Front Runners Awards Nominations

Each of the following awards, with the exception of Front Runner of the Year, Guy Zelenak and AREA awards, will be given to two members, as voted on by the board, after receiving nominations from the club, generally, and from the standing race captains, specifically. Members are encouraged to nominate members whom they feel are worthy and to give specific reasons for their votes. Board members are to use the following descriptions/criteria in assessing the award winners for this year. The board makes its decisions with the input of the coaches and race captains. Voting board members are not eligible for the awards listed below. Members are only eligible to win the Front Runner of the Year, Guy Zelenak, AREA, and Newcomer of the Year awards once each.

Furthermore, the club recognizes that the gender categories for Awards Night do not fully reflect the gender spectrum and identities of the membership. It instead correspond to the gender categories used for scoring purposes in the majority of races our members participate in — one for people who typically race for the club in male categories and one for people who typically race for the club in female categories.

 
This award goes to the one member who has contributed the most to the club and/or has had the biggest positive impact on the club in the last calendar year, considering athletic achievement and performance as a runner (or multisport athlete) first and foremost and also weighing in factors of team spirit, camaraderie and volunteerism.
This award goes to the one member who has contributed the most to the club in terms of volunteerism in the last calendar year. Everyone in Front Runners helps to make the club a success, so this award recognizes that person who has truly gone above and beyond the call of duty. Athletic achievement is not a factor in this award. Guy Zelenak was the club's first secretary, known for volunteerism and served as the volunteer coordinator for the first LGBT Pride Runs.
The America Run for the End of AIDS (A.R.E.A.) award recognizes sustained commitment, dedication and athletic performance for the club. The award could be nicknamed “lifetime achievement,” though it in no way means to signal the end of the road for the recipient. This is the only award that seeks to recognize achievement—both athletic and spirit in nature—above and beyond the last calendar year. The award is named for the organization began by the sustained athletic and humanitarian achievements of Brent Nicholson Earle, who, from 1986 - 1987, ran across the US twice to bring word of the need for education, compassion and support to the country about AIDS.
This award is given to the members whose running times and attitude have improved most dramatically in the last calendar year, recognizing the subjective differences that “improvement” may mean given a runner’s initial speed at the beginning of the year. While new runners see marked improvements, the focus of this award is on runners who improve on pre-existing experience.
This award is given to the members whose running times and attitude have improved most dramatically in the last calendar year, recognizing the subjective differences that “improvement” may mean given a runner’s initial speed at the beginning of the year. While new runners see marked improvements, the focus of this award is on runners who improve on pre-existing experience.
This award is given to the new members who have contributed the most to and/or had the biggest positive impact on the club within the last calendar year, considering athletic achievement and performance as a runner (or multisport athlete) first and foremost, and also weighing in factors of team spirit, camaraderie and volunteerism. To be eligible for this award, the member has to have joined the team no earlier than July 1 prior to the calendar year for which the award is given. Obviously, the longer someone has been with the club, the greater chance that person will have had to make an impact—a factor the board will take into consideration.
This award is given to the new members who have contributed the most to and/or had the biggest positive impact on the club within the last calendar year, considering athletic achievement and performance as a runner (or multisport athlete) first and foremost, and also weighing in factors of team spirit, camaraderie and volunteerism. To be eligible for this award, the member has to have joined the team no earlier than July 1 prior to the calendar year for which the award is given. Obviously, the longer someone has been with the club, the greater chance that person will have had to make an impact—a factor the board will take into consideration.
This award is given to the members who have performed the most impressively and consistently for the club in distances between 5K and 10K in the last calendar year. Special weight is given to performance in club-designated “points” races.
This award is given to the members who have performed the most impressively and consistently for the club in distances between 5K and 10K in the last calendar year. Special weight is given to performance in club-designated “points” races.
This award is given to the members who have performed the most impressively and consistently for the club in distances above the 10K up to the marathon in the last calendar year. Special weight is given to performance in club-designated “points” races. In 1981, Sue Foster was the only female Front Runner to finish the NYC Marathon, with a time of 3:11:18. She was the club's first Women's Vice President and first female finisher of the first LGBT Pride Run in 1982.
This award is given to the members who have performed the most impressively and consistently for the club in distances above the 10K up to the marathon in the last calendar year. Special weight is given to performance in club-designated “points” races. In 1981, Sue Foster was the only female Front Runner to finish the NYC Marathon, with a time of 3:11:18. She was the club's first Women's Vice President and the first female finisher of the first LGBT Pride Run in 1982.
This award is given to the members who have contributed the most to the club and/or have had the biggest positive impact on the club in the last calendar year in the area of multisport, considering athletic achievement and performance first and foremost and also weighing in factors of team spirit, camaraderie and volunteerism.
This award is given to the members who have contributed the most to the club and/or have had the biggest positive impact on the club in the last calendar year in the area of multisport, considering athletic achievement and performance first and foremost and also weighing in factors of team spirit, camaraderie and volunteerism.
This award is given to the members who have contributed the most to the club and/or have had the biggest positive impact on the club in the last calendar year in the area of track and field, considering athletic achievement and performance first and foremost and also weighing in factors of team spirit, camaraderie and volunteerism.
This award is given to the members who have contributed the most to the club and/or have had the biggest positive impact on the club in the last calendar year in the area of track and field, considering athletic achievement and performance first and foremost and also weighing in factors of team spirit, camaraderie and volunteerism.
This award is given to the members who have contributed the most to the club and/or has had the biggest positive impact on the club in the last calendar year in the area of ultra running, considering athletic achievement and performance first and foremost and also weighing in factors of team spirit, camaraderie and volunteerism. Ultra running is defined as participating in races longer than a marathon.
This award is given to the members who have contributed the most to the club and/or has had the biggest positive impact on the club in the last calendar year in the area of ultra running, considering athletic achievement and performance first and foremost and also weighing in factors of team spirit, camaraderie and volunteerism. Ultra running is defined as participating in races longer than a marathon.
This award is given to the members who have demonstrated the most extraordinary dedication to their own training through FRNY’s coaching program. Consideration is given to attendance and commitment to club workouts, setting and achieving personal running goals, and the ability to inspire others.
This award is given to the members who have demonstrated the most extraordinary dedication to their own training through FRNY’s coaching program. Consideration is given to attendance and commitment to club workouts, setting and achieving personal running goals, and the ability to inspire others.