You must run in at least 8 races and register in each race as a competitive runner. At the end of the season, your best 8 times will be scored and totaled. The lower times will be dropped. Awards will be given to the top 5 overall men and women. Awards will also be given to the top 3 age group finishers, men and women. Age groups are as follows: 12-under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-over.
Individual scores are determined by calculating the event average time for all participants, then
dividing the average time by each individual's personal time, then multiplying by 100.
For example, if the average time for a races was 63:00 (mm:ss) and an athlete completed the
race in 59:00, they would get a score of 63/59 * 100 = 106.8. Put simply, if a participant's
time is equal to the average time, they are awarded 100 points. They receive more points for
being faster than the average time and fewer points the slower they are than the average time.
This method is considered a "normalized scoring method" because performance gets compared
across athletes, races, and distances. If athlete #1 gets a score of 109 in one race and
athlete #2, in a different race, scores a 105, then you can conclude that athlete #1 performed
better against the average in their race then athlete #2 did against the average in theirs.
A race series can have a minimum number of required races. An individual's series score is
the average of their best race scores calculated using the minimum number of required races.
Simply put, if the minimum number of races is 3 and an athlete races 5 races, then only
their best 3 races are used to calculate their series score.