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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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RIFRAUSA BIB Charlie Taylor Team 3rd Place Crown

Day 19: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – 3 Doors Down

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ put it’s third team in the ‘New York Groove’ today as the Charlie Taylor Team made it to Battery Park when Jill Williams speed-blitzed walked the last mile to the finish. We now have three teams that have reached the Big Apple. The only three teams in race history ever to do so. More men have been to the moon than that. The team didn’t stop at the finish line though, they kept running to some of the hottest tourist spots on the map (for nearly 40 more miles) before calling it a day and trying to find some oil for Steve Acciarito’s knees. Big congrats to The Chucks.

Day 19 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Charlie Taylor Team – 77.83 miles
  • Hope Shull Team – 100.78 miles

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,907.00 miles, FINISHED – 14 Days, 21 Hours, 10 Minutes
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,907.00  miles, FINISHED – 17 Days, 15 Hours, 28 Minutes
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,907.00 miles, FINISHED – 18 Days, 17 Hours, 33 Minutes
  4. Hope Shull Team – 2,416.11 miles (127.16 mi/day, 83.1% completed)


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

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

Charlie Taylor Team: The Chucks are the one team that appeared to be paced perfectly for a 4,000 mile race. Which would have been great if this wasn’t a 2,907 mile race. But with that said, the team appeared to be getting stronger as the race went on. It had major performances most days and only a couple of dud days. The team was extremely evenly balanced from top to bottom with a strong median engine that churned relentlessly.

The most impressive part about this team is that every runner contributed very day over the course of 19 days. That’s right, a perfect 285 for 285. 100% participation for the entire event. Truly mind-blowing, as the team, like others had a lot of life and loss happen during the event.

The Chucks had four runners eclipse 300 miles for the race – Seth Crowe (331.43), Joshua Holmes (331.43), Steve Acciarito (323.54), and Jeremy Reed (312.62). Then the team had three runners with strong 200+ mile performances – Elva Matamoros (287.64), Tiffani Glass (281.17), and Jen Metcalf (216.78).

Nearly everyone else on the team had a personal high or record for number of miles over the course of the 19 days including Jill Williams who recorded miles for a career high 19 straight days. Renee Holcomb had her most miles in a month with 88.43.

Robin Robbins, Marj Mitchell, Greta Reed, Jemal Swoboda, Aimee Shilling, and Sharon Carver also made big contributions that helped The Chucks get to NYC a lot faster than they originally estimated it would take them.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance 
Place: 3rd
Time: 18 Days, 17 Hours, 33 Minutes
Averaged: 153.01 miles/day
Total Miles: 2,907.00 – Run It Fast – Race Across the USA, 3rd Place

The Charlie Taylor Team (Joshua Holmes, captain)

  • Seth Crowe – 331.44
  • Joshua Holmes – 331.43
  • Steve Acciarito – 323.54
  • Jeremy Reed – 312.62
  • Elva Matamoros – 287.64
  • Tiffani Glass – 281.17
  • Jen Metcalf – 216.78
  • Robin Robbins – 151.81
  • Marj Mitchell – 132.46
  • Greta Reed – 125.77
  • Jemal Swoboda – 107.74
  • Aimee Shilling – 101.51
  • Renée Holcomb – 88.43
  • Sharon Carver – 79.17
  • Jill Williams – 77.70

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 19)

  1. Steve Acciarito – 18.75
  2. Joshua Holmes – 15.72
  3. Jeremy Reed – 15.56
  4. Elva Matamoros – 11.14
  5. Tiffani Glass – 9.70

Hope Shull Team:  The Chucks only needed 77+ miles, so Hope’s team won the day with their 100.78 miles. Analysts predict they have great odds to win every day the rest of the way now.

Just a 100 miles today for The Hopes. It was a rest day for most of the team as Friday, Monday, and Wednesday’s usually are.

The usual suspects were at the top of the HOPE leader-board for Friday –  Kit Brazier with 15.51 miles, Sherry Meador 15.06 miles, Randy Broadway 15.00 miles, Marylou Corino 13.20 miles, and Rachael Anderson with 10.50 miles.

A member of the Suzy Michelson Team driving back home after three days of partying in NYC came across the Hope RV and stopped to wish them luck the rest of the way. In a secretly recorded video that was sent in to Mission Control (and since destroyed), it caught the team in a huddle chanting the following over and over before their first miles of the day:

“We are good enough, we are smart enough, we are good looking enough, we run enough, we are fun to be with, we might finish the race, and doggone it, people like us.”

