Wayne County Challenge



Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does it cost to get into the Challenge? How do I sign up?
  2. Where are my race times/results?
  3. My results are wrong! How do I get this fixed?
  4. I didn't pick up my award at the event. What now?
  5. How do I return a timing chip?
  6. How does the Challenge scoring work?
  7. What is my age group?
  8. What if no one else is in my age group?
  9. I’m in the top three overall, do I still get age group points?
  10. What is the Most Improved Runner Award?
  11. How can I keep track of the series scores and standings?
  12. How many races do I have to attend to be eligible for a WCC award?
  13. What if I get injured? Is there some other way I can get points?
  14. What are the awards? What do you win?
  15. How are awards presented after the season?
  16. Ho do I resolve a question/dispute about my WCC points? Who do I contact?
  17. What are the eligibility rules for high school athletes?

What does it cost to get into the WCC and how do I sign up?

It’s free! Just pay the entry fee for any WCC race, cross the finish line, and you’re automatically entered in the Challenge.

The more races you run, the more points you earn.

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Where do I find my race times?

Check the Results page.

It may take up to 72 hours after the event for final results to be posted.

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My posted results are wrong! How do I get this fixed?

Within 3 days of the result posting, contact the director of the race by e-mail or phone.

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I didn't pick up my award. How can I get it now?

Contact the director of the race by e-mail or phone to arrange to pick up your award.

If you got an end of season award, contact the WCC chairman to arrange to pick up your award.

Awards must be claimed within 60 days of the event; unclaimed awards will be forfeit to the WCC or the race organizers.

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How do I return a timing chip?

Timing chips should be turned in at the finish line.

If you have a chip at home mail it to the WCC within 10 days of the race.

Use a padded envelope to mail the chip to:
Chip Return
Wayne County Challenge
1792 Airport Rd
Centerville, IN 47330

Please include your name and the race the chip came from.

The charity that benefits from the race will be charged a $10 replacement fee if your timing chip is not returned.

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How does the scoring work ?

There are a number of ways to accumulate points:

**Volunteer/director points are not awarded if the you participate in the race.**

(See Scoring System)

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What is my age group?

Starting in 2014, age for all races and the series will be determined by your age on the December 31st of the series year. There are 15 age groups.

Example:
2014 Series/Races
Birth date = 07/29/79
Age on 12/31/14 = 35
2014 age group = 35 to 39

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What if no one else is in my age group?

You win! Ask some friends and family to join you so there's a little competition next time.

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I’m in the top three overall, do I still get age group points?

No. Take a look at the rules on our Scoring System page.

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What is the Most Improved Runner Award? How is it determined?

This award will be presented at the end of the year to the runner who is determined to have made the greatest improvement in racing speed over the course of the season. After the last race of the year, the times run by all the runners who have participated in at least 5 races will be evaluated to determine the recipient of the Most Improved Runner Award. Race times for early races are compared to times of races run later in the season. Because direct comparisons may not always be possible, some subjectivity in the decision-making process may be necessary. The decision of the WCC Scoring Committee will be final.

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How can I keep track of the scores? Where is the latest update to the WCC series standings?

Our newly simplified scoring system should make this easier. Take a look at the rules on our Scoring System page. WCC results will be posted on our Results page as soon as possible after the calculations are completed. (This usually takes 3 to 5 days after the completion of a race.) Participants have three days from the date of score posting to contact us with any questions or concerns they have about their score.

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How many races do I have to attend to be eligible for a WCC award?

Participation in at least 5 of the WCC races is required to be eligible for an award at the end of the season.

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What if I get injured? Is there some way I can get points without running?

The WCC has made allowance for the possibility of injury during the season. You may still earn participation points by volunteering to help out at a race. Contact the race director before the scheduled start time of a race, preferably at least the day before. (The earlier you contact the director, the better.) If the director agrees to allow you to help out, you will earn 75 points for working the race. This option for receiving points is available for only one race per season.

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What are the series awards? What do you win?

The awards for the winners of the WCC depend on the sponsorships the WCC Committee can obtain. In the past, overall winners have received trophies along with gift certificates or monetary awards. Age group winners have received plaques or trophies. Runners who participate in every race have received certificates and specially designed t-shirts.

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How are series awards presented after the season?

The awards are presented at the End-of-Season Celebration, an event hosted (usually in January) by the WCC Committee. Runners who participate in at least 5 races are invited to the celebration. (See the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Wayne County Challenge End-of-Season Celebration awards presentations.)

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How do I resolve a question/dispute about my WCC points? Who do I contact?

You should start by contacting the director of the race in which your dispute originates. Race directors can be contacted by e-mail or by phone. E-mail addresses and phone numbers for race directors may be found on the Directors page.

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What are the eligibility rules for high school athletes’ participation in WCC races?

This can be a complicated issue. The rules for each state are different. In Indiana, high school athletics are governed by the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA).

For an overview of IHSAA rules as they apply to participation in WCC races, see the final section of the Official Rules of the WCC. A link to the IHSAA bylaws is available there.

The IHSAA requests any questions about IHSAA rules be directed to the principal or athletic administrator of your local school.

Athletes who attend schools in a different state should follow the rules of their state.

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