Sailfish Striders: Sailfish Striders Race Series

Races in the Sailfish Striders 2014 - 2015 Race Series
1. Oct. 26, 2014
2. Nov. 9, 2014
3. Dec. 13, 2014
4. Jan. 3, 2015
5. Feb. 14, 2015
6. Apr. __, 2015

Oceanside Physical Therapy Halloween Half Marathon
Palm City 5K
YMCA Jingle Bell Run 5K
Fort Pierce Bridge Buster 5K
Fleet Feet Run For Your Heart 5K
Spring Cleaning 10K/5 Miler

Not all race dates are available at this time. Check this page for updates and our Home page or Race Calendar for registration information . 

Rules for the Race Series

To earn race series points, runners must be Sailfish Striders club members.  If you join the club or renew your membership by September 15, you'll be able to earn points in every series race.  Join or renew at a later date and you'll earn points only for the races you run from that date forward.

Throughout the race series, runners remain in the age group they belong to on September 15, 2012.  This is true even if they have a five-year birthday that advances them into the next age group.

On the other hand, runners earn age-group awards at individual races based on their age group that day.  For example, Miguel is 29. His birthday is Oct. 3. For the race series, he is competing in the 25-29 age group, even after he turns 30.  However, he'll be competing for awards at individual races after Oct. 3 with other 30-34-year-olds.

Points from all eight races will count in the race series standings.

Two of the series races will be for double points, one of the four races conducted in 2012 and one of the four races in 2013.  A coin-toss to determine double points will be held during the prerace instructions and the results announced at that time.


Everyone, including overall and masters winners as well as slower runners, earns age-group points at each race.  Points are awarded based on finishing position and not time.  First place in each male and female age group (10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over) earns 10 points, second place earns 7 pts, third - 5 pts, fourth - 3 pts and everyone from fifth place on down - 1 pt.   If it's a double-points race, we double the value of the points for that race, so that first place earns 20 pts, second earns 14 pts, etc.

The race series has separate scoring for overall and masters awards.  The top 10 overall finishers in each sex, regardless of age, are scored as follows at each race: first place overall earns 100 points, second place earns 90 pts, third - 80 pts, fourth - 70 pts, fifth - 60 pts, sixth - 50 pts, seventh - 40 pts, eighth - 30 pts, ninth - 20 pts and tenth - 10 pts.  For the double-point race, the point values are doubled to 200, 180, 160, etc.  The top 10 masters (over-40) runners earn masters points using the same scoring scale.  Some masters runners may earn both overall and masters points.  Other masters runners will earn only masters points because they'll be displaced by younger speedsters on the overall list.

At the end of the race series, the top male and female overall and male and female masters runners based on point totals will win $100 gift certificates.  Of course, these four people also will have the most points in their respective age groups, but they will not be considered for the age-group awards.  First-place finishers in all age groups will be awarded gift certificates for $25. Second place earns $15 and third, $10.

Points are tallied and standings posted on the Sailfish Striders web site shortly after each race.  Race series standings must be posted before the next series race.

Two Sailfish Striders members work together to tally and review points awarded for each race before the series standings are posted.

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