Example of Points Calculation for a 50k Race

In the Ascension 50K, Howard Parker finished in 27th place.  There were 39 starters in the race.

For all series races, finishers get finishing position points and distance points.

Finishing position points are based on the entrant’s finishing position relative to the number of starters in the race.  The 1st-place finisher gets 100 finishing position points.  The other finishers get less than 100 finishing position points.  The farther away you are from 1st place, the fewer finishing position points you get.

In the Ascension 50K:
The 1st-place finisher gets (40-1)X(100/39) = 100 finishing position points.
The 2nd-place finisher place gets (40-2)X(100/39) = 97.44 finishing position points.
Howard, the 27th-place finisher, gets (40-27)X(100/39) = 33.33 finishing position points.
Those who do not finish (DNF) get 0 finishing position points.

Distance points are equal to the race distance, measured in kilometers.  In the Ascension 50K, every finisher gets 50 distance points.

Add 50 distance points to Howard’s 33.33 finishing position points, for a total of 83.33 points.


For the 2001 season only:
Points for men and women were calculated separately such that the 1st-place man and 1st-place woman in a race each received 100 finishing position points.  For everyone else, finishing position points were based on the number of men or number of women in the race.

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