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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 7: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – We Are Superman!

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA wrapped up it’s first week on Sunday. Rev Run won the day again just falling short of 200 miles on the day. The surprise team of the weekend, Alfa’s Omegas, finished second on the day with 164.06 miles with strong contributions from everyone on the team. The Metcalvary was third on the day and in second place overall.

The high mile runner on the day was Rev’s Ed Ettinghausen with 42.41 miles.

The Top 5 Teams on Day 7

  1. Rev Run – 195.89
  2. Alfa’s Omegas – 164.06
  3. The Metcalvary – 160.91
  4. Trip 2 My Lou – 160.21
  5. The Beetroots – 145.86

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 – 1,380.33 miles (195.89)
  2. The Metcalvary – 1,067.37 miles (160.91)
  3. Crowe Bars – 969.25 miles (135.67) +1
  4. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 960.80 miles (106.18) -1
  5. Trip 2 My Lou – 959.13 miles (160.21) +2
  6. Grapes of Rath – 947.91 (134.32)
  7. Mojo Rising – 932.75 miles (114.11) -2
  8. Alfa’s Omegas – 927.38 miles (164.06)
  9. Peers One – 826.09 miles (122.07)
  10. Kicking Glass – 796.24 miles (98.62)
  11. The Beetroots – 794.50 miles (145.86) +1
  12. Eli’s PR Ice – 757.21 miles (104.03) -1

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

Ed Barnette is the Race Across the USA’s Peak Performer of the day with 24.84 miles for Eli’s PR Ice. Ed did the most miles he has ever covered in one day in memory of David Clark, his good friend and running coach, who tragically died earlier this week from back surgery complications.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Ed Ettinghausen (REV) – 42.41
  2. Jen Metcalf (MET) – 34.00
  3. Ximena Kriete (TNS) – 32.12
  4. Steve Troxel (CB) – 31.08
  5. Chris Clemens (GOR) – 30.28
  6. Ryan Malecha (AO) – 30.12
  7. Steve Snyder (REV) – 29.30
  8. Marylou Corino (LOU) – 29.00
  9. Andy Glaze (MET) – 28.08
  10. Sherry Meador (REV) – 27.15

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

REV RUN- Day 7: 195.89 Miles (1st) – 1st overall

Ed Ettinghausen led Rev Run and the entire race in miles on Sunday with 42.41 miles. Ho-hum work for The Jester who has finished more 100 mile races than an ear of corn has kernels. He shows up every day and humbly does his massive amount of miles while encouraging his teammates just as relentlessly. He got a couple of big performances on Sunday from Steve Snyder with 29.30 miles and Sherry Meador with 27.15 miles.

The team is running away with this competition. They are currently on the Arkansas/Oklahoma border.

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Ed Ettinghausen – 42.41 miles
  2. Steve Snyder – 29.30 miles
  3. Sherry Meador – 27.15 miles

THE METCALVARY – Day 7: 160.91 Miles (3rd) – 2nd overall

Big hair, ‘Big Sexy,’ big inspiration Jen Metcalf led the way for her team today with 34.00 miles. She had her steady studs Andy Glaze 28.08 miles and Randy Broadway 23.02 miles help The Mets finish 3rd on the day and increase their 2nd place lead on the rest of the field. Brooke King nearly doubled her daily average on Sunday. Great work, Brooke.

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Jen Metcalf – 34.00 miles
  2. Andy Glaze – 28.08 miles
  3. Randy Broadway – 23.02 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 7: 135.67 Miles (6th) – 3rd overall

The Bars overall had a bit of a dip today, but it wasn’t the fault of Steve ’50K’ Troxel and his 31.08 miles. You also can’t fault Jimmy ‘Jam’ Girten who had by far his most impressive day of the race with 21.59 miles. The queen of Pinson Mounds, Marj Mitchell was magnificent with 21.46 miles.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Steve Troxel – 31.08 miles
  2. Jimmy Girten – 21.59 miles
  3. Marj Mitchell – 21.46 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 7: 106.18 Miles (10th) – 4th overall

Tuck had a precipitous drop on Sunday after a massive Saturday. Ximena Kriete was brilliant again with 32.12 miles as was Henriett Blodgett with 18.00 Beyond those two, the team was just flat today.

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day.

  1. Ximena Kriete – 32.12 miles
  2. Henriett Blodgett – 18.00 miles
  3. Rene Fosdal-Griffin – 13.12 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 7: 160.21 Miles (4th) – 5th overall

Team captain Marylou Corino has different teammates who step every day to assist her, but she is the steady constant who delivers massive miles every day. It’s rubbed off on her team as they continue to make strides towards the top of the leader-board. Mare’s 29.00 miles were followed by Amy Cummings with 21.54, and Laura Eriks with 18.00.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino – 29.00 miles
  2. Amy Cummings – 21.54 miles
  3. Laura Eriks – 18.00 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 7: 134.32 Miles (7th) – 6th overall

Team Captain Scott Kufferath continues to do a great job guiding, perhaps the most apt-named team in the race, on this cross country ride. Today his big miles came from Chris Clemens with 30.28, Elva Matamoros 22.25, and Tom Orr 20.22.  It’s all about the miles.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Chris Clemens – 30.28 miles
  2. Elva Matamoros – 22.25 miles
  3. Tom Orr – 20.22 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 7: 114.11 Miles (9th) – 7th overall

A rough weekend for Mojo. They dropped two more spots in the standings with their 9th place finish on the day. They were led once again by Lindsay Phenix with 23.13 miles. JR Reynolds had several jaunts totaling 18.37 miles. Mojo is really looking forward to Monday.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lindsay Phenix – 23.13 miles
  2. Joshua Holmes – 20.00 miles
  3. JR Reynolds – 18.37 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 7: 164.06 Miles (2nd) – 8th overall

The Alfa’s had the best overall weekend with a 4th and 2nd place finish after spending part of opening week in last place. They got a grandiose performance of 30.12 miles today from Ryan Malecha. Allison Barcelona and Kelly Paul combined to add 43.79 miles.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Ryan Malecha – 30.12 miles
  2. Allison Barcelona- 23.10 miles
  3. Kelly Paul – 20.69 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 7: 122.07 Miles (8th) – 9th overall

Peers is starting to get strong contributions from most of it’s members every day now. Thomas Fowler has been special the first seven days with a total of 200.11 miles, today he had 23.66 of those. Sofie Romero had 17.49 today and 89.08 for the week. Team captain Rich Peers added 15.15 today after 31.17 yesterday.

