Cumberland Valley Athletic Club
The Cumberland Valley Athletic Club was founded in 1960 by William "Buzz" Sawyer, a former US National Track & Field Team member and one of the first U.S. men to ever better 9:00 for two-miles. Based out of Hagerstown, Maryland the CVAC has organized running & track events as well as assisted scholastic and post-scholastic athletes for over forty years. The most prominent event the CVAC organizes is the JFK 50 Mile, which on November 19, 2011 will be held for the 49th consecutive year (see www.jfk50mile.org). The JFK 50 Mile is the North American continents oldest and largest ultramarathon foot race. Sawyer served as the CVAC's president and the JFK 50 Mile's director through the end of 1992 before passing on the duties of managing the club and directing the JFK to his understudy --and former JFK 50 Mile winner-- Mike Spinnler. The CVAC --an affiliated club within the Road Runners Club of America-- is recognized by the IRS as an "Olympic Developmental Club".