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Runner Recognition Program


Is there a KAR member or other runner who has been a source of inspiration to you in your running?  How about a member who has made an exceptional comeback, overcame obstacles, shown incredible improvement or has demonstrated competitive excellence or volunteerism?  These categories and more are all part of the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) Runner Recognition Program. The Runner Recognition Program is your opportunity to recognize those who have inspired you.  Nominations are due January 31, 2017.  

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  • Awards given at Annual Banquet on March 22, 2017
  • Recognition period will be January 1 – December 31, 2016
  • Submit your nomination online through our online form (below) by January 31, 2017
  • Board selects from the nominees
  • Nominees must be members of the Kalamazoo Area Runners by February 28th in order to win, but feel free to nominate any runner who has been an inspiration.  If a nominee is not a member, we will reach out to invite them to join!
  • Prior award winners can be re-nominated!
  • Board Members eligible except for Volunteer of the Year Awards.
  • Mega-Marathoner, Mega-Racer, and Mega-Trail Racer candidates may self-nominate
  • Contact Bonnie Sexton at bonnie.sexton@kalamazooarearunners.org with questions.

Categories

Reynold Oas Volunteer of the Year Award

Demonstrates an exemplary level of volunteerism within Club sponsored events and programs as well as those that benefit the running community and community as a whole.

Spirit of Running Award

Shares their love and passion for the sport and serves as a positive role model and source of inspiration and encouragement to others.

Rookie Runner of the Year Award 

Runner who started running the current year and demonstrates outstanding potential or progress, dedication and sportsmanship.

Comeback Runner of the Year Award

Runner who has been on hiatus for a year or more and makes a notable comeback.

Perseverance Award

Runner who has overcome challenges and/or achieved significant goals over the past year.

Most Improved Runner of the Year Award

Runner who has shown the most improvement over the past year in race times.

Mega-Marathoner of the Year

Posts the most marathon completions for the current year.  Strictly based on number of completions.  Name of Marathons Completed must be provided.

Mega-Racer of the Year

Posts the most race completions (5k – Ultra) for the current year.  Strictly based on the number of completions.  Events may be relays or fun runs as long as the leg or race distance is 5k or greater.  Names of races completed must be provided.

Mega-Trail Racer of the Year

Posts the most trail race completions (5k  – ultra) for the current year.  Strictly based on the number of completions.  Events may be relays or fun runs as long as the leg or race distance is 5k or greater.  Names of races completed must be provided.

Social Runner of the Year Award

Welcomes and draws people into the running community through demonstrating a warm and friendly spirit.

Story Contributor of the Year Award

Frequently shares fun stories and experiences for the News Rundown and other Kalamazoo Area Runners related Communications.

Gender Specific Categories

Youth Runner of the Year(Under age 12) Male & Female

Runner under age 12 that demonstrates competitive excellence, sportsmanship & serves as a positive role model to others.

Open Runner of the Year Award – Male & Female

Demonstrates competitive excellence by winning open titles frequently, sportsmanship & serves as a positive role model to others.

Masters Runner of the Year Award(Age 40+) – Male & Female

Demonstrates competitive excellence by winning masters or open titles frequently, sportsmanship & serves as a positive role model to others.

Patrick Johnson Memorial Grand Masters Runner of the Year Award(Age 50+) – Male & Female

Demonstrates competitive excellence by winning grand masters, masters or open titles frequently, sportsmanship & serves as a positive role model to others.

 Submit your nominations here!