know that the BTC has a points series?? We even throw an annual
party to celebrate the top 10 men and top 10 women and their
accomplishments. Participating is easy....
1) Become a BTC
member. Here is an application.
2) Run a race, or volunteer at a BTC race.
3) Send us your race results or volunteer information to
the rest. If you really want all of the details of how you earn
points simply read all of the information below.
Click here to see the current BTC
points series standings.
BTC Points Race Rules of Engagement
Points are awarded to BTC members for any event as follows,
these have historically been running events although, with some
adjustments, they could be applied to field events. To date, no one
has turned any in, but if received, they will be counted (probably
for all but distance points).
- 10 Points per mile rounded to the nearest point
- 200 for BTC events where entry fee is charged
100 for BTC events where no fee is charged
100 for any event in
- Counted as event points, same amounts as above,
awarded to any volunteer in a BTC sponsored event who is
acknowledged in the newsletter or to the Pts Race director by the
race director. If a volunteer also ran the event they would get
double event points. Race director receives 500 volunteer points
for paid races, 1,500 for HDCP series directed.
- 100 for 1st place, 95 for 2nd, 90 for 3rd, etc. down
to 5 for 20th. These are awarded based upon place in age group in
your gender, if no age group places are given than place is based
upon overall place in gender. One exception is any handicap type of
race, such as Summer Series, Dip Sea, etc. where handicap is based
on performance with places being awarded for overall place,
regardless of gender.
- 100 points, these are not automatic. Must notify
editor or Pts race director. These will be verified. These are
based upon PRs (Personal Records) established after joining the club
regardless if membership lapses. The first time an event is run it
establishes the PR and points are awarded, when requested, for new
- 0 to 500 Points. Time points (achievement points)
are based upon a straight line formula related to World Record
standards for either men or women as applicable. You will receive
between 0 points for a time twice than (or slower) than the world
record up to 500 points if you match the world record. If you break
the world record you would get a proportional amount over 500
points. The standards presently being used are those published in
1995 by WAVA (World Association of Veteran Athletes).
Example: Say the world standard for an event is 20 minutes.
If you ran 20 minutes you would receive 500 points. If you ran 40
minutes (or slower) you would receive 0 points. If you ran 30
minutes (half way between 20 and 40) you would receive 250 points.
Notes and Exceptions
a. Where more than one event is run on a day each is
treated as a distinct event. (example - 1 mile and 5 mile Yokuts
Park Fun Runs count as separate events)
b. The Summer Series is treated as 6 distinct events with
place points for the individual events but no place points for the
overall final series place.
c. Multi-sport events (duathlons, triathlons). You would
get all the points listed above with the exception of place points,
which are reduced. As an example, if only one of three legs was a
run then you would receive 1/3 of the place points.
d. Partial points are not given if the complete race
distance is not completed. For example, doing only 22 miles of a
marathon constitutes a DNF and no points awarded.
1995 WAVA World Standards for Some Common Distances