Participant guidelines

For complete terms and conditions, please review the Official Rules.

SCORING AND GUIDELINES FOR THE 2015 MONTRAIL ULTRA CUP


Runners must register online at ultracup.montrail.com before any points will be awarded. Registration must take place within two weeks of the completion of your first Montrail Ultra Cup race, in order to receive points for that race.

After registration, Montrail will automatically track your finishes for the season and when possible will post updated standings two weeks after each race on the Montrail Facebook Page.

Scoring:

Scores will be separated into male and female standings. Scoring will be based on your time, compared to the winning time. Scoring will also be weighted by distance, so the longer the race, the more points you'll receive. The weighted distance factor will be 5 for 50mile races, 6.2 for 100km races and 10 for 100mile races. Bonus points will be awarded for finishing first through sixth place. First place male and female winners will each receive 10 bonus points. Second place male and female winners will each receive 7 bonus points. Third place male and female winners will each receive 5 bonus points. Fourth place male and female winners will each receive 3 bonus points. Fifth place male and female winners will each receive 2 bonus points. Sixth place male and female winners will each receive 1 bonus point.

Your series score will be your best results from three total races. You will be counted as a series participant and your score will make you eligible for the Montrail Ultra Cup Series if you register for the Montrail Ultra Cup Series and compete in at least 2 races. There will be a maximum of three races scored for the standings.

MUC Points Scoring

  Distance Factor   Winners' Points
50mi 5 1st 10
100km 6.2 2nd 7
100mi 10 3rd 5
    4th 3
    5th 2
    6th 1

Winners Time (minutes) * distance factor + additional points (if applicable)
Your Time (minutes)

So, if you finish a 50 mile race 25th in 9:32:27, we'll round to the nearest minute, so you'd have a 9:32. The winner finishes in 7:10. So, your score is:

430 minutes (winners time) * 5 (distance factor) = 3.75 points
572 minutes (your time)

Likewise, the winner of a 50 mile race ends up with 15 points, and the winner of a 100km race receives 16.2 points.


Western States 100 Automatic Qualifier Guidelines:

The top two (2) female and top two (2) male finishers in each individual Ultra Cup Series Event will automatically qualify for entry into the Western States 100 event. If the first or second place participant is already in Western States or decides not to enter, the automatic bid will slide to third place, fourth place, and subsequently down to fifth place as needed (no places below fifth will be accepted).

Each of the winners must register for the Western States 100 within two weeks of completion of the Event that qualifies him/her for automatic entry. Winners must pay the entry fee and complete other eligibility requirements.

Series Awards:

TWO (2) FIRST PLACE WINNERS: One female entrant and one male entrant will each receive a prize package that includes recognition as the Montrail Ultra Cup champion and a product prize package from Montrail and Mountain Hardwear. Approximate Retail Value: $800.00 USD.

TWO (2) SECOND PLACE WINNERS: One female entrant and one male entrant will each receive a product prize package from Montrail and Mountain Hardwear. Approximate Retail Value: $500.00 USD.

TWO (2) THIRD PLACE WINNERS: One female entrant and one male entrant will each receive a product prize package from Montrail and Mountain Hardwear. Approximate Retail Value: $350.00 USD.

TWO (2) THIRD PLACE WINNERS: One female entrant and one male entrant will each receive a product prize package from Montrail and Mountain Hardwear. Approximate Retail Value: $350.00 USD.

TWO (2) FIFTH PLACE WINNERS: One female entrant and one male entrant will each receive a product prize package from Montrail and Mountain Hardwear. Approximate Retail Value: $200.00 USD.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT TO SPONSOR REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Third party race entry fees may apply. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) U.S./D.C. and Canada (excluding Quebec) at least eighteen (18) years old. Registration begins December 1, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time ("PT") and ends April 25, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For complete terms and conditions, please review the Official Rules.


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