We believe you will as well. Keep truckin’!

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 19 Miles: 100.78 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,416.11
Miles From NYC: -490.89

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 19)

  1. Kit Brazier – 15.51
  2. Sherry Meador – 15.06
  3. Randy Broadway – 15.00
  4. Marylou Corino – 13.20
  5. Rachael Anderson – 10.50

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – FINISHED – Champions
  • Jeffrey Price Team – FINISHED – 2nd Place
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Steve Acciarito (18.75 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Kit Brazier (15.51 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 18.75
  2. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 15.72
  3. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 15.56
  4. Kit Brazier (HST) – 15.51
  5. Sherry Meador (HST) – 15.06
  6. Randy Broadway (HST) – 15.00
  7. Marylou Corino (HST) – 13.20
  8. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 11.14
  9. Rachael Anderson (HST) – 10.50
  10. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 9.70

Top Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 393.33 (15 days/finished)
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 380.42 (18 days/finished)
  3. Tom Orr (JPT) – 371.61 (18 days/finished)
  4. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 362.99
  5. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 349.15 (18 days/finished)
  6. Kit Brazier (HST) – 339.61
  7. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 331.44
  8. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 331.43
  9. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 323.54
  10. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 312.62
  11. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 309.54 (15 days/finished)
  12. David Nichols (SMT) – 293.63 (15 days/finished)
  13. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 287.64
  14. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 286.87 (15 days/finished)
  15. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 281.17
  16. Cathy Downes (HST) – 271.89
  17. Alfa Severino (JPT) – 271.84 (18 days/finished)
  18. Melissa Price (JPT) – 260.84 (18 days/finished)
  19. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 248.63 (15 days/finished)
  20. Randy Broadway (HST) – 241.01

Jill Johnson, of the Charlie Taylor Team, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. She ran the team across the finish in New York City today and also put down miles for a personal high of 19 consecutive days. In addition, she was ‘Mission Control’ for the race that helped keep the data straight and teams on target. A major thank you from everyone involved.

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

The Suzy Michelson Team (Shane Tucker, captain)

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

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

The Jeffrey Price Team (Melissa Price, captain)

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

Congrats to all these amazing runners!

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RIFRAUSA Day 18 Map

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


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

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

Day 18 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

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

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

The Jeffrey Price Team (Melissa Price, captain)

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

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

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 18)

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 18)

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


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

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

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

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

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 18)

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


Team Mileage Leader of the Day

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

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

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

Top Race Mile Leaders

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


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


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

The Suzy Michelson Team (Shane Tucker, captain)

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

Congrats to all these amazing runners!

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

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

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

Day 16 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

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

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The team is currently in Winchester, Virginia.

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

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 16)

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

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

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

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

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 16)

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

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

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

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

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

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 16)

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

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

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

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

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

Top Race Mile Leaders

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

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

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

The Suzy Michelson Team (Shane Tucker, captain)

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

Congrats to all these amazing runners!

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Day 14: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – The Final Countdown

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ ended it’s second week on Sunday night. It’s been 14 amazing days of running from all four teams. Tomorrow our champion will reach New York City. The race won’t be over though, as the other three teams still have to get there.

Today belonged to The Charlie Taylor Team. They tallied 186.02 miles and really stood out from the competition today. It was their best all-around team performance as far as having a lot of balance from teammates. The Suzy Michelson Team and Jeffrey Price Team virtually tied with The Suzys taking 2nd place. Fourth place went to the Hope Shull Team with 130.47 miles, a solid day for them.

Day 14 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 163.85 miles (10.92 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 162.63 miles (10.84 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 186.02 miles (12.40 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 130.47 miles (8.70 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,746.60 miles (196.19/day, 94.5% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,298.92  miles (164.21 mi/day, 79.1% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,196.98 miles (156.93 mi/day, 75.6% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,854.05 miles (132.43 mi/day, 63.8% completed)

 

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

Suzy Michelson Team: After yesterday’s record setting day of 331.52 miles, today was going to be a bit of a relaxed, busy-work day for The Suzys, before they cross the finish in NYC, tomorrow. Today, they were a three-headed spear consisting of Barry Reece (28.09 mi), Chris Clemens (27.25), and Kimberly Atkins (26.20).

