50km events. He continued to race nationally until 1972.
His former coach and longtime friend John Caldwell said he was both stunned and saddened by the news. “Our friendship transcended the usual coach-athlete relationship. He saw the large picture and was very active during much of the time when we operated the cross-countryski program on a $4K budget, with no paid staff. Charlie was one of those unsung heroes who really helped to promote both cross-country skiing and biathlon,” commented Caldwell.
Caldwell also recalled, “He was eager at all our camps and competitions, and was one part of two pairs of guys who helped push our program ahead, back in the Dark Ages. He and Bob Gray were always duking it out at camps and races for years and years, I might add. The other two “big” competitors were [Mike] Gallagher and [Bob] Elliott.”
Kellogg took part in three World Masters Championships, winning gold in his age group at the 1998 Worlds in Lake Placid, N.Y.
For his national and international racing accomplishments and his time behind the scenes with the US Biathlon Association (USBA), Kellogg was inducted into the U.S. Biathlon Hall of Fame. At the time of his death, he was the vice-chairman of the USBA and had been both a board member and an officer for the past 20 years, making an incalculable contribution of both his time and wisdom to help develop the USBA program into what it is today. He also served as a board member of the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation.
He is survived by his wife, Gillian Shaw Kellogg; his children and their spouses, Lia and Andrew Wainwright of Hamilton, Mass. and Terry and Helen Kellogg of Waitsfield, Vt.; as well as his grandchildren, Julia and Lily Wainwright and Carl and Nina Kellogg.