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Thomas Fowler – 23.66 miles
  2. Sofie Romero – 17.49 miles
  3. Rich Peers – 15.15 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 7: 98.62 Miles (12th) – 10th overall

Never a real bad day in this race, just some days you get to soak in God’s creation a bit more on the road, and what better day than a Sunday stroll through Tennessee. No big miles for anyone today, but Yvette Campos led the team for the second day in a row with 13.17 miles, following 31.13 yesterday. Megan Maiser added 11.54, and Stacy King hit double digits with 11.

The team is nearing Cookeville, Tennessee, home of the legendary Dallas Smith.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Yvette Campos – 13.17 miles
  2. Megan Maiser – 11.54 miles
  3. Stacy King- 11.00 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 7: 145.86 Miles (5th) – 11th overall

The Opossums, when no one was looking today, were hightailing down Tennessee black asphalt for a big 5th place day with 145.86 miles. Lori Robinson had her biggest miles of the race with 20.34. Carrie O’Bryan added 18.93 miles, and Sue Stephens-Wright had her largest mileage day with 15.99. Momentum, momentum! Hopefully, they won’t roll over tomorrow.

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lori Robinson- 20.34 miles
  2. Carrie O’Bryan – 18.93 miles
  3. Sue Stephens-Wright – 15.99 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 7: 104.03 Miles (11th) – 12th overall

We Are Superman! Ed Barnette lost his good friend and running coach, David Clark, in an unexpected death earlier this week. Ed went out today and ran 22-miles in his memory. He added a couple more miles to total 24.84 miles on the day. I believe it’s Ed’s most miles he’s ever had in a day. An impressive feat, but more importantly, an impressive dedication to Dave.  Dave is missed by many.

Team captain Melissa Price ran 25.51 miles. Francesca Muccini, dialed it back a bit, but still finished with 21.13.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Melissa Price – 25.51 miles
  2. Ed Barnette – 24.84 miles
  3. Francesca Muccini – 21.13 miles

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Day 6: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Mad Miles

Everyone knew that Day 6 of Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA would be explosive with miles, but it somehow went even beyond that. As usual we were led by Rev Run with 253.18 miles. They AVERAGED 23.02 miles per runner today with a ceiling of 41.27. Just simply amazing on all fronts.

Rev Run is so gung-ho that we received this message Sherry Meador sent to team captain David Pharr:

We might end up making this race into a reality tv show in future editions.

But Rev wasn’t the only amazing team on Saturday. Tuck n’ Stroll rose to 226.98 miles, along with The Metcalvary eclipsing the double-hundo mark with 218.60 miles. Bottom feeders Alfa’s Omegas and Peers One had really great days with strong miles from top to bottom.

The race leaders are already in Arkansas as the other eleven teams are all in Tennessee.

The Top 6 Teams on Day 6

  1. Rev Run – 253.18
  2. Tuck n’ Stroll – 226.98
  3. The Metcalvary – 218.60
  4. Alfa’s Omegas – 189.11
  5. Crowe Bars – 180.68
  6. Peers One – 162.05

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 – 1,184.44 miles (253.18)
  2. The Metcalvary – 906.46 miles (218.60) +1
  3. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 854.62 miles (226.98) +4
  4. Crowe Bars – 833.58 miles (180.68) +1
  5. Mojo Rising – 818.64 miles (125.32) -3
  6. Grapes of Rath – 813.59 (144.18) -2
  7. Trip 2 My Lou – 798.92 miles (149.66) -1
  8. Alfa’s Omegas – 763.32 miles (189.11)
  9. Peers One – 704.02 miles (162.05) +2
  10. Kicking Glass – 697.62 miles (146.16) -1
  11. Eli’s PR Ice – 653.18 miles (146.22) +1
  12. The Beetroots – 648.64 miles (103.84) -2

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

Lisamarie Griffin (GOR) and Rene Fosdal-Griffin (TNS) are the Race Across the USA’s Peak Performers of the day with 67.08 and 66.10 miles respectively. This couple truly took couple’s skating to a whole new level.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Lisamarie Griffin (GOR) – 67.08
  2. Rene Fodsal-Griffin (TNS) – 66.10
  3. Cathy Downes (CB) – 52.50
  4. Seth Crowe (CB) – 50.05
  5. Andy Glaze (MET) – 46.35
  6. Lisa Devona (REV) – 41.27
  7. Russ Metteer (LOU) – 39.63
  8. Shane Tucker (TNS) – 34.67
  9. David Pharr (REV) – 34.13
  10. Reich Gapasin (REV) – 33.21

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

REV RUN- Day 6: 253.18 Miles (1st) – 1st overall

Monster miles from the monster team, four Rev’s had 32 or more miles. But this team had big miles from members on the team that don’t always get the headlines, too. Renee Holcomb, dug deep, and came home with 15.03 miles. Jeff Lea donated a half marathon of miles. And the aforementioned Sherry ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Meador with 16.81 miles and 77 new friend requests. Emily Ryan had 20.21 miles, and Jeremy Reid 16.74. Once again, major kudos to Rev Run on a historic day.

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona – 41.27 miles
  2. David Pharr – 34.13 miles
  3. Reich Gapasin – 33.21 miles
  4. Karl Studtmann – 32.42 miles

THE METCALVARY – Day 6: 218.60 Miles (3rd) – 2nd overall

Andy Glaze added extra cherries on top today with 46.35 miles giving him 154.48 over the last six days. Erik Pascual played a great Pippen to Glaze’s Jordan with 31.45 miles. Kelly Tipple was big with 25.04 miles. The Mets had 6 runners go for 20 or more miles. They moved into 2nd place and have a firm grasp of it.

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Andy Glaze – 46.35 miles
  2. Erik Pascual – 31.45 miles
  3. Kelly Tipple – 25.04 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 6: 226.98 Miles (2nd) – 3rd overall

The Tucks were 2nd overall on the day with 226.98 miles behind 66.10 mega-pore miles from Rene Fosdal-Griffin. Shane Tucker (34.67) and Ximena Kriete (31.48) were amazing as they both have been all week long. Rene’s big miles along with big miles from Jd Barnette (18.79) and Henriet Blodgett (20.00) are really the reason this team skyrocketed today. TNS jumped four spots from 7th all the way up to 3rd place. This time might be in it to win it (mortal division).

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day.

