Year Inducted: 2010
Favorite distance: marathon
Favorite race: Miamisburg Turkey Trot
Favorite runner(s): Tuesday Night Turtles and Thursday Girls
Favorite location to run: Sugarcreek Reserve
Margaret is known in the Dayton, Ohio running community mostly for her outstanding work and leadership with the Ohio River Road Runners Club (ORRRC). She is one of those special individuals who tirelessly contributes her time and energy to help improve the overall running experience here in the Miami Valley. She shares her love of running with everyone and is admired by her fellow runners.
A member of the ORRRC since 1994, Margaret has been actively involved with the club in roles including volunteering at local club races to being the club president. She served on the board of directors from 1998-2003. She was also the club president from 2000-2002. During her tenure as president, she started the "ORRRC Trust" as part of the Dayton Foundation. The "Trust" funds special local running projects. As president she helped lead the rewriting of club by-laws and helped develop a formal operational procedure plan. During her tenure the ORRRC had a membership of approximately 1,700 members ranking it as one of the top 20 Road Runner Clubs of America. She has also served in many other roles for the club including: seminar coordinator for two years; director of club relay races for two years; served on the Miamisburg Turkey Trot race committee for ten years; and was the race director for the Turkey Trot in 2007 and 2008.
Margaret has been the active organizer for the Tuesday Night Turtles since 1995. This local running group has helped train numerous runners over the years and is a part of the ORRRC. She organized a group of local runners to race the Flying Pig marathon in memory of Art Aaronson. Both Margaret and Art had run all the Flying Pig marathons prior to his death. In honor of him, the group raised money and donated it to the
American Cancer Society.
As a runner, Margaret has completed 38 marathons including Pikes Peak (5 times), Flying Pig (11 times), New York and Boston. She has completed 14 ultra-marathons including the JFK 50 mile event (8 times). She has been a consistent award winner at various distances for her age group in local races for the past 15 years. Margaret continues to run and race and share her love of running.