They were bolstered as well by Violeta Heisler (15.60) and Eryn Tyner (14.51).

The Suzys are currently in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This team has been dominant from the very start…the last time any of the other teams saw them.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 14 Miles: 163.85 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,746.60

Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 14)

  1. Barry Reece – 28.09
  2. Chris Clemens – 27.25
  3. Kimberly Atkins – 26.20
  4. Violeta Heisler – 15.60
  5. Eryn Tyner – 14.51

Jeffrey Price Team: All-in-all a great weekend for The Jeffs. This team has been consistently led every day by Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb and Tom ‘Mr McFeely’ Orr. They delivered again today, Heather with 25.04 miles and Tom with 24.37. Both will go over the 300-mile mark tomorrow.

Donna Burns had her biggest day so far with 12.66 miles.

The Jeffs are very near to the Virginia border. They are in Blountville which is in the very northeastern corner of Tennessee.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 14 Miles: 162.63 (3rd)
Total Miles: 2,298.92
Miles Back: -447.68

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 14)

  1. Heather McComb – 25.04
  2. Tom Orr – 24.37
  3. Melissa Price – 16.22
  4. Alfa Severino – 15.20
  5. Karla Kent – 14.20

Charlie Taylor Team: The (Seth) Crowe returneth on the 14th day with 28.41 miles to pull The Chucks to a first place finish for the day with 186.02 points. It is their second stage win of the event.

The team had it’s most consistent overall day with big miles from so many. Steve Acciarito, Jen Metcalf, and Tiffani Glass all added 20+ miles.

Robin Robbins had his biggest day of the race with 15.32 miles. A total of 8 Chucks had double-digits.

And they kept their perfect scorecard in place with all 15 runners contributing for the 14th consecutive day.

The Chucks are positioned just outside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The team captain can’t wait to get moving.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 14 Miles: 186.02 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,196.98
Miles Back: -549.62

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 14)

  1. Seth Crowe – 28.41
  2. Steve Acciarito – 21.11
  3. Tiffani Glass – 20.05
  4. Jen Metcalf – 20.00
  5. Joshua Holmes – 19.13

Hope Shull Team:  The Hopes had a really great weekend. On Sunday, they were led by Cathy Downes (20.50) and Randy Broadway (20.00).

Additional firepower was supplied by Houston Wolf (15.74) and Josh Tyner (14.50).

The Hopes are at the Pilot Gas Station in Yum Yum, Tennessee. That seems appropriate for this team, and their appetite for food and sleep.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 14 Miles: 130.57 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,854.05
Miles Back: -892.55

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 14)

  1. Cathy Downes – 20.50
  2. Randy Broadway – 20.00
  3. Houston Wolf – 15.74
  4. Marylou Corino – 15.00
  5. Josh Tyner – 14.50

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Barry Reece (28.09 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Heather McComb (25.04 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Seth Crowe (28.41 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Cathy Downes (20.50 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 28.41
  2. Barry Reece (SMT) – 28.09
  3. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 27.25
  4. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 26.20
  5. Heather McComb (JPT) – 25.04
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 24.37
  7. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 21.11
  8. Cathy Downes (HST) – 20.50
  9. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 20.05
  10. Jen Metcalf (CTT) – 20.00
  11. Randy Broadway (HST) – 20.00

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 362.53
  2. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 300.53
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 297.37
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 294.02
  5. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 278.68
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 278.52
  7. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 267.80
  8. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 258.45
  9. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 247.48
  10. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 240.68

Barry Reece is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. He had 28.09 miles for the day and now has 300.53 miles for the race.

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Day 12: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Mare Bears

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ is starting to near the home stretch as Day 12 has concluded. The Suzy Michelson Team continues to dominate. They are less than 700 miles from the finish in New York City. The Charlie Taylor Team was strong once again gaining 20 miles on the second place, Jeffrey Price Team. The Hope Shull Team fueled with some massive ‘woman-power’ today had one of their best days of the race and nearly had the third most miles of the day.