  1. Rene Fosdal-Griffin – 66.10 miles
  2. Shane Tucker – 34.67 miles
  3. Ximena Kriete – 31.48 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 6: 180.68 Miles (5th) – 4th overall

103.7 plays the best of the 90’s hits and Tag Team was back again with Cathy Downes and Seth Crowe doing near matching half-centuries on the comp. Combined they nearly netted the miles from our 12th place team today. But lets not forget Steve Troxel, the master of the 50k, who is a constant for the Bars. The heart and soul of this team though might be Marj Mitchell, who recorded 20.31 for the day and has 109.14 over the last six.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Cathy Downes – 52.50 miles
  2. Seth Crowe – 50.05 miles
  3. Steve Troxel – 31.37 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 6: 125.32 Miles (11th) – 5th overall

The new car smell has left Mojo Rising. Their overall miles were decent if it had been a weekday, but they got blown out on this mega-watt weekend day finishing an abysmal 11th place. They fell all the way from the #2 spot to fifth in the overall standings. Lindsay Phenix and JR Reynolds were strong as usual. Kevin Lashley had his biggest day of the race so far with 17.02 miles. Donna Burns really stepped it up with 13.93 miles. Tomorrow will be an interesting day to see if they can save the weekend with a strong performance.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lindsay Phenix – 22.70 miles
  2. JR Reynolds – 21.65 miles
  3. Kevin Lashley – 17.02 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 6: 144.18 Miles (10th) – 6th overall

Lisamarie Griffin saved the day for GOR with 67.08 hot, long miles of dodging the police and anything else that got in her way. Tom Orr did his part with 18.10, and Chris Clemens clocked in with 17.01.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisamarie Griffin – 67.08 miles
  2. Tom Orr – 18.10 miles
  3. Chris Clemens – 17.01 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 6: 149.66 Miles (7th) – 7th overall

Seventh for the day, seventh overall. That’s consistency. The Lou’s were led by Russ Metteer with 39.63 miles. Team captain Marylou Corino had 27.00 miles and Memphian Christy Brewer had a nice contribution to the team with 23.89 miles. Also, Ray Berlanga upped his game adding 9.70 miles.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Russ Metteer – 39.63 miles
  2. Marylou Corino – 27.00 miles
  3. Christy Brewer – 23.89 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 6: 189.11 Miles (4th) – 8th overall

Alfa-like on Day 6 for AO. They came really close to breaking 200 miles for the day, and it’s because every member on their team ran at least double-digit miles including a team high 32.24 from captain Alfa Severino. She was followed by Allison Barcelona with 21.02 miles and Houston Wolf with 20.04.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Alfa Severino – 32.24 miles
  2. Allison Barcelona- 21.02 miles
  3. Houston Wolf – 20.04 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 6: 162.05 Miles (6th) – 9th overall

Peers was superb today with a 6th place daily finish with 162.05 miles after a rough day yesterday. Thomas Fowler was back strong breaking 30 again with 31.03 miles. He had a 30-buddy with team captain Rich Peers getting 31.17. Sofie Romero was very close to the 30 club with 27.97 miles. 9-year old Juleann Roberts also had a big day with 11.60 miles.

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Thomas Fowler – 32.03 miles
  2. Rich Peers – 31.17 miles
  3. Sofie Romero – 27.97 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 6: 146.16 Miles (9th) – 10th overall

A solid day for Kicking Glass. They were led by Yvette Campos, who nearly tripled her daily average, with 31.13 miles. Aaron Debord dug for 23.01 and Lisa Van Wolde had 18.10 miles.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Yvette Campos – 31.13 miles
  2. Aaron Debord – 23.01 miles
  3. Lisa Van Wolde – 18.10 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 6: 146.22 Miles (8th) – 11th overall

I’m not sure any team works harder than Eli’s. They give all they have and are trending upward as this race unfolds. They came into the day in last place, but finished 8th on the day, jumping a spot to 11th overall. They were led once again by Francesca Muccini with 31.23 miles, and she was nearly matched by Abbi Auger with 31.05. Ed Barnette had a 16.15 mile day, his most miles so far, in memory of his good friend David Clark who passed a couple days ago. David was loved by many, and his untimely passing is a big loss to the ultra running community.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Francesca Muccini – 31.23 miles
  2. Abbi Auger – 31.05 miles
  3. Ed Barnette – 16.15 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 6: 103.84 Miles (12th) – 12th overall

The Yo-Yo’s were spun out far and tangled up with the fewest miles on the day, falling a spot back into 12th place in the race. However, they did have a really strong day from Glenn Richardson with 31.10 miles. Lance McDermott (20.01) and Leslie Studtmann (16.06) did their part.

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Glenn Richardson- 31.10 miles
  2. Lance McDermott – 20.01 miles
  3. Leslie Studtmann – 16.06 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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Day 4 Run It Fast Race Across the USA Team Map

Day 4: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Whip It

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA was dominated on Day 4, once again, by Rev Run. At this point, they could take tomorrow off and still likely be in first place to start the following day.

Two super strong individual performances today. The first by Rev’s Lisa Devona. Some how she has increased her mileage each of the first four days of the race 33.03, 35.04, 38.21, and 42.85 today. he other was by GOR’s Chris Clemens who led all runners today with 45.05 miles.

The Top 6 Teams on Day 4

  1. Rev Run – 197.18
  2. Grapes of Rath – 162.93
  3. Tuck n’ Stroll – 153.27
  4. Alfa’s Omegas – 148.16
  5. Trip 2 My Lou – 146.48
  6. Crowe Bars – 143.85

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 – 754.37 miles (197.18)
  2. Mojo Rising – 593.06 miles (133.09)
  3. The Metcalvary – 546.65 miles (106.41)
  4. Grapes of Rath – 536.73 (162.93) +2
  5. Trip 2 My Lou – 535.46 miles (146.48) -1
  6. Crowe Bars – 531.54 miles (143.85) -1
  7. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 505.04 miles (153.27) +1
  8. Alfa’s Omegas – 480.36 miles (148.16) +2
  9. Kicking Glass – 453.63 miles (85.22) -2
  10. Peers One – 443.77 miles (125.67) +1
  11. The Beetroots – 438.63 miles (92.62) -2
  12. Eli’s PR Ice – 410.00 miles (96.13)

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

Lisa Devona is the Race Across the USA Peak Performer of the day with a smooth 42.85 miles for Rev Run. Lisa leads the entire race with 149.13 miles.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Chris Clemens (GOR) – 45.05
  2. Lisa Devona (REV) – 42.85
  3. Ximena Kriete (TNS) – 35.03
  4. Shane Tucker (TNS) – 33.70
  5. Thomas Fowler (ONE) – 33.13
  6. Ed Ettinghausen (REV) – 32.67
  7. Laura Eriks (LOU) – 32.59
  8. Steve Troxel (CB) – 31.20
  9. Tom Orr (GOR) – 28.16
  10. Marylou Corino (LOU) – 27.50

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

REV RUN- Day 4: 197.18 Miles (1st) – 1st overall

An epic powerhouse. It’s repetitive, but this team is clicking on all cylinders. To even make the top performers of the day for Rev you have to run a marathon distance. They’ve been perfect so far. They entered team captain David Pharr’s home state of Tennessee today, but they won’t be there long.

