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2018 Runner of the Year Rules
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
2018 Joe McGinness 

Runner of the Year of the Year 

Competition





The Joe McGinness Runner of the Year (ROY) contest is an annual competition designed to promote running and fitness among Chattanooga Track Club (CTC) members and to recognize our most competitive runners overall and by age group

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GUIDELINES FOR RUNNER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION





1. Eligibility:



Participants MUST be a CURRENT CTC member at the start of the ROY event. Points are not retroactive

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2. How to Compete:



Compete as a runner or walker in at least five (5) ROY events during the year. See CTC calendar for eligible events

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There are two award groups offered in the ROY program: Overall Runner of the Year and Age Group Runner of the Year



Overall Runner of the Year

Scoring for competitors for Overall Runner of the Year will be based on the top 8 ROY events they run during the year

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Age Group Runner of the Year

Scoring for competitors for Age Group Runner of the Year will be based on the top 10 ROY events they run during the year

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NOTE: In the event of an end of year tie in all points scored, the winner will be determined to be the individual with the majority of wins (faster times) in head-to-head comparison across all ROY events where the tied individuals competed in the same event

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3. Awards:



Awards and recognition of All Runner of the Year Recipients are given at the club?s Annual Banquet

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In addition to awards and recognition at the Annual Banquet, First Place Overall and First Place Age Group Runner of the Year names will appear on CTC's ROY plaques at Downtown YMCA and Downtown SportsBarn

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Awards and Recognition:



· Overall Runner of the Year

o Awards are given to the top 3 runners who?ve earned the most points out of their best 8 ROY events vs. the entire field of ROY competitors during the year

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o The First Place Overall Runner of the Year is pulled out of the Age Group competitions since only one Male and one Female receive that award and will be recognized as 2018 Overall Runner of the Year on the CTC ROY plaques

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o The Second and Third Place Overall Runner of the Year competitors remain in the Age Group competition and can earn First Place in their Age Group and be recognized for that accomplishment on the CTC ROY plaques

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· Age Group Runner of the Year

o Awards are given to the top 3 runners in each age group who?ve earned the most points out of their best 10 ROY events vs. the entire field of ROY competitors during the year

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o Competitors earning First Place in their age group will be recognized for that accomplishment on the CTC ROY plaques

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4. Age Groups and Youth Vs. Adult Events for Scoring



· There are eight (8) ROY Age Groups:

o Youth Men/Women (15 & Under)

o Junior Men/Women (16 - 19)

o Young Adults Men/ Women (20 - 29)

o Adults Men/ Women (30 - 39)

o Masters Men/ Women (40 - 49)

o Grand Masters Men/ Women (50 - 59)

o Seniors Men/ Women (60 - 69)

o Grand Seniors Men/Women (70+)



· Youth Vs. Adult Events For Scoring

o For most ROY events, youths and adults will score points in the same event. On certain dual event days, however, youths can only score points in the ROY events specified as youth ROY for that day and adults, likewise, can only score points in the adult ROY event for that day. Those events are noted with an asterisk in the 2018 ROY Series Calendar below:

Date

Event

Youth

Adult

Sat Mar 17

Communities In Schools

5k

5k

Sat Apr 21

Chickamauga Chase*

5k

15k

Sat May 05

Market Street Mile

1m

1m

Mon May 28

Chattanooga Chase*

1m

8k

Sat Jul 21

Scenic City Scorcher

2m

2m

Sat Aug 11

Missionary Ridge Road Race

4.7m

4.7m

Sat Sep 01

FCA 5k

5k

5k

Sat Sep 29

Raccoon Mtn. Road Race*

5k

10k

Sat Oct 06

Moccasin Bend Fall Classic

10k

10k

Sat Oct 20

Signal Mtn. Pie Run

10k

10k

Sat Nov 10

Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon*

5k

Full

Thu Nov 22

Turkey Trot

8k

8k

Sat Dec 15

Wauhatchie Trail Race

6.7m

6.7m










5. Points System and Reporting

ROY Event Points



Points are awarded to the first ten ROY eligible finishers in each ROY category (Overall and Age Group) as follows. You must be a CTC member at the start of the race in order to collect ROY finishing points

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1st place 100 points

2nd place 90 points

3rd place 80 points

4th place 70 points

5th place 60 points

6th place 50 points

7th place 40 points

8th place 30 points

9th place 20 points

10th place 10 points



Bonus Points for Non-ROY Event Participation



· Local Events

o Up to fifty (50) Non-ROY event bonus points may be earned by CTC members throughout the year for participating in any Non-ROY event within 50 miles of Chattanooga.



· Destination Events

o Members may also earn 10 Bonus Points each for ONE destination race outside of the 50-mile radius

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Some form of proof of official event participation via results must be provided to the ROY points keeper in order to be eligible. Submissions by email are preferred. Links to race results, images of results from the race site, PDFs of same, etc. are all acceptable

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The maximum number of points for Non-Roy events is fifty (50)

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Submit Bonus Points Earned requests and info to: royAdmin@chattanoogatrackclub.org



ROY Standings, Reporting Issues and Avoiding Issues



Runners can check the current ROY standings by visiting the ROY points page on the Chattanooga Track Club web site

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Please note, ROY standings are updated as finishing results are made available and as the ROY points keeper is able to calculate the earned ROY points from those results

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Whenever any discrepancy is noted on the ROY results page, it should be reported to the ROY points keeper as soon as possible so that they may work to resolve the issue and ensure the posted results are correct for all competitors

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Ways to help ensure accurate points capture and recording:



· Make sure your CTC membership is current

· Make sure your birthdate is accurate in your CTC member record

· Use the same first and last name and/or nickname and last name that is on your CTC member record. If you are unsure, log into your account and confirm or update your information as needed

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· Print your name clearly. When you mail in an application or sign up for a race on race day, print your name clearly so the data entry volunteer is more likely to enter it correctly. Points are scored based on names matching, so the more often your name is correctly / consistently entered, the fewer issues with points

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· Make sure you include your correct birthdate and age on race day on all printed applications, whether mailed in on filled out on race day

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· Make sure your gender is correct on same

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For any / all ROY-related questions and/or suggestions, please email: royAdmin@chattanoogatrackclub.org



Best wishes to all 2018 ROY competitors!


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