Running Race Series


The ROC Race Series is a group of running events within Rutherford County held during a calendar year. To promote all the races as a unit and help each individual race; the ROC Race Series promotes the events as a series.

Through the generosity of our four sponsors, we provide overall prizes at the end of the year for race series. To be eligible for the series prizes a runner must participate in at least half the events.

Each race is conducted on its own under their guidelines, direction and rules—ROC assumes no responsibility for individual races. Results are submitted and tabulated as soon as possible after each event and presented on the ROC Race Series site. Results and photos (as possible) will be posted to this site as soon as possible.

See bottom of page for current standings


RACES (click below for race details)



  • 1st place - 10 points
  • 2nd place - 8 points
  • 3rd place - 7 points
  • 1st Place Masters - 7 points
  • 1st Grand Masters (50+) - 6 points
  • 1st place in each age group - 5 points
  • 2nd place in each age group - 4 points
  • 3rd place in each age group - 3 points
  • All other finishers  and virtual event participants- 1 point

The top three overall finishers and masters winner are not included in the age group points.


We do NOT use the age group results from an individual race to issue our points. Raw results are used and then re-sorted to fit our criteria. Thus for some races there may be differences between age group awards and our points.

The age you are in the first race you run is the age group you will remain in for the series points. That age group may be different than the age group you get points in at an individual race is you changed groups in mid-year. For example, if you turned 30 in July, you will score points in the 30-34 group in indiviudal races, but still remain in the 25-29 age group for total series points.


  • 14 & under
  • 15 - 19
  • 20 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 69
  • 70 & Over Masters



  • First Place Overall -                         Actual prizes for 2021 will be determined as the season progresses and actual races are being held
  • Second Place Overall -
  • Third Place Overall -
  • First Place Master (Over 40) -
  • First Place Grand Master (Over 50) ...

First Place Overall in Age Groups -  Merchant Gift Cards

At each race...

  • Drawing for two winners of a free large pizza from Barley's Taproom
  • Drawing for two winners of a $10 gift card to Copper Penny


  1. Commemorative awards in each category.
  2. Student- athletes can't accept cash or gear prizes but can receive some level of compensation for expenses involved with their racing. We will try to provide some expense compensation if a student athlete finished among the top 3 in the overall standings.
  3. In case of a tie in any one award category, the results of the final series race will be used to break that tie. In other words the runners with the best time for that last race would win the tie break.



Always Bring a Compass

Hopefully you won’t ever need to use it, but what happens if the batteries in your GPS are dead?