Series scoring and Awards
Team - your team/club name must be clearly indicated in your entry form in order to qualify your points towards that team/club's standing. No changes or additions will be permitted after the race.
Individual - Each runner's time will be recorded and points awarded according to performance. To qualify for series awards, runners must run a minimum of five races. The five best scores must include one race over 10k, and will be averaged to determine series standings. Runners in the 16-19 category will have the four best scores of all races. Runners in the 15 and under category will have the three best scores. Runners under 20 and over 70 do not have to run a race longer than 10k to qualify for series awards.
Full point standings will be posted at each event after the first race. Race packages not picked up by the commencement of the race are forfeited to the race organizer.
Points are awarded based on a runner’s performance relative to a benchmark which takes into account the world best times at 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km and Marathon distances. The formula was developed by Peter S. Riegel, past chairman of the TAC/USA Road Running Technical Council. 1000 points equates to a world best time. Running at half the speed of the world best would give a score of around 500. The formulas, roughly speaking, estimate that a persons speed declines by about 6% for men, and 4% for women, as distance doubles.
One of Peter Siegels original papers on this is available online http://www.runscore.com/coursemeasurement/Articles/ARHE.pdf.
A 2011 analysis of his formula can be found http://stathletics.tumblr.com/post/14931342638/riegels-equivalent-performance-formula
Club points are awarded per age group starting at 20 points for the winner of the age group and going down to 1 point for 20th and below in an age group.If a runner has registered with a club then that club gets the points. All age groups are equal - so you could win your age group in 1:15 or 2:10 and you would still get 20 points. You could come second in your age group by 1 second to 10 minutes and you would still get 19 points.
Medals are presented to the top ten in each age category. Trophies are presented to the overall top male and female in the series, and the top male and female masters (over 40 years old)
Awards are presented based on gun time not chip time. It is the responsibility of the runner to seed themselves accordingly at the start line.
Runners who complete all eight races in the series, or seven races and volunteer at their own race, will receive a special rate the following year. An additional processing charge will be added if you register online.
Draw prizes will be presented at each race that have been provided by our sponsors. Runners must be present at the drawing of all prizes.
IMPORTANT: NO DOGS, ROLLERBLADES, STROLLERS, BABY-JOGGERS, OR WHEELCHAIRS. OUR LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY SPECIFIES THAT IT COVERS RUNNERS ONLY.
FOR SAFETY REASONS WE strongly advise RUNNERS AND WALKERS TO not USE EARBUDS.