What better way to honor a former teacher and cross country coach than with a school community race that supports scholarships.

The East Greenbush Education Foundation together with Columbia Cross Country hosts the Barrett Memorial Run at Columbia High School in the Fall, which honors the late Dennis Barrett who taught social studies for more than 30 years.

“Dennis Barrett helped me a lot when I started coaching cross country,” said Girls' Varsity Cross Country Coach Doug Hadley. “It means a lot to have this race in his honor.” 

The 2.7 mile course begins and ends at Columbia’s outdoor track as runners traverse the cross country trails surrounding the school.

There are two races: Students in grades 1-8  and an adult race. 

Proceeds from the event support the Barrett Memorial Scholarship which is given to one senior boy and one senior girl on the Cross Country team each year. 

View photos from the 2017 Barrett Run  

View photos from the 2016 Barrett Run

View photos from the 2015 Barrett Run

View photos from the 2014 Barrett Run