Father-Son winning team Joe and Joey DeFeo
Photo by Lynda Brush
Moms in Motion Team
Photo by Ken Shelton Photography
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Note: Runners can be on only one team. USATF-NJ team competitors cannot be on Corporate or non-USATF teams.
USATF-NJ Masters Men 10K Teams:
The Giralda Farms Run is a USATF-NJ Championship Event for Masters Men 10k Teams. USATF-NJ has its own procedures for setting up team rosters. There will be a Team Table in the registration area for team captains to finalize team rosters. Rules for USATF-NJ teams can be found on www.usatfnj.org/ldr.
Non-USATF Open and Corporate Teams
The Non-USATF Open 10K and Open and Corporate 5K teams will be age and gender equalized by Compuscore using the USATF approved WAVA grading. The WAVA grading means times of all team members are adjusted to reflect internationally recognized and expected differences by age and gender. (Points reflect the runnerís pace as a percentage of the nominal world record pace for that distance by age and gender.) Three members of each team score. For example a team of three males in their 30ís could have their adjusted 5K points compared to the age and gender adjusted points of a team of two older males and an older female. The top three teams receive awards in the Open 10K and Open and Corporate 5K.
Runners can be on only one team.
Open and Corporate Team Rules: Teams must consist of as least three members, the top three score. There is no limit to the number of entrants on a team. Scoring will be done automatically by Compuscore. Team members are also eligible for individual awards but not parent/child awards.
Corporate teams only: Teams members must be 18 or over and work at least 30 hours a week for the corporation they represent. A company may have more than one team.
5K and 10K Open Teams: Teams may consist of any group, e.g. school, club, relatives, friends, and neighbors. Since open teams are flexible, a corporate team can compete in the open category if they wish to compete for open team awards.
Team Registration: To enter as a member of a team, the applicant must include the name of the team and the team captain on the race application form. ALL NON-USATF TEAMS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED. This requires team captains to organize their teams before race day. Any race day issues will be sorted out at the Team Table in the registration area. For additional information Call 973-635-5709 or Email Giralda Farms Run Information.
Parent/child team prizes will be awarded in the 5K, each of which will be age equalized by Compuscore using the USATF approved WAVA grading. The WAVA grading means both the parentís race time and the childís time are adjusted to reflect internationally recognized and expected differences by age and gender. (Points reflect the runnerís pace as a percentage of the nominal world record 5K pace by age and gender.)
For example a 46 year old mother who runs the 5K better than other 46 year old women can expect to score more points than an average 36 year old mother. Likewise an 11 year old daughter who runs the 5K better than other 11 year old girls can score better than an average 21 year old female. Runners can be on only one team. Parent and child team members are also eligible for individual awards but not Open and Corporate Team awards.
Parent /Child Team Categories: Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Mother/Daughter
Parent and child entries must be received together. ALL PARENT/CHILD TEAMS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED.