Recommended criteria for race directors

The following are mandatory criteria to enable a RunNB event to receive our Super Series designation:

  1. Check with RunNB before establishing a date and time for the event, to ensure the date does not conflict with other scheduled events in New Brunswick.
  2. If your event has multiple distances, only one distance can qualify for the designation as and/or Super Series.  Decide which distance will qualify.  All standard distances from one mile to a full marathon are eligible.
  3. Ensure that the race course is safe and has been accurately measured. To accurately measure the course, it must be measured with a calibrated wheel or other calibrated measuring device. Car odometers are not accurate enough to measure a course, though they can be used to lay the course out and act as an approximate measure. Bicycle odometers are acceptable provided that they are calibrated against an accurate predetermined distance.
  4. Ensure the course route is clearly marked.  Use course marshals to provide direction to runners during the event.  Install mile and/or kilometer markings along the route.  Provide a course map to runners in advance of the start of the event.
  5. Prepare and use a race entry form which requests name, address, etc. and which requests age as of December 31 in the year of the event.  Requesting birthdates is a useful backup for confirmation of age.  Age as of December 31 in the year of the event, will determine a runner’s age category.
  6. Include in the race entry form a standard waiver of liability for the organizers, volunteers and RunNB.  Include in the waiver a statement that the runner agrees to the use of his/her age and place of residence and any photographs taken during the event, on the RunNB website.
  7. In your promotional material, use your best efforts to include RunNB and its principal sponsors.
  8.  Use bibs as supplied by RunNB.  Provide four safety pins for each runner.
  9. Ensure there are adequate washroom facilities near the start line of the event for use by runners prior to the start.
  10. Have adequate washroom and shower facilities for use by the runners following the event.
  11. Have adequate water stops on the course route, with water available as well at the finish.
  12. Have a first aid kit available on site.
  13. Use the RunNB race clock at the finish line.
  14. As soon as possible after all runners have completed the race, post the results in an area accessible to the runners, and award medals for the top three male and female finishers in each of the seven age categories (19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over).  This will require 44 medals in all.
  15. On the same day as the race is held, send the results by email to RunNB, Excel spreadsheet is the preferred format. Results should be sent including the following information: first & last name, residence, province, age or category, sex and time
  16. Pay the race fees to RunNB, as invoiced by RunNB immediately following the event, based upon the following:
    1. for SuperSeries - $3.00 per participant for the main race, plus $2.00 per participant for all other races at the event.
    2. for sanctioned races that are not part of the SuperSeries of series of races - $2.00 per participant in all races at the event.
    3. for all Kids' races that are 3km or less - no fees.
    1.  Invite NB’s top distance runners – Make a concerted efford to contact/invite some of NB’s best distance runner to elevate the level of competition between the top three male and female.
    2.  Notify the local media of your event – Once some of the top distance runners have confirmed their participation, inform the media about the pre-race hype surrounding the PC and notify them again of the results.
    3.  Provide RunNB with digital images of winners – RunNB maintains name and pictures of the top three male and female on the website’s Virtual Trophies for each of the five PC.

The following are optional features that add value to your event:
1. Have massage therapy services available on site.
2. Use a lead vehicle at the front of the race.
3. Use a trail vehicle to mark the end of the race.
4. Make a random draw and present prizes (which you have collected from event sponsors) to runners.
5. Send results to the local newspaper for publication.