2017 Challenge Series Rules
The White River Road Runners 2017 Challenge Series currently includes 10 races, with hopes of expanding to one a month for an even dozen. "Iron Roadrunners" will be those completing the full schedule. Awards will also be presented at three other levels of participation, which we will call Gold, Silver, Bronze for now. Bronze goes to those completing 5 or 6 races, Silver for 7 or 8, Gold for at least 9.
All club members finishing any of the races are automatically included in the Challenge Series standings, but membership must be renewed by the second race to maintain eligibility. Nonmembers may join the club (yearly $15 individual, $25 family all in one household). Races completed before first-time club membership will not be counted.
The series is designed to encourage the broadest participation and to support many of the local races and causes. We now have multiple races in some months, so we expect in future to rotate inclusion in the series to support causes without overloading our members. The Tax Run and the 4-Mile Classic are official club-sanctioned events; the others are conducted by other organizations and, aside from counting our members who finish, the Roadrunners have no role except perhaps to donate snacks and fluids.
The Christmas Half-Marathon offers a relay that is NOT counted in the series. We do not yet have races for February or November.
The 10 races now listed in the series are:
Jan. 14: Lady Pioneer 7K — 8 am, Riverside Park, Batesville
March 18: St. Pat's Paces — LaCroix Optical, Batesville
April 15: 1040 Tax Fun Run/Walk — Eagle Mountain Elementary School, Batesville
May 6: Pioneer Day 5k — Bancorp South, Hwy 69/Main St., Melbourne
June ??: BGMC 5k & Fun Run — Southside Assembly of God, Highway 14/25
July 29: The Bethany Project Melon Dash 5k — Cave City
Aug. 5: White River 4-Mile Classic — 7:30 am, Main Street, Batesville
Sept. 9: Band on the Run 5k — Batesville High School, Batesville
Oct. ??: WRMC "Run the Wave" 5k — WRMC, Batesville
Dec. 2: White River Christmas Half-Marathon & Relay — Main Street, Batesville