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Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Week 1 Individual Mileage Totals

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Week 1 Individual Mileage Totals

The first week of Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA (New York City to Los Angeles) saw a lot of big miles and contributions from every runner, on every team, from 1 to 132. This is just simply a summary look at all amazing 132 runners and walkers that 11,318.17 miles over the first 7 days of the race. A truly great job by everyone.

Overall Mileage
Name Team Week 1
1 Lisa Devona (REV) 238.01
2 Steve Troxel (CB) 218.27
3 Ximena Kriete (TNS) 214.97
4 Mare Cara (LOU) 204.38
5 Thomas Fowler (ONE) 200.11
6 Chris Clemens (GOR) 199.94
7 Andrew Glaze (MET) 182.56
8 Ed Ettinghausen (REV) 173.09
9 Francesca Muccini (ELI) 171.88
10 David Pharr (REV) 157.10
11 Lisamarie Griffin (GOR) 156.55
12 Randy Broadway (MET) 154.44
13 Lindsay Phenix (MR) 149.93
14 Seth Crowe (CB) 149.91
15 Tom Orr (GOR) 149.74
16 Rene Fosdal-Griffin (TNS) 149.71
17 Jen Metcalf (MET) 146.78
18 Alfa Severiono (AO) 143.86
19 Lisa Van Wolde (KG) 142.00
20 Laura Eriks (LOU) 137.06
21 Kit Brazier (MR) 135.62
22 Emily Ryan (REV) 134.91
23 Elva Matamoros (GOR) 131.85
24 Cathy Downes (CB) 131.47
25 Steve Snyder (REV) 130.71
26 Marjorie Mitchell (CB) 130.60
27 Karl Studtmann (REV) 129.80
28 Rich Peers (ONE) 125.54
29 Sherry Meador (REV) 121.23
30 Elissa Higgins (MET) 121.07
31 JR Reynolds (MR) 120.70
32 Tiffani Glass (KG) 120.18
33 Melissa Price (ELI) 117.38
34 Shane Tucker (TNS) 114.59
35 Joshua Holmes (MR) 112.74
36 Jeremy Reed (REV) 111.88
37 Ryan Malecha (AO) 111.28
38 Henriett Blodgett (TNS) 107.80
39 Amy Hazlewood (CB) 107.14
40 Jeremy Kluttz (LOU) 105.76
41 Yvette Campos (KG) 105.69
42 Amy Costa (BR) 105.50
43 Barry Reece (KG) 105.50
44 Audrey Davis (MR) 103.08
45 Christy Brewer (LOU) 102.99
46 Kelly Paul (AO) 102.86
47 Russ Metteer (LOU) 102.45
48 Reich Gapasin (REV) 100.45
49 Donna Bullington (TNS) 100.15
50 Heather McComb (MET) 96.58
51 Erik Pascual (MET) 92.63
52 Houston Wolf (AO) 90.09
53 Sofie Romero (ONE) 89.08
54 Leslie Studtmann (BR) 88.84
55 Kimberly Atkins (GOR) 88.68
56 Lance McDermott (BR) 88.61
57 Brenda Cross (BR) 86.94
58 Ed Barnette (ELI) 85.85
59 Allison Barcelona (AO) 85.39
60 Carrie O’Bryan (BR) 84.32
61 Kevin Lashley (MR) 83.58
62 Wayne McComb (ONE) 83.01
63 Kelly Tipple (MET) 82.51
64 Karla Kent (ONE) 81.21
65 Glenn Richardson (BR) 81.16
66 John Leighton (ELI) 75.78
67 Fiona McMillen (AO) 75.54
68 Donna Burns (MR) 73.23
69 Rob Kelly (AO) 72.09
70 Jess Britt (TNS) 71.60
71 Rachael Howard (LOU) 70.10
72 Jd Barnette (TNS) 69.63
73 Jaime Grammer (AO) 68.10
74 Ruth Thomas (ELI) 67.48
75 David Essary (AO) 66.96
76 Eric McMillen (AO) 66.92
77 Diane Taylor (ONE) 66.33
78 Kendra Schoffstall (BR) 65.98
79 Gregory Hart (LOU) 64.57
80 Taylor Dupler (MET) 64.08
81 Randy Marks (MET) 63.49
82 Rose Hennessey (KG) 60.78
83 Jimmy Girten (CB) 60.29
84 Aaron Debord (KG) 58.53
85 Scott Devona (GOR) 56.51
86 Joan Lamayo-Buse (KG) 55.68
87 Mark Atkins (MR) 55.07
88 Adam Holloway (CB) 54.75
89 Kim Crowe (TNS) 54.30
90 Michael Racine (BR) 53.86
91 Veronique Bourbeau (ELI) 53.69
92 Stewart Crouch (BR) 53.13
93 Kelli Brown (MR) 50.85
94 George Buse (TNS) 50.39
95 Jeff Lea (REV) 50.06
96 Amy Cummings (LOU) 49.06
97 Drew Cox (CB) 48.60
98 Charles Roberts (ONE) 48.02
99 Steve Durbin (ONE) 47.57
100 Abbi Auger (ELI) 47.33
101 Lauren Glaze (MET) 46.72
102 Trent Rosenbloom (GOR) 45.22
103 Adam Boyd (LOU) 45.10
104 Megan Maiser (KG) 44.54
105 Stacy Saunders (ONE) 44.40
106 Gibson Kelley (AO) 44.19
107 Lori Robinson (BR) 44.05
108 Sue Stephens-Wright (BR) 42.11
109 Megan Chiu (LOU) 41.26
110 Brittany Aussieker (ELI) 39.63
111 Brendon Chiu (KG) 39.11
112 Crystal Baumberger (ELI) 38.95
113 Rebecca Sunday (GOR) 38.91
114 Ray Berlanga (LOU) 36.40
115 Greta Reed (GOR) 36.27
116 Renée Holcomb (REV) 33.09
117 Sharon Carver (ELI) 32.80
118 Justin Chiu (KG) 32.17
119 Stacy King (KG) 32.07
120 Brittany Pendley (CB) 30.82
121 Hannah Faulkner (ELI) 26.44
122 Troy Harp (CB) 26.32
123 Anthony Ohrey (MR) 25.35
124 Yoka Christopher (GOR) 24.64
125 Juleann Roberts (ONE) 24.08
126 Jill Williams (MR) 22.60
127 Jolea Stone (GOR) 19.60
128 Eryn Tyner (ONE) 16.74
129 Brooke King (MET) 16.51
130 June Uhlig (TNS) 15.02
131 Doug Barnette (TNS) 12.64
132 Tanner Lee (CB) 11.08
Total Miles 11,318.87

