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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 2019. The roster must be received by the Brewers’ Cup Chairman on or before this date. There will be no teams added after 1 Jan 2019. 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 2019, 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 members under 21-years-old are ineligible for any beer rewards, should their team win the Championship Cup.

#2 Team Jerseys

Teams must have jerseys or shirts depicting their assigned brewery and wear them in each race to be awarded points. One exception to this rule are the Full Moon Runs ONLY, where team shirts are not required, but encouraged. Also, runners may wear a purple shirt in lieu of their team jersey for the Purple Run ONLY. 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 recognized PPRR 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 recognized PPRR races 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 during a reasonable amount of time either before or after 7pm. Generally, sign-in rosters are available from approximately 6:30-7:30pm but may vary based on availability of volunteers. For best results, teams are encouraged to be present and sign-in at 7pm. Runners arriving before or after rosters are available will not be awarded points. 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.
    • Nielson Challenge: One point for each participant and one additional point for the winner.
    • Winter Series Races: One point for each participant in either the short or long-distance races and one additional point for 2nd or 3rd place finishers in age group categories for each race. Two additional points for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place overall or 1st place in age group categories for each race. Runners may only score in age group or overall standings – not both. Two additional points for runners who complete the entire LONG series and one additional point for runners who complete the entire short series.
    • 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.
    • American Discovery Trail Marathon: One point for each 10K participant, two points for each half marathon participant and three points for each full 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.
    • Purple Run (when/if conducted): One point for each participant.
    • Women’s Distance Festival: 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.
    • 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 if they also completed the race course and appear in the results.
    • 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.
#4 Volunteering
    • Runners may choose to volunteer for any PPRR activity to earn points in lieu of running. Each runner will be eligible for one point per five volunteer hours provided. Points awarded will not exceed ten, or fifty hours of volunteer work. NOTE: Volunteer hours are not tallied and awarded after each race but rather added to your team total when PPRR runs their volunteer totals, typically no more than once per month. Any hours that PPRR counts toward their volunteer program will also count towards Brewers’ Cup points. This means Newsletter Stuffings, Trail Clean Up and other events, as advertised, are eligible to earn points for your team. Volunteer efforts for non-PPRR races are not eligible for points.
    • Runners may also earn points for attending and assisting with Achilles Pikes Peak at the Colorado Running Company on Monday evenings. Runners typically earn one point for every two attendances. Volunteer efforts with Achilles Pikes Peak outside of the Monday evening runs do not count for points. Also, if a runner serves as a guide during a Brewers’ Cup event, they may only receive volunteer points or participation points, but not both.
#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. However, volunteers will not earn a participation point for races where they do not appear in the results.

#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.

#7 Winning Team

The winning team for the 2019 Brewers’ Cup season will receive one growler and one fill coupon from each participating brewery. Distilleries will provide a comparable gift. If an establishment hosts two teams they will receive two Full Moon Runs and are expected to contribute two gifts, if they are not the winning team.