The Spirit of the Equinox Award was established in 1986 in memory of George Bloom.
Georgie ran the Equinox Marathon 18 consecutive years and felt that it was the ultimate running event. The award is to exemplify what Georgie stood for in the running community–someone who was always willing to lend a hand, organize a race, offer an encouraging word, and was quick with a smile and a wave.
The award recipients are selected by a committee consisting of the members of the local running community and one person from Georgie’s immediate family. The recipients of this award are not required to have run the Equinox Marathon. In fact, they need not even be runners. The committee bases their selection of the recipient on these criteria:
- Contribution to the running community
- How inspirational the recipient is to others
- Overall attitude and enthusiasm toward others
Below is a list of winners of the Spirit of the Equinox Award. Click on an award-winner’s name to get a bio of that person. (We are gradually adding bios for the winners in earlier years. If you know or knew the person well, particularly their involvement with running and RCN, please contact us!)
|1986||Bob Murphy and Stan Justice|
|1988||Dorothy Sue Barclay|
|1991||Joy and David Bloom|
|1995||Bobbi Fyten and Guy Williams|
|1997||Ron Johnson and Colleen Porter|
|1999||Bob and Sharon Baker|
|2002||Dave & JoEllen Cowee|