Sep 14 2012

2012-2013 Leavenworth Race Series

Once upon a time, in the year 2010, there was supposed to have been a Leavenworth Race Series of sorts which would consist of the 5k River Run, The Haven’s 5k Trail Run, and the 7.2 Mile Rudolph’s Red Nose Run. Now I don’t know if no one qualified, if they forgot about it, it just fell apart, or I simply heard nothing about it as *I* didn’t qualify — but as far as I know nothing ever came of it.

A shame too because I thought I might have earned some recognition… I placed 3rd overall/1st in Age Group at the River Run, 4th overall/1st in Age Group at the Haven’s, and wait… here we go: A dismal 18th at Rudolph’s but still 4th in Age Group. Perhaps that last run took me out of the standings.

In any case there never was too much info about it. I think I simply read a one line mention in one of the Leavenworth Parks & Rec flyers and never saw it mentioned again. So I will assume they dropped it.

THIS year however there is another Race Series — and this time around it looks like it’s going to be well promoted and actually has some information available about it.

Thusfar it will consist of the following races:

  • Buffalo Century 5k Run  – SEP 16 8AM Leavenworth Riverfront Community Center
  • Haven’s 5k Trail Run – OCT 6 9AM Haven’s Park
  • Cliff Hanger 5k/8k – NOV 4 8AM/9AM Cliff Drive 4600 Gladstone Blvd Kansas City, MO
  • Rudolph’s Red Nose Run 7.2 Mile – DEC 1 12PM High Noon Saloon
  • St. Patrick’s Day 4 Mile Run 9 MAR 2013 10AM Westport Rd.
  • IMAC St. Paddy’s Day 5k “Run for the Green” – MAR 16 Time TBD Place TBD
  • Five Trails Half Marathon – MAY 19 2013

It sounds like there will possibly be even more races added, and additionally a website set up and custom logo.

For now here are some preliminary scoring rules:

1)    Earn points based on participation, performance in 5-year age groups from 20-24 thru 80+, and volunteer at a Leavenworth Races Series event.

2)    Scoring is 5 deep in each 5 year age group:

i)     10 points for 1st place
ii)    8 points for 2nd place
iii)   6 points for 3rd place
iv)   4 points for 4th place
v)    2 points for 5th place
vi)   3 points for volunteering
vii) 1 point for participation

I find the volunteering points and participation points interesting! Looks like there could potentially be a lot of scoring… what with those and even up to 5th place garnering points.

Looking forward to this new chapter in Leavenworth County’s ever-expanding racing opportunities!

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