DUB C in Honor of Joe Manion

Joe ManionJoe Manion was many things in his lifetime – a devoted husband, proud father to 8 children, loving Pop-pop to 29 grandkids, a successful businessman – and throughout his life, he was quick.

Quick enough to be a state champion sprinter in high school (47.7 for the 440), quick enough to captain the track teams at West Catholic High School and Villanova University and quick enough to be a Hall of Famer at both schools. He was quick enough to run alongside Olympians as a member of four Penn Relays Championship of America teams.

Joe bravely battled Parkinson’s Disease for many years and finished his race in 2012.

Many of Joe’s children and grandchildren are avid runners, and so the Dub C 4 Mile Run honors Joe Manion with a contribution to the Parkinson Council.

Joe, and his wife Dolores, personally received many benefits and resources from the Parkinson Council. Through events and support groups, they found a network of friends that helped them manage his disease.

PS: If you do run the race, take comfort in knowing that Joe thinks you’re nuts. A lifelong sprinter, he could never understand why anyone would want to run more than 400 meters!