It has been said many times that there would be no Mountain Goat Run today if it were not for Dunn Tire. Most of you know this story, but today is about the man behind it, Randy Clark.
In 2005, volunteers acquired the Mountain Goat Run from the Syracuse YMCA. The newly formed Mountain Goat Run had great plans but no money. Fortunately, volunteer and 2018 inductee Jerry Smith grew up in Fayetteville as a child with Randy, who purchased the 11 Store Dunn Tire business in 1996.
With one phone call from Jerry, Randy agreed to have Dunn Tire become a sponsor of the Mountain Goat and a few years later, the title sponsor.
To those that know Randy, this commitment should come as no surprise as the Dunn Tire brand is engrained in each of the communities they serve. Dunn Tire supports Breast Cancer awareness, holiday food drives, is a major contributor to veterans through WNY Heroes, and many other community projects in Buffalo, Rochester, Auburn, Syracuse, and Erie Pennsylvania.
Since acquiring Dunn Tire in 1996, Randy and his team have grown to 30 stores and over 500 full time employees. The Dunn Tire name has become synonymous with world-class service and community engagement.
This is not the first Hall of Fame that Randy has been inducted in, as he was recognized in 2012 when he was inducted into the Tire industry Hall of Fame.