2020 USATF SAN DIEGO-IMPERIAL ROAD SERIES RULES

Participating 2020 series races will be posted on the USATF San Diego-Imperial Association website at www.sandiego.usatf.org. The list of qualifying races is subject to amendment according to the discretion of the Road Series Committee.

 

Series Entry 

In order to be eligible for the road series the following criteria must be met: 

  • Must be 18 years or older by the start of the first race in the series.
  • Must be a current member in good standing of the USATF San Diego-Imperial Association. Participants may register for Association membership online at the www.sandiego.usatf.org using the “Membership” tab on the top bar of the screen.
  • Participants must complete three (3) of the five (5) eligible races to qualify for awards at the end of the series.

 

Competition Divisions

- Open Division (Men & Women): Any competitor between 18-39 years old at the conclusion of the last race in the series is eligible to compete in this category. 

- Masters Divisions (Men & Women): Any competitor 40 years old or older at the conclusion of the last race in the series is eligible to compete in this category. 

- Club Division (Open Men and Women): The top three (3) finishers on each USATF San Diego-Imperial club team will be scored according to their cumulative times at each championship race in the road series. Club teams must declare themselves to the series scorer prior to the start of the race.

- Club Division (Masters Men & women): The top three (3) age graded scores on each USATF San Diego-Imperial club team will be scored according to their cumulative Age Graded scores at each championship race in the road series. Club teams must declare themselves to the series scorer prior to the start of the race.
 

Series Awards

Individual Prizes & Awards

At the conclusion of the series the following prize awards will be given out to the top series point scorers in each division. In order to be eligible for prize awards at the conclusion of the series an individual must complete and score in three (3) of the five (5) races in the series. The best of three scores will be used to determine the winner. 

Individual Prizes & Awards
 

Place Open Men Open Women Masters Men Masters Women
1st $400 $400 $300 $300
2nd $300 $300 $200 $200
3rd $200 $200 $100 $100
4th $100 $100 $50 $50
5th $50 $50    

 

Cash prizes will be awarded in the form of checks issued by the USATF San Diego-Imperial Association. Checks will be mailed to winners using their membership address on file with the Association. All winners will be announced online via the Association website (sandiego.usatf.org) and road series homepage.

 

Club Prizes & Awards

At the conclusion of the series the following prize awards will be given out to the club with highest point total in each division. In order to be eligible for prize awards at the conclusion of the series a club must compete and score in three (3) of the five (5) races in the series. The best of three scores will be used to determine the winner.  

Open Women, Open Men, Masters Women and Masters Men each get the following prize money allocated to their team division:

1st: $150
2nd: $100
3rd: $75

 

Series Scoring

 

Individual Scoring 

  • A runner's total score for the series will be his or her three best scores in the series.
  • In order to be eligible for prize awards an individual must score in three (3) of the five (5) races in the series.
  • Carlsbad 5000 special scoring: If a participant partakes in the elite wave race, their score will count for their appropriate age-gender division.  Those participating in the all day 20k, the time from their age-gender division will only be counted.
  • An individual must complete the declaration form for each race in the series in order to be scored. The declaration form can be found on the Road Series webpage.

 

Open Division Scoring (Men & Women)

  • Series scoring for the Open division in all races will be the following:

1st – 10 points, 2nd - 8 points, 3rd - 6 points, 4th - 5 points, 6th - 3 points, 7th - 2 points,
8th to last - 1 point

  • Series scoring for the Masters division will be based on Age Graded scoring. Age Graded scores will be using factors developed for the Howard Grubb Age Grade Calculator: 
  • A runner’s score will be determined by their age-graded calculation taken to the tenth decimal place.

Example A: Robert is 45 years old and runs 18:10 for 5k. His score is tallied as 78.26 using the WMA calculator and he would be assigned a score of 78.2 points.

Example B: Linda is 75 years old and runs 31:05 for 5k. Her score is tallied as 72.98 using the WMA calculator and she would be assigned a score of 72.9 points.

  • A runner’s division for the series is determined by his or her age on the date of the last championship race in the series. For example, a runner turning 40 before the last race in the series would compete as a 40-year-old for series scoring.

 

Team Scoring

 

The 2020 Road Series will include club team scoring at each championship race.

  • Eligible runners must:
  • Meet all Series entry rules.
  • Be current USATF San Diego members.
  • Declare for the Series using the Google form provided below and on the Series website.
  • In order to be eligible for prize awards at the conclusion of the series a club must compete and score in three (3) of the five (5) races in the series.
  • Teams may have an unlimited number of entrants but will only be scored using the top three (3) scoring runners on their team.
  • Teams need a minimum of three (3) runners to score as a team.
  • Individuals are associated with a team using the club indicated on the declaration form.  Individuals can not change teams after they have been scored for a race.
 
  • Eligible runners must:  
  • Meet all series entry rules.
  • Be registered members of the same Association club as it appears on your online member portal. To access your membership online go to: https://www.usatf.org/myUSATF/index.asp and enter your ID and password.
  • Club team places in the open division will be determined using a team’s combined time. For example, if the three scorers run 32:00, 33:00, and 34:00 minutes for 10k their combined time would be      1 hour : 39 minutes : 00 seconds or 1:39:00. - fastest time wins
  • Club team places in the masters division will be determined using a team’s combined time by Age Graded Score - please refer to individual masters scoring section. Highest combined scores of top 3 runners will be counted. - Thus:
‚Äč In a 5k race for males: On the same team a 41 year old runs 18:10 giving him 76.00 AGS, a 70 year old runs 20:00 giving him 87.33 AGS, and a 50 year old runs 24:00 giving him 61.47 AGS --- The teams total score is 224.8 for that 5k race.
  • Time will be determined via chip timing.
  • Series scoring for all club divisions in all races will be the following: 

1st – 10 points, 2nd - 8 points, 3rd - 6 points, 4th - 5 points, 6th - 3 points, 7th - 2 points,
8th to last - 1 point


 

Tiebreakers

Tiebreakers will be decided by head-to-head competition throughout the series. 

In the event individuals or teams are still tied the following tiebreaker will be used:

  • The winner of the final head-to-head competition.

 

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