Race #1 | Blacksburg Classic 10 Miler – March 2nd
Race #2 | Mountain Lake Hell (Hill) Run 10k – April 5th
Race #3 | Downtown Sundown 5K – June 21st
Race #4 | Draper Mile – August 1st
Race #5 | Hokie Half Marathon – October 12th
Race #6 | Brush Mountain Breakdown – October 25th
Race #7 | Frosty 5k – December 24th
Race #8 | Overall Points
Everyone who finishes six of the seven races receives a Race Series sweatshirt. The Carilion Clinic 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.
- 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 for males and females (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.
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- If you are 1st female you earn 10 points plus 5 pts for winning age group.
- Second place female overall in a different age group would earn 9 points for 2nd overall and 5 points for first in age group for 14 points.
- Tenth place male overall who is third in age group would receive one point for tenth overall and another point for 3rd in his age group for 2 points total.
- 14th place overall male would receive zero points but won age group so he receives 5 points total.