Alan Lawrence Culpepper1,2,3

Male, #36133
Father*Stanley Dale Culpepper4
Mother*Patricia Jo Rucker4


Shayne Elizabeth Wille
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Aug 2011


  1. Alan Lawrence Culpepper.
    Alan Culpepper
  2. Alan Culpepper is an American distance runner. His accomplishments include finishing fourth in the Boston Marathon in 2005, winning the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon and finishing 12th at the 2004 Olympic Marathon in Athens. His 2:09:41 at the 2002 Chicago Marathon tied him with Alberto Salazar for the fastest ever debut marathon by an American, and remains his fastest marathon. Culpepper has won three U.S. Cross Country titles and three track titles (two at 10,000m and one at 5,000m). Source: "Alan Culpepper." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 24 Dec 2009, 07:12 UTC. 3 Jan 2010. <
  3. Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas.
    Olympian Culpepper still runs races - from behind the scenes
    By DEBBIE FETTERMAN / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News
    Published 03 February 2011 07:28 PM

    U.S. Olympian and Texas native Alan Culpepper is making a homecoming of sorts. He's the operations manager for the March 27 Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half Marathon, benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
         Culpepper, 38, of Lafayette, Co., joined Competitor Group last summer and handles behind-the-scenes race logistics, including course design and management, for the fast-growing producers of the Rock 'n' Roll Series.
         "They're growing so dynamically and were struggling to keep up with the growth," Culpepper said. "I've always had a desire to be involved with events. I decided to be involved in the back side of the sport."
         He handles the nuts and bolts of putting on road races, getting runners safely from the start to the finish, ensuring runners' needs are met and local non-running communities are minimally impacted in the process.
         Culpepper and his wife, Shayne Wille Culpepper, a two-time U.S. Olympian, sold their running retail store, Solepepper Sports, to explore this opportunity, which came through acquaintances at Competitor Group.
         He assisted with the October 17 Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon and Half Marathon. Then he took over Rock 'n' Roll Arizona. He said he's also been working on yet to be announced events.
         For the Dallas race, Culpepper said the event will feature the same point-to-point course, which starts at Dallas City Hall and finishes at Fair Park. There are more than 8,600 registrants to date, a 30 percent increase over this time last year. Event director Kari Logan said she plans to cap the field at 13,500.
         New this year will be the ING Kids Rock Dallas, a one-mile fun run geared to children kindergarten through seventh grade.
         Kids are encouraged to train for the next seven weeks by completing a cumulative marathon program consisting of 25.2 total miles. They will complete their final marathon mile Saturday, March 26 in conjunction with the Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half festivities. For more information, visit
         Culpepper said he lobbied to include Dallas in his race portfolio because he has many ties to the Lone Star State. He was born in Fort Worth and grew up in El Paso, where he captured five state titles in cross country and track at Coronado High School. His family moved back to Fort Worth while he was running at the Colorado and becoming a national caliber runner.
         During his career, he won three USA cross country championships, two USA Track and Field 10,000-meter outdoor titles and one 5,000 crown. He ran Boston , New York and Chicago, and placed 12th in the 2004 Olympic marathon in Athens. He said he's most proud of his consistency throughout his 11-year professional career.
         "It wasn't like I broke 28 minutes [for 10,000 meters, in which his best was 27:33.93]one time, or broke the four-minute mile one time, or had one OK marathon," he told the Denver Post. "I was really proud that year after year, I made [national] teams, I finished top two at nationals for an eight-year period. … I was able to run PRs and be competitive even up until I was 33, 34 years old."
         Culpepper said it's difficult to transition from being one of the nation's elite, but every athlete knows it's coming.
         "It's a profession that you just can't keep going in," he said. "Eventually, abruptly, you start getting worse. It's not a pretty exodus. You have to come to terms with it. I'm thankful that I can still be in the sport in this fashion and be around like-minded people."
  4. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at, 2005.
    Alan Lawrence Culpepper, Male, born __ 1972 in Tarrant Co., Texas, child of Stanley Dale Culpepper and Patricia Jo Rucker.
  5. "Alan Culpepper." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 24 Dec 2009, 07:12 UTC. 3 Jan 2010. <
  6. "Alan Culpepper." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 24 Dec 2009, 07:12 UTC. 3 Jan 2010. <