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Ohio Challenge Series Information

Guidelines for 2017 Ohio Challenge Series

Thanks to those of you who ran many of the race in the 2016 Ohio Challenge Series.  For 2017 we will have 4 separate Series-5K Distances and under, 10K Distances down to over 5K, Half Marathon Distances down to over 10K, & Competitive Walking.   If a race offers more than one distance, only 1 distance will be tabulated (Longer Distance)with the exception of walking events (Since there are so few walking events we will count all of these events).   

In 2017 there are 40 5K event (20 in First portion of the year & 20 in the second portion of the year.   Individuals may run as many 5K events as they wish, but we will only count your top 5 in the 1st Half & top 5 in the second half.   When you run more than the maximum number, your higher finish positions will replace lower finish positions.    It will be possible to score in as many different Series categories as you wish.   

There are 8 events between a 5K & including 10K in 2017.   We will count your top 4 events in this 10K Series.


There are 5 Half Marathons.   We will count your top 3 events in this Half Marathon Series.


Points will be issued to top 100 females and top 100 males in each event.   100 for first, 99 for second, etc.   In age groups, points will be issued to top 25 females and top 25 males in each age group.   25 for first, 24 for second, etc.   There will be no overall as any system for tabulation favors the males. Age groups have been expanded to 1-12, 13-15, 16-19, 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-up.   Your age group this year will be based on your age group as of 7/1.    

Reminder this is for fun!   It takes an amazing amount of effort to tabulate these events.