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Fast Track's Age-Graded Rankings

Age-Graded Rankings as of BoA Shamrock Shuffle!

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 1)
  1. 1
    Induct
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    10 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Induct
    Brian Sweney
    Chicago
    9 Alpha points
  3. 4
    Induct
    Frank Cira
    Chicago
    7 Alpha points
  4. 6
    Induct
    Jeff Miller
    Schaumburg
    5 Alpha points
  5. 9
    Induct
    Jason Moderi
    Naperville
    2 Alpha points
  6. 10
    Induct
    Christopher Schiel
    Schaumburg
    1 Alpha points

Age-Graded Rankings as of The Good Life Race 5K

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 2)
  1. 1
    Hold
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    20 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Hold
    Brian Sweney
    Chicago
    18 Alpha points
  3. 4
    Hold
    Frank Cira
    Chicago
    14 Alpha points
  4. 7
    Induct
    Jonathan Cain
    Des Plaines
    5 Alpha points
  5. 7
    Downward Movement1
    Jeff Miller
    Schaumburg
    5 Alpha points
  6. 9
    Induct
    Jackie Damato
    Streamwood
    4.5 Alpha points
  7. 10
    Induct
    Steve Breese
    Palatine
    3 Alpha points
  8. 12
    Downward Movement3
    Jason Moderi
    Naperville
    2 Alpha points
  9. 14
    Downward Movement4
    Christopher Schiel
    Schaumburg
    1 Alpha points

Age-Graded Rankings as of Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler

Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 2)
  1. 1
    Hold
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    20 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Hold
    Brian Sweney
    Chicago
    18 Alpha points
  3. 4
    Hold
    Frank Cira
    Chicago
    14 Alpha points
  4. 7
    Hold
    Jonathan Cain
    Des Plaines
    5 Alpha points
  5. 7
    Hold
    Jeff Miller
    Schaumburg
    5 Alpha points
  6. 10
    Downward Movement1
    Jackie Damato
    Streamwood
    4.5 Alpha points
  7. 11
    Downward Movement1
    Steve Breese
    Palatine
    3 Alpha points
  8. 11
    Induct
    Matthew Jeromin
    Rolling Meadows
    3 Alpha points
  9. 13
    Downward Movement1
    Jason Moderi
    Naperville
    2 Alpha points
  10. 15
    Induct
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    1.3 Alpha points
  11. 16
    Downward Movement2
    Christopher Schiel
    Schaumburg
    1 Alpha points
(Gamma Division has been retired)

Methodology Formula

Alpha Division

Alpha Points are earned by achieving a top 10 finish in any of the 3 following categories:

  • Male Overall
  • Female Overall
  • Age-Graded

Note: The threshhold for scoring Alpha points may be lower for races with low Team attendence.

Next, each athlete's top 2 candidate point values are totaled and the athletes are ordered, or ranked based on this total. The number of candidate point values will increase throughout the year until it reaches 10 after the last CARA Circuit Race.

Beta Division

Beta Points are earned by acheiving an 11th - 15th place finish in the categories. Just like the Alpha Division, the points are then totaled and the athletes are ranked. If an athlete acheives a top 10 finish, they advance to the Alpha Divison and their Beta Points are then only used to break ties in ranking position.

Why are only the top 2 totaled?

In order to level the playing field between athletes who compete in only some races with those who compete in every race, only about half of the largest possible number of earned scores are totaled. The amount of scores totaled is called the candidate count. This candidate count is determined by multiplying the total number of completed CARA Circuit Races by 0.53 and then rounding up. For example, so far this year there have been 3 circuit races. 3 multiplied by 0.53 is 1.6. 1.6 rounded up is 2. So if an athlete earned points in more than 2 races, their 3rd, 4th, etc. best point values are not included in their total score and will not affect their ranking.

The 0.53 multiplier was determined by dividing the maximum number of races that will count towards the end of the year CARA awards (8) by the total number of CARA Circuit Races (15).

Gamma Division

Gamma Division contain racers who have not scored any Alpha or Beta Points. They are ordered by their average age-graded times from their completed Circuit Races.

About Racer Rankings

The above are automatically calculated rankings of racers who have competed in one or more CARA Circuit Races. Only members who have entered their results into the website are represented. These rankings are for fun, and are not intended to be used in any official capacity as certification of results or as proof of any achievement or record.