A big thank you to Mission Control (Jill Williams), all the team captains, and runners.

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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 RIF Race Across the USA Map

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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Day 13: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Barr None

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ went boom, boom, shake the room on Day 13 with the Suzy Michelson Team exploding for 331.52 miles. This was fueled by major outbursts from Texan Alex Barrientos with 69.06 miles, Tennessean Thomas Fowler with 50.01 miles, and Kentuckian David Nichols with 41.20 miles.  The Suzys won the day, by far, by over a 100 miles, but there were other standout performances from the other teams as well that we will get to in a moment.

The Jeffrey Price Team rebounded after a rough week with 228.68 miles to finish second for the day. The Hope Shull Team had their very best day of the entire race with 205.43 miles and finished in third today. The Charlie Taylor Team went over 200 miles, with 201.00, but were at the rear of the chow line today.

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

Day 13 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 331.52 miles (22.10 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 228.68 miles (15.25 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 201.00 miles (13.40 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 205.43 miles (13.70 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,582.75 miles (198.67/day, 88.9% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,136.29  miles (164.33 mi/day, 73.5% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,010.96 miles (154.69 mi/day, 69.2% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,723.58 miles (132.58 mi/day, 59.3% completed)

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

Suzy Michelson Team: Today, Anthony Ohrey did zero miles.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 13 Miles: 331.52 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,582.75

Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 13)

  1. Alex Barrientos – 69.06
  2. Thomas Fowler – 50.01
  3. David Nichols – 41.20
  4. Chris Clemens – 32.95
  5. JR Reynolds – 30.21

Jeffrey Price Team: The Weekend Warriors is an apt name for the Jeffs. They always put down a lot of miles on the weekend. Mama Bear Melissa Price inspired her team today putting down a marathon of miles (26.18). While the team still got their usual 20’s from Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb (20.60) and Tom Orr (20.44), the team got a massive boost today from Sofie Romero with a big 34.00 mile day and Alicja G. Miles with 25.15 miles.

The team was able to pad their lead over the third place team by 27 miles today, gaining back some ground they lost earlier in the week.

The Jeffs are currently in Crab Orchard, Tennessee. Tomorrow, they aim to make it to Johnson City near the Virginia border.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 13 Miles: 228.68 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,136.29
Miles Back: -446.46

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 13)

  1. Sofie Romero – 34.00
  2. Melissa Price – 26.18
  3. Alicja G. Miles – 25.15
  4. Heather McComb – 20.60
  5. Tom Orr – 20.44

Charlie Taylor Team: The Chucks finished last for the day, but still roamed for over 200 miles. They would have been lost in the kiddie pool without arm floaties today though if it were not for 35.42 miles from Elva Matamoros and 26.29 miles from, the Queen of Pinson Mounds, Marj Mitchell.

The team continued to rely on Steve Acciarito’s hot streak (20.75), and got one of Aimee Shilling’s biggest days of the race with 17.12 miles. Renee Holcomb dug deep to contribute 10.01 miles.

The Chucks have stopped at Jill Williams’ house for a BBQ and to hang out with her family Her daughter Lily volunteered to do the next leg for the team. The Chucks are about 10 miles shy of downtown Nashville and restarting in the morning.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 13 Miles: 201.00 (4th)
Total Miles: 2,010.13
Miles Back: -571.79

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 13)

  1. Elva Matamoros – 35.43
  2. Marj Mitchell – 26.39
  3. Steve Acciarito – 20.75
  4. Aimee Shilling – 17.12
  5. Joshua Holmes – 15.21

Hope Shull Team:  The best day of the race for the Hopes, and they deserved it. They’ve battled the entire race chugging-a-long up the mountain, but never giving up. They had five team members go over 20 miles today which was the reason for their big output.

They were led by Lori Robinson with 26.25 miles. Captain ‘Lou added 25.00 miles and her tag-team partner Kit Brazier nearly matched her with 24.92. Sub-18 hour 100-miler Cathy Downes finished the afternoon with 22.02 miles and Downtown Randy Broadway held the gas handle a millisecond too long and ended the day with 20.01 miles.

The team is just crossed the White River (which was not white) and is now in Biscoe, Arkansas. All eyes are on Memphis, Tennessee tomorrow.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 13 Miles: 205.43 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,723.58
Miles Back: -859.17

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 13)

  1. Lori Robinson – 26.25
  2. Marylou Corino – 25.00
  3. Kit Brazier – 24.92
  4. Cathy Downes – 22.02
  5. Randy Broadway – 20.01

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Alex Barrientos (69.03 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Sofie Romero (34.00 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Elva Matamoros (35.43 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Lori Robinson (26.25 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 69.03
  2. Thomas Fowler (SMT) – 50.01
  3. David Nichols (SMT) – 41.20
  4. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 35.43
  5. Sofie Romero (JPT) – 34.00
  6. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 32.95
  7. JR Reynolds (SMT) – 30.21
  8. Barry Reece (SMT) – 27.06
  9. Marj Mitchell (CTT) – 26.39
  10. Lori Robinson (HST) – 26.25
  11. Melissa Price (JPT) – 26.18

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 334.98
  2. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 278.68
  3. David Nichols (SMT) – 278.52
  4. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 272.44
  5. Heather McComb (JPT) – 272.33
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 269.65
  7. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 255.40
  8. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 252.80
  9. Kit Brazier (HST) – 236.68
  10. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 225.62

Alex Barrientos, with his 69.06 miles for the Suzy Michelson Team, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. The biggest single-day mark in the race so far.