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona – 42.85 miles
  2. Ed Ettinghausen – 32.67 miles
  3. David Pharr – 26.97 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 4: 133.09 Miles (7th) – 2nd overall

A middle of the pack day for Mojo, but they held onto second place overall. Ultrarunner in the making Audrey Davis continues to put down more and more miles. Today she landed on 24.20.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Audrey Davis – 24.20 miles
  2. Lindsay Phenix – 21.34 miles
  3. Joshua Holmes – 15.72 miles

THE METCALVARY – Day 4: 106.41 Miles (9th) – 3rd overall

Elissa Higgins and her 20.76 miles were the bright spot for The Mets on a otherwise bleak day that saw them barely cross over 100 miles. They finished 9th for the day. They still remain in third place overall.

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Elissa Higgins – 20.76 miles
  2. Jen Metcalf – 18.02 miles
  3. Randy Broadway – 15.64 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 4: 162.93 Miles (2nd) – 4th overall

A statement day made by The Grapes and powered by Chris Clemens’ mammoth 45.05 miles. GOR finished second on the day and jumped two spots overall to 4th place.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Chris Clemens – 45.05 miles
  2. Tom Orr – 28.16 miles
  3. Lisamarie Griffin- 22.73 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 4: 146.48 Miles (5th) – 5th overall

Breakout star Laura Eriks led The Lou’s on day four with 32.59 miles providing a great boost to team captain Marylou Corino’s 27.50 miles.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Laura Eriks – 32.59 miles
  2. Marylou Corino – 27.50 miles
  3. Jeremy Kluttz – 16.30 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 4: 143.85 Miles (6th) – 6th overall

Steve ‘Professor Fartlek’ Troxel laid down the perfect run/walk combo once again today to land on 31 miles. The Bars were solid on the day, and they are in a great spot heading into the weekend windup.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Steve Troxel – 31.20 miles
  2. Cathy Downes – 16.07 miles
  3. Amy Hazlewood – 16.03 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 4: 153.27 Miles (3rd) – 7th overall

There are not enough adjectives to describe how strong Ximena Kriete has been every day of the race so far. Today she put down 35.03 miles and inspired team captain Shane Tucker to nearly match with 33.70 miles.

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Ximena Kriete – 35.03 miles
  2. Shane Tucker – 33.70 miles
  3. Rene Fosdal-Griffin – 17.34 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 4: 148.16 Miles (4th) – 8th overall

David Essary broke 20 miles for the first time in the race with 20.22 miles. His strong miles helped boost the team to a 4th place finish on the day that now has them in 8th place overall.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. David Essary – 20.22 miles
  2. Alfa Severino – 16.41 miles
  3. Kelly Paul – 16.40 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 4: 85.22 Miles (12th) – 9th overall

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KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Barry Reece – 15.72 miles
  2. Tiffani Glass – 13.56 miles
  3. Yvette Campos – 12.29 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 4: 125.67 Miles (8th) – 10th overall

Thomas ‘the Night Train’ Fowler no doubt cuts his pizza’s in thirds. 33.13 miles on the road again today for Thomas. A great bounce back day for Peers One.

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Thomas Fowler – 33.13 miles
  2. Rich Peers – 18.84 miles
  3. Karla Kent – 16.03 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 4: 92.62 Miles (11th) – 11th overall

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Leslie Studtmann – 20.04 miles
  2. Michael Racine – 14.89 miles
  3. Stewart Crouch – 12.56 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 4: 96.13 Miles (10th) – 12th overall

A 10th place day for Eli’s which is a better day than they thought they had. Francesca Muccini led the way with 17.18 miles. Melissa Price and Ed Barnette worked hard to hit double-digits today.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Francesca Muccini – 17.18 miles
  2. Melissa Price – 15.41 miles
  3. Ed Barnette – 12.24 miles

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Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA Top 30 Solo Totals (thru Day 3)

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA Top 30 Solo Totals (thru Day 3)

Here is a quick look at the Top 30 Individual Miles after the first 3 days of Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA.

Days 1-3 Name Team Miles
1 Kit Brazier (MR) 106.35
2 Lisa Devona (REV) 106.28
3 Thomas Fowler (ONE) 96.05
4 Marylou Cara (LOU) 95.88
5 Steve Troxel (CB) 93.12
6 Lisa Van Wolde (KG) 91.19
7 Ximena Kriete (TNS) 87.29
8 Chris Clemens (GOR) 83.30
9 Andrew Glaze (MET) 73.78
10 Laura Eriks (LOU) 73.42
11 Francesca Muccini (ELI) 72.29
12 Tom Orr (GOR) 64.10
13 Randy Broadway (MET) 64.00
14 David Pharr (REV) 63.20
15 Tiffani Glass (KG) 61.19
16 Lindsay Phenix (MR) 60.55
17 Alfa Severiono (AO) 59.43
18 Ed Ettinghausen (REV) 56.75
19 Seth Crowe (CB) 56.69
20 Jeremy Reed (REV) 55.96
21 Jen Metcalf (MET) 55.71
22 Steve Snyder (REV) 55.51
23 Carrie O’Bryan (BR) 54.55
24 Marjorie Mitchell (CB) 54.44
25 Emily Ryan (REV) 54.30
26 JR Reynolds (MR) 53.17
27 Amy Costa (BR) 53.04
28 Joshua Holmes (MR) 51.92
29 Kimberly Atkins (GOR) 51.57
30 Audrey Davis (MR) 50.84

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Dip Dogs

Day 3: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – The Story of Lazarus Beetroots

The Beetroots went from worst to first on Day 3 of Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA. The team flipped the table with a race leading 176.51 miles for Wednesday after an abysmal, last place total of 67.55 the day before. The big day helped them jump from 12th place to 9th overall.

The top 3 teams remain in tact, but the nine below them have been reshuffled. The overall race miles for the league increased for the third consecutive day.

