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How it works

Series Leaderboard 

For each race that you complete, you will accrue points towards an overall series leaderboard. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the series to the overall winners of each distance/gender/age category. 

 

What are the categories? 

There are 5 different age categories which means that across the two distance options (short course and long course) there are 20 separate leaderboards: 

How does the points system work? 

The points system works based on your time behind the winner (in your distance/gender/age category). For each event, the winner in each age category will score zero (00:00:00), and then everyone else will ‘score' the time they were behind the winner. 

 

Example: 

Long Course - Male - Senior (18-39yrs) 

How do you qualify to win the overall series in your chosen distance option? 

To be eligible to win your category in the Canterbury Trail Series, you must participate in at least 6 events in the same distance option (e.g. short or long course). The individual with the lowest accumulated time over the course of the year will be the winner! 

If you participate in more than 6 events then you are able to ditch your worst result(s) until you have your 6 fastest times. Completing more events will be advantageous in the overall series standings! 

What if I want to enter some of the short courses as well as some of the long courses? 

You can take part in whatever distance you prefer, however you will need to complete 6 events in the same distance category to be eligible to win that overall series. 

What if I jump up an age category?

Age categories are determined by your age on the day of the first race of the series (Friday 31st January 2020). If your birthday occurs during the series then you cannot choose to run one of the later races in an older age category.