The Ivory Crockett Run for Webster was established in 2004. It honors Ivory Crockett, a 1968 graduate of Webster Groves High School. On May 14, 1974, Ivory participated in the Tom Black Classic held annually at the University of Tennessee. On a wet track and against world-class competition, Ivory sprinted to a world's best 9.0 seconds in the 100-yard dash, a record which still stands today.
The Ivory Crockett Run for Webster seeks to give back to the Webster Groves school community which had given so much to Ivory during his high school years. Ivory traces his success both athletically and professionally in part to the support he received and lessons learned while a student at Webster Groves Senior High School.
The event features a 1-mile fun run/walk, a 5K and the ever-popular 100-yard dash for kids ages 12 and under, all in historic Webster Groves. Enjoy a post-race pancake breakfast and wellness fair with activities for the whole family held in the Webster Groves High School cafeteria.
The Ivory Crockett Run for Webster is administered through the Webster Groves School District Foundation. Proceeds from this event are used to fund scholarships for graduating seniors at Webster Groves Senior High who are entering college to pursue a degree in the medical field as well as to fund grants awarded to faculty and staff of the Webster Groves School District.
This year we are again working with the Webster Groves School District to encourage and work with students to set participation in the race as a target and to teach the life lessons which come with goal setting, planning and working toward and beyond that point at the finish line.