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President’s Corner: Spotlight on Mick Close, New Member of the ERC Hall of Fame

President’s Corner:  Spotlight on Mick Close, New Member of the ERC Hall of Fame

It was a great night at our awards ceremony this past month.  Perhaps the highlight of the night was honoring the “glue” of our club, Mick Close.  Mick was entered into the ERC “Hall of Fame”.

In addition to Mick’s running and marathoning accomplishments, Mick has been involved behind the scenes in the following areas.  These are just a few ways how Mick is our “glue”.

10 years as “Newsletter Editor”.
Long time preparer of the newsletter and website race calendar.
Involvement with the ERC’s contribution to the Montclair High School Doug Williams Scholarship Fund.
Long time Board Member
Long time “backbone” of the ERC/Fleet Feet USATF teams
Training/Trail Run Organizer with the ERC and Fleet Feet
One of the organizers of the Verona Labor Day 5K
One of the Marathon Bus Organizers

Tom and Martta Kelly prepared the following inscription for Mick’s award:

“This most prestigious of our club’s awards is presented in recognition of your decades-long running achievements, your exemplary spirit of volunteerism, and the high standards of outreach and service preformed to benefit ERC and the running community.”

On behalf of the Board and the Club, we congratulate Mick again.  It is an honor well deserved!

Special thanks to Tracy Keller and the Board for the great job at the dinner.  See the full list of awards on the website and newsletter.

There are so many races this spring!  When planning your racing season, be sure to consider a local race being helped organized by our own Sharon Morrisey, the Meghan Doyle ’05 Memorial 5K Run/Walk on May 9 in Caldwell.  Please check the link:”

We’ll see you on the roads.

Consider yourself….one of the family….one of us….


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