Awards & Giveaways
For Our 5K
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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 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.
John Trowse Memorial Award: The Syracuse Festival of Races presents this
award annually to the top Central New York finisher in the Men's 5K at the Festival. The $250 cash award is named in honor of John Trowse, who died unexpectedly, 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!
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