This upcoming weekend will mark the final week of racing for the 2015-2016 UltraRunning Race Series. So far this season, results for over 1,200 North American ultras have been posted and scoring for approximately 43,000 runners have been calculated. The Series adds up runners performances for one race at each of the four classic ultra distances – 50k, 50 mile, 100k and 100 mile. Runners are then ranked in 9 separate regions, 7 age groups, and both genders, for a total of 126 different competitive categories. In recent weeks we have seen many different leaders; each one jockeying for top honors in their regional age group.
We have some great prizes lined up for the top 3 male and female runners in each category – for a total over 378 individual prize packages. This couldn’t have been possible without the support of the series sponsors who have donated collectively over $75,000 of prizes.
In the Overall category (the ranking of top scorers regardless of region or age), the top male and female winners will have an opportunity to claim a Western States 100 entry (Did we mention we are also covering the entry fee?). If the top winners do not claim the entry, or are already entered, we will continue down the list until the entry is claimed.
After the races this weekend, the following week will be spent posting the results from the final races. On May 1st we will publish the preliminary winners. Between May 1st and May 8th, runners will be able to submit any corrections or additions before the final results are announced on May 9th. Thereafter, winners will be able to claim their prizes through a submission process at the Race Series website. Prizes will start to be shipped out on the 16th.
Thank you to our 2015-2016 Sponsors:
The 2016-2017 series races will commence at the end of this month, and run from April 30th, 2016 to April 30th, 2017. The 2016-2017 Race Series website will launch at the end of May 2016. Start planning now to complete four of your best ultras next year, and you too can be a winner in the UltraRunning Race Series.