John Overton Memorial Firefighter Award
Introduced in 2003, the John Overton Memorial Firefighter Award is a perpetual trophy is awarded to the first firefighter to cross the line - regardless of whether full-time, professional or volunteer firefighter.
John Overton, 52, was killed on the evening of 21 September 2002 when working as a volunteer with the Kanimbla Rural Fire Brigade at Mt Piddington, near Lithgow, NSW. John was working with a group felling a burning tree, during a hazard reduction burning, when he was struck by the tree and killed. John completed the event twice (2002 in 4:33 where he won the over-50 age category and 1999 in 4:49). The Six Foot Track Marathon was his favourite event to compete in.