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Race Results & Team News
See what our team members have been up to lately!

Cruel Jewel 100


Team member John Griffin ventured to the mountains of north Georgia to tackle the famously-brutal Cruel Jewel 100-miler, which features over 25 thousand feet of elevation gain over the course of the race. John had an amazing event, finishing 7th overall in just 27 hours. Congratulations John!

Area 51 Trail Race


Congratulations to our team members Gavin May and John Griffin for conceiving and executing an exciting new race for the Memphis trail community, the inaugural Area 51 Trail Race in Coldwater, MS! This first-ever running garnered positive reviews from all the participants, and North Mississippi Endurance had a large contingent on hand particpating in both the 12K and 5K distances. Participants included:

Big Hill Pond Sheriff's Challenge


Ben Shaw travelled to McNairy County in Tennessee to participate in the annual Sheriff's Challenge Trail Race on the always-fun trails of Big Hill Pond State Park. Ben captured 1st Place in his age division!



NME had multiple team members participating in Memphis Runners Track Club's MORE 5K. Everyone enjoyed a great race, with both Sherry Rogers and Yolanda Lacy capturing 2nd place in their resspective age divisions! Participating runners were: Sherry Rogers Ben Harrison Yolanda Lacy Natasha Mayton Savannah Crittenden Melisa Burgess Edd Peyton Dan Wolford

Big Buffalo 50


"The Big Buffalo event at Shelby Farms has turned into an annual tradition for the NME team, with a large contingent of friends and family once again turning out to participate. Those running this year were: 50K finishers: Hollie Trim Melisa Burgess 50K relay participants: Gavin May (50K Male Relay 2nd Place) John Griffin (50K Male Relay 2nd Place) Savannah Crittenden (50K Female Relay 2nd Place) Ricky Sisco Reese Sisco Sandra Parker Petey Elliotte Dan Wolford Fallynne Kelly Gary Owens Kathy Owens Ben Owens Sherry Rogers Becky Frost Ray Acosta Megan Blackwell Kevin Byrd Amy Mitchell Anthony Lane Jackson Lane Dan Semore Shepard Semore April Hilsdon Ben Harrison Chelsea Harrison

LOViT 100 Miler


Dan Semore displayed great determination by completing the LOViT 100 Miler in the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas. Dan endured over 15K feet of elevation gain in becoming the latest North Mississippi Endurance team member to earn a buckle at this race. Great job Dan!

Disneyland Half Marathon


Tommy Bennett travelled to California to run the Disneyland Half Marathon to complete the Disney Coast to Coast Challenge after finishing the Disney World Marathon the prior weekend. Great job Tommy!

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend


Multiple NME team members participated in this year's Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in Florida. Brian Swanson ran the Half-Marathon, Tommy Bennett completed the Full Marathon, while Savannah Crittenden finished the Dopey Challenge of a 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, and Full Marathon over 4 days.

St. Jude Marathon Weekend


We had our usual large contingent of team members running one of the distances at the 2023 Memphis St. Jude Marathon Weekend, many running as heroes in support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Participating athletes included: 5K: Sherry Rogers 10K: Gary Owens Kathy Owens Reese Sisco Becky Frost Petey Elliotte Melisa Burgess Half Marathon: Ray Acosta Amy Mitchell Megan Blackwell Sandra Parker Savannah Crittenden Tommy Bennett Donnie Chambliss Yolanda Lacy Debbie Lindsey Marathon: Sean Hilsdon

Pinhoti 100


Gavin May headed to Alabama to take on the Pinhoti 100 mile trail race. With crewing assists from teammates Stephen Whatley, John Griffin, and Robert Tate, Gavin completed over 16K feet of elevation gain over the course of his 100-mile finish. Congratulations Gavin!

