Scoring & Formulas

DISTANCE based points formula. Based on pre-set race distance. (ex: 10K, 100M)

SCORE = (Wt / Yt) * Bp
Wt = winning time (gender specific: m&f)
Yt = your time
Bp = base points

ULTRA division:
100 Bp if >=100M
90 Bp if >=62M & <100M (ex: 100k)
85 Bp if >=50M & <62M
80 Bp if >26.2M & <50M (ex: 45k, 50k, 60k)

TRAIL division:
100 Bp if >=25M & <=26.2M (ex: marathon)
95 Bp if >=18.6M & <25M (ex: 30k, 35k, 40k)
90 Bp if >=13.1M & <18.6M (ex: 1/2marathon, 25k)
85 Bp if >=6.2M & <13.1M (ex: 10k, 15k, 20k)
75 Bp if <6.2M (ex: 5k)

TIME based points formula: Based on the pre-set race limit, not the time you ran. (ex: 6 hr, 24 hr)

SCORE = (Yd / Wd) * Bp
Yd = your distance
Wd = winning distance (gender specific: m&f)
Bp = base points

ULTRA division:
100 Bp if >=24hr
90 Bp if >=12hr & <24hr
85 Bp if >=9hr & <12hr
80 Bp if >=6hr & <9hr

TRAIL division:
100 Bp if >=5hrs & <6hrs
90 Bp if >=3hrs & <5hrs
75 Bp if >=2hrs & <3hrs
70 Bp if <2hrs

EPIC race bonus: Two of the Spring series races are so competitive, consistently attract an elite group of national and international competitors, that we've decided to give an overall 10% base points bonus to ALL series members that finish them: Bandera 100K & Rocky Raccoon 100M.

SCORE = ((Wt / Yt) * Bp) + Epic

if Bp 100, Epic = 10 (ex: if RR100M, score + 10)
if Bp 95, Epic = 9.5
if Bp 90, Epic = 9.0 (ex: if B100K, score + 9)
if Bp 85, Epic = 8.5
if Bp 80, Epic = 8.0
if Bp 75, Epic = 7.5
(ex: if score is 80.4321, add 10 points, 90.4321)

SMALL race adjustment: On the flip-side of the coin to the above rule, we will include (a small points decrease) to races that have less than 10 finishers per gender.

SCORE = ((Wt / Yt) x Bp) - Small

if Bp 100, Small = 9.0 (ex: if XT26m, score - 9.0)
if Bp 95, Small = 8.5
if Bp 90, Small = 8.0
if Bp 85, Small = 7.6 (ex: if BBU50M, score - 7.6)
if Bp 80, Small = 7.2 (ex: if PW50K, score - 7.2)
if Bp 75, Small = 6.7
(ex: if score is 65.4321, subtract 7.6 points, 57.8321

Last-Runner-Standing (LRS) points formula (Repetitive laps on a schedule until one runner remains). The distance the winner runs determines Bp and if the race is Ultra or Trail.

SCORE = (Yd / Wd) * Bp
Yd = your distance
Wd = winning distance (NOT gender specific)
Bp = base points

ULTRA division:
100 Bp if >= 100M
90 Bp if >=62M & <100M (ex: 100k)
85 Bp if >=50M & <62M
80 Bp if >26.2M & <50M (ex: 45k, 50k, 60k)

TRAIL division:
100 Bp if >=25M & <=26.2M (ex: marathon)
95 Bp if >=18.6M & <25M (ex: 30k, 35k, 40k)
90 Bp if >=13.1M & <18.6M (ex: 1/2marathon, 25k)
85 Bp if >=6.2M & <13.1M (ex: 10k, 15k, 20k)
75 Bp if <6.2M (ex: 5k)

Two Races: We will only score a person after they have two race scores within a division (Ultra or Trail). This includes scoring for teams. So, a team member with less than 2 scores will not be applied to team totals.

Four Race Max: We will only score your top four race scores within a division (Ultra or Trail).

Male & Female: are scored separately, except in the Last-Runner-Standing, where there is only one non-gender-specific winner for basing all race scores from.

Early Starters, Underachievers, & Overachievers: We know that some races allow runners to start early, drop down to a shorter distance after you have started, or step up to a longer distance after you have started. The thing is, if the race director allows it, and scores these people along with all the others, then we do too. Note* COVID19 has forced many race directors to implement wave starts, sometimes over a period of days. So, however you start, we will use the race results as listed based on chip timing results (for as long as the races are using this format)

Multi-Race Repeat-Runner Events: In some cases, a series member race director will offer multiple races in a single event (i.e.: in a single day, or weekend, etc.) that are open to repeated entry by the SAME runner (i.e.: Tejas Trail's: Trail Running Festival). The Championship Series wants to encourage enthusiastic participation in these types of events but, at the same time, does not want to potentially "wrap-up" a Spring or Fall series points-wise by accumulating so many points in a single event day or weekend. So, we will score all eligible races in a multi-race event, then take a runner's single best race and use that to score their series points, as well as Team contribution points. The one exception to this rule is if the runner runs an Ultra and a Trail category race, then both can be scored.

Greater-than 100 Mile Races, Stage Races, Relays: At this time, we have decided not to over-complicate the series distance formula by adding features like course difficulty judgments, race-type and/or exotic distance comparisons, etc., etc. Races that are over 100 miles will be scored using the same distance formula using the top 100 base points, and the participant's time will still be measured as a percentage of the winner's time. Stage races will be treated the same as a regular race for that cumulative distance. This obviously only works for stage races that rank their finishing participants based on an overall cumulative time.

Course Records: A runner that sets a course record receives a 5% point bonus (winner only). These CR bonus points are only valid in races that have been run at least 3 times previously on approximately the same course. Minor variations in the course happen from year-to-year, which don't materially affect the course any more than weather variations year-to-year. However, if a course reverses direction or replaces 5 miles of trail with a road, that is a materially new course to the results. Ultimately, the RD has the final authority on what constitutes a course record and it's the RD's acknowledgement that determines this.

Tie Breaker Sequence: only applies to end of series awards.
1) Points from 5th race (if they did 5 races) added to their total.
2) If still tied, whomever scores higher at the last race in the Season.
3) If still tied, coin flip