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Parking


Route 85 will be closed at 9:45 AM. From 9:45 until 11:00 you will not be able to enter or

leave the Salem School parking lot by car. Suggestion: park at Round Hill Road athletic fields.

Parking: Available at the Town Green, Town Hall, Salem Library and Round Hill Road Athletic

Facilities.

Parking along Route 85 will not be allowed by Connecticut State Police.



Post-Race Brunch


After the 5K race please join us for a pancake brunch at no additional charge within the Multipurpose

Room of Salem School. Family, friends, spectators are all invited to join us.



Results for the 2017 Road Race...


We intend to post both Age Graded Results and the “regular” results (in the order

that runners come across the finish line). Awards, with the exception of at most 4, will be

based on the Age Graded Results.
Salem Road Race Awards

We believe “Age Graded Awards” (awards base on age graded performance instead of base on when you

crossed the finish line relative to others) are much more encouraging for all runners, a much more

fair way to distribute recognition and awards, and for race directors it eliminates waste -

you’re not buying awards for divisions that may have one or no participants.



"Age Graded Results" Further Explained...


If you ran a race and your “age graded” performance was 60%, the “theoretical best possible

performance for your age and sex” is approximately 60% of the time you ran. (So if your time

was 50.00 for a race, the theoretical best performance for your age & sex in this particular

race is 0.60 x 50.00 = 30.00). In other words the closer to 100.0% your age graded performance

is, the closer you are to obtaining the theoretical best time for your age and sex.

To compute the “theoretical best possible performance for your age and sex” worldwide data is

used for every standard race distance. There is one standard for Male and one for Female.

For every one-year age, there is a performance factor - based on empirical data of how performance

varies with age.

In seems that “Age Graded Awards” (awards base on age graded performance instead of base on when

you crossed the finish line relative to others) are much more encouraging for all runners, a much

more fair way to distribute recognition and awards, and for race directors it eliminates waste -

you’re not buying awards for divisions that may have one or no participants.

For those who are still undecided ask yourself - Are you really that proud of the trophy you won

when you knew you ran badly and still won your division because there was no one else in your

division that day?



Many thanks to the Hartford Track Club whose help and explanations we’ve used in the above

explanations.

Sincerely,

- The Salem Lions Club

info@salemctroadrace.org

 
 
 News and Events

 Wednesday March 22, 2017: 


 Pre-registration deadline. 

 Online and mailed forms postmarked by 3/22. 

 Friday April 7, 2017: 


 6:30 - 8:00PM   Salem School - Front lobby. 

 Friday night registration. Pre-Registered  

 runners can also pick up their shirts and BIBs. 

 Saturday April 8, 2017: 


 7:30AM  Race Day Registration Begins 

 9:00AM  1.0 Mile Children's Fun Run/Walk 

 10:00AM  Main Event: 5K Race 

 10:45AM  Post-Race Food and Awards 

 
   

Additional questions or comments? email: info@salemctroadrace.org