RANKINGS & PRIZES
You know what’s even more awesome than spending your summer doing adventure races? COLD. HARD. CASH. Teams that participate in 4 or more RMAS races will be able to compete for end-of-year series cash prizes! How many races is your team signed up for?!
Additionally, teams competing in RMAS races are assigned points for each race in accordance with the Adventure Racing Cooperative (ARC) system. These points go towards the overall rankings within the ARC per their standard assignments depending on: Race Length (based on top finish time) and Finishing Position (within the race and the number of teams in the division).
Stay tuned for rankings as the season progresses!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- Get your team together.
- Register and race in a minimum of 4 series events.
- Accumulate points for participating in each event. (Extra points will be given for volunteering at another RMAS event.)
- Plan to join us at the Sleep When You’re Dead Race on October 19-20th where the series winners and prizes will be announced and given out. If you’re unable to make the race or post race party, your teams’ awards will be mailed out to you.
Points are set for 1st place using a sliding scale dependent on the Race Length (0-120 Points)
3hr: 1st = 14pts
12hr: 1st = 30pts
24hr: 1st = 50pts
48hr: 1st = 82pts
96hr: 1st = 117pts
The Competition Factor is then added, 2 points per team in your division for a new total. A race with 10 teams will gain (10 x 2 = 20) points added to the top score. Points are then awarded to each team using the standard distribution (1st-40th). Team Ranking is based on the combined points for each team’s top 4 races during the 2019 season.
RMAS is also a standalone race series with a winner for the series to be declared at the end of the race season. As such, the RMAS point totals will include additional point values that are unique for the series and intended to create a greater participation and involvement in the RMAS races. Regardless of the number of races each team participates in, only the TOP four (4) race points will be included. But,
the extra points (as outlined below) will be included as defined.
The first ‘special’ point value will be points added for volunteering at RMAS races. Each team member is allowed points for 1 race. These points will be awarded for a team member OR their designee for 1 race. For example, 5 points will be awarded if you volunteer for a race, or, the same points will be awarded for having someone else volunteer at the race in your place. Each team is allowed 4 individual volunteer points. So, by simply volunteering, your team stands so to gain a maximum of 20 additional points for the series total.
The second ‘special’ point value will be points added JUST FOR RACING in a RMAS race. Each team, REGARDLESS of finishing position will be awarded 10 points for EACH RMAS race. If one team races 1 RMAS race, they receive 10 points for the season. A team that races 2 races will receive 20 points, and a team racing 5 races would receive 50 points for the team total.
Teams who are disqualified for any reason from an RMAS race will forfeit all points from that particular race.
Teams who are unable to finish, or do not finish the race will still be awarded the ‘RMAS Race points’ but only ½ the ARC points given to the lowest finishing team. Teams who finish, but are outside of the allotted race time will be subject to the stated time penalties in determining their overall finishing position and ARC and RMAS points will be awarded in accordance.
- To be considered an adventure race, the event must contain
- Map & Compass based navigation
- 2 different types of non-motorized travel
- All results must be complete to be considered in ranking
- Team must compete in a minimum of 3 RMAS adventure races.
- Top 4 races by points count towards the ranking.
- A tie in a race will result in splitting of the 2 positions points equally.
- If one person races for 2 teams (at separate races), their points will not accumulate, but be carried separately. (i.e. John races on Team A for the Nomad as a 3 person team and then races on Team B for the Genesis as a 2 person team.) This is allowed but those points will not be combined. John’s Team A will receive points in the 3-4 person category and his Team B will receive points in the 2 person category. Does this mean that John could potentially win prizes for both the 3-4 person category and the 2 person category at the end of the series? Yes, but he would need to race a lot!
- A team must request any team name change by email.
Regardless of finishing position, each team will be awarded 10 points for EACH RMAS race. If one team races 1 RMAS race, they receive 10 points for the season. A team that races 2 races will receive 20 points, and a team racing 5 races would receive 50 points for the team total.
Each team member is allowed points based on the number of hours volunteered, up to a maximum of 6 points. Points will be given at 0.125 points per hour volunteered. So, for 48 hours, 6 points are awarded. For 24 hours, 3 points, etc. These points will be awarded for a team member OR their designee. So, 6 points will be awarded if you volunteer 48 hours, or, the same points will be awarded to your team for having someone else volunteer 48 hours in your place. Each team is allowed a maximum of 40 volunteer-earned points.
Given the above description of the additional RMAS points, the maximum additional points that any 1 team can be awarded toward the RMAS series championship is: 24 points if all 4 members volunteer for 48 hours, and 80 points for racing in ALL RMAS adventure races. Or, a total of 124 additional points! Given that the 1st place finish point for the longest race, the Nomad, is around 102 points (depending on the number of teams), this is quite significant.