Hall Of Fame

    

Throughout the history of the Cross Country Club of Dallas and the Dallas Running Club, there have been countless runners and hard working volunteers that have enabled the club to not only survive, but thrive for nearly 50 years.  The DRC Hall of Fame was established in 2013 as a way to recognize those individuals that have made significant contributions to the club.  Each year, new Hall of Fame inductees are presented at DRC's Annual Meeting.  One of our incredibly talented members, Kim Andres, has presented the club with an original painting of the first four inductees (image of paintings shown below).

 

Name: Greg Hall
Year Inducted: 2019
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Name: Elmer EW Walter
Year Inducted: 2019
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Name: Frances & Scott McKissick
Year Inducted: 2018
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Frances & Scott McKissick have been loyal members of the Dallas Running Club since the early 1990s.  Their passion for running and the running community is evident upon first meeting them. Not only are they competitive runners, but also dedicated volunteers. They co-directed the DRC Breakfast Bash race for 9 years and have volunteered at race day registration for many, many years.

Name: Ken Ashby
Year Inducted: 2016
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Ken Asby started running in his native Kentucky after college. Upon moving to Dallas in 1985, he began racing each month with the CCD (now DRC), and has marked the club's courses on race mornings since 2001. Ken has finished hundreds of marathons and ultras and has measured hundreds of certified courses. He and runner Linda Kelly, a longtime DRC volunteer married at the 2005 (White Rock) Marathon.

Name: Horace Duncan
Year Inducted: 2015
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Name: James Thruston
Year Inducted: 2014
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James Thruston has been an innovator and a stalwart fixture in the Dallas running scene for many years.  He was instrumental in launching what is known as the DRC Half in the 1970's and served as President of the DRC from 1979-1982.  James also served as Race Director for the Dallas Marathon and directed dozens of other races in the Metroplex for over 20 years.

Name: Taldridge "Tal" Morrison
Year Inducted: 2013
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Tal founded the Cross Country Club of Dallas(CCCD) in 1969 which later became the Dallas Running Club.  He also established the White Rock Marathon in 1971 which later became the Dallas Marathon. Tal learned about the value of running and fitness will serving in the Navy and has been dedicated to enjoying and sharing this passion ever since he moved to Dallas and the White Rock Lake area.