The Crowley brothers were Frank, Larry, and Joe. Their dad was Arthur Crowley and they lived at 20 Nichols Street, Rutland, Vermont. As a high school runner, Frank Crowley set the national high school mile record. He went to Manhattan College and was a record holder there also.
On August 5, 1932, Frank, representing the USA, was eighth in the 1500 meter finals at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
In the winter of 1980, Frank Crowley died at seventy-years of age from brain cancer. In 1930, he won the Proctor to Rutland 10K Road Race.
The 1978 race was run from the Rutland-Proctor town line to the Rutland City Hall and was won by Jack Arthur and Betsy Scott.
Over the years, the course route has changed. One of the initial courses started in front of St. Dominick’s church, in Proctor, and ran to the finish line at the Howard Bank.
Another one of the courses, a loop course, started at the Rutland Recreational Center and ran up and over Campbell Hill Road. To finish, the runners returned to the Rutland Recreational Center, which at that time was located on Court Street.
Several races started at the Proctor High School Athletic Field and finished near the current finish line on Merchant’s Row.
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The Crowley Road Race exists to promote cardiovascular fitness. We are dedicated to achieving our goals by educating the youth and adults of Rutland Countyand the State of Vermont through healthy lifestyles in providing the avenues to achieve youth and adult cardiovascular fitness.