Rules & Awards
There are eight age divisions for the trail race series plus the Clydesdale (200 lbs) and Athena (150 lbs) groups. The age divisions are 19 and under, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 – 79, and 80 and older. We give Black Hills Trail Running Series Awards to the top three men and women in all six age divisions, plus the Clydesdale and Athena groups. To be eligible for an award you will need to have participated and completed half of the races.
Individual Races: There are no division awards for each individual race because we’re out there having fun… but stick around to have your name drawn at random for something great from one of our friendly sponsors. See some of the cool stuff donated last year on our Sponsor page.
1st place in each age group will have 15 points, second place will have 10 points, third place will have 5 points, fourth place will have 4 points, fifth place will have 3 points, sixth place will have 2 points, seventh place and all other placers will have 1 points.
At the end of the series all results are tallied, and prizes are awarded to the top three men and women in all 8 age divisions plus the Clydesdale and Athena groups. Participants completing the entire Series (regardless of times) are also recognized. To be eligible for an award you will need to have participated and completed half of the races.
All awards will be given out at the beginning of the Runner’s Club Christmas Party in December. If winners are not in attendance the award will be held for them at The Runner’s Shop.