa Higgins.

The team is currently in Winslow, Arizona.

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Randy Broadway – 22.03 miles
  2. Jen Metcalf – 21.52 miles
  3. Elissa Higgins – 20.72 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 15: 117.56 Miles (6th) – 3rd overall

Another fine day from The Bars led by Steve Troxel’s 26.22 miles. Marj Mitchell, our Peak Performer of the Day, has been a spark plug for this team every day. She ran 20.55 miles today. Amy Hazlewood had 18.51 miles.

The team is currently in Albuquerque, New Mexico at a Buffalo Wild Wings.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Steve Troxel – 26.22 miles
  2. Marj Mitchell – 20.55 miles
  3. Amy Hazlewood – 18.51 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 15: 167.39 Miles (1st) – 4th overall

What a big week-day total for Tuck. Shane Tucker didn’t let his team lay flat, after a big weekend, leading them with 33.79 miles. The X-Factor Ximena Kriete broke 30 again with 30.30 miles. Rene Fosdal-Griffin had 20.50.

The team is currently Tijeras, New Mexico.

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day.

  1. Shane Tucker – 33.79 miles
  2. Ximena Kriete – 30.30 miles
  3. Rene Fosdal-Griffin – 20.50 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 15: 127.53 Miles (5th) – 5th overall

The Alfa’s got solid performances once again from top to bottom. Alfa Severino led them with 24.63 miles. The team dropped a spot down to 5th overall but are just 5 miles behind the Tucks.

The team is currently in Sedillo, New Mexico.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Alfa Severino – 24.63 miles
  2. Ryan Malecha – 15.48 miles
  3. Kelly Paul – 15.17 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 15: 127.76 Miles (4th) – 6th overall

Three great performances from GOR today. They were led by Chris Clemens with 31.11 miles. Closely behind him, Kimberly Atkins ran 30.16 miles and Lisamarie Griffin added 25.38.

The team is in currently in Clines Corners, New Mexico.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Chris Clemens – 31.11 miles
  2. Kimberly Atkins – 30.16 miles
  3. Lisamarie Griffin – 25.38 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 15: 131.28 Miles (3rd) – 7th overall

The women led Mojo on Day 15. Lindsay Phenix was splendid once again with 25.23 miles on the day. Audrey Davis was back with big miles at 19.53. Kit Brazier rounded out Mojo’s top 3 with 18.51 miles.

The team is currently in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lindsay Phenix – 25.23 miles
  2. Audrey Davis – 19.53 miles
  3. Kit Brazier- 18.51 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 15: 73.97 Miles (11th) – 8th overall

After a strong start to the race, the Lou’s have hit a very rough stretch over the past week. They registered just 73.97 miles on the day and nearly 50 of those came from Marylou Corino (26.52) and Laura Eriks (23.30). More people are going to have to step up for the team to maintain their spot in the standings as Kicking Glass is about to knock their glass in from behind.

The team is in Amarillo, Texas.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino – 26.52 miles
  2. Laura Eriks – 23.30 miles
  3. Amy Cummings – 5.50 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 15: 100.09 Miles (8th) – 9th overall

KG is chasing Trip 2 My Lou and they are making ground, a lot of it today, even as they barely broke 100 miles as a team. They were led by Brendon Chiu with 15.92 miles and his brother Justin Chiu with 12.12. Yvette Campos added 12.49 miles as well. They are right at 30 miles behind The Trips.

The team is in McLean, Texas.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Brendon Chiu – 15.92 miles
  2. Yvette Campos – 12.49 miles
  3. Justin Chiu – 12.12 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 15: 97.52 Miles (9th) – 10th overall

After a big weekend, the Roots had a solid Monday. They were led by Amy Costa with 27.25 miles. Brenda Cross was great with 23.77. Kendra Schoffstall added 12.10 to the cause.

The team is currently in Erick, Oklahoma.

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Amy Costa – 27.25 miles
  2. Brenda Cross – 23.77 miles
  3. Kendra Schoffstall- 12.10 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 15: 108.33 Miles (7th) – 11th overall

A very strong day for Peers One finishing 7th on the day. They were led by Badwater vet Karla Kent with 21.06 miles. She was joined by Diane ‘Song of the South’ Taylor who broke the 20-mile mark on the day. Wayne ‘Honey’ McComb did more than his part with 19.24 miles.

The team is in Clinton, Oklahoma.

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Karla Kent – 21.06 miles
  2. Diane Taylor – 20.02 miles
  3. Wayne McComb – 19.24 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 15: 77.51 Miles (10th) – 12th overall

Eli had an amazing 202.68 miles on Saturday. If you add those 202.68 miles to today’s total and divide by two it averages out to a really nice number for the two days. The team is averaging 126.29 miles over the last three days.

The team is in Hinton, Oklahoma.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Francesca Muccini- 15.60 miles
  2. Melissa Price – 15.10 miles
  3. John Leighton – 10.50 miles

Finished Teams – New York City to Los Angeles

Rev Run’s Total Team Miles by Runner – 13 Days, 20 Hours, 17 Minutes

  1. Lisa Devona – 500.78 miles (35.77)
  2. Ed Ettinghausen – 426.62 miles (30.47)
  3. David Pharr – 329.28 miles (23.52)
  4. Emily Ryan – 307.73 miles (21.98)
  5. Karl Studtmann – 266.80 miles (19.06)
  6. Steve Snyder – 265.83 miles (18.99)
  7. Sherry Meador – 237.99 miles (17.00)
  8. Reich Gapasin – 227.40 miles (16.24)
  9. Jeremy Reed – 225.44 miles (16.10)
  10. Jeff Lea – 86.94 miles (6.21)
  11. Renee Holcomb – 83.51 miles (5.97)

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Day 14 Run It Fast Race Across the USA Map

Day 14: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Rev Run’s Record Setting Win

Rev Run blistered 2,907 miles over the course of 13 days, 20 hours, 17 minutes to win Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA. The great Lisa Devona ran her team onto the Santa Monica Pier in California in reaching the Pacific Ocean. The entire team was waiting and holding a ‘2,907 Miles – Sub-14 Days’ banner that Lisa tore through. It was fitting considering her phenomenal 500-mile performance over the past two weeks.

The powerhouse led by team captain David Pharr had daily contributions from every runner. A team of superstars that lifted up and inspired each other from #1 o- # 11 on their daily scorecard.

We all remember where we were when Michael Jordan hit ‘The Shot,’ and we all will always remember the hour and minute that this team finished the most perfect race in U.S.A. running history.

On a day of national upheaval, Rev Run finished on the Santa Monica Pier less than 45 minutes before the 6pm curfew city officials had put in place just a hour before.

The 11-person team averaged 207.64 miles per day, a daily average of 18.88 miles/per runner.

It took a Herculean effort to finish before the weekend cascaded as the team needed 536.70 miles coming into the weekend to make it happen. True to their mutant ethos they ran 292.46 miles yesterday (average of 26.79/runner), to leave a measly chip shot of 244.24 miles from the Mojave Desert to finish today. And they did it, rather easily, with almost four hours to spare.

They were led on the final day by Ed ‘the Jester Ettinghausen’s 100K mic drop, and Lisa’s 50-mile exclamation point giving her 500.78 miles for the race. And in what would have easily led many other teams today, Rev had big miles from Sherry Meador’s 34.11, Karl Studtmann’s 32.19, and Emily Ryan’s 32.08.

Rev Run finished today with our second place team 700 miles behind in Arizona.

“I think the Suzys were a perfect storm of talent and opportunity. If you were the have that same event every year, I think that is the kind of record that would stand for a very long time.

