Springtime 10K remains a cornerstone for Tallahassee racing

Katie Sherron being chased by her husband Zach DeVoe during the Springtime Tallahassee race on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

With a new starting line and a beautiful morning to run a race, The Springtime 10K, 5K and 1-mile Races made a successful return to the real world of racing this past weekend.

After two years of COVID-19 interruptions, 964 (or so) runners completed one of the three distances to claim a finish time at the 45th Springtime Races. There were 443 participants in the 10K, 442 in the 5K and 79 in the Mile.

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That is below the average of the three years before COVID became something we knew about. The number of finalists those years averaged 1,494. But after the COVID roadblocks of 2020 and 2021, the 2022 race was a clear turnaround for the running community. I think of Springtime as the cornerstone of GWTC and running in Tallahassee.