2016 Bunion Derby

Schedule & Results

  1. 2016 Women's Distance Festival 5K & Run After the Women 5K (June 14)
  2. 2016 Hugh Jascourt 4 Miler (June 21)
  3. 2016 Age-Handicapped 4 Miler (July 4)
  4. 2016 Bastille Day 4 Miler (July 14)
  5. 2016 Bluemont 5K (July 20)
  6. 2016 Steve Thompson 8K (August 2)
  7. 2016 Paul Thurston 4.5 Miler (August 16)
  8. 2016 Cross Country 3 Miler (August 20)

General Information

The Bunion Derby Series is a series of eight races, each of which counts toward series points. Points are awarded in 5-year age groups, beginning with 14 and under, and ending with 80 and over. The rules are as follows:
  1. Your age on the day of the first series race you run is your age for the entire series.
  2. Points are awarded to the top twenty places in each age group. The first place runner in an age group receives 20 points, second place earns 19 points, etc.
  3. You must be a DCRRC member on the day of the race to earn points for that race.
  4. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by the victories in head-to-head competition. If there is still a tie, the time difference in those same head-to-head races will determine the winner.
  5. One must run three races to qualify for an award. A runner’s top five races will count in the total scoring for the series.
  6. In the event one race is canceled (due, for example, to unsafe weather), a runner’s top five out of seven races will count.  In the event two races are canceled, a runner’s top four out of six races will count.
  7. You must volunteer at a qualifying event or activity… see below for details.
  8. The DCRRC Vice President of Races has final authority to determine eligibility and awards.
All Bunion Derby Races are free for DCRRC members, $5 to non-members who pre-register online. For race-day registration, the price is $5 for members and $10 for non-members, if space is available. Race-day registration is not available for races that start and finish at National Park Service venues (Hugh Jascourt, Age-Handicapped, Bastille Day).

Award Eligibility

An awards ceremony is held in the Fall and the top three eligible runners in each age group are presented with an award.  To be eligible for an end of series award a runner must satisfy the following three criteria:

  1. Be a club member
  2. Have performed at least one volunteer role
  3. Have accrued enough points to place in the top 3 runners who have satisfied conditions 1 and 2.

To clarify further, if a top 3 point getter in an age group has not satisfied their volunteer requirement or maintained their club membership the award will move down in the standings until 3 eligible runners have been found.  If an age group does not have 3 qualified runners then awards will only be given for the number that are qualified. The volunteer period to be eligible for the 2016 edition of the Bunion Derby Series will begin May 1, 2016 and end September 30, 2016.  The specified roles for volunteer credit are outlined below in the section entitled “Eligible Volunteer Roles”

Bunion Derby Series Shirt & Jacket Eligibility

Beginning with the 2014 – 2015 Snowball Series we added a Series Shirt and Series Jacket Awards to encourage club race participation and club volunteering.  To be eligible for a series shirt or jacket a runner must satisfy the following four criteria:

  1. Be a club member
  2. Have performed at least two volunteer roles satisfying the following requirements:
    1. “In-Series” Volunteer Requirement: perform at least one volunteer role within the Bunion Derby Series (option #1 of the eligible volunteer roles)
    2. “Out-of-Series” Volunteer Requirement: perform at least one volunteer role outside the Bunion Derby Series (option #2-6 of the eligible volunteer roles)
  3. Participate in the requisite number of races:
      1. For the shirt: run in 5 Bunion Derby Series races
      2. For the jacket: run in 7 Bunion Derby Series races

Eligible Volunteer Roles

No runner will be eligible for a Bunion Derby Series age-group award or the Bunion Derby Series shirt/jacket awards unless that runner volunteers in at least one or two, respectively, of the following roles:
  1. Bunion Derby Series races: Water Stop; Finish Line (timing/scoring/awards/food prep); Course Marshall; Race Director or Assistant Race Director; other roles as defined by the Race Director. You cannot get volunteer credit for supporting a race that you have also run (although you’re are still welcome to both support and run in the same event).  The WDF 5K & RATW 5K races are the same “event” for purposes of this rule.  No exceptions.
  2. Other Races between May 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016: Metropolitan Branch Trail 5K, Glebe Elementary 5K, Montessori Education 5K, Landon School 5K & Fun Run, Running with the Stars 5K, Sinai House 5K, One Hour Track Run, Track Championships, Larry Noel 15K & 3K, National Capital 20 Miler and 5 Miler. You must volunteer BEFORE the race by contacting the race director directly so that they may assign you a position and have an accurate volunteer count.
  3. Saturday Long Run/Marathon Training: Volunteering to provide one month of post-run beverages or volunteering to provide mid-run beverages for one week. Please check the SLR calendar for open needs and e-mail mike@dcroadrunners.org if you’re available to help out.
  4. Marathon/Half-Marathon Training Programs: Coach or small-group coach.
  5. Newsletter Editor; Website Manager; Team Coordinator, Permit Coordinators, Photographer, Weekly Workout Directors (SLR and Wednesday Night).
  6. Other volunteer roles, as suggested, at the discretion of the Club president and vice-presidents acting jointly.

By rough estimate, the functions in 1 through 5 involve at least 150 separate volunteer “positions”. This should be ample for people to choose from without “bunching” too many volunteers for a single event. If that occurs, priority will be given to those who volunteered first for the event, and others will be suggested to volunteer at a different event.