“ Silver Bullet”
Affectionately known as the “Silver Bullet,” Doug Goodhue is an Elite Masters Runner with countless American Age Group Records to his name, on the track as well as mid- and long-distance races. In 2015, he ran the World’s Best Time for 12,000m in his age category. He has been recognized by the USA Track & Field (USATF) as Outstanding Age Group Athlete of the Year ten (10) times, and was inducted into the USATF Masters Hall of Fame in 2015. In 2010, he was named the Master Runner of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). Doug is a 35-year Charter Member of the Ann Arbor Track Club.
While Doug’s long list of accomplishments and national records are certainly impressive, what makes Doug truly special to the entire running community is his passion for the sport and his willingness to share his expertise and skills with everyone. As the certified Race Director for the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run, Doug has spent countless hours putting together the pieces of this signature race to deliver a seamless and perfectly executed event – something that undoubtedly harkens back to his days as a construction manager. He has also served as the Operations Manager for Trail to the Victors 5k in Ann Arbor, and from 2010 through 2012, directed the USATF Masters 10k championship race in Ann Arbor.
As a certified running coach (USATF and RRCA), Doug led the Running Fit Northville/Novi 501 Training Program through the program’s 17 successful seasons, mentoring runners of all paces. While his duties as a Race Director for multiple area races and his own racing schedule leave little time for him to devote to coaching, the 501 Running Club is privileged to have Doug’s continued participation and resources as one of our members. Despite his highly competitive nature and love for speed, Doug is known to run with a diverse group of runners with varying speed. You can always test your fitness by asking Doug to run with you. But be forewarned – Doug is a fantastic storyteller. If you run with Doug, you are guaranteed to come away with a great workout and at least one fascinating story to take home.
But above all, Doug is most proud of his family. Cindy, his bride of 26 years, loves running just as much as Doug though she is not as competitive; in 2005, Doug ran the Boston Marathon with Cindy all the way from Hopkinton to Boylston Street. Doug and Cindy are proud parents of four daughters (two each from previous marriages), 10 grandchildren, and Annie – their family dog who is a familiar face among the 501 members.