CHF Race for Hope 5K / 10K


North Mississippi Endurance came out for the Chris Hope Foundation 5K and 10K. Several members competed and won awards, and our youth team swept the top three positions for their age bracket in the 5K! Additionally, several teammates staffed a water station for the 10K. Those running were: Sean Hilsdon, 5K (Age group 2nd) Dan Semore, 5K (Age group 2nd) Garrett Hilsdon, 5K (Age group 1st) Jackson Lane, 5K (Age group 2nd) Shepard Semore, 5K (Age group 3rd) Ben Owens, 10K (Age group 2nd) Kathy Owens, 10K Chelsea Harrison, 10K Hollie Trim, 10K (Age group 1st) Ben Harrison, 10K (Age group 1st) Working the aid station were: Ray Acosta Megan Blackwell Kevin Byrd Sandra Parker Gary Owens Cathy Lantrip

Walking Tall 25K / 50K


NME had a large turnout of runners at this year's Walking Tall 25K / 50K trail race at Big Hill Pond State Park. Teammate Sean Hilsdon is co-founder and co-director of this race, and our own John Griffin took 1st place in the 50K! Complete list of participants: 50K Finishers: John Griffin Robert Tate April Hilsdon Staci Thomas Dan Semore Kevin Byrd Rachel Macagni Gavin May 25K Finishers: Sandra Parker Ben Shaw Gary Owens Petey Elliotte Savannah Crittenden Lee Davis Britany Davis Dan Wolford Hollie Trim Sam Renfrow Natasha Mayton Also, for the 6th straight year, NME provided the aid station at the RR tracks, which provides runner assistance at miles 6.5, 9.6, 23, and 26.1. Staffing the station this year were team members Kathy Owens, Ben Owens, Anthony Lane, Reese Sisco, and Ricky Sisco.

Road Race Series 1st 10 Miler


NME team members running the 1st 10 Miler in this year's MRTC Road Race Series were Yolanda Lacy, Ben Harrison, Natasha Mayton, and Dan Semore.

Stanky Creek Trail Race


Several NME team members ran the Stanky Creek Trail Race at Nesbit Park in Bartlett, with John Griffin capturing his third straight win in the 50K! 50K finishers: John Griffin Gavin May Robert Tate Rachel Macagni Dan Semore 25K finishers: Natasha Mayton Reese Sisco

Yeti 100


Teammate Beth Little continued to amaze by finishing yet another 100-mile race at the Yeti 100 in Virginia.

Cooper Young 4 Miler


Several team members ran the annual Cooper-Young Festival Four Miler in Memphis. Participating runners were: Ben Harrison Chelsea Harrison Sandra Parker Petey Elliotte Hollie Trim Reese Sisco Savannah Crittenden Devin Burgess Edd Peyton

Road Race Series 2nd 5 Miler


NME team members running the 1st 10 Miler in this year's MRTC Road Race Series were Hollie Trim, Ben Harrison, Chelsea Harrison, and Edd Peyton.

Road Race Series 2nd 5K


NME team members running the 2nd 5K in this year's MRTC Road Race Series were Hollie Trim and Melisa Burgess.

Peachtree Road Race


Brian Swanson travelled to Atlanta, GA for a 4th of July run in the classic Peachtree 10K, the world's largest 10K race.

Orion 5K


Several NME team members ran the Memphis race Orion 5K, which supports the Meals on Wheels program. Among the participants, Yolanda Lacy brought home the award for 3rd place in her age group! Those running included: Will Christensen Ben Harrison Chelsea Harrison Hollie Trim Yolanda Lacy

Strolling Jim 40 Miler


Beth Little recorded another solid performance, completing the Strolling Jim 40 Mile race in Wartrace, Tennessee. Great job, Beth!

Ragnar Relay Fayetteville


A group of NME runners made their way to Fayetteville, Arkansas to participate in a Ragnar trail relay. The team completed ~120 miles over the course of two days and nights. Participants were: Gary Owens Ben Owens Sam Renfrow Hollie Trim Dan Wolford Ben Harrison Will Christensen Emily Corbitt

Georgia Death Race


For the second year in a row, John Griffin competed in the brutal Georgia Death Race. Run in the hills of north Georgia, GDR provides around 15K feet of elevation gain over the course of 70+ miles. John had a great race and finished 4th overall! Congratulations John!

Germantown Half Marathon


Team members Ray Acosta and Kevin Byrd ran the annual Germantown Half Marathon, and Dan Wolford came out to support and encourage friends along the course.

Mike Cooley Overton Park 10K


Hollie Trim and Ben Harrison took on this year's Mike Cooley Overton Park 10K Trail Race in Memphis. The weather was cold and wet, the trails muddy and slick. But Ben and Hollie had a great race, with Hollie bringing home the 2nd place trophy in her age division!

Hurt 100


Team member Staci Thomas travelled to Hawaii to tackle the grueling Hurt 100 trail race. Teammates April and Sean Hilsdon went along to serve as crew and pacers for Staci. What a great adventure!

