Jim Herrin Memorial 5K/10K to be Discontinued
In May 1996, the Robins Pacers Running Club began sponsoring the annual Road Race that came to be known as the Jim Herrin Memorial Stampede as a memorial to the late Jim Herrin, past president of the Robins Pacers. The proceeds of this
race were split evenly each year to fund two annual one-time scholarships for a senior boy and a girl graduating from a high school in Houston County. After 18 years, the Pacers leadership has decided to discontinue the race. We're not getting any younger, and who knows when it will be our time to join Jim in that great Stampede in the sky! Many thanks to all the runners and volunteers who have helped to make this race a huge success over the years.
Jim Herrin Memorial Scholarships Will Continue!!
While honoring Jim was a major motivation for the race, we were also doing it for the kids. So, we have decided to continue the scholarship program as long as we have money in the bank from timing other races. Every spring, the Scholarship Committee for the Robins Pacers will mail application forms and instructions to the counselors of each high school in Houston County. Each high school is allowed to nominate one boy and one girl and we leave it up to the high school as to how they select their nominees. Then the Scholarship Committee evaluates the nominations and selects the winners. Winners are selected based on academic achievements and track and cross country participation.
2016 Scholarship Winners
Our Scholarship Committee decided to award three scholarships this year. Nathan Szakal and Winter Williams are 2017 winners from The Westfield School. Carson Meilinger from Warner Robins High School also receives a 2017 scholarship. Checks will be mailed to each student. Congratulations to Carson, Nathan, and Winter!