The Suzys: Truly a remarkable day. The performances from Alex, Thomas, David, along with their thoroughbred Chris Clemens going for 32.95 miles. Barry Reece chipped in 27.06 as well. They had 10 members contribute 13 miles or more…which is astonishing.

They are looking to hopefully wrap this up on Monday. The team is currently in Woodstock, Virginia which is close to Washington, DC.

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Race Across the USA Week 1 Mile Leaders

RIF’s Race Across the USA – Overall Miles of Every Runner – Week 1

The first week of Run It Fast’s – Race Across the USA had massive miles and contributions from all 60 runners that make up the four teams.

Eight of the top 10 most miles came from the Suzy Michelson Team and Jeffrey Price Team.

Sixteen runners had 100+ mile weeks, many for the very first time. Others recorded the most miles they ever have in a week as well.

Here is a complete list of the 4,440.61 miles put down over the past seven days in this fun and challenging event.

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA
Overall Mileage
Name Team Week 1
1 Chris Clemens (SMT) 172.86
2 Karl Studtman (JPT) 153.87
3 Heather McComb (JPT) 148.08
4 Tom Orr (JPT) 141.7
5 Barry Reece (SMT) 140.4
6 David Nichols (SMT) 131.15
7 Seth Crowe (CTT) 131.1
8 Marylou Corino (HST) 125.6
9 Alex Barrientos (SMT) 120.78
10 Thomas Fowler (SMT) 120.02
11 Kimberly Atkins (SMT) 115.26
12 Joshua Holmes (CTT) 114.43
13 Jeremy Reed (CTT) 103.81
14 Melissa Price (JPT) 102.96
15 Kit Brazier (HST) 102.11
16 Randy Broadway (HST) 100.5
17 Alfa Severino (JPT) 93.09
18 Cathy Downes (HST) 92.14
19 Elva Matamoros (CTT) 90.53
20 Jen Metcalf (CTT) 86.97
21 Jamie JR Reynolds (SMT) 86.91
22 Leslie Studtmann (SMT) 83.86
23 Ben Herron (HST) 83.42
24 Karla Kent (JPT) 82.73
25 Tiffani Glass (CTT) 76.63
26 Shane Tucker (SMT) 76.62
27 John Leighton (JPT) 73.15
28 Steve Acciarito (CTT) 71.12
29 Darrell Richardson (JPT) 68.03
30 Lance Forest (JPT) 64.55
31 Lori Robinson (HST) 61.01
32 Eryn Tyner (SMT) 59.83
33 Aimee Shilling (CTT) 59.47
34 Greta Reed (CTT) 57.95
35 Anthony Ohrey (SMT) 57.15
36 Donna Jones Burns (JPT) 55.65
37 Sherry Meador (HST) 53.54
38 Houston Wolf (HST) 52.95
39 Megan Chiu (HST) 51.56
40 Robin Robbins (CTT) 50.32
41 Violeta Heisler (SMT) 50.27
42 Jemal Swoboda (CTT) 46.32
43 Kim Crowe (SMT) 44.18
44 Alicja Grace S Miles (JPT) 42.81
45 Jeff Lea (SMT) 42.34
46 Rachael Anderson (HST) 42.24
47 Eric Spencer (JPT) 42.18
48 Sofie Romero (JPT) 41.75
49 David Oglesby (JPT) 40.93
50 Scott Kufferath (HST) 38.83
51 Juleann Roberts (HST) 35.39
52 Renée Holcomb (CTT) 33.92
53 Sharon Carver (CTT) 30.8
54 Trent Rosenbloom (SMT) 30.5
55 Marj Mitchell (CTT) 30.34
56 Aaron Braunstein (JPT) 30.0
57 Jill Williams (CTT) 28.96
58 Jimmy Girten (HST) 26.7
59 Josh Tyner (HST) 24.19
60 Chuck Roberts (HST) 24.15
Total Miles  4,440.61
Average Per Runner  74.01


RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 1,332.13 miles (192.85/day, 45.8% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,181.48  miles (165.09 mi/day, 40.6% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,012.67 miles (142.61 mi/day, 34.8% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 914.33 miles (122.6 mi/day, 31.5% completed)

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Day 1: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – And they are off…

The Run It Fast ‘Race Across the USA‘ relay got off to an amazing start today. It was almost as if all four teams were shot out of a cannon from the Santa Monica Pier towards the East Coast.