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

Day 12 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 180.01 miles (12.00 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 140.54 miles (9.37 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 160.24 miles (10.68 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 138.81 miles (9.25 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,251.23 miles (187.60/day, 77.4% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,907.61  miles (158.97 mi/day, 65.6% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,809.96 miles (150.83 mi/day, 62.3% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,518.15 miles (126.51 mi/day, 52.2% completed)


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Suzy Michelson Team: It’s another day closer to the champagne in NYC as The Suzys rued the day once again with 180.01 miles. They were led by Chris Clemens who sets the tone for this team. He finished the day with 26.42 miles. He again had monster performances from Barry Reece (22.49), David Nichols (20.76), Kimberly Atkins (20.32), and Violeta Heisler (16.4). Violeta’s been a great surprise for this team and has put down some big miles over the course of the event.

Leslie Studtmann reached double-digits again today with 14.4 miles. Anthony Ohrey also knocked off a half marathon and has been solid. He was silly happy about his new kicks he got to run in today.

The team is in White Pine, Tennessee. They should cross the Virginia border tomorrow. They are 657 miles from the finish.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 12 Miles: 180.01 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,251.23

Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 12)

  1. Chris Clemens – 26.42
  2. Barry Reece – 22.49
  3. David Nichols – 20.76
  4. Kimberly Atkins – 20.32
  5. Violeta Heisler – 16.4

Jeffrey Price Team: The Jeffs put up a respectable 140.54 miles on Friday, but they’ve lost a bit of their mojo this week. They’ve also lost sight of The Suzys. They will have to re-focus if they are going to hold off The Chucks from taking silver from them.

Even with that said, they had some inspiring performances today. Team Captain Melissa Price had 20.18 miles, her second highest result from the race. She has put down big miles every day, digging deep, obviously inspired and driven by Jeffrey.

Tom Orr is one of the big all-stars of this race. Tom had his biggest haul today with 26.08 miles, his 9th day of 20+ miles. He now has an astonishing 249.21 miles for the race.

Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb recorded 22.21 miles. She has run 20+ miles for all twelve days of the race. I think it’s required that she has to do that now until her team reaches the finish. It’s simply an amazing stat that is inspiring so many to dig even deeper.

Alfa Severino (16.04) and Karla Kent (15.41) were great today as well.

The team is holed up for the night in Beech Bluff, TN at the captain’s home. Half the team is inside and the other half is camping out in the yard. Dinner was catered by Los Portales, and Fleet Feet – Jackson (TN) owner Danny Crossett showed up and surprised the team with new shoes for everyone.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 12 Miles: 140.54 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,907.61
Miles Back: -343.62

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 12)

  1. Tom Orr – 26.08
  2. Heather McComb – 22.21
  3. Melissa Price – 20.18
  4. Alfa Severino – 16.04
  5. Karla Kent – 15.41

Charlie Taylor Team: The Chucks continued their great week with 160.24 miles and another 2nd place daily finish. They have gained 73 miles on The Jeffs over the last 4 days. Will the race end before they can catch them, though? 97.65 miles currently separate the two teams. The Jeffs are always super-strong on the weekends.

The Chucks were led today by Joshua Holmes with 30.03 miles, along with Steve Acciarito (20.75 miles), Tiffani Glass (20.54), and Jen Metcalf (20.00). Jen reached deep emotionally today and put down big miles in memory of Bub.

The Chucks are currently in Memphis, Tennessee, elbow deep in Rendezvous ribs, after crossing the Mississippi River from Arkansas. Tiffani’s husband Rick Glass made the short drive from their home in Dyersburg to join the team for dinner. He was so stoked about the Cubs having not lost a game so far this season.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 12 Miles: 160.24 (2nd)
Total Miles: 1,809.96
Miles Back: -441.27

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 12)

  1. Joshua Holmes – 30.03
  2. Steve Acciarito – 20.75
  3. Tiffani Glass – 20.54
  4. Jen Metcalf – 20.00
  5. Jeremy Reed – 13.36

Hope Shull Team: A truly superb effort today from The Hopes. Captain Marylou Corino racked up 32.00 miles, the most of anyone in the race today. She had great support from Kit Brazier (21.31 miles), and Cathy Downes (20.30 miles).

Randy Broadway, who has been very solid throughout the Run Across the USA, put down 15.00 miles. Sherry Meador was a dollar short of a half marathon with 12.02 miles on the day.

