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


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

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

Day 18 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

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

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

The Jeffrey Price Team (Melissa Price, captain)

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

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

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 18)

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 18)

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


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

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

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

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

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 18)

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


Team Mileage Leader of the Day

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

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

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

Top Race Mile Leaders

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


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


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

The Suzy Michelson Team (Shane Tucker, captain)

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

Congrats to all these amazing runners!

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Day 16: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Kid Danger

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ continued into the 16th day even as The Suzy Michelson Team kept partying throughout the day, overflowing from the celebration’s start last night. The three remaining teams continued to make progress today towards joining them in New York City.

The Charlie Taylor Team won the day with 157.54 miles. It’s their 3rd day win over the last week. They were followed closely by the Jeffrey Price Team with 146.14 miles. The Hope Shull Team almost cracked 100 miles, finishing just under the mark with 99.45 miles.

Day 16 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Jeffrey Price Team – 146.14 miles (9.74 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 157.54 miles (10.50 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 99.45 miles (6.63 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,907.00 miles (193.80/day, 100.0% FINISHED)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,622.41  miles (163.90 mi/day, 90.2% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,488.64 miles (155.54 mi/day, 85.6% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 2,042.43 miles (127.65 mi/day, 70.3% completed)

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

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

Jeffrey Price Team: The Jeffs were a close second place for the day, and only lost 10 miles of their lead on third place. They have a strong lead that should be tough for The Chucks to surpass.

It was the Tom and Heather Show once again with Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb running 20.55 miles and Tom Orr completing just under that number with 20.35. Its Heather’s 16th consecutive day of 20+ miles, a race record.

The (My) Pillars helping push this team today included Alfa Severino (19.55) who continued her hot streak, team captain Melissa Price (16.61), and big John Leighton with 14.55 miles.

The team is currently in Winchester, Virginia.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 16 Miles: 146.14 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,622.41
Miles From NYC: -284.59

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 16)

  1. Heather McComb – 20.55
  2. Tom Orr – 20.35
  3. Alfa Severino – 19.55
  4. Melissa Price – 16.61
  5. John Leighton – 14.55

Charlie Taylor Team: A good day for the Chuck Taylor Almost All-Stars with 157.54 miles for the day. They once again had a balanced attack with the biggest mile chunks coming from Steve Acciarito (20.90 mi), Tiffani Glass (20.32), Seth Crowe (16.96), and Elva Matamoros (15.14).

They are just 418 miles from New York City and hope to get there on Saturday. They are currently in Lexington, Virginia at the Virginia Safari Park in search of the real Tiger King.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 16 Miles: 157.54 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,488.64
Miles From NYC: -418.36

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 16)

  1. Joshua Holmes – 21.31
  2. Steve Acciarito – 20.90
  3. Tiffani Glass – 20.32
  4. Seth Crowe – 16.96
  5. Elva Matamoros – 15.14

Hope Shull Team:  The team pulled an Anthony Ohrey today with 99.45 miles, just a half mile from a 100 for the day. They were led once again by Kit Brazier with 23.66 miles and Marylou Corino with 21.32 miles (0.01 mi more than The Chucks captain, Joshua Holmes).

Ben Herron chipped in with 8.32 miles and Cathy Downes had 8.33.

But the big story on the day for the team came from 9-year old Juleann Roberts who came through with 10.22 miles, her first double-digit day of the race. It was a huge help for the Hope Shull Team. Juleann now has 87.53 miles for the race and should crack 100 miles before the race is over (she’s everything Ohrey is not).

