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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. 

The Best Foot Forward award is presented at the Annual Meeting in July. Since the year 2000, there have been 22 past recipients. Past winners included Andy Wang, Jack Hase, Kelly Richards, Brad Liles, Sakina Vidacak and Jeff Garber.

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.


Deadline to nominate a member for the 2024 BFF is May, 31, 2024. Click here for more information or to access the Best Foot Forward application.

Best Foot Forward 2023 Winner

We’re thrilled to announce that Caleb Pollock is the recipient of the 2023 Best Foot Forward award. As per tradition, last year’s award winner Andy Wang presented the BFF to Caleb. Caleb’s contributions to RAW and the community include serving on the board as a director and VP, leading Keep Grapevine Beautiful trail clean-ups, serving as captain of the RAW aid station at the Dallas Marathon (runDallas), being the Footprint Editor for 4+ years, managing the club’s Constant Contact account, doing water duty and being an all-around nice guy! Thanks for always putting your best foot forward, Caleb, we appreciate you!

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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. Visit National 2000 Hours Outstanding Volunteer Program for more information.

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