Ron Gummerson taught and coached at Conant High School for 29 years and was always inspiring students, athletes, and those who were lucky enough to have known him, to not settle for anything less than their best. He was often known for his sayings, "What I accept, I am" and "Gold medals don't come in Cheerios boxes". He lost his battle with cancer May 12, 2011, but his legacy will never be forgotten.
To remember Ron and his love of track & field, his family and friends organize an annual summer track meet in his honor. The all ages meet will raise money for a scholarship to be awarded to two high school senior track athletes.
There is nothing like watching competitors - young and old.
Video by Southern Expsoure Studios and photos by Mark Sherman.
Thursday July 20, 2017
4:30 PM - Registration Begins
5:30 PM - All Ages Clinic - Using a Starting Block
6:00 PM - Running and Field Events Begin
$5 unlimited entries in field and running events, $3 children (3 & under)
James B. Conant High School
700 E. Cougar Trail
all ages from 0 - 99!
register the day of race
race waiver form. print, fill out and bring to the meet. one required per family
schedule of events
Hurdles - 100 Meter (female) 110 Meter (male)
55 Meter Mini Hurdles (10 & Under)
20 Meter Dash (3 & Under)
55 Meter Dash (10 & Under)
100 Meter Dash (10 & Up)
4 x 100 Meter Family Relay (all relay members must be related)
Conant Alumni 1600 Meter Run
1600 Meter Run
400 Meter Dash
will be available for purchase
Back by popular demand, a special Alumni 1600M Run will be held. All Conant Alumni are encourage to attend. Break out the old Cougar gear and run in your finery! There might even be a prize for the "most vintage" of clothes!
"What I Accept, I Am" Scholarship Fund
All proceeds will be donated to the Coach Ron Gummerson Scholarship Fund
To make a tax deductible donation, please send a check payable to
High School District 211 Foundation
1750 S. Roselle Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Please include Ron Gummerson Scholarship Fund in the memo section