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 16 Miles: 99.45 (3rd)
Total Miles: 2,042.43
Miles From NYC: -864.57

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 16)

  1. Kit Brazier – 23.66
  2. Marylou Corino – 21.32
  3. Juleann Roberts – 10.22
  4. Cathy Downes – 8.33
  5. Ben Herron – 8.32

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – FINISHED – Champions
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Heather McComb (20.55 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Joshua Holmes (21.33 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Kit Brazier (23.66 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Kit Brazier (HST) – 23.66
  2. Marylou Corino (HST) – 21.32
  3. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 21.33
  4. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 20.90
  5. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.55
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 20.35
  7. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 20.32
  8. Alfa Severino (JPT) – 19.55
  9. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 16.96
  10. Melissa Price (JPT) – 16.61

Top Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 393.33 (15 days/finished)
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 338.24
  3. Tom Orr (JPT) – 335.08
  4. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 324.80
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 309.54 (15 days/finished)
  6. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 304.42
  7. David Nichols (SMT) – 293.63 (15 days/finished)
  8. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 286.87 (15 days/finished)
  9. Kit Brazier (HST) – 280.90
  10. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 277.06
  11. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 276.50
  12. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 275.00

Juleann Roberts is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. She ran 10.22 miles for the day and now has 87.53 miles for the race. PS: She’s our youngest runner in the event at 9-years old.

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

The Suzy Michelson Team (Shane Tucker, captain)

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

Congrats to all these amazing runners!

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Chris Clemens RIF Race Across the USA Day 6

Day 6: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Russell Branded

Run It Fast’sRace Across the USA‘ brought out the freaks on Saturday as Day 6 was one for the record books. It included six runs of 31+ miles, a record day from Karl Studtmann with 57.2 miles, and team highs from every team. It even saw one of the teams finally put down more miles than the Suzy Michelson Team.

There’s a lot to get to, and likely some things will be overlooked by mistake, but let’s get to it…

Suzy Michelson Team: The Suzy’s were epic one again on Saturday. It included nearly matching 35+ mile performances from Chris Clemens (36.52 mi) and David Nichols (35.05 mi). They both have been on fire throughout the race and have both set a tone that the rest of the team has played in harmony to.

Alex Barrientos added a superb supporting total of 31.3 miles. Barry Reece hit 20 again with 20.04. Thomas Fowler a 23.74 giving him 110 miles for the week. Leslie Studtmann racked up 24.04 miles going over 20 miles in a day for the first time in the race. Eleven of fifteen on the team reached double digits today. A thoroughbred of a team that has dominated since leaving the pier in Santa Monica.

The Suzy’s passed Amarillo this morning and currently are positioned in McLean, Texas, a town of just 756 people directly on the ‘Mother Road’ – Route 66. They will be out of Texas as quickly tomorrow as they entered it today. Their eyes are set on Oklahoma City.

They finished the day with 262.39 miles, their biggest day of the race. However, it was only good enough for the second most miles on Saturday.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 6 Miles: 262.39 (2nd)
Total Miles: 1,157.10
Top 4 SMT Runners (Entire Race)

  1. Chris Clemens – 148.76
  2. Barry Reece – 123.39
  3. David Nichols – 116.13
  4. Alex Barrientos – 114.08

Jeffrey Price Team: Strong, sturdy, steady, and relentless would sum up this team. They had a record high number of miles today, not just for their team but by any team in the event so far.

They finished the day with 270.66 miles.

As aforementioned in the intro, they were led by the massive performance by Karl Studtmann who laid down the gauntlet with 57.2 miles. Karl did it with multiple 5+ mile runs over the last 24 hours. His performance was buttressed with super strong efforts from team captain, Melissa Price (25.89 mi), Darrell Richardson (24.6 mi), Heather ‘Double Dime’ McComb (20.64 mi), Karla Kent (19.05 mi), and the Orr man…

Tom ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Orr continued his daily mileage ascension for the sixth consecutive day. He put down 22.21 miles on Saturday.. His daily is as follows: 16.09, 18.39, 20.29, 21.14, 22.21, and 23.21.

It was Heather’s sixth consecutive day of 20+ miles for the Jeffs.

