Run Races. Earn Points.

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 your thing. The Leaderboard is programmed to do all the work for you.

Have questions? Make sure to check out the Official Rules.

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 5 Points
  • Second Place 4 Points
  • Third Place 3 Points
  • Fourth Place 2 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 separately to all male and female finishers. The points awarded correspond with the runner’s finish place relative to the RUNColumbus field size. First place receives the maximum points and additional points are awarded in descending order.

Finish Points (Age Group)

Age Group points are awarded to the first five male and female finishers in each age group. First place receives the maximum five points and additional points are awarded in descending order.

Runners automatically earn Participation Points and Overall Finish Points, and have the chance to earn Age Group Points.

Points are accumulated throughout the season. A runner’s top six scores determine Championship, Division, 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

Charles, a 62-year-old runner, competes in a series half marathon and finishes fifteenth in a field of 25 male RUNColumbus athletes and second in the male 60-64 age group. Charles receives:

  • 13 Participation Points
  • 10 Finish Point (Overall Points)
  • 4 Finish Points (Age Group Points)

Charles earns a total of 27 points for the 13.1 mile race.

If you never try, you will never know.

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