Upgrade Rule -
Class winners must move up to the next level, this does not apply to Cat 2 50/60+ classes, womens and juniors. These classes will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Cat 1 Classes - Men's 19-39 class, top 3 must move up to Elite/Open. Men's Singlespeed, 40-49 and 50+ winners must move up to Elite/Open or Elite Masters. If you don't think you should have to upgrade please contact us for a review of your results.
Cat 2 Classes - 5 top 5 finishes in the previous season must move up to Cat 1
Cat 3 - 5 top 3 finishes in the previous season must move up to Cat 2
Racing age is defined as your age on December 31 of the current year.
Elite Men Open, Elite Men Masters 40+, Elite Women & Elite 40+ racers will be CASH
Elite Men and Elite 40+ Men will race together for the same cash payout but will be scored separately for the individual MASS competition.
Elite Women and Elite Women 40+ will race together for the same cash payout but will be scored separately for the individual MASS competition.
CAT 1 men will be awarded prizes.
Payouts and awards at Endurance races are at the discretion of the race promoter.
Payouts and Awards
The Pro/Open XC Men's payout schedule for standard MASS races will change for 2016 as follows:
The depth of the payout will now be 50% of the total starting field. That will be capped at 20 deep (40 starters) for races of 300 or more total riders and 10 deep for races under 300 riders. See Examples below the payout table.
Women's payout will not change, 10 deep for races of 300 riders or more, 5 deep for less than 300 riders.
|Place||Elite Men||Elite/40+ Women|
Examples of Men’s payout:
40 Men starters in the Pro/Elite/Cat1 Men combined with Elite 40+ Master Men class – pays 20 deep. Assumes 300 or more total riders
35 Starters - pays 18 deep (we will round up). Assumes 300 or more total riders
30 Starters – pays 15 deep, unless total riders were less than 300, then payout would be capped at 10 deep
25 Starters – pays 13 deep for races 300 and over, 10 deep for races under 300.
20 Starters – pays 10 deep
15 Starters – pays 8 deep