The run was inaugurated after the September 11, 1999 death of Upper Saddle River resident Dick Meighan. Dick was a long time resident and active participant in community life. He was a coach to hundreds in a variety of sports which spanned the ages and interests of his four children. He is sorely missed, but memories of his devotion to family and community spirit live on in the race. Proceeds from the event continue to benefit the local community, including D.A.R.E., the SRV Rescue Squad, Ambulance Corps and Fire Department, USR Education Foundation, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, USR Youth Triathlon and the "Extra Mile" Scholarship Fund. Total donations exceed $150,000. The race has also provided much Thanksgiving Day joy to thousands of runners and their families. It's a fitting tribute to Dick's memory, and the Upper Saddle River Recreation Commission is extremely grateful to all who support the event.
Photo Albums - Dick Meighan Memorial Run's Photos
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