Happy autumn to all NEOC members,

The Fall Point Series is back again for 2022!

This series provides a bit of light-hearted competition and encourages members to attend local events. Scores are tallied by course (white, yellow, orange, brown, green, and red). Participants need to run the same color course for at least 3 of the 5 events listed below. No special registration required. Mark your calendars now!

  • Sept. 25: Rocky Woods (Medfield, MA)
  • Oct. 8: Bigelow Hollow Saturday (Union, CT)
  • Oct. 9: Bigelow Hollow Sunday (Union, CT)
  • Oct. 24: DCR Pearl Hill (Ashby, MA)
  • Nov. 20: Event location to be announced soon

Here are the details

The point series competition is open to all club members (primary and secondary) running as individuals (including younger children on white with "shadows").

Scores will be tallied by course (white, yellow, orange, brown, green, and red). Participants need to run the same color course for at least 3 of the 5 events**.

If a participant has more than 3 eligible scores, their best 3 will be counted.

"Cross Country" scoring system: 1 point for first place on the course, 2 points for second place, 3 points for third, and so forth. Lowest score wins. Thus, a perfect score for the series would be 3 (first place in three events).

For those enthusiastic participants who sometimes run multiple courses at the same event: even if you have 3 scores in more than one color category, you will only receive a final point score in one color category, for your "usual" course. The points coordinator will assume the harder course is your usual course, unless I receive a very convincing email from you explaining otherwise!

2021 Point Series awardAwards will be given to the top scorer for each color course (no age- or gender-based categories).

Special notes for Bigelow Hollow - U.S. Masters Championships: Only NEOC members will be included when calculating point scores. Multiple courses of the same color (Brown X and Brown Y, for example), will be merged based on minutes/km.

** Blue runners will have a "purple division," which will be their best scores from blue courses at Bigelow Hollow, and red courses at any of the other events.

Note that you do not need to register for the point series. Just come to the events and participate, and you will be included. However, it will be very helpful to the point series coordinator if you use the same version of your name at all events. Remember, you do need to run the same color course at three different events to get a final score. See you in the woods!

Fall Point Series Coordinator: Kristin Hall