This Saturday, April 24th, is the 29th annual Crazylegs Classic Run! According to the Crazylegs Classic website, the race was thought up over a couple beers (how Wisconsin of them). The run raises money for the UW-Athletic department and was named after the then athletic director, Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch.
Although we don't have any images from the first race in 1982, we do have some classic images of Crazylegs Hirsch himself!
Crazylegs" Elroy Hirsch, number 40, was star of the 1942 team before joining the Marine Corps in World War II.
After the war he transferred to the University of Michigan and starred for their football team. He played professionally for the Chicago Rockets from 1946-48 and the Los Angeles Rams from 1949-1957 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968. Hirsch returned to Wisconsin as Athletic Director from 1969-1987.
These are some great images of his days as a Badger!