About Us

The David Hutton Memorial 5K Run & 2-Mile walk Scholarship race is put on by David’s family and friends.

We also get help from other local race directors and the Elk County Striders.

David was a high school and collegiate track and field athlete. During his high school career he competed in many local 5K road races and was a state qualifier in the 800 meters. He continued his running career at Duquesne University where he competed in track and field for four years and Cross Country for three.

Following his graduation from his bachelors he continued to run during graduate school and would make the trip up from Pittsburgh to contribute to the local races he had become accustomed to. He loved to run and would do the best he could to fit running into his busy life. He was a member of the Elk County Striders.

David passed away due to injuries sustained in a automobile accident. Before his passing , he had earned his bachelors degree in Athletic Training from Duquesne University in 2002, his masters in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and was pursuing his PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh.

David was a BLS instructor for Healthcare providers. He had worked with many organizations in and around Pittsburgh, including UPMC Presby-Shadyside, Strength Fitness & Speed, and his favorite place, Locke’s Fitness Studio. He had also completed Strength and Conditioning internship with the Pittsburgh Pirates. David strove to improve the health and well being of others. We hope to carry on his work by encouraging individuals of all ages to become active in fitness, improve their overall wellness, and to have fun along the way.

All proceeds from the race/walk will benefit the David Hutton Memorial Scholarship Fund.