31 Dec '15, 1pm

Is 80 the new 50 in the running community?

Is 80 the new 50 in the running community?

The husband and wife “Team Dolphin” of the popular Yakima River Canyon Marathon (Washington) are probably the oldest race directors in the world. More important, they have a remarkable gift for friendship. Every step in the race organization process, from inviting entries to giving out the awards, is done with personal warmth. Their own home is race operations base and many runners are welcomed there. The race itself is like an annual family reunion. Fifty-Staters and Marathon Maniacs are always prominent. Running more than 500 marathons, as Bob has done, and being a super-competent volunteer at just as many, like Lenore, does tend to make you known in the running community. Their race is well conceived (low entry fee, scenic course, good guest speakers, no big sponsor, no ads on the T-shirts), and smoothly executed. The only sign you see of the directors' age is that Bob ...

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