The PB&J is a tasty run.

Keith Knipling

2019 Report

October 5, 2019  •  Quantico, VA

70 starters, 63 finishers


The PB&J 50K lucked out this year. Runners experienced gorgeous fall weather, with temps in the low 50s at the start. The PB&J start and finish location switched from the Pine Grove Shelter (adjacent to the Prince William Forest Park Visitor Center) to the Telegraph Pavilion this year. This resulted in ample parking for all the runners, the opening up of the lots in the previous race location to the usual flood of Saturday hikers out on a wonderful fall day. The move to Telegraph Pavilion necessitated only a slight adjustment to the course. The start and finish of each loop now follows the Laurel Loop trail for 1.40 miles to the iconic suspension bridge crossing Quantico Creek. Additionally, this year the Mawavi AS was relocated to the intersection of Mawavi Road and the South Valley Trail. This meant that runners no longer had to climb the 1/2 mile gravel road out and back to reach this initial aid station on each loop.

70 runners lined up to start the 6th annual PB&J 50k, with 63 finishers completing the entire course. This is the highest number of finishers to date! Despite the favorable fall weather conditions, no event records were broken. Of course, the new course is longer, so the old Pine Grove-based PB&J course records may be out of reach for runners now running closer to 32 miles out of Telegraph Pavilion.

Marcus Penner finished 1st place overall with a time of 4:53. Marcus ran in 3rd place for the 1st loop behind A.J. Cillo. A.J. finished second for the second time at the PB&J 50k, as he finished the 2014 race in 2nd place with a time of 4:35:00. Newcomer Anthony Johnson was the front runner for the first 16 mile loop. Anthony was overtaken by the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place runners on the way to Mawavi Road for the 2nd loop. He made it to a strong 5th place overall finish.

First place female, Carol Cohen, cruised to the finish in 6th overall, with a time of 5:45. First loop leader Kristen Serafin held on to finish in 2nd place among the 28 female starters, 7th overall.


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No.Bib No.NameSexAgeStateAS 1AS 2AS 3AS 4AS 5FinishNotes
1474Marcus PennerM27VA1:081:552:293:344:214:531st Place overall
2427Antonio CilloM33VA1:061:512:253:344:245:042nd Place overall
3496Ismael VillalobosM35TX1:162:082:453:564:475:223rd Place overall
4477Erik PriceM36VA1:122:012:393:554:455:234th Place overall
5450Anthony JohnsonM29FL1:051:472:253:444:445:285th Place overall, First Ultra, Front runner for 1st loop
6428Carol CohenF42VA1:242:213:014:175:075:451st Place Female, 6th overall
7480Kristen SerafinF31MD1:162:132:534:125:085:532nd Place Female, 7th overall
8492Brad TongcoM22VA1:162:072:494:065:105:54First Ultra!
9424Peter ChapmanM37DC1:242:193:014:245:236:00 
10467Kathleena MumfordF34VA1:262:293:064:275:236:033rd Female
11421John CalabreseM39VA1:142:072:454:155:216:05 
12438Pandita GerdyF37VA1:252:253:064:315:256:074th Female
12461Andrew MaiselM32DC1:242:193:014:245:236:07 
14458Joe LoveM35VA 2:263:044:325:296:09 
15433Llewelyn EngelF30DC1:212:142:574:305:336:16Tie 5th Female
15444Elaine GriesbachF48MD1:272:223:074:335:306:16Tie 5th Female
15500Lindsey WeaverF33MD1:242:223:074:335:306:16Tie 5th Female
18485Alex St ClairM44VA1:192:153:004:305:326:17 
19491Caryn ThompsonF40VA1:222:183:024:375:356:20 
20476Blair PetrilliF33VA1:222:183:024:395:356:22 
21423David CaveyM45VA1:182:142:594:305:276:23 
22475Bernard PesjakM50VA1:272:223:104:396:426:27 
23412Noah AnStrausM39MD1:222:183:034:306:176:33 
24484Alisa SpringmanF45VA1:252:223:114:435:456:34 
25487Jake StephensM22MD1:222:183:034:375:486:43 
26488Katharine StillmanF40VA1:242:223:114:596:117:02 
271Samantha NeakraseF41VA1:322:363:255:096:177:06 
28435Sara FanousF39VA1:282:303:185:036:147:07 
29483Tom SimondsM64VA1:282:223:185:026:147:08 
30430Stephan DobsonM58MD1:272:313:255:136:277:14 
31422Bryce CarpenterM48VA1:322:313:164:596:187:16 
31493Jim TreeceM50MD1:262:313:255:136:277:16 
33416Paul AumayrM49MD1:282:313:215:026:217:19 
34449Jill JacobsF52MD1:422:543:496:296:337:21 
35497Maria VillalobosF36TX1:222:223:115:036:247:22First Ultra
36478Staci RoggeF37VA1:342:423:315:226:327:23 
37446Katie HealyF38VA 2:303:115:546:227:24 
37432Tyrone Emmanuel JrM39VA1:242:253:145:116:297:24First ultra finish
39420Michael BundasM23VA1:242:253:145:076:297:25 
39495Craig UlshM49VA1:242:253:145:076:287:25 
41465Tim MolesM60VA1:362:463:385:246:547:26 
42442Eliot GonzalezM37VA1:322:333:215:156:357:36 
43453Anzhela KnyazevaF34DC1:342:433:315:216:397:37 
43454Diana KnyazevaF32DC1:342:433:315:216:397:37 
45437Dee GagerF55MD1:272:313:255:186:417:40 
46499Tonnie WarfieldF40MD1:322:413:315:226:437:47 
47501Joe HainM57VA     7:47new guy, 2nd ultra, wanted to run
48498Stephen WancowiczM47MD1:322:413:325:236:507:52 
49464David MitchellM48VA1:342:443:385:336:547:54 
50418Michael BottosM58VA1:322:373:335:367:007:59 
51455Robert KolbM51VA1:312:403:335:347:018:01 
52445Robert GrolemundM50VA1:483:043:59-6:067:098:02 
53419Richard BrittonM64MD1:392:523:505:467:058:04 
54436Larry FergusonM44VA1:452:533:475:417:058:04 
54451Michael JuryM44VA1:452:533:475:417:038:04 
54494Laura TurbeF51MD1:392:523:495:467:058:04 
57441Sirisha GollaF45VA1:463:013:575:547:098:09 
58472Kelley PeardF38VA1:342:473:385:527:118:14 
59116Quatro HubbardM59VA1:342:473:495:537:118:15 
60417Dipak BhattacharyyaM55VA1:463:013:575:557:208:25 
61452Jeffrey KlemmM68VA1:392:573:566:007:278:29 
62471Ram OrugantiM49VA1:412:513:385:577:268:40 
63448Alice HisamotoF58VA1:433:013:555:078:008:57 
Nope490Tracey ThibodeauF49VA1:483:043:595:54  Dropped at Mawavi 2
Nope431Todd EllickM36VA1:162:092:49   1 Loop
Nope439Patrick GiblinM41VA1:222:193:08   1 Loop
Nope473Julie PeasleyF44VA1:483:054:11   Drop
Nope489Larry ThibodeauM50VA1:493:094:13   Dropped after first loop
Nope456Caroline LeeanF57VA1:56     Dropped after first loop
Nope443Hector GramajoM41MD      rolled ankle, made it back to Telegraph

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