Handicap 5k Race Format 2019

The inaugural Washington Running Club Handicap race will commence In March and will run through to November, with a race being organised every month. To give everyone a chance, these races will be a combination of both Thursdays and Sundays and can be incorporated into a long run if done on a Sunday.

This race format is a great way to gauge your improvement throughout the yearand the competitive spirit between you all should keep things interesting all the way through.

Listed below are a few points regarding the format :-

Season will run March to November

  • A total of 9 races, with 7 counting. Your fastest and slowest race will be scratched off if you run over the allotted amount.

  • The club will be split into Leagues using the same criteria as the Grand Prix. This is to allow a more balanced playing field, the slower/newer runners have the potential for the greatest improvements thus gaining a lot of points whereas the fastest runners may only have marginal gains. This allows runners to compete within their own class and have a chance of being competitive throughout the season.

As with the Grand Prix, therewill be an optout option for all members who do not wish to take part in this event.

  • Scoring is +1 point for every second you are faster than your previous run and -1 point for every second you are slower.

  • The divisions will be split according to your times achieved:Division 1 (17:00 – 22:00) Division2 (22:01 – 26:30) Division3 (26:31 – onwards).  You will only be competing against fellow runners within your Division as the disparity of points will be pretty large between each division.

Trophies will be handed out for Male/Female winners of each Division. 6 in total.