Run Races. Earn Points. Get Rewarded.

Here’s where it gets fun for RUNColumbus Race Series participants. Every time you complete a race and report your results in the RUNColumbus Team Portal, you earn points that fuel the Leaderboard powered by Escape Hatch. Points accumulate throughout the season and apply toward season-end awards. No need to get bogged down in the details, unless that’s you’re thing. The Leaderboard is programmed to do all the work for you.

Have questions? Make sure to check out the FAQs.

Participation Points

Each time you complete a series race, you earn points based on the distance of the race. One point is awarded for each (full) mile of the race. Run a 5K, earn three points; finish a half marathon and get 13 points.

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Age Group Finish Points

  • First Place 10 Points
  • Second Place 7 Points
  • Third Place 5 Points
  • Fourth Place 3 Points
  • Fifth Place 1 Point

Finish Points

In addition to earning Participation Points, Finish Points are awarded based on how you finish in a series race relative to other RUNColumbus participants overall and in your age group.

Finish Points (Overall)

Points are awarded to the top ten male and female finishers, with first-place receiving 10 points and tenth place receiving one point.

Finish Points (Age Group)

Age Group points are awarded to the first five male and female finishers in each age group.

Runners automatically earn Participation Points and have the chance to earn Finish Points in both the overall and age group categories.

Points are accumulated throughout the season. A runner’s top six scores determine Championship and Age Group winners. In the event of a tie, head-to-head competition serves as the tiebreaker. Review the Official Rules.

The Point System in Action

Jamar, a 31-year-old male runner, competes in a series half marathon and finishes third overall amongst other male RUNColumbus participants and second in the male 30-34 age group. Jamar receives:

  • 13 Participation Points
  • 8 Finish Points (Overall Category)
  • 7 Finish Points (Age Group)

Jamar earns a total of 28 points for the 13.1 race.

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