Barb Hamner

Barb Hamner

Committee Chair
Gold Cup and Sponsored Race Series
Crown Point

The Chair of this committee is responsible to:
  1. Establish the annual Gold Cup Series Schedule and the Gold Cup selection process;
  2. Select and monitor races as Sponsored Event(s) based on established criteria;
  3. Maintain communications with race directors;
  4. Prepare evaluations and surveys of events, and
  5. Coordinate and preside over annual race directors meeting(s).


I was first elected Gold Cup Chairman in 2014 and have been recently re-elected to a second term which continues thru Jan. 2018.

My running history includes:

  • 5 marathons (Fox Cities, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Columbia City)
  • 21 half marathons, and more 1 mile thru 10 mile races than I can count.
  • I have run most of the Gold Cup races at least 2x.

I am married with 3 daughters and 2 grandsons. Still getting used to the grandma role. My degree is in Chemistry from Purdue Calumet and I currently work for an Environmental Laboratory, TestAmerica. I've been with the company 17 years.

Here's a list of my goals/duties as Gold Cup Chairman:
  1. Work with Race Directors to provide safe and quality events in NWI.
  2. Personally manage or have a representative at the Strider Table for all Gold Cup races.
  3. Manage the 100 mile Club
  4. Oversee the Sponsored Race Series with the help of a Sponsored Race Coordinator. Linda Murkve currently manages the series.
  5. Encourage runners to complete evaluations at Gold cup races in an effort to provide feedback to Race Directors.
  6. Answer any questions runners have regarding the Gold Cup Series and how it functions.
  7. Resolve any Gold Cup scoring issues.

See you at the races!!!

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