Why go it alone?
Do you have a group or team? We want to encourage you to run happy with your friends, neighbors, coworkers and that grumpy guy down the street, we don’t judge. Contact us today to see about our great discounts for groups. Find a couple of buddies and get registered!
- Participate in 5 races in the series calendar year to be eligible for awards
- Run as many races as you can. We will score all of your races.
- Awards presented to the top 3 male and female overall and age group
- Special invitations to ongoing series socials, gatherings and special events through the year
- End of season celebration for all series qualifiers
- Over $5000 worth of awards and prizes
- All the best races in the Triad
The scoring is simple. The age groups for the Omega Sports Race Series (OSRS) are 0-19*, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ You will earn age group points in these age groups for each race you participate. The points are as follows:
- 1st – 80 points
- 2nd – 75 points
- 3rd – 70 points
- 4th – 65 points
- 5th – 60 points
- 6th – 55 points
- 7th – 50 points
- 8th – 45 points
- 9th – 40 points
- 10th – 35 points
- participation – 10 points
Please note the age groups (at each race) are defined by that race and may not follow the OSRS age groups. For example, Beerrun may have age groups 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ and give their awards based on their age groups. However, the OSRS ignores the age groups defined by each race and you are earning OSRS points in the OSRS age groups 0-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Want to see the series standings? Just click the button above. We will update them within 72 hours after each race. Contact us for any corrections. We try and combine all your times for multiple races (under your name) but we may (and will) miss some. So if you see your name listed twice, simply email us and we will correct it.
You must run a minimum of five (5) races to qualify for the series and be eligible for awards. You can win your age group by participating in 5 OSRS events. We will score all of your races in the series. The more you run, the better chance you have to win!
- Run 4 races… sorry out of luck. Can’t win an award
- Run 5 races… you can win an award. We will score all 5 races
- Run 6 races… you can win an award. We will score all 6 races
- Run 7 races… you can win an award. We will score all 7 races
- Run 8 races… you can win an award. We will score all 8 races
- Run all the races… Congrats you are a monster AND WE SCORE ALL OF YOUR RACES!
You are competing for age group points/awards but it gets even better. The overall points are awarded the same as the age group points: 50pts for 1st overall, 45pts for 2nd overall, etc, etc. Note, your OVERALL POINTS and your AGE GROUP POINTS will not be the same. You are accumulating OVERALL POINTS based on your overall finish position. You are accumulating AGE GROUP POINTS based on your age group finish position… make sense?
Age-Up Rule. Your age group is defined for ALL races in the OSRS based on your age as of the end of the year. That means that the age group you will be competing in is your age as of the last day of the year. Remember this when you look at race results from the OSRS races. Someone may be in the 30-34 age group at a specific race but for OSRS they may be in the 35-39 age group (thus taking away your valuable points… darn that rule!)
Tie Breaker. In the case of a tie, the highest average place finish per-event will be used to break the tie. If two runners have the same number of points and the same average place finish, a head-to-head tiebreaker will be used to declare the winner (whoever won the most head to head races). If each runner is still tied then the runner who has finished the most races will win. If each runner ran the same number of races then the LAST race in the year in which BOTH runners participated will be used to decide the head-to-head tiebreaker. For example, if both runners participate in The Cannonball Races, the runner winning the head-to-head competition will be declared the winner. If two runners are tied and did not compete head-to-head against each other, then the runner who finished the latest race in the calendar will be the winner.
The best part is getting free stuff and we have plenty. Top 3 in their age groups will get some great awards. Omega Sports has been outfitting Triad athletes since 1978 and they are the main sponsors behind the Greensboro Race Series, so you know it will be great stuff. Our awards banquet has become a not-to-be-missed event, and is a great wrap up to the competitive season. We put on a great party to celebrate your accomplishments and each other.
*Athletes in the 0-19 age group are competing for pride and are not eligible for the prize package if they plan on participating in NCAA sports. Receiving cash or merchandise awards is prohibited if you plan to compete in college athletics.
Virtual Event Info
In the case where a race is forced to move to virtual participation only (OR the participant chooses to participate virtually) upon submitting results, 10 series participation points will be rewarded to the participant. The participant will have the equivalent of 1 series race finish for that specific event meaning the event counts toward the 5 required series finishes to qualify for awards and to attend the post season celebration. Example: May the Course Be With You 5k 2020
Virtual Event Bonus
In the case that there is the opportunity to participate in more than one race (meaning more than 1 distance option) in any particular event, those that register for and submit results for both events will be rewarded 10 series participation points and 1 series race finish for EACH event. Example: Fun Fourth Freedom Run Virtual 2020, you may register for the 5K and the 10K options.