How it Works
- Only the BEST 4 scores from each athlete are used to determine the final series score. This practice is geared to reward performance and not number of events raced.
- The top 5 men’s times will be used to create an average time that all men’s times will be divided into. The top 5 women’s times will be used to create an average time that all women’s times are divided into.
- All male participants’ times will be divided into this average male “base” time to create raw scores (same for females).
Series Scoring Example
* The five lowest men’s times are:
- The base time becomes 18:09 (the average of the five)
- All male’s times are divided into 18:09
- The winner of the race (17:33) receives a base score of 1.034188 (17:33 divided into 18:09)
- The fifth place finisher (18:35) receives a base score of .976681 (18:35 divided into 18:09)
- The base score is then multiplied by the event weight index for that particular event.
- For purposes of this example, this event is the Greatest American Superhero 5K.
- Superhero 5K has an event weight index of .90
- The winner of the event would receive a score of 9307 (1.034188 X .90 X 10000)
- This same method would be used to calculate women’s scores.
- To establish the event score for participants, all times are divided into the base average time and then multiplied by the event weight index, then multiplied by 10000 to make the number an integer. Men’s and women’s times will be calculated separately.
- This same process will apply for females. The fastest female time will become the “base” time that all female times are measured against.
- Timing System: ChampionChip timing system