Mr. Lawler, class of 1968 at the Villa, returned yet again to the Alps this year to race the Gore-Tex Transalpine Run, for reasons not entirely clear to us.
He was accompanied this time by son Patrick, 23; his support crew was wife Anne and brother Kevin.
A description of the event: The GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run is an 8 day/ 8 stage race across the Alps, from the Northern Alps of Germany, via the Central Alps of Austria and Switzerland, to the Southern Alps of Italy. For 2009, the course length is approximately 147 miles with 48,000 feet of elevation gain over 8 days. Each day, the participants ascend and descend one range of the Alps.
More information on Brian’s run is available here.
In his Clark Kent mode, Lawler works as an attorney in Seattle. He’s completed the race several times and our office has awarded him the VSJ Alumni Distance-Runner Lifetime Achievement Award.