History of the Carey Burke Award
For several years the St. Cloud River Runners had the privilege of enjoying the company of Mr. Carey Burke. Carey was an enthusiastic member of the running community during the 1980's and early 1990's. He would regularly drive from Princeton to join the group for the Saturday breakfast runs. He lived life to its fullest, had a great sense of humor, and got as much out of life as he could. His colorful running attire gave rise to the name "Crazylegs Classic" for one of the local races. He often presented some very interesting "gifts" at the annual banquets. Carey's positive attitude lasted long after leukemia took him away in 1993. This spirit, and enjoyment of distance running, was the reason an award was created in his honor.
The following SCRR members have been honored for showing some of that spirit, positive attitude, and support of distance running by being named recipients of the Carey Burke Award.
Bob Kovell, 2016 Carey Burke Award Recipient
Past Award Recipients
|1995||Joe Perske||2006||Cindy & Donie Lewandowski|
|1996||Denny Wintheiser||2007||Paul Ford/TD>|
|1997||Terre Severance||2008||Daryl Stevens|
|1998||Pam Stevens||2009||Kate Adams|
|1999||Hank Coppock||2010||Mike O'hara|
|2000||Kathy Zachman Mathiasen||2011||Sharon Hobbs|
|2001||Evan Jones||2012||Renee Saxman|
|2002||Pat Ross||2013||Anita Baugh|
|2003||Calvin Miller6||2014||Lisa Hines|
|2004||Greg Rolek||2015||Jacki Devine|
|2005||Ron Stock||2016||Bob Kovell/TD>|