Board of Directors
President - Shane Smith
Vice President - Katie Gellings
Treasurer - Jeff Bilitz
Secretary - Mary Schumann
Board Member - Kathy Busse
Board Member - Liz Roy
Board Member - Dean Wendt
Board Member - Carey Woodward
Board Member - Al Mathews
Webmaster - Shane Smith
Publicity Director - Katie Gellings
Membership Director - Jeff Bilitz
Equipment Director - Jim Bomier
Group Run Director - Katie Gellings
Volunteer Coordinator - Mary Schumann
Registration Coordinator - Vacant
Finish Line Coordinator - Shane Smith
Scholarship Coordinator - Jeff Bilitz
Medals for Miles Chairman - Katie Gellings
Editor of Fondy Footnotes - Katie Gellings
• Fitness Editor - Joel Peebles
Club History & Demographics
The Fond du Lac Running Club was co-founded in 1979 by Robert Bailey and the late Paul Butzen to bring affordable, quality running and walking events to the greater Fond du Lac area.
A Board of Directors was formed in 1981 and a club constitution was drafted in 1983. The Fond du Lac Running Club obtained 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 1994.
Today our membership has grown to over 300 members. Our club's largest event, The Reporter Walleye Run/Walk, attracts nearly 2,000 participants annually. We offer several road races throughout the year along with free group runs and track workouts during the spring and summer months. Our monthly newsletter, Fondy Footnotes keeps the membership up to speed regarding all aspects of the club. Two scholarships are offered annually; one for area graduating high school seniors and one for club members pursuing a full time post-secondary degree.
Fond du Lac is located in East Central Wisconsin at the southern tip of Lake Winnebago. The city has a population of 43,000 and is centrally located between Milwaukee (60 miles south), Green Bay (70 miles north) and Madison (65 miles southwest).
Memberships are available to anyone interested in running or walking for competitive, general fitness or social related reasons. Join us today!