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Q50 USA Run – 2011 Results

On January 8th, the second Annual Q50 USA race took place at Fontainebleu State Park in Mendeville, Louisiana. Over 60 runners participated in either the 50 km, 10 km, or 50 km relay (2 x 25k) along the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.


The main 25 km loop guides runners along hardwood trails, through various ecosystems, along a rails-to-trails conversion, then into the city of Mandeville along its historic Lakefront. Runners then return to get themselves back to the start/finish area.

The 10 km runners will enjoy some of the same route before veering off the rail-to-trails to return to the finish.

The course is a mix of dirt and pavement.

The run is flat and I would likely say quite fast since the technicality appears to be minimal.

You can get a little bit of an idea of the course in the tiny map at the base of the event page.


50 km

Dominique Perrier averaged 7:42 min/miles that made the run a bit lonely at the front early on as the next finisher was over 40 minutes back at the end of the 50 km. Dominique won the male race in 4:02:00. The run for second had some Cajun zing as David Coffey and Charles Carriere were separated by two minutes at the finish. David was able to stay in front to claim second place in 4:44:00.

Top 5 male

  1. D0minique Perrier – 4:02:00
  2. David Coffey – 4:44:00
  3. Charles Carriere – 4:46:00
  4. Sam Landry – 5:11:00
  5. Stacey Paul La Borde – 5:12:00

The female race had Amanda McIntosh and Jamie Scott leading the female running train. Jamie was able to create 11 minutes of separation to win the female race in 4:53:00 and finish fourth overall. Amanda was fifth overall in 5:04:00.

Top 5 female

  1. Jamie Scott – 4:53:00 (*4th overall*)
  2. Amanda McIntosh – 5:04:00 (*5th overall*)
  3. Kristin McKinley – 5:35:00
  4. Brandi Shipman – 5:49:00
  5. Vicki Eshpeter – 6:31:00

10 km

Charlotte Guerin ran her way to fifth overall and won the female race in 59:24. Less than two minutes later Julie Stoner crossed in 1:01:00.

Top 5 female

  1. Charlotte Guerin – 59:24 (*5th overall*)
  2. Julie Stoner – 1:01:00
  3. Nikki Dunaway – 1:07:00
  4. Carol Martin – 1:37:00
  5. Michelle Krebs – 1:37:00

Ray Miranda ran the only sub 45 minute 10 km to win the male race in 44:51, a leg burnin’ 27 seconds in front of Arturo Barrios.

Top 5 male

  1. Ray Miranda – 44:51
  2. Arturo Barrios – 45:18
  3. Allen Richard – 47:22
  4. Jeff Boehm – 53:34
  5. David Allen – 1:05:00

Relay (2 x 25 km)

Robert Scott and Paul Steudlein created a nine minute lead after loop one and continued the separation during the final 25 km to win the relay in 3:42. Laren Haro and Ryan Kairdorff moved through the field during the second loop to claim second place in 4:22.

Top 5 relay teams

  1. Robert Scott / Paul Steudlein – 3:42
  2. Lauren Haro / Ryan Kairdorff – 4:22
  3. Darren Westfall / Philip Epling – 4:32
  4. Cackey Miltenberger / David Moores – 4:39
  5. Wes Lockwood / Molly Koenis – 4:39

Complete Results for all events

The Tough-as-Nails Award

nails1The final finishers of an ultra distance event are some of the toughest athletes that are willing to stick with it to the best of their current ability and cross that darn finish line.

The Tough-as-Nails award recipient:

  • Shannon Caffrey got it done and completed the 50 km in 7:52:00.

Race Reports

  • Couldn’t find an reports from this adventure. 🙁 If you participated, feel free to share any thoughts or experiences from the event in the comments link below.

Congrats to all that enjoyed some run and fun!

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

(Photos: Courtesy of Rick Berg and David Schexnaydre.)

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

3 Responses to “Q50 USA Run – 2011 Results”

  1. on 19 Jan 2011 at 8:27 am Maryann

    Weather conditions because really bad (freezing rain) in the second loop for some of the later finishers.

    I was not there this year 🙁 but did complete the first edition of this race. The RD, Cesar Torres, is an awesome guy, he and his crew put on a great event!

  2. on 19 Jan 2011 at 12:54 pm Amanda McIntosh

    Race director, Cesar Torres, my great friend, puts on an incredible race. Last year I went to help with the logisistics but this year I joined a group of my running buddies to participate as part of our 3×25 or 50K journey. We started at Bandera on 1/8 then drove to Mandeville to complete the Q50 on 1/9. The last event was the Big Bend Ultra on 1/16. The Q50 was the perfect follow up after a really tough Bandera course. The Q50 is flat and very scenic. Lots of swampy woods with grassy trails and a good bit of asphalt path along the lake. The weather was chilly and did get pretty wet as the day progressed. We were well taken care of and had a great adventure! If you do this race and need a place to stay check out the park cabins…..they are very nice and well priced.

  3. on 19 Jan 2011 at 8:16 pm David Hanenburg

    @Maryann – Thanks for the weather and quality event insight.

    @Amanda – Great race insight and congrats on your epic adventure.