The team finally gained ground on the race leading Suzys. It wasn’t much, but they gained 8.27 miles on the leaders.  They are now 166.57 miles behind in second. They are currently just west of San Jon, New Mexico.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 6 Miles: 270.66 (1st)
Total Miles: 990.53
Miles Back: -166.57
Top 4 JPT Runners (Entire Race)

  1. Karl Studtmann – 133.34
  2. Heather McComb – 127.04
  3. Tom Orr – 121.33
  4. Melissa Price – 87.95

The entire Jeffrey Price Team is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day for putting down the most single team miles in a day with 270.66. Karl’s 57 mile performance along with Melissa’s multiple runs to get close to 26 miles exemplified how deep this team is digging. Melissa has accumulated 87.95 miles in the last six days. The Jeff’s had twelve runners run between 10 – 57 miles each today.

Charlie Taylor Team: The Chuck’s had their best day of the race. Everyone contributed for the 6th consecutive day. They were led by Jen ‘Big Sexy’ Metcalf with her impressive 32.6 miles. It was her biggest output of the race, and one of the biggest by any runner so far. She had support from Tiffani Glass (24.04 mi), Seth Crowe (21.02), and Aimee Shilling (22.55) for the Charlie Taylor Team. It was Aimee’s biggest day of the race.

The most inspirational performance of the entire race came from Renee Holcomb. She pieced together six different runs/walks to tally 17.37 big miles. She had 12.55 miles the previous five days combined. She just kept reloading, giving it all she had, and then would take the baton again to put down a few more miles. Even when she looked totally wiped out, she went out once again for even more.

It was the most miles in a day for the CTT. They will restart in the AM east of Albuquerque, New Mexico. If they can build on today, then they might just make it to Texas before tomorrow night’s check-in.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 6 Miles: 215.64 (3rd)
Total Miles: 855.64
Miles Back: -301.46
Top 4 CTT Runners (Entire Race)

  1. Seth Crowe – 101.85
  2. Jeremy Reed – 93.47
  3. Joshua Holmes – 92.73
  4. Jen Metcalf – 78.91

Hope Shull Team: What a difference a day can make. The Hope’s, less than 24 hours of their worst day of the race with just 52.07 miles, bounced back with their most miles today with 201.32. They were led by Randy Broadway with 32 miles and  Cathy ‘Chicken Legs’ Downes with 31.35 miles. Houston Wolf added 22.16 miles to help in the cause. Other notable performances for the team today included Lori Robinson (18.14 mi), and Racheal Anderson (13.05).

Captain Marylou also got 7.8 miles from Juleann Roberts. The 9-year old running sensation has put down miles every day of the event so far for a total of 29.08 miles.

The team was super excited after today’s outburst of miles. They remain in a distant fourth, but are having a lot of fun and food along the way. They are still in New Mexico, about halfway between Gallup and Albuquerque.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 6 Miles: 201.32 (4th)
Total Miles: 735.59
Miles Back: -421.51
Top 4 HST Runners (Entire Race)

  1. Marylou Corino – 100.6
  2. Kit Brazier – 99.98
  3. Randy Broadway – 92.5
  4. Cathy Downes – 71.98

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

Day 6 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 262.39 miles (17.49 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 270.66 miles (18.04 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 215.64 miles (14.38 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 201.32 miles (13.42 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings (thru Day 6)

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 1,157.10 miles (192.85/day, 39.8% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 990.53  miles (165.09 mi/day, 34.1% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 855.64 miles (142.61 mi/day, 29.4% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 735.59 miles (122.6 mi/day, 25.3% completed)

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Chris Clemens (36.52 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Karl Studtmann (57.2 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Jen Metcalf (32.6 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Randy Broadway (32 mi)

Top 11 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 57.2
  2. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 36.52
  3. David Nichols (SMT) – 35.05
  4. Jen Metcalf (CTT) – 32.6
  5. Randy Broadway (HST) – 32
  6. Cathy Downes (HST) – 31.35
  7. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 31.3
  8. Melissa Price (JPT) – 25.89
  9. Darrell Richardson (JPT) – 24.6
  10. Leslie Studtmann (SMT) – 24.04
  11. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 24.04

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 148.76
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 133.34
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 127.04
  4. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 123.39
  5. Tom Orr (JPT) – 121.33
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 116.13
  7. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 114.08
  8. Thomas Fowler  (SMT) – 110.01
  9. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 101.85
  10. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 100.6
  11. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 100.12

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Day 5: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Stairway to Heaven

Run It Fast’sRace Across the USA‘ has brought together strangers, friends, frenemies, and down-right enemies that are on four diverse teams working hard together, and for each other, to try to advance their team across the country towards the finish line in New York City.

