2016 is the third year for the Key Sports Gem City 10K Series. The running community was founded on the 10K (6.2 mile) distance, but with the popularity of 5Ks, it has become more difficult to find a 10K distance event. Through a mix of area cities, Key Sports has partnered with a number of great organizations to offer 10Ks throughout the year.
This series is unique because it offers participants seven events from which to choose. Additionally, runners can earn a 10K series hat, scarf, and gloves with the completion of six events. Series awards will be given to top three male/female participants in established divisions. (details below)
2016 Series Leaders
Youth Male (Under 18)
Youth Female (Under 18)
Master Male (40+)
Master Female (40+)
Grand Master Male (50+)
Grand Master Female (50+)
Senior Master Male (60+)
Senior Master Female (60+)
2016 Leader Board (Not Available)
10K Series Award Guidelines
- Participants must complete the 10K at each event (not the 5K) to be eligible for series awards and points.
- You can only earn points by completing one of the 6 Gem City 10K Series races.
- Point System - Top 5 Male & Female in each category of Youth, Open, Masters, Grand Masters, and Senior Masters will earn points at each event in the series. First Place=5, Second=4, Third=3, Fourth=2, Fifth=1.
- Overall series champions will be determined by total points.
- All ties after the last series event will be awarded to the fastest finish time at the last event.- Top overall series champions in Youth Male & Female (Under 18), Open Male & Female, Masters Male & Female (40+), Grand Masters Male & Female (50+), and Senior Masters Male & Female (60+) will win a 2016 Gem City 10K Champion Jackets.
- Second and Third place series finishers will win a 2016 Gem City 10K prize (TBD).
- Your series points will be based on your age as of December 31, 2016. There will be no aging up or down for indiviual races. All participants will stay in their age category of Youth, Open, Masters, Grand Masters, or Senior Masters.
- To receive a Gem City 10K Series prizes or series awards, participants must complete 5 out of 6 events.
- Special awards will be reserved for participants that complete all 6 series events.