1980 – The Greater Salisbury Track Club

  • Salisbury-Rowan Runners first organized in March 1980 as the Greater Salisbury Track Club.
  • Chuck Cooper served as the club’s first President with Larry Pinkston as Vice President, Anne Baugh as Secretary and Sue Pinkston as Treasurer.
  • GSTC had 50 members its first year. Its goal was to promote running in North Carolina and to offer racing, educational and social opportunities.
  • The club hosted its first road race two months after it was organized called the Mayfest Run – a 10K, held on May 3, 1980. There were 96 entrants in the 10K and 29 in the one-mile fun run.


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