Full Moon Trail Series

Tue June 6 - Thu September 28, 2023 Cleveland, OH 44113 US

Series Scoring

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.
  • 250 Trail Points are awarded at an all-or-nothing basis for each event. 
    • 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
  • The 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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