Acknowledgement of the participant’s achievements is an important part of this fun run event. It is also a controversial and sensitive aspect of any competitive and non-competitive activity, where everyone seems to have strong opinion about awards – especially for children.
These sensitivities need to be monitored, whilst decisions and strategies need to be justified in the broader context of our stated purpose.
A constant review of the following strategies is necessary.
Medals are awarded to the following:
First, second and third to each of the 5 events
First, second and third to each age group within that event.
Certificates containing placing and run times are downloaded by the participant directly from our web site.
- Confirm all of the required medals and source suppliers for suitable medals. Have your budget and strategy approved by the RW committee.
- Prepare category place getters reporting sheets for each event – one for each event age category.
- Plan the award ceremony and an effective recording and medal awarding strategy for the day. Coordinate this with
- The timing company – who will fill in your sheets
- The Master of Ceremonies/Awards Announcer and/or Producer
- Organise yourself an assistant or runner if you think you need one.
On the Day
- Set up a medal dispensing area (a table) near the stage.
- Make contact with the Timing Company reps and arrange for your sheets to be filled out in a timely manner
- Plan the delivery with the MC/Producer and work to the RW timetable