Today was a workman/woman day on the road that was a bit boring from a spectator’s viewpoint looking at the race in a one day prism. But this race isn’t a one day event, and several performances today concluded amazing 5-Day workweek totals.

Suzy Michelson Team: The Suzy’s don’t have bad days. They have days where they inhale and other days when they exhale. Today was an inhale day for the team that included their usual impressive output from it’s very deep roster. They dipped slightly from yesterday’s record output but still easily had more miles than any other team. They finished the day with 164.93 miles. They had contributions from everyone on Day 5 and were led by Barry Reece (23.15 mi), Chris Clemens (20.73), JR Reynolds (20.06), and Kimberly Atkins (20.0). Other notable performances came from Thomas Fowler (16.01) and Alex Barrientos (13.11).

The Suzy’s put even more distance between them and the rest of the field. They are 2/3rd’s of the way through New Mexico which is amazing considering two of the four teams are still back in Arizona. They called in their miles for the day from Santa Rosa, New Mexico (population 2,848).

The Suzy’s (applying proper social distancing procedures) met with the Santa Rosa High School lawn mower racing club, one of the very first in the USA. They traded racing stories while eating pizza and drinking some awful electrolyte mix Captain Tucker has been making the team drink every night.

Our lawyers say we aren’t at liberty to discuss the special ointment Tucker has his team applying liberally to their legs every night and before they run the next day.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 5 Miles: 164.93
Total Miles: 894.71
Top 3 SMT Runners (Entire Race)

  1. Chris Clemens – 112.24
  2. Barry Reece – 103.35
  3. Thomas Fowler – 86.27

Jeffrey Price Team: It was the fourth consecutive day output dropped for the JP’s, but they still were able to put distance on the two teams behind them. The three most developing story-lines with this team are as follows. One, Heather ‘Double Dime’ McComb shows up and knocks out 20’s daily, every day. Friday was no different as she uncorked a 21.03 mile performance. It knocked her over the century mark for the workweek. Secondly, team captain Melissa Price has been running miles at such an escalating rate that the national debt is envious. She had her strongest day of the race with 16.47 miles (and has a total of 62.06 for the race). Jeffrey is for sure shining down on Melissa and how she is inspiring her entire team.

“And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll
And she’s buying a stairway to Heaven”

And lastly, Tom ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Orr did it yet again on Friday. Increasing his daily miles for the fifth consecutive day. He put down 22.21 miles on Friday, ending with 98.12 miles for the week. His progression this week is as follows: 16.09, 18.39, 20.29, 21.14, and 22.21.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Place: 2nd
Day 5 Miles: 126.9
Total Miles: 719.87
Miles Back: -174.84
Top 3 JPT Runners (Entire Race)

  1. Heather McComb – 106.4
  2. Tom Orr – 98.12
  3. Karl Studtmann – 76.14

Tom Orr is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day.

Charlie Taylor Team: This gang woke up fresh, dressed, like a million bucks, threw on white socks, with their all blue chucks, stepped out the RV with no other team in sight. So, Steve Acciarito took their first asphalt bite, while the rest of the team dilly and dallied, and Ms. Marj met this exotic tea dealer, Sally, in the ally, while Greta Reed continued the team’s rally that started back in Cali.

The Chucks all showed up again, finishing the week a perfect 75 for 75 with team participation for the first 5 days of the race.

