In June, 2017, Don Hartlaub was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, grade 4 brain cancer. He fought hard for the following nine months and passed away on March 17, 2018. Don’s true love and passion was track and field. His love began in high school, carried over to running in college at Millikin University and then to coaching track for over 40 years. In the 40 years he went above and beyond for his athletes. He was the co-founder of the Capital Area Classic coed honor roll track meet in 1981, still held today. He also coached girls basketball at Riverton for years and established the Sangamon County Girls Bball Tournament. Even after retirement he still gave to the sport by clerking and timing at local meets, coaching his grandkids and following all local runners in track and cross country.
Proceeds go to the Don Hartlaub Track and Field Memorial which benefits the Riverton Track and Cross Country programs.