2018 Narragansett Running Association Club Race Series
The first race in the 2018 series is the Charlestown Chili 5K on January 27.
January – Charlestown Chili 5K, Charlestown, Ninigret Park, January 27, 1pm
February – Super 7K Club Run, Narragansett (start and finish at Twin Willows) – February 4
March – Ocean’s Run Half Marathon, Westerly, March 4, 8am
April – Crazy Coyote Chase 5K, South Kingstown, April 7, 9am
May – Quonset Point 10-Miler, North Kingstown
June – Desert 5K, West Greenwich
July – Blessing of the Fleet 10-Miler, Narragansett, July 27
August – Homestead 9K, Exeter, August 12
September – Block Island 15K, September 8
October – 66-minute Beach Run, Narragansett, October 28
November – Newport Pie Run, November 22
December – Nooseneck 18K, December 26
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.
Your best 8 races count toward your series standings.
All Narragansett Running Association members are 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.
The Super 7K Club Run is a group fun run to commemorate the old Super 5K. Meet at Twin Willows before noon. The run starts at noon.
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.
The 66-Minute Beach Run is a fixed-time race where runners try to run as far as they can in 66 minutes. Two cones will be placed exactly 1⁄2 mile apart on Narragansett Beach. The race starts at one cone, and runners will run from one cone to the other. At the end of the 66 minutes, race officials will call time, and runners will finish whatever half-mile leg they are on. Race officials will note the overall time, distance, and pace, then calculate a distance for 66 minutes based on pace for the overall distance.
For a particular race, everyone gets 1 point for finishing. Additional points are awarded based on finishing place. Still more points are awarded that reward those who participate in low-turnout events.
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 N be the number of NRA runners in your gender category at a particular race, and suppose that you are the ith finisher of those runners (where i = 1 corresponds to first place, i = 2 second, and so on). Your score S for this race is given by the following expression:
S =1+⎛ N −i+1⎞ + 1
⎜⎝ N ⎟⎠ l o g ( N + 1 )
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 1 N
descent increment down to the last finisher, for which its value is 1 N .
Third Term: This term awards runners who participate in low-participation races.
(That’s log base 10, by the way.)