VERY EASY RULES FOR ALL
In order for any runner to earn a series finishers medal, they must be able to run FOUR half or full marathons between January and December, (any combination works). The final race must be a series medal race. A runner may choose do a bigger challenge and run SEVEN half or full marathons. Either challenge you complete, you will get a medal. One just may be a bit bigger. Hint, hint! Medal races are where awards are handed out. (Santa Barbra, Walnut Creek, and San Diego). Mailing of awards can be costly and so we have opted to have a series that will fit right in with those races already scheduled throughout the year.
Runners must also meet the cutoff time for each individual event posted by race officials. Upon successful completion of the required races, They will earn a nice reward(s) stating their series completion.
RULES FOR TOP COMPETITORS
In order for an open or masters competing runner to be able to compete in the California Half & Full Marathon Series, they must be able to run a minimum of FOUR half of full marathons (any combination works), in the state and one of those events being a series medal race.
An open or masters runner can run more than four events, and is HIGHLY encouraged to do so because they will get more points especially if they can place in the top 10, but they must also cross the finish line at a series medal race to be eligible for top prizes.
All other finishers receive 1 point.
Open Runner Age 1-39
Masters Runner 40+
A runner, at the discretion of any of the race directors on the series may be removed for the following reasons:
1) Harassing or trying to inflict pain on another runner.
2) Harassing any race official who oversees the race he/she is running in.
3) Cheating in a race, e.g. cutting a course, falsifying personal information or any other piece of information that is instrumental in determining eligibility.