XTERRA Trail Run Point Series
The XTERRA Arizona Trail Run Series is a part of the National XTERRA Trail Run Series. Points are awarded to the top 15 finishers in each age group. Please see the points breakdown below. Current standings will be posted to www.xterraplanet.com after each event. Points stay within the region you raced in and do not transfer (For example – if you won XTERRA Running the Rocks you’d get 100 points in the Georgia Series. Then you won the XTERRA Estrella Mountain Trail Run and earned 100 points in the Arizona Series. You would have 100 points in both Series). XTERRA TRAIL RUN SERIES POINTS – (awarded to each age group)
XTERRA Racing Age is the age you will be on December 31st, 2016. We need to fix a firm age for the year so people won’t race in June at one age and in August at another if they have a birthday in-between. For example: If you are 29, but turn 30 on Dec. 20th, you will be racing in the 30-34 division all season. XTERRA Trail Run Series age groups: <9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. The athlete with the most points- by gender and age group- after the last race in the Series earns the title of XTERRA Trail Run Series Champion and earns free entry into the XTERRA National Championship in 2015! Series Champs can also race for free in the 5k or 10k offered at Nationals if they wish, but only the longest distance is considered the national championship race. Only ONE RACE at each event is for points, and this is always the longer distance race. Ties in point standings will be settled by: 1. Head to Head competition (order of finish from the most recent race in your Series where both/all competitors participated.) 2. Winner of the most recent race (the highest placing athlete at the most recent race in your series will break the tie). To contend for a regional series title you’ll need to race in as many events within the regional series as possible to score maximum points. There are 5 races in the Arizona Series. Your final score will be calculated based on your top 4 races. You must participate in at least two events in the series, but your chances of winning the region are much better if you participate in all of them. You will be allocated “0” points for races in the series that you do not enter. Tie Breakers – Ties in point standings will be settled by: Head to Head competition (order of finish from the most recent race in your Series where both/all competitors participated.) Winner of the most recent race (the highest placing athlete at the most recent race in your series will break the tie). IMPORTANT NOTE: If there are two race distances offered on the same day, only the longer distance event counts for points for the national XTERRA Trail Run Series. For example, if there is a 5k and a 15k race on the same day, only the 15k will count for points.