Guidelines for The Texan Nomad Division

(New for 2017)

by Joe Prusaitis

We are adding this new category just for all our wandering friends, who seem to find their trail running joy elsewhere. It is our opportunity to pull them back into the fold, such that their points still count, and they again become relevant to their clubs.
This is how you do it.

Restrictions & Requirements:

  • The race must be 50K or greater.
  • The race can be anywhere except Texas.
  • The runner wishing to be scored must live in Texas for the entire year.
  • The idea being that you live here but travel elsewhere to race.
  • The same scoring rules & everything else as the Ultra Division.
  • We (the managing partners) get to decide if we will allow your race or not. We will be understanding up to a point: no Fat Ass races.
  • We will accept most anything we feel is a professionally run race, something we would have allowed into our series if it were in Texas. For example: Western States, Hardrock, Massanutten, Speed Goat, Jemez. But, see the “Greater-than 100 Mile Races, Stage Races, etc.” paragraph in the series rules for Nomad races that don’t quite fit, especially for contributing points (explained below).
  • The Nomad season is a year long. Individual Nomad awards will be awarded at the series’ Fall award ceremony.
  • Individual Nomad Points: You will score in the Nomad Division. Similar to the series rules, except for the entire year rather than just the Spring or the Fall, you must run a minimum of 3 Nomad races, and your top 4 will be scored for the entire year.
  • Individual Series and Club/Team Contribution Points: Two (2) approved Nomad races may contribute to your regular series’ individual Ultra points and Ultra Club/Team points for the entire year. The rest of your races must be TX series races. The Nomad race(s) must occur during the Spring Series dates to contribute to your Spring Ultra individual and Club/Team points; during the Fall Series dates for Nomad points to contribute to your Fall points. Nomad points will not contribute twice across Spring and Fall Series’ seasons. (Note: The Spring Series technically starts after the last race of the previous Fall Series is completed, and vice-versa) Nomad contributing points will be tallied at the end of the corresponding Spring or Fall series and Nomad Division points will be scored at the end of the Fall Series (the end of the year).

How to get credit for your race points:

YOU need to submit the complete race results (which includes your time) to Joe Prusaitis, Link or Hard Copy print. We are not going looking for race results. We would not know what to look for. Also, make sure we know WHO you are when you submit, and make sure you are already registered with TTCS.

Awards:

Because this is new and we are not sure how it will play, we will keep the awards to a minimum and will expand the quantities depending on the amount of people who participate. So, the minimum amount of awards will be top 3 men & women, with high hopes to expand to match the Ultra and Trail categories.

No Winner discounts: Because Texan Nomads collect their points outside the state, they do not then get discount rates for the races in-state. Just doesn’t make sense.

Contact Joe Prusaitis if you have any questions.