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Doug Williams Memorial 5000 Meter Run

The Essex Running Club is hosting the second annual Doug Williams Memorial 5000 Meter Run on Sunday September 29th, 2013 at 9:00 AM at the Montclair Art Museum (Corner of Bloomfield and South Mountain Avenues, Montclair, NJ).


There are two races: a 5000 Meter race and a 1-Mile fun run (8:30am).

The races celebrate the life of Douglas Williams who was tragically killed by a hit and run driver on October 9th 2011.

Doug Williams, a lifelong resident of Montclair and member of the Essex Running Club, was walking home on Upper Mountain Avenue after grabbing a bite, just blocks of reaching his home he was suddenly and violently struck by a passing vehicle which sped away.  Tragically, when Doug was found at the scene, he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

The driver of that vehicle was never found.

In that moment, we were robbed of a man known by all for his gentle soul, trademark laugh, and caring nature.

On Sunday September 29th, Doug’s family, friends, and runners alike will gather to honor his memory and recognize his enduring spirit.  Doug’s affinity for running and taking part in so many world -class marathons will be celebrated with the Memorial 5000 Meter Run on the Montclair Art Museum course.   Proceeds will benefit a Scholarship in his name at Montclair State University, School of Business, where he graduated in 1985.

Horace Ashenfelter, the 1952 GOLD Medal Olympic winner, will be running the 1 mile. Encourage the kids to run with Horace!

More details can be found here:


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