Rules Update for the Number of Races Counted in Points for the Series

  • A participant’s four best scores will count towards their series overall score in the Marathon Category.
  • A participant’s six best scores will count towards their series overall score for Junior and Cat 3 (Novice).
  • A participant’s seven best scores will count towards their series overall score for Cat 2 (Sport), Comp, and Cat 1 (Expert).

If you choose to do more IMBCS XC races than the numbers used for best scores, you will receive ten additional points for each race beyond that as bonus points. Bonus points for the Marathon Category will be a one time bonus of 25 points for racing the 5th race. Theoretically, if a racer so chooses, one could compete in both the Marathon Series and the XC series with the required minimum numbers needed to qualify for the series yearend awards.

The above reflects the change due to the scratch of the Ewing Park race. Nothing changes for Marathon, Cat 3, or Juniors. The change comes to Cat 2 Sport, Comp, and Cat 1 by changing the number of best scores counted from eight best scores to seven best scores.

Correction: The minimum number of races to be considered for year end series awards for Cat 2 Sport, Comp, and Cat 1 now also drops to five from the original six. The minimum number of races to be considered for year end series awards remains the same for Marathon (three), Cat 3 (four), and Juniors (four).

Note: Complete rules and points totals are available on the 2016 Series Information page.

Mid-Season Points Update

Half-way through the season, five races to go how are the points stacking up? Lets take a look and see where we stand.
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Marathon: We have a tight race in the Men’s division, the top 4 places are separated by only 41 points. Current leader Jason Scholbrock is leading Mark Child by 27 points and TJ Fort is holding of Eric Roccasecca for 3rd by a single point! With only Ingawanis and The Mullet left who is going to come out on top? In the Women’s division we have a tight race for first, 34 points separating Joann Schmidt from Katherine Roccasecca (did I spell that right?), can Katherine take the win? Are the Roccaseccas in it for the long haul, can they tie the knot and put a ring on the first married series champions?

CAT1 Under 29 Women: Liz Van Houweling is going to be our CAT 1 29&Under Women’s champion as long as she races one more race, how soon until she wraps it up?

CAT1 30+ Women: It’s a bit closer with Emily Robnett holding off Karmen Woelber by a fair margin but with 5 races to go it’s still up in the air.

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