Running Administrative Milestones


Ted Corbitt was the first president of the club serving in this role in 1958 and 1959.

History Themes:

*John Sterner and Joe Kleinerman represented New York runners at the historic February 22, 1958 meeting organized by Browning Ross who became the first president of the Road Runners Club of America.
*Browning Ross led the effort to organize and grow the sport of long distance running in the United States.  He proposed following the model of the Road Runners Club of the United Kingdom founded in 1952.
*The Road Runners Club: New York Association initially had 29 members in 1958. The club now has 60,000 members and growing.
*There have been nine Presidents of New York Road Runners, four of these leaders represented the New York Pioneer Club.