The Top 5 Teams on Day 3

  1. The Beetroots – 176.51
  2. Rev Run – 175.53
  3. The Metcalvary – 167.40
  4. Mojo Rising – 164.08
  5. Trip 2 My Lou – 137.42

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 – 557.19 miles (175.53)
  2. Mojo Rising – 459.97 miles (164.08)
  3. The Metcalvary – 440.24 miles (167.40)
  4. Trip 2 My Lou – 388.98 miles (137.42) +2
  5. Crowe Bars – 387.69 miles (121.96) -1
  6. Grapes of Rath – 373.80 miles (135.05) +1
  7. Kicking Glass – 368.41 miles (121.93) -2
  8. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 351.77 miles (135.22) +1
  9. The Beetroots – 346.01 miles (176.51) +3
  10. Alfa’s Omegas – 332.30 miles (111.21) -2
  11. Peers One – 318.10 miles (107.47)
  12. Eli’s PR Ice – 313.87 miles (112.89) -1

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

Marylou Corino is the Race Across the USA Peak Performer of the day with a smooth 40.00 miles for Trip 2 My Lou.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino (LOU) – 40.00
  2. Lisa Devona (REV) – 38.21
  3. Ximena Kriete (TNS) – 32.13
  4. Thomas Fowler (ONE) – 32.12
  5. JR Reynolds (MR) – 31.12
  6. Steve Troxel (CB) – 31.12
  7. Francesca Muccini (ELI) – 30.13
  8. Chris Clemens (GOR) – 30.04
  9. Carrie O’Bryan (BR) – 29.56
  10. Lisa Van Wolde (KG) – 25.20

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

REV RUN- Day 3: 175.53 Miles (2nd) – 1st overall

Another superb day from Rev Run and just a mile below The Beetroots explosion. Rev was able to pad it’s lead over all the other teams in the competition. They were led once again by the great Lisa Devona with 38.21 miles. Team Captain David Pharr (24.11 miles) and Ed ‘The Jester’ Ettinghausen (24.35) really solidified the Rev’s for a third consecutive day.

The team had dinner at the Dip Dog Stand (website) in Marion, Virginia where Captain Pharr was able to procure a discount of 75% off if they’d in return bread and fry their own corndogs, along with posing for a team photo with owners. The team was in good spirits after the fair-like food and stories from their successful day on the road. Pharr was vocal in the captain’s meeting telling the other teams to stop by Dip Dog as well and to tell owner Pam Hall he sent them. He also added to be sure to sign DD’s guest book.

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona – 38.21 miles
  2. Ed Ettinghausen – 24.35
  3. David Pharr – 24.11

MOJO RISING- Day 3: 164.08 Miles (4th) – 2nd overall

After Kit Brazier’s 60% drop-off in production today compared to yesterday, Mojo held a team meeting to try to decide her fate on the team moving forward.

Seriously, she delivered once again with 24.49 miles and has 106.35 miles over the first three days of the race, more than any other runner.

Mojo was led today by a strong performance from JR Reynolds with 31.12 miles. Former college cross-country star Audrey Davis had her biggest day of the race with 24.82 miles.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. JR Reynolds – 31.12 miles
  2. Audrey Davis – 24.82 miles
  3. Kit Brazier – 24.49 miles

THE METCALVARY – Day 3: 167.40 Miles (3rd) – 3rd overall

The Met’s biggest strength so far seems to be it’s consistency and daily contributions from everyone on the team. They were led once again by Andy Glaze with 23.32 miles. Downtown Randy Broadway must have been wearing his UNC baby blue shorts, under his running shorts, as he recorded a smooth 23.00 miles. Erik Pascual doubled his mileage from yesterday with 22.21 miles.

The Mets are currently in Fincastle, Virginia getting a night of sleep at the Bethel Ridge Assisted Living Center where team captain Jen Metcalf had a connection from her work back home in the same industry. A security guard at the center did catch Randy Marks ‘sneaking’ chocolate milk out of the cafeteria refrigerator around 2am. (Jen’s connection isn’t that good, Randy).

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Andrew Glaze – 23.32 miles
  2. Randy Broadway – 23.00 miles
  3. Erik Pascual – 22.21 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 3: 137.42 Miles (5th) – 4th overall

The Lou’s were led by captain Marylou Corino 40.00 miles (~ 178 kilometers). She had everyone show up for work today, and it was huge as it moved the team all the way up to 4th place from 6th.

Mare had help from the 17-club consisting of Laura Eriks (17.36 miles) and Christy Brewer (17.12). Jeremy Kluttz just missed initiation with 16.01.

After Mare’s team never surfaced above last place in our initial voyage across the states, she’s not used to the phenomena of teams being in front and behind her…but that’s the novelty she is currently trying to adjust to. She’s almost like an owl with this current swiveling neck action she’s unlocked.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino – 40.00 miles
  2. Laura Eriks – 17.36 miles
  3. Christy Brewer – 17.12 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 3: 121.96 Miles (8th) – 5th overall

The Crowe Bars dropped from 4th to 5th place after recording the 8th most miles on the day. They had a couple mates not run, and that fact with the midsection of this race being tighter than Billy Blank’s abs it made the difference.

Steve Troxel, whom captain Seth Crowe winds up and the start of the day and let’s wander down the highway, knocked out another 31+ mile day. Crowe added 20.76 miles and was joined by South African native Marj Mitchell with 20.19 miles.

CB is on Lou’s heels. Matthew McConaughey’s younger brother has pissed over objects further away than Lou’s team van currently sits from the CB’s.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Steve Troxel – 31.12 miles
  2. Seth Crowe – 20.76 miles
  3. Marj Mitchell – 20.19 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 3: 135.05 Miles (7th) – 6th overall

GOR lives by the four absolutes in life: Death, Taxes, Chris Clemens, and Tom Orr. Clemens did Clemens things with 30.04 miles. Orr made it look easy, as he has so many days over the past month with 21.26 miles. Lisamarie Griffin rounded out GOR’s top 3 with 19.04.

The Grapes are stationed at the Augusta Woods Manufactured Home Park. Now, I am just the balladeer, but how many people had Staunton, Virginia down in their pool for the most likely place in America for a trailer park to be so modernly and sensitively named a manufactured home park? It does make it a lot more difficult to call someone, “manufactured home park trash!”

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Chris Clemens – 30.04 miles
  2. Tom Orr – 21.26 miles
  3. Lisamarie Griffin- 19.04 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 3: 121.93 Miles (9th) – 7th overall

Yesterday would have been Malcolm X’s 95th birthday, but it was today that KG captain Tiffani Glass told David Pharr, “Enjoy your lead while it lasts because soon Chick-fil A chicken biscuits are going to be coming home to roost.”

Glass and Lisa Van Wolde combined for 50 miles, but the team as a whole had a down day as the miles simply weren’t there as a collective unit. Joan Lamayo-Buse added 15.07 miles.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Van Wolde – 25.20 miles
  2. Tiffani Glass – 24.83 miles
  3. Joan Lamayo-Buse – 15.07 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 3: 135.22 Miles (6th) – 8th overall

TNS was once again Dyna-Kriete as Ximena Kriete ran 32.13 miles (87.29 over the last 3 days). Rend Fosdal-Griffin added 18.33 and Donna Bullington was solid with 18.04 miles.

The team is currently at Funky’s Skate Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia. They moved up a spot in the overall standings.

