The results for a race are handicapped based on a percentage calculated by comparing the finish time of the racer versus the finish time of an elite runner of the same gender. This scaled for their age gives a handicapped finish time.
This gives an ordered set of results based on the handicapped finish times. The results are then scored based on the following formula. Each team scores 3 positions in the race which are added up to produce the teams score for that race which then determines the winner.
For example, if a team finishes 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the handicapped results, their score would be 6 (1 + 2 + 3).
If a different team finishes 5th, 8th, 10th then their score would be 23 (5 + 8 + 10).
Scores are ordered smallest to greatest to determine the team result within the division.
For teams that do not have at least 3 racers show up to a race then that team is assigned the place of last place like they crossed the race after the race was over and packed up.
For example if there are 6 participants within a division and a team only has 2 racers which finished 1st and 5th, they would be assigned a third racer of 7th (last place + 1). So their overall score would be 13 (1 + 5 + 7).
In addition to 3 scorers for a team we can also have up to 3 bumpers that can push that last place number down further.
So up to 6 participants in the race for a team can contribute to improving the teams overall score as far as race performance.
The Participation Awards are based on all of the races in the season.
For each race a team partcipates they receive participation scores based on the following formula
|Number of Racers||Points Awarded|
|6 or more||3|
|The team with the most racers at a race gets an extra point||1|