1984 – Winter Flight sets record in Rowan

  • The Winter Flight Road Race was reborn  on January 29, 1984. It consisted of 5 and 10-mile races, along with a 1-mile fun run. It was the largest and most successful running event ever held in the Salisbury-Rowan community. It started and ended at the Historic Wall Mural at Wachovia Bank on South Main Street. There were 758 participants in the three races including a bus load of distance runners from N.C. State University. Entry fees were $7 for the two longer races and $5 for the fun run. Long sleeve T-shirts went to all runners. The event was preceded by a spaghetti dinner and running clinic the night before with Dr. Angus McBride, Charlotte orthopedic surgeon, as guest speaker. Larry Pinkston was race director. Proceeds from the event went to the North Carolina Association for the Blind. A tour of historic Salisbury was part of the weekend events.
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  • Curt Crowhurst measures the distance for Winter Flight’s race
  • Chuck Cooper of GSTC was race director for the Ken Mattox Memorial Mayfest Run held on May 5, 1984. The race was a memorial to GSTC club member Ken Mattox. There were 307 entrants.
  • Dr. George Sheehan, physician, athlete, author and nationally known speaker on exercise and fitness, was guest speaker and race participant at both the 2nd and 3rd annual Winter Flights.

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