Barry James was an avid runner most of his life. He was very active in the Hard Core Runners Club, serving as president for two years. While president he was instrumental in certifying the Sun City courses with the USATF.

He also strove to increase activities for kids and co-directed four “Fitness for Kids Marathons” with his wife, Sarah.

Barry passed away December 2012 after a seven year journey with cancer and lived strong until the end.

He was an elementary teacher for 20 years, and a Dollars for Scholars scholarship has been established in his memory to be handed out to a graduating senior each year.

Donations can be made to Barry’s scholarship fund at Yakima Federal, 7105 Tieton Drive, Yakima WA 98908. Donations will also be accepted on race day.