RULES OF THE DAYTONA RUNNING SERIES
(Aka The Daytona Area Grand Prix Series)
The Daytona Running Series is a race series comprised of ten selected running events throughout the season. Your paid entry to any of the races in the Series qualifies you to earn points in the series.
To be eligible for awards in the 34 age groups, Over-all Champion, Masters, Grand-Masters and Senior Grand-Masters, you must place in the top 5 in your age group in at least five or more of the ten races in the Daytona Running Series.
There are 18 age groups for males and 18 age groups for females as follows:
1-9; 10-14; 15-19; 20 – 24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89; 90+
The Masters are ages 40+, Grand-Masters are ages 50+ and Senior Grand-Masters are ages 60 and over. You may be eligible for only ONE award, but Male and Female Over-All, Masters, Grand-Masters and Senior Grand-Masters will be listed in their respective age group until the winners of the above categories are determined. At that time their names will be removed from their age group standings. The remaining runners in those age groups will all move up one spot in the standings. Points in the above categories are based on the fastest times.
Points are awarded as follows: 1st = 10 pts, 2nd = 7 pts, 3rd = 5 pts, 4th = 3 pts and 5th = 1 pt.
The same point system is used in determining Overall, Masters, Grand Masters and Sr Grand Masters. For example, think of Masters as being its own age group, including every runner 40 years old and older. If you are 47 years old and have accumulated say 40 pts in your age group, that has no bearing on where you will stand in Masters, as you will be running against 40 – 44 and 50+ year olds.
If individual age groups differ from the Daytona Running Series age groups in a particular event, we will make adjustments. Individuals pushed in strollers or wheelchairs do not score points.
Points will be posted to the age group that you qualified for in your first Daytona Running Series race each season. If during the season you move into another age group, your points go to the group you started in.
EXAMPLE: If at the first race you were 29 and later in the year turned 30 your points would go to the 25-29 age group. At the race you would qualify for an award in the 30-34 age group but your points go to the 25-29 age group.
In case of a tie at the end of the season, the following will be used: The runner who has the most head to head victories against tied competitor will be awarded the prize. If there is still a tie, the winner of the last head to head meeting will be declared the winner.
HALL OF FAME: Runners are eligible to be inducted into the Daytona Area Grand Prix/Daytona Running Series Hall of Fame after being an award winner for 5 seasons. (The 5 years of awards do not need to be consecutive)
AMENDMENT for 2021 – 2022 and Beyond:
If we are unable to complete 10 races with results, runners must score in a minimum of one-half of the completed/scored races to be eligible for the post season awards. If less than 5 races are completed, the series will be considered paused for that year, and there will be no post season awards. (Therefore, if 5-6 races are completed, runners would need to score in 3 or more of the races. If 7-8 races are completed, runners would need to score in a minimum of 4 of the races. If 9-10 races are completed, runners would need to score in a minimum of 5 of the races.)
Finisher Medals: Finisher medals will be awarded to runners completing 5 of the events. The DRS must have 9 or 10 completed events in a season in order to offer the finisher medals.