The Mark May “Extra Mile” award is to be given annually to that individual who has quietly dedicated themselves to the loving creation and meticulous care of the canvases we call cross country courses, on which precious lifetime memories are painted for the runners, coaches, and spectators who’s privilege it was to have been there.
Since 1997 YourTime+ has surveyed over 60 cross-country courses in 18 states, precision measuring over 250 miles of them, and seen almost every type of course imaginable. Each one is unique. Many of them are spectacularly beautiful. But almost all have a very noticeable characteristic. They have been lovingly and meticulously created and groomed to provide safe and vivid athletic experiences. Mt. SAC is a perfect example!
Often without notice or recognition, the unsung heroes who design, maintain, and otherwise make these great courses picture perfect and user friendly do so as a labor of love, not simply as their job. They truly go the extra mile for us. Mike Goff is such an individual. YourTime+ is honored to have met him and learn about his amazing life of service. He fully deserves and is the second recipient of this award, named after the late Mark Hamilton May of Woodberry Forest School in Virginia. Each year around the country, one of these unsung heroes will be recognized for their significant contribution to the great sport of cross country. With much appreciation, YourTime+ congratulates Mike Goff for being the 2022 Extra Mile award winner!