We have a twenty-three year tradition of honoring the top three clubs by engraving their names onto the MCR trophy. Winning clubs are determined by the sum of the times of their first place teams in each scoring division.
First place for each division will be awarded N points, where N is equal to the number of clubs which have teams that finish in that division. Each succeeding finishing club will be awarded (N -1) points, (N – 2) points, and so on. If a club has more then one team competing in a division, only the team which finishes first for that club will score, all subsequent teams will have no effect on the club championship scoring (though they will be noted for their official finishes within the division).
Example: Open Division has 22 entries and all 12 MCR clubs are represented.
1. GLRR 12 Points
2. GLRR 2nd but no points
3. WRT 11 Points
4. WCRC 10 points
22. Whoever RC 1 point (last of 12 clubs)
Example: The male veterans Division has only one club entry.
1. GAC 1 point
Example: The Womens Masters has 10 entries but only 3 clubs.
1. GLRR 3 points
10. Little Sisters RC 1 point
To count as a scoring team for the MCR trophy you must have a minimum of five team members and three for Sunshine teams. Runners must be a member in good standing with the club they are competing. Runners cannot score for two teams. If a runner runs for two scoring teams, only the time for the faster of the two team will count towards the club championship. The top club is awarded the Mill Cities Relay Champion Trophy and the runner-up receives the Martin Cardoza Award. The third place club receives the Jack Pierce Award.
Dave LaBrode Team Participation Brick
The club that fields the most teams will be awarded the Dave LaBrode Team Participation Brick.
Sharon Yu MCR Contribution Brick
Each year the MCR Commissioner selects an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the success of the relay. That individual will be awarded the Sharon Yu MCR Contribution Brick.
The Phil Quinn Award
Annually the Mill Cities Alliance recognizes a citizen of the local running community with the Phil Quinn Award for making extraordinary contributions to our sport. The past winners of this prestigious award are listed below. Their dedication, support, commitment and passion for running have improved our sport immensely.
Among our past recipients you will find coaches, race directors, newsletter editors, webmasters, race officials, club officers, writers and most likely a teammate of yours. They are the mortar that holds the organizational bricks of our running community together. These individuals willingly give their time and expertise to make running better for all of us.
1991 Dave Camire GLRR
1992 Bob Randall WCRC
1993 Jack Pierce GLRR
1994 Jim “Gilly” Gilford GAC
1995 Mike Page NSS
1996 Dave LaBrode AS
1997 Skip Cleaver GCS
1998 Jean Boswell GLRR
1999 Bob Manning WCRC
2000 Sharon Yu AS – MVS – WCRC (Click here to read Sharon’s exceptance speech)
2001 Gary Freedman NSS (Click to read Joe Shairs’ introduction of Gary)
2002 Mike McCormack WCRC
2003 Warren Church GCS
2004 Charlie Farrington MVS (Click here to read Dave Dyer’s story on Charlie)
2005 Mark Coddaire GLRR
2006 Steve Burton SRR
2007 Bill Feeney SRC
2008 Bill Mullen Lynn Woods XC
2009 Marshall McCloskey MVS
2010 Steve Moland GCS
2011 Glenn Stewart GLRR