2021 UP HALF MARATHON
For 2021, we have designated
ourselves as the
2021 UP Half Marathon Championships.
Sounds official, right?
With this, we will be offering prizes to
the top 3 Age-Graded finishers in the
half marathon. Our overall Age-Graded
Champion will receive some sort of
'award', maybe a traveling trophy,
or a new car (probably not)...but we'll
figure that out soon. What we DO know,
and what the winner WILL receive, is
a $100 gift card from our amazing
partners at Stucko's Pub & Grill
2nd place: $50 gift card from Stucko's
3rd place: $50 gift card from Stucko's
Rules? None...every registered runner will receive an Age-Graded
time along their finishing time. Fastest AG times win!
What is Age-Graded Scoring?
Basically, Age-Graded Scoring allows all individuals within a race
to be 'scored' against each other. That is done by first
comparing the individual's finish time at that particular race
distance to an 'ideal' or best time (not necessarily the 'world record') achievable for that individual's age and gender.
Age-Graded Scoring utilizes statistical tables to compare
the performances of individual athletes at different distances,
between different events, or against other athletes of either
gender and/or of any age. Confusing? Perhaps looking at how Age-Graded Scoring applies to road racing may help clear things up.