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Brewer’s Cup Rules

 

The Brewers’ Cup is a continually evolving running competition which had some unique adaptations during the COVID pandemic. However, please review the following rules and changes for the 2023 season. 

#1 Team Roster

Each local Colorado Springs brewery may choose up to fifteen runners per team, and rosters should be submitted by December 28, 2022. Team rosters should be sent to the Brewers’ Cup Scorer at cs.brewers.cup@gmail.com and should include the EXACT name runners intend to use for race registration purposes throughout the season. 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 2023, 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.

#2 DUD Swap

The day after the fifth Brewers’ Cup event (12 February 2023), teams may swap ONE runner from their team on that day ONLY 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.

#3 Team Jerseys

Teams must have jerseys or shirts depicting their assigned brewery and wear them in each race to be awarded points. Runners without the appropriate team shirt will be ineligible for any race points. Due to last minute roster additions and lead time for producing shirts, teams have until 12 February 2023 to have shirts available to all team members. Brewery owners are NOT responsible for purchasing team jerseys as team members should absorb this cost or find sponsors to assist.

#4 Full Moon Runs

Each month will have a Full Moon Run, which is a weeklong event where runners may earn one point for each assigned brewery they patronize during the appropriate dates. With the exception of January, there are two assigned breweries per month. While runners are HIGHLY encouraged to visit the designated brewery and purchase a beer and/or associated swag, runners may also choose to complete a task in lieu of a purchase that assists in the promotion and support of that brewery. Examples may be sharing one of the brewery’s posts/events/specials on social media, writing a review, or posting an original photo promoting the brewery during the published dates of the Full Moon Run. As breweries most especially appreciate and need our patronage, runners are first encouraged to purchase a beer or brewery swag, as you are able. Team captains must verify runners’ participation and submit a list of participating individuals via email to cs.brewers.cup@gmail.com NO LATER THAN ONE DAY after the last published day of the Full Moon Run. Submissions received after that date will not receive points, so please plan accordingly, or set reminders, as needed.

#5 Additional placement points

Most months have at least one race in which runners are eligible for additional placement points. Runners will receive one point for participation and additional points for podium finishes (1st, 2nd, or 3rd place). Runners may earn 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. With two exceptions, additional participation points for longer distances may be awarded as follows:

  • Rescue Run 5K/10K: 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.
  • Nielson Challenge:One point for each participant. One additional point if your runner wins.
  • Super Half 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.
  • 5K on St. Patrick’s Day: One point for each 5K 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.
  • 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.
  • Memorial Day Angel Run: One point for each 5K 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.
  • Revenant Running Race: One point for each 5K or 1-mile 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.
  • Brewers’ Cup Challenge: Two points for each participant completing the longer distance and one point for participants completing the shorter option (distances TBD). 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.
  • 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.

#6 Attendance Bonus

Runners who attend ALL Brewers’ Cup events for the year will receive a five-point bonus at the end of the season.

#7 Points Errors

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 conflict, it is recommended that team captains and runners check the accuracy of their points as results are posted. If a discrepancy is found, the team captain is to notify the Brewers’ Cup scorer at cs.brewers.cup@gmail.com.

#8 Winning Teams

In the event of a tie between either overall or division winners, the team with the highest number of individual participants in all events will be the determined winner. The winner of the 2023 Brewers’ Cup will receive the rotating trophy, engraved with the name of their brewery. Overall champion and division winners will receive custom patches, if desired.