We don’t need no stinking badges. But maybe we should issue some new patches, anyway?
Gerry Ives regretfully shares the following sad news:
Norm Brand passed away last Friday, July 11th. He would have been 81 on July 23rd. He was a long time official of USATF, and served as WRC’s agent for many years. Although he never ran a race, he was a member of WRC from the early 1970s.
Norman Brand was a charter member of the WRC in 1974, and was a member of WRC’s antecedent clubs, dating back to the 1950s. He received the H. Browning Ross Long Distance Running Merit Award in 1980, the USATF President’s Award in 1981, and the USATF National Officials Committee Chair Award in 2003. He later received the Alfred tomFelde Perpetual Trophy in 2004 for his outstanding long term support and dedication to the WRC.
A celebration of Norm’s life will be held at Sunrise Senior Living, 5111 Connecticut Ave., N.W. on Sunday, July 20 from 2 to 5 pm. His obituary is also featured on the Potomac Valley Track Club‘s website.