The team is somehow still in Oklahoma, but near the Arkansas border. They stopped, albeit briefly, at the 64 Swap and Flea Market to satisfy Marylou’s curiosity. Ben Herron tried to buy a pig runt at the Swap Meet to make it the team mascot, but the team outvoted him 14-1. The team then dined at Mazzio’s Italian Eatery.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 12 Miles: 138.81 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,518.15
Miles Back: -733.08

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 12)

  1. Marylou Corino – 32.00
  2. Kit Brazier – 21.31
  3. Cathy Downes – 20.30
  4. Randy Broadway – 15.00
  5. Sherry Meador – 12.02

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Chris Clemens (26.42 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (26.08 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Joshua Holmes (30.03 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Marylou Corino (32.00 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino (HST) – 32.00
  2. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 30.03
  3. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 26.42
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 26.08
  5. Barry Reece (SMT) – 22.49
  6. Heather McComb (JPT) – 22.21
  7. Kit Brazier (HST) – 21.31
  8. David Nichols (SMT) – 20.76
  9. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 20.75
  10. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 20.54
  11. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 20.32
  12. Cathy Downes (HST) – 20.30
  13. Melissa Price (JPT) – 20.18
  14. Jen Metcalf (CTT) – 20.00

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 302.03
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 251.73
  3. Tom Orr (JPT) – 249.21
  4. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 245.38
  5. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 240.32
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 237.32
  7. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 227.80
  8. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 213.18
  9. Kit Brazier (HST) – 211.76
  10. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 209.62


Marylou Corino, with her 32.00 miles for the Hope Shull Team, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day.

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Day 10: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Rise of the Chucks

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ Day 10 has concluded and the Charlie Taylor Team, for the first time, had the most miles for a day. They finished the day with 176.17 miles, their second highest single-day tally of the race. Finishing behind them was the Suzy Michelson Team with 163.65 miles. Ten miles behind the SMT was the Jeffrey Price Team. The Hope Shull Team finished with 107.75 miles.

The Chucks have performed consistent throughout the race, and they have the past four days turned up the intensity centered around the two-day outburst from Jeremy Reed.

Day 10 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 163.65 miles (10.91 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 153.58 miles (10.24 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 176.17 miles (11.74 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 107.75 miles (7.18 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 1,869.60 miles (186.96/day, 64.3% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,625.83  miles (162.58 mi/day, 55.93% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,505.66 miles (150.57 mi/day, 51.8% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,250.34 miles (125.03 mi/day, 43.01% completed)


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

Suzy Michelson Team: More of the same from the front-leading Suzys. Chris Clemens with a marathon of work today, assisted by David Nichols going for 21.3 miles and Barry Reece with 19.3 miles. Alex Barrientos (17.61) and Kimberly Atkins (15.56) also had very strong contributions.

They currently are in Brownsville, Tennessee. And I don’t even know how to word this… But in one of the most flagrant WWE moves of all-time, Anthony Ohrey picked the lock to Tom Orr and Donna Burns‘ house and the team bum-rushed in like Andrew Jackson’s Tennesseans did into the White House on the night of Jackson’s inauguration when they destroyed all the carpets and drapes with food and drink. The SMT is sleeping in Tom’s house for the night and Chris Clemens is passed out, greased up with Ben-Gay in Tom’s own bed. Oh the humanity and brashness of this team. Tom and Donna are still back in Arkansas with the Jeffrey Price Team.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 10 Miles: 163.65 (2nd)
Total Miles: 1,869.60
Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 10)

  1. Chris Clemens – 26.29
  2. David Nichols – 21.30
  3. Barry Reece – 19.30
  4.  Alex Barrientos – 17.61
  5. Kimberly Atkins – 15.56

Jeffrey Price Team: Tom Orr, once again, was running today like he had a 6th sense that something was awry he needed to get to. He just didn’t know exactly what, yet. Oh, that day is coming! Tom put down 23.35 miles. He has been strong every day of the competition. Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb…wait for it…dropped another 20 miles for the 10th consecutive day. Karl Studtmann added 20.16 with solid performances from Alfa Severino and Lance Forest as well.

It should be noted that team captain, Melissa Price, has notched double digit miles for all ten days and sets a great example for her team day in and day out. A true inspiration.

