Jose Lopez

Jose Lopez


The primary responsibilities of the position of President include:

  1. The President shall be the chief officer of CRS, shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors or general membership at which she/he is present, and in general shall perform all duties incident as may from time to time be assigned to.
  2. Other responsibilities to include: Bulk mailing of Instep, Help with needs, supplies of other Committees, Sponsorship of new merchandise/products.
  3. Inspire Daily The Calumet region Striders Running Club.


I started running in 1972 when I joined the US Marine Corp and I was amazed at what I accomplished (3 miles in 18 minutes in basic training).

Since 1972 I have over 375 road races including 10 Chicago Marathons. Joined the Calumet Region Striders around 1982. My children also ran with the Striders and stayed as a member until 1990 when I was called to the Gulf War. I did not pick up my running again until I retired from the Post Office and rejoined the Calumet Striders.

Since rejoining the Calumet Region Striders I have enlisted about 17 family members to be part of this great organization and have 4 of my grandchildren running the Gold Cup. In 2009 I accomplished the Jim Cox Award and Long Distance Award. In 2010, I missed just two of the 29 races due to a heart stent that slowed me down.

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