Result of random selection, though I doubt there could have been a much stronger team if chosen on purpose. It was fun to watch. Like one of those rare sports team that is just better than everyone else. You just have to sit back and applaud.” – Karl Studtmann (May 3, 2020)

Twenty-eight days later, Rev Run, including Karl, randomly drawn together for The Return Voyage, beat the Suzy Michelson Team’s time of 14 days, 21 hours, 10 min, from the inaugural Run It Fast’ Race Across the USA, by a full day and 53 minutes – with four less runners on our teams for the return trip. It would seem highly improbable now that Rev’s time of 13 days, 20 hours, 17 min will ever be challenged but only time will tell.

REV RUN- Day 14: 244.24 Miles (1st) – 1st overall 

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Ed Ettinghausen – 62.52 miles
  2. Lisa Devona – 50.04 miles
  3. Sherry Meador – 34.11 miles
  4. Karl Studtmann – 32.19 miles
  5. Emily Ryan – 32.08 miles
  6. Reich Gapasin – 25.66 miles
  7. David Pharr – 22.62 miles

Rev Run’s Total Team Miles by Runner – 13 Days, 20 Hours, 17 Minutes

  1. Lisa Devona – 500.78 miles (35.77)
  2. Ed Ettinghausen – 426.62 miles (30.47)
  3. David Pharr – 329.28 miles (23.52)
  4. Emily Ryan – 307.73 miles (21.98)
  5. Karl Studtmann – 266.80 miles (19.06)
  6. Steve Snyder – 265.83 miles (18.99)
  7. Sherry Meador – 237.99 miles (17.00)
  8. Reich Gapasin – 227.40 miles (16.24)
  9. Jeremy Reed – 225.44 miles (16.10)
  10. Jeff Lea – 86.94 miles (6.21)
  11. Renee Holcomb – 83.51 miles (5.97)

The Top 12 Teams on Day 14

  1. Rev Run – 244.24
  2. The Metcalvary – 184.80
  3. Crowe Bars – 180.02
  4. Alfa’s Omegas – 172.35
  5. The Beetroots – 140.24
  6. Grapes of Rath – 134.20
  7. Trip 2 My Lou – 122.13
  8. Tuck n’ Stroll– 120.22
  9. Kicking Glass – 115.81
  10. Peers One – 102.42
  11. Mojo Rising – 100.14
  12. Eli’s PR Ice – 98.69

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 – 2,907.00 miles (244.24) – FINISHED – 13 Days, 20 Hours, 17 Minutes
  2. The Metcalvary – 2,290.80 miles (184.80)
  3. Crowe Bars – 1,989.13 miles (180.02)
  4. Alfa’s Omegas – 1,955.17 miles (172.35) +1
  5. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 1,919.85 miles (120.22) -1
  6. Grapes of Rath – 1,902.49 (134.20)
  7. Mojo Rising – 1,809.39 miles (100.14)
  8. Trip 2 My Lou – 1,706.48 miles (122.13)
  9. Kicking Glass – 1,650.76 miles (115.81)
  10. The Beetroots – 1,578.13 miles (140.24) +1
  11. Peers One – 1,543.52 miles (102.42) -1
  12. Eli’s PR Ice – 1,532.94 miles (98.69)

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

Lisa Van Wolde  is the Race Across the USA Peak Performer of the Day with 46.51 miles for Kicking Glass.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Ed Ettinghausen (REV) – 62.52
  2. Lisa Devona (REV) – 50.04
  3. Lisa Van Wolde (KG) – 46.51
  4. Elva Matamoros (GOR) – 38.59
  5. Andy Glaze (MET) – 37.15
  6. Randy Broadway (MET) – 36.56
  7. Seth Crowe (CB) – 35.17
  8. Sherry Meador (REV) – 34.11
  9. Karl Studtmann (REV) – 32.19
  10. Emily Ryan (REV) – 32.08

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

THE METCALVARY – Day 14: 184.80 Miles (2nd) – 2nd overall

The team is currently in Church Rock, New Mexico.

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Andrew Glaze – 37.15 miles
  2. Randy Broadway – 36.56 miles
  3. Jen Metcalf – 26.55 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 14: 180.02 Miles (3rd) – 3rd overall

The team is currently in Santa Rosa, New Mexico.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Seth Crowe – 35.17 miles
  2. Steve Troxel – 25.57 miles
  3. Cathy Downes – 25.08 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 14: 172.35 Miles (4th) – 4th overall

The team is currently in Newkirk, New Mexico.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Allison Barcelona – 24.25 miles
  2. Fiona McMillen – 20.11 miles
  3. Kelly Paul – 18.31 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 14: 120.22 Miles (8th) – 5th overall

The team is currently Tucumcari, New Mexico.

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day.

  1. Jd Barnette – 22.31 miles
  2. Donna Bullington – 16.16 miles
  3. Jess Britt – 16.00 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 14: 134.20 Miles (6th) – 6th overall

The team is in currently in San Jon, New Mexico.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Elva Matamoros – 38.59 miles
  2. Chris Clemens – 25.08 miles
  3. Kimberly Atkins – 14.02 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 14: 100.14 Miles (11th) – 7th overall

The team is near the Texas border in Amarillo, Texas.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lindsay Phenix – 24.07 miles
  2. JR Reynolds- 20.14 miles
  3. Kevin Lashley- 19.55 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 14: 122.13 Miles (7th) – 8th overall

The team is in Erick, Oklahoma.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino – 25.50 miles
  2. Christy Brewer – 22.00 miles
  3. Gregory Hart- 14.10 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 14: 115.81 Miles (9th) – 9th overall

The team is in Clinton, Oklahoma.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Van Wolde – 46.51 miles
  2. Yvette Campos – 12.50 miles
  3. Joan Lamayo-Buse – 11.53 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 14: 140.24 Miles (5th) – 10th overall

The team is currently in Yukon, Oklahoma.

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Michael Racine – 25.28 miles
  2. Sue Stephens-Wright – 24.57 miles
  3. Lance McDermott- 20.26 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 14: 159.99 Miles (10th) – 11th overall

The team is in Bethel Acres, Oklahoma.

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Diane Taylor – 19.24 miles
  2. Steve Durbin – 15.04 miles
  3. Rich Peers – 13.14 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 14: 98.69 Miles (12th) – 12th overall

The team is in Dale, Oklahoma.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Abbi Auger – 16.60 miles
  2. Brittany Aussieker – 15.28 miles
  3. Ed Barnette – 15.06 miles

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Day 13: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – All Hell Breaks Loose

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA exploded for so many runners and so many teams on Day 13. The race had it’s most total miles of any day with 2,265.75 miles. Rev Run nearly broke 300 miles with 292.46. Six total teams broke 200 miles for the day including Eli’s PR Ice, our last place team in the race. So many amazing numbers and runners mentioned below in this recap.

There is a very good chance our first place team, Rev Run, will finish tomorrow and be dipping it’s toes into the Pacific Ocean before sunset.

The Top 12 Teams on Day 13

  1. Rev Run – 292.46
  2. Crowe Bars – 241.46
  3. The Metcalvary – 236.27
  4. Alfa’s Omegas – 235.61
  5. Tuck n’ Stroll– 208.37
  6. Eli’s PR Ice – 202.68
  7. The Beetroots – 165.39
  8. Peers One – 159.99
  9. Grapes of Rath – 151.68
  10. Kicking Glass – 136.33
  11. Mojo Rising – 132.65
  12. Trip 2 My Lou – 102.86

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 – 2,662.76 miles (292.46)
  2. The Metcalvary – 2,025.00 miles (236.27)
  3. Crowe Bars – 1,809.11 miles (241.46) +3
  4. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 1,799.63 miles (208.37)
  5. Alfa’s Omegas – 1,782.82 miles (235.61) +2
  6. Grapes of Rath – 1,768.29 (151.68) -3
  7. Mojo Rising – 1,709.25 miles (132.65) -2
  8. Trip 2 My Lou – 1,584.35 miles (102.86)
  9. Kicking Glass – 1,534.95 miles (136.33)
  10. Peers One – 1,441.10 miles (159.99)
  11. The Beetroots – 1,437.89 miles (165.39)
  12. Eli’s PR Ice – 1,434.25 miles (202.68)

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

Randy Marks  is the Race Across the USA Peak Performer of the Day with 26.47 miles for The Metcalvary.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona (REV) – 50.15
  2. Cathy Downes (CB) – 47.41
  3. Alfa Severino (AO) – 42.00
  4. David Pharr (REV) – 40.42
  5. Ximena Kriete (TNS) – 40.29
  6. Andy Glaze (MET) – 40.13
  7. Lisamarie Griffin (GOR) – 39.74
  8. Rene Fosdal-Griffin (TNS) – 39.28
  9. Erik Pascual (LOU) – 37.56
  10. Melissa Price (ELI) – 36.49

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

REV RUN- Day 13: 292.46 Miles (1st) – 1st overall

How does a team of 11 knock on the door of 300? Well, the answer is below from 1 to 11. On a team of Ace’s the biggest one today was Rene Holcomb with 26.20 miles. Rene, who has inspired many on both treks across the country, had her biggest mileage day of either race. She was magnificent, as was every single member on this team today, and throughout the entire race.

