Comp Standards

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Anyone wishing to be included on the comp entry list will need to be a CNW member in good standing. Being a member in good standing is defined as follows:

  1. Has a current/paid CNW membership.

  2. Agrees to wear the CNW uniform (Orange top and black shorts/bottoms) at ALL possible races (including those when an athlete doesn’t receive a comp entry) unless given an exception by the team manager.

  3. Sends a race recap/results to results.cnw@gmail.com so the club can publish results of our competitive runners.

Athletes requesting comps must also meet the following standard at the distance of your choice within the last 2 years.

Additionally, please be aware that all comp receivers will be expected to complete at least one social media post within 72 hours of receiving the comp OR within 24 hours of completing the race. Athletes that do not complete a post may be removed from the comp list moving forward.

Open Women

  • 5K: 19:15

  • 10K: 39:00

  • Half Marathon: 90:00

  • Marathon: 3:10

Masters Women

  • 5K: 20:00

  • 10K: 41:00

  • Half Marathon: 1:35

  • Marathon: 3:20

Open Men

  • 5K: 17:00

  • 10K: 35:00

  • Half Marathon: 78:00

  • Marathon: 2:45

Masters Men

  • 5K: 17:30

  • 10K: 37:00

  • Half Marathon: 82:00

  • Marathon: 2:55

If you meet the above requirements, email the team manager, Mark Bloudek, at markcnw@yahoo.com requesting to be included on the comp entry email list.

How comps work

  • When comps are available, emails are sent out to all athletes on the comp list with a deadline to express interest.

  • Once the deadline is reached, the team manager will make the final selections for the comps. We will notify everyone of the outcome by email.

  • Comp announcements are sent out as early as possible so that athletes can register for the race themselves if they do not get selected.

  • The criteria for races varies depending on time standards from race directors. These standards will continue to be clearly communicated in the race announcement emails.

  • The primary criteria for selecting comp entry recipients is one’s racing acumen. There is an age graded time adjustment for masters athletes when evaluating racing acumen.

  • The secondary criteria is balancing the comp entry recipients between all eligible CNW members.

  • An athlete must be RACING (jogging or running substantially slower than one is capable of is not considered racing) to receive a comp entry.

  • If you become injured after receiving a comp entry, please contact cnwcomps@gmail.com so the we can offer the comp entry to someone else.