The Gadsden Runners Club was started from a newly formed Facebook Group page created after a ladies group run at Noccalula Falls. The Facebook page was created for people interested in running in the Gadsden Area and to see if anyone was interested in forming a small running club. Immediately, excited runners called for a group meeting to discuss forming an area club. The first meeting was held at the YMCA meeting room on September 30, 2012 with over 30 attendees. An organizing committee was formed to discuss the merits of forming our own club. The committee met weekly for over 2 months and by the end of the year, the Facebook Group had turned into Gadsden Runners Club, Inc. GRC quickly adopted bylaws, nominated a Board of Directors and joined the Road Runners Club of America. Also, within those first months, GRC had its first membership drive at Mocs on the Rocks, participated in the Gadsden Christmas Parade, developed a logo for apparel, started selling apparel, created a website, and sponsored the first 5K called Etowah Heroes which was highly successful. By the beginning of 2013, Gadsden Runners Club had over 170 members and was an official non-profit organization through an affiliation with RRCA. While our club is named Gadsden Runners Club after the largest city in our area, we strive to improve running conditions and promote running activities throughout Etowah County.
2017 GRC Officers
President Kim McIntyre
Vice President Kim Heath
Secretary Susan Womack
Treasurer Christi Robinson
Member At Large Glenn Ingram
2017 GRC Board Members
Jeffery Morris Rick Janss
Kim Heath Kim McIntyre
Christi Robinson Susan Womack
Janet Wilson Zeke Routon
Jim Copeland Glenn Ingram
Grand Prix Director: Kaci Abernathy firstname.lastname@example.org
Rookie Runners Director: Donna Lonnergan email@example.com
Trail Runners Director: Glenn Ingram firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Division Director: Brandi Clough email@example.com
Youth Running Director: Kim McIntyre firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship Director: Rick Janns email@example.com
Apparel Director: Becky Strunk firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Director: Brandi Nichols email@example.com
Equipment Director: Eric Womack firstname.lastname@example.org
1200 Miles Club: Susan Womack 1200Miles@gadsdenrunners.com
Membership Director: Susan Stough email@example.com
Club Race Directors
Etowah's Heroes 5K Run
Becky Strunk/Casandra Maudsley
Noccalula Falls Spring Trail Run
Gadsden Rock n Run 15K/5K:
Jeff Morris/Kim Heath
Dashe for the Stache 5K
Chris Robinson/Christi Robinson
Kids Superhero Bolt 5K/1mi
Membership runs yearly from Jan 1 thru Dec 31.
Renewals start in October of each year for the following year.
Membership Dues Information: Individual-$25/year Family-$30/year Student-$12/year
Dues include fees associated with the Road Runners Club of America, our governing body, and insurance for any races or events that we may hold. Dues also provide the money to support our growing club divisions such as the Women's Division, our Youth Running Program, Club Socials, the GRC hosted races, 1200 and 600 Mile Clubs and our Grand Prix Series. Membership allows you to participate in these activities.
If you sign up by paper form, your information will be entered into the website. An email will be sent to you to claim and create your own account.
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