It’s time to thank YOU for a great 2017 full of running, volunteering, and post-race celebrating. And it’s time for the 2017 Scena Awards. Join us as we celebrate, fete, and perhaps roast Penny Macphail and Stan Jensen!
Wait what? That’s right. In 2016, we gathered together to recognize Noé Castañon for his many years of service to the running community and his quietly creating a program to support runners in his hometown in Mexico with used and new gear from the U.S. He received The Frenchie, named in honor of Christine Chapon. In 2017, we proudly announce that the recipient of The Frenchie is Penny Macphail for her great service to new runners, her ongoing fundraising for OXFAM, and her relentless, badass running with a rubber chicken to raise awareness about worldwide hunger.
In 2017, we’re taking this a little further and creating a new award, in honor of our good friend, Stan Jensen. That’s right, The Stan Jensen Award. Before there were Facebook groups, and Ultrasignup, there was Stan and Run100s.com. Before there was Christine who could be counted to commit to a race forever, there was Stan. It’s not nice to call this a ‘lifetime achievement award’ because he’s Stan and he’s fine. But it is nice to call this award The Legend. So that’s what it will be. The Frenchie and The Legend. And the first recipient of The Legend will be Stan himself!
Is there more? Of course there is! We will present the Best Aid Station Award for 2017. That means THE best, hands down. Watch this space for that announcement.
So this December 7, join us at Sports Basement in the Presidio! We’ll have food. We’ll have beer. There’s a fun run at 6:30 and good cheer whether you run or not. And we’ll recognize one of us for great deeds, both running and otherwise.
But wait- there’s more! Get your holiday shopping done during this event and Sports Basement will give you 20% off your entire purchase. When the time comes, that is.