Dick Beardsley Is Coming To Martinsville!
The YMCA is proud and excited to announce that we have secured Dick Beardsley as the Guest Speaker for the 2016 Martinsville Half Marathon, 5K & Relay! Dick will be speaking at the pre-marathon event at a to-be-determined venue on Friday, March 18, 2016. Dick will also be on-location Race Day to present the 2016 Elster Determination Award!
WHO IS DICK BEARDSLEY?
Dick Beardsley is referred to as a running legend in the United States, but perhaps the most amazing thing about him is his climb back to health after becoming addicted to pain medication for more than four years.
In 2007, after living in Minnesota for 51 years, Dick moved to Austin, Texas and got re-married to Jill, and in addition to his son Andrew, he adds to his family, two more children, Christopher and Matthew and a lot more pets.
Despite having both of his knees replaced, since January of 2009, Dick, not only is still running, but Dick maintains his active lifestyle by adding biking and swimming to his routine. And for fun, lots of fishing, bringing his guiding business to the great lakes of Texas.
Dick is one of the subjects of the 2006 book entitled Duel in the Sun by John Brant.
2016 Miles In Martinsville Challenge Series
The 2016 Miles in Martinsville Challenge Series has a new option and a really exciting new incentive!
is all it takes to get you registered for an exciting 2016 Miles in
Martinsville Challenge Series Season, not to mention you will receive a really cool
Miles in Martinsville Bistro Mug and a really great pair of Miles in
Martinsville running socks! Anyone that registers to participate in the 2016
Challenge Series will be eligible for awards by earning points throughout the
2016 Miles in Martinsville Season!
Want to register for all 8 races now and save some money?! $200 will get you entered in the 2016 Miles in Martinsville Challenge Series and will pay your registration fees into all 8 Miles in Martinsville Races, the registration fees are non-transferable. Upon payment, you will receive an e-mail with a personalized discount code for each race.
Also new in 2016 is the Miles in Martinsville Challenge Series Medal! Register for the Miles in Martinsville Challenge Series, participate in these 4 designated races:
To receive the limited edition Miles in Martinsville Challenge Series Medal!
Welcome to Miles In Martinsville
Welcome to Miles in Martinsville, a challenge series created to support outreach programs of the Martinsville-Henry County Family YMCA. A few of the things supported by the series include the Bike Barn located on the Dick & Willie Passage, the Doctor's Orders program, and financial aid and scholarships for Y membership and child care. Thank you for being a part of an active community and helping us grow and sustain new programs that reach beyond the walls of the Y!
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