Member Recognition

Best Foot Forward

Regarded as RAW’s highest honor, the Best Foot Forward (BFF) recipient is awarded to the person who best exhibits the “spirit of RAW.” Past recipients have been recognized for consistently demonstrating leadership, volunteering both publicly and behind the scenes, encouraging and mentoring others and serving as a positive ambassador for the club. This award is given to a member who has projected the essence of our club to the members, to visitors, and to the community. 


A nominee should embody the following criteria:

  1. A role model for other club members (friendly, welcoming, fun, helpful, inclusive of everyone, dependable, active, gives of their time and talents).

  2. Admired and respected by other club members and considered to be a club leader.

  3. Activities are not limited to the most recent year.

  4. Previous winners are eligible after a 24-month period.

  5. Recipient cannot be a current member of the board.

The Best Foot Forward award is presented at the Annual Meeting in July. Past winners include Andy Wang, Jack Hase, Kelly "K2" Richards, Brad Liles, Sakina Vidacak and Jeff Garber.

Nominate an active member for the Best Foot Forward award by filling out the form linked below and submitting either in person, via mail, or electronically to the Club Secretary


Giving Back to the Sport

Deserving recipients of Giving Back to the Sport (GBTTS) are recognized through our club's newsletter, the Footprint. These members have gone above and beyond volunteering their time and talents to promote our sport and giving back to the running community. 


Volunteer Recognition Socials

The club hosts events to recognize and thank the many volunteers who have supported the club's races, events and activities. Throughout the years volunteers have been recognized at numerous breakfasts, banquets and socials.


RRCA National 2000 Hours

Outstanding Volunteer Recognition Program

The Road Runners of America (RRCA) recognizes members who have contributed 2000 volunteering hours to the running community. Each volunteer recognized will receive a certificate and a commemorative patch.