Pictured left to right: Royce Williston, representing the family of the JMM race founder Dr. John Williiston; New Glasgow councillor Nancy Dicks; Geralyn MacDonald, New Glasgow's Director of Community Economic Development: George Manos, one of the JMM founders and his wife Shirley, both long time supporters and participants and Norma MacLeod, manager of recreation for the Town of New Glasgow.
Thursday evening the Recreation Nova Scotia Bluenose Achievement Award was presented to the Johnny Miles Running Weekend Event at the Nova Scotia Recreation Awards Gala held in Sydney. The award was recognizes the event's outstanding contributions towards recreation and a healthier future in Nova Scotia.
George and Shirley Manos accepted the award on behalf of JMM Race directors Terry and Carol Curley. Mr. Manos was one of the founders of the event along with the late Dr. John Miles Williston. The event, held annually in mid June, was nominated by the Town of New Glasgow.