What Series Competitions are there?
Both the Half Marathon and Classic (10k) distance events have points series by Gender and by Age Group as well as a seperate competition for walkers.
New from 23/24, there is also a points competition by Gender for the Fun (5k) distance and Kids' Dash.
Check out the Merit Awards detail in the Info section for a full list of all awards.
How are the points calculated?
Series points are awarded at each event in the series. Provided you record a finish time in the official event results, you will also gain some series points. The points calculation is based on where you finished relative to the winner in your gender & age group for that distance. The first placed athlete in each category receives 100 points. All subsequent finishers are awarded points as a percentage of the winner’s time on a descending logarithmic scale. That means that, no matter how long you take to finish, you will always earn some points in your season-long quest for greatness!
Remember, you may receive series points in both your gender competition and your age group competition if those competitions exist. The points awarded will be different in each one because they will - most likely - be calculated relative to a different winning time.
Important! Double points are awarded at the Series Grand Finale. That means the overall winners at the Waterfront Half Marathon will receive 200 points instead of 100 … and so on down the line. So make sure you save your best til last!
Important! Series points are not awarded for virtual runs.
Important! Although you do not need to complete all five in-person events in the series to achieve an overall placing, it will obviously be difficult to win your category unless you do.