I see that the RTC gives out annual awards. What are these?
The Dwight Pierson Service Award is akin to a lifetime achievement award as a recipient can only receive it once. It is for outstanding, over-and-above sustained service to the RTC. The Outstanding Service Awards are awarded to volunteers who have contributed significantly to the club over the last year or two. They may be awarded to an individual more than once, but must be separated by two years. The nominations are submitted by the RTC board, voted on by the previous year's winners and are presented at the annual banquet in January/February. The recipients are not notified ahead of time. The award is a hand-painted plate in the Norwegian style painting technique called rosemaling. There is an award called RTC Runner of the Year for which the membership submits nominations. It is not a volunteer award, but is awarded to someone who has achieved a significant running accomplishment and also is an inspiration in the local running community.