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Brewer’s Cup Rules

 

#1 Team Roster

Each local Colorado Springs brewery may choose up to fifteen runners per team NLT 1 Jan 2020. The roster must be received by the Brewers’ Cup Scorer before this date (cs.brewers.cup@gmail.com). Chosen runners will compete as members of the brewery team for the entire calendar year. Two substitutes are allowed during the year, at the captain’s discretion, however, the runner being replaced may not return to the roster for the remainder of the season. If a team does not have a full roster by 1 Jan 2020, additions may continue to be made, although runners added after 1 Jan will not be able to accrue retroactive points for races previously run. There is no minimum age for runners, though any team member under 21-years-old is obviously ineligible for any beer rewards, should their team win the Championship Cup.

DUD SWAP: The day after the fifth Brewers’ Cup event, teams may swap ONE runner from their team on that day ONLY (3 February 2020) if the runner has only attended one race (or zero races) by that time. This swap does NOT count toward the two allowed substitutes during the season.

#2 Team Jerseys

Teams must have jerseys or shirts depicting their assigned brewery and wear them in each race to be awarded points. Two exceptions to this rule are the Full Moon Runs, where team shirts are not required (but encouraged) and the Brewers’ Cup Annual Photo day where costumes are also allowed and encouraged. Runners identified or reported on the course without the appropriate team shirt will be ineligible for any race points.

#3 Points

Teams will receive points for each race attended and additional points for podium finishes (1st, 2nd, or 3rd place). (See schedule for list of races) Teams receive one point for each runner that participates in a scheduled race wearing their team shirt or jersey. Runners must complete the race to be eligible for scoring. (The only exception to this rule is that any runner injured and receiving the “Pink Cast Award” for Fall Series III at Ute Valley may earn one point for the race, regardless of the distance completed.) Races eligible for scoring and their assigned points are as follows:

  • Rescue Run:One point for each participant and one additional point for 2nd or 3rd place finishers in age group categories. Two additional points for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place overall or 1st place in age group categories. Runners may only score in age group or overall standings – not both.
  • Full Moon Runs:One point for each participant. Runners must sign-in between 6pm and 8pm to receive credit. No early or late sign-in will be allowed. No exceptions. Runners must sign in themselves ONLY. Teams or members found to have signed in other runners will forfeit ALL team points for the event. When conducted by Division, runners MUST sign in at the appropriate division Full Moon Run in order to receive points.
  • Nielson Challenge:One point for each participant and one additional point for the winner.
  • 5K on St Patrick’s Day:One point for each participant and one additional point for 2nd or 3rd place finishers in age group categories. Two additional points for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place overall or 1st place in age group categories. Runners may only score in age group or overall standings – not both.
  • Superhalf Marathon and 5K:One point for each 5K runner and two points for each half marathon participant. One additional point for 2nd or 3rd place finishers in age group categories. Two additional points for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place overall finishers or 1st place in age group categories. Runners may only score in age group or overall standings – not both.
  • High Drive Challenge:Two points for each participant completing the ten-mile option and one point for participants completing the four-mile option. One additional point for 2nd or 3rd place finishers in age group categories. Two additional points for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place overall finishers or 1st place in age group categories. Runners may only score in age group or overall standings – not both.
  • Tortoise and the Hare:One point for each participant and one additional point for a 2nd or 3rd place finish. Two additional points for the winner.
  • Turkey Trot Predict:One point for each participant and one additional point for 2nd through 6th place finishes. Two additional points for the winner.
  • Cheyenne Mountain Trail Race:One point for each 10K participant, two points for each 25K participant and three points for each 50K participant. One additional point for 2nd or 3rd place finishers in age group categories. Two additional points for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place overall finishers or 1st place in age group categories. Runners may only score in age group or overall standings – not both.
  • Take 5 in the Garden:One point for each participant and one additional point for 2nd or 3rd place finishers in age group categories. Two additional points for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place overall or 1st place in age group categories. Runners may only score in age group or overall standings – not both.
  • Garden Ten Miler and 10K:One point for each 10K participant and two points for each 10M participant. One additional point for 2nd or 3rd place finishers in age group categories of either race. Two additional points for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place overall finishers or 1st place in age group categories. Runners may only score in age group or overall standings – not both.
  • Classic 10K: One point for each participant and one additional point for 2nd or 3rd place finishers in age group categories of either race. Two additional points for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place overall finishers or 1st place in age group categories. Runners may only score in age group or overall standings – not both.
  • Fall Series:One point for each participant in each race and one additional point for 2nd or 3rd place finishers in age group categories. Two additional points for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place overall finishers or 1st place in age group categories for each race. One additional point for runners who complete the entire series. Runners may only score in age group or overall standings – not both. Runners under the age of 15 may accrue one point for each completed children’s race but are not eligible for overall or age group points. They may, however, earn one additional point if they run all races in the series. If a Brewers’ Cup runner is awarded the Pink Cast Award during the series, they will receive one additional point.
  • Woodland Park Mayor’s Cup: One point for each participant and one additional point for 2nd or 3rd place finishers in age group categories. Two additional points for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place overall finishers or 1st place in age group categories.

S’More Adventure Race: Three points for each participant and one extra point per person if you win your division.

#4 Community Passport Option
    • Runners may choose to earn ten additional points for their team by completing the Community Passport card, which lists ten local businesses with various requirements at each location. If a runner completes all ten tasks, they will receive ten additional points for their team. Runners MUST complete ALL ten tasks to receive all ten points as no sliding scale of points for less than ten points will be applied. Runners may choose to complete the card anytime between the Rescue Run and the season ending Turkey Trot Predict.
    • Each participating business will be given a unique stamp that must be applied to each individual’s passport card to validate completion of each task.
#5 Attendance Bonus

Runners who attend ALL Brewers’ Cup events for the year will receive a five-point bonus at the end of the season. Runners may volunteer for a race in lieu of running and still receive credit toward the perfect attendance bonus, though no points will be applied for volunteer time.

#6 Awards

The official Brewers’ Cup trophy will be awarded at the annual awards ceremony where numerous other awards will be presented including Division winners, Most Valuable Runner, Team Spirit Award, Most Points Earned, Perfect Attendance, Best Race Photo, Best Photobomb, Best Dressed Runner and Most Improved Runner. The Best Race Photo and Best Photobomb will be framed and displayed at Colorado Running Company for the duration of the following season.

The overall and division winning teams will be determined immediately following the last event of the season. Any errors or contention with points awarded during the season must be addressed no later than 24 hours following the last event. Any unawarded points found after that time will no longer be accepted as additions to team season total. In order to avoid conflicts, it is recommended that team captains and runners check the accuracy of their points awarded following each race. If a discrepancy is found, the team captain is to notify the Brewers’ Cup scorer at cs.brewers.cup@gmail.com.

In the event of a tie between either overall or division winners, the team scoring the most running points only will be considered the winner. This means absent community passport points or attendance bonuses. If a tie still remains, attendance bonuses will then be added to determine the overall or division winner.

#7 Winning Team
  1. The winning team for the 2020 Brewers’ Cup season will receive one growler and one fill coupon from each participating brewery, or equivalent donation from establishments that do not have growlers.