Frank’s Involvement in the Community

Sponsorships (we sponsor many events throughout the year)

Event Management (we have been organizing mass participation events since 1978)

Service Organizations (Wallkill East Rotary, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Orange Runner’s Club)

Race Director, Orange Classic 10K (1981), Orange Classic volunteer (1982-2005), one of the race directors of Classic 10K 2006 to the present) (the Classic 10K succeeded the Orange Classic10K in 2006)

Today, the Classic10K weekend is organized by a group of good friends.  As one of the race directors, I consider it a privilege to be part of team of dedicated volunteers, all of whom care deeply about this 34 year old event.

Here is a little Classic history trivia.  On January 2, 1981, I was hired to direct a new event in Middletown called the Times Herald Record 25th Anniversary 10K Run.  It featured a classic duel between to marathon greats:  hometown hero Olympic Marathon champion Frank Shorter and Olympian Bill Rodgers, the four time winner of the New York City Marathon and four time winner of the Boston Marathon.  Our team of organizers created an event model so successful that it continues to this day.  From 1982 to 2005 the event was called the Orange Classic.  Since 2006, it has simply been known as the Classic 10K.  For a full view of this wonderful event, go to .

Classic 10K Archives

Archives are snapshot of the past.  Viewing the articles and results quickly brings us back to the “way things were at that time.” The Classic10K’s archives provide us with over three decades of performances and community experiences.  Enjoy as you peruse!  Here is the link: