greater springfield harriers
Since 1978

Board of Directors   (2024)
Board members serve two-year terms, elected by our club members at our Annual Club banquet held each January.
Iwona Boruch Iwona Boruch
President (2024-present), Secretary
Peter Stasz Peter Stasz
Club Founder
President 1978-2016
Pete attended Williston Academy where he set a two-mile record of 10:09 and later set then records of 4:21.8 in the mile and 9:29.6 in the two-mile at Alfred University. In the early 70's, Pete helped form the Greater Springfield Harriers (GSH) club and the Summer Sizzler and Snowstorm Classic weekly race series which have been going on for over 40 years now. In addition Pete opened a running store in West Springfield and more recently in Westfield - the only running club sponsored stores in the area. Pete was inducted into the Western Mass Runner's Hall of Fame inaugural class in 2020.
Erika Emerson Erika Emerson
no photo Celio Hernandez
One of the original GSH members and a force to be reckoned in way back halcoyn days of Springfield racing scene when a 32 min 10k in a local race got you 10th.

One of three people to win the Race of Champions aka WalterChild aka Holyoke marathon a record tying five times.

Photo: 40 year old TSgt. Celio Heranadez on his way to winning the 5 mile Westover AFB Turket Trot in 29:32
Carol LeEsperance Carol L'Esperance
Dennis Childs Dennis Childs (2022-2023)  
Joanna Miles
I started running later in life, in 2016 to be exact, soon after my son Jack was born. My first 5K race was coincidentally Gordy's 1st race in 2017. that I was hooked! Running is the most exhilarating, freeing sport. I wish I found it sooner. The camaraderie of running is like nothing else. We are accepting of all abilities, all types of people, and running with my Harrier friends is where I feel happiest!