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Andrew Jackson Marathon Medal 2014

Andrew Jackson Marathon Medal (2014)

This is the finisher’s medal for the Andrew Jackson Marathon that took place on March 22, 2014 in Jackson, Tennessee.

This is another view of the medal:

[Medals submitted by  RIF #4 Marj Mitchell -follow her on Twitter @marathonmarj and by RIF #280 Suzy Michelson – follow her on Twitter @bookaroo32]

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Where Run It Fast Runners Are Running This Weekend (March 16-17, 2013)

Where Run It Fast Runners Are Running This Weekend (March 16-17, 2013)


Here is a look at where everyone is running this weekend. We had just 34 responses this week. Good luck to everyone and Run It Fast!

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Arthur Priddy – 2012 Andrew Jackson Marathon Winner

Arthur Priddy Wins 2012 Andrew Jackson Marathon

Jacksonian Arthur Priddy won the 2012 Andrew Jackson Marathon on Saturday with a winning time of 2:57:42.

“The first quarter mile I wanted to maintain my pace,” Priddy said. “I stayed within the pace range I was comfortable with and never looked back.”

Priddy, who runs for Breakaway Running out of Memphis, beat out fellow Jacksonian Keith Caruso (3:04:38) who finished in second place and Evan Perperis (3:08:15) who finished in third place.

Top 5 Andrew Jackson Marathon Male Results

  1. Arthur Priddy – 2:57:42
  2. Keith Caruso – 3:04:38
  3. Evan Perperis – 3:08:15
  4. Jonathan Stewart – 3:08:41
  5. Bailey Bell – 3:08:59

Catie Caldwell was the 1st overall female finishing in 3:20:05.

Second place female went to Jane Shettles (3:31:09) and third to Misty Thompson (3:37:35)

Top 5 Andrew Jackson Marathon Female Results

  1. Catie Caldwell – 3:20:05
  2. Jane Shettles – 3:31:09
  3. Misty Thompson – 3:37:35
  4. Emily Smith – 3:42:50
  5. Chellie Jannin – 3:46:43

Complete Andrew Jackson Marathon Results

The Andrew Jackson Half Marathon was won by Jacksonian Neil Wolford with a time of 1:17:38.

Top overall female for the half marathon went to Laura Henry with a time of 1:33:01.

Complete Andrew Jackson Half Marathon Results

Congrats to all of the finishers of both races and especially the 15+ member of Run It Fast – The Club that took part in the half and full.

[image: Whitehead Foundation]

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Andrew Jackson Marathon Medal (2012)

Here is the finisher’s medal for the 40th Anniversary of the Andrew Jackson Marathon that was held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Jackson, TN.

It’s a simple but classic design to celebrate the anniversary. I think fits the spirit of this marathon and I also like the aged look of the medal.


[Submitted by Dani Obregon RIF #49 – follow her on twitter @Nanyob]

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Where Run It Fast Runners Are Running This Weekend (March 31-April 1, 2012)

Where Run It Fast Runners Are Running This Weekend (March 31-April 1, 2012)


We asked on Twitter (@runitfast) where you were running this weekend and 32 of you responded!

Good luck to you all this weekend and Run It Fast!

Joshua Holmes – Umstead 100 Mile Ultra in Raleigh, NC. #runitfast

Monkey Trent#Umstead100 Cripes

Lisa Gonzales – easy run or 2 around town this weekend for me. After 3 weeks off, I’ll take it. #crossingfingers

Robin Robbins – Andrew Jackson 1/2 Marathon

Amber Goetz – running the Human Race 5K in Greensboro, NC on Saturday 31Mar12 🙂

Marcia Larsen – Chicago Spring 10K on Sunday

Can’t Stop Endurance – Long trail runs in Shelby Farms!

Stewart Crouch – Texas Independence Relay

Kevin Ronayne – Loooong training runs in the hills of Central MA

Alvin Lee – Cherry Blossom 10 miler Washington, DC #runitfast

lillianflores – Memorial Park Houston TX 🙂

Mike Gilmartin – Chi-Town Half-Marathon on Sunday.

