How the Prestigious Roxbury Points are calculated.

Updated May 5, 2023

In each eligible race, the number of finishers, including those people running or walking or bicycle riding an alternate course, is used as a base for everyone's points that day.

Everyone gets 5 points just for travelling any distance.

The remainder of your points depends on your finishing place in the race. You get 1 point for every finisher you beat.

Your Points = Total Number of Finishers + 5 - Your Place

So, if there are 74 finishers, and you win the race, your points are 74 + 5 - 1 = 78. If you finish in 10th place, your points are 74 + 5 - 10 = 69.

For placing and points purposes, all those human finishers who complete an alternate course get at least 5 points. Finishers in the canine division are not counted in the points calculation. Among alternate course finishers, those who go farther will get more points, and those who go faster will get more points.

The following races are not eligible for points: Thanksgiving Race, Roxbury Marathon, Half-Marathon, un-timed fun runs, last race of the year (season awards ceremony).

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