The 2013 list of races is now finalized and we will not be accepting any new races into the series this year. For the 2014 race series, we will take the top 20 races based on member participation in 2013. If you would like to have your race considered for the 2014 series, e-mail Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org . We do not accept first year races, races on the same day as another series race, or races more than an hour's drive from Macon according to Mapquest.
Race Series Rules:
Members are eligible to compete in the Macon Tracks Piedmont Sports Medicine Race Series.
Points will be awarded based on how you place in your age group compared with other Macon Tracks Running Club members. The 1st MTRC member in each age group will earn 20 points, the 2nd will earn 19 points, and so on. Points can be earned from only one race at an event with multiple races. If a runner runs more than one race distance, the distance giving the highest number of race series points will be taken.
Volunteers whose work precludes them from running (split callers, timers, finish line helpers, etc.) will earn 20 points. Volunteers must e-mail Susan within a week of the race to claim their points. The maximum number of points that can be earned at any event, whether by running or volunteering, is 20.
Members who pre-register will be eligible for $1 off their entry fee. If you have a family membership, please check the member list to be sure all your family members are listed so that race directors will be able to verify your membership.
Points will not be awarded retroactively. You must be a current member on race day to earn points. Likewise, if your membership expires, you will not accrue points for races run after your membership expires (there will be a 30-day grace period on this). Memberships expire on the date listed on the website member list. You must renew within 30 days to continue earning points and receiving an entry fee discount. It's quick and easy to renew online.
A person's age group will be determined by his or her age on the date they first run a series race. Thus if the 1st series race you run is the GEICO 5K, and you are 49 on that day, you will remain in the 45-49 age group for the rest of the year for race series scoring purposes, even though you may later turn 50 and be competing in the 50-54 age group for races later in the year. Standings will be updated each month. Awards will be given at the end of the year to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall male and female and 3-deep in each age group. Age groups are as follows: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.
Rules are subject to change by the Macon Tracks Board and Officers. Decisions made by the Points Calculation Volunteer, Board, and Officers are final.
Have fun, and good luck!