Rev crossed the California border and is currently in the Mojave Desert on I-40.

There is a good chance they finish this thing by sunset tomorrow on the Santa Monica Pier. Only 244.24 miles to go!!

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona – 50.15 miles
  2. David Pharr – 40.42 miles
  3. Ed Ettinghausen – 36.00 miles
  4. Steve Snyder – 26.48 miles
  5. Rene Holcomb – 26.20 miles
  6. Emily Ryan –  25.58 miles
  7. Karl Studtmann – 21.80 miles
  8. Jeremy Reed – 20.36 miles
  9. Sherry Meador – 17.64 miles
  10. Reich Gapasin – 17.37 miles
  11. Jeff Lea – 10.46 miles

THE METCALVARY – Day 13: 236.27 Miles (3rd) – 2nd overall

An amazing performance from The Mets today getting 20+ miles from seven different runners. A strong supporting cast helped the Randy-Andy-Randy Show choreographed by Jen Metcalf to an amazing 236.27 miles. A huge bounce-back from yesterday’s stinker.

The team is currently in Dahlia, New Mexico.

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Andrew Glaze – 40.13 miles
  2. Erik Pascual – 37.56 miles
  3. Jen Metcalf – 31.02 miles
  4. Randy Marks – 26.47 miles
  5. Kelly Tipple – 26.43 miles
  6. Randy Broadway – 25.59 miles
  7. Heather McComb – 21.31 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 13: 241.46 Miles (2nd) – 3rd overall

Cathy Downes had the hot hand again for the Crowes with 47.41 miles. But the real story of the day was the massive output from Jimmy Girten with 26.30 miles and Tanner Lee’s 25.48. Consistent as can be, Steve Troxel and Marj Mitchell combined for 65.89 miles.

The team is currently in Amarillo, Texas.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Cathy Downes – 47.41 miles
  2. Steve Troxel – 33.21 miles
  3. Marj Mitchell- 32.68 miles
  4. Amy Hazlewood – 26.62 miles
  5. Jimmy Girten – 26.30 miles
  6. Tanner Lee – 25.48 miles
  7. Seth Crowe – 20.41 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 13: 208.37 Miles (5th) – 4th overall

Ximena Kriete ran for 40.29 miles on the day and is closing in on 400 for the race. She had great help again from Rene Fosdal-Griffin with 39.28 miles. Team captain Shane Tucker led by example with 34.24. A really strong 208.37 miles for Tuck n’ Stroll on Day 13.

The team is currently Amarillo, Texas.

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day.

  1. Ximena Kriete – 40.29 miles
  2. Rene Fosdal-Griffin – 39.28 miles
  3. Shane Tucker – 34.24 miles
  4. Henriett Blodgett – 26.20 miles
  5. Jd Barnette – 22.58 miles
  6. Donna Bullington – 22.06 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 13: 235.61 Miles (4th) – 5th overall

Usually you can almost set your clock by team captain Alfa Severino’s 20 mile days, but she doubled that on Saturday with 42.00 miles. Ryan Malecha, who has been wonderful every day since we started, had 33.05 miles. Rob Kelly doubled his previous high mileage day with 30.01 miles providing a big boost to The Omegas.

The team is currently in Groom, Texas.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Alfa Severino – 42.00 miles
  2. Ryan Malecha – 33.05 miles
  3. Rob Kelly – 30.01 miles
  4. Eric McMillen – 21.55 miles
  5. Fiona McMillen – 20.60 miles
  6. Allison Barcelona – 20.11 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 13: 151.68 Miles (9th) – 6th overall

The Grapes fell back in the standings with all the high mileage outbursts from so many teams on the day, but Lisamarie Griffin was wonderful for GOR with just under 40 miles.

The team is in currently in Bushlick, Texas.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisamarie Griffin – 39.74 miles
  2. Chris Clemens – 24.45 miles
  3. Tom Orr – 20.14 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 13: 132.65 Miles (11th) – 7th overall

The team dipped after a great day yesterday. They were led by Lindsay Phenix with 23.87. Mark Atkins had his biggest contribution so far with 18.38 miles. Kit ‘Grandmother of 19’ Brazier ran for 18.14 miles.

The team is near the Texas border in Texola, Oklahoma.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lindsay Phenix – 23.87 miles
  2. Mark Atkins- 18.38 miles
  3. Kit Brazier – 18.14 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 13: 102.86 Miles (12th) – 8th overall

A rough couple of days for Trip 2 My Lou with just 102.86 miles on a day teams really put down big miles. They were led again by Marylou Corino. Her two biggest contributors on the day were Laura Eriks (22.09) and Christy Brewer (19.71).

The team is in El Reno, Oklahoma.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino – 27.75 miles
  2. Laura Eriks – 22.09 miles
  3. Christy Brewer – 19.71 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 13: 136.33 Miles (10th) – 9th overall

Big matching 50K days for team captain Tiffani Glass and Aaron Debord. The Glass finished 10th on the day and continue to make up ground on Trip 2 My Lou.

The team is in Dale, Oklahoma.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Aaron Debord – 31.10 miles
  2. Tiffani Glass – 31.10 miles
  3. Yvette Campos – 23.36 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 13: 159.99 Miles (8th) – 10th overall

This team has more lives than certain politicians. They were led today by Stacy Saunders with 28.00 miles. Team captain Rich Peers had a big day as well with 27.80. And back from the abyss, Thomas Fowler covered 20.70 miles. Peers finished 8th on the day. This team has so much heart.

The team is in Checotah, Oklahoma.

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Stacy Saunders – 28.00 miles
  2. Rich Peers – 27.80 miles
  3. Thomas Fowler – 20.70 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 13: 165.39 Miles (7th) – 11th overall

Truly the Yo-Yo team!!! Today, The Roots had three massive performances. They were led by Leslie Studtmann’s 36.44 miles. Carrie O’Bryan ran 32.54, along with Glenn Richardson’s 31.10 miles.

The team is currently in Shady Grove, Oklahoma.

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Leslie Studtmann – 36.44 miles
  2. Carrie O’Bryan – 32.54 miles
  3. Glenn Richardson- 31.10 miles
  4. Amy Costa – 20.44 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 13: 202.68 Miles (6th) – 12th overall

Wild weekends are the best in this race. It’s then when your last place overall team can surprise the entire race with over 200 miles and a 6th place finish for the day. Eli hit 202.68 miles today after failing to crack 100 miles the last four days. They were led by near matching performances from team captain Melissa Price (36.49) and Francesca Muccini (36.48). Abbi Auger was huge for them as well with 34.11 miles.

