Tom Harbaugh


Age & Hometown: 68 Petoskey

Current resident: Boyne City

Employment: Retired

Family: Wife-Gayle; Sons-Aaron & Parker

Years running: 30+

Why do you run? It is the second most fun I can have with my beautiful wife Gayle.

Running accomplishments: 2014 Boston Marathon, 2015 RRCA Senior Grand Master 10k Regional Champion, 2016 2nd place Smoky Mt. Black Bear Double.

Favorite running shoes: Asics gel nimbus

Favorite races: Bayshore ½, Crim 10 mile, GR 10 mile Bridge Run, any Mackinaw Bridge Run.

Favorite race distance: Half Marathon

Running hero: Jim Elzinga

Favorite pre-race meal: Endurox R4 fruit smoothie.

Goals for 2018:

Favorite running quote: “A lot of people run a race to see who’s the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts.” Steve Prefontaine.

Best running advice given to me: If you’re not having fun you should stop running and maybe go bowling.

What is one thing your teammates would say about you? “He always supports other runners.”

How do you feel about representing the TCTC by being a TCTC Race Team Member? Being a TCTC race team member gives me a recognizable platform from which I can continue to promote the health and social benefits of our sport.