The 2013-2014 Handicaps Season
_For those new to the handicap series and handicap runs, our free, time-handicapped fun runs are designed to equalize participants of different speeds. We host six events – one each month from November through April – that vary in distance, terrain, and location, and are usually hosted at someone’s house so we can enjoy a potluck afterwards.
What makes a handicap run different from an ordinary race is that participants are started based on their handicap time so that walkers and slower runners start first and faster runners start last. The idea is that everyone finishes around the same time - and the fastest person isn’t always the winner!
At each event, participants are awarded points based on their finish place; everyone receives at least five points for participating, hosting, or volunteering. At the end of the series, the person with the most points wins a free pair of shoes.
Distance is usually 3-4 miles, though longer courses are possible. Look for the occasional "specialty" event, too, such as a predicted-time run.
*** If this is your first handicap run, please contact Shannon Zanelli at 505-822-5006 to let her know your normal 5K time (not your estimated time for the course) so your start time can be calculated.***
Shannon Zanelli at 505-822-5006
ARR handicap races are
FREE and FUN!
Visitors and new members
are ALWAYS INVITED!
Last updated 12.12.2013
2012-2013 HANDICAP RUN SERIES
Thank you to Shannon Zanelli, handicap coordinator, to all the many volunteers who assisted her with timing and directing details, and to our wonderful event hosts for their generosity in opening their homes to our members, friends, and guests. You all make these events loads of fun with great courses...and great food!
HANDICAP SERIES WINNER: Jackie Calguire
At the end of each 6-month series, we award a gift certificate for a free pair of shoes to the person who has accumulated the most points over the series. Jackie Calquire was the winner this series and she has a great story. Her first run back from a hamstring tear was the November handicap. She wasn’t sure she’d even be able to run that first event but she did and finished first. Since then, she has gotten stronger and has improved her times significantly. Only Stephen Malone was close to Jackie in the points standings and Stephen, too, has a great comeback story. He was recovering from knee surgery when he ran the November handicap and, like, Jackie, has only gotten stronger and faster over the last 6 months. Congratulations to both of them on a great handicap series!
We’ll see you all in November 2013!
THE 2012-2013 HANDICAP SERIES
2012-2013 Handicap Schedule
November 11, 2012
Foothills Trails - Copper Trailhead
Brian and Misty Pilgrim, hosts
December 9, 2012
Academy Hills Park
Ed and Shannon Zanelli, hosts
January 19, 2013
Tunnel Springs Two-fer Run and Eat Biathlon
David and Katherine Wilson, hosts
February 2, 2013
Albuquerque West Side
Donna Calles & Patrice Leddy, hosts
March 16, 2013
Green Dress Run
Ken Gordon, host
April 6, 2013
Berta Drive Run
Kathy Kirsling, host
Handicap Race Results
Click on Race Date above for that month's results
2012-2013 Series Point Totals
November through March