Barbara Miller inducted into 2018 Hall of Fame by SRA

Stellar athlete and long time Chip Barbara Miler is being inducted into the Sacramento Running Association Hall of Fame. 

Barbara Miller masters phenom:

  • Started running in 1983 in her 40s
  • Ran for Modesto Junior College at age 47
  • Set American age group records in 5k, 8k, 10, 12k, half marathon and marathon
  • Set age group (60-69) course and American record at 2000 Boston Marathon (3:11:57)
  • Set age group course record at 1999 Humboldt Half Marathon (1:29:49) by 7/100th of a second
  • Medaled in World Games in Australia and England
  • Multi-year winner in masters and senior divisions of Pacific Association Grand Prix
  • Multi-year top age-graded runner in Buzz Oates Series
  • Top age group marathon finisher at Boston, Grandma’s, Twin Cities, Big Sur, Portland, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, St. George, Tucson, San Francisco, Disney World, Honolulu, Humboldt, Napa and CIM
  • Race director of Modesto Memorial Classic and founding member of The Spirit of Giving 5k in Modesto
  • Inducted into USATF Masters Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Pacific Association Hall of Fame in 2015
  • Named Runner’s World top female masters athlete of the year in 2000

Other Chips being recognized February 24 at the award banquet include:

Genevieve Clavier, Jenny Hitchings, Karen Kunz, Mike Ammon, Carolyn Slavish, Barbara Rinker, Judy Shipman, and Arnold Utterback

We have reserved tables at the award banquet.  To purchase tickets click here.

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End Of Year Awards:

End of year award winners  for 2017

  • Runner of the Year – John Feeney
  • Arnold Utterback Masters Runner of the Year – Karen Kunz
  • Outstanding Single Performance – Gen Clavier
  • Best Game Face – Carolyn Slavich
  • Chris Iwahasi Inspiration – Ernie Takahashi
  • George Parrot Contribution – Mike Villierme

Buffalo Bash 2017!

The Buffalo Bash 2017 is right around the corner, The evening of  December 3rd will be our annual Buffalo Bash Awards Dinner.  The location is Blue Prynt Restaurant and Bar, 5 PM Reception and 6 PM Dinner. No Host bar and Buffet Style Dinner. $30 per person, Kids $10 signup online at,  Buffalo Bash  or  at Tuesday evening training.  Please RSVP to Maggie by November 30th and bring your favorite dessert to share.

XC Racing

Cross Country season is in full swing.  Join us!  Click on the banner above for details on running with the team.  Also we have a few long sleeve CC t-shirts for sale, ask Eric at Tuesday workout. XC

Summer Enquirer is Here!

The Clubs Summer Enquirer is available here:

Thanks Megan!


Youth Chips – Awesome News!

19894567_10211368996234763_6779617976408798553_nCongratulations Andrew!! 

Andrew Burr, Youth Buffalo Chip, wanted her coach, Linda Frazier, to know that he missed the Buffalo Chips 5 miler yesterday, b/c he is in Upstate New York with his grandparents. He ran a 1:09:53 during a 10 mile road race yesterday on a USATF-certified course, which is a 7:00 flat average pace ( According to this site (, this establishes a new world record for 10 year old boys at the 10 mile distance – he’s pretty excited to have done that representing Buffalo Chips.

Thank you, Tricia Ross, for sharing and congrats to Andrew, you, Jeremy, & coach Linda!!

Interested in joining Youth Chips or have questions – please contact Coach Linda at

Celebrating Theresa – Saturday 6/17/2017

Saturday 6/17 – Celebration of Theresa McCourt will be held at William B. Pond,  10 am, 11 am, and at Noon for music, poetry, stories, and more.  Join for one or all of them. Please bring a chair or blanket for seating. There will be an unsanctioned, completely informal 5K walk/run at 8 am.

Team Theresa – T-Shirts – Order Now!!

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In memory of Theresa McCourt, wear a “Team Theresa” T-Shirt at Fab 40’s 5K !

(Be part of the team!  – When you register for Fab 40’s 5K, specify “Team Theresa” to join the team.  If mailing paper registration in, just had write it on the form.)

Click here to order your Team Theresa T-shirt.





Theresa McCourt, a long time Buffalo Chip, and dear friend to the community, consistently ran, and encouraged others to run Fab 40’s 5K , to benefit Alzheimer’s Association.  

Come run, volunteer, and support!!

For more information about Fab 40’s 5K, click here.



Team Theresa

Sadly, on the 30th of April Long time Chip, Theresa McCourt passed.

Theresa joined Buffalo Chips in 1994.  Not only was Theresa an outstanding runner, she clocked a 2:50 Marathon, but she was always smiling, a Mentor to many, and Cheerleader for everyone. 

In Theresa’s memory, Team Theresa was created for the Fab 40 5K race on July 29th. When you register for the race, specify you are running for Team Theresa.

A Facebook memorial page has been setup to share your memories of Theresa.  Search for Celebrating Theresa McCourt.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at William Pond Park.