Club Race Series

Congratulations to Lisa Garzilli and Peter Barbera for winning their divisions in the 2016 Club Race Series! 

2017 Narragansett Running Association Club Series
(Schedule and Series Rules also available as a downloadable PDF: NRA_Series_2017

Schedule:

Resolution 5K Beach & Trail Race (Narragansett)      January 7
Super-5K Reunion Club Beach Run (Narragansett)   February 5
Ocean’s Run Half Marathon (Westerly)                      March 5 
Beat the Chill, Climb the Hill 5K (Wakefield)                   April 8
Quonset Point 10 Miler (North Kingstown)                   May 14
Desert 5K (West Greenwich)                                          June
Blessing of the Fleet 10M (Narragansett)                      July 28
Homestead 9K (Exeter)                                           August 13
Block Island 15K (New Shoreham)                       September 9
Ocean Rd. 10K (Narragansett)                                 October 1
Newport Pie Run (Newport)                              November 23
Nooseneck 18K (West Greenwich)                     December 26

Rules:

The race series will consist of male and female divisions. You don’t have to sign up. Just show up and race. 

Your score for a particular race is based on your finishing place relative to other NRA members in the same gender category. The better your finishing place, the higher your score. Details of the scoring system are explained below. 

Your best 6 races count toward your series standings. 

All Narragansett Running Association members in “good standing” are eligible. (You are eligible until February 15, at which point you must have paid your 2017 membership dues to be eligible.)

If running an important race on your calendar causes you to miss a series race, then you may be awarded 1 point for the missed race at the discretion of the series director. (For examples, you might not want to run the Blessing of the Fleet because you have a marathon two days later, or you might be out of town for a destination race at the time of a series race.)

NOTES:

The Super-5K Reunion Club Run is a group fun run to commemorate the old Super 5K. Meet at Narragansett Beach (south lot). The run starts at noon, and is in the form of a casual 2-mile race—all the way down the beach and back. Gathering at Pancho O’Malley’s after the run. 

The Homestead 9K is a group fun run that starts and ends at the Homestead Restaurant in Exeter. The run starts at 7:00 p.m., and is in the form is a casual 9-K road race on a challenging course. Refreshments at the Homestead after the run. 

DETAILS OF THE SCORING SYSTEM:

BRIEFLY: For a particular race, everyone gets 1 point for finishing. Additional points are awarded based on finishing place. Still more points are awarded to encourage you to participate in low-turnout events.

IN DETAIL: Your score for a particular race is, in part, based on your finishing place relative
to other NRA members in the same gender category. Let  be the number of NRA runners in your gender category at a particular race, and suppose that you are the  finisher of those runners (where  corresponds to first place,  second, and so on). Your score  for this race is given by the following expression:

 

 

 The reasoning for each term is as follows:

First Term: Everybody gets 1 point for participating in the race. 

Second Term: This term represents points based on your performance relative to other NRA members in the same gender category. Its value is 1 for the top finisher, with a  descent increment down to the last finisher, for which its value is .

Third Term: This term awards runners who participate in low-participation races. 

Here are a few examples for clarification.

EXAMPLE 1

Jeanne (female) runs the Block Island 15K in which 6 female NRA runners participate, and she is the 3rd NRA female finisher in the race, thus  and . Her score for this race is

 

 

EXAMPLE 2

Paulie (male) runs the Ocean Road 10K in which he is the only male NRA runner to participate, thus  and . His score for this race is

 

 

EXAMPLE 3

Jessica (female) runs the Blessing of the Fleet in which 26 female NRA runners participate, and she is the 21st NRA female finisher in the race, thus  and . Her score for this race is

 

 

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