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Race Series Points

2017 Macon Tracks OrthoGeorgia Race Series points have been posted as of May 17. For race series points questions or corrections, please e-mail FM Barron at raceseries@macontracks.org.

The Macon Tracks OrthoGeorgia Race Series enables members to engage in a little friendly competition with each other to see who can amass the most race points over the course of the year. The series consists of 20 local races that are selected based on the previous year’s member participation. To earn points, all you have to do is join Macon Tracks. Members receive $1 off the entry fees of participating races when pre-registering. Customized awards are given out to the overall and age group winners at the Annual Dinner in January. Have fun, and good luck!

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Race Series Rules:

New this year: you must run or volunteer at a minimum of 3 races during the year to receive an award.

Only Macon Tracks Running Club members are eligible to compete in the Macon Tracks OrthoGeorgia 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 race distances. 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 (water stop volunteers, timers, finish line helpers, etc.) will earn 20 points. Volunteers must e-mail FM Barron 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 current 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 Al Toll, 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 for awards 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 and 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 and 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.

Note to event directors: For the 2017 race series, we will take the top 20 races based on member participation in 2016. If you would like to have your race considered for the 2017 series, e-mail F.M. at fmbarron@macontracks.org. We do not accept first-year races, races the same weekend as another series race, or races more than an hour’s drive from Macon according to Mapquest.  The requirements for race series participant event directors include: Macon Tracks members will receive $1 off the registration fee when pre-registering; each race is expected to provide a gift basket or bag to be given away by random drawing at the annual membership meeting in January (suggested items to include are entry into your next year’s race, t-shirts, running gear, etc.); and, if requested, you will include Macon Tracks materials in your electronic promotions and Macon Tracks flyers in your race packets (these will be provided to you at least one week prior to packet preparation).  Finally, if after being selected for the series, the race date is changed to a date in which there is already a series race that weekend, the race that changed its date will be removed from the series.