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Joe McGinness Runner of the Year Awards for 2007
By New Rules for 2007
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Joe McGinness Runner of the Year Rules for 2007

You might want to know who Joe McGinness was and why his name is associated with this esteemed award.  Joe McGinness was one of the founders of the Chattanooga Track Club in 1970 and he was one of the reasons this club has withstood the test of time.  He always supported running in the Chattanooga area and his legacy still lives on today in our rich club traditions and history. 

The designation of Runner of the Year (ROY) was started to encourage running, fitness, and volunteer support for the running community.  We added Joe McGinness to the name of the award to honor his memory and his commitment to us from the beginning of our history.

All winners are posted on plaques located at the Sports Barn Downtown and are awarded at our annual banquet in January.  This is also when the new board members start their tour of service to the running community and new rules may be established by the races committee each year.  Due to our strong need to get our runners involved with our races, we have changed the rules for 2007.

All runners must volunteer for two Chattanooga Track Club races for at least 3 hour or however long the race director needs you.  The race director for the race must submit you as a volunteer to the Keeper of the Points (aka John Wikle @ jwwikle@comcast.net) or 593-7861).  One new caveat, you will be awarded 30 points for each event you volunteer (i.e. if you volunteer for 3 races, you will receive 90 points), but you can not run in an event you volunteer in, you must be at the race directors disposal as long as he needs you!  Also, you must be a paid member before the first points race occurs (this year this is the 65 Roses on March 31st) at the full year membership payment.  There is not a retro start to the Runner of the Year system!

ROY (Runner of the Year) Points for 2007 for Adult on up will be for the following races and specific distances (Junior Races are listed below):
65 Roses 5K - March 31
Chickamauga Chase 15K– April 15
Chattanooga Chase 8K – May 28
Blue Cross Blue Shield Market Street Mile - April 21
Gateway Bank 5K – April 21
Blue Cross Blue Shield Riverbend Run 10K – June 16
Waterfront Triathlon – July 15 (volunteer points only)
Missionary Ridge Road Race – August 4
Raccoon Mountain 10K – August 25 
FCA 5K – September 3
UTC Cross Country - September 7
Symphony Classic 5K – September 15
Joe Johnson 10K – To Be Determined
Susan Komen Race for the Cure 5K – September 30
Signal Mountain Pie Run – October 20
Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon – November 10 (Marathon Only)
Wauhatchie Trail Run – December 15

Specific Juniors only ROY races listed below (you may run longer or other races, but you will not receive ROY points):

Chickamauga Chase 5K– April 15*
Chattanooga Chase 8K – May 28*
Blue Cross Blue Shield Market Street Mile - April 21*
Blue Cross Blue Shield Riverbend Run 5-K - June 16
Waterfront Triathlon – July 15 (volunteer points only)
Missionary Ridge Road Race 4.7 – August 4*
Raccoon Mountain 5K – August 25
FCA 5K – September 3*
UTC Cross Country - September 7*
Symphony Classic 5K – September 15*
Joe Johnson 10K – To Be Determined*
Susan Komen Race for the Cure 5K – September 30*
Signal Mountain Pie Run – October 20
Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon 10 Mile – November 10
Wauhatchie Trail Run 10K – December 15
* = Are all juniors races, usually they will have the shorter distances and it will be noted if that is the case.

Awards will be given to the first 5 in each of the following categories:
Junior Men (15 and younger) *                     Junior Women (15 and younger)*
Adult Men (16 - 39)                                       Adult Women (16 -39)
Masters Men (40 - 49)                                  Masters Women (40 - 49)
Grand Masters Men (50-59)                        Grand Masters Women (50 - 59)
Senior Men (60 and over)                            Senior Women (60 and over)

Points will go to the first 10 finishers in each category to complete each race. Non-CTC finishers will not be calculated into the finishing points, (i.e. 1st place=100 points, 2nd place=90 points, 3rd place=80 points, 4th place=60, and so on).  People who finish before you that are not CTC members or who were not members before March 31st, will not count.


Good luck in the running of your races in 2007…may the wind be at your back and you have wings on your feet….

Melodie

 

 

 


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