The Jeffs finished with the 3rd most miles of the day. They are in good shape and charging up to make another strong weekend push. They are currently in Blackwell, Arkansas.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 10 Miles: 153.58 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,625.83
Miles Back: -243.77
Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 10)

  1. Tom Orr – 23.35
  2. Heather McComb – 20.32
  3. Karl Studtmann – 20.16
  4. Alfa Severino – 15.11
  5. Lance Forest – 14.11

Charlie Taylor Team: What a surge this team has had the past five days, and it’s been a powder keg the past two days in major part to Jeremy Reed, who followed yesterday’s 42.03 miles, with 30.20 miles today. This galvanized team used that to help put down the most miles for the day. It’s the first time during the race they’ve done this. Another big reason they were able to do this today was that they, once again, got contributions from every team member.

Jeremy had some big-gun help from Tiffani Glass with 25.10 miles. It’s her 4th 20+ mile day of the race and her highest single day output. She’s been a consistent and big contributor to the Chucks every day.

Then it was the three amigos of Seth Crowe (21.01), Elva Matamoros (19.05), and Steve Acciarito (17.80) helping the team rise to the top today..

The Chucks are no longer looking in their rear-view mirror, as they are seem intent on pushing the pedal down to try to find anyone else on the road ahead. They currently are pinning in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and will reach Arkansas shortly.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 10 Miles: 176.17 (1st)
Total Miles: 1,505.66
Miles Back: -363.94

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 10)

  1. Jeremy Reed – 30.20
  2. Tiffani Glass – 25.10
  3. Seth Crowe – 21.01
  4. Elva Matamoros – 19.05
  5. Steve Acciarito – 17.80

Hope Shull Team: Double-Trouble Marylou Corino (25.00 mi) and Kit Brazier (22.41 mi) provided most of the fuel for the Hopes on Day 10. They hit a decent groove with 107.75 miles. Other contributors included Sherry Meador (13.25 mi), Cathy Downs (10.05 mi), and Ben Herron (9.49 mi).

Tomorrow could be a low-mileage day as they are due to run by (and likely into, up, down, and all around) the Water-Zoo Indoor Water Park in Clinton, Oklahoma. Photos, please!!!

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 10 Miles: 107.75 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,250.34
Miles Back: -619.26

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 10)

  1. Marylou Corino – 25.00
  2. Kit Brazier – 22.41
  3. Sherry Meador – 13.25
  4. Cathy Downes – 10.05
  5. Ben Herron – 9.49

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Chris Clemens (26.29 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (23.35 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Jeremy Reed (30.20 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Marylou Corino (25.00 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 30.20
  2. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 26.29
  3. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 25.1
  4. Marylou Corino (HST) – 25.00
  5. Tom Orr (JPT) – 23.35
  6. Kit Brazier (HST) – 22.41
  7. David Nichols (SMT) – 21.30
  8. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 21.1
  9. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.32
  10. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 20.16

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 249.22
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 216.88
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 209.00
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 202.43
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 195.34
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 193.73
  7. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 188.43
  8. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 181.53
  9. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 180.60
  10. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 173.11

Tiffani Glass,with her impressive 25.1 mile day, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day.

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Steve Acciarito Day 8 Peak Performer Run It Fast Race Across the USA

Day 8: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Lt. Dan Taylor

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ entered week two with all four teams pushing their limits just as they have for eight days now. Week 2 started, like week 1, did with the Suzy Michelson Team putting down a very strong day, almost an exact replica of their day 1. A week ago they started the race with 188.97 miles and today landed on 188.23. That’s impressive! Our middle two teams, Jeffrey Price Team and Charlie Taylor Team, had nearly identical performances today. JPT maintains a healthy lead over 3rd and a good ways behind the SMT for first. The Hope Shull Team fell back asleep today failing to break 100 mi/day with just 96.90

Day 8 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 188.23 miles (12.55 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 147.82 miles (9.85 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 145.32 miles (9.69 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 96.90 miles (6.46 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 1,520.36 miles (190.05/day, 52.3% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,329.30  miles (166.16 mi/day, 45.7% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,157.99 miles (144.75 mi/day, 39.8% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,011.23 miles (126.40 mi/day, 34.8% completed)

The four teams are nearly residing in four separate states. The Suzy Michelson Team, currently in 1st place, is literally a few hundred feet from crossing into Arkansas. They likely would have if the Cherokee Casino had not been directly on their route. Anthony Ohrey and Leslie Studtmann talked team captain Shane Tucker into stopping for some Blackjack. Their next runner to take the baton will run them into the Razorback State.

