G. Larry James Legacy 5K to Become Part of Atlantic City Marathon Series

G. Larry James, right, at the 1968 Olympics

G. Larry James, right at the 1968 Olympics

GALLOWAY, N.J. - The 10th Annual Stockton Alumni Legacy Fund 5K will move from the campus of Stockton University to Atlantic City to become part of the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series Oct. 21 and 22.

The renamed G. Larry James Legacy 5K race, at 9 a.m. Oct. 21, will still raise money for scholarships in memory of the late G. Larry James, Stockton University’s former director of Athletics and Recreation and an Olympic gold medalist.

Each 5K participant will be running to benefit the G. Larry James Legacy Endowed Scholarship Fund to support students attending Stockton University.

The Fund, which receives the net proceeds from the 5K, was created in memory of James. Known as "The Mighty Burner," James won a gold medal as a member of the 1968 United States Olympic 4 x 400-meter relay team, which held the longest-standing world record in the sport of Track and Field. He also won a silver medal in the 400-meter event at the same Olympic Games in Mexico City.

 James was inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2003 and into Stockton's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.

 The 5K is one of a weekend series of races in Atlantic City that includes a 10K, half-marathon, and the AmeriHealth Atlantic City marathon. The races begin at the Boardwalk and Michigan Avenue in front of Bally’s Hotel and Casino.

The marathon, the third oldest in the nation, attracts racers from all 50 states and other countries. This year’s event will feature a finish-line beer garden with samplings of craft beer, plus live music.



Diane D’Amico
News and Media Relations Director
Galloway, N.J. 08205
(609) 652-4593

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