Horace Ashenfelter, the Olympic Gold Medalist who was one of America’s premier distance runners during the 1950s, winning 17 national championships at a variety of distances will be our guest speaker at our November 6th General Meeting at Fitzgerald’s 1928.
As most of you know, Ashenfelter won the gold medal competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase event at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952.
Mr. Ashenfelter will speak about his running career and a video of his famous race will be presented.
We will also talk about the upcoming Ashenfelter 8K Classic. Race director and ERC member Dan Murphy will also be on hand to field any questions and present this years T shirt design celebrating the 60th anniversary of Ashenfelter’s Olympic achievement.
Want to be inspired by the efforts of your fellow ERC members–or to show off your fall race medal and share the story behind it? It’s been a long standing tradition of the Essex Running Club to devote the November General Meeting to the accomplishments of our fall racers. The “Fall Race and Marathon Forum” will be spotlighted along with Mr. Ashenfelter’s talk.
Our meeting will go past our traditional 9:00 ending time.
We also invite non-members. The usual $5.00 cover charge for all members and non-members will be collected at the door.
We hope you can come!