York & District Road Race League | League rules
League rules

York and District Road Race League

Rules

 

  1. The league is a series of 10k races to be held on a Tuesday fortnightly between April and July commencing at 7.30 pm or 7.00 pm as agreed by the committee.

 

  1. Eligibility is restricted to members of clubs and members of those clubs in both cases who are affiliated to England Athletics or any successor organisation.

 

  1. Each Race will be organised by a nominated club who will take responsibility for each aspect.

 

  1. The cost of entry will be decided by the committee each year.

 

  1. In exceptional circumstances guests may take part with the formal permission of the League committee and the committee will decide whether any guest will be included in the results.

 

  1. Club colours of the affiliated club must be worn.

 

  1. The number and timing chip allocated to the specific individual must be worn.

 

  1. The minimum age is 17 on the day of the first race in any year.

 

  1. Age categories for the league are determined by reference to age on the day of the first race in any year.

 

  1. No person may represent more than one club in a season.

 

  1. Only “first claim” members of a club will count for team results.

 

  1. Individual results will be determined by aggregate points. Points are awarded for position, 1 for the winner, 2 for second and so on. The number of races to count for the final results is the number of races that take place, less one for teams and 2 for individuals. Runners completing fewer than the number of races to count will not qualify for the final results. Runners who have completed all or all but 1of the races will have their worst result(s) disregarded.

 

  1. Male and Female and age category results will be determined by reference to that category.

 

  1. Age categories will be 10 year bands from age 35 for females and 40 for males.

 

  1. Teams will be the leading 6 from a club in any race (A team), subsequent 6

(B team) and so on, for Males. For females, it will be the same principle with 4 in a team. The order is determined by reference to total points as individuals in a category aggregated.

 

  1. The final position for the year is decided by reference to total points in all the races for individuals, and positions for teams, disregarding the worst performance(s).

 

  1. Awards of trophies will be decided by the committee.

 

  1. Matters of doubt will be determined by the League Committee or the Appeals Committee whose decision will be final. The membership of the League Committee is covered in the constitution.

 

  1. Headphones and personal Music players must not be worn during races and wearers may be disqualified.

 

Adopted by the committee November 2017