Cumberland Valley Race Series
The Cumberland Valley Race Series is a yearlong competition
consisting of events held throughout the Cumberland Valley.
The Series is administered by Timber Hill Technology Solutions, LLC
and the races are timed by Timber Hill Timing.
The Cumberland Valley Race Series is made possible by a partnership
with the Cumberland
Valley Visitors Bureau. Each race is independent
with its own prizes and award categories and benefits a local
charity. Anyone entering an event will be automatically
entered into the Cumberland Valley Race Series. Each race earns you
points for series prizes. There are prize categories for
individuals and teams.
Anyone entering a Cumberland Valley Race Series event will
awarded points and will be listed in the series standings for the
individual categories. There is no minimum number of events
that you’re required to enter but
the more events you enter the more points you will accumulate.
Volvo Corporate Team Challenge
The Volvo Corporate Team Challenge is a friendly competition
among teams vying for a traveling trophy. The trophy can be
displayed by the winning team until the next year’s winner is
determined. Teams will represent a business, non-profit organization
or a government agency. Teams can be any mix of male and
female. Members of a team must be employees or family members
of employees. Non-profit team members can also be volunteers or
donors. All of the team members that participate in each
race will count as a point toward the team’s score. The top three age graded percentages among
the team members will be added together to determine the teams
score. Points will accumulate through the year. The team with the most points after the final event being awarded the trophy. There are no minimum number of events your team must compete in but the more you do the more points your team will accumulate.
Points will be awarded for Performance, Participation and Travel
competitive event that you start.
If you run in two races at the same event, i.e. the 5k and the 15k
at the Race, Run, Ride and Ramble, you will receive performance points for both races but only receive participation and travel
points once for the event. If the event is non-competitive,
i.e. the 30k bike ride at the
Race, Run, Ride and Ramble, no points will be awarded.
Points will only be automatically awarded if you have a recorded
place for the event. If you start but did not complete an
event you can still receive Participation and Travel points if you
contact us and you are recorded as Did Not Finish (DNF)
Performance points will be awarded based on your place in the
race. One goal of the series is increase participation in the
smaller races so every race will be treated equality in awarding
performance points. The number of points awarded for 1st place
in a 50 person race will be the same as a 500 person race.
Different award categories will calculate your place
differently. Your overall gender place as you actually
finished will be used for the Overall Male and Female Category.
Your gender place based upon your age adjusted time will be used
for the Age Graded Male and Female Category and your age graded
performance level will be used to crown the Grand Champions.
not in top 5
Participation points will be awarded for
participating in an event. The series will reward you for entering
more events. Everyone will receive 10 points for entering an
event. These points will be added to the percentage of the
total events you have entered.
For example if the series has 10 events and you are entering
your 7th event, your 10 participation points will be added to 70%
or 70 points. You would earn 80
participation points for that event. You could receive the
maximum 110 points for the final event if you had entered all
the events in the series.
Travel points will be awarded based the distance traveled from
your home to the location of the race. This is to
encourage you to travel to out of town races and to support the
mission of Cumberland Valley Visitor Bureau, a primary sponsor
of Cumberland Valley Race Series, of attracting visitors to the
The distance will be based upon the zip code of your race
registration to the zip code of the race location.
Each zip code has a latitude and longitude of the geographic
center of the zip code assigned to it. The two set of
latitudes and longitudes will be used to calculate a straight
line distance between the two points and used as the travel
distance. This distance will equal the number of points
awarded. If no zip code is provided on the race entry then
no travel points will be awarded. A maximum of 100 travel
points will be awarded for an individual race.
- Grand Champions – Top 20 (mixed male and female based on the Age Graded Performance level)
- Single Best Age Graded Performance
- Overall Male - Top 5
- Overall Female - Top 5
- Volvo Team Challenge
Age Graded Performance. In lieu of traditional age groups, the
Cumberland Valley Race Series will base our age awards using
your age graded performance. The places in each race will
be recalculated based upon an age adjusted time. Age
adjusted times are calculated from age grading tables developed
by WMA (World Masters Athletics). The Age Grading tables correct
an athlete's time to what it would have been (or will be) in
their prime years, regardless of the athlete's current age. The
adjustment factors in the tables are based on the world’s best
performances at each age compared to Open Class world records in
those events. That time is then compared to the Open Class
world record giving a relative standard percentage. The
places will then be recalculated using this percentage without
using age or gender. Click here for more on Age Grading
The 2012 ArtSHIP 10k had 143 finishers. You are 58 years old and
finished in a time of 57:09 and 84th place overall and 39th
- The finish is in the 2nd 20% female and 40 Overall points.
- Your Age Graded Performance Level was 66.75% and 7th place, a 1st 20% finish for 50 grand champion points.
- Your age adjusted time was 45:28 making you 3rd age adjusted female and 80 age adjusted points.
- This was the 3rd event that you participated in out of the 13
events or 23%. 10 + (100 * 23%) = 33 points.
- The race was held in zip code 17257 (Shippensburg) and you live in 17202 (Chambersburg)
for 13 travel points.