The Jeffrey Price Team is in Yukon, Oklahoma, just short of Oklahoma City, currently in 2nd place. The third place Charlie Taylor Team is currently in McLean, Texas in hope of that ‘American Pie,’ but all they’ve found there is Devil’s Rope Musuem. The Hope Shull Team is still in New Mexico, only two states behind The Suzys, are holed up at the Russell’s Truck Stop. They should finally cross into Texas tomorrow morning.


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Suzy Michelson Team: Sound n’ Pound, big talking and even bigger miles, returned today with strong, long miles from so many on the Suzys. The team pounded the asphalt non-stop today stopping for nothing. They were truly 2 Legit 2 Sh!t.

They were led by Texan Alex Barrientos with 27.50 miles, Chris Clemens 24.51 miles, and David Nichols 21.28 miles. Leslie Studtmann had 18.27 miles (57.56 over the last 3 days). Barry Reece was strong once again with 17.02 miles and Kimberly Atkins with 15.02 miles.

SMT will step foot into Arkansas in the morning. It will be their 6th state the team has reached in 9 days.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 8 Miles: 188.23 (1st)
Total Miles: 1,520.36
Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 8)

  1. Alex Barrientos – 27.50
  2. Chris Clemens – 24.51
  3. David Nichols – 21.28
  4. Leslie Studtmann – 18.27
  5. Barry Reece – 17.02

Jeffrey Price Team: After winning their first day yesterday with the most miles, the JPT took a bit of a step back today with four members taking the day off after a smashing weekend. However they still wound up with 147.82 miles that was good enough for the second most miles of the day. JPT was fueled once again by their tri-cycle of excellence from Karl Studtmann, Heather McComb, and Tom Orr. Karl had the second most miles of any runner on Monday with 30.49 miles, giving him 108.22 miles over the last three days. Heather completed her 8th consecutive day of 20+ miles with 20.33. Orr added 16.1. Sofie Romero had her biggest day so far with 18.58 miles.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 8 Miles: 147.82 (2nd)
Total Miles: 1,329.30
Miles Back: -191.06
Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 8)

  1. Karl Studtmann – 30.49
  2. Heather McComb – 20.33
  3. Sofie Romero – 18.58
  4. Tom Orr – 16.1
  5. Karla Kent – 12.07

Charlie Taylor Team: Steve Acciarito has gutted out strong miles every day of the race, but on Monday he ramped it up to a level very few in the race have so far. Steve, over the course of five segments, pumped out the most miles of any runner today with 32.78 miles. Steve is battling bad knees, a bum foot, yet keeps trying and doing all he can for the Chucks. Tiffani Glass eclipsed her third 20+ mile performance of the race. Seth Crowe contributed 14.12 miles along with Jeremy Reed (12.39 miles).

Everyone on the team contributed for the eighth consecutive day including Sharon Carver who is battling a couple of injuries.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 8 Miles: 145.32 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,157.99
Miles Back: -362.37
Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 8)

  1. Steve Acciarito – 32.78
  2. Tiffani Glass – 20.37
  3. Joshua Holmes – 15.45
  4. Seth Crowe – 14.12
  5. Jeremy Reed – 12.39

Hope Shull Team: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 8 Miles: 96.9 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,011.23
Miles Back: -509.13
Top 5 HST Runners (Day 8)

  1. Kit Brazier – 21.46
  2. Marylou Corino – 20.00
  3. Scott Kufferath – 14.03
  4. Cathy Downes – 12.54
  5. Megan Chiu – 6.27

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Alex Barrientos (27.50 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Karl Studtmann (30.49 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Steve Acciarito (32.78 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Kit Brazier (21.46 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 32.78
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 30.49
  3. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 27.50
  4. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 24.51
  5. Kit Brazier (HST) – 21.46
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 21.28
  7. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 20.37
  8. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.33
  9. Marylou Corino (HST) – 20.00
  10. Sofie Romero (JPT) – 18.58

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 197.37
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 184.36
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 168.41
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 157.80
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 157.42
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 152.43
  7. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 148.28
  8. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 145.60
  9. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 145.22
  10. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 130.28


Steve Acciarito is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day for Day 8.

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Chris Clemens RIF Race Across the USA Day 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They finished the day with 270.66 miles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 6 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

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

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

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

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

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

Top 11 Mega-Miles of the Day

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

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

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

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David Nichols RIF Race Across the USA Day 4 – Hotel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 4 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

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

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

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

 

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

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

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

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

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

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

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