Kearney Race Series

The Kearney Race Series has been developed to encourage and promote personal wellness, active lifestyles and competitive fun! Based heavily on participation, the Kearney Race Series provides an extra incentive for all ages and abilities to participate in a community race.  It is free to participate, and no extra registration is required. Registration is automatic when participant checks the box to confirm they want to be a part of the Kearney Race Series while registering for races.

The series will include both participation points and placing points. That means that a person need not be fast to qualify for year-end awards. Rather, they must be willing to train and participate in races throughout the season. But placing points are also encouraged for those trying to improve their times.

RACESButton for Points

Saturday, March 14 – Shamrock Shuffle 5k/10k

Saturday, June 6 – Sue Bush Memorial 5k Run/Walk

Sunday, June 14 – Buffalo County Stampede 5k, 10k & Half Marathon 

Saturday, June 27 – Olympiad 5k Run/Walk

Sunday, October 4 – Kearney Trail Run 5k/10k

Thursday, November 26 – Turkey Trot & Gobble Wobble – 1 mile Walk – 2 mile Run/Walk – 5 Mile Run

December TBD – Holiday 5k Run

PARTICIPATION POINTS

To earn participation points, participant must complete an event and earn a time.

1 Mile: 10 points

2 Mile: 20 Points

5K: 30 points

5 Mile: 40 points

10K: 60 points

Half Marathon: 100 points

If an individual participates in all events for the year, he/she will earn an additional 100 points.

PERFORMING POINTS

To earn performing points for an event, participant must achieve the following: 

  • Overall Male/Female = 75 points
  • 1st Place Age/Gender Group = 50 points
  • 2nd Place Age/Gender Group = 40 points
  • 3rd Place Age/Gender Group = 30 points

The Kearney Race Series will track points. Tracking begins when an individual participates in any Kearney Race Series event (participants must indicate they want to be a part of the Kearney Race Series when registering). Series winners are determined by individual points at the end of the year.  Kearney Race Series participants do not need to be from Kearney.

*In the event of a tie: The individual with the fastest recorded time in an event to be determined by the Kearney Race Series where both individuals participated will be declared the winner. Winners must have participated in four or more events to be considered for an overall award.

**Athlete age group is determined by age on race day. Age group for the Overall Performing Points determined by athlete’s age on Dec. 31, 2020.   

SERIES FINISHER 

To be considered a Kearney Race Series Finisher, you must complete 4 of the events.

AWARDS 

At the conclusion of the final event for the year, accumulated points will be tallied and the overall men’s, women’s, and young adult point winners, as well as age group winners will be determined.

The top individual in each age group by gender and participants who complete 4 events will receive a Kearney Race Series T-Shirt. 

Participants that complete all races will receive a Kearney Race Series Medal.

Grand Prize Overall Male, Female & Young Adult (19 & Under) will be awarded a Kearney Race Series Plaque. 

All 2020 Kearney Race Series awards will be distributed in January 2021.