The ARR Summer Series consists of five races. Each runner who finishes at least four of the five races is entered in the Summer Series Grand Prix.
For the Summer Series Grand Prix, the Age Group of the first race run will establish the Age Group for the Grand Prix. That means that for runners who change Age Groups over the course of the summer, they will compete in the new Age Group for the individual races, but will still race in their previous Age Group for the Grand Prix.
For each race, a runner gets two sets of points, one for the Overall competition and one for the Age Group competition. In each race the top Overall runner gets 1000 points, the next finisher gets 999 and so on down. There are separate points for male and female.
Please note that there is no double dipping. That means that the top three Overall runners, male and female are pulled from the age group competition. The interim ARR Summer Series Grand Prix results show only the top three Overall. This may change from race to race. As you review the results please take a moment to note the age group of the top three Overall in each gender. If they fall out of the top three Overall, they are likely to be first in their age group competition, which may impact your place in the standings.
In the Age Group competitions, the first place runner in each Age Group receives 300 points, the next finisher gets 299 and so on down.
As you review the ARR Summer Series Grand Prix standings prior to the conclusion of ARR Summer Series #5, don’t forget to scan down and see the results of runners who missed a race. If they run ARR Summer Series #5, they will be in the competition for Overall and Age Group awards. Don’t be blind-sided by ignoring these runners just because their point total is presently lower than a runner who has run all the races to date.
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Plaques are awarded to the top three Overall runners, male and female, and the top three runners in each Age Group. There is no double dipping, so the top three Overall will be removed from the Age Group awards.
Kid’s Race Registration
Please note that kids may sign up for only one race at a time. With the substantial discount offered we want to help ensure that kids show up for each race for which they register. ARR pays our timer based on registered racers, not finishers, so every no show costs the club money.