FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Do I have to sign up somewhere to be in the Series?
- Do I have to be a member of BC Athletics to participate in the Series?
- Not all the points I scored in the last race appear to have been added to my total. Can you check into this?
- I'm pretty sure I scored some points. Why isn't my name appearing in the rankings?
- On the Rankings page it says the latest rankings are posted, but when I click on the link I see the older ones. Where are the new ones?
- How do you identify entry forms and ensure that they're for the same person between different races? Is there any way I can help you?
- Where can I find individual race results?
- In the last event, I was listed as 4th in my category but I know I should have been 3rd. Can you please correct this?
- Where can I pick up my t-shirt (or medal) for the latest race?
No, simply by participating in any of the Series events you will be counted as a Series participant. If you do the required number of races (see Overview) you will automatically be included in the final results.
(Special note: for the Sun Run and Times Colonist 10k's, because of their large size, we only use the top 1000 men and women overall for scoring. If you are not in the top 1000 it's up to you to notify us that you participated in those events, to get them counted towards your number of races.)
No, both members and non-members are eligible. Non-members pay day of event BCA fees ($3) when they pay their race entry fee.
However, to receive Timex BC Road Running Series prize money (top 4 open men and women), you must be a member of BC Athletics: Competitive, Recreational or Masters.
Only your best 5 race scores count towards your total. When you run more than 5 races, the new score, if higher, replaces your lowest one in the best 5, rather than adding directly to the total. If the latest race score is not greater than your 5th highest to date, your total will not change.
The rankings shown on this site list those with a minimum score and show a maximum of 100 overall names for space considerations. Rest assured your score is in our database and if you add enough points in your next race to exceed the minimum or crack the top 100, your name will appear.
Sometimes your browser, to save download time, will display a "cached" pageone that has been stored on your computer's hard driveinstead of the latest page that has been posted on the site. Use the "Refresh" or "Reload" button on your browser to see the most recent update of the page.
The rankings software compares names (looks for close matches, will work for most spelling errors), ages, and cities. You can help by always filling out the forms legibly, using exactly the same form of your name each time (i.e. don't use "William" in one race and "Bill" in another; don't add or drop part of a double last name), making sure you don't reverse your first and last names on the form, and entering your age and city correctly. The easier it is for the data entry person to read your form, the less chance of errors in results which lead to errors in the rankings.
Another way to help is by pre-registering on-line where available (and following the guidelines above)less chance of data errors as there is no "translation" of hand-writing going on.
The home page and the Event List have links to individual race results as soon as they are available online, plus there is a quick reference list on the News & Results page. For printed versions contact the event director as listed on the Event List.
Any inquiries about individual race results should be directed at the race director for that event. See the Event List for contact information.
Any inquiries about individual race issues should be directed at the race director for that event. See the Event List for contact information.