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The TCRC President's award was approved in 2002 to recognize those who have had a major impact on our running community, with achievements of the highest level, in a wide spectrum of roles. Achievements include not only competitive running, but also race direction and administration, coaching, and media coverage.
The President's award is presented at the TCRC's Annual Dinner, with the first award being made in 2003. Receipents of the award are listed below with a very brief synopsis of each reciepient's contribution.
2003 Chip Boehm, 5-time Vestal XX winner, 2:19 marathoner
2004 Mike Miller and Bob Osborne, 40 years coaching track and cross country at UE High School
2005 Alan Jones, TCRC founder, inventor of the Jones counter, Runscore software, Vestal 20 race director
2006 Ron Grotke, Press and Sun Bulletin running reporter
2007 Gary Truce, Multi-time cross country and track coach of the year at Binghamton University
2008 Suzanne Girard Eberle, ME High School and Georgetown University standout and Olympic trials qualifier
2009 Bob Backus, long time coach of the Delhi men's cross country and track and field teams, winner of many Region 3 and National championship awards
2010 The 2009 Binghamton University men's cross country team, American East conference champions
2011 Dave Cody, race director extraordinaire for the City of Binghamton Parks department
2012 Margret Betz, holder of many US single age and age group road race records
2013 Chad Noelle, Section 4 record holder in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs, later a standout runner at Oklahoma State U, Olympic trials qualifier
2014 C. Fred Joslyn, Chenango Forks High School and Cortland State standout, 2:18 marathoner and Olympic trials qualifier
2015 Tom Carter, 7 time winner of Vestal XX, course record holder at Vestal XX and Forks 15, winner of Berwick Diamond Run and Utica Boilermaker 15K
2016 Ben Snodgrass, Vestal High School and Binghamton University standout, and 2015 men's TCRC grand prix champion
2017 Mike Kent, for his spectacular racing accomplishments in 2016.