Question: When are the races announced for the following year?
Answer: Due to the nature of our present and future partners budget constraints, the series will be announced no later than December of the same year. It is difficult for the events that we partner with to forecast their budget for the following year at the end of the series each year. That is another reason you may see races join the series throughout the year, as their budget has been approved and they can financially participate on the series.
Question: Will the series change year to year in terms of where the medal race will be held?
Answer: We are looking into the possibility of having more than one place where runners can collect their medal as long as they have met the challenge(s).
Question: How do I sign up to run in the series?
Answer: Just register for any of the races as you normally would. Register at each races site. here is some helpful information. www.calhalfseries.com/about
Question: Can I run a 10K or be a part of a half marathon relay or marathon relay as a part of participating in the series?
Answer: No, though runner may substitute one marathon in lieu of one half marathon but the marathon must be from one of the races presently on the series. Read more here. http://calhalfseries.com/challenges/
Question: Do I have to run the medal race to receive the medal at the end of the series?
Answer: Yes, because this is where we hand out all of the medals to those competing as well as those who are running four races in the challenge. Mailing these would be a wallet burner.
Question: How much time do I get to complete each half marathon I sigh up for?
Answer: Your time is based on each races criteria for finishing independent of the series. As long as you show up on their results, which is what we use, then you are counted as having run in that race.
Question: What does RTDS stand for?
Answer: Race Technical Difficulty Score. We get this from each race director, who scores their course on a scale of 1-5, 5 being the most difficult. The tougher the course for those competing for points could mean a better score in the event of a tie and for those that are challenging themselves to run 4 events in their region, this is important as well. Some runners are just starting out and the more technical the course could mean having a harder run, so we created RTDS to help both levels of runners, not only from an informational standpoint, but for scoring as well.
Question: When will I be able so see the cumulative results of my challenges.
Answer: We generally wait until about the summer when there is a lot of data to post and when the competitive juices start to flow between runners.
Question: Why am I not listed in here? (when we post results)
Answer: We are finding that with many of the discrepencies, there was either a name mis-spelled at a race or the individual moved. Please try to help us by letting us know about this or have the race you attended correct these before they are published. Our standard query for tracking you from the various events is first name, last name and city. If you have moved and registered yourself as living in a different city on ay of the races, we need to know so we can accurately track you.
Question: How do we score those who turn masters during the year when they have been competing in the open class?
Answer: We use the age that an individual will be at the end of the year. We took this from several organizations like the Ironman and XTerra who have been scorinng their series for several years. It is by far the most logical way to score.
Question: What is for Dinner?
Answer: Leftover Turkey.