Rough Runners Race Series 2018

Rough Runners Race Series

There are three components to the  Rough Runners Race Series in earning points, Races, Challenges and Acts.

Each race, act and challenge listed below has a certain number of available points.  Points are earned when you complete a run or challenge, place in a run, volunteer for an event, do an act.  To be eligible for the RR Trail Race Series you must have registered and have completed at least, one Rough Runners race during the calendar year of the Series.

There is a maximum number of points that can be earned per race.  For a race, you may earn points by completing your race, placing in race, winning the masters division and, by volunteering at a race.

There is no fee for taking on a challenge.  For challenges, though, you must complete the challenge in order to earn the points.  You don’t complete the challenge, you don’t get the points.  Also, you must be able to prove that you completed the challenge with gps maps, times and pictures.  If you cannot prove that you completed the challenge you will not be awarded any points.

Acts speak stronger than words.  For the Acts’ points, you still must register and complete at least one Rough Runners race.  The Acts are a way of doing your part in helping those without a voice, those without power.  These Acts call to action volunteering your time to feed the homeless, visit the lonely, provide some QT to shelter dogs and cats, participate in food drives for anyone or anything in need.

You do not have to participate in the Challenges nor the Acts to be in the Race Series but being a part of these will give you the opportunity to gain extra points to pull ahead and perhaps win the Race Series.

You may wonder why the Rough Runners Race Series is so unlike any other race series you’ve heard of or been a part of.  The answer is that we believe in the spirit of adventure and, the true spirit of adventure immerses you in a new world full of passion, danger, excitement, fear.  Some times, it pummels you but it always fulfills.  It educates by broadening your horizons and exposing you to new perspectives.  It makes you a more whole person.  Now, we’re not arrogant enough to think that this race series will do that for you but we do want you to think big and go after the difficult…challenge yourself and along the way you will realize how much stronger you are than you ever thought.  When you reach that awareness you’ll want to learn more of what you can do, what you can accomplish!   That’s the ultimate reward of adventure….surviving it and realizing your potential. And, that makes you hungrier for more life.

So, this Race Series does not necessarily reward the fastest but, the strongest.  And, strong comes in many forms but in the case of this series it’s about completing what you start, finishing what you’ve quested for.  All of us can do that, if we want it bad enough.  Change isn’t easy but it’s possible.  How badly do you want to exceed your potential?

Congratulations to Scott Southwick, 2017 winner of the Rough Runners Race trail series! Check out that badass jacket he won!


Savannah SSOD Race 1hr, December 9, 2017, 16 points overall

  • volunteer: 3 points
  • run & finish: 8 points
  • overall male/female: 5
  • overall masters (over 42 years) male/female: 3 points

Rogue Resolution Fatass 50k/25k, January 13, 2018; max points: 19.5 points

  • Volunteer: 10 pts entire race; 5 pts half the race
  • Run & finish 50k: 12 pts
  • Run & finish 25k: 6 pts
  • Run & finish 10k: 3 pts
  • Overall male/female winner of 50k/25k/10k: 5 pts
  • overall masters (over 42 years) male/female of 10k/25k/50k winner: 2.5 points

Daufuskie Island Ultra 25k/50k, January 20, 2018; max points: 44.5 points

  • volunteer: 10 points entire race; 5 points half the race.
  • run and complete 25k: 12 points
  • run and complete 50k: 20 points
  • overall male/female winner of 25k/50k: 15 points each
  • 2nd place 25k/50k: 10 points
  • 3rd place 25k/50k: 5 points
  • overall masters male/female winner 25k/50k: 7 points

CGG 155 Mile Ultra and Relay, March 31-April 2, 2018; max points: solo – 60 points, relay: 50 points

Solo runners that complete the run will earn 60 points.  If a solo runner does not complete the cgg, he will be awarded points only for the counties he completely ran through.  Relay runners will get points for the counties they physically run through.  Ex: the two relay teammates that run that run through Chatham county, they each get the 10 points from that county (not the rest of their team).

  • Solo finisher: 60 points
  • Relay teams that complete the cgg will each receive 10 points for each teammate.
  • The winning relay team gets an additional 10 points added to each of their teammates.
  • Chatham county: 10 pts for each finisher
  • Bryan county: 10 pts for each finisher
  • Liberty county: 10 pts for each finisher
  • Glynn county: 10 pts for each finisher
  • McIntosh county: 10 pts for each finisher
  • Camden county: 10 pts for each finisher
  • volunteer: 7 points per day

DFL 24 Hour Ultra, April 21, 2018; max points: 69 points max

  • Volunteer: 24 pts entire race; 12 pts half the race; 4 pts 2-4 hours
  • Run and complete 3 hr: 15 pts
  • Run and complete 6 hr: 20 pts
  • Run and complete 12 hr: 30 pts
  • Run and complete 24 hr: 40 pts
  • Relay 12 hr: 5 pts each team mate but team must complete their race
  • Relay 24 hr: 10 pts each team mate but team must complete their race
  • Winning relay team gets 10 additional points per teammate
  • Overall male/female winner 3, 6, 12 and 24 hrs: 20 pts
  • 2nd place 3/6/12 hr: 12 pts
  • 3rd place 3/6/12 hr: 8 pts
  • overall masters male/female winner (over 42 years): 5

