Swag and Awards
Have you ever heard of the Stanley Cup? From its modest beginnings as a bowl measuring 7.28 inches in height and 11.42 inches in diameter to its larger than-life status today as arguably the most famous sports trophy in the world, the Stanley Cup has always held sway over the imagination of those who have competed for it (from NHL.com). Now we bring you the:
We announce this new, unique, and sure-to-be-coveted award in honor of Andy Payne, the part Cherokee Indian from Oklahoma who won the 1928 Bunion Derby race across America at the age of 20. He ran the 3,423.5 mi (5,509.6 km) route from Los Angeles to New York City, much of it along Route 66, in 573 hours, 4 minutes, 34 seconds, (23 days) averaging 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h) over an 84-day staged run.
The overall winner of the Route 66 UltraRun will be awarded the Payne Cup. The winner’s name will be engraved on the Cup, and that person will have the honor of keeping and caring for the Cup the year. Then, before the next Route 66 UltraRun, the holder of the Payne Cup will return it to the Race Directors so we can present the Cup to the winner of the year.
In addition to the Payne Cup, the Route 66 UltraRun will provide unique finishers medals, belt buckles, and awards showcasing amazing custom artwork. We will also have special awards; one for spirit, and one for suffering.
Your Race Directors are also working on a very special finishers party worthy of getting your Kicks on Route 66!
Based on Marshall’s decades-long history and connections within the ultrarunning, mountaineering, and adventure racing community, we are working diligently to ensure that the race bags offered to each participant will be above and beyond most of those offered in the ultrarunning community. In addition, our close working relationship with the Historic Association and businesses along the Route will ensure unique rewards for all.