The Indianhead Track Club is an all-volunteer, nonprofit
organization whose purpose is to promote health and fitness by
sponsoring running and walking activities for people of all ages,
fitness levels and abilities.
Hall of Fame
In 1994, the Hall of Fame was created to recognize club
exemplify the personal qualities that the club promotes. Induction is
based on a member's service to the club and the running community, as
well as the member's effort to realize his or her potential as a
runner. Hall of Fame
1. Support and Encouragement.
We support and
encourage the broadest possible range of runners, walkers, and anyone
interested in running. We invite everyone, both members and
non-members, to participate in our activities.
2. Club Races. We organize
year in a low-key, fun environment. We strive to make our races
runner-friendly, walker-friendly, well managed, and affordable.
3. Club Membership. We
encourage everyone to
contribute to the sport of running and walking and to help carry out
the club’s mission by joining as a club member. The benefits of
becoming a member include special, members-only entry fee for races,
lower prices on club apparel, discounts at local running stores, our
annual awards banquet, our bi-monthly newsletter, and weekly email
4. Involvement in the Community.
We strive to
resource for the West Central Wisconsin community and to be a part of
the social fabric that makes our region unique. We assist and support,
as resources permit, other organizations that are aligned with our
In 1966, Governor Warren Knowles established the
on Physical Activity and Sports for Fitness. The state was divided into
multiple regions. Region Six in the northwest was centered about Eau
Claire. Ade Olson, long-time and well-respected coach at UW-EC, was
named Director and Dave Weiss was Chairman. They soon recognized that
ongoing publicity was needed. On May 6, 1967, a "Run Across Region Six"
or a "Region Six Jogathon" was held. Teams of runners were organized to
run to Eau Claire from New Auburn, Osseo, Mondovi, Abbotsford-Thorp and
Fairchild. It was timed so that everyone would meet at the TV station
for interviews and live coverage then they went to the YMCA where Bart
Starr of the Green Bay Packers gave a presentation. Two hundred and
fifty people jogged a total of 260 miles. This was a successful event
and fostered several fitness programs in Region Six. A second regional
Jogathon was held on May 4, 1968 at which Governor Knowles was the
On Thursday, February 2, 1969, a small group met at the Eau
Claire YMCA and the
was founded to promote physical fitness, excellence and fun through the
sport of running. Dave Weiss was the first president, Dave Angell the
recording secretary, and the other charter members included Joan
Angell, Gloria Weiss, Bill Meiser, Paul Dale, George Jevne, and Jim
Leonard. In the 1970's the Club met monthly in the Lab Conference Room
of Sacred Heart Hospital, where fun runs, races, running equipment and
running injuries were often discussed. The earliest Club-sponsored
races were the Carson 10 mile, the Sawdust City 6 mile, and the Frigid
The famous Tortoise and Hare logo (shown on the right) won the ITC
Contest in March, 1984. Ed Rodriguez, a UWEC student, was the designer.
The old and new logos are shown here.