In the beginning, The Club emerged from Tallahassee runners, led by Jeff Galloway, 1972 Olympic 10,000 meter runner. During the early months of 1974, a group including Dick Roberts, Mike Long and Dr. Herb Wills met and discussed the idea of a “grass roots community organization to conduct local running events”. In early 1975 the name “Gulf Winds Track Club” became official and Galloway was chosen Club president. By 1977 the Club was incorporated as a nonprofit organization and joined the Road Runners Club of America, the national organization of running clubs. Today's Club includes joggers, runners, race walkers and triathletes of all levels of ability and training, whether they participate for competition, fitness or personal and social enjoyment. Our newsletters, social meetings and lecture series inform members of local and regional events and foster the exchange of information about training. Among our most valued members are those who promote fitness through service to the Club, primarily on a volunteer basis.