The team is in Warner, Oklahoma.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Melissa Price – 36.49 miles
  2. Francesca Muccini – 36.48 miles
  3. Abbi Auger – 34.11 miles
  4. Ed Barnette – 22.26 miles

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Day 12 Run It Fast Race Across the USA Map

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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Lisa Devona – Rainbow – Run It Fast Race Across the USA – Day 9

Day 9: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Holiday Hangover Edition

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA no doubt had a ‘Holiday Hangover’ on Day 9. The fewest total miles were recorded of the entire race to date. Some things didn’t change though. Rev Run still had the most miles for the day and padded their insurmountable lead. The Metcalvary, our second place overall team, had the second most miles on the day. So those teams were lock-n-key.

Where we saw the best performances outside of the two two came from Grapes of Rath, third place on the day with 141.64 points, and Alfa’s Omega’s 133.29, miles on the day for fourth. Both of these teams moved up two spots in the standings. GOR to third and AO to sixth. They were the only teams in the race to outperform their daily averages.

The Top 5 Teams on Day 9

  1. Rev Run – 175.09
  2. The Metcalvary – 144.53
  3. Grapes of Rath – 141.64
  4. Alfa’s Omegas – 133.29
  5. Mojo Rising – 115.14

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 – 1,749.03 miles (175.09)
  2. The Metcalvary – 1,360.54 miles (144.53)
  3. Grapes of Rath – 1,212.17 (141.64)  +2
  4. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 1,194.03 miles (95.79) -1
  5. Mojo Rising – 1,179.71 miles (115.14) +1
  6. Alfa’s Omegas – 1,178.83 miles (133.29) +2
  7. Crowe Bars – 1,177.36 miles (91.81) -3
  8. Trip 2 My Lou – 1,158.53 miles (94.89) -1
  9. Kicking Glass – 1,039.78 miles (105.06) +1
  10. Peers One – 1,026.21 miles (87.12) -1
  11. The Beetroots – 968.92 miles (74.25)
  12. Eli’s PR Ice – 953.85 miles (92.72)

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

Tom Orr is the Race Across the USA’s Peak Performer of the day with 28.33 miles for the Grapes of Rath.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona (REV) – 36.09
  2. Tom Orr (GOR) – 28.33
  3. Elva Matamoros (GOR) – 27.84
  4. Chris Clemens (GOR) – 27.31
  5. David Pharr (REV) – 26.60
  6. Marylou Corino (LOU) – 26.50
  7. Andy Glaze (MET) – 25.14
  8. Francesca Muccini (ELI) – 24.32
  9. Lisamarie Griffin (GOR) – 23.96
  10. Lindsay Phenix (MR) – 23.35

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

REV RUN- Day 9: 175.09 Miles (1st) – 1st overall

A below average day for Rev, but they still put miles on every team in the field. Lisa Devona was great once again with 30.19 miles. Team captain David Pharr repeated his marathon distance from yesterday. Emily Ryan stepped up and ran 22.61 miles.

The team is near Amarillo, Texas.

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona – 30.19 miles
  2. David Pharr –  26.60 miles
  3. Emily Ryan – 22.61 miles

THE METCALVARY – Day 9: 148.64 Miles (2nd) – 2nd overall

A great day for The Mets as they were able to avoid the holiday hangover. Andy Glaze was big once again with 25.14 miles. Randy Broadway, one of the most consistent runners in this race, ran 21.58. Elissa Higgins broke the 20-mile mark once again.

The team is near the eastern Oklahoma border.

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Andy Glaze- 25.14 miles
  2. Randy Broadway – 21.58 miles
  3. Elissa Higgins – 20.32 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 9: 141.64 Miles (3rd) – 3rd overall

A third place day for GOR that bumped them up two spots in the standings to third overall. They had a balanced attack today from Tom Orr, Elva Matamoros, and Chris Clemens. Lisamarie Griffin also contributed 23.96 miles.

The team is in Little Rock, Arkansas.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Tom Orr – 28.33 miles
  2. Elva Matamoros – 27.84 miles
  3. Chris Clemens – 27.31 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 9: 95.79 Miles (7th) – 4th overall

Tuck dropped a spot down to 4th overall after a down day. It followed several really strong days for the team. They were led today by Rene Fosdal-Griffin.

The team is in Carlisle, Arkansas.

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day.

  1. Rene Fosdal-Griffin – 17.26 miles
  2. Ximena Kriete – 16.14 miles
  3. Henriett Blodgett – 15.00 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 9: 115.14 Miles (5th) – 5th overall

Not a huge day from Mojo but compared to the rest of the field it was good enough for 5th on the day and jumped them a spot in the standings up to 5th. They were led by Lindsay Phenix with 23.35 miles. Kit Brazier added 15.50 miles along with Audrey Davis’s 13.45.

The team is near Biscoe, Arkansas.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lindsay Phenix – 23.35 miles
  2. Kit Brazier – 15.50 miles
  3. Audrey Davis – 13.45 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 9: 133.29 Miles (4th) – 6th overall

Team captain Alfa Severino is really doing a great job leading this team as they have been moving up the standings and getting stronger as the race unfolds. She has been leading by example with her big miles and did again today.

The team is near Biscoe, Arkansas.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Alfa Severino – 20.00 miles
  2. Ryan Malecha – 15.05 miles
  3. Eric McMillen – 13.44 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 9: 91.81 Miles (10th) – 7th overall

After a really nice weekend, the Crowe Bars took a rest day on Tuesday finishing 10th on the day. They dropped in the standings but are in good shape, in the thick of the field, as we move into Day 10.

The team is near Biscoe, Arkansas.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Steve Troxel – 20.41 miles
  2. Marj Mitchell – 19.61 miles
  3. Amy Hazlewood – 11.10 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 9: 94.89 Miles (8th) – 8th overall

Once upon a time Marylou Corino said she was going to take it a bit easier on ‘The Return Voyage’ after a massive amount of miles on the initial journey. Instead she’s turned it up even more. She led her team once again today with 26.50 miles. She had help from Jeremy Kluttz (18.50) and Christy Brewer (15.00).

The team is near Wheatley, Arkansas.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino – 26.50 miles
  2. Jeremy Kluttz- 18.50 miles
  3. Christy Brewer – 15.00 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 9: 105.06 Miles (6th) – 9th overall

A 6th place day for Tiffani’s team. They were led today by Lisa Van Wolde with 23.10 miles.

The team is near Brownsville, Tennessee.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Van Wolde – 23.10 miles
  2. Yvette Campos – 11.73 miles
  3. Barry Reece – 10.27 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 9: 87.12 Miles (11th) – 10th overall

A devastating day for Peers One. They finished 11th on the day but that wasn’t the bad news. Thomas Fowler, their team leader in miles with 208.57 miles, is injured and likely out for the rest of the journey. He will be driving the team RV and in charge of making the grilled cheeses and milkshakes the rest of the way to Cali…barring a miracle.

Diane ‘Song of the South’ Taylor was big for the team making up some of Fowler’s slack today with 17.16 miles.

The team is near Jackson, Tennessee.

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Rich Peers – 17.72 miles
  2. Diane Taylor – 17.16 miles
  3. Wayne McComb – 13.98 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 9: 74.25 Miles (12th) – 11th overall

  • The first oranges weren’t orange
  • There is only one letter that doesn’t appear in any state name – Q
  • Johnny Appleseed’s apples weren’t grown to be eaten. He grew them to be made into hard apple cider
  • Octopuses lay 56,000 eggs at one time
  • That tiny pocket in jeans was designed to hold pocket watches
  • Avocados were named after testicles. The Nahuatl word āhuacatl means both “testicles” and “avocado”

The team is near Sugar Tree, Tennessee.

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Leslie Studtmann- 12.67 miles
  2. Amy Costa – 10.34 miles
  3. Lance McDermott – 10.02 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 9: 92.72 Miles (9th) – 12th overall

A bounce day for Eli as they finished 9th on the day, a great day for the team that is currently in 12th place overall. They were led by Francesca Muccini with 24.32 miles. Melissa Price contributed 15.00, along with John Leighton’s 10.59.