Charity Chitiyo – I’m running the @nyrr Colon Cancer Challenge – 15K, this Sunday. Looking forward to this race.

Jordan Weber@CRBridgeRun Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC!

MassGal00#runforthetroops! Great cause!

Suzanne Erickson#Umstead100 in Raleigh, NC!

Matt Conn – Heading south to the Knoxville Half Marathon. Ran it last year, an absolutely beautiful course.

A Season! – Cooper River Bridgerun-Charleston, SC

Gina Farrell– Gulfstream runway 5k. Mile one on the runway.

alex castillo – Benbrook Flower Power 5k

David Monett – The Beast – St Francisville LA

David W – Knoxville Marathon with my daughter. It is her first marathon.

aimee bellwood – Richmond park.

Lee Beebe – GoldenGateHeadlands26.2 TrailEvent! =^D

Kiki – I’m running in the Papa John’s 10 Miler in Louisville, KY. It’s the last event in the Louisville Triple Crown of Running.

Jaime Cabello Vivar– well I am going to do a 10k of running with hills…#onlyforvolunteers

Brian L – I’m not racing but @HeidiRuns is racing Ironman Texas 70.3 this weekend her first HIM.

Ben Keefe – going to do a ten mile trail run at Wyandotte County Park in Kansas. Should be sloppy. #trailrunning

Janie Crouch – No official races, just ready to help my brother run from his wedding if he changes his mind! We’ll really have to #runitfast !

Scot Britton – Running the @WarriorDash in Lake Elsinore #runitfast

SKORA Running – just running around The Black Hills National Forest this weekend!

BeardRunJax – Tour De Pain EXTREME, 2 day race series. 10k/5k/Half – Jacksonville, FL

Angie Gerber – Twenty miles on the beautiful Portland, OR waterfront. Prepared to get drenched. 🙂

Good luck to everyone and especially those running the Andrew Jackson Marathon and Umstead 100.

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Andrew Jackson Marathon – Jonathan and Leah Harrison with Marj Mitchell

Photos from the Andrew Jackson Marathon (April 2011)

Here are few random photos I took during the 39th annual Andrew Jackson Marathon that took place on April 9, 2011 in Jackson, Tennessee.

It was an unseasonably hot day as temperatures started in the high 70’s and reached about 90 degrees for some of the finishers.

The AJM also hosts a half marathon and 5K during the same time.

The 26.2 mile race takes place on gentle rolling hills in the beautiful western Tennessee countryside.

Official Andrew Jackson Marathon Website

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Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon Swag

The 10 Best Marathons in Tennessee

Here is a look at The 10 Best Marathons in Tennessee. The list is up for debate and based on some personal preferences and experiences. Feel free to drop a comment below with your thoughts on any of the marathons listed below or any that might have been omitted.

