Decathlon Series

Join us at 6:30 PM on Wednesday evenings during the summer for a little fun on the track with the family-friendly Decathlon Series! All ages and abilities are welcome. No pre-registration required; just show up.

2018 Decathlon Series Standings

Location

Frederick High School Track, 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick, MD 21701

Note: Due to high school fall sport practices beginning, the final two Decathlon races (August 8 & 15) will be held at Brunswick High School.

Format

  • Arrive a bit before 6:30 PM to sign-in
  • 1600m warm-up
  • Main timed event (200 m through 2 mi, different each week)
    • Run in heats
    • Heat placement is voluntary
  • Kids’ 100 m dash (untimed) – freeze pops for the kids at the end
  • Fun relay event (optional, generally untimed)

Decathlon Series Races

Rules

  1. Series consists of the 10 races to the extent those events are held.
  2. In a given race, the runner’s time used for scoring is their “age-graded result” determined by their age on race day and their actual time (see below).
  3. All races count towards scoring.
  4. You must run a minimum of 5 races to qualify for an award.
  5. Participation is open to paid FSRC members ($0 per race) and non-members ($5 per race).
  6. Score for a given race is based on the number of participants within each gender, multiplied by 10. For example, if there are 25 women in a given race, the first place women would receive 250 points, 2nd place 240 points, etc. down to 10 points for the last place woman.
  7. In the event of a tie between runners in a race, the points will be split between the runners. For example if two runners tie for first in a race with 25 of that gender, each runner would receive 245 points.

Age-Graded Scoring

Age-graded scoring allows runners of any age and any gender to be compared fairly against each other. If you are interested in the fine details, click here. The official age-grading calculator used by FSRC for the Decathlon Series can be found here.

Awards

Members placing in the top 10 for the series for each gender receive an award at the FSRC End-of-Summer Picnic.

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If you would like to volunteer to help at a decathlon event, contact decathlon@steeplechasers.org or competition@steeplechasers.org.