We recently worked on a New York Pioneer Running Club patch for Tracksmith Running in Boston, MA.
“The New York Pioneer Club is a Limited Clothing Line inspired by the legacy of New York Pioneer Club athlete Ted Corbitt and in celebration of 50 years of New York’s marathon – the course for which Corbitt helped plan – we worked with writer, coach and Black Roses NYC founder Knox Robinson to craft the New York Pioneer Club Collection. Using archival images of the Pioneers’ uniforms, this limited-edition collection features racing kits, tees, sweatshirts and ephemera with the club’s signature varsity lettering and colors.
Five percent of all Collection sales will go to support the Jeuness Track Club, a community-based girl’s track club founded thanks to the lasting legacy of the Pioneers.”
The Creator –
“Ted Corbitt has been hailed as the “spiritual elder of the modern running clan” and the father of long-distance running. The first Black athlete to compete in the Olympic Marathon for the United States, he was the co-founder and president of the New York Road Runners and instrumental in creating the course measurement standards we rely on today. A member of the New York Pioneer Club and an acclaimed physical therapist, Corbitt completed four 300-mile training weeks while working full time, averaging 44.6 miles a day, and set several American records. His consistency and longevity were astounding, running over 1000 miles in one month at age 50 and walking 300 miles in six day at age 82.”