3/13/19 – updated

Spring Season

Ultra

Trail

Team Divisions

Scoring Notes

  • This scoring description only applies to 2019 and is listed here for historical purposes.
  • 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.
  • We will only score your top four race scores within a division (Ultra or Trail).
  • Men and Women are scored separately, except in the Last-Runner-Standing, where there is only one non-gender-specific winner for basing all race scores from.
  • EPIC race points 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% (ten percent) base points bonus to ALL series members that finish them: Bandera 100K, and Rocky Raccoon 100M.

EPIC = BP * 0.1
score = (Wt / Yt) x BP + EPIC
if BP = 100 then 10 (so, for RR100mi…. score + 10)
if BP = 95 then 9.5
if BP 90 then 9.0 (so, for B100k… score + 9)
if BP 85 then 8.5
if BP 80 then 8.0
if BP 75 then 7.5
ex: if your RR100m score is 80.4321, then add 10 points to 90.4321

  • SMALL race points adjustment: On the flip-side of the coin to the above rule, we will add a .9 points multiplier (a small points decrease) to races that only have 10 (ten) or less finishers per gender.

SMALL = BP * 0.09
score = (Wt / Yt) x BP – SMALL
if BP = 100 then 9 (so, for XT26m F only… score – 9)
if BP = 95 then 8.5
if BP = 90 then 8.0
if BP = 85 then 7.6 (so, for BBU50M or GW52.4M or XT50M… score – 7.6)
if BP = 80 then 7.2 (so, for PW50K… score – 7.2)
if BP = 75 then 6.7
ex: if your BBU50m score is 65.4321, then subtract 7.6 points to 57.8321

Scoring Formulas

DISTANCE BASED points formula (ex: 10K Trail race, 100M Ultra race)

Wt / Yt x base points = score

Wt = winning time in seconds (gender specific: Male or Female )
Yt = your time in seconds

  • Ultra division base points:
    • 100 base points = 100M and longer races
    • 90 base points = 100K to sub-100M races
    • 85 base points = 50M to sub-100K races
    • 80 base points = > 26.2M (greater than a Marathon) to sub-50M races
  • Trail division base points:
    • 100 base points = 25M to Marathon (26.2M) races
    • 95 base points = 30K (18.6M) to sub-25M (< 25M) races
    • 90 base points = Half Marathon (13.1M) to sub-30K (< 18.6M) races
    • 85 base points = 10K (6.2M) to sub-Half Marathon (< 13.1M) races
    • 75 base points = sub-10K (< 6.2M) races

TIME BASED points formula (ex: 9 hour Ultra race, 3 hour Trail race)

Yd / Wd x base points = score

Yd – your distance
Wd – winning distance (gender specific: Male or Female )

  • Ultra division base points:
    • 100 base points = 24 hour and longer races
    • 90 base points = 12 hour to sub-24 hour races
    • 85 base points = 9 hour to sub-12 hour races
    • 80 base points = 6 hour to sub-9 hour races
  • Trail division base points:
    • 100 base points = 5 hour to sub-6 hour races
    • 90 base points = 3 hour to sub-5 hour races
    • 75 base points = 2 hour to sub-3 hour races
    • 70 base points = shorter than 2 hour races

LAST-RUNNER-STANDING points formula (ex: Constant laps on a schedule until one runner remains)

Yd / Wd x base points = score

Yd – your distance
Wd – winning distance (*NOT gender specific* – everybody is the same here)

  • Ultra division base points:
    • 100 base points = 100M or more run by the winner
    • 90 base points = 100K to sub-100M run by the winner
    • 85 base points = 50M to sub-100K run by the winner
    • 80 base points = > 26.2M (greater than a Marathon) to sub-50M run by the winner
  • Trail division base points:
    • 100 base points = 25M to Marathon (26M) run by the winner
    • 95 base points = 30K (18.6M) to sub-25M (< 25M) run by the winner
    • 90 base points = Half Marathon (13.1M) to sub-30K (< 18.6M) run by the winner
    • 85 base points = 10K (6.2M) to sub-Half Marathon (< 13.1M) run by the winner
    • 75 base points = sub-10K (< 6.2M) run by the winner