Important Announcement to Members!
2014 SFTC Annual Awards Banquet and the 2014 King & Queen Competition
In April, the SFTC Board asked members their preference between three possible dates for the 2014 Annual Awards Banquet. A majority (56%) of email respondents supported Saturday January 10, 2015, and the Board voted to endorse that date during its May meeting.
Moving the Awards Banquet to January impacts the King & Queen competition. In prior years, the banquet was held in December and results from two King & Queen races counted in the following year's competition. In contrast, holding the banquet after the start of the new year allows SFTC-sponsored competitions and series to align with the calendar year.
This alignment will require a one-time adjustment. At its June meeting, the Board approved that results from both the 2013 and 2014 Up & At 'Em Turkey Trot 5K will count for the 2014 King & Queen competition year. Likewise, results from the 2013 and 2014 Pioneer 5 Miles Run will count for the 2014 King & Queen competition year.
In essence, two more races are added to the 2014 King & Queen Competition: the 2014 Up & At 'Em Turkey Trot (11/27/14), and the 2014 Pioneer 5 Miles Run (12/20/14). If you already ran those races for the 2014 King & Queen competition, you may run them again for the 2014 competition!
As noted, this is a "one time only" adjustment made necessary by moving the Annual Awards Banquet to January. For 2015, races held January 1 - December 31 will count for the 2015 competition year.
If you have questions about this change, please contact your district representative, or feel free to contact me.
2014 SFTC President