2017 RunAbout Race Series

Race #1 | Blacksburg Classic 10 Miler – February 12th

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRESULTS | RACE POINTS | PHOTOS

Race #2 | Mountain Lake Hell Climb 10k – April 1st

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRESULTS | RACE POINTS

Race #3 | Huckleberry Jam Point-to-Point – May 6th

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaREGISTRATION | RESULTS | RACE POINTS

Race #4 | Downtown Sundown 5K – June 17th

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Race #5 | Draper Mile – August 4th

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaREGISTRATION | RESULTS | RACE POINTS

Race #6 | Eye Run 10k – August 19th

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaONLINE REGISTRATION | REGISTRATION FORM | RESULTS | RACE POINTS

Race #7 | Hokie Half Marathon – September 17th

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Race #8 | Brave Heart 5k  Radford University Homecoming – October 21st

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRESULTS | RACE POINTS

Race #9 | Brush Mountain Breakdown – October 28th

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaREGISTRATION | RESULTS | RACE POINTS

Race #10 | Frosty 5k – December 24th

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Race #8 | Overall Points

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaCUMULATIVE RACE POINTS | REMAINING GIFT ELIGIBILITY

 

 

Everyone who finishes eight of the ten races receives a Race Series sweatshirt. This includes the shorter race distance at each event and is new for the 2017 Race Series. For example, running in the Blacksburg Classic 10 miler OR 5k both count towards sweatshirt eligibility but NOT towards race series points (only runners in the 10 miler are eligible for race series points).  The same policy applies to all 2017 Race Series events.

To Earn a Sweatshirt, participants need to complete EIGHT of the following ten events:

  • Blacksburg Classic 10 miler OR 5k
  • Hell Climb 10k
  • Downtown Sundown 5k
  • Draper Mile
  • Eye Care 10k OR 5k
  • Hokie Half Marathon OR 5k
  • Huckleberry Jam 9 Miler
  • Brave Heart 5k
  • Brush Mountain Breakdown 12 miler, 7 miler, OR 3 miler
  • Frosty 5k

To Score Race Series Points, competitors must enter:

  • Blacksburg Classic 10 miler
  • Hell Climb 10k
  • Downtown Sundown 5k
  • Draper Mile
  • Eye Care 10k
  • Hokie Half Marathon
  • Huckleberry Jam 9 Miler
  • Brave Heart 5k
  • Brush Mountain Breakdown 12 miler OR 7 miler
  • Frosty 5k

The RunAbout Race Series Age Group Winners will also receive a jacket. Top five overall point winners (male and female participants points are combined, not separate) win cash and a shopping spree at RunAbout Sports. Top 5 overall winners are removed from Age Group Jacket Winners but will also receive a Race Series Champion jacket as well. You MUST run in at least two races to earn a jacket.

  • 1st wins $500 cash and a $500 shopping spree
  • 2nd wins $400 cash and a $400 shopping spree
  • 3rd wins $200 cash and a $300 shopping spree
  • 4th wins $200 cash and a $200 shopping spree
  • 5th wins $200 cash and a free pair of shoes

Age Group Awards are broken into male and female categories with top three scoring. 5 points for 1st, 3 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd. 13 Age group categories exist for males and females each(26 total): 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Overall points are added to age group points. Ten points for 1st, nine points for 2nd, eight for 3rd, seven for 4th, etc. One point for 10th.

Your points will be based off your age at each race. If you earned 12 points at the Blacksburg Classic and then turned 40 before the Mountain Lake Hell Run 10K, your points will travel with you to your new age group. On December 24th your age will be your final age category even if you don’t compete in the Frosty 5K.

POINTS FROM ALL 10 EVENTS WILL BE INCLUDED IN SCORING, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT YOU COMPETE. Thus, not participating can only hurt your overall score.

Become a Blacksburg Striders member! Striders receive discounts on many things including the races listed.

Example Scenarios:

  • If you are the 1st female overall, you earn 10 points plus 5 points for winning your age group
  • The 2nd place female overall in a different age group would earn 9 points for 2nd overall, and 5 points for first in her age group for 14 total points
  • The 10th place male overall who is third in his age group would receive 1 point for 10th overall and another point for 3rd in his age group for 2 points total
  • A 14th place overall male would receive zero points for overall finish, but won his age group so he receives 5 points total
  • At the end of the race series if there is a tie for the age group winners, the person who ran the most races in the series gets the win. If there still is a tie the person who had the better time at the Hokie Half Marathon gets the win, even if the other(s) did not run the Hokie Half. If those who are tied did not run in the Hokie Half Marathon then the person who ran in the earliest race of the series gets the win. If both ran in that race then the person with the better performance gets the win.
  • For overall winners (top five point earners), if there is a tie they split the prizes. If there is a tie for second between two people, then second and third places prizes would be added and split into two. In this scenario, combined second and third place prizes are equal to $600 in cash and $700 in a shopping spree, so each person gets $300 cash and $350 in shopping fun.
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