2015 Road Race Series

Hermes Sports & Events will be hosting the 14th annual Road Race Series to help promote road racing in Northeastern Ohio. The Road Race Series is designed to create a motivating factor for the participants and allows for a season-long competition for both seasoned and new runners alike.

Check out these links for more pullover information! Men's Top Women's Top

A Shot in the Dark Discount Information

What You Get:

NEW! High-quality pullover top
NEW! VIP area at Hermes* races
NEW! Expanded race selection
NEW! Special discounts on select Hermes races
NEW! E-mail scoring updates
Updated Series scoring
End-of-year awards banquet
Age group awards

Registration: $50

Registration will close at the start of A Shot in the Dark on Saturday, July 18.
Participants must complete a minimum of seven races to be eligible for an award.

2015 Schedule

As of 1/8/15 - Times, places, distances and dates subject to change.

February 14 Chili Bowl Classic * 5k 3 points
March 14 St. Malachi Run * 5 Mile 3 points
March 21 Strongsville Super Saturday 5k 3 points
April 18 Old Oak Run 5k 3 points
April 25 Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler * 10 Mile 5 points
May 2 Jog Into Spring 5k 3 points
May 3 Lakewood Ambulance Chase 5k 3 points
May 10 Fleet Feet 5k 5k 3 points
June 7 Slavic Village 5k 3 points
June 13 Nature's Bin 5k 3 points
June 28 A Most Excellent Race 10k 5 points
July 18 Strongsville Race for Wellness 5k 3 points
July 18 Winking Lizard's "A Shot in the Dark" * 4 Mile 3 points
August 16 Lakeview Cemetery A Run Through History 5k 3 points
August 22 UH Parma Medical Center 5K for Wellness 5k 3 points
September 13 River Run Half Marathon * 13.1 Mile 7 points
October 25 UH Elyria Medical Center Skeleton 5K Run for Your Bones 5k 3 points
November 26 Cleveland Turkey Trot * 5 Mile 3 points
November 28 Pigskin Classic * 5k 3 points
December 6 Reindeer Run * 5k 3 points


Who can participate?

Everyone! The Hermes Sports & Events Road Race Series is open to runners of all ages and abilities. This is a fun way to track your individual performance and progress throughout the year and compete against others in the Series. High school and college athletes are encouraged to participate but it is your responsibility to clarify all eligibility requirements with your organization. Hermes Sports & Events assumes no responsibility for eligibility infractions or problems that may arise from an athlete's participation in the Road Race Series.

What does it cost?

  • A registration fee of $50 will be required to participate in the 2015 Road Race Series.
  • Participation begins AFTER you register. If you ran a race before registering, it will not be counted in the series results.
  • Participants can register until July 18, 2015. No entries will be accepted after the start of A Shot in the Dark, since you must run seven races to be eligible for awards.
  • Your age as of January 1, 2015 will be used in determining your age group for the entire season.
  • You are still required to pay the registration fee for each race you choose to participate in.
  • What does my registration fee provide me with?

  • Every participant will receive a commemorative 2015 high-quality pullover shirt. After registering, please contact Elyse at ekemmerline@hermescleveland.com to arrange your shirt pickup.
  • Participants will have access to a special VIP area at Hermes* races. The VIP Fleet Feet tent will supply a bag check and pre- and post-race hydration and nutrition.
  • Participants will receive $5 off the registration fee for both A Shot in the Dark on July 18 and the Cleveland Turkey Trot on November 26.
  • Following each Road Race Series event, results will be posted online with your individual score and time. You will receive an email the week after each race when scores have been updated.
  • Runners completing the required seven (7) races will be eligible for end-of-season awards.
  • All Road Race Series participants are invited to the Awards Banquet at the end of the year. Details will be available closer to the event. Guests may purchase tickets for an additional fee.
  • Official Rules

  • Participation begins after you register. If you ran a series race before registering, it will not count in your standings. Points are not retroactive.
  • To be eligible for awards, participants must complete a minimum of seven races. If a runner completes more than seven, only the top seven scores will be counted and all participation points in the final scoring.
  • Your age group is determined by your age as of January 1, 2015.
  • Age groups are as follows: 10 & Under / 11-15 / 16-19 / 20-24 / 25-29 / 30-34 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 / 50-54 / 55-59 / 60-64 / 65+
  • Points

  • Male and female results are calculated separately.
  • Points will be awarded following each event. You will get points for each race you participate in as well as points based on your finishing place.

    Participation Points
    5k, 4-Mile or 5-Mile
    10k or 10-Mile


    Additional Points
    First Overall
    Second Overall
    Third Overall
    Fourth Overall
    Fifth Overall
    First in Age Group
    Second in Age Group
    Third in Age Group
    Fourth in Age Group
    Fifth in Age Group

    Age group points decrease in increments of 10. Every participant after the 10th finisher in the age group will received 10 points.

    End-of-Season Awards

  • Runners completing the minimum seven races will be eligible for awards at the end of the season. If a runner completes more than the required number, only the top seven scored will be counted.
  • Awards will be presented to the top five overall male and female finishers and the top three male and female age group finishers

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