TROPHY SERIES

 

2017 MALE STANDINGS

2017 FEMALE STANDINGS

 

Mile Run Trail Challenge Half Marathon: April 1, 2017

Hyner View Trail Challenge 25K: April 22, 2017

Greenwood Furnance Trail Challenge: May 7, 2017

Chief Wetona Half Marathon: May 21, 2017

Rothrock Trail Challenge: June 3, 2017

Prowl The Sproul: July 22, 2017

Dam Half Marathon: September 17, 2017

WHO
Any runner who wants to test their competitive trail running abilities while participating in seven of the best trail races in the country!

WHAT
The 2017 PA Trail Runner Trophy Series will give runners a chance to win great prizes like never before! The series is expanding to seven (7) races throughout the year with a brand new scoring system and prizes going three deep in all age categories. The new format allows participants to battle it out all the way until the end of the season. At the conclusion of the final event, we will ultimately crown an overall male and overall female champion along with the top three from each age category.

TROPHY SERIES RACES
The following races will make up the 2017 PA Trail Runner Trophy Series

  • Mile Run Trail Challenge Half Marathon (Saturday, April 1)
  • Hyner View Trail Challenge 25k*** (Saturday, April 22)
  • Greenwood Furnace Trail Challenge (Sunday, May 7)
  • Chief Wetona Half Marathon*** (Sunday, May 21)
  • Rothrock Trail Challenge (Saturday, June 3)
  • Prowl The Sproul (Saturday, July 22)
  • Dam Half  (Sunday, September 17)

***Please note the following races will NOT be scored in the Trophy Series***
                            Hyner 50k          Chief Wetona 7-Miler         

AGE CATEGORIES & PRIZES
Participant age will be determined using the participants age of the last race of the series (Dam Half). When registering for each event please keep this in mind and mark down your age accordingly. Age categories will consist of the following:

Male: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Female: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Prize packages will be awarded to the top three (3) in each age category along with the overall male and overall female winners of the entire series. In addition, one person will win the Trophy Series Sportsmanship Award chosen by the Series Committee.  All award winners will receive a great prize package at the conclusion of the 2017 series.

SCORING SYSTEM
Over the last few years, the PA Trail Runner Trophy Series has become increasingly competitive and has made Central PA the #1 place for dominate trail runners and races in the entire country. The new scoring format for 2017 has only added to that competitive spirit. Below are the rules and scoring system.

  1. The series will consist of 7 events throughout the year, as listed above. The Hyner 50k and Chief Wetona 7-Miler will no longer be PA Trophy Series point scoring events.
  2. Points will be earned per age category, both for male and female
    1. 25 points for 1st place, 24 points for 2nd place, 23 points for 3rd place and so on…
  3. Additional bonus points will be awarded to the top 5 overall finishers (per gender). 5 points will be awarded to the 1st place male & female, 4 points will be awarded to the 2nd place male & female, 3 points will be awarded to the 3rd place male & female and so on…
  4. The maximum number of points a participant can earn at one race is 30 (25 for winning their age group + 5 bonus points for being the top overall finisher in the race).
  5. Participants have the ability to earn points in all 7 races but only their top 5 best scores will count towards the season total. The more events you participate in throughout the year, the better your chances are of accumulating a higher score. See scoring example below for further detail.
  6. If two participants are tied in points at the end of the series the tie breaker criteria is as follows:
    1. The participant who ran the most number of Trophy Series events will be ranked higher than the participant who ran less.
      1. If “Racer X” has 100 points and ran 6 events and “Racer Y” has 100 points and ran 7 events, “Racer Y” will be ranked higher than “Racer X
    2. If both participants have the same number of points and ran the same number of events, the second criteria will be who beat who the first time those two participants ran head-to-head.
      1. If “Racer X” and “Racer Y” both have 100 points and both ran all 7 events than the participant who finished higher at the Mile Run Trail Challenge (the first event these two faced head-to-head) will be ranked higher.
  7. Anyone who participates in 5 or more events throughout the year will automatically earn 2017 PA Trail Runner Trophy Series swag regardless of how they finish in their age group.
  8. In the event that a person wins their age group and overall male / female, the 2nd place person in that age group will take over 1st place in that age group.

SCORING EXAMPLE

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Assume that “Racer X, Y and Z” are all in the same age category.  In the scoring example above “Racer Z” would be the overall winner of the age category with 136 points.  This participant ran the minimum number of races (5) and their grand total was 136. 

“Racer X” ran a total of 6 events throughout the year and earned points in each of the 6 races.  However, only their highest 5 race points will be counted for their season total.  They earned 18 points at Chief Wetona, the lowest points earned at any event, and therefore those points will not be counted in their total score.

“Racer Y” ran a total of 7 events throughout the year and earned points in each of the 7 races.  However, their points earned at Chief Wetona and Rothrock were their two lowest points earned throughout the year and therefore will not be counted in their total score.

“Racer X” and “Racer Y” both finished with a total of 103 point.  Finishing in second place would be “Racer Y”.  Although “Racer X” and “Racer Y” both have the same number of points “Racer Y” ran a total of 7 races and “Racer X” only ran 6.  The first tie breaker criteria is the participant who ran the most races will be ranked higher than the participant who ran less.