Savannah Sultry Swamp Run, July 29, 2018; max points: 38 points

  • Volunteer: 3 pts
  • 5k: 5 pts
  • 10k: 10 pts
  • 20k: 20 pts
  • Overall male/female winner: 5k/10k/20k: 10 pts
  • overall masters male/female winners: 5 points

a Run thru the Woods, November 23th, 25.5 points max

  • volunteer: 3 pts
  • 5k: 5 points
  • 10k: 10 points
  • 15k: 15 points
  • overall winner male/female 5k, 10k, 15k: 7 points
  • overall masters (over 42 years) male/female 5k, 10k, 15k: 3.5 points

Winter Soltice Run off, 28.2 points max

  • 3 hours run: 9 points
  • 6 hours run: 15 points
  • overall male/female winner 7 hours: 7 points
  • overall male/female winner 3.5 hours: 3.5 points
  • overall masters male/female winner (over 42): 4.2 points
  • volunteer 7 hours: 7 points
  • volunteer 3 hours: 3 points

RR Quarterlies: April 8th, July 8th, October 7th, January 6th

  • 3 points each one minute max of burpees, push-ups, lunges
  • 5 additional points for every movement you win
  • 5 points for the fastest mile run
  • 5 points for reaching 5 minutes of planks

Rough Runners Workouts, 4 points per month, 48 points for year

  • for every two workouts you attend you get 1 point

Rough Runners Moonlit runs, (144 points if you run once every month)

  • once a month: 12 points

2018 Challenges: must provide proof with gps map(s) and time durations. Challenges may be expanded upon per year

  • SSOD 50 mile in 30 day challenge: 15 points
  • SSOD 25k in one day: 15 points
  • SSOD 50k in one day: 20 points
  • SSOD 100k in one day: 30 points
  • Tire run 50k challenge in 30 days: 15 points
  • May 4th 1 mile sprint: 10 points if run in costume; 5 points if not in costume
  • bike cgg 155: 25 points
  • Kayak to Cockspur Island from Lazaretto Creek, take a selfie on the lighthouse steps and return: 10 points
  • swim to little tybee and back: 10 points
  • Trek across Shark tooth island from end to end (east to west): 20 points
  • Kayak to shark tooth island and bring back a shark tooth: 5 points
  • Run/swim the entire island of Little Tybee: 25 points
  • Kayak completely around Little Tybee, starting at Alley 3 boat ramp and ending there:  25 points
  • CGG by kayak (kayak Georgia coast): 50 points
  • The Viking Quest: Depart on kayak from Butter Bean beach, land on Priest Landing, run to Butter Bean Beach: 25 points
  • New Year’s day run and plunge.  Run at least 3 miles and take a plunge in the Atlantic Ocean on New Year’s day: 10 points.  If you just taking the plunge or just running: 5 points

The Seven Summits Challenge

This special challenge is set aside from the other challenges because of it’s difficulty.  You have two options – literally climb the 7 summits or run the elevation gains equivalent of the 7 summits.  Neither option will be easy but the run will be financially less burdensome.   To attain your goal, you may use stair master, treadmill, parking garages, bridges, stairs, mountains, building stairwells.  As long as you can definitively prove that you’ve gained the elevation of each of the summits you will get credit and, the points that go with that climb.  For this challenge, you have all of 2018 to accomplish it.  You will get credit (and points) for the individual mountains elevations you’ve earned.  You may climb/run these elevations in whatever order you’d like.

  1. Aconcagua 22,841′ : 22 points
  2. Kilimanjaro 19,341′ : 19 points
  3. Everest 29,029′ : 29 points
  4. Denali 20,308′ : 20 points
  5. Mount Elbrus 18,510′ : 18 points
  6. Vinson Massif 16,050′ : 16 points
  7. Mount Kosciuszko 7,310′ : 7 points
  8. Extra credit: Puncak Jaya 16,024′ : 16 points

Total points for 7 Summits plus bonus mountain: 147


  • Trail maintenance for 12 hours of work: 12 pts
  • Shoes and socks $25 donation: 5 pts during series
  • can drive for food shelter or animal rescue shelter: 1 point per can (up to 25 max).
  • Feed the homeless with JenS – 12 hours of work: 12 pts

Age Group breakdown:

under 20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90


  • Top 3 point earners get awards & merchandise.
  • Awards will be medals and certificates and products

Merchandise will be:

  1. top points: Arcteryx goretex jacket Norvan running
  2. 2nd place points: Arcteryx Motus Crew neck shirt
  3. 3rd place points: $50 gift certificate to REI

Race Series: Scorecard