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2019 USATF New England Cross Country Grand Prix
Date & Time
September 08 - November 24, 2019
9/8 12:00 AM - 11/24 11:59 PM
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2019 Cross Country Grand Prix Competition and Scoring Rules
Age Graded scores
Prizes & Awards
Team, Individual, and Age Graded Scoring cash awards
All require participating in a minimum 3 events, one of which must be the NE Championship meet.
Participation awards for those completing 3 of 5 events
* Greater Boston TC XC Festival Great Brook Farm, Carlisle MA
* Brown Bear Invitational
Stanley Park, Westfield, MA
* Wayland XC Festival
Wayland High School, Wayland, MA
* USATF New England Cross Country Championships
Franklin Park, Boston, MA
* Rachel's Run, Tyngsborough, MA
Individual and team scorers must be USATF members prior to participating in any particular race.
Scoring-Individuals - Women and Men
Scoring for individuals will be compiled for Open M/W and also by age grading.
Runners score points based on their time as a percentage of the winner's overall time, making every second count. For example, an 8K winning time of 25:00 earns 100.00 points; a runner-up finish time of 25:45 is worth 97.00 points. A finish time of 37:30 receives 50.00 points (equivalent to 50% of the winning time). All finishers earn points with the runner's top 4 of 5 races finish scores totaled.
Athletes must complete at least three races to be eligible to receive individual prize awards and be included in the final Grand Prix Series standings.
Age Graded Scoring
A competitor's top 4 scores will be counted.
Athletes must race the USATF-NE XC Championship to be eligible for prize money.
If separate Open and 40+ races are offered, 40+ runners will earn points for the Open division only if they compete in the Open race.
Scoring - Teams
Teams must compete and score in at least three series races, one of which must be the USATF-NE X-C Championships, to be eligible for team prize money.
Traditional team cross country scoring will be used.
Runners on incomplete teams, unattached runners, runners on non-USATF-NE teams, and runners without a valid USATF-NE membership will not be included when compiling team scores.
A club's top 5 runners (with 2 displacers) will score for Open Men, Men 40+, Men 50+ and Open Women divisions. If a team in any above-mentioned division fails to finish 5 runners, they will be considered “incomplete” and will not be included in team scoring.
A club's top 3 runners (with 2 displacers) will score for Women 40+, Women 50+, Women 60+ and Men 60+ divisions. If a team in the above-mentioned division fails to finish 3 runners, they will be considered “incomplete” and will not be included in team scoring.
Teams do not need to declare eligible scoring runners prior to competition.
In the event of a tie, the team with the better placing last scorer gets the higher team place per USATF Rules of Competition.
Runners dropping down in age divisions for team scoring purposes must run in the appropriate age division race if there are separate age division races.
Points are awarded to all scoring teams in all divisions. The first-place team in each division will receive points equal to the number of scoring teams in that division, with a minimum of 5 points. The following team will receive one point less until all teams have been scored.