GWTC annually presents these awards to recognize outstanding accomplishments.

Below is a description of each award and a roster of its recipients.





In naming its Runners of the Year, Gulf Winds Track Club seeks to honor those who, besides achieving outstanding times in the past year at various distances in local, regional, and national events, have served as models for all of us in their competitive spirit, their continuing devotion to the sport, and their support and encouragement of their fellow runners, both individually and as members of Gulf Winds.

  Male Female
1978 Tim Simpkins Janice Gage
1979 John deGrummond Betty Ely
1980 Larry Abele Jr Mae Cleveland
1981 No award given No award given
1982 George West Donna Miller
1983 Dave Sheffield Laura Caldwell
1984 Rick Miller Barbara Balzer
1985 Felton Wright Patti Sudduth
1986 Jim Joanos Janice Hochstein
1987 Fleetwood Fesmire Michelle Jernigan
1988 Herb Wills Carla Borovicka
1989 Jessie Close Karen MacHarg
1990 Bill Crooks Margarete Deckert
1991 David Keen Paula Johnson
1992 Gary Droze Kathi Ward
1993 Paul Hoover Carrie Weyant
1984 Bill McGuire Peggy Simpson
1985 David Yon Jane Johnson
1996 Gary Kenney Nancy Widener & Joyce Lowery
1997 Howard Andrews Julie Clark
1998 Bill McGuire Mae Cleveland
1999 Tim Unger Sarah Docter-Williams
2000 Greg Waddell Fran McLean
2001 Clint Watkins Mary Jean Yon
2002 Bill Hillison Judy Alexander
2003 Jack McDermott Jane Johnson
2004 Hobson Fulmer Seeley Lovett
2005 Reid Vannoy Kirstin Baggett
2006 Mike Martinez Sheryl Rosen
2007 Jay Wallace Loranne Ausley
2008 Gary Griffin Lisa Johnson
2009 Tony Guillen Kelsey Scheitlin
2010 Vince Molosky Nancy Stedman
2011 Kevin Sullivan Kelly Stevens
2012 Stephen Cox Katie Showman
2013 Stanley Linton Paula O’Neill
2014 Chris Lake Renee Cox
2015 Roger Schmidt Maria Matheu
2016 Paul Guyas Jillian Heddaeus
2017 Charlie Johnson Kat Sack
2018 Mark Tombrink Alyssa Terry
2019 Bill McNulty Lou Maxwell
2020 No award given No award given
2021 Ryan Truchelut Tsige Tadesse-Kiros
2022 John Baughman Katie Sherron
2023 Leonardo Canete Laura McDermott

To an organization or individual who over a period of years, through financial or other contributions, has supported running in the community at large

  Lewis State Bank
  Chenoweth Distributing Company
  Killearn United Methodist Church
  International Paper Company Southlands Experimental Forest
  Sunshine Advertising
  Joe Beckham
  Leon County Sheriff’s Posse
  The Audio Video Store
  The Mill
  Sports Beat
  Hooters Restaurant
  Dunn Chiropractic
  Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic
  International Paper Company Southland Experimental Forest
  The Trust for Public Land
1998 Shannon Sullivan
1999 Susie Busch-Transou, (Tri-Eagle Distrubutorship)
2000 Manny Joanos
2001 Mary Register
2002 Maclay School
2003 Premier Fitness/Len Harvey
2004 Capital Health Plan
2005 U-Haul University Center (and Manager Malysa Baucum)
2006 Fun Station
2007 Publix
2008 Northside Kiwanis  Club of Tallahassee
2009 Godby Air Force Junior ROTC
2010 Chuck Goodheart and Jimbo Herring
2011 Bob Braman
2012 Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy
2013 Applied Innovations/Jess Coburn
2014 Capital City Runners
2015 Girls on the Run
2016 Tallahassee Sports Council
2017 Tallahassee Community College
2018 Trail & Ski
2019 Momo’s Pizza
2020 Howdy’s and Casey Hutto
2021 Church at SouthWood
2022 lululemon
2023 REI Co-op


To a person deemed representative of those club members who contribute hours of time assisting in club activities and who often go unrecognized by the club at large.

  Beth Wright
  Charles Harshbarger
  Betty Winkler
  Richard Husband
  Robert and Jan Boyd
  Joyce Stuart
  Melvina MacDonald
  Dick Dowdy
  Bonnie Benge
  Ray Hanlon
  Bill Lott/Darren Grant
  Bill Lott
  Buddy Provost
  Ann Kass
  Craig Hasty
1998 Jeanne O’Kon, Martha Haynes
1999 Kendria Ellis
2000 Gary & Peg Griffin
2001 Dawn Brown
2002 Toma Wilkerson
2003 JoLena Pace
2004 Stacia Keller
2005 Beth Alexander
2006 Chris Sumner
2007 Brian Corbin
2008 Fritz Stoppelbein
2009 Susan Stetson

Robin Borschel and T J Cutchens

Alexandra Wallace and Samantha Corbin (youth)

2011 Dana Stetson
2012 Pete Kerwin
2013 Vicky Verano
2014 Mike Burns
2015 Tom Perkins
2016 Vicky Droze
2017 David Anderson
2018 Michael Savage
2019 Charlie Johnson
 2020 Keith Rowe
2021 Robert Skrob
2022 Fran McLean
2023 Berinice Mercer-Lewis


