Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to email the administrators to be promoted to a higher level?
A. No! Please read this page! http://www.halffanatics.com/How-To-Upgrade-Your-Level/
Do I need to maintain my current Fanatic level status by achieving the criteria each and every year?
A. Once a Fanatic, always a Fanatic. However, you must stay current with your annual membership dues.
Do I need to achieve all three criteria mentioned in a level in order to progress to a higher level?
A. No, you only need to achieve one of the mentioned criteria in a level to progress
For my best streak, does it have to be attained in a calendar year?
A. If your streak of 6 half marathons in 6 months (Uranus level) was run from October 2014-March 2015, then it officially counts.
Do triathlons and duathlons count?
A. Triathlons and other multisport events with 13.1 mile segments count!
Do relays count?
Do virtual races count?
Do stage races count?
A. As long as the distance is between 13.1 and 26.1 miles, and there is a common start with the required starters / finishers.
Help! My race was cancelled. If my friends and I run the course anyway on race day, does it count.
A. Sorry, NO. Race cancellations happens for various reasons, but you may not count this toward your stats.
I participated in a 6 hour race and completed 13.1 miles in 4 hours. I can count this, right?
A. The race itself cannot exceed 5 hours. Any event longer than 5 hours can not count in your stats
I'm missing from the results! What do I do?
A. If you have legitimately completed an event, but are NOT listed in the results, contact the RD or the timing company to see if you can be added to the results. Provide photos, Garmin, Strava/Mapmyrun results if necessary.
I'm upset because all of these rules mean that the race I want to run apparently doesn't count.
A. Apologies, truly. A common frame of reference must be established. Do not consider this to be a judgement of merit for other events!
I was swept off the course by an official race vehicle, but then went back out and completed the event on my own. Can I count it?
A. A sweep is a DNF. Sorry.
I ran an event that is not on the Half Fanatic calendar. May I count it? Does an event have to be in the Half Fanatic calendar more than 30 days in advance to count?
A. A race has to be advertised via website more than a month in advance, but that does NOT mean it has to be in our calendar. The guideline means that the race has to have the information out there somewhere. Provided a race has advertised itself in plenty of time, it is perfectly fine, and countable, if the race is not on the Fanatic calendar. Further, you may request to have a race added to the calendar at firstname.lastname@example.org