It’s time for nominations for the Lou Gregory Spirit Award to be submitted to President Eric Miller (PensacolaRunnersAssociation@gmail.com). The Lou Gregory Award is named after the legendary Pensacola State College Cross Country and Track Coach who was a national running figure for decades. The award is presented to a person (or persons) who has demonstrated great leadership and enthusiasm in promoting running in Northwest Florida, has contributed significantly to the Pensacola Runners Association mission and also to the area running community. The award is PRA’s highest honor and was awarded to Jehan Clark, former President and many-time Race Director of PRA events, in 2015.
Our popular trail run at Big Lagoon State Park is coming soon. Please click the “PRA Events” tab above and select the race to view all the details and register. ALSO, the nationally-known, classic race, the Fiesta of Five Flags 10K/5K run has opened registration. Again, click the “PRA Events” tab above and select the Fiesta from the drop-down options.
Just a few reminders: the Half-marathon starts at 7:30 am at Casino Beach; 30 minutes later (8 am) the 10K and 5K races begin at the same location. Packet Pickup is Thursday at Running Wild in Pensacola, Friday at Hemingways on Pensacola Beach and Saturday morning at The Dock on Pensacola Beach. Registration is available Thursday and Friday but NOT on Saturday morning. Repeat – NO race day registration! See our event page on this site for all details.
We are pleased to highlight TWO awesome events that the Pensacola Runners Association will be presenting in the next few months:
We are partnering with the University of West Florida Cross Country team to hold the Argonaut Welcome Back 5K on August 29th. You will enjoy running a great course around the UWF campus. Click on the PRA Events tab at the top of this page to see all the details.
On Saturday September 26th, the Pensacola Seafood Festival Don McCloskey 5K will feature all the great sights of bustling downtown Pensacola. Again, click on the PRA Events tab above to see all the information about this popular race that kicks off the fall racing season in Northwest Florida.
Pensacola’s Jennifer McGranahan raced to another victory in the Fiesta 10K, covering the classic 6.2 mile course in 37:04. McGranahan, the defending champion, finished ahead of Line Lauritsen and Jackie Kosakowski who ran 39:24 and 39:43 respectively.
Former Champion Michael Green won the Men’s 10K race in 32:05. Danny Goodman (33:10) and 2014 winner, Nick Merrett (33:13), finished 2nd and 3rd.
Over 1500 runners were registered for the 10K and 5K races and 1370 finished the courses. Results for the Fiesta 10K and 5K can be found here!
Mediacom is one of our great sponsors for the Pensacola Beach Run – here’s their awesome promotional video that is airing currently on several of their channels – Click To Watch The Mediacom Video
The PRA Christmas Dash will be held on the afternoon of Saturday December 13th immediately before the annual holiday parade. You’ll get a once-a-year opportunity to race one mile through the streets of downtown Pensacola while thousands cheer you on!! More information is available at the event page (click the “PRA Events” tab above) where you can print a race entry form. The first 300 registered athletes receive a cool winter hat! Come join us!