This page is dedicated to the memory and spirit of Johnny Marcus, who died in an automobile accident in 1995.
One week after the 1995 trip to the Cooper River Bridge Run, CCRC member Johnny Marcus was killed in an automobile accident. In 1996 the trip to Charleston was dedicated to the memory of Johnny with a short memorial service before the race and members wearing black arm bands during the race. A popular gathering place in Dalton for runners and walkers is a 4 mile course that loops around Dalton College and Walnut Ave. It is called “The Loop” by locals who use the area regularly. By a proclamation of the Dalton City Council, at the encouragement and work of CCRC President Larry Meeks, the loop was named the Johnny Marcus Memorial Loop. It was dedicated by the CCRC in the Spring of 1996 when a historical marker honoring Johnny was placed at the site.