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2008 ROY Rules
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008

2008 Joe McGinness Runner of the Year Competition

 

 

The Joe McGinness Runner of the Year (ROY) contest is an annual competition designed to promote running and fitness among Chattanooga Track Club (CTC) members and encourage volunteer support of the track club. 

 

Eligibility

 

ROY competitors must be members of the Chattanooga Track Club, with 2008 dues paid in full, by March 1, 2008.

 

The competition is divided into ten different ROY categories based on age and gender:

  • Junior Men (14 and younger)
  • Junior Women (14 and younger)
  • Young Adult Men (15 - 19)
  • Young Adult Women (15 - 19)
  • Adult Men (20 – 39)
  • Adult Women (20 – 39)
  • Masters Men (40 – 49)
  • Masters Women (40 – 49)
  • Grand Masters Men (50 – 59)
  • Grand Masters Women (50 – 59)
  • Senior Men (60 and over)
  • Senior Women (60 and over)

 

ROY age division awards are based on the age of the competitor on December 31, 2008.

 

To be eligible for awards, ROY competitors in the young adult, adult, masters, grand masters, and senior divisions must:

  • Compete as a runner or walker in five ROY events, and
  • Volunteer at two CTC events

 

To be eligible for awards, ROY competitors in the junior and divisions must:

  • Volunteer at two CTC events

 

 

Earning ROY Points

 

ROY competitors earn points by competing at ROY races and volunteering at CTC events. ROY points are awarded at official ROY events only. See the 2008 ROY calendar for a list of official events.

 

Competitive Points

 

At an official ROY event, competitive ROY points are awarded to the first ten ROY eligible finishers in each ROY category. Race participants who are not ROY eligible will not be calculated in the ROY finishing points.

ROY competitive points are awarded as follows:

   1st place                100 points

  2nd place                   90 points

  3rd place                   80 points

  4th place                   70 points

  5th place                   60 points

  6th place                   50 points

  7th place                   40 points

  8th place                   30 points

  9th place                   20 points

10th place                   10 points           

 

 

Volunteer Points

 

All ROY competitors must volunteer at two CTC events. Volunteer shifts must be at least three hours in duration or however long the race director needs the volunteer.

 

ROY competitors will receive 30 points for each CTC event they volunteer at. CTC events requiring multiple days of volunteering will award 30 points for each day of volunteering.

 

ROY competitors can not earn volunteer points and competitive points at the same event, unless the volunteer and competitive points are earned on separate days.

 

Race directors and volunteer coordinators are responsible for submitting volunteer points to the keeper of the points John Wikle (jwwikle@comcast).

 

ROY Awards

 

ROY awards will be awarded to top five competitors in each of the ten ROY divisions at the conclusion of the 2008 ROY season. ROY awards will be handed out at the annual CTC banquet in early 2009.

 

2008 ROY Calendar

 

Date

Race

Adult Divisions*

Junior Divisions

March 1

Scenic City Half Marathon

Half Marathon

5k

March 15

Gateway Bank

5k

5k

April 12

65 Roses

5k

5k

April 19

Chickamauga Chase

15k

5k

May 17

BlueCross BlueShield Market Street Mile

1M

1M

May 26

Chattanooga Chase

8k

8k

June 14

BlueCross Riverbend Run

10k

5k

July 13

Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon

Volunteer points only

Volunteer points only

August 2

Missionary Ridge Road Race

4.7M

4.7M

August 23

Raccoon Mountain Road Race

10k

5k

September 1

FCA 5k

5k

5k

September

Elementary Cross Country Races

Volunteer points only

Volunteer points only

October 11

Joe Johnson Mental Health 10k

10k

10k

October 18

Signal Mountain Road Race

10k

10k

November 8

Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon

Marathon

10M

December 13

Wauhatchie Trail Run

6.7M

6.7M

 

* Adult divisions include: young adult men, young adult women, adult men, adult women, masters men, masters women, grand masters men, grand masters women, senior men, and senior women.

 

Adults participating in junior races will not earn competitive ROY points but will be given credit for participating in a ROY event. This credit will count towards the competitor’s five race eligibility requirement.


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