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The 20th Annual Tom King Classic 3/08/14

Thank you from the Race Director!
 
It turned out to be a delightful morning for our 20th Annual Gupton Jeep Tom King Classic. Favorable conditions may have contributed to the many PR's that were set, along with a number of State Age Records for the 1/2 Marathon.

Congratulations to all participants! A huge Thank You to all our Volunteers and Event Sponsors!
I especially express appreciation to Striders Member Ken Gupton, owner of Gupton Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler located in Springfield, for his generous presenting sponsorship since 2005.

 

TKC 2014

 

2014 Results are in:

 

5K Results: Overall  Age Group  Corporate

 1/2 Marathon Results: Overall  Age Group  Corporate

 

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About Tom King:

Tom King was one of the founding members of the Nashville Striders Club when, in 1970, a group of local runners organized and adopted that name for its 17 members. Tom King was identified as the President. It would then be five years later in 1975 that the name of Nashville Striders was formally adopted. Tom King had continued to serve as Club President until passing the baton in 1977.

Tom continued to serve on the Board and as an active volunteer as the Striders continue to grow and play a significant role in the running community.

The Nashville Striders Board decided to honor Tom for his role in establishing the Club. The Inaugural Tom King Classic was held in 1995 and staged in Percy Warner Park as a Half -Marathon. In 2001, the event was moved to LP Field [then Adelphia Coliseum] and also added a 5K.

Ken Gupton, owner of Gupton Auto Dodge, Chrysler & Jeep, became the presenting sponsor of the event in 2005. With his support, we have been able to elevate the experience for the thousands of participants that have taken part in our Club's annual signature event.

Tom King will again be among the participants. You will be able to spot him in the crowd as he wears his custom shirt that reads: I am Tom King