Mount Mitchell Runners Club
Mount Mitchell Runners Club is a group of runners and run-walkers from Mitchell, Yancey, and Avery Counties, located in Western North Carolina. The group is made up of folks with varying abilities that aside from common roots, share the passion for taking a stroll on an open road or trail.
Mount Mitchell Runners Club “Whats the point” Award [Bylaws and Point System]
Eligibility: In order to be considered eligible for the “What’s the point” Award a member must be 1) a native of Mitchell/Yancey County or 2) a resident of Mitchell/ Yancey County. 3) Be “localish” of these two areas Rules:The “What’s the point” Award series begins January 1st and ends December 31st. No points can be carried over to the next year. Each runner is responsible for submitting/verifying his or her race results. I will be limited to my ability and time to scan the Internet looking for your results. You may submit your races to Adam Burleson via Facebook Message or ask for a link to the Google Drive file. Again, contest is open to MMRC Members only.
1 Point for participation and completion in any official race* outside of Mitchell/Avery/Yancey Counties.
2 Points for participation and completion of races within Mitchell/Avery/Yancey Counties.
3 Points for Race Directing any race within Mitchell/Yancey County.
4 Points for placing 3rd in Age Group (A/G)
5 Points for placing 2nd in (A/G)
6 Points for placing 1st in (A/G)
7 Points for placing 3rd Overall (O/A)
8 Points for placing 2nd (O/A)
9 Points for placing 1st (O/A)
10 Points for completing all of the Mitchell Races Series, to include the Winter Splash Trail Races, Run For Holland 5K, Mineral City 5K, Spruce Pine Skedaddle 5K, Rhododendron 10K, Springmaid Splash Trail Races.
New 2014 Points – Each race will earn a point per mile up to 26.2 miles. (Ex 5K = 3.1 Points, Marathon = 26.2 Points, 50K = 26.2 Points) **Capped at 26 miles to keep ultra runners on the same playing field.*** An “official” race is one that:- Issues race number or bibs and records official times for each runner. – Has results and finishers times posted on the Internet or some running publication.
Disclaimer:2013 was the first year that the “What’s the point” Award will be awarded and the bylaws are under there testing phase. If a hearty group of members would like an addition or change to any of the following information, I will be inclined to listen to the audience and perhaps make changes.Also, this idea is a borrowed one from the Mangum Track Club, of which I am a member and must give credit for a wonderful idea from them.