Athens Big Fork Trail Marathon


Gavin May and John Griffin took on the ABF Marathon at the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas this year, tackling 7000 feet of elevation gain over the course of the race. Outstanding efforts from two trail stalwarts.

Gateway to the Delta 10 Miler


NME team member Beth Little ran a great race at the Gateway to the Delta 10 Miler in Batesville, MS, which is directed by our teammate Stephen Whatley. Beth won 1st place in her age division!

Peer Power Big River Crossing Half Marathon


Ben Harrison grabbed a PR at the Peer Power Big River Crossing Half Marathon, which is the next-to-last race in the MRTC Road Race Series. Just one race left for Ben to complete the 10 race series.

Homerun for Habitat 5K


North Mississippi Endurance had a large presence at this year's Homerun for Habitat 5K in Southaven. Several members, including our youth team, competed and brought home awards, while many came out to staff the NME-provided hydration station for all race participants. Additionally, many of our members served on the race committee. Those running were: Kathy Owens (Age Group 2nd) Ben Owens (Age Group 1st) Becky Frost (Age Group 3rd) Donnie Chambliss Debbie Lindsey Garrett Hilsdon Jackson Lane Shepard Semore Staffing the aid station were: Ray Acosta Devin Burgess Megan Blackwell Kevin Byrd Ben Harrison Chelsea Harrison Sean Hilsdon April Hilsdon Fallynne Kelly Petey Elliotte Sandra Parker Gary Owens Sam Renfrow Gavin May Dan Wolford

Hernando Water Tower 10K


A large contingent of NME race team members participated in the 2023 edition of the Hernando Water Tower 10K, with many winning awards. Participants were: Sandra Parker (3rd Female) Megan Blackwell (Age Group 2nd) Sam Renfrow (Age Group 2nd) Sean Hilsdon Ray Acosta Tommy Bennett (Age Group 3rd) Chelsea Harrison Ben Harrison Petey Elliotte (Age Group 1st) Fallynne Kelly (Age Group 2nd) Debbie Lindsey

Ironman Memphis 70.3


NME team members continued to support local races by volunteering at the Ironman 70.3 triathlon at Shelby Farms. Those lending a hand were Yolanda Lacy, Reese Sisco, Ricky Sisco, Sandra Parker, and Ben Shaw.

Noah's Gift 5K


Team member Tommy Bennett had a great showing at Noah's Gift 5K in Hernando.

Road Race Series 2nd 10K


NME team members continued in the annual MRTC Road Race Series, with Chelsea Harrison, Ben Harrison, and Edd Peyton running the 2nd 10K of the series.

Road Race Series 1st 10K


Multiple team members competed in the first 10K of the MRTC Road Race Series. Runners were: Yolanda Lacy Chelsea Harrison Ben Harrison Edd Peyton Hollie Trim

Overton Park 5 Mile Classic


Hollie Trim, Chelsea Harrison, and Ben Harrison ran the Overton Park 5 Mile Classic in Memphis. Hollie brought home 3rd place age group!

Road Race Series 1st 5K


NME team members running the 1st 5K in this year's MRTC Road Race Series were Hollie Trim and Melisa Burgess.

Mid-state Mile


NME team members Rachel Macagni and Dan Semore ventured over to the Nashville region and took on the brutal Mid-state Mile, a last-person-standing event where runners tackle over 300 feet of elevation gain per mile.

OneAmerica 500 Mini-Marathon


Several North Mississippi Endurance athletes made their way to Indianapolis to compete in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, a half marathon distance that includes 2.5 miles around the track of the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Participating teammates were: Ben Harrison Hollie Trim Will Christensen Savannah Crittenden

Almira 50


For the 3rd running of the Almira 50 at Village Creek State Park, North Mississippi Endurance once again sponsored and staffed the turnaround aid station at mile 13/37, providing support to the ultra runners on a very warm day, including two NME team members. Those participating were: Marathon runners: Melisa Burgess Emily Corbitt Aid station volunteers: Sean Hilsdon April Hilsdon Sandra Parker Gary Owens Kathy Owens Rachel Macagni Hollie Trim Sherry Rogers Kevin Byrd Gavin May

Ouachita Trail 50


Gavin May competed in the epic Ouachita Trail 50 in central Arkansas, and the trail stalwart brought home 1st Place in the Masters Division!

