Juniors - Age Categories and Race Distances
|Miriam Maher||Jan 22 2020, 9:55pm||The following changes to Juniors Age Categories and Race Distances have been approved by the IMRA committee:|
1. Minimum age* for take part in an IMRA race: 6
2. Juniors under the age of 10 must be accompanied on the race
route by a guardian or parent
3. Age classes/race distances: [X to be taken as M/F]
• Under 10 [6-9] – accompanied on the course by
parent/guardian [XAJ] – distances up to 5k
• Under 14 – [10-13] X14 – distances up to 5k
• Under 16 – [14-15] X16 – distances up to 7k
• Under 18 – [16-17] X18 – distances up to 10k
Over 18 – [18 – 34] – Adult runner – not included in the junior’s category – can run full race distances
*Age – the age the runner is by the 31st December of the relevant year is the applicable age for races during that year
****JUNIORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 CAN NOT TAKE PART IN RACES ON UNMARKED ROUTES****
Results and Prizes
These revised categories and corresponding race distances are being put in place to give clarity to junior runners and to assist the Race Directors of all races in making clear-cut and consistent decisions about what courses/distances junior runners can take part in. The IMRA competition rules are being amended and updated to reflect these changes.
The prizes available will remain unchanged. There will be a M/F Junior prize available to Juniors who come first in the short courses of any race. Juniors racing the full race distances of any IMRA race will not be eligible for an age category prize unless there were no juniors racing the short course of that race event.
Race Day Sign in Sheets
** Reminder ** When completing the sign in sheet – for all junior runners under the age of 18 – their parent or guardian MUST sign in on the ‘signature’ column on the junior’s behalf.
Any queries on the above, please email me @firstname.lastname@example.org