1.  Maximum scoring races:  Currently there are 6 events in the 2011 New York Ultra Running Grand Prix series.  The Staten Island 6 hour scheduled for September has not yet officially been set.  If that race or a third BUS race becomes a reality, the maximum scoring races (see rule 6) will be four for men and three for women.  If the final results are based on six races then the maximum will be three for men and three for women.  The two events on the Memorial Day weekend count as 1 event as competitors cannot participate in both events.


2.  The special scoring for the Caumsett 50 K (paragraph 13) has been maintained.  This section was added to maintain the importance of the Caumsett 50K in the series.  The Caumsett 50K was a USATF national championship and thus there was significant participation of runners from other parts of the country.  These non-local runners, many of who are nationally ranked runners, likely will not enter any other races of the Grand Prix.  Therefore, the race will be scored at the end of the series omitting the placing of any participant that has not participated in any other Grand Prix event.  Until the end of the series, the points earned in the Caumsett will be included in the reported totals.  They will appear in red and obviously will be subject to change at the end of the series in October.



1.      Any entrant into a Grand Prix event is automatically entered into the Grand Prix Championship series. There is no additional fee.

2.      The following awards will be presented:

a.       Grand Prix Champion, Second Place Overall, and Third Place Overall (Male and Female)

b.      Age Groups-First Place (Male and Female)

1.      39 and below

2.      40-44

3.      45-49

4.      50-54

5.      55-59

6.      60-64

7.      65-69

8.      70-75

9.      76 and over

c.       Special Award for anyone completing all races!!!!

  1. Winners of the Overall Grand Prix Championship awards do not qualify for Age Group awards.
  2. Currently there are six races in the series (see below).  There is a strong possibility that the Staten Island 6 Hour and/or a BUS race will be added.

a.       Caumsett 50K (3/6/11)

b.      BUS 6 Hour (4/2/11)

c.       Sybil Ludington 50K (4/16/11)

d.      Long Island Greenbelt Trail 50K (5/7/11)

e.       NY Pioneer 100 mile (5/28-30/11)/Queens 50K (5/28/11)

f.        6 Hour-60th Birthday Run (10/16/11)

5.      Participants must COMPLETE a minimum of 2 races.  Complete means to finish in the maximum time allowed.  A marathon distance (26.2 miles) must be completed in 6-hour races, 40 miles must be completed in 12-hour races, and 50 miles must be completed in 24-hour races to be considered to have completed the race.

6.      Although individuals may compete in all races, only the number of races, as specified below, in which the participant earns the most number of points will count in the total to determine the awards.  It may be that different races will count in the separate calculations of the Grand Prix Overall Championship and Age Group Awards.

a.       Men-3 races (if 6 events), 4 races (if 7 or more events)

b.      Women-3 races

7.      For each race the order of finish of all participants will be determined (separate for men and women) and each participant will be awarded points based on the order of finish.

a.       First Place-1000 points                         k.   Eleventh Place-425 points

b.      Second Place-800 points                      l.    Twelfth Place-400 points

c.       Third Place-700 points                         m. Thirteenth Place-375 points

d.      Fourth Place-650 points                       n.   Fourteenth Place-350 points

e.       Fifth Place-605 points                           o.   Fifteenth Place-325 points

f.        Sixth Place-565 points                          p.   Sixteenth Place-300 points

g.       Seventh Place-530 points                     q.   Seventeenth Place-275 points

h.       Eighth Place-500 points                        r.    Eighteenth Place-250 points

i.         Ninth Place-475 points                         s.    Nineteenth Place-225 points

j.        Tenth Place-450 points                         t.    Twentieth Place and Below-200 points

  1. The participant with the highest total will be the Grand Prix Champion, the participant with the second highest total the Second Place Overall award, etc.
  2. For each race the order of finish of all participants in each age category will be determined (separate for men and women) and each participant will be awarded points based on the order of finish.

a. First Place-100 points                             f.    Sixth Place-45 points

b. Second Place-80 points                          g.   Seventh Place-40 points

c. Third Place-65 points                              h.   Eighth Place-35 points

d. Fourth Place-55 points                           i.    Ninth Place-30 points

e. Fifth Place-50 points                   j.    Tenth Place and Below-25 points

  1. The participant with the highest total in each age category who has not been awarded a Grand Prix Overall award will be the Age Group Champion.
  2. For purposes of the Age Group award, the age of the individual on the date of the first race in the series that the individual starts will determine the age group award that the participant is eligible to win.  Whether or not the participant completes the race or earns points in the race will have no effect on this determination.  Further, the participant may be competing in a different age group at any subsequent race but will be scored as if in the age category determined in this paragraph for purposes of the Age award..
  3. In the event of ties, heat-to-head results between the tying individuals will be used.  The number of times each individual bested the other will be determined and the winner will be the one with the higher total.  If each bested the other an equal number of times then the total points earned in the common races will be calculated with the winner being the one with the most points.  Should these be equal the best finish in all races will be used to determine a winner.
  4. Caumsett 50K only:  Only finishers that enter one other Grand Prix event will count in the scoring of this event.  Scoring will be calculated as described above after deletion of placing of those that have not participated in any other Grand Prix event.