2019 Narragansett Running Club Race Series
Congratulations to Peter Barbera and Nicole L’Etoile, winners of the 2018 Club Race Series!!
The 2019 series features a few new and unique club races, and simplified scoring system.
January – Oak Hill Tavern Run, Sunday, January 27. Distance TBD. The Oak Hill Run Tavern Run starts and finishes at the Oak Hill Tavern in North Kingstown. Meet at the Oak Hill Tavern before 2:30pm. The run starts at 2:30pm.
February – *Super 7K Club Run, Narragansett (start and finish at Twin Willows) – February 3, Noon
March – TBD
April – TBD
May – Narrow River 10K – May 18
June – *Desert 5K (West Greenwich)
July – TBD
August – *Homestead 9K (Exeter)
September – Block Island 15K (New Shoreham)
October – *66-Minute Beach Run (North Kingstown)
November – Newport Pie Run 5M (Newport)
December – Nooseneck 18K (West Greenwich)
*These are club runs, so don’t look for information online. No registration fee, no pre-race sign up. Just show up and run.
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 club 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 8 races count toward your series standings.
All Narragansett Running Club members are eligible.
CORRECTIONS TO STANDINGS: The series director does his best to identify club members in the race results, but sometimes corrections to the standings are required. Please notify the series director with corrections before the next series race. (Corrections to Nooseneck must be submitted before the winter party.)
The Oak Hill Run Tavern Run starts and finishes at the Oak Hill Tavern in North Kingstown. Meet at the Oak Hill Tavern before 2:30pm. The run starts at 2:30pm.
The Super-7K Reunion 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.
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 ½ mile apart on a beach in North Kingstown. The race starts at the midpoint of the two cones, 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.
DETAILS OF THE SCORING SYSTEM:
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.
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 clun 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: Everyone splits 7 more points evenly.