The team is near Bucksnort, Tennessee.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Francesca Muccini – 24.32 miles
  2. Melissa Price – 15.00 miles
  3. John Leighton – 10.59 miles

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Run It Fast Race Across the USA Map Day 8

Day 8: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Memorial Day

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA paused today to remember those that have fallen serving our country and thank everyone that has to protect our land and freedoms.

On the road today, the Harlem Globetrotters were up to their usual tricks and domination of their opponents. They ended the day with 193.61 miles which is about their magic spot during the workweek.

In the Washington Generals division, the race saw The Metcalvary continue to create separation from the other ten teams. Currently the Rev’s are on another planet, then there is The Metcalvary creating it’s own modular radius around them.

The biggest bounce up today came from Kicking Glass that finished 3rd on the day with 138.48 miles, a 40-mile jump from yesterday.

[aside: Tuck n’ Stroll’s Doug Barnette played several years on the Washington Generals, never once beating the Globetrotters. As a member of the Generals, they were something like 0-345.]

The Top 5 Teams on Day 8

  1. Rev Run – 193.61
  2. The Metcalvary – 148.64
  3. Kicking Glass – 138.48
  4. Tuck n’ Stroll – 137.44
  5. Mojo Rising – 131.82

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 – 1,573.94 miles (193.64)
  2. The Metcalvary – 1,216.01 miles (148.64)
  3. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 1,098.24 miles (137.44) +1
  4. Crowe Bars – 1,085.55 miles (116.30) -1
  5. Grapes of Rath – 1,070.53 (122.62) +1
  6. Mojo Rising – 1,064.57 miles (131.82) +1
  7. Trip 2 My Lou – 1,063.64 miles (104.51) -2
  8. Alfa’s Omegas – 1,045.54 miles (118.16)
  9. Peers One – 939.09 miles (113.00)
  10. Kicking Glass – 934.72 miles (138.44)
  11. The Beetroots – 894.67 miles (100.17)
  12. Eli’s PR Ice – 861.13 miles (103.92)

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

Today on Memorial Day we had two veterans that really above and beyond their normal mileage to remember those who have fallen in combat for our freedom. Two truly amazing performances today.

J.d. Barnette (Tuck n’ Stroll) and David Essary (Alfa’s Omega’s, photographed above) are the Race Across the USA’s Peak Performers of the day with 31.20 and 32.20 miles, respectively. A big thank you to both of these guys along with all the other men and women in our race who have served or are serving to protect us.

J.d. Barnette photographed with his dad, Doug Barnette, both team members of Tuck n’ Stroll.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona (REV) – 36.09
  2. Chris Clemens (GOR) – 33.00
  3. David Essary (AO) – 32.20
  4. Ximena Kriete (TNS) – 31.55
  5. J.d. Barnette (TNS) – 31.20
  6. Marylou Corino (LOU) – 27.20
  7. David Pharr (REV) – 26.55
  8. Tiffani Glass (KG) – 26.41
  9. Karl Studtmann (REV) – 26.31
  10. Leslie Studtmann (BR) – 26.27

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

REV RUN- Day 8: 193.61 Miles (1st) – 1st overall

Lisa Devona was back at the top of the board for the Rev’s on Day 8 with 36.09 miles. She leads the entire event with 274.1 miles. Team Captain David Pharr got in on the big-mile action with 26.55 miles. Dr. Karl Studtmann went for a marathon distance with 26.31 miles. Emily Ryan and Steve Snyder went for 20+ as the team has been flawless every single day.

The team is currently about 1/3 a nation ahead of the other teams and is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona – 36.09 miles
  2. David Pharr –  26.55 miles
  3. Karl Studtmann – 26.31 miles

THE METCALVARY – Day 8: 148.64 Miles (2nd) – 2nd overall

Jen Metcalf has captained The Mets into a strong grip of 2nd place overall. They likely won’t catch Rev Run, but she has the team in a spot where no team behind them will likely catch them, as well.

Not a massive day from anyone, but really solid days from so many that gave them the 2nd most miles on the day. Elissa Higgins, a rising star, led the team with 22.08 miles. She was followed by Erik Pascual with 21.48, and Randy ‘Mustaine’ Broadway has been rock (n’ roll) solid every day.

The team is in Little Rock, Arkansas.

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Elissa Higgins – 22.08 miles
  2. Erik Pascual – 21.48 miles
  3. Randy Broadway – 21.16 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 8: 137.44 Miles (4th) – 3rd overall

X always marks the spot on The Tucks. Ximena Kriete had 31.55 miles on Monday, but as mentioned above, J.d. Barnette was spectacular with his 31.20 miles.

They moved up a spot in the standings since yesterday.

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day.

  1. Ximena Kriete – 31.55 miles
  2. J.d. Barnette – 31.20 miles
  3. Rene Fosdal-Griffin – 17.68 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 8: 116.30 Miles (8th) – 4th overall

A relaxing day of BBQ, yard-darts, and cake-pops at the Crowe Bars n’ Grill. Steve Troxel, taking a step back from his 50K-a-day, still knocked down a double-dime (20.37 miles). Amy Hazlewood was splendid again with 18.32 miles and Cathy Downes rebounded from her big Saturday to have 18.29 today.

The team is in Bartlett, Tennessee which might explain why their miles were down and spirits were high. Fleet Feet – Jackson owner Danny Crossett was reportedly seen with the team earlier and likely the leader in their Memorial Day celebration.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Steve Troxel – 20.37 miles
  2. Amy Hazlewood – 18.32 miles
  3. Cathy Downes – 18.29 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 8: 122.62 Miles (6th) – 5th overall

GOR tore down I-40 today between Jackson and Memphis. With the temps up, and tired legs-a-dragging, team captain Scott Kufferath decided to take the team to Adventure River to enjoy the water slides and wave pool. It seemed to work as the team had a bit more lift in their legs late in the afternoon when they got back to putting miles on the road.

They were led in miles today by Chris Clemens with 33.o0. Lisamarie Griffin ran 23.02 miles and Elva Matamoros ran 17.88.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Chris Clemens – 33.00 miles
  2. Lisamarie Griffin – 23.02 miles
  3. Elva Matamoros – 17.88 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 8: 131.82 Miles (5th) – 6th overall

A bit of a rebound today for Mojo Rising. After a rough weekend, the team finished 5th on the day with 131.82 miles and moved up a spot in the standings. They were led by Audrey Davis with 24.08 miles. JR Reynolds continued his shirtless work with another strong day of 23.84 miles. Lindsay Phenix upped her mileage for the 8th consecutive day to 23.24 miles.

The team is currently near Mason, Tennessee. They enjoyed dinner at the original Gus’s World Famous Chicken…sweet tea, fried pickles, chicken, and chess pie. Does it get any better?

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Audrey Davis – 24.08 miles
  2. JR Reynolds – 23.84 miles
  3. Lindsay Phenix – 23.24 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 8: 104.51 Miles (10th) – 7th overall

A drop in miles for the Lou’s and down two spots in the standings, but not really a huge deal as most everyone was down a bit today. They are in 7th overall but less than a mile behind Mojo.

They were led by team captain Marylou Corino’s 27.20 miles. Russ Metteer continued his 3-day hot streak with 23.03 miles. Christy Brewer, currently passing through her hometown of Memphis, contributed a total of 13.10 miles for Lou.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino – 27.20 miles
  2. Russ Metteer – 23.03 miles
  3. Christy Brewer – 13.10 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 8: 118.16 Miles (7th) – 8th overall

David ‘Five-O’ Essary really dug deep all day to compile 32.30 miles for the Alfa’s. He was magnificent, and the Alfa’s really needed those miles to save the day. Essary got to see his wife and children as the race came down I-40 close to his homestead in Lexington.

