The local running community gathers at NYRR's Club Night every year to recognize outstanding team and individual running performances. Trophies and team awards are given to exceptional males and females in various age categories, with a special award to the male and female Youth Runner of the Year.
Adults win awards primarily for qualifying times and number of races completed, but the Youth Runner of the Year candidates, nominated by their coaches, are selected based on the following:
- In the Young Runners program for at least 2 seasons;
- Consistent dedication to improving running skills;
- Committed to team practice and events, especially distance events;
- Good sportsmanship and teamwork.
He's also a good kid and a good student, which the Young Runners have helped with, he said. The boy who, for his coach, "embodies perserverence", said he always wants running to be a part of his life.
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