This inaugural event held in honor of local legend Jeff Scufffins.
Jeff Scuffins (Scuff) was a well-established track and cross-country standout who graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1980. Scuff was a MD state track champion and the owner of still-standing school records for 1,600 (4:18.94) and 3,200 (9:25) meters.
While attending Hagerstown Junior College, now Hagerstown Community College (HJC/HCC), Jeff earned two Junior College National Championship titles while competing in the indoor three-mile (setting a meet record of 13:53.0 with his first title in 1981). Scuff still holds HJC’s/HCC’s school records for 5,000 (14:24) and 10,000 (29:45.8) meters. Jeff was inducted to HJC’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.
Jeff later competed for Clemson University, where he graduated in 1985 as an All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer in cross country and 10,000 meters on the track. He has a well-documented post graduate running career with his most notable performance being his recording setting win at the 1987 Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. His course-record time of 2:14:01 still stands.
This event will take place in the historic portions of northern Hagerstown, MD and will start and finish near Oswald Park located at 211 Prospect Ave. There are three run events: a kid’s 12 & under race, a 2.5K walk, and a 5K run. Participants will compete on a certified 5000k/3.1 mile loop that will require them to complete two laps. The kid’s race will start at 7:45 am with the main even starting at 8:00 am.
Early registration ends April 30, 2023. For more information, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Hagerstown/JeffScuffinsMemorialRun