Alvin “Al” Hardman - MCSHOF Inductee - 2022
Alvin “Al” Hardman loved adventure and when he was in his 50s, he competed in his first of four Iditarod sled dog races, one of the most grueling sports events in the world. The Iditarod is 1,151 miles long. Hardman’s best finish was in 2002 when he was 21st. His last Iditarod was run in 2004 when he was in his early 60’s. Hardman competed in races across the United States, finishing fourth in “Race to the Sky” in Montana in 2011 and 10th in the “Can Am” in Maine in 2012, at the age of 69. Hardman built a successful construction company in Amber Township, Hardman Construction, and was generous in giving back to his community. He demonstrated and cultivated great leadership at the company. Hardman had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved the adventure of a good whitewater rafting run. Hardman passed away in March 2021, at the age of 78.