The British Columbia Timex Road Running Series is part of the national Timex Road Racing Series, held in nine provinces and culminating in the 10K Championships in September. The BC Series consists of 15 races throughout the year from January to July, in the Lower Mainland, on Vancouver Island, and in the Interior. Most are also part of a regional series. All races are sanctioned by B.C. Athletics, and all courses are certified.
Please be sure to read Road Race Etiquette Guidelines and share with other series participants.
- Qualifying for Series Awards
- Scoring Points
- Awards and Awards Presentation
- BC Team Selection
- Also see: Frequently Asked Questions
To be considered as a Series participant and thus be eligible for Series awards, runners must complete a minimum of five (5) Series races, out of a possible 15.
Note: Where more than one distance is offered, only participation in the designated Series event is counted.
The points are calculated based on your gender, finish time and the race distance. The same formula is used for the Island Race Series. Each race result produces a score between 1 and 1000.
- Males: Score = (141000 / t) * D^1.0631
- Females: Score = (167000 / t) * D^1.0425
where t = time in seconds; D = distance in kilometres; and ^ indicates exponentiation.
Throughout the Series, the points are added together from your best five (5) races, to determine your ranking among other participants.
The final Series scores for those completing the 5 or more races will determine the male and female recipients of the following prizes, to be presented following the final race of the Series.
OVERALL: 1st - $1000, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $300, 4th - $200,* from Timex; 5th through 10th = merchandise prizes
In addition, a number of Timex watches will be awarded as draw prizes at each event.
* To receive Timex BC Road Running Series prize money, you must be a member of BC Athletics: Competitive, Road & Trail, or Masters.
The top 4 men and women in the Series will additionally be invited to represent BC at the 2013 Timex Series Finale and National 10K Championship in September, if they are a competitive (Junior, Senior or Master) member of BC Athletics. Additional team places may be selected based on both individual performances and rankings in the Series. General criteria for BC Team selection will apply (see www.bcathletics.org/gensel.htm for details).