Criteria Faq



Effective 5/31/2020 until further notice.
During these unchartered times, both the Maniacs and the Fanatics have determined some guidelines for the brave new world of racing. Please note that these rules ONLY apply during the Covid restrictions  and will cease when normal racing resumes.

 

The purpose of these rules is to set parameters for the Revel OYO race, and for other small race companies that proceed as restrictions begin lifting. We will be calling these Covid races "Pop Up" races. An example will be provided after the rules.

 

For Pop Up Style Racing: 

1.) The race director, RD, must be present during the race's time frame.

2.) You must complete the race on the established race course. This is NOT a Virtual Race option.

3.) 5 different runners must complete the distance within the race's time frame or a 24 hr period (OYO). There is no common start/finishers rule.

4.) Results must be posted on the official race website.

5.) 8 races per month per club will be accepted for Level Up, Qualifications, HOF, etc.  If you are a MM or HF, 8 races per month. If you are a DA, you may count 8 marathons and 8 half marathons per month. How you do the 8 is up to you. *Further explanation below.

6.) A Pop Up race box will be added to your race page. Please check the box when you have completed a Pop Up race.

7.) Races must be completed within the RD's time limit or 8hrs/5hrs. If no time limit is established, i.e. Revel OYO, then marathons must be completed in 8hrs and half marathons must be completed in 5hrs.

*Our 30 day calendar requirement will be waived on a case by case basis*

 

Pop Up Example:

A small race company in southern California called A Better World Running will be used as the example.  Remember, this is just an example.

The RDs are working with a "group of 10" restriction.  The have a course set up in Santa Monica and they will be there from 7am -2pm.  You register for the race, and based on your finish time, the RDS will seed you in your group.  If only 4 people are in your start wave, no worries, all runners of that day are counted. As long as 5 runners complete your race distance during those 7 hrs, you're good. You will be checked in, your laps are counted (think Mainly Marathons) if it is manual timing, and your results are posted on their website.

 

For many small races, not much is going to change from their regular operations. The allowance comes with abolishing the common start and the starter/finishers number. Remember, this is not a Virtual Race. You must run the race on the race course and an RD must be present.

 

If you are running the Revel OYO race, you do not need an RD present due to their set-up. The MM/HF are aware that smaller race companies cannot afford/procure such technology; hence, the provisions. However, the 8hr marathon and 5 hr half marathon will be enforced for the OYO race. Also, the OYO race is why the 5 different finishers within 24hrs exist (all 5 runners need to be dated the same day in the results). If you chose to run a marathon at OYO on a Wednesday, and only 3 other runners run a marathon that day, it will not count. Also, you cannot run 5 marathons or halfs at OYO in 24 hrs and count that as 5 Finishers. 5 different people must complete the same distance in 24 hrs.

 

*You may only use 8 races per club per month. How you complete those 8 races is up to both you and the RDs. If you go to OYO and complete 8 races in 8 days, or double up and 8 in 4 days, great. If you are fortunate to find a local race that is during wave start races every weekend, awesome! No matter how many you do, only 8 per club per month will count.

 

Please note that any, all or none of this is subject to change. The future of racing is unknown, but we want our members to breathe a little easier by relaxing the rules during these times.

 

Also, the following standard rules still apply for all Pop Up events.

  • Races must be open to the public. Club-only or private group races DO NOT count.
  • Races must be advertised via web site at least one month prior to the event.
  • You must complete the distance for which you registered.

 

Revised August 1st, 2018

 

Congratulations! You are part of the Half Fanatic Insane Asylum! The following rules/criteria will guide you through the sea of confusion when entering your race stats, levels, and what does or does not count as an "official" race for THIS club.

 

What counts as a Race:

  1. Fixed Distance Races that are between 13.1 miles and 26.1 miles. Events that appear to be fixing, stacking, or manipulating the rule by having starters drop to a different distance, too many DNFs in the results, or race directors name in the results, can and will be deemed an unacceptable race.
  2. Fixed Duration Races of 5 hrs or less.
  3. Races must be open to the public. Club-only or private group races DO NOT count.
  4. Races must be advertised via web site at least one month prior to the event.
  5. You must complete the distance for which you registered.

 

Fixed Distance Races MUST have ALL the following characteristics:

  1. Minimum of 20 starters and 15 finishers (AKA 20/15). NO EXCEPTIONS. Events that appear to be fixing, stacking, or manipulating the rule by having starters drop to a different distance, too many DNFs in the results, or race directors name in the results, can and will be deemed an unacceptable race.
  2. An official Race Director (AKA the RD).
  3. Official results posted on the race website or timing company website (Athlinks, Racewire, etc).
  4. A common start time with 20 starters. If there is an Early Start, the Early starters and Common starters MAY BE COMBINED. *It is your responsibility to know how many starters are in the race.

 

Fixed Duration Events:

  1. Minimum of 20 starters and 15 finishers (AKA 20/15). NO EXCEPTIONS.
  2. Maximum allowed time is 5 hours. You CAN NOT enter a 6/12/24 hr race and count it towards your stats.
  3. You must complete 13.1 miles, but no more than 26.1 miles.
  4. There must be a system in place (chip, rubber bands, spotters) to count laps. If no system exists, it DOES NOT count.
  5. Any lap/mileage discrepancy must be resolved by the RD at the race. If your Garmin says you ran 14 miles, but the timer says you ran 13 miles, run the extra lap to be safe.
  6. You may start the race late if the RD allows it. Early starts DO NOT COUNT. The concept of a Fixed Duration Event is that there is ample time to complete 13.1 miles. *This is a MAJOR DIFFERENCE from a Fixed Distance Race

 

What Does Not Count: This section hopefully answers many questions.

  1. If you have been disqualified for any reason, it DOES NOT COUNT.
  2. If you finish after the official cut off time and are not in the official results, it DOES NOT COUNT.
  3. If you were swept or removed from the course for any reason, it DOES NOT COUNT.
  4. If you are signed up for a 25K, 30K, 20 miler, etc and stop at the 13.1 mark, it DOES NOT COUNT.
  5. Banditing a race DOES NOT COUNT.
  6. Pacing a friend, if you are not a registered runner, DOES NOT COUNT.
  7. If 20 runners start, but only 14 finish, it DOES NOT COUNT.
  8. A Relay DOES NOT COUNT.
  9. A Virtual Race DOES NOT COUNT.

 

What Does Count: This section addresses some of the finer points.

  1. If the RD allows you to "drop down" during the race (you were in the marathon, but "dropped" to the half), and you are in the official results, it DOES COUNT.
  2. If you are an official Pacer (you lead a Pace Group, have a bib, are in the results) it DOES COUNT.
  3. If you complete a 70.3 Triathlon (solo), it DOES COUNT.
  4. If you complete a half marathon obstacle course race, it DOES COUNT

Effective 5/21/2020 Revel OYO Race / Races https://runoyo.com/
These races will be allowed for Maniac / Fanatic qualifying, level upgrades
The limit of races allowed will be 8 every month (example July, August), or 96 per year. Any number over 8 in any month will not count.
Races can be run in any manner you chose (example: 2 per week, 8 in 8 days, 8 in 4 days). Required number of starters / finishers are not required for these events.  
*These Half Marathons must be run in under 5 Hours in order to count for the club*

Any races put on by the following events will NOT count. Please find another race to run if you want it to be countable.
Z Adventures
I Ran Marathons

If you have further questions about the club rules, or are curious if a race will count, you can email the staff at info@marathonmaniacs.com