Categories and Prizes

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE TOP 3 TO BE IN THE RUNNING FOR GREAT PRIZES! THERE ARE HEAPS OF RACE PRIZES AND SPOT PRIZES AT THE TRAIL RUNNING SERIES PRESENTED BY MINI COUNTRYMAN… even in our adapted new Virtual Races!

Entry Categories – Virtual Races

All runners participating in the Virtual Races will run a different course, this makes it hard to compare one runner to another – as a result we will only recognise the following official categories at the Virtual Races:

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each gender, for each race distance.

Results

In order to compile a set of results, we ask that you manually enter the details of your race into the online results table on EventsPlus. This is not mandatory but allows you to compare your efforts to everyone else.

Please upload your results by 8:00pm Sunday 14th June (race day evening).

How to upload your results:

  • Go to the Results page on the Trail Running Series website and click the UPLOAD button
  • This will take you to the login page for your entry profile with EventsPlus – LOGIN using the same details as when you entered
  • Once logged into your summary page click the green UPLOAD NOW button
  • The results table will ask for these fields:
    o Distance raced (either 5, 10 or 15km)
    o Time to run your race distance
    o Elevation gain (how many meters you climbed during your race. Put 0 if unknown)
    o Race course type (sealed road, footpath, dirt roads, trails)
    o You can also share a photo and brief summary of your race!

    That’s it. Your results will now be online on the results page

Results will then be verified against the Trail Running Series Strava Club, so you must be a member of the club in order to be in the results.

Prizes – Virtual Races

The Virtual Races are much more about fun, maintaining our motivation and connecting with other runners rather than who is the fastest. Whilst we will award some overall results, we will award more recognition (and prizes) to those who have a bit of fun with their race.

We will award prizes for the following special efforts as well:

  • the runner(s) who climb the most vertical meters in each race distance – 5km, 10km and 15km
  • the runners who do the best Strava art in each race distance – click here for examples
  • the runners with the most laps of a mini-course – as in 50 laps of a 100m course to make 5km
  • barefoot runners – we need evidence in your Strava feed!
  • + plenty more as ideas come to mind (tell us your ideas!)


The below information relates to actual physical races to be held in the later part of 2020 (details tba).

Entry Categories – Physical Races

The following categories will be recognised at each of the 2020 Trail Running Series presented by MINI Countryman for the long, medium and short course distances at PHYSICAL EVENTS:

  • Under 15 Male and Female (in the Short Course only)
  • Under 20 Male and Female
  • 20-39yrs Male and Female
  • 40-49yrs Male and Female
  • 50-59yrs Male and Female
  • 60-69yrs Male and Female
  • 70+ Male and Female

Categories will be determined by your age on race day.

KIDS RUN: no Categories.

FRIENDLY 4KM (Anglesea Race): Male and Female open categories (no age groups)

Race prizes and awards

Medals will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category in each race distance at each race location. (note, everyone is a winner for Kids Run as it is not a race)

Series prizes and awards – Physical Races

To be advised once the physical races have been announced.

Collection of prizes and awards

We encourage all category winners to stay after their race to enjoy the event expo, watch other runners finish and attend presentations. If you are unable to attend presentations, you are required to contact Rapid Ascent prior to the first Friday after the event to arrange collection at the following event or pay $10 postage. Any prizes/awards that are not collected by the first Friday after the event will be forfeited.

WIN a VIP Group Experience

Part of a running club, group or pack? Enter your group name in the online entry process for your chance to WIN a VIP Group Experience. One lucky group will be drawn prior to each race and will win VIP access on race day! The VIP area includes chairs, your very own marquee, and a tasty hamper of post race food and drinks to consume there and then.

Minimum of 5 per group to be eligible.
*Enter your group name in the online entry system before the online entry cut-off for each race

Random prizes and awards

A range of random prizes, encouragement awards and other presentations will be made to runners at EACH RACE, so it will be well worth waiting around after you have finished as anyone can be a winner!

Also see the Competitions page for social media prizes up for grabs.