Our Spartan Open Point Series assigns a ranking (totally separate from any Trifecta status) to all of our Spartans, nationwide. It began the SUNDAY after our World Championship event 10/4/15 and runs until 12/31/16. Starting in 2017 it will run from January 1st until December 31st every year.
In order for your results to be properly tabulated into rankings for our Spartan Point Series, you will need to "claim" all your results through Athlinks and make sure all your relevant races are grouped under one Athlinks profile. You can find out how to do that here, as well as fix common Athlinks profile problems.
Here's the specifics of how you earn points:
2015 Spartan Race Open Point Series:
(For Elite Points, please see: Spartan Elite Point Series and Ranking)
Base Points earned are weighted based on course distance:
Sprint: 96% points (288 total to first place male/female).
Super: 98% points (294 total to first place male/female).
Beast: 100% points (300 total to first place male/female).
We are excited to also announce our 2015 NBC event racers will be worth 5% more (NBC covered events will be indicated on the Event page).
NBC Sprint: 101% points (303 total to first place male/female).
NBC Super: 103% points (309 total to first place male/female).
NBC Beast: 105% points (315 total to first place male/female).
Finally, for the first time ever, we will have a Stadium Series with it's own points and rankings (Note: Stadium events will not count towards rankings with non-stadium events).
Stadium: 96% points (288 total to first place male/female).
How is it Calculated?
Points are calculated based on a % of best finish time for overall male and overall female (for example, overall male's time / your time x 95 points) AND based on a % of best finish time for age division (overall age div time / your time x 195 points).
10 Participation points are also awarded for each event completed
Example: The overall male finisher in a Spartan Beast wins 95 points for gender overall win + 195 points for age division win = 290 pts + 10 participation points for a total of 300 points. Your points would be Gender winner time / Your Time X 95 pts + Age div winner time / your time x 195 pts + 10 participation points.
Your top 5 best continental US races are used to earn points and any/all additional races keep 10 participation points.
- To qualify for the Open Points Series you must race in a heat not designated as Elite. If you race in an Elite wave, those Elite points will not be combined with your Open points in the Open Series.
- Stadium Event points and Non-Stadium (regular) Event points will be calculated separately.
- Only your top 5 best races within the Continental US earn full points (for both the main and stadium series).
- Tampa will count towards the Stadium Series.
- The NBC events are as follows and will air on NBCSN unless otherwise noted:
BIG SKY SPRINT (KALISPELL, MT)
JULY 20 11PM NBCSN
GOLDEN STATE CLASSIC (MONTEREY, CA)
AUGUST 23 10PM NBCSN
BLUE MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE (PALMERTON, PA)
AUGUST 30 10PM NBCSN
SOUTHEAST SHOWDOWN (ASHEVILLE, NC)
SEPTEMBER 27 10PM NBCSN
THE SUMMIT (BRECKENRIDGE, CO)
OCTOBER 11 10PM NBCSN
REEBOK SPARTAN RACE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
DECEMBER 25 3:30PM NBC