  1. Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon (race website)- If you have never run a marathon then don’t dare attempt this one as your cherry-thon.  It is by far the best in Tennessee and the most beautiful, but it is extremely challenging with nearly 10,000 feet of ascents and the same amount of descents in the beautiful Harpeth Hills near Nashville.  The best race swag you will ever receive at any race (this side of a belt buckle) is at the Monkey.  Race participants in 2010 received a long sleeve personalized tech shirt, a tie-dyed Monkey t-shirt, and a beautiful wooden Monkey finisher’s medal.  And yet the post-race food buffet was even better than the race and swag combined. But this race fills up fast, like really fast, like 32 minutes fast.
  2. St. Jude Marathon (race website)- The most meaningful marathon you can run in Tennessee and perhaps the United States. All of the proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital that treats children with cancer regardless of ability to pay.  The race is in early December and the weather is usually cold but good running weather.  It starts right outside of Auto Zone Park and finishes inside the stadium, after rounding the outfield warning track.  During the 26.2 miles you hit almost every major Memphis landmark including the Pyramid, Fedex Forum, Sun Studios, the Memphis Zoo, along with running through the St. Jude campus early in the race with several of the patients outside cheering you on. They will inspire you to run further and faster.  The race is a must-do for any Tennessean and highly recommended for out-of-staters as well.
  3. Andrew Jackson Marathon (race website) – My hometown marathon so naturally it scores a bit higher with me than it probably would with others. The course is beautiful and rolling. Approximately 20 of the miles are out in the country, with the rest of the race in peaceful suburban neighborhoods with almost no traffic. It starts and finishes at Union University.  The field is usually small (less than 100), which I have come to enjoy, and most that run it have run it before at some point.  The AJM also includes a half marathon and 5K as well on race day. The finisher’s medal was actually a paper weight but aren’t all medals once they make it home?
  4. Rock Creek Scenic City Trail Marathon (race website)- The only trail marathon to make this list. It is truly a great and peaceful run out in the woods of Chattanooga.  If you love the outdoors and endurance running then you won’t want to miss this beautiful trail run from the Rock Creek people.
  5. Blister in the Sun Marathon (race website) – The toughest marathon in Tennessee due to three things: 1. heat, 2. repetition, and 3. hills.  The Blister lives up to it’s name as it takes place in early August which is a no-no for most Tennesseans to even run out to their car to grab their Marlboros.  Race day temps at the inaugural blister reached a blistering 89 degrees. The course at Cane Creek park in Cookeville consisted of 5 loops through a park before ascending a hellacious hill up and around Cane Creek elementary school.  The field in 2010 consisted of just 14 freaks, all with resumes that would easily have condemned the Bush administration if it had forced terrorists to attempt their feats.  Blister and Flying Monkey are by far the two toughest marathons in Tennessee.  The RD is a sub-3 hour freak so good luck beating him on his home course.
  6. Southern Plunge Marathon (race website) – The inaugural Plunge in 2010 was surprising in how many things they did extremely well right off of the bat.  The Race Director put together an impressive logo that was then placed on top-notch Zorrel tech shirts and finisher’s medals.  The course was tougher than expected.  I had been told there was a small hill at mile 2. Well that was correct. It was the smallest hill that day.  The course had several climbs and the second half was rather taxing to most of the runners.  There is a rumor already circulating that the course will be changed for the second edition of the Plunge in 2011.
  7. Knoxville Marathon (race website) – The best part of this marathon, especially for Tennessee Volunteer fans, is that you get to run the last 50 yard to the finish inside of Neyland Stadium.  The first half of the course is hilly, but it levels out a bit towards the end.  Nearly 700 people raced it last year.  The race t-shirt and medal were sub-par but that is nitpicking a bit.  There are better options to run a marathon in Tennessee, but if you are nearby Knoxville when this one is held you should check it out.
  8. Country Music Marathon (race website) – One of the biggest half marathons in the United States, as well as one of the most overrated marathons in America. It’s a Rock N’ Roll series event which means it will be very large and populated. Usually there is around 26,000 runners for the half and just 4-5,000 for the full.  The best part of this race is the first half, even with the thick stack of people, where you run down Broadway and up Music Row.  After the 26,000 half marathoners divert off for the half finish the course gets extremely boring, hilly at points, and runs through the most industrial parts of Music City.  If you want to run in extreme weather this might be the right marathon for you.  In 2009, the marathon had temperatures in the mid 80’s and last year 75% of marathoners got diverted to a shortened finish (around 22 miles) due to tornadoes in the area.
  9. Endorphin Marathon (race website) – One of the younger marathons on this list. It is located in Jackson, Tennessee and takes place around Labor Day each year.  The course is relatively flat and easy.  The field has grown each year and the swag is pretty impressive from what I’ve seen of it.  There is also a half marathon, 10K and 5K that takes place the same morning.  With a little bit more promotion and exposure this hidden gem of a marathon could become much larger and even rival Andrew Jackson.
  10. Rutledge Marathon (race website) – If you have ever wanted to finish a marathon on a working-farm then this is the race for you.  The race is rather small but the race director does a very good job of making everyone feel welcomed and appreciated for coming out.  Rutledge is in east Tennessee so the course is one rolling hill after another, but the hills are minor and help keep the legs fresh throughout the race.

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