Al Barker


Al Barker, one of the founding fathers of the Darkside Running Club has been running for more than 40 years.  He’s completed over 100 marathons and his running resume includes a sub five-minute mile, a sub three-hour marathon and after turning 60 a sub 24-hour 100-miler.  Currently 72 years young, Al still imagines what the future has in store for him.  Al currently lives in Fayetteville, Georgia with his wife Hope and is the proud grandfather of twin girls whom he plans to accompany when they line up for their first 5K in a few years.