Nomination Form

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Road Race Management, MarathonFoto and MYLAPS annually honor the outstanding race director of the year. This award has been called "The Gold Medal of Race Directing" by Bill Rodgers. The 2021 award winner will be announced at the Road Race Management Race Directors' Meeting on November 15, 2021. Our goal is to single out excellence (not perfection) among the nation's estimated 10,000 race directors.

Eligible: Any Race Director, Coordinator, Chief Executive or Chief Operating Officer of a race. You may nominate yourself. Previous winners are not eligible (Click Here for a list of previous winners). Important Note: In recognition of the fact that the pandemic has forced us all to get more creative in staging events this year, for the first time ever, Directors of Virtual Races are also eligible to be nominated as Race Director of the Year.

Criteria for Selection: Nominations must be received by October 1, 2021. Nominees will be judged on several factors, including overall ability, reputation of race, sponsor relations, creativity, and organizational ability. Please be as specific as possible in filling out the form. If you wish to submit additional materials (limit is 2), you may either list links to the materials in the form below, or you may email them as attachments to Jeff Darman at (Please be sure to include the Name of the person you are nominating in the Subject line of the email after the words "Race Director of the Year Supplement.")

Did You Submit a Nomination Last Year? Due to the cancellation of the meeting last year as a result of the pandemic, no award was made for the 2020 Race Director of the Year. If you submitted a nomination last year, we understand that you might want to just update what you submitted last year. You will still need to fill out the form below, but send an email to to request your last year's nomination form, and we can send the information that you provided last year. You can then update it and copy and paste the information into the new nomination form below.