The Alfa’s miles were down a good bit from yesterday, but they still placed higher on the day than they are overall which is good.

Team captain Alfa Severino added 20.28 miles. Allison Barcelona landed on 14.93 for the day.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. David Essary – 32.30 miles
  2. Alfa Severino – 20.28 miles
  3. Allison Barcelona- 14.93 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 8: 113.00 Miles (9th) – 9th overall

Peers One was led on Day 8 by Sofie Romero with 20.10 miles. Captain Rich Peers ran 17.58 miles, and Diane ‘Vol State’ Taylor walked a strong 13.89 miles.

The team is currently in Bucksnort, Tennessee.

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Sofie Romero – 20.10 miles
  2. Rich Peers – 17.58 miles
  3. Diane Taylor – 13.89 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 8: 138.48 Miles (3rd) – 10th overall

The most impressive performance of the day came from Kicking Glass with 138.48 miles, 3rd most on the day. It didn’t bump them up in the overall standings, but it moved them a lot closer to the teams ahead of them.

Team captain Tiffani Glass led the way with 26.41 miles. Canadian Lisa Van Wolde ran 22.03 miles, and Aaron Debord ran 20.05.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Tiffani Glass – 26.41 miles
  2. Lisa Van Wolde – 22.03 miles
  3. Aaron Debord- 20.05 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 8: 100.17 Miles (12th) – 11th overall

The Roots got over 46% of it’s daily production from Leslie Studtmann (26.27) and Amy Costa (20.25). Kendra Schoffstall added 16.04 miles for the yo-yo’s as well.

The team is currently in Bell Meade, Tennessee

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Leslie Studtmann- 26.27 miles
  2. Amy Costa – 20.25 miles
  3. Kendra Schoffstall – 16.04 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 8: 103.92 Miles (11th) – 12th overall

An 11th place finish for the day for the Eli’s. They were led today by Francesca Muccini with 22.19 miles. Abbi Auger added 17.80, along with 15.01 from team captain Melissa Price.

The team is near Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Francesca Muccini – 22.19 miles
  2. Abbi Auger – 17.80 miles
  3. Melissa Price – 15.01 miles

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Day 5: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Metcalvary Rising

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA now has 5 days in the bag. Friday is always a low mileage day for most teams and runners before the weekend splurge. Of course this formula held true today with the exception of Rev ‘EPO’ Run that was wonderful once again. As far as the mortal teams, The Metcalvary made a strong charge with the most miles amongst the mortals. They are now knocking on the door of second place overall. The Grapes of Rath have really been humming along nicely the last two days as well.  All the numbers and highlights below.

The Top 6 Teams on Day 5

  1. Rev Run – 176.89
  2. The Metcalvary – 141.21
  3. Grapes of Rath – 132.68
  4. Tuck n’ Stroll – 122.60
  5. Crowe Bars – 121.36

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 – 931.26 miles (176.89)
  2. Mojo Rising – 693.32 miles (100.26)
  3. The Metcalvary – 687.86 miles (141.21)
  4. Grapes of Rath – 669.41 (132.68)
  5. Crowe Bars – 652.90 miles (121.36) +1
  6. Trip 2 My Lou – 649.26 miles (113.80) -1
  7. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 627.64 miles (122.60)
  8. Alfa’s Omegas – 574.21 miles (93.85)
  9. Kicking Glass – 551.46 miles (97.83)
  10. The Beetroots – 544.80 miles (106.17) +1
  11. Peers One – 541.97 miles (98.20) -1
  12. Eli’s PR Ice – 506.96 miles (96.96)

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

Elva Matamoros is the Race Across the USA’s Peak Performer of the day with 33.56 miles for the Grapes of Rath.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona (REV) – 36.99
  2. Elva Matamoros (GOR) – 33.56
  3. Randy Broadway (MET) – 31.66
  4. Steve Troxel (CB) – 31.50
  5. Francesca Muccini (ELI) – 30.05
  6. Ximena Kriete (TNS) – 29.05
  7. Marylou Corino (LOU) – 25.00
  8. Chris Clemens (GOR) – 24.30
  9. Emily Ryan (REV) – 22.77
  10. Alfa Severino (AO) – 22.60

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

REV RUN- Day 5: 176.89 Miles (1st) – 1st overall

Train kept a rollin’ all night long. Lisa Devona kept her Floridian hot streak going into Day 5 with 36.99 miles. Emily Ryan was strong with 22.77 miles and Steve Snyder landed on 21.15 without busting. Sherry Meador also cracked open a 20.07 today, which was also her 115,331 lifetime mile on Tennessee asphalt.

The team is currently in the Harpeth Hills of Tennessee after a quick stop for some Prince’s Nashville Hot Chicken. No word if team captain, Steve Kerr was able to talk Prince’s into a team discount.

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona – 36.99 miles
  2. Emily Ryan – 22.77 miles
  3. Steve Snyder – 21.15 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 5: 100.26 Miles (8th) – 2nd overall

Mojo falling fast after a strong start to the race. They were led by Lindsay Phenix’s 22.21 miles and hope to rise up out of the ashes tomorrow to a better result. JR Reynolds, always solid, put down 15.63 miles in the rain. The Skins remain in second place, but not by much, as The Metcalvary is charging towards them.

The team is currently in Learn, Pond, Tennessee.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lindsay Phenix – 22.21 miles
  2. JR Reynolds – 15.63 miles
  3. Joshua Holmes – 15.10 miles

THE METCALVARY – Day 5: 141.21 Miles (2nd) – 3rd overall

Everyone contributed today for The Mets, and behind ‘Rowdy’ Randy Broadway’s 31.66 miles they made up substantial ground on 2nd place. Today alone they gained 41 miles on Mojo. Andy Glaze added 21.25 miles and the race had a re-appearance from Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb with 20.43 miles. Kelly Tipple added 15.35. The Mets have all the momentum heading into Day 6.

The team is currently in Kodak, Tennessee

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Randy Broadway – 31.66 miles
  2. Andy Glaze – 21.25 miles
  3. Heather McComb – 20.43 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 5: 132.68 Miles (3rd) – 4th overall

GOR is on a mission. After a slow start they have found their groove. Today they were led by Elva Matamoros and her 33.56 miles. Tom Orr delivered 18.10 miles, and Chris Clemens covered 24.30 miles. Saturday could be very interesting for GOR. If they have a super strong day they could all the way to 2nd at the rate Mojo has fallen off the last two days.

The team is currently in Blue Hole Spring, Tennessee.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Elva Matamoros – 33.56 miles
  2. Chris Clemens – 24.30 miles
  3. Tom Orr – 18.10 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 5: 121.36 Miles (5th) – 5th overall

We are a couple days away from 50K’s being renamed to ’50 Troxel’s.’ Steve with a brilliant 31.50 miles once again for the Bars. Marj Mitchell, who has really shined this week contributed a massive 20.24 miles. Rookie-to-the-race Amy Hazlewood added 18.06 important miles to her team.

The team is currently in Mohawk, Tennessee.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Steve Troxel – 31.50 miles
  2. Marj Mitchell – 20.24 miles
  3. Amy Hazlewood – 18.06 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 5: 113.80 Miles (6th) – 6th overall

Lou is now playing leap frog with the Crowe Bars, and Crowe did the leaping on Friday. Lou was led on Friday by team captain Marylou Corino’s 25.00 miles. Tennesseans Christy Brewer and Jeremy Kluttz almost 38 miles combined.

The team is currently in Lick Branch, Tennessee.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino – 25.00 miles
  2. Christy Brewer – 19.32 miles
  3. Jeremy Kluttz – 18.51 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 5: 122.60 Miles (4th) – 7th overall

The women brought it for TNS on Friday behind Ximena Kriete (29.05 miles), Jess Britt (16.01), and Donna Bullington (15.01). They had a 4th place finish on the day with everyone contributing to the cause. Tuck has put together a strong 3-day run.

