What is the Track Shack Running SERIES?

The Track Shack Running Series is a six race series sanctioned by USATF, B-Tag scored and run on certified courses in distances of 5k, 4 Mile, 5 mile and 10k. The Series begins in August and concludes in March. Following a Grand Prix format, the Track Shack Running Series uses a points-based system based on results from race. Runners and walkers who score in the top overall or top age group positions receive points at each of the six events.

How do I earn POINTS in the Running Series?

Points are earned by participating in any Track Shack Running Series event and placing in the top ten in overall or age group categories. 

There are no awards or scoring for virtual races. 

How am I ELIGIBLE for Track Shack Running Series Awards?

Individuals who finish at least five races and accumulate the most points to receive awards are recognized at the Running Series Award Ceremony.

There are no awards or scoring for virtual races.  

Who is ELIGIBLE to win awards and prizes in the Running Series?

Florida residents ages 8 & up.

How is my AGE GROUP DETERMINED for the Running Series Scoring?

Your age group for the Running Series is determined by your age at which you enter your first Track Shack Running Series race.

For example: Annie is 24 years old and will turn 25 years old on September 1st. The first race is on August 14, 2021. Because she is 24 years old at her first Running Series race she is eligible for points in the 19-24 age group for the rest of the Running Series.

How is my AGE determined for individual Running Series race results?

Individual race results reflect your age on race day.



Track Shack Running Series FANATIC - Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT does it mean to register as a TRACK SHACK RUNNING SERIES Fanatic?

One time registration for the six Track Shack Running Series races. 

WHAT does it mean to register as a TRACK SHACK RUNNING SERIES SuperFan?

One time registration for the six Track Shack Running Series races plus the Distance Dare thus registering for all eight races in the Series.  

WHAT is the TRACK SHACK DISTANCE DARE?

The Distance Dare is a fun challenge where one can register to participate in both races at UCF 5 miler & 2 miler and Winter Park Road Race 10k & 2 miler.

Will I accumulate additional RUNNING SERIES POINTS if I register as a SuperFan?

Additional Running Series points will not be given for completing the Distance Dare. To view SuperFan Benefits, please see Fanatic.

I am a FANATIC and have been doing all the races. WHY don't I see my name in the Running Series Standings?

Being a FANATIC means that one signed up for all six races at the beginning of the season. Running Series points are awarded based on performance at each physical Running Series race. For example, runners placing in the top 10 positions in overall and age group categories receive Running Series points. So even if you're a fanatic, if you aren't scoring Running Series points your name won't be listed in the Running Series standings.

Being fast enough to score in the top ten is essential to receive to Running Series points! For more information, please see Scoring.

There are no awards or scoring for the virtual races. 

WHEN do I receive the FANATIC benefits?

At Celebration of Running 5k packet pickup you will receive:

- A Fanatic t-shirt
- Seasons 52 Appetizer Card   
- $25 Track Shack Cash

Track Shack $25 cash and personalized bib will be available for all Fanatics at Battle of the Bands 5k bib pick-up in September. Register by July 9th for name on bib at Celebration of Running 5k. 

I am 15 years old, should I register as a Fanatic or SuperFan?
I am 70 years old, should I register as a Fanatic or SuperFan?

Runners under the age of 18 and over the age of 65 receive a special $5 discount off the registration fee for Track Shack Running series races. The Track Shack Running Series FANATIC would not be financially beneficial to these runners. However, the additional benefits may be worthwhile to you. 

See Fanatic benefits. 

WHAT is the DEADLINE TO REGISTER as a Fanatic or SuperFan?

Deadline: Friday before the first race

Many Running Series events have multiple races. As a Fanatic, how do I know WHICH RACE I am registered for?

- FANATICS age 14 and older are automatically entered into 5k, 4 Mile, 5 Mile and 10k (UCF 5 Mile, Winter Park Road Race 10k).

- FANATICS age 13 and under are automatically entered, and are eligible for Running Series points, in 5k, 4 mile and 2 mile events only. (UCF 2 Mile, Winter Park Road Race 2 mile).

If I can't make it to one or more Series races, can I get a partial refund?

The registration fees are nonrefundable. If you can't make it to one or more Series races, you will not receive a partial refund.

For questions please email info@trackshack.com 


During this COVID-19 period, if I’m not comfortable running a race in peron, can I still participate virtually? 

Yes! Here’s how: Register as a Fanatic or SuperFan. You can pick up your t-shirt and medal at Track Shack.

- To switch to a virtual race and have your items mailed to you, email info@trackshack.com to request. Shipping charges will apply.

There are no awards or scoring for the virtual races.