While their miles were slow to accumulate in the AM, a late day, hot baton passed back and forth that led to a respectful 110.04 miles for the day. They were led by Joshua Holmes (20.20 mi), Jeremy Reed (19.13 mi), and Elva Matamoros (16.03 mi). The Chucks are currently straddling the Arizona-New Mexico border and beyond socially distanced from the 2nd and 4th place teams.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Place: 3rd
Day 5 Miles: 110.04
Total Miles: 640.0
Miles Back: -254.71
Top 3 CTT Runners (Entire Race)

  1. Seth Crowe – 80.83
  2. Joshua Holmes – 78.69
  3. Jeremy Reed – 78.13

Hope Shull Team: The snooze crew, after two strong days, relapsed into Napageddon with just 52.07 miles for Day 5. They were led by team captain, Marylou Corino, with 13.1 miles. Sherry Meador followed Lou with 11.11 miles. Five runners didn’t lace up today for the HST. Load management was listed as the reason in the captain’s report. We are expecting a big weekend from this team, though. They are the most rested and well fed team in the race.

The Hopes were last seen at the Love’s Travel Stop in Joseph City, Arizona where Juleann Roberts was sipping a slushie and Houston Wolf was seen bagging four Tornados.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Place: 4th
Day 5 Miles: 52.07
Total Miles: 534.27
Miles Back: -338.64
Calories Consumed: 783,193
Top 3 HST Runners (Entire Race)

  1. Marylou Corino – 90.6
  2. Kit Brazier – 85.48
  3. Randy Broadway – 60.5

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

Day 5 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 164.93 miles (11.0 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 126.9 miles (8.46 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 110.04 miles (7.34 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 73.87 miles (3.47 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings (thru Day 5)

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 894.71 miles (180.95/day, 30.8% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 719.87  miles (143.97 mi/day, 24.8% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 640.00 miles (128.00 mi/day, 22.0% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 556.07 miles (111.21 mi/day, 18.4% completed)

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Barry Reece (23.15 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (22.21 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Joshua Holmes (20.20 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Marylou Corino (13.10 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Barry Reece (SMT) – 23.15
  2. Tom Orr (JPT) – 22.21
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 21.03
  4. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 20.73
  5. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 20.20
  6. JR Reynolds (SMT) – 20.06
  7. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 20.00
  8. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 19.13
  9. Melissa Price (JPT) – 16.47
  10. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 16.03

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 112.24
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 106.4
  3. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 103.35
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 98.12
  5. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 90.6
  6. Thomas Fowler  (SMT) – 86.27
  7. Kit Brazier (HST) – 85.48
  8. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 85.1
  9. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 82.78
  10. David Nichols (SMT) – 81.08

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Run It Fast Race Across the USA Rosters – April 13 2020

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA Team Relay

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA’ kicks off at midnight on April 13, 2020. It will pit four teams comprised of 60 Run It Fast members racing each other across the United States. The race starts on the Santa Monica Pier in California, just outside of Los Angeles, and will go all the way to New York City.

The teams will cover the 2,907 miles by team members submitting their day running/walking/hiking miles to their team captain daily. This will be done via screenshots of their Strava/Garmin/GPS from an outside run or via a photo of their treadmill displaying the appropriate data.

The four teams are named after Run It Fast members that passed on from us way too soon. It’s a simple way we can help remember them and keep their legacy close to us.

Race Across the USA Team Names

  • Charlie Taylor Team
  • Hope Shull Team
  • Suzy Michelson Team
  • Jeffrey Price Team

Team Rosters for the Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA’

Participant Rules:

  • Can start Monday 4/13/2020 at 12:00 A.M. of the time zone you are currently residing in.
  • No less than 1.0 mile for any outing. You can submit as many runs/walks/hikes you want a day that you do. Each one just must be at least 1.0 miles.
  • You MUST have GPS (prefer Strava/Garmin) and send a snapshot of each run/walk/hike to your team captain within 24 hrs. If you happen to forget to turn in your miles you have 48 hrs to get them in before those particular miles expire. Treadmill miles count too and just need a snapshot sent as well. 
  • Map will be updated 1x per day with all team progress.

Any other rules that need to be created or issues that arise will be decided and agreed upon by the four captains.

A big thanks to all these runners taking part, and a special big thanks to the captains:  Shane Tucker, Marylou Corino, Melissa Price, Joshua Holmes, and Jill Williams, who is our Mission Control helping keep us straight with all the numbers and logistics.

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