They are currently in Jearoldstown, Tennessee.

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day.

  1. Ximena Kriete – 29.05 miles
  2. Jess Britt – 16.01 miles
  3. Donna Bullington – 15.01 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 5: 93.85 Miles (12th) – 8th overall

Team captain Alfa Severino sets the example for this team every day, and she did again today with 22.60 miles. She had solid contributions from Kelly Paul (13.56 miles) and Houston Wolf (12.59). However, the team opted to be the Omegas for the day.

The team is currently in first place of the teams not in Tennessee. Their current location is Meadowview, Virginia.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Alfa Severino – 22.60 miles
  2. Kelly Paul – 13.56 miles
  3. Houston Wolf – 12.59 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 5: 97.83 Miles (10th) – 9th overall

For both of our cross country races, Tiffani Glass has given it her all for both her teams the entire way. She was great once again with 21.13 miles today. Lisa ‘No Photo Available’ Van Wolde was a steady sidekick with 15.20 miles. Barry ‘Rocketman’ Reece added 15 as well.

The team is currently in Goodpasture Hollow, Virginia.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Tiffani Glass – 21.13 miles
  2. Lisa Van Wolde – 15.20 miles
  3. Barry Reece – 15.12 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 5: 106.17 Miles (7th) – 10th overall

The Roots after an early week ‘beetdown’ have responded in an inspirational way. Today they were led by Brenda Cross with 20.91 miles. Amy Costa broke 20 with 20.09, and Glenn Richardson contributed a half marathon’s worth. The Roots jumped up a spot in passing Peers One.

The team is currently in Atkins, Virginia.

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Brenda Cross – 20.91 miles
  2. Amy Costa – 20.09 miles
  3. Glenn Richardson- 13.15 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 5: 98.20 Miles (9th) – 11th overall

The other McComb, Wayne McComb, broke out his old Louisville Slugger from deep in his closet to lay down 17.59 miles. Las Vegas native Karla Kent assisted the team with 17.30 miles, and team captain Rich Peers was good for 16.04 miles.

The team is currently in Retreat, Virginia. (no jokes please!)

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Wayne McComb – 17.59 miles
  2. Karla Kent – 17.30 miles
  3. Rich Peers – 16.04 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 5: 96.96 Miles (11th) – 12th overall

In ancient Greek lore double-96’s are good luck. This could be a good sign for PR Ice heading into the weekend. They might be in the rear, but they did have the 11th most miles on the day. Francesca Muccini led the team with 30.05 miles. Team captain Melissa Price laid down her 15-spot, and Brittany Aussieker had 12.67.

The team is currently in Last, Place.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Francesca Muccini – 30.05 miles
  2. Melissa Price – 15.00 miles
  3. Brittany Aussieker – 12.67 miles

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Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – ‘The Return Voyage’ Launches from NYC

Moments ago, at midnight Eastern Time, we launched Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA: The Return Voyage,’ a 2,907 mile virtual team relay journey from Battery Park in New York City to the Santa Monica Pier just past Los Angeles.

We have 132 runners, walkers, and hikers of all levels, from 16 states and four countries, taking part in this edition of our Race Across the USA. Those 132 are broken down onto 12 teams of 11 runners each.

All miles are equal in that a fast mile and a slow mile both count the same. Runners can submit as many segments of miles daily as long as each one is 1.0+ miles. The race is 2,907 miles long. The first team to accumulate this number of miles will be the winner, and the race will conclude when the 12th and final team makes it to the Santa Monica Pier.

All four captains from our initial Run Across the USA team relay have returned along with eight new ones.

Team Names and Captains:

  • The Metcalvary – Jen Metcalf
  • Mojo Rising – Joshua Holmes
  • Trip 2 My Lou – Marylou Corino
  • Peers One – Rich Peers
  • Eli’s PR Ice – Melissa Price
  • The Beetroots – Lance McDermott
  • Crowe Bars – Seth Crowe
  • Kicking Glass – Tiffani Glass
  • Tuck n’ Stroll – Shane Tucker
  • Rev Run – David Pharr
  • Alfa’s Omegas – Alfa Severino
  • Grapes of Rath – Scott Kufferath

Jill Williams is once again holding it all down as our very detailed Mission Control. Kufferath is not running due to injury nor counted as a runner on his team.

After the runners signed up for the event, a random drawing was held where names were pulled out of a hat to assign them to a team. The last 10 runners to sign up were manually assigned to a team today before we started and about 5 drafted runners were moved between teams to even some things out and make it easier on family/captains.

Big miles are abound and new friendships will be made on the ground. We truly appreciate everyone taking part to make this an amazing journey during these unusual times.

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Day 9: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Jeremy’s Calling

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ has all the teams to Texas or beyond. Every team was solid today with the Charlie Taylor Team having the best day outperforming their daily average by 24 miles. They had the 2nd most miles for the day, fourteen miles behind the race leaders, the Suzy Michelson Team, that racked up 185.59 miles, just below their daily average. The Hope Shull Team paced above their daily tracking average, and the Jeffrey Price Team fell about 20 miles below their average.

All-in-all, it was a great day with some strong performances once again. None bigger than the 42.03 miles Jeremy Reed led the Charlie Taylor Team and entire race for Day 9.

Day 9 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 185.59 miles (12.37 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 142.95 miles (9.53 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 171.50 miles (11.43 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 131.36 miles (8.76 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 1,705.95 miles (189.55/day, 58.68% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,472.25  miles (163.58 mi/day, 50.64% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,329.49 miles (147.72 mi/day, 45.7% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,142.59 miles (126.95 mi/day, 39.3% completed)


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

Suzy Michelson Team: The Suzy’s were back in the throttle for a second day in a row with three teammates knocking out 20’s with many strong supporting performances. Chris Clemens did his thing with 25.56 miles, Kimberly Atkins hit 20 again as did David Nichols. Barry Reece (18.62) and team captain Shane Tucker (17.97) more than did their part. The Suzys had miles from all of their runners today with ten hitting double digits.

Dinner tonight was at Nick’s BBQ and Catfish about 30 miles east of Little Rock, Arkansas. Trent Rosenbloom, a Nashville Hot Chicken expert, persuaded the cook to add some Nashville heat. He then challenged several teammates to match him bite for bite. If they couldn’t they had to buy him a beer. Fourteen beers later for Monkey Trent, the team left Nick’s. Tomorrow should be interesting for the Suzy’s on the road putting down miles after their hot night. Hopefully, Anthony Ohrey remembered to pack the Home Depot bucket for the team. He’s got to be good for something.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 9 Miles: 185.59 (1st)
Total Miles: 1,705.95
Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 9)

  1. Chris Clemens – 25.56
  2. Kimberly Atkins – 20.04
  3. David Nichols – 20.00
  4. Barry Reece – 18.62
  5. Shane Tucker – 17.97

Jeffrey Price Team: After an amazing weekend where the Jeffs put miles on the race leading Suzys, it was only natural that they’d likely take a step back today. They did only have the 3rd most miles on Day 9, but it was still a respectable 142.95 miles. ‘Friendly Delivery’ Tom Orr was back on route and delivered 20 miles today with 21.28. He led the team but was followed closely by Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb with ANOTHER 20-spot – her 9th straight.

Karla Kent (14.13), John Leighton (14.06), and Sofie Romero (13.50) solidified the output for the Jeffs today.

