continues for 2003, as a 12 month series of 13 races culminating in
year-end awards for performance, endurance and participation by club members in our monthly club races. The
schedule of events is listed in the calendar of each newsletter, and each designated race will be detailed in the
W.T.R.C. Newsletter prior to that race. Additional categories this year will again recognize non running
All members desiring to participate in the 2003 Challenge Series must volunteer to serve as a non-running
worker at one Challenge Series event as an entry requirement. (There will be no duplication of awards)
The 2003 Challenge Series features these categories:
1. ** All members completing 66 miles in qualifying events will receive an award denoting that
achievement. There will he a total of approximately 101 qualifying miles available. Any member serving as
RACE DIRECTOR will be credited with double mileage for the most miles in that event. Any member who
serves as a volunteer will be credited for the most m iles at those races with more than one distance.
2. ** An award will be presented to the male and female members who accumulate the
most miles for the year in qualifying events. All provisions for Race Directors and volunteers listed above
apply to this category.
3. ** An award will be presented to the female and male members who participate
in the greatest number of qualifying events. All provisions for Race Directors and volunteers apply to this
4. ** Up to three awards will be given to those Non runners who help the most
at club sanctioned events. These selections will be made by the Race Directors.
5. VICTOR’S RANKINGS **** Points will be earned at each qualifying event in the following Age and Sex
A. Divisions will include: ; 0-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49,
50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ ; 0-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-
44, 45-49, 50-54 6 55 Plus (Those less than 13 must run in the shortest races offered) CLYDESDALE
CATEGORY: Men over 190 pounds, Age Graded Scoring ATHENA CATEGORY: Women over 150 pounds, Age Graded Scoring
B. The 1st place finisher in each division at each distance at each qualifying event will earn 10 points, the 2nd
place, 9 points, 3rd place, 8 paints, and so on down to 1 point for 10th place finisher. this rewards both
performance and participation, i.e., if a runner finishes last in their division, but only 3 other runners in
that division attend that race, the last place finisher would still earn 7 points for a 4th place finish. This
allows slower runners who attend more races to accumulate additional points over their faster competitors
who do not participate as often. For example, a runner who attends 10 events and earns 6 points at each
would have more points than a competitor who won each of 5 events he entered, thus rewarding
participation and performance. Also, runners may enter any distance available at a qualifying event and
still earn points. (Except those under 13 years of age must run in the shortest race)
C. Awards will be presented to a minimum of 3 and up to 5 of the top point scorers in each division. Awards
will be presented at a year end membership meeting.
D. To win a ‘Points” award a member must have run in at least 3 events and volunteered for at least one
E. Monthly Challenge Series Statistical Updates will appear in the Newsletter.