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Tue June 6 - Thu September 28, 2023
Cleveland, OH 44113 US
NEW for 2023
What is it?
We are adding a fun and competitive edge to this years Trail Series by adding a Scoring component to determine results and season end awards. Each race, Trail Series participants will be scored and will earn Trail Points based on Age Grading and Course Challenges.
Why are runners being "scored" this year?
Mostly for fun! And to add a little friendly competition amongst any Trail Series participants who want to be involved!
What is Age Grading and what are Course Challenges?
Think of Age Grading as a means to level the playing field, such as a "handicap" to golf or bowling.
Age Grading allows a 60 year old participant to be measured on the same grading scale as a 12 year old. A perfect score for your Age Grade is 500 Trail Points, second place is 480 Trail Points, third 460 Trail Points and so on... Everyone receives Trail Points after crossing the finish line - even the final runner!
Think of a Course Challenge as a "bonus round" within each race - another opportunity to earn Trail Points
Course Challenges require a participant to complete a segment of the course at a faster average pace than a previous segment.
This is done by placing split point timing mats along each route.
are awarded at an all-or-nothing basis for each event. 250 Trail Points
Race 1 - Rocky River 2 Miler - participant must run Mile 2 faster than Mile 1. Race 2 - Pine Hollow 3 Miler - participant must run the last .25 Mile faster than previous 2.75 Miles. Race 3 - North Chagrin 4 Miler - participant must run last .5 Mile faster than previous 3.5 Miles. Race 4 - Brecksville -Time Trial - TBA
What about Awards?
Each trail race - the top 3 individual male/female gun-timed finishers receive an award - regardless of if they are a Trail Series participant or an individual registrant.
Trail Series Awards Ceremony
T he Highest Trail Points Scored by 12 Men and 12 Women are recognized & awarded at the Awards Ceremony.
Expect a wide age range to be in contention! Additional Trail Series Awards are recognized for:
Most Consistent (did you maintain a similar pace for all your races?) Most Improved (did your pace get progressively faster from the 2 mile to the 4 mile race?) Most Time on Feet (did you spend the most time on the trails?)
What else should we know?
Runners will only be scored on the events they attend - they do not need to be at all 4 events to score, but it helps! Virtual Trail Series participants and individual race registrants are not in contention. Results will be posted live on FullMoonTrailSeries.com under Series Scoring.
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