All four team’s eager to run in the newly minted ‘smog-less’ Los Angeles air, took off like 7-year old’s at a 5K with ill-regard to pacing or exactly where they were headed (more on that below).

Day 1 saw a remarkable 57 of the 60 runners put down a total of 566.24 miles. Every runner on the Charlie Taylor Team and Suzy Michelson Team put down miles today.

Jeremy Reed, of the Charlie Taylor Team, set the tone immediately, not just his team, but everyone in the race, when at 12:01 am he laid down a strong 12.0 mile run. He followed it up later in the day with a 11-mile piece.

But the big-mileage stars of the day were Barry Reece (27.02 mi) and Thomas Fowler (31 mi) from the Suzy Michelson Team.

Other heavy hitters from day one included Alex Barrientos (SMT – 20.05 mi), Jeremy Reed (CTT – 22.11), Heather McComb (JPT – 20.02), and Karl Studtmann (JPT – 20.27).

Our youngest runner, Juleann Roberts (HST) put down 7.02 miles.

RIF’s Race Across the USA Standings (Day 1)

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 188.97 miles (12.6mi/r)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 142.29 miles (9.49mi/r)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 126.93 miles (8.46mi/r)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 108.05 miles (7.20mi/r)

Now the good stuff. Where exactly are the teams after Day 1?

Well, they might be at a convenient care by Thursday, but the Suzy Michelson Team, with smoke still on their soles, is currently at 188.97 miles. They are halfway between Barstow, CA and Needles, AZ resting at a Motel 6 for the night. No word yet if they set an alarm or not.

Next down the road is the Jeffrey Price Team at 142.29 miles. They are about 15 miles past Barstow on I-40 with hopes to get to Needles tomorrow and close the gap with the SMT.

The Charlie Taylor Team currently sits in 3rd, with 126.93 miles, and is also sitting at a honky-tonk in Barstow just as Charlie would have insisted. They appear to be well lubricated for the road ahead tomorrow. No word if they will start back from the honky-tonk around 3am or attempt sleep somewhere.

If the Hope Shull Team is telling their family and friends they are in fourth place then they are probably be congratulated proudly by them for being in 4th. Hopefully, they didn’t finish the sentence with, “…out of four teams.”

More detail could be added, but to get straight to the point for Hope’s Team, a wrong turn just off the I-10 ‘mare’ miles into the race led to a quick detour to Gus’s Fried Chicken. Once there the team refueled on chess pie, sweet tea, and chicken. They also used the opportunity to study the map and refocus on how to get back on the correct route. They did finish the day strong and made up a good bit of lost time. They finished the day with 108.05 miles and are near Bell Mountain which is just past Victorville, CA. Victorville is the site of the first Cracker Barrel in CA that opened just two years ago. Marylou insisted the team finish with a team meal there before retiring for the night a couple miles on down the road.

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Thomas Fowler (31.01 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Karl Studtmann (20.27 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Jeremy Reed (22.11 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Kit Brazier (18.24 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Thomas Fowler – 31.01 (SMT)
  2. Barry Reece – 27.02 (SMT)
  3. Jeremy Reed – 22.11 (CTT)
  4. Karl Studtmann – 20.27 (JPT)
  5. Alex Barrientos – 20.05 (SMT)
  6. Heather McComb – 20.02 (JPT)
  7. Kit Brazier – 18.24 (HST)
  8. Tom Orr – 16.09 (JPT)
  9. Chris Clemens – 15.00 (SMT)
  10. Randy Broadway – 14.00 (HST)

A long way to go, but it was a wonderful start to the Race Across the USA Relay.

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