At the start of a new year, our club comes together to celebrate the commitment and achievement of members over the prior year. This is usually a busy evening that includes a dinner, presentation of awards and dancing. This is the one night of the year when members trade in their Spandex for pants, ties and dresses. It’s another great event and club tradition that’s not to be missed!
Recipients are selected by the Awards Committee (nominated/elected by the club for each calendar year). Please note that there can be multiple winners for most awards, as deemed necessary.
Member of the Year – This award recognizes a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the club.
New Member of the Year – This award recognizes a new member who has made an outstanding contribution to the club through involvement, volunteerism and/or running performances.
Most Improved Runner of the Year – This award recognizes a member who has shown the most improvement (based on race results, club standings and input from coaches).
Kevin Hayes Road Warrior – This award recognizes members who run an exceptional kind of race or number of races. Kevin Hayes was a long time, much loved member of the club who died of Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Marathoner of the Year – This award recognizes a member who has displayed dedication and performance in a marathon. Although finishing time is an important factor, it is not the only consideration.
Runner of the Year – This award recognizes a member who has had an outstanding running season. Recipients of this award displayed dedication to the sport, determination to improve, and the ability to inspire others to excel.
Bob Nagle Special Achievement Award (formerly: Special Achievement Award) – Honouring long time club member Bob Nagle who sadly passed away in 2019, this award recognizes outstanding achievements of members and is only given out as appropriate (not necessarily every year). Bob Nagle was also a Special Achievement Award winner in the year 2000.
Cross Country Champions – Winners of the annual Longboat Cross Country Championship 6K race traditionally held in September in Riverdale Park.
WMA Awards – These awards recognize members with the highest World Masters Association age graded scores. The six races to count comprise a minimum of two races under 10K and two races 10K or more, with a maximum of two track races under 10,000m. A marathon can be counted as two races.
5 Year Bronze Pin – Awarded to members attaining 5 years of club membership.
10 Year Pewter Pin – Awarded to members attaining 10 years of club membership.
25 Year Gold Pin – Awarded to members attaining 25 years of club membership.
40 Year Award – New for 2022, a stained glass feather art piece is awarded to members attaining 40 (!) years of club membership.