2024 Race Series

2024 Race Series

2024 SMAC Race Series

Come Join the Fun!

The SMAC Race Series challenges runners of all abilities and ages to take part in as many of the 11 featured races as they can between April and October. The races encompass varying lengths and landscapes all in western Massachusetts.

Participants will earn points based on finish times using Age Graded Scoring. All races run count towards a participant’s total score. At the conclusion of the series, those with the most points will receive awards.

Everyone who finishes at least six of the 12 races will be eligible for awards and will receive a series tee-shirt. Prizes will be awarded at the SMAC annual meeting at the end of the year. 

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Register for the series at https://www.runreg.com/smac-raceseries.

  • Free Registration to SMAC members
  • $25 for non-members  (Join SMAC and you can register for Free!)

Age Graded Scoring: (New for 2024)

  • Participant times will be scaled by USATF-approved age factors for the closest calibrated race distance (e.g. the 5-mile scaling factors will be used for the 4.8 mile, 5 mile, 5.5 mile, and 8K races). These scale factors are 1 or less than one, and adjust race times so they may be directly compared between participants of different ages.  A participant’s age as of 12/31/2024 will be used.
    • For example, a 54 year old female who runs a 25 minute 5K will have an age-graded time of 21.37 minutes, and a 34 year old female with the same time on the same course will have an age-graded time of 24.90 minutes.  
  • The race series participant with the best age-graded time will receive 100 series points, and all other participants will receive points equal to the winner’s age-graded time divided by their age-graded time, times 100.  
    • In this example, the 54 year old would receive 100 series points as the age-graded winner, and the 34 year old would receive (21.37 / 24.90)*100 = 85.8 series points.
  • Completing all 11 races earns an additional 75 points. Completing 9-10 races earns an additional 50 points; 7-8 earns an additional 25 points. Race directors earn 40 points.

Runners need to individually register for each individual race in the series that they would like to participate in by clicking the links below. (Links will be updated as registration information becomes available)

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