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Ximena Kriete – 32.13 miles
  2. Rene Fosdal-Griffin – 18.33 miles
  3. Donna Bullington – 18.04 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 3: 176.51 Miles (1st) – 9th overall

The story of the day for sure belonged to The Beetroots as they bounced back from a horrific Day 2 to finish 1st place in miles for Day 3. They finished the day wit 176.51 miles. A total of 110 miles over yesterday’s output. They improved three spots in the overall standings.

Today they had several huge performances. The largest coming from Carrie O’Bryan with 29.56 miles. Badwater vet Amy Costa added 25.01 miles. Stewart ‘Lone Star’ Crouch added 25.00 as well.

Team captain Lance McDermott went over 20, too. Whatever he told his team after yesterday, he should bottle up and sell on QVC or TBN.

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Carrie O’Bryan – 29.56 miles
  2. Amy Costa – 25.01 miles
  3. Stewart Crouch – 25.00 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 3: 111.21 Miles (11th) – 10th overall

The Alfa’s were a bit off today but still got 20.13 miles from captain Alfa Severino. Kelly Paul added 15.46 and Ryan Malecha donated a half marathon to the cause.

The team is currently in New Market, Virginia.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Alfa Severino – 20.13 miles
  2. Kelly Paul – 15.46 miles
  3. Ryan Malecha – 13.11 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 3: 107.47 Miles (12th) – 11th overall

PO was more boy than box today, but Thomas Fowler still showed up, Danzig blasting, as he ran 32.12 miles. It’s the third consecutive day of 30+ miles for Thomas.

Team captain Rich Peers accumulated 16.30 miles. Diane ‘Song of the South’ Taylor clocked in with 12.07 miles. Wayne McComb made his presence known with 11.57 miles.

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Thomas Fowler – 32.12 miles
  2. Rich Peers – 16.30 miles
  3. Diane Taylor – 12.07 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 3: 112.89 Miles (10th) – 12th overall

The Virginia heat and P.R. Ice didn’t get along today. Francesca Muccini led the team with 30.13 miles. Melissa Price (15.00) and Ed Barnette (12.54) made solid contributions as well. The team fell to 12th place, but the race standings are very fluid and will be changing day-to-day.

The team is currently in Woodstock, Virginia.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Francesca Muccini – 30.13 miles
  2. Melissa Price – 15.00 miles
  3. Ed Barnette – 12.54 miles

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Day 2: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Knight Rider Speeds Off

Day Two of Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA saw more of the same dominance from race leaders Rev Run. After Rev, the rest of the field leap-frogged, played dead opossum, and pushed each other to big days.

The Top 3 Teams on Day 2

  1. Rev Run – 208.83
  2. Mojo Rising – 167.07
  3. Crowe Bars – 145.13

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 – 381.66 miles (208.83)
  2. Mojo Rising – 295.89 miles (167.07)
  3. The Metcalvary – 272.84 miles (141.92)
  4. Crowe Bars – 265.73 miles (145.13)
  5. Kicking Glass – 246.48 miles (119.79)
  6. Trip 2 My Lou – 244.56 miles (136.00)
  7. Grapes of Rath – 238.75 miles (117.40)
  8. Alfa’s Omegas – 220.99 miles (133.63)
  9. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 216.55 miles (114.99)
  10. Peers One – 210.63 miles (119.68)
  11. Eli’s PR Ice – 200.98 miles (113.29)
  12. The Beetroots – 169.50 miles (65.20)

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

Kit Brazier is the Race Across the USA Peak Performer of the day with a massive 62.85 mile day for Mojo Rising.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Kit Brazier (MR) – 62.85
  2. Lisa Devona (REV) – 35.04
  3. Thomas Fowler (ONE) – 32.42
  4. Ximena Kriete (TNS) – 31.13
  5. Steve Troxel (CB) – 31.00
  6. Lisa Van Wolde (KG) – 30.86
  7. Steve Snyder (REV) – 29.26
  8. Marylou Corino (LOU) – 28.57
  9. Chris Clemens (GOR) – 28.24
  10. Russ Metteer (LOU) – 28.01

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

REV RUN- Day 2: 208.83 Miles (1st) – 1st overall

Rev Run was heavy on the accelerator into Day 2 with a whooping 208.83 miles. A massive amount for a 11-person team. Rev had 9 of it’s 11 runners post double digits with 6 of them doing 20+ led by Lisa Devona with 35.04 miles. This team went hard at it all day, refusing their smoke breaks, and working the road like they were being paid double-time. Steve Snyder was huge with 29.26 and Jeremy Reed ran a RNR Marathon’s worth of miles with 24.65. Ironically and appropriately Rev Run is at the Top Dog Boutique in Staunton, Virginia looking at getting some embroidered gaitors and skirts for the team.

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona – 35.04 miles
  2. Steve Snyder – 29.26 miles
  3. Jeremy Reed – 24.65 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 2: 167.07 Miles (2nd) – 2nd overall

Mojo was rising in the standings on Day 2 as they leaped into the 2nd overall spot with a massive and historic day from Kit Brazier with her 62.85 miles. She came just a couple miles shy of placing 12th among our teams today (by herself). It was truly a performance that Michael Knight would be proud of. She has 81.86 miles over the first two days of the race.

Used in most episodes, a pair of rocket boosters mounted just behind the front tires that lifted the car, allowing KITT to jump into the air and pass over obstacles in the road. Also, occasionally, Turbo Boost was used to allow KITT to accelerate to incredible speeds in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h). The boosters could fire forward or backward.

Mr. Mojo Rising is positioned in Middleton, Virgina just outside of Nana’s Irish Pub. They also had 100% participation once again.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Kit Brazier – 62.85 miles
  2. Lindsay Phenix – 20.14 miles
  3. Joshua Holmes – 15.30 miles

THE METCALVARY – Day 2: 141.92 Miles (4th) – 3rd overall

The Mets had the fourth most miles on the day and currently sit in 3rd place. Andy Glaze led the team once again with 26.02 miles. He currently leads the entire race for shirtless miles. Randy Broadway was super solid once again with 21.00. Metcalf had everyone participate as well with eight hitting double figures. The team is right on the West Virginia/Virginia border at Piggy’s Club in Bunker Hill.

