Spring is in the air, which means it's time to start collecting nominees for the 2020 Male and Female Runners of the Year, as well as for Volunteer of the Year.
Even though it was a COVID year and many races were cancelled, we had a lot of Godivans who continued to show up, day by day, week by week, and month by month to run and to support other runners. Whether it was virtual races, self-designed individual race attempts, or in-person events that were designed with great care to protect each other from COVID while bringing together runners (we’re talking the Raleigh Runaround here, folks), Godivans showed their resilience in finding ways to push themselves and to continue to serve the club and the running community in whatever way they could.
What does it take to win, you ask? Well, do you know someone who consistently finished in the front of the pack, maybe even just in their age group? What about someone who finishes in the middle or rear of the pack, but exemplifies all that is good about running as a sport and the running community? Or maybe you (yes, YOU can nominate yourself) showed great improvement over the past year, but no one else knows that? In short, a Runner of the Year isn’t necessarily the fastest person. It’s someone who had an outstanding year of running, however you wish to define it. Similarly, for Volunteer of the Year, nominate someone (including yourself) who you believe was, in 2020, a generous provider of their time and energy to supporting the club and its members.
ROY/VOY Nomination FormThe same nomination form is used for all three awards, so please fill out a new form for each nomination you wish to submit. And, feel free to submit multiple nominees for the same category if you think multiple people are deserving.
Award winners will be announced at the club's annual Spring Banquet, which will once again be held virtually (more details to follow as we finalize plans for that).
The deadline for submitting nominations is March 31st.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to CGTC Vice President Kevin Rumsey with any questions.