Awards & Giveaways
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Open Prize Money for Individuals and USATF Club Teams: A total of $4,500 ($2,250 each in the Bankers Healthcare Group Men's 5K and in the MVP Health Care Women's 5K) is up for grabs as open athletes and USATF club teams compete for cash awards.
John Trowse Memorial Award: The Syracuse Festival of Races presents this award annually to the top Central New York finisher in the Bankers Healthcare Group Men's 5K at the Festival. The $250 cash award is named in honor of John Trowse, who died unexpectedly in 2005, at age 38, of a previously undiagnosed heart ailment. John was an outstanding and popular runner at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Cayuga Community College, SUNY Brockport, and as a post-collegian with the Auburn Pulsars and the Syracuse Chargers Track Club. Many thanks to Allied Sign Company for its sponsorship of the John Trowse Memorial Award.
Cohen & Cohen Women's Champion Award: Cohen & Cohen, LLP is sponsoring a $250 cash award for the first Central New York finisher overall in the MVP Health Care Women's 5K at the Festival.
$100 Dick's Bonus Certificates to the 5K Winners: Dick's Sporting Goods will present a $100 Dick's Bonus Certificate to both the winning male runner overall in the Bankers Healthcare Group Men's 5K and to the winning female runner overall in the MVP Health Care Women's 5K.
5K Age Group Awards: SFoR awards (Dick's Bonus Certificates) will go three deep in these age groups: 13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, and five-year age groups as high as needed. We're awarding the usual $50 Bonus Certificate for first; $20 for second; and $10 for third.
The Fun of 5K Family Team Awards: Special awards will go to the top two-person family teams based on the sum of the 5K finishing times of the two team members. Awards are presented to the scoring members of the top three teams in nine different categories: husband-wife (H/W); masters husband-wife (H/W40); mother-daughter (M/D); father-son (F/S); mother-son (M/S); father-daughter (F/D); sister-sister (S/S); brother-brother (B/B); brother-sister (B/S).
5K Last-Ten Finishers Awards: That's right! At the SFoR we like to take good care of the last across the line as well as those at the front, so we have awards for the final ten finishers in both the Bankers Healthcare Group Men's 5K and the MVP Health Care Women's 5K. Don't assume you're a shoe-in for these; the SFoR is for runners of all paces, so competition for these may be tougher than your think!
3K School Group Awards: School groups of 25 or more finishers in the 3K Fun & Fitness Run will receive special fitness awards. The Syracuse City School District group with the largest number of participants will be presented with the Boys and Girls Cup. The non-SCSD school with the largest number of participants will be presented with the Festival Cup. The school with the largest number of participants is offered the opportunity to design the artwork for next year's 3K Fun & Fitness Run T-shirt.
Bonuses: The SFoR offers $1,000.00
course record bonuses for the male athlete who wins the men's 5K and
improves upon John Itati's
men's course record of 13:27 (2002)
and the female athlete who wins the women's 5K and improves upon
women's course record of