History

The first Tom Ausherman 5 miler was held in August of 1988 and was won by Tim Cook of Chambersburg. The race was developed by the Tom Ausherman Memorial Committee designed to honor Tom Ausherman who died following a 2 mile Hagerstown Run for Fun race held at Hagerstown Junior College on June 2, 1987. Tom Ausherman was one of the founding fathers of the Chambersburg Road Runners and served as Vice President of the Club for many years. He was also very active in the Marine Corps League and was named Marine of the Year in the state of Pennsylvania in 1983. The Marine Corps League in conjunction with the Tom Ausherman Memorial Committee and support of the Chambersburg Road Runners and their dedicated sponsors are proud to bring this race to Chambersburg.

Since the inaugural race in 1988, several Olympians have raced the flat TAC certified course which winds through the scenic north end of Chambersburg, and the race has grown from 200 finishers to 400 in 2011. It is the vision of the Race committee to continue the tradition in which runners of all abilities can enjoy the experience. We thank you for your support of this race and look forward to seeing all of you on August 13, 2016.

John Ausherman, Race Director

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