In recognition of a GWTC member who has taken a major responsibility in production of quality events, especially those favored by GWTC runners, whether by initiation or direction of the event or by coordination of a major aspect of such event.
  Mike Hochstein
  Dave Rogers
  Jim and Carolyn Story
  Mike Eakin
  Lamons and J.D. Warren
  David Yon
  Daryl Ellison
  Joe Dexter
  Chris Teaf
  Ervin Holiday
  Barbara Yonclas
  Tony Kronenburg
  Pat Bruner
  Jeff Doherty
  David & Judy Waters
1998 Larry Guinipero & Bill Hillison
1999 Will Walker
2000 Paul Hiers
2001 Felton, Bonnie & Jamie Wright
2002 Jeanne O’Kon & Tom Perkins
2003 Mary Jean & David Yon
2004 Peg & Gary Griffin
2005 Kathy McDaris
2006 Herb Wills and Reid Vannoy
2007 Jay Silvanima
2008 Gordon Cherr
2009 Jeff Nielsen
2010 Jerry and Jackie McDaniel
2011 Perry Shaw
2012 Lisa Unger
2013 Connie Clarke
2014 Bobby York
2015 Mike Weyant & Stephanie Liles-Weyant
2016 Herb Wills
2017 Ely Rosario
2018 Jim & Kristin Halley
2019 Sheryl Rosen
 2020 No Award Given
2021 Bill and Kelli Dillon
2022 Allen Blay


In 1984 GWTC recognized Michael Caldwell’s contribution to the sport with this award for his publication of Racing South Magazine and organization of the Racing South Grand Prix (both now owned by Running Journal). The award was known as the Michael Caldwell Advancement of the Sport Award until 2001 when Rex Cleveland, who served as the editor of the Fleet Foot since 1983, retired. To recognize Rex’s outstanding contribution to the sport and to GWTC, the award was renamed the Cleveland – Caldwell Award. The award is given in recognition of those who make significant contributions to the advancement of the sport, whether through research, education or some other area of expertise.
  Michael Caldwell
  Rex Cleveland
  Bruce Tuckman
  John Hesselbart
  Charles Yates
  Dot Skofronick
  Marilynn Wills
  Lamons Warren
  Gary Droze
  Herb Wills
  Don Weber
  Gretchen Everhart School
  Fred Deckert
  Gary Droze
  Tim Simpkins
1998 Perry Shaw
1999 Alice and Ernie Sims
2000 David Yon
2001 John Kalin
2002 Julie Clark
2003 Martha Haynes
2004 Nadine Dexter
2005 Perry Shaw
2006 Judy Alexander
2007 Bill McGuire
2008 Mike Schneider
2009 George Palmer
2010 Lisa Unger
2011 Chuck Davis and Jana Davis
2012 Bill Lott
2013 Chika Okoro
2014 Paul and Myrna Hoover
2015 Peg Griffin & Bill Hillison
2016 Tracy Godin
2017 Mary Jean Yon
2018 Kory Skrob
2019 Fred Deckert
2020 Dan Manausa
2021 Chris Stanley
2022 Elizabeth Kamerick
2023 Nancy Stedman


This award will be given to both a male and female GWTC triathlete, active in the club, whose love of triathlon is demonstrated not only in competition, but also in commitment, service & inspiration. This award was first given in 1999.
  Male Female
1999 N/A Kathy McDaris
2000 N/A Malissa Auker
2001 Bob Keller N/A
2002 N/A Lynn Powell
2003 Jeff Bowman N/A
2004 George Palmer N/A
2005 N/A Barbara McNeal
2006 Bruce Lynn N/A
2007 N/A Seeley Lovett
2008 N/A Stephanie Liles
2009 Grady Smith Shannon Coates
2010 Charlie Johnson Ann Bowman
2011 Mike Weyant Jennifer Kilinski
2012 Colin Abbey Brook Pace
2013 Bill Dillon Sandy Holt
2014 Rob McNeely Kate Harrison
2015 Clement Allen Jamie Harris
2016 Jon Nash Jamila Allen
2017 TJ DeVlieger Jillian Heddaeus
2018 Wayne Thumm Alison Thumm
2019 Robert Palmer Tina Bahmer
2020 No award given No award given
2021 Daniel Cook Melanie Leitman
2022 Matt Vermeer Kory Skrob
2023 Rick Ashton Beverly Harrell
Individuals who have brought respect to the Gulf Winds Track Club through their contributions, activities, and running accomplishments, and who have played a major role in shaping the ideals of the club are recognized when inducted into our Hall of Fame.
  Andy Burns
  Jim Stephens
  Janice Gage
  Tim Simpkins
  Jeff Galloway
  Bill McGuire
  Richard Henry
  Leitch Wright
  Mae Cleveland
  Bill de Grummond
  Mike Eakin
  Rex Cleveland
  Dot Skofronick
  Dave Rogers
  Gary Droze
  Herb Wills
  Gene Opheim
  Tim Kelly
  Joe Dexter
1998 Charlie Yates
1999 Bill Lott
2000 Tom Perkins
2001 David Yon
2002 Ray Hanlon
2003 Fred & Margarete Deckert
2004 Felton Wright
2005 Jessie Close
2006 Jane Johnson
2007 Julie Clark
2008 Peg Griffin
2009 Sarah Docter-Williams
2010 Mary Jean Yon
2011 Tim Unger
2012 Bob Keller
2013 Bill Hillison
2014 Judy Alexander
2015 Gary Griffin
2016 Bonnie Wright
2017 Brian Corbin
2018 Paul Hoover
2019 Jeanne O’Kon
2020 Mark Priddy
2021 Chika Okoro
2022 Lisa Unger
2023 Jerry McDaniel