CELEBRATING 100 YEARS: Convention Fun Run and the World Series - 1982
WHA’s members work hard, but they also like to play hard. Singalongs, karaoke and golf were among the activities enjoyed at conventions while also networking with colleagues. Members also looked forward to participating in “Fun Runs.” One of the most memorable was the 1982 Convention Fun Run in La Crosse. Toward the end of the run, a train came through and the runners had to run alongside the train before they could cross the tracks to get to the finish line. It was a FUN Run yes, but the members were still competitive about their finish times.
The day of the Fun Run in La Crosse (October 20, 1982) the Brewers were playing the seventh and final game in the World Series. Members and auxilians boarded the La Crosse Queen, a double-deck paddle-wheeler for a cruise on the Mississippi River. The cost for this trip was $6. It was a rainy, windy evening so the upper deck wasn’t available for use and everyone crowded onto the main deck. Televisions were available to watch Game 7 – a 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
See the race results from the 1982 Run
This story originally appeared in the August 06, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter