2019 RunAbout Race Series

Race Series 2019_v1
Classic

BLACKSBURG CLASSIC

 February 9th

ResultsRace Points

Shamrock

SHAMROCK

 March 17th

ResultsRace Points

Huckleberry

HUCKLEBERRY JAM

 May 11th

 ResultsRace Points

Sundown

DOWNTOWN SUNDOWN

 June 15th

ResultsRace Points

Draper

DRAPER

 August 2nd

ResultsRace Points

Eye

CLARITY EYE RUN

 August 17th

5K | 10KRace Points

Hokie

HOKIE HALF

 September 22nd

ResultsRace Points

Braveheart

BRAVE HEART

 October 12th

ResultsRace Points

Brush

BRUSH MOUNTAIN

 October 26th

RegistrationResults | Race Points

Frosty

FROSTY

 December 24th

RegistrationResults | Race Points

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CUMULATIVE

  8 of 10 Events Complete

Cumulative Series Points

EVERYONE who finishes eight of the ten races receives a Race Series sweatshirt. This includes the shorter race distance at each event. 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 2019 Race Series events.

To earn a sweatshirt, participants need to complete EIGHT of the following ten events:

  • Blacksburg Classic 10 Miler OR 5k
  • Shamrock 4 Miler
  • Huckleberry Jam 7 Miler
  • Downtown Sundown 5k
  • Draper Mile
  • Eye Run 10k OR 5k
  • Hokie Half Marathon OR 5k
  • 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
  • Shamrock 4 Miler
  • Huckleberry Jam 7 Miler
  • Downtown Sundown 5k
  • Draper Mile
  • Eye Run 10k
  • Hokie Half Marathon
  • Brave Heart 5k
  • Brush Mountain Breakdown 12 miler OR 7 miler
  • Frosty 5k

The TOP FIVE OVERALL point scorers in the Race Series win cash and a shopping spree at RunAbout Sports, as well as a Race Series Champion jacket. Please note that for overall winners, male and female points are combined, not separate. 

1ST

$500 cash + $500 shopping spree

2ND

$400 cash + $400 shopping spree

3RD

$200 cash + $300 shopping spree

4TH

$200 cash + $200 shopping spree

5TH

$100 cash + free pair of shoes

AGE GROUP AWARDS are broken into male and female categories. 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, and 70+. Race Series AGE GROUP WINNERS will also receive a jacket; please note that Top 5 overall winners are not eligible to also be an age group winner. You MUST run in at least two races to earn a jacket.

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 Hell Climb 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.

AGE GROUP POINTS are earned by finishing in the top three in your respective age category: 5 points are earned for 1st in an age group, 3 points are earned for 2nd in an age group, and 1 point is earned for 3rd in an age group.

OVERALL PLACE POINTS are earned by finishing in the top ten in a race, regardless of age category: 10 points for 1st place, 9 points for 2nd place, 8 for 3rd place, 7 for 4th place, etc. down to 1 point for 10th place. Overall place points are added to age group points.

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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