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Alpine Runners of Lake Zurich

Alpine Runners of Lake Zurich
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Alpine Circuit

About the Alpine Circuit

The Alpine Circuit was designed to target and promote participation in races that are both well done and fun to do. The circuit should also bring recognition to the club and enjoyment for the club’s membership in a competitive atmosphere. The circuit will be open to club members only. The circuit will begin January 1 and end December 31. Awards will be given at a designated announced date. 

Alpine Circuit Rules

Points will be awarded in the following manner. Points may be received from one of the following categories:

  • Showing up at an Alpine Circuit Race to show support - 1 point
  • Running in an Alpine Circuit Race - 2 points
  • Volunteering at a Alpine Circuit Race in which Alpine Runners recruits volunteers - 2 points
  • Setting a yearly personal record at that distance in an Alpine Circuit Race - 3 points
  • Placing first, second or third overall or in your age division if the race awards those positions. For members of a team to earn Circuit points, all members of the team must be Alpine Runners - 4 points

Additionally, one bonus point will be awarded for wearing official Alpine Runners clothing during the race. To receive this point, the logo must be visible during the race.

The Alpine Circuit will consist of fifteen races. Only the top ten performances will count for accumulated points. The fifteen races will be decided by a simple majority vote of the general membership.

Awards will be given to the top three men and top three women finishers in the Circuit.

To avoid ties, the following will be used as tie breakers:

  • 1st Tie Breaker – Total gross points from all circuit races.
  • 2nd Tie Breaker – Least races with most gross points.
  • 3rd Tie Breaker – Best 10k time in the Circuit that year. 

2018 Alpine Circuit

  • Download the 2017 Circuit Leaderboard here.
  • Use the form in the Surveys section of the website or this link to report your participation in an Alpine Circuit race (must be logged in). 
  • The data for the Leaderboard come from two sources:  Via member self-reporting on our website and by us using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet database functions to match race result files to the Club roster.  The spelling of both your first and last names in race results must match our member database exactly or Excel won't find your name.  We do want everyone's results to be accurate so do not hesitate to either send us an email or use the Circuit Self-Reporting function in the Survey section of the website to notify us of any errors or omissions.
  • Updated Circuit Leaderboards are generally posted on this website within a week of an Alpine Circuit race.
  • Is your name missing?  Anything else need correcting?  Any concerns with the data?  Please email us
Race Date
S-NO-W Fun 5m Saturday, January 6, 2018
 F^3 Half Marathon January 20, 2018
March Madness Sunday, March 18, 2018
Shamrock Shuffle 8K Sunday, March 25, 2018
Good Life 5k Sunday, April 8, 2018
Chicagoland Spring Marathon & Half Marathon Sunday, May 20, 2018
Run for the Roses Sunday, June 8, 2018
Arlington Heights Stampede Sunday, July 1, 2018
 Alpine Predictor Race Sunday, July 29, 2018
Fort to Base Sunday, August 26, 2018
Buffalo Grove Stampede Sunday, September 2, 2018
Alpine Races Sunday, September 9, 2018
Chicago Marathon Sunday, October 7, 2018
Palatine Halloween Hustle 5K Saturday, October 27, 2018
Long Grove Turkey Trot Thursday, November 22, 2018