Run-Down Trophy Room

Be assured that all awards listed here are authentic and meaningful. Award Ratings are by Focus Associates and range from 5.0 to 1.0 (0.5 increments), with 5.0 being the highest.

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Award  Review/Description Rating Awarded
Surfers Choice Top-100 Surfers Choice Top-25 of 1999/2000 5.0 August 12, 2000
The Top-100 of 1999/2000 has been narrowed down and Run-Down emerged unscathed!
Thanks, Wally!
Surfers Choice Top-100
Best of the Web Directory
Surfers Choice Top-100 of 1999/2000

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5.0 June 7, 1999
² This one is not easy to get. Your site must be ready. Pay attention to how you write your submission. Read what they have to say about that before you fill out the form. But if you win a monthly award, you are elgible for the annual award which is voted on by their substantial number of visitors. Sure worth a shot.
Thanks, Wally!
LEARNING FOUNTAIN Award Learning Fountain Award 5.0 March 17, 1999
² Award Requirements: The 6 Requirements for Excellence that the site must meet in order to earn the award are.
  • Fast Loading - visitors are not kept waiting to enter
  • Visitor-Centric - revolves around visitor's needs, interests and desires
  • Learning Catalyst - enables the visitor to learn
  • Focused - dwells on a given subject; does not wander
  • Thorough - covers subject in depth
  • Transaction Enabeling - easy to transact business
If your site offers an in-depth learning experience to your visitors, submit it here for some recognition.
Thanks, Paul!
WebNet Webratings WebNet Webratings 5.0 August 29, 1999
A large very informative site. Excellent work.
Rated The Run-Down a 5 -- the highest score possible.
Beehive WeB Pix Award Beehive WeB Pix Award 5.0 April 27, 2000
Congratulations! We found your reader-friendly site easy to navigate, attractive, full of great content, and a great service to the Internet community. Thank you for your commitment to Web excellence!
Thanks, Míc!
Internet Brothers: Helpware for the Cybercommunity Internet Brothers Gold Plaque for Helpware Excellence 4.5 August 7, 1999
In reviewing your site we have found it to be among the elite on the WWW. I learned a lot from visiting your site and that is plain and simply what the spirit of Helpware is all about. You have a flair for presenting information in a conversational manner that makes the visitor want to keep on reading.
My note -- Jeff certainly embodies the Helpware spirit, not only running an excellent award site, but taking the time to offer suggestions for improving The Run-Down.

Thanks, Jeff!
Fortress Key Site Award for excellence in web design Fortress Key Site Award for Excellence in Web Design 4.5 August 11, 1999
I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on the fine job you've done with your web site. I found the content to be interesting and the overall design to be very well organized. Navigating the site was also quite easy. It is a pleasure to review sites such as yours because you've obviously put the time and effort in to make the visit worthwhile. Once again, congratulations on a great web site and the best of luck to you in the future.
Thanks, Tom!
High Density Hawk Award High Density Hawk Award 4.5 September 1, 1999
Congratulations! I have visited your web site and found it to meet the criteria of our Hawk award.
Thanks, Tom!
Critical Mass Award Critical Mass Award 4.0 August 13, 1999
A very nice site, excellent design, clever original graphics, great photos, and your content is informative, entertaining, presented well and easy to access. A worthy enterprise and a positive contribution to the Web.
Thanks, Bill!
Stanley Portal Hyatt Frontier Award Stanley Portal Hyatt Frontier Award 4.0 August 24, 1999
It has been said that real heroes know who they are. This is certainly true in your case where your sincere desire to share your love of the sport of running is fully heroic.

The Run-Down is a special treat for any visitor and I am no exception. Your hard work is very evident and the care you have inserted into each page is a subtle and pleasant reward in itself. As a webmaster I know that all these good things don't just happen. They require a dedicated focus to achieve. I salute you and take genuine pleasure in presenting to you the Stanley Portal Hyatt Frontier Award for truly "expanding the boundaries of the World Wide Web."
Wow, thank you very much, Ron!
aeclectic award aeclectic award 4.0 August 29, 1999
After a careful review and evaluation, your site was judged of the high standard necessary to win an aeclectic award - the award for information. I thought your website was well put together and an excellent resource.
Thanks, Solandia!
GOLD Exceptional Sites Award GOLD Exceptional Sites Award 4.0 August 30, 1999
Sites are judged based upon speed, navigation, overall appearance, use of technology and quality of content. We found your site to be well designed, nicely organized with an attractive appearance, easily navigated, great load time and a great contribution to our Internet community. Keep up the great work!
Cyber Platinum Award Cyber Platinum Award 4.0 September 30, 1999
  Runner's World Online Daily Bookmark NA See Below
August 3, 1999: This is one of the better personal sites about running on the web. Dan has a little bit of everything, including forums and a monthly contest. He also has a page where you can advertise for a training partner, and quite a few useful links in his health forum.

November 8, 2001: One of our favorite sites for running links is now hosting a free Fantasy Track & Field League. Visit the site to learn more about scoring, the IAAF track meets and events contested, and how much winning athletes are "worth."

April 15, 2003: The self-proclaimed site that is "Your one-stop source for everything running related!" In the menu bar on the left side is a link to Statistics and Calculators that leads you to performance equivalency tables discussed in today's lead news story.
Okay, so it's not an award, but it is an honor for a running site to receive.
  Kick! Relay Newsletter Feature NA January 17, 2000
We were delighted and amazed to come across a new, sprawling portal for running links. With over 3500 running links, it has to be seen to be believed. Check it out at
Thanks, Josh!
Run The Planet Award Run The Planet Award for February, 2000 NA February 1, 2000
One running or walking site is selected each month based on the highest number of recommendations.
  US News & World Report - Best of the Web: Fitness NA December 4, 2000
A portal to running clubs, races, statistics, products, training help, a running partner locator, stories of racing inspiration (and desperation), and a variety of publications – you'll be too exhausted to lace up your Nikes after trotting through all of Run-Down's links.
  Network Solutions' "dot coms to Watch" NA February 27, 2001
Although running may be an individual sport, you'll find you have plenty of company when you visit It's your one-stop source for everything running-related. If you're looking for running tips or health and nutrition advice, this is the place to go. If you want to ask questions, find a training partner or check on an upcoming event, all you have to do is click. Whether you're a serious runner or a weekend jogger, you'll find plenty of valuable information at

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Surfer's Choice Top-100
Learning Fountain Award
WebNet Webratings
Beehive WeB Pix Award
Internet Brothers Gold Plaque for Helpware Excellence
Fortress Key Site Award for Excellence in Web Design
High Density Hawk Award
Critical Mass Award
Stanley Portal Hyatt Frontier Award
aeclectic award
GOLD Exceptional Sites Award
Cyber Platinum Award
Run The Planet Award for February, 2000

² Says Jim, at Virtual PROMOTE, the leader in search engines and website promotion.