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Award Winner Etiquette


  • If you won an award, stay for the award ceremony. It is about you, after all.


  • If you feel you deserved an award but your name was not announced, don’t run on stage to debate the award with the announcer. The announcer usually just reads the information given to them by the race officials. Find a race official and discuss the discrepancy with them.


Remember! No event is perfect and people work hard to make them safe and enjoyable.

Most events are staffed primarily by volunteers, but there is always a race director or race committee that is responsible for an event. If you have ideas for improving an event or concerns you would like to address, share them with the race director or race committee in a positive and productive manner.

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Source: Road Runners Club America (

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