2019 CRS Points & Standings

National Scoring

National Elite Athletes compete on a points system-based competition for the top 10 Men’s & Women’s Open and Masters runners in CRS events. The top 10 open and masters men’s and women’s runners in the featured distance at each event will collect points based on their placement:

1st=30 pts
2nd=26 pts
3rd=22 pts
4th=18 pts
5th=14 pts
6th=10 pts
7th=8 pts
8th=6 pts
9th=4 pts
10th=2 pts

Each event scores according to the multiplier below:

Race Roster Spring Run-Off 8K: 1.5x
Race Roster Spring Run-Off 5K: 1x
Banque Scotia 21K de Montréal: 1.5x
Banque Scotia 10K de Montréal: 1x
lululemon Toronto 10K: 2x
Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon: 1.5x
lululemon Edmonton 10K: 1x
Under Armour Eastside 10K: 2x
Oasis ZooRun 10K: 1x
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon: 2x
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon: 1x
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5K: 1x

A runner’s best 3 performances count in the final standings. Example: If you finished as the Women’s 2nd overall in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon you would receive 39 points; Women’s 2nd overall  in Race Roster Spring Run-Off 8K would receive 26 points.

  • A maximum of 2 races from your province/region of residence are counted.

Tie breaking rules are as follows. If individuals are tied on points after their best 3 performances, head-to-head competition will determine 1st vs. 2nd, etc. In the event that this does not break the tie, the Mercier Scoring Tables (for comparative performances) will be used to score the individuals’ best 3 performances and the combined points total winner will be declared the winner.

To be eligible for points you must be a Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant or have had Canadian refugee status for at least 12 months.

Appeals of Series Standings

Updated Canada Running Series Standings will be posted following each race. Once posted individuals will then have 7 days to appeal the standings, in writing, to appeals@canadarunningseries.com, after which time standings will become official and final.

National Series Prizing 2019

Open Canadian
Men & Women

Masters (40+ for each event)
Men & Women

Place Prize Money Place Prize Money
1st $3000 1st $500
2nd $1500 2nd $300
3rd $1000 3rd $200
4th $500
5th $300

Series Standings