What is the series all about?
The River City Runners and Walkers Club proudly presents the Running and Walking Series. The series is designed to provide runners and walkers a chance to compete for a series championship involving races in Wood, Wirt, Pleasants and Ritchie Co. WV and Washington Co. Ohio. These races will be scored using the system explained below, with awards being presented at the River City Runners & Walkers Club Banquet at the end of the season. Entry to the series is FREE. All you have to do is sign up and complete at least 11 of the races. You do not have to turn in results to anyone to be eligible for awards, your points are automatically recorded for you
Entry applications must be submitted by the 1st Series Race each year. Participants must be 12 or over to enter the series. To be eligible for awards and a series shirt, all you have to do is signup and complete a designated number of races,usually11 and be a River City Runners and Walkers Club member. Participants score will be based on their top 11 race scores. Race scoring starts at the participant’s date of entry into the series. The participant’s age group will be maintained throughout the series based on their age at the time of entry into the series. The division a participant signs up for i.e. runner/walker will be maintained throughout the series. Entry into the Series can either be as a Runner or Walker, not both or a combination of both. You can still participate in other Series Events in the other division, but only those races you complete per your registration as a Runner or Walker will count toward the Series. You do not have to turn in results to anyone to be eligible for awards; your points are automatically recorded for you. Participants entry to the series is FREE.
A participant’s score will be determined by his/her percentile place of finish in that race. A win will score an individual 100 points and a participant who finishes in the middle of the pack will score 50 points. Every finisher will score at least 1 point. To calculate how a race will be scored, take the number of finishers and add 1 to that total. From that total, subtract your place of finish. Next, divide that number by the total number of finishers and then multiply by 100. Bonus points will be given for each race. For each race you will receive one point for each mile of the race, except for the Rick Brown Memorial Race which will be worth 10 bonus points..
The standings for everyone who officially enters the Running and Walking Series will be available here on the website. (See below)
Runner and Walker Divisions (No duplications of awards).
Open: Overall awards will go to top 3 male and female finishers of the series.
Masters: Top 3 male and female finishers of the series.
Age Group Awards: Top 2 male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.