Hall of Fame induction: 1993
Rudy’s contributions to the Pike Creek Valley Running Club span the past decade. He joined the club in 1983 and has been one of the most active members and staunchest supporters ever since. Rudy is second only to club founder Dave Pie’ in the number of years served on the PCVRC Board of Directors, four of which were as an officer. Rudy has been president of the club an unprecedented three times, 1986, 1987, and 19991. During these terms as president he has accomplished a great deal to further the goals of PCVRC. For instance, Rudy was instrumental in processing the clubs incorporation as well as its’ non-profit tax-exempt status and the in drafting the present by-laws. Rudy has also served as the clubs Vice President, 1985, and as the Activities Chairperson in 1989 & 1992.
Rudy has organized the club’s year end Awards Banquet for the last several years and has helped organize the annual Christmas party. He has also gotten his family involved in the PCVRC. Rudy’s wife mar Ann volunteers at club sponsored events and attends many club functions, and Rudy encouraged his son Rudy Joseph, III in his own promising running career.
In addition to his contributions to the PCVRC and the running community in general, Rudy has accomplished a great deal on the roads as well, where he is routinely spotted wearing the club colors. He was selected as the club’s June 1985 and May 1991Runner of the month, he received Running Achievement Award for his 1990 season, and he was selected as PCVRC’s 1991 Runner of the Year. During his 1991 running season, Rudy set a total of 9 PR’s and managed to accomplish a long time goal of qualifying to run in the Boston Marathon. This was made possible with his PR performance at the 1991 Columbus Marathon at which he ran a 3:17:43.
Rudy has also been a strong supporter of the Delaware open championship series. He has participated in the series in seven of its’ eight Years and has most recently placed in his age division. Rudy was selected as the “Most Consistent” runner in the 1989 S and as “most Improved” runner in the 1990 series.
As an outstanding contributor to the Pike Creek Valley Running Club and in recognition to his own personal running accomplishments, we would like to welcome Rudy Antonini Jr. as an inductee into PCVRC Hall of Fame