About Us

CELEBRATING 14 YEARS OF RUNNING IN GREENWICH!!!!!!

The Greenwich Track Club began its inaugural season on April 1, 2007. The club is open to athletes in grades Pre-K through 8th who have a passion for running or may wish to improve their athletic performance in other sports. Runners of all abilities are welcome!!! The aim of the GTC is to provide an outlet for all youngsters who love to run or who want to enhance their performance in other sport activities.  We are proud of all our young runners and what they have accomplished.

Beginning in 2012, the Greenwich Track Club answered the demands of many adults in the community and started to offer adult running sessions. Similar to the youth programs, the Adult Running Program is open to runners and athletes of all levels.

Bill Bogardus

Bill Bogardus, GTC Director

 

Bill is the Director of the GTC and an elementary school Physical Education Teacher in Greenwich, CT.  He received the honor of being selected as the 2007 Teacher of the Year.  Through many running and endurance events, such as the Iron Man Triathlon, Bill strives to instill value and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle into his students and athletes.  He participated in Track & Field as a youth and has been participating in local events throughout his entire life.  Bill has completed numerous marathons, including the San Diego Rock & Roll Marathon with his wife, Jenn, to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Bill’s philosophy is not about winning and losing, but rather participating with full effort and having fun.  In addition, Bill has been an Adjunct Professor at Manhattanville College, Personal Fitness Trainer, and the Race Director of the Greenwich Kids Triathlon and Save the Children MiniMarathon. Bill is a USA T&F Level 1 certified coach.

Pam Kelly

Pam Kelly, Coach

 

Pam is excited to coach with the GTC where she can combine her enthusiasm and love of teaching with her enthusiasm and love of running! She is a local kindergarten teacher and was involved with running the Greenwich Kids Triathlon for over 10 years. Each year Pam takes part in as many races as her schedule allows.  She completed her first half marathon in fall 2009 and hasn’t stopped training since.

Emmy Stocker, Coach

 

Emmy has been a competitive runner and endurance athlete for over 30 years, and ran her first of 100-plus marathons/ultras in 1982.  She enjoys racing in various distances from 5K to 50K and was 4 times nominated for NYRR age group runner of the year.  “Running is a source of personal satisfaction, and helps keep my mind and body going.  The local running community and the friends I have made also keep me going”, she said. Emmy, the mother of 3 grown boys (youngest is a high school senior), is a part-time kids’ art teacher and the volunteer race director of 2 local events (GAE Turkey Trot and Taconic RRC July 4 race). Emmy enjoys working with the Greenwich Track Club kids, and helping them have fun and improve their fitness, positive outlook and enjoy the process of training, no matter what level they are.

Rebecca Roman, Coach

 

Rebecca has been involved with coaching young athletes since her days playing Division 1 field hockey for the University of Rhode Island and spending her summers coaching various collegiate camps in the Northeast. She grew up in Old Saybrook, CT where she participated in the CT State Games in track and field hockey, was an All State medley sprinter on the state champion indoor and outdoor high school track teams and a repetitive All State and Regional High School All American field hockey player. Ms. Roman is a current US Field Hockey Association Level II development coach, an avid road race/marathon runner & continues to train and compete in field hockey. Rebecca enjoys coaching and mentoring young athletes both on and off the field through various camps and clinics in the region. She is currently pursuing her personal trainer certification and is excited to be coaching with the GTC!

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Jennifer Febles, Coach

Jennifer Febles loves working with children and has been a coach, teacher, and school counselor for the past 20 years. Jen has a Master’s Degree in Education and coached middle school soccer and cross country before joining the coaching staff at GTC. Jen has 3 kids and they’ve all been GTC runners over the past few years. A lifelong soccer player, Jen switched to running and has become an avid runner for the past 10 years. She recently Boston qualified in her second marathon and is a 3 time All American Masters runner in the half marathon. Jen continues to race distances from the 5k to the marathon.
 

Deirdre Burke, Coach

Deirdre is a Physical Education Teacher in Greenwich, CT. Deirdre has taught at the elementary school level for 3 years and is currently teaching at the High School level. Prior to becoming a teacher, Deirdre swam at the Division I collegiate level at Central Connecticut State University. Deirdre has been involved with several adaptive sports programs such as Camp Abilities in both Connecticut and Alaska. Camp Abilities is a sports camp for children that are blind and visually impaired. Deirdre has worked with children and adults of various abilities while volunteering with Leaps Of Faith Adaptive Waterskiing for the past 7 years. Deirdre is excited to join the Greenwich Track Club to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for all! 

 

Past GTC Staff

Francoise Levinson, Dave Bruni, Miira Torelli, Sharon Vos, Kristina Loechner, Stephanie Smario, Ante Jukic, Molly Clisham, Karen Newman, Heather Stewart, Jon Stellwagen, Matt Yardis, Jeremy Boland, John Langley, Joey Pietrafeso, Kim Hartshorne, Christopher Thompson, Katelyn Iorillo, Bill Leafe, Marilyn White, John Langley, Alexander Crist, Karen Pyne, Jeff Hannigan, and Lucy Langley (Club Manager)