MCRRC Youth Running Series




MCRRC Youth Races are designed for those who are under the age of 18. These are non-competitive and non-timed events set up in conjunction with our full calendar of low-key races. MCRRC is committed to introducing the sport of running to our younger members as well as non-members in the community and encouraging physical fitness. Both youth members and non-members are encouraged and welcome to participate in our youth races, which include a variety of distances ranging from 0.25 miles to 1 mile.

The Youth Running Participation Series (YS) is a group of non-competitive, non-timed youth races specifically designated as part of the year-long low key race series. These events were formerly known in MCRRC as the Young Run Series and the Junior Participation Series and have now been combined into one complete Youth Running Participation Series (YS).

For youth MCRRC members, points are awarded to finishers of the youth races races. Participation awards can be earned by members under the age of 18 if they complete half of the youth running events in the series. Please note, some events have more than one youth race associated with it. Participants may compete in all race events, however, the maximum number of points that can be earned toward the YS award at a race event with more than one YS race is limited to one. See below for a detailed explanation of the Youth Series Rules.

The Youth Running Participation Series (YS) is different from MCRRC’s Championship Series.  The Championship Series is a competitive series of running events which are timed and scored.  There are youth age-group categories within the Championship Series.  Please see specific rules pertaining to the Championship Series for clarification.  Participation in the Championship Series is separate and different from the non-compeitive, non-timed Youth Running Participation Series listed here.

Youth who are not members of MCRRC may also participate for free, but will not be awarded participation points and will not be awarded a participation award.

See the list of Scheduled Races


Prior to each event, a parent or guardian must REGISTER each participant for the Youth Series distance they intend to complete.  Please note that registration for each event will close at the start of the race.  Paper registration forms will no longer be accepted.  Should your child end up not participating in the event, please remove the registration from this site, as we will use this site to determine the winners of the Youth Series for the year.  If you have any issue completing the removal, please contact for further assistance.

If you have any questions pertaining to the Youth Series, please contact the Series Coordinators Jennifer Meyer and Jimmy Schneidewind at

R1 Participant must be age 17 or younger on the last day of the calendar year. (ie participants 18 years of age by December 31st do not qualify.) Participants birthdate must be disclosed when registering for their first youth series race to be eligible for series prizes.

R2 Participant must be an MCRRC member on the day of the youth series race to earn a point for that race. Non-members are not counted in determining series points.

R3 The number, Q, of races needed to qualify for the youth series shall be half the number of youth series events actually conducted, rounded up to a whole number if necessary.

R4 For each youth series event, a maximum of one point will be awarded to each participant irrespective of how many races they may complete at said event. Some youth series events offer more than one youth race and participants may compete in all race events at said race event. However, the maximum number of points that can be earned is limited to one at each event.

R5 Participants series score is the sum of their individual series event points.

R6 Participant must register for the youth series online. Participant and/or participant’s parent/guardian must update their profile after every event completed.

R7 Triple awards can be earned in the Youth Series, Championship Series and Cross Country Series. (Thus for events such as the Midsummer Night’s Mile, a youth runner may earn a participation series point for the One Mile and points in their age group in the Championship Series for the One Mile.)

R8 Youth series events are not timed nor scored.