The team is in Warner, Oklahoma and tomorrow will rock into Arkansas, just one state away from where most of the team resides, Tennessee.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 9 Miles: 142.95 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,472.25
Miles Back: -233.7
Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 9)

  1. Tom Orr – 21.28
  2. Heather McComb – 20.27
  3. Karla Kent – 14.13
  4. John Leighton – 14.06
  5. Sofie Romero- 13.50

Charlie Taylor Team: What an amazing three-run performance Jeremy Reed put down today for 42.03 miles to give the Chucks their highest daily finish of the race. His phone went dead on his last run, but his wife Greta gave us a head’s up that Jeremy would be calling in big miles shorty…and boy did he with a 21.17 miles to finish with 42 miles. Steve Acciarito delivered another heroic performance after yesterday’s 32.78 miles by following it up today with 23.85 miles. Seth Crowe gave a solid contribution again with 15.21 miles as did Elva Matamoros with 12.57 miles. Even more bright news for the team today was that Sharon Carver, feeling better from her injury, was able to run 7 miles.

The Chucks are currently at the Starbucks in Yukon, Oklahoma where Jen Metcalf is propped up against a duffel bag double fisting frappuccinos.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 9 Miles: 171.50 (2nd)
Total Miles: 1,329.49
Miles Back: -376.46
Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 9)

  1. Jeremy Reed – 42.03
  2. Steve Acciarito – 23.85
  3. Joshua Holmes – 16.52
  4. Seth Crowe – 15.21
  5. Elva Matamoros – 12.57

Hope Shull Team: A great bounce-back day for the Hope Shull Team with 131.36 miles after failing to break the century mark yesterday. They were led today by Randy Broadway with 22.52 miles. Kit Brazier was strong as always contributing 22.06 miles. After several runners on the team needed rest yesterday, they all bounced back to contribute today. A total team effort and a result they should all be proud of.

They look forward to reaching Oklahoma tomorrow after a quick one-day stay over in Texas.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 9 Miles: 131.36 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,142.59
Miles Back: -563.37
Top 5 HST Runners (Day 9)

  1. Randy Broadway – 22.52
  2. Kit Brazier – 22.06
  3. Sherry Meador – 12.31
  4. Marylou Corino – 10.00
  5. Cathy Downes – 10.00

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Chris Clemens (25.56 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (21.28 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Jeremy Reed (42.03 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Randy Broadway (22.52 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 42.03
  2. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 25.56
  3. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 23.85
  4. Randy Broadway (HST) – 22.52
  5. Kit Brazier (HST) – 22.06
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 21.28
  7. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.27
  8. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 20.04
  9. David Nichols (SMT) – 20.00
  10. Barry Reece (SMT) – 18.62

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 222.93
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 196.72
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 188.68
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 179.08
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 176.04
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 172.43
  7. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 160.43
  8. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 158.23
  9. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 155.60
  10. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 155.50


Jeremy Reed,with his massive 42.03 mile day, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day for Day 9.

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David Nichols RIF Race Across the USA Day 4 – Hotel

Day 4: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – 5 Nichols & 1 Penny

Day 4 of the Run It FastRace Across the USA‘ is in the books, and we are running out of adjectives to describe these endorphin crazed road warriors.  The four teams combined for a total of 605.93 miles on Thursday, the most of any of the four days of the race. Many thought coming into today that these teams, with tired legs and life on the road setting in, would have fewer miles today. That just simply wasn’t the case. More on that below.

The front of the race to this point has been dominated by the Suzy Michelson Team and today they showed out like a 21-year old woman on Tik Tok. It would be unfair to call them a broken record, because they are knocking out hit, after hit, after hit every day on the road. The Suzy’s just missed a 200-mile day coming in at 195.77 miles. This is the most single day miles, by a team, so far in the race. The team was fueled today by…everyone.

The Suzy’s were led by David ‘5’ Nichols ‘and a penny’ today who romped to 26.32 miles (and a relaxing dip in the pool). The 20-somethings didn’t stop there as motivational speaker Chris Clemens put down 25.19 miles before retiring for the night in a van down by the river. Other 20’s from the SMT were put down by Eryn Tyner (20.03) and JR Reynolds (20.11).

The Suzy’s galloped into New Mexico and are stationed currently in the town of Grants. They have completed 25.1% of the race with 729.78 miles. They sit comfortably ahead of the field with a 136-mile lead.

David Nichols is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performance of the Day.

The other three teams were very comparable today in the amount of miles they put down.

The Hope Shull Team, building on yesterday’s strong push, had another strong day with 129.48 miles. They have now put down strong back-to-back days that has lifted team morale. They simply refuse to roll over with the rest of the roadkill on the route. Today they were lead by Captain Marylou. She followed up yesterday’s 30-piece with 25 more miles today. She has turned it up the past two days. Again, she was joined by Kit Brazier for big miles today. Kit laid down 21.6 miles and has 79.49 miles over the last four days. Ben Herron, Cathy Downes, and Randy Broadway each went over double digit miles, as well.

HST is currently at 482.2 miles. They currently are at a Wal-Mart in Flagstaff, Arizona looking for muscle rub for Kufferath, peach pies, and sweet tea (3 teammates used the electric wheelchairs – no names were given).

The Jeffrey Price Team continues to be solid and strong. They are such a fierce and strong group just like their namesake was to so many. They lost some ground to The Suzys today, but they are in a good spot where they will be able to take advantage of any misfortune that might occur on the road ahead of them. Aaron Braunstein, left for dead on the injured list back in California, had a Lazarus awakening today coming back for 3 miles. He hobbled out of the van, Willis Reed style, then hobbled back up in the RV. ‘Mr. Climbing the Stairway to Heaven’ Tom Orr did it once again today with a remarkable 21.14 miles. His daily mile progression from the start has been 16.09, 18.39, 20.29, and 21.14 today (75.79 total). Alfa Severino stepped it up a notch with 19.07 miles for JPT.

But the MVP of the race so far for JPT has been Heather ‘Double Dime’ McComb. She knocked out her fourth consecutive day of 20+ miles with 20.13 today giving her a team leading 85.37 miles. That total is also the second most by an individual in the entire race.

JPT is currently at 592.97 miles and in 2nd place overall. On the tracking map it looks like they are in the middle of a Petrified Forest National Park in New Mexico. Many of their legs are likely feeling the same.

The Charlie Taylor Team (which we are petitioning to change to the Charlie Taylor Band) did their thing today. They increased their output over yesterday by 25 miles clipping off 137.06 miles before check-in tonight. Every single runner on the team contributed for the fourth day in a row (60-60).

They were led by Seth Crowe (22.06 mi), Tiffani Glass (20.01mi), and Joshua Holmes (18.29 mi). Crowe has been the high scorer for the team so far with 70.43 miles over the four days. Tiffani, stated that she wanted to get 10 today, but that she felt so good, with the warm sun at her back, that she just kept on running for a total of 20 miles. Jen Metcalf and Jeremy Reed also reached into double figures once again.

Steve Acciarito is currently listed on the injury report with pain on the top of his foot. He is listed as day-to-day.

CTT has completed 18.2% of the race with 529.96 miles. They sit in third place, a handful of miles just west of Winslow, Arizona.

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

Day 4 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 195.77 miles (13.05mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 143.62 miles (9.57mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 137.06 miles (9.14mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 129.48 miles (8.63mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings (thru Day 4)

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 729.78 miles (182.45/day, 25.1% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 592.97  miles (148.24 mi/day, 20.4% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 529.96 miles (132.49 mi/day, 18.2% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 482.20 miles (120.55 mi/day, 16.6% completed)

 

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – David Nichols (26.32 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (21.14 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Seth Crowe (22.06 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Marylou Corino (25.00 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. David Nichols (SMT) – 26.32
  2. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 25.19
  3. Marylou Corino (HST) – 25.00
  4. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 22.06
  5. Kit Brazier (HST) – 21.6
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 21.14
  7. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.13
  8. JR Reynolds (SMT) – 20.11
  9. Eryn Tyner (SMT) – 20.03
  10. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 20.01

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 91.51
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 85.37
  3. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 80.2
  4. Kit Brazier (HST) – 79.49
  5. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 77.5
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 75.91
  7. David Nichols (SMT) – 74.65
  8. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 70.96
  9. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 70.43
  10. Thomas Fowler  (SMT) – 70.26

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