HOW TO BECOME AN XTERRA TRAIL RUN SERIES CHAMPION
1. XTERRA Racing Age is the age you will be on December 31st, 2015. 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+, Physically Challenged.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Races scheduled after September 1, 2015, will become part of the 2014 XTR Series. Therefore, the XTERRA Racing age is based on your age on December 31st, 2016.
2. Enter as many XTERRA Trail Runs as you can – To contend for a regional series title you will need to race in at least two events. You should run in as many events within the regional series as possible to score maximum points.
There will be at least 3 races in our series.
2015 XTERRA South Carolina Trail Run Series
XTERRA Hickory Knob Trail Run
XTERRA Myrtle Beach Trail Run
XTERRA Harbison Trail Run
XTERRA Table Rock Trail Run
All 3 races will count towards your point.
It is not mandatory that you race in all events in your Series, but your chances of winning the region are much better if you do. You will be allocated “0” points for races in your Series that you do not enter.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Points will be given to both the marathon and half marathon as they are both endurance races. The 5k will not receive points.
3. Accumulate Points – Points are awarded to the top 15 finishers in each age group. Please see the points breakdown below. Current standings will be posted to XTERRAPlanet.com after each event. Points stay within the region you raced in and do not transfer (For example – if you won XTERRA Runnin’ the Rocks you would get 100 points in the Georgia Series. Then you won the XTERRA Mission Gorge Trail Run and earned 100 points in SoCal Series. You would have 100 points in both Series).
XTERRA TRAIL RUN SERIES POINTS – awarded to each age group
1st – 100
2nd – 90
3rd – 82
4th – 75
5th – 69
6th – 63
7th – 58
8th – 53
9th – 49
10th – 45
11th – 41
12th – 37
13th – 34
14th – 31
15th – 28
4. Count them Up! – 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 Xduro in September of 2013. The exact date will be announced as soon as it is set. Series Champs can also race for free in the 5k or 10k offered at Nationals if they wish, but only the 21k Xduro is considered the national championship race.
6. Tie Breakers – 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).
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR XTERRA TRAIL RUNNING NATIONALS
In 2013 it will not be mandatory to qualify to race for the XTERRA Trail Running National Championship, however, those who finish an 18km to 25km race in under 3 hours or the Colorado Springs 42km event in under 6 hours will receive special recognition.
If it is not necessary to qualify for Nationals or Worlds, why set a qualifying standard?
Couple reasons. 1) We wanted to recognize those runners that completed an Xduro in the time allotted because that is a great achievement 2) We wanted to tie-in all the Xduros (your race leads to U.S. Nationals and all of them lead to Worlds) so by the time we get to Worlds we will have this great international field of runners with good vibes and great competition 3) Because this is just year five of the Series, and we believe someday the demand will be such that we will have to limit the number of runners in the Championship races (understand that at some parks there are limits to the # of participants you are allowed to put on a trail). When this happens, qualifying for the Championship races will be necessary.