Spirit of the Club Award

Spirit of the Club Nomination Form (PDF)

Purpose:  To honor Empire Runners Club members for significant contributions to Empire Runners of Sonoma County and acknowledge long-time service to the running community in Sonoma County.


  • Active membership in Empire Runners for 10 years or more. Years of membership need not be consecutive.
  • Significant contributions to the successes of the Empire Runners Club 
  • Significant contributions to the furtherance of youth or adult athletics through coaching or other activities that engage others in positive physical activities  


  • There is no age limit to selection for the Spirit of the Club Award
  • All club members are potentially eligible for the selection of the award
  • Awards will be made annually at the club party
  • Prospective recipients must be nominated by another club member
  • Nominators are responsible for collecting information relevant to the prospective inductees’ consideration for the Award and forwarding it to the selection committee
  • Photos and news articles featuring the nominee will be appreciated
  • Nominations must be received by November 1 for consideration for the next year’s selections
  • Recipients will receive a commemorative plaque and a book containing the biographies and contributions of all Spirit of the Club Award members 
  • A maximum of three Spirit of the Club Awards will be given each year
  • A Spirit of the Club committee will review all applications and will select the honorees

2016 Recipients

Bob Shor
Larry Meredith
Val Sell

2017 Recipients

Doug Courtemarche
John Anderson

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