2016/17 BRAZEN ULTRA HALF SERIES

ONLY THE TOUGHEST

All half marathon runners are invited to participate in the Brazen Ultra Half Series.

The series consists of our toughest half marathons. Most measure at least a little (and sometime more than just a little) longer than 13.1 miles. What really makes them "ultra", however is the serious ascents and descents and variety of tough trails you have to run to finish them. While flat half marathons are always a challenge, these "ultra-half-marathons" take it to another level!

How The Series Works

To be a series finisher, you must run at least five of the fourteen races in the series, listed below, plus the Rocky Ridge Half Marathon.

The Rocky Ridge Half Marathon will be the Brazen Racing Ultra-Half Series Finale.

How To Enter The Series

Participants of the series half marathons are automatically listed in the standings once they have finished three or more races. 

It is important to always register for the your races with the same name.  If you intend to be a series participant and get married and change your name (or register under any sort of name variation for any reason), please contact us so we can update our records.

NEW FOR 2016/17: THE HIGH-FLYER CLUB

Every race has a total elevation gain associated with it.  This is the amount of climbing you do from start to finish.

Even if you only run the five Ultra Half Series races with the lowest amount of elevation (plus Rocky Ridge), you will end up with almost 15,000 feet (2.8 miles) of climbing.

If, however, you were to run all the races (including the 30K in November and 50K in April), you could end up with 43,000+ feet (8+ miles) of elevation gain.  That is like running to the top of Mt. Whitney...if it were sitting atop Mt. Everest!

And so we present the 2017 High Flyer Club!  To join this exclusive club you will need to participate in the series and accumulate at least 4 miles (21,120 feet).  Those who reach that goal will be noted with the High Flyer status and will be awarded the High Flyer patch upon series completion.

 

What You Get For Participating

All finishers will receive a special Brazen Racing Ultra-Half Series die-cast finisher coaster. The top ten males and top ten females will get the exclusive Ultra Half Series Top Ten shirts.

PRIZES FOR TOP 3 IN THE SERIES

The 2017 prizes for first through third in the series (male and female)

  • 1st Place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $250
PRIZES FOR TOP 3 IN THE MASTERS (40+) DIVISION

The 2017 prizes for first through third in the masters (40+) series (male and female)

  • 1st Place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $250

Eligible Races

Rules

All participants must read, understand and adhere to the the rules of the Brazen Racing Ultra Half Series.

How The Series is Scored

Because some courses are faster than others, the cumulative series winner will be that runner with the lowest "time back" for their five best races, plus the Rocky Ridge Half Marathon. "Time back" is the amount of time a runner is behind the overall male or female winner. The lower the total amount of time, the higher the runner will rank. The winner of each race will have the lowest "time back" for that race, which is 0.

Standings & Results

Participants are ranked after they have finished 5 races.  They are included on the list of series participants after 3 races.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again (because there is no effort without error and shortcoming); but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
Teddy Roosevelt

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