Our awards for the overall winners are a handmade pen/pencil set that Larry Pederson (co- race director ) makes. Age group winners get a pen or a pencil if they won last year. I also made a pen/pencil holder with a deer and turkey lazer engraved on the front. I think they are kind of unique, something different than a trophy or medal.
I would never turn away somebody that wants to help at an aid station and we could always use more. If somebody wants to see the start of the race, and drive out to the 6/8 mile aid station to watch a friend, it can be done. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org