Board Members Present: David Purinton (President), Harold Tinsley (VP-Communications),
Clare Purinton (Secretary), John Roberts (Appointed
Member), Malcolm Gillis (Appointed Member – Marathon Director), and
Jim Oaks (Appointed Member – Cotton Row Director).
Present: Louise Tinsley.
Board Members Absent: David Cain
(VP-Programs), Richard Rodenhausen (VP-Races &
Equipment), Kris Whorton (Treasurer)
Purinton who had spoken with race director,
Janet Duncan, reported on the Huntsville Botanical Gardens 5K.It was stated that the race course was
soon to be certified by John DeHaye and that
sponsors were being approached.
reported that the start time of the Monte Sano 15K may need to be adjusted
due to a request from the Huntsville Police Department.David said that he would talk with
Sergeant Jim Smith later in the week to finalize the start time.
also passed along a request from HuntsvilleHospital, sponsors of Autumn Chase,
that we change the race date to September 26,
2002.Last year the county schools were out on
break in accordance with the revised school schedule.Huntsville City Schools has since
adopted this modified year round schedule and would be affected this
year.The new date was agreed upon.
discussion on how to notify residents of street closings was begun.The cityParks and Recreation Department has
requested a written plan of how the HTC will manage this task.It was decided that race directors would
write a notice to be broadcast on the city community access channel.We will also look in to having the
Huntsville Times report closings.
gave a short update on the current goings on in the RRCA.He presented a letter he has drafted to
the RRCA Executive Director.He is
seeking the signatures of other RRCA club presidents for the letter.
Gillis proposed that the Rocket City Marathon increase its fee structure
by $5.00 to help absorb the cost of offering participant photos free of
charge.It was approved that the
fee for September would be $30, October would be $35, and November $40.The registration fee for the night
before the race remains at $60.It
was felt that this increase was minimal and still keeps the cost of RocketCity below entry fees of other
marathons around the country.
the feasibility of accommodating wheelchair athletes on our current Rocket
City Marathon course was discussed.The HTC has received requests from wheelchair athletes and the City
of Huntsville Police and Parks and Recreation
Department are committed to assisting the track club in providing for
these athletes.It was determined
that John Roberts would be the liaison between the HTC and the city