Rules and Scoring

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2010 Spring Series Rules and Scoring

Scoring and Points System

Scoring and Points System

Runners who finish each race will accumulate points as follows:

When you finish a series race, you receive points.  You will be counted as a series participant and your score will make you eligible for awards if you complete at least four races in the series.  


Scoring System:  The scoring is based on your finish time compared to the winning finish time in your respective race, i.e., 3 mile or 6 mile. The winning time for the race is divided by your time and that percentage is your score.  Points are calculated separately for the men and women,  i.e.,  men use the men's winning time in the 3 mile or 6 mile. Similarly the women use the women's winning time to calculate points.

Your final score will be the sum of your race scores (your best 7 out of 9 races). 


To qualify for a Series Age-Group Medal, you must participate in at least 4 out of 9 races.

Your age for the series will be your age on the last race in the series (June 24, 2010).

Male and Female Age Groups: 0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.

Awards:   Since this is a Series, we do not present medals at each race.  This also helps keep our race fees lower.  Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Series Points winners in each age group at the Series Party at the end of the Series.  You are rewarded for consistency and effort!

The race series is a way to encourage friendly competition and appreciation for the runners who participate in the Folsom Lake Trail Run Series.  Most importantly, have FUN!



Can I switch distances from race to race and keep all my points?  Yes!  This scoring system will continue to accumulate series points for you each time you race, whether you switch distances or not. 

Click on this link for the Team Competition Scoring and Points System



Race registration/bibs are not transferable. 

We cannot offer race refunds or transfer funds to other races events.

Bib numbers must be visible at all times during the run and when crossing the finish line to be recorded.

Please do not litter!  If you drop something, please pick it up.

Portable music players or any device requiring earphones are not permitted.  Due to the nature of trail running, many trails are narrow and passing can be challenging if you cannot hear someone coming up behind you.

Pets and pacers are not permitted.

Non-registered runners are not permitted.  Running as a bandit (not registering) in organized events is inappropriate even though you donít consume drinks or food. The organizers expend a tremendous amount of time and money for permits, park monitors, volunteers, staff, measuring and marking the course, State Park fees, insurance, and publicizing the event. Registered runners would not be able to enjoy the group experience if these efforts and costs were not made by the event organizers.

All registered runners must stay on marked, designated trails.  If you go off-course, go back and re-enter where you went off course.  Cutting the course will result in disqualification for that race.

You must notify a race official in the registration/scoring chute area if you are dropping out of the race.

Federal, state and local laws and ordinances must be abided by at all times.

Participants must sign a race day waiver.  Participants under the age of 18 years old must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.

Race protests must be filed in writing with the Race Director, Diane Cressey, within 30 minutes of completing the race.  All protests will be reviewed and amicably resolved by the parties involved with the ultimate decision made by the Race Director.