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Andrew Glaze – 26.02 miles
  2. Randy Broadway – 21.00 miles
  3. Jen Metcalf – 17.28 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 2: 145.13 Miles (3rd) – 4th overall

This team is just solid from top to bottom. Today had strong performances by everyone on the team. They were lead once again by Steve ’50K’ Troxel with 31.00 miles. He was buttressed by Seth Crowe (18.55) and Marj Mitchell (16.17). Double-digits also came from Amy Hazlewood, Troy HarpAdam Holloway, Cathy Downes, and Jimmy Girten.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Steve Troxel – 31.00 miles
  2. Seth Crowe – 18.55 miles
  3. Marj Mitchell – 16.17 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 2: 136.00 Miles (5th) – 5th overall

Who would Marylou tag team with today to lead the Lou’s? The answer was Russ Metteer who laid down 28.01 miles to go with Mare’s 28.57 miles to help the team put down an impressive 136.00 miles on Day 2. And truth is always stranger than fiction, the team is pinned down for the night in Falling Waters, West Virginia. They are 14 miles behind the Crowe Bars.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino – 28.57 miles
  2. Russ Metteer – 28.01 miles
  3. Rachael Howard – 15.00 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 2: 119.79 Miles (7th) – 6th overall

Less than five miles behind Skip 2 My Lou is Kicking Glass in 6th place overall. They were led with 30.86 miles from Lisa ‘Lives in a’ Van ‘in the’ Wolde (photo unavailable). The team called it a night early to take a side-trip to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Williamsport, Maryland to cool off with water-slides and down chocolate covered tater tots.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Van Wolde – 30.86 miles
  2. Tiffani Glass – 15.28 miles
  3. Barry Reece – 12.11 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 2: 117.40 Miles (9th) – 7th overall

A long day on the hot asphalt shriveled up the Grapes a bit today. They finished 9th on the day with 117.40 miles and currently sit in 7th overall. They were led by Chris ‘the Street Sweeper’ Clemens who knocked out four boroughs during his time on the road today. Tom ‘Mr. McFeely’ Orr punched in with 18.61 and Elva Matamoros was elegant in striding forward for 17.71 additional miles for the Grapes.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Chris Clemens – 28.24 miles
  2. Tom Orr – 18.61 miles
  3. Elva Matamoros – 17.71 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 2: 133.63 Miles (6th) – 8th overall

The Omega’s had the biggest improvement from Day 1 to Day 2. They recorded 50 more miles today than yesterday and jumped from 12th to 8th in the standings. Leadership starts at the top and it certainly did for this team today as their captain Alfa Severino ran 26.20 miles. Ryan Malecha, amped up on vinegar water and kale donuts, ran 15.18 miles and Rob Kelly added 12.21.  The Omega’s pumped their runner mile average today up to 8.91 from yesterday’s 5.82. Everyone contributed for the second day in a row.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Alfa Severino – 26.20 miles
  2. Ryan Malecha – 15.18 miles
  3. Rob Kelly – 12.21 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 2: 114.99 Miles (10th) – 9th overall

Ximena Kriete was the lifeline for the Tucks today. She ran 31.13 miles and has 55.16 miles over the first two days of the race. Team Captain Shane Tucker, winning captain from our initial voyage across country last month, keeps promising big things in the captain’s meetings. If he can motivate his mates to put down some Ximena’s then they will be well on there way. Other top performers for the team today included Henriett Blodgett with 16.00 miles and Rene Fosdal-Griffin with 12.87. The team is docked in Woodstock, Pennsylvania.

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Ximena Kriete – 31.13 miles
  2. Henriett Blodgett – 16.00 miles
  3. Rene Fosdal-Griffin – 12.87 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 2: 119.68 Miles (8th) – 10th overall

Peers One wasn’t going to be shut down on Day 2 of the race. They were once again led by Thomas Fowler. Owlette galloped strong for 32.42 miles. He got great help from Badwater veteran Karla Kent (20.17) and Badwater rookie-to-be Rich Peers (18.74).  They were 8th place on the day and 10th overall. You could tell at the captain’s meeting earlier that Rich was really feeling positive about the energy the team had today and their plans to carry it into tomorrow.

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Thomas Fowler – 32.42 miles
  2. Karla Kent – 20.17 miles
  3. Rich Peers – 18.74 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 2: 113.29 Miles (11th) – 11th overall

Easy does it. Eli’s had a nice 26 mile improvement over yesterday. It’s an improvement that team captain Melissa Price believes they can continue to build on. They were led today by Francessca ‘Fast in Translation’ Muccini with 22.06 miles. She was flanked with help from Price with 15.58 miles and Florida native Ed Barnette with 14.67. The team plans to hit the road early in the morning to start trying to make up some ground on Peers One.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Francesca Muccini – 22.06 miles
  2. Melissa Price – 15.58 miles
  3. Ed Barnette – 14.67 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 2: 65.20 Miles (12th) – 12th overall

There is no way to sugarcoat Tuesday for The Roots, they simply took a ‘beeting.’ Four runners didn’t even step out of the van to record miles, leaving team captain Lance McDermott frustrated and digging for ways to get to the root of the problem. Wednesday will bring a fresh day for the team and often that is the only positive you rely on. The team was led today by Brenda Cross with 13.31 asymmetrical miles, Leslie Studtmann (11.62), and Amy Costa (10.92). The Beets are 31 miles back of the pack, but all ‘Hope’ is not lost this early in the race.

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Brenda Cross – 13.31 miles
  2. Leslie Studtmann – 11.62 miles
  3. Amy Costa – 10.92 miles

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Laura Eriks – Race Across the USA Peak Performer of the Day

Day 1: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Rev Run Takes Lead Out of NYC

Day One of Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA started as the twelve teams left Battery Park in New York City on their 2,907 mile epic journey towards the West Coast. These teams seem to be, by and large, evenly match as they are filled with some of the most driven people from across the globe. We started with 132 runners from sixteen states and four countries.

All the teams were revved up out of the starting corrals, but Rev Run took off and made it all the way to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Day 1 to take the early lead. They finished the day with 172.83 miles and were led by Lisa Devon’s 33.03 miles.

About forty miles back of Rev Run there was a cluster of teams that included The Metcalvary, Mojo Rising, Breaking Glass, Crowe Bars, and Grapes of Rath all within 10 miles of each other.

All twelve teams are roughly between Allentown and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with Alfa’s Omegas deciding to be the Omegas…at least for today.

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

Race Across the USA Overall Standings

  1. Rev Run – 172.83 miles
  2. The Metcalvary – 130.92 miles
  3. Mojo Rising – 128.92 miles
  4. Kicking Glass – 126.69 miles
  5. Grapes of Rath – 121.35 miles
  6. Crowe Bars – 120.60 miles
  7. Trip 2 My Lou – 115.56 miles
  8. The Beetroots – 104.30 miles
  9. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 101.56 miles
  10. Peers One – 90.95 miles
  11. Eli’s PR Ice – 87.69 miles
  12. Alfa’s Omegas – 87.36 miles

Laura Eriks, of Trip 2 My Lou, was the Race Across the USA Peak Performer of the day with her massive 50.02 mile day.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Laura Eriks (LOU) – 50.02 miles
  2. Lisa Van Wolde (KG) – 35.13 miles
  3. Lisa Devona (REV) – 33.03 miles
  4. Thomas Fowler (ONE) – 31.51 miles
  5. Steve Troxel (CB) – 31.00 miles
  6. Marylou Corino (LOU) – 27.31 miles
  7. Kimberly Atkins (GOR) – 26.28 miles
  8. Chris Clemens (GOR) – 25.02 miles
  9. Carrie O’Bryan (BR) – 24.99 miles
  10. Andrew Glaze (MET) – 24.44 miles

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

REV RUN- Day 1: 172.83 Miles (1st) – 1st overall

The odd’s on favorite wasted no time breaking loose out of New York City and claiming the yellow jersey for Day 1. They were led by a 1/3 slice of a 100 from Florida native Lisa Devona. The team had nearly half it’s members break 20 miles for the day.

