November 21, 2017

Points-Based Scoring System

The Indiana Trail Racing Series utilizes a points-based scoring system to harmonize the various distances available to participants.

  1. Points are based on official race results. ITRA will not make any adjustments.
  1. Points are awarded through a combination of official finish, official distance, and official finishing place (overall and age group).
  1. 1-point will be awarded for completing a Series race. No points will be awarded for a Did Not Finish (DNF).  If the race allows for “drop-downs,” you will receive points based on completing the distance that you dropped-down to.
  1. Points for distances are as follows:

<13.1 Miles …………………………………………….. 1 point

13.1-26.1 Miles ……………………………………….. 2 points

26.2 Miles (Marathon) ……………………………. 3 points

50K – 49 Miles ………………………………………. 4 points

50 Miles ………………………………………………… 5 points

  1. Points for finishing place are as follows:

1st Overall ………………………………………………. 6 points

2nd Overall ……………………………………………… 6 points

3rd Overall ……………………………………………… 6 points

1 AG ………………………………………………………. 5 points

2 AG ……………………………………………………… 4 points

3 AG ………………………………………………………  3 points

4 AG ……………………………………………………… 2 points

5 AG ………………………………………………………. 1 point

6.  Final Series totals are based on each participants’ best four out of five races.

7.  In addition, Participants can receive .25 bonus points per hour (Maximum of 6 points) for volunteering at a race, conducting trail maintenance or trail building, or crewing and pacing another runner. Volunteering is encouraged but not required.

To summarize, each Series participant gets 1 point for finishing a Series race, plus 1 to 8 points depending on the distance, plus 0 to 6 points based on finishing place, and up to 6 bonus points for volunteering.

All participants that complete four of five Series races will receive a Finishers’ Award at the 2018 ITRA Holiday Party (December 2018).  The top 3 males and females, by points, will be given a special prize to commemorate their achievement.

Questions?  Please contact us at info@indianatrailrunning.org