2016 Final Results
No Triple Crown Registration this Year
You compete for the Triple Crown by signing up for each race separately and running the qualifying races.
All of you look forward to the premier racing series of 2016, THE TRIPLE CROWN. The rules are simple and here they are:
Run the Frigid Five on Feb 13th
Run the Panera Beacon Run on February 27th; either the 5K, 15K or the 25K, it doesn’t matter;
Run the Third Jewel at the St. Paddy’s Day Great Race of the Great Plains 8k on March 12th. (5k does not count as a Triple Crown race)
Your finishing position in your age group in each race is totaled, and the lowest number for each age group wins the Triple Crown Cup for that age group! Age groups: 10& under, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over.
The overall Triple Crown winners, who receive the DR. TOM CONIGLIONE CHALICE, are the male and female whose total points for their overall finish in each race are the lowest. In the event of ties, the tie-breaker is the finish in the St Paddy's 8K - whichever runner finishes higher in the March 12th race is the age group or overall winner. Overall winners do not also receive their age-group cup; it goes to the next lowest-point finisher. Awards are presented at the conclusion of the presentation of awards for the St Paddy's Day Race.
No special registration for the TRIPLE CROWN to be a contestant in the TRIPLE CROWN. Just register, pay for, and run the designated races and you are automatically entered. Anyone who runs in all three events has competed in the three jewels of the TRIPLE CROWN and is included in the TRIPLE CROWN competition, WHETHER THEY LIKE IT OR NOT! There is no Triple Crown shirt for participants this year.
One last detail: if your age bracket changes during the running of the TRIPLE CROWN, your point totals are calculated from your finish in the age bracket you are in when you run each race. Your TRIPLE CROWN final ranking will be based on the age bracket you are in on March 12th. Whew! Any questions?