From the Awards ceremony of Great Race 2006
George Michaels Memorial award winner Fred Joslyn(r) with presenter Bill Michaels. The 2008 award will be in memory of Bill, who passed away in 2007.


The Bill Michaels Memorial
Award for Running

For 15 years, the George Michaels Award was given annually by Lee and Bill Michaels. Bill, who lived in Denver, made an annual trip to Auburn to compete in the GR. In 2007, Bill died after a long battle with Lung Cancer. Despite his cancer, Bill competed in 2005 and 2006. In the summer of 2007, as he neared death, he was still making plans to compete in the GR. In 2007, two weeks after his death, the female award was named the Bill Michaels memorial award. Beginning in 2008 both awards are now given as the Bill Michaels Memorial Awards.


Past Year's Winners

McIntosh

Benny McIntosh


Scott Bagley

Weaver

Jenny Weaver

Lawson

Jerry Lawson

Past Male Winners:
  • 2012: Fred Joslyn
  • 2011: Fred Joslyn
  • 2010: Alene Reta
  • 2009: Alene Reta
  • 2008: Alene Reta
  • 2007: Fred Joslyn
  • 2006: Fred Joslyn
  • 2005: Kevin Collins
  • 2004: Jonathan Beck
  • 2003: Rick Streeter
  • 2002: Scott Bagley
  • 2001: Scott Bagley
  • 2000: Scott Bagley
  • 1999: Gideon Mutisya
  • 1998: Gideon Mutisya
  • 1997: Jonathan Ndambuki
  • 1996: Jerry Lawson
  • 1995: Benny McIntosh
  • 1994: Benny McIntosh
  • 1993: Benny McIntosh

Past Female Winners:
  • 2012: Karen Simmonds-Brady
  • 2011: Karen Simmonds-Brady
  • 2010: Karen Simmonds-Brady
  • 2009: Lori Kingsley
  • 2008: Katie Aldridge
  • 2007: Katie Danner
  • 2006: Murphee Hayes-Falls
  • 2005: Murphee Hayes-Falls
  • 2004: Laurie Gordon
  • 2003: Audra Naujokas-Knapp
  • 2002: Linda Grossman
  • 2001: Shannon McHale
  • 2000: Linda Grossman
  • 1999: Michelle LaFleur
  • 1998: Michelle Franklin
  • 1997: Cindy Lynch
  • 1996: Jenny Weaver
  • 1995: Jenny Weaver
  • 1994: Jenny Weaver
  • 1993: Jenny Weaver

Ndambuki

Jonathan Ndambuki

Collins

Kevin Collins

Hayes

Murphee Hayes-Falls

Frankklin

Michelle Franklin

Matusaya

Gideon Mutisya

LaFleur

Michelle LaFleur


Linda Grossman


Rick Streeter


Audra Naujokas-Knapp

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