Rick Recker

1959-present Competitive athlete: Track, Road, Cross-country, Trail, Ultra

1961-present Charter member of the Minnesota Distance Running Association (Road Runners club of Minnesota) (MDRA)

1978-present MDRA Board member 30 years, President 3 years

Created Lanin Award for Distinguished Service

One of five people honored for contribution to MDRA service at 50th anniversary celebration

Recipient of Lanin Award for Distinguished Service

President USA Track & Field (USATF) Minnesota 15 years

1980-present Board member USATF (TAC)

1983-present USATF Minnesota Road Race Course Certifier

Certified over 1000 road race courses (recently listed as #4 on world list)

USATF Certified Coach – Coached Minnesota state road race record setters

USATF Master Official

Mentored into officiating by Bob Hoisington and Orv Bies

Directed over 1000 road race events

Officiated over 1000 track meets

Referee Grandma’s Marathon 10+ years

Member of committee formed to create the Minnesota T&F Hall of Fame

Created and directed the Metrodome running program 31 years

Facilitated in the startup of Bolder Options – Gathered Olympians and other notable athletes to inspire and motivate the youth participating in the program.

Three time recipient of the Ronald McDonald House ‘Heart of Gold’ award.

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