Frederick Schumacher is one of the most recognized senior running athletes in Frederick County history. He has completed 37 JFK 50-mile races, ranking him third on the all-time finishers list. He has been competing for more than 20 years in Senior Olympics, earning 51 medals: 18 Gold, 19 Silver, and 14 Bronze. He not only participates in running marathons, he also is known as a sprinter in the 200 and 400 meters, the javelin and football throw competitions, and the shot put. He has participated in more than 250 races, winning numerous other awards, and has been the center point of many national articles about his successes. Fred proudly served his country for many years and retired as a U.S. Army Colonel. He has been instrumental in many clubs and organizations throughout Frederick County, such as the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club, Veteran Day Echo Taps, and the Frederick County Veterans Advisory Council. Fred is certified as a Level 1 USATF Track and Field coach and has certifications as a personal fitness trainer. Fred served as a volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach for Gettysburg’s varsity athletes from 2016 to 2020.