2016 somersault run series - champions challenge

The Champions Challenge is a performance based ranking system for those 20 years of age and older. It scores individual race performances on a points-per-race basis. All individual participants 20 years of age or older, who finish a Somersault Race distance from 3Km to 42.2Km receive Champions Challenge points and are automatically ranked in the Champions Challenge Points Rankings.

Each race participant receives points based on their place, in a maximum of 3 races*.  The participants with the most Championship Challenge Points (minimum of 3 races) over the course of the season will be declared the official Champions Challenge Champions in their particular age, gender, or weight category. All Champions Challenge Winners (first three in each category) will be honoured at the year-end Somersault Champions Challenge Awards Reception.

*a maximum of one 3 Km race to counts towards overall Champions Challenge rankings.


The Junior Run Challenge is for those participants 13 & under, 14-15, 16-17, and 18-19 years as of December 31, 2016. The program provides a forum for these participants to compare themselves against others of the same age and gender in some race distances.

Race distances that qualify for the Junior Triathlon Challenge for those 17 & under are the 3Km and 5Km races. Juniors who are 16-17, and 18-19 years of age may choose the 8Km and 10Km distance races, in addition to the 3Km and 5Km races, to qualify for the Junior Challenge Rankings.

Each race participant receives points based on their place in a maximum of 3 races, and are automatically ranked in the Champions Challenge Points Rankings. The participants with the most Championship Challenge Points (minimum of 3 races) will be declared the official Challenge Champions in their age, and gender category . All Champions Challenge Winners (first three in each category) will be honoured at the year-end Somersault Champions Challenge Awards Reception and Appreciation Reception.

*Official (gun) time will be used in Champions Challenge scoring in events where there is chip vs gun timing available.

** Participants must place within the first 200 finishers of any race in order to receive points towards their Champions Challenge Rankings.  If the participant does not place within the first 200 finishers of their race, that race does not count towards their Champions Challenge Ranking.

champions challenge/junior challenge eligibility
Who is Eligible
Anyone who enters and is one of the first 200 finishers in a Somersault Run Series race receives points and is automatically ranked in the Champions Challenge.

Minimum Number of Races
To be ranked at year end in the Champions Challenge or Junior Challenge, participants must complete a minimum of 3 races during the season. 

Maximum Number of Races
The point scores from a maximum of 3 races* can be counted in the Champions Challenge/Junior Challenge Rankings. If participants enter more than 3 races, their 3 best performances will count towards their Champions Challenge/junior Challenge Points Ranking.

*a maximum of one 3 Km race to counts towards overall Champions Challenge rankings.

champions challenge tie-breaker
Should there be a tie at seasons’ end between two participants, the tie will be broken as follows until the tie is broken and an overall champion is declared.

  1. The participant who ranks higher in the final event of their respective series (Run Series – Ottawa Fall Colours / Triathlon & Duathlon – The Canadian)
  2. The participant with the most head to head wins in one season in their respective series
  3. Should the participants in the tie have the same number of head to head wins, all of those individual times shall be combined and the winner will be the participant with the smallest combined time
  4. The participant who participated in the most number of events in their respective series
  5. The toss of a coin in the presence of at least one of the participants in the tie, or a representative that they choose on their behalf.

junior challenge categories
Gender Age Categories: 13 & under, 14-15, 16-17, and 18-19

champions challenge categories

Men Overall, & Women Overall
Gender Age Categories: 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 & over

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champions challenge/junior challenge scoring table

Champions Challenge Ranking is determined by the number of Challenge Points accumulated by participants during the 2016 Somersault season.

The Champions Challenge Scoring Table is set out below.  The first 200 participants in each Champions Challenge race receive points. First place receives 1000 points, and there is a 5 point difference between all places from 1 to 199.

A minimum of 3, or your 3 best races count towards your Champions Challenge Ranking.

*Official (gun) time will be used in Champions Challenge scoring in events where there is chip vs gun timing available.

** Participants must place within the first 200 finishers of any race in order to receive points towards their Champions Challenge Rankings.  If the participant does not place within the first 200 finishers of their race, that race does not count towards their Champions Challenge Ranking.

*a maximum of one 3 Km race to counts towards overall Champions Challenge rankings.

Overall Race Place
Champions Challenge Points

1st

1000

2nd

995

3rd

990

4th

985

5th

980

6th

975

7th

970

8th

965

9th

960

10th

950

50th

750

100th

500

150th

250

199th

5

somersault run series - junior challenge races  
All Somersault Run Series races from 3Km to 10Km, can be used to count towards the Junior Challenge Race program.

somersault run series - champions challenge races        

Somersault Event Champions Challenge Races
Winterman Run

3Km, 5Km, 10Km, Half Marathon, Marathon

Colonel By Classic Run 3Km, 8Km
Britannia Beach Run

3Km, 5Km

Emilie's Run 5Km, Half Marathon
Figure Eight Run 5Km
Sydenham Lakeside 5 & 10Km run 5Km, 10Km
National Capital Run

5Km, 10Km

Brockville Downtown Run 5Km, 10Km
Canadian Run

5Km, 10Km

Ottawa Fall Colours Run

3Km, 5Km, 10Km, Half Marathon, Marathon

 

 
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