HARRA Individual and Club Competition
FALL 2020/Spring 2021 UPDATE:
Due to COVID-19, most of the HARRA Fall Series
races will be virtual (except for the Kia 30K in Sugarland) and all Spring Series Races will be virtual. Because we cannot compare race times of virtual races fairly, we will not be giving Runner of the Season (RotS) cash awards.
For Interclub Competitions
, we will be calculating points for Club
awards, based on a set number of points per participant, with no time-based (RotS) ranking. We will not have the Team
competition since those rankings are performance based. IRONFOOT
awards will be awarded as usual for the fall. The Spring IRONFOOT will not be awarded due to cancelation of some series races.
HARRA conducts a fall and spring race series for all HARRA members and their affiliated clubs. Each series consists of races in which members score valuable points for themselves as well as their club and team. Each member’s points are used for individual competition leading to the Runner of the Season awards. No club affiliation is required for the individual competition.
Members who have designated an affiliated club also score points for their club and for the club team on which they run. Relays count only for Club and Team competition; they are not considered for individual competition.
Club and Team Competition point totals are kept in the Open, Masters, Veterans, Women's, Masters Women's, and Veterans Women's Divisions.
If you have any questions about the series, please email Roger Boak, or follow the link for Rules and Eligibility Requirements.
See below for details on how the results are calculated. Note: Email Roger Boak for additions or corrections.
Individual - Runner of the Season
Runner of the Season point totals will be kept in the Open, Masters, Veterans, Women's, Masters Women's, and Veteran Women’s Divisions for individual runners. No club affiliation is required! Runners will be scored on a percentage of the WMA standards. A runner's final standing will be determined by adding his or her top 3 races together. Prize monies will be determined on an annual basis by the HARRA Board of Directors. See below for additional details on how the results are calculated. Note: Email Roger Boak for additions or corrections.
NEW FOR SPRING 2020! AUTOMATED ROTS CALCULATION
HARRA has officially moved into the 21st century with the automation of our RotS calculations. Now we can calculate standings quickly after HARRA Series Race results are finalized!! Wait no more to see how you stack up to your competition!
The system is now live at this link: https://harra.swiftally.app/home
Everything is automated, so it is important that: 1) Information is correct in your HARRA profile with respect to name, age, and club affiliation. 2)Your name and age in the HARRA database must be the same as that in the race results. 3) You must be current with HARRA membership on race day (in past we allowed a 2 day grace period to "get right with HARRA".)
We thank Stephanie Bonk and her colleagues for developing this exciting new system that we hope others will find useful for other applications.
Standings for Past Seasons (Before Fall 2019)
Divisions and Awards
Awards are based on the top 8% of runners in each division (based on participation in last year's series). For example, if there were 100 participants in the last Fall series Men’s 50-59 division, then the top eight (8) men this Fall will receive a cash award (8% of 100 = 8).
Important: There is no rounding. So, if there are only 99 men in the 50-59 division, then only the top seven (7) men will receive an award (8% of 99 = 7.92).
Runners receive a percentage score for each race based on the World Masters Association (WMA)* standard times for that distance. A runner's final standing is determined by adding his or her top 3 races together. Prize money is determined on an annual basis by the HARRA Board of Directors.
If you have any questions about the series, please email Roger Boak at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check the Rules and Eligibility Requirements.
*NOTE: The World Masters Association was formally known as the World Association of Veteran Athletes.
*Runner of the Season Age Grading and how all this stuff is calculated: Hang on, here's how it's done.
Your age on the day of the race is used for the World Masters Association age grading
Your age category (e.g., Men 40-49 or Men 50-59) is based on your age in the middle of the season (either the middle race or age between the middle races)