Canebrake 200 Miler


With an epic achievement for one of our NME team members, Rachel Macagni completed the Canebrake 200-mile race this week. Rachel covered the 200 miles and roughly 22K feet of elevation gain in just over 80 hours. What a display of endurance and dedication. Congratulations Rachel!

MRTC Winter Off-road Series


Several NME team members participated in the 2024 MRTC Winter Off-road Series. The series consisted of four races of 3K, 5K, 8K and 10K distances over a period of seven weeks. Participants were Sonya Gaylord, Anthony Lane, Dan Semore, Shepard Semore, and Jackson Lane.

In the Woods 30A 50K Relay


Team members Kathy Owens, Petey Elliotte, and Becky Frost travelled to the Florida panhandle to participate in this 50K 3-person relay race. They made a strong accounting of themselves and ran a great race!

Swamp Stomper 25K / 50K


The North Mississippi Endurance team, along with a big assist from our Trail Trippers friends, continued the tradition of supporting runners by sponsoring and staffing the turnaround aid station at Swamp Stomper 2024. Additionally, teammate Kevin Byrd ran and completed the 25K distance. Team members coming out to volunteer were: Sandra Parker Anthony Lane Brian Swanson Sherry Rogers Dan Wolford Fallynne Kelly

Hill & Dale 8 Miler


Team members Hollie Trime, Ben Harrison, and Melisa Burgess showed up to race the 45th annual challenging but popular Hill & Dale 8-Miler at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. The course is difficult, but everyone had a great run!

Tunnel Hill 50/100 Miler


Several NME team members took on big challenges at the Tunnel Hill 50/100 Miler in Vienna, IL. 100 Mile Finisher: Lee Davis 50 Mile Finishers: Sandra Parker Kathy Owens Gary Owens Crew/pacers: Dan Wolford Sean Hilsdon Petey Elliotte Rachel Macagni Congratulation to all for your accomplishments!

Mamba 100


A large group of North Mississippi Endurance team members participated in the inaugural Mamba 100 trail race, both as runners and supporting crew. Running the various distances were: 100 Miler: Rachel Macagni (PR) Abby Salter 100 Kilometers: Sean Hilsdon Devin Burgess Dan Semore Hollie Trim 50 Kilometers: Petey Elliotte (2nd Female) Reese Sisco Ricky Sisco 25 Kilometers: Gary Owens Von Ralls Fallynne Kelly Dan Wolford Natasha Mayton

Road Race Series 2nd 10-Miler


Team members Edd Peyton and Ben Harrison completed the 2nd 10-miler in the MRTC Road Race Series. Ben has two more races to complete to achieve Road Warrior status this year!

Mutt Strut 5K


Victoria Delaney and Dakota ran in the Mutt Strut 5K in Memphis, winning first place in her age group!

Bluff City Blues Ride


North Mississippi Endurance team members Brian Swanson and Ricky Sisco rolled out on their bikes and took part in the annual Bluff City Blues Ride.

Horton Trail Race


Several team members ran in the Horton Trail Race at Shelby Farms. Anthony Lane participated in the 2K distance, while Ben Harrison, Chelsea Harrison, and Natasha Mayton ran the 5K.

Grit and Guts Half Marathon


Sherry Rogers travelled to Mount Nebo State Park in Arkansas where she completed the Grit and Guts Half Marathon Trail Race.

Chick-fil-A 5K


Devin Burgess, Sandra Parker, and Tommy Bennett ran the last-ever edition of the Chick-fil-A 5K race. Tommy won 3rd in his age group, and Sandra was 1st in the masters division!

Road Race Series 1st 5 Miler


NME team members running the 1st 5 Miler in this year's MRTC Road Race Series were Hollie Trim, Ben Harrison, Yolanda Lacy, and Edd Peyton.

Big Butts 100K


Rachel Macagni ventured to Clinton, MS and tackled the Big Butts 100K in the south Mississippi July heat.

Wolfman Duathlon & Trail Run


Several team members participated in the Wolfman Duathlon and Trail Run on the Wolf River trail system. Those participating were: Devin Burgess (18 Miler) - Age Group 1st place Sandra Parker - (12 Miler) - Age Group 1st place Kevin Byrd - (12 Miler) - Age Group 2nd place Sherry Rogers - aid station volunteer
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