Women's Trailblazer Award (2005-16)

This award goes to a woman who has been a leader and a pioneer in the sport and has served the sport with distinction. In other words, a trailblazer.

2005 Elizabeth Phillips, USATF LDR chair / Avon Running
2006 Julia Emmons, Atlanta Track Club executive director / Peachtree 10K race director
2006 Mary Wittenberg, ING New York City Marathon race director / New York Road Runners president & CEO
2007 Carol Lasseter-Rice, Running Times Magazine publisher
2008 Sharon Barbano, Saucony, Senior Director, Public Relations
2009 Nancy Lieberman, GO! St. Louis Marathon president and founder
2010 Tracey Russell, Atlanta Track Club executive director
2011 Beth Shluger, Hartford Marathon Foundation executive director
2012 Nancy Hobbs, long-time USA Mountain and Trail Running leader & Running USA Membership Director
2013 Dawna Stone, Women’s Running Magazine founder & publisher and Women’s Running Half-Marathon Series founder
2014 Jacqueline Hansen, former world record holder in the marathon 1974 & 1975 (first woman sub-2:40) 
2015 Kathy Kinane, race director/founder of Kinane Events, collegiate and youth coach, elite advocate and runner
2016 Sally Bergesen, Oiselle founder

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