About – Points Series
Prizes and Incentives
Each year, the Club honors exceptional achievement on the part of its members. The following categories are acknowledged:
- Top of the Heap Dawg. (Most overall points in the Club Point Series)
- Loooongest Day and Loooongest Night. (Most overall time on the trails in all events)
- Best “One Hit Wonder”. (Most points in a single event)
- Sweat Equity. (Most running points / overall points)
- Best New Event. (Most entertaining event, first put on in the Year)
- Camaraderie. (Best sportsperson)
- Mountain Goat. (Most elevation gained for the Year)
- Up 'n Comer. (Most promising new member)
- if there is a tie, we will figure out a fair way to allocate the prizes we have
- there may be more prizes if we can find sponsors (hint: help us find prizes and win points!)
- prizes to be awarded at the Vancouver New Years Day Fat Ass 50 finisher party
How is the Series Managed?
The points allocated at an event are managed by the Event Host. Overall scores are managed by the Pointz Whizzard.
Event Host Role
- Manage participant list. Who started? How far and how long did they run? Extra points they earned.
- Reconcile sign-ups and show-ups. This is based on Facebook event page registration (Member says they are “Going”)
- Award or subtract points based on event participation. Determine who gets points and who loses them. This includes recognizing positive stuff (helping fellow runners, helping with the event) as well as negative (whining, complaining or otherwise being gnarly)
- Post results on event Facebook page
- Wrap-up and set-up event for the following year (if applicable)
Pointz Whizzard Role
- Maintain ongoing points tally
- Review event wrap-up with Event Host
- Answer questions about Point Series
- Recommend rule changes to Steering Committee
Chief Executive Fat Ass and Steering Committee Role
- Decide on rule changes and/or disputes
|Event Participation (determined by Event Host)|
|Participate in a CFA event||+1|
|Register for an event two (2) or more days in advance||+1|
|Sign up and do not show up||-1|
|Bonus Points during Event (determined by Event Host)|
| Time in the Great Outdoors |
- For each hour of running/walking and being out there during an event. These points are intended to recognize the slower folks and those who run a long way. Points are determined from finish results.
- First 0-29 mins = 0 points, then 30-59 mins = 0.5 points; 0.5 points for any hour started after that.
- Swimming events count double, cycling events count for half.
- Note: Participants have seven (7) days to get times/distances to Event Host in order to get these points!
|+0.5 per hour|
| Exceptional conduct during the run (as determined by Event Host) |
- Positive points: Being environmentally conscious, volunteering and otherwise being a good member of the community (i.e. picking up garbage on the trail, helping a lost lamb, tending to the wounded, etc)
- Negative points: Causing grief for an Event Host
|+1 or -1|
|Event Hosting (need to request from Pointz Whizzard)|
|Host a scheduled event||+1|
Points Series FAQ
What are the current Point Series standings?
- Please click on “Leaderboard” on the top menu to see current standings.
How do you define “Participation” in a Club Event?
- Participation means you either host and/or show up at an event
- DNF (Did Not Finish) qualifies as participation because you registered and started in the event.
- the Event Host does have some discretion when it comes to allocating participation points. They can award up to two (2) points to anyone who helps them host a better event (e.g. write a news release, helping with registration, results, setting up an aid station, etc.) This activity should be noted in the results so all participants know the specifics
Who keeps track of the points I get at an Event?
- Your Event Host determines how points are allocated at their event.
- It is up to you to review your time, distance and points to make sure they are accurate and you agree with them. You have up to seven (7) days to do this.
Can I dispute the points I was given?
- Yes. You have seven (7) days to do so from the time your Event Host posts the results/points on the Club Facebook page.
- if you don’t clarify your time or distance within 7 days, you will not receive points for being in the great outdoors (in other words, you will only get points for participating, not for time in the Great Outdoors)
Who keeps track of Point Series standings?
- The Points Wizard takes the points from each event and uses them to update the overall standing
Who is this mysterious Points Wizard?
- as of 1 January 2020, the Points Wizard is Steering Committee member, ultramarathoner and all’round nice guy: Frank Wimberley
Can I lose points?
- The easiest way to lose Club points is to sign-up for a Club event on Facebook and not show-up: this will cost you one (-1) point. Imagine hosting a nice dinner party and your guests don’t show up. It takes a lot of time and love to host a free event. Please show your host the respect they deserve by letting them know if you are coming.
- You can also lose up to one (-1) point for being gnarly at an event. The Event Host and participants decide this. Thankfully, this point has never been awarded.
- It’s also considered bad form to “bandit” a Club fundraising event: this won’t cost you points, as your results won’t be recorded. However, it will earn you special recognition as a bandit.