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona – 33.03 miles
  2. Emily Ryan – 21.49 miles
  3. Ed Ettinghausen – 21.1 miles

THE METCALVARY – Day 1: 130.92 Miles (2nd) – 2nd overall

Team captain Jen Metcalf humbly voted her team as the favorite to win the race in a poll conducted earlier in the day. She stated, “My team doesn’t get out of bed for anything less than 1st place.” The Mets were led by Andrew Glaze with 24.44 miles. The California native started the race ‘fresh’ off a 200-mile week he completed before hopping his flight to NYC. The team is bedded down at the Lamp Lighter for the night.

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Andrew Glaze – 24.44 miles
  2. Randy Broadway – 20.00 miles
  3. Elissa Higgins – 19.16 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 1: 128.82 Miles (3rd) – 3rd overall

This team must have thought it was bad mojo to hit 20 miles or more as all their top runners for the day stopped in the 19’s. They were led by Lindsay Phenix with 19.51 miles and got contributions from all everyone on their team today. They are two miles down the road from The Mets by the Penn Jersey Pork & Beef Farms. By the smell of things, there is no meat shortage as reported by several media outlets.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lindsay Phenix – 19.51 miles
  2. Joshua Holmes – 19.11 miles
  3. Kit Brazier – 19.01 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 1: 126.69 Miles (4th) – 4th overall

Kicking Glass was kicking the back heels of Mojo with a really strong first day. They are just two miles off the podium, and were led by Canadian Lisa Van Wolde’s 35.13 miles.  She had great support from Tiffani Glass with 21.08 miles and Barry Reece with 20.31. Both of them put up big miles on the inaugural Race Across the USA as well. They are currently positioned on the corner of Bloody Spring Rd and Power Dr.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Van Wolde – 35.13 miles
  2. Tiffani Glass – 21.08 miles
  3. Barry Reece – 20.31 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 1: 121.35 Miles (5th) – 5th overall

GOR was a fierce 3-headed monster consisting of Kimberly Atkins 26.28 miles, Chris Clemens 25.02, and Tom Orr 24.23. Atkins and Clemens were on the same team of our last cross country journey and are heavy hitters. It would appear they packed the lumber for this race too. Orr was the breakout star last round, and he delivered today for his new team. GOR is only about a kilometer ahead of the Crowe Bars.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Kimberly Atkins – 26.28 miles
  2. Chris Clemens – 25.02 miles
  3. Tom Orr – 24.23 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 1: 120.60 Miles (6th) – 6th overall

The Crowe Bars were led on day one by Steve Troxel with 31 miles.  Steve really set the tone for the team with his strong effort, but kept them loose with his newly braided pigtails. The Queen of Pinson Mounds, Marj Mitchell got all her gardening done over the weekend, because she made it clear she was going to bring the hammer starting on Monday morning for her new team. Did she ever…with 18.08 miles. The Bars are chasing GOR and plan to keep the heat on them tomorrow.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Steve Troxel – 31.00 miles
  2. Marj Mitchell – 18.08 miles
  3. Seth Crowe – 17.38 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 1: 115.56 Miles (7th) – 7th overall

A 50-spot on Day 1, much less from a rookie – Laura Eriks, is something to behold. Laura and team captain, Marylou Corino combined for 77.31 of the team’s 115.56 miles for the day. Their two-person total would have put them just 10 miles behind our 12th place team on the day. Quite appropriately, Laura’s legs and the team currently are positioned next to Lehigh Cement.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Laura Eriks – 50.02 miles
  2. Marylou Corino – 27.31 miles
  3. Jeremy Kluttz – 13.09 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 1: 104.30 Miles (8th) – 8th overall

The Roots were led by Carrie O’Bryan with a quarter spot. A strong race debut that helped her team break the century spot for the day. She had help from Florida native Amy Costa with 17.11 miles and Brenda Cross with 15.00. After dinner, the team spent a couple hours touring the Old Spokes Car Museum in New Smithville.

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Carrie O’Bryan – 24.99 miles
  2. Amy Costa – 17.11 miles
  3. Brenda Cross – 15.00 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 1: 101.56 Miles (9th) – 9th overall

X marked the spot for TNS on Day 1 with 24.03 miles from Ximena Kriete. Ironically, our 9th place team is showing up on the map at Cloud Nine Pet Services. Hopefully, TNS will unleash the greyhounds tomorrow as they try to move into the top half of the field.

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Ximena Kriete – 24.03 miles
  2. Donna Bullington – 15.02 miles
  3. Jd Barnette – 12.15 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 1: 90.95 Miles (10th) – 10th overall

Thomas Fowler did his part for Peers with a 31.51 mile marker. He told his teammates in their pre-race pep talk to get on his back and he’d carry them on Day 1. Perhaps he forgot to buckle them in before his torrid rampage. The team is camped out for the night by the Little Lehigh Creek.

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Thomas Fowler – 31.51 miles
  2. Diane Taylor – 10.96 miles
  3. Sofie Romero – 10.08 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 1: 87.69 Miles (11th) – 11th overall

Former Vol State 500K winner Francesca Muccini led Eli’s PR Ice with 20.10 miles. The team got off to a bit of a slow start. Team captain Melissa Price contributed 15.50 miles. Eli’s is just south of Harrisburg with the Omegas tight on their tail.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Francesca Muccini – 20.10 miles
  2. Melissa Price – 15.50 miles
  3. Ruth Thomas – 10.26 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 1: 87.36 Miles (12th) – 12th overall

This race is all about pacing. It will test you as it’s relentless day, after day, after day. With that said, the Alfa’s should be fresh for Day 2. They were low on the totem pole today, but they can see teams in front of them they will be chasing tomorrow. They were led on Day 1 by team captain, Alfa Severino with 13.1 miles.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Alfa Severino – 13.1 miles
  2. Kelly Paul – 10.35 miles
  3. Houston Wolf – 10.33 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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