Definition of a humanitarian:
- Gives of him/herself without expectation of compensation
- Embraces common moral decencies such as altruism, integrity, responsibility and compassion
- Improves the lives of others through selfless, courageous, and compassionate acts
A few examples of selfless acts include activities such as:
- Serves weekly meals at homeless shelters
- Serves as a foster parent
- Organized a charity event to raise money for someone who lost their home to fire
- Volunteers for charitable organizations
- Serves on mission trips both in country and/or abroad
Examples of good acts that fall outside the scope of the award include:
- Paid advocate for impoverished individuals
- Someone who always helps others through an obstacle course
- An individual who inspires others to compete in obstacle races
- Paid employee of a charitable organization
To be eligible for the award, the individual(s) must be part of the OCR community and a citizen or legal resident of North or Central America and meet one of two criteria.*
Because of COVID-19 restrictions on racing this year, the participation criteria for nomination includes the previous year.
1. Complete a minimum of 4 obstacle races between August 1, 2018 and August 1, 2020.
2. Work within the OCR Industry (e.g., OCR course builder/director, OCR website designer, OCR writer, OCR apparel designer, OCR marketing specialist, etc.)
*Individuals and families associated with For Those Who Would, Adventurey, and Mud Run Guide are ineligible for nomination. Previous award winners and those who were finalists in 2019 (Joey McGlamory, Carrie Lukins, & Sean Valigura) are ineligible for nomination in 2020.
Nominations close midnight EST on Sept 7, 2020.[Update: We have extended the deadline for nominations until Sept 14, 2020 at midnight eastern time (US)]