Equalizer Series

Young and old are on equal footing in the Equalizer Series, where race times are equalized using standard track and field age-grading procedures.

2020 Equalizer Standings

Equalizer Series Races

February 2018

Sunday 25: 8:00 am RRCA 10 Mile Challenge

May 2018

Sunday 6: 7:00 am Frederick Half Marathon
Saturday 19: 8:00 am Germantown 5 Miler

June 2018

Saturday 30: 8:30 am Independence 5000

July 2018

Wednesday 11: 6:30 pm Summer Decathlon 800m

September 2018

Saturday 8: 8:00 am Frederick Market Street Mile

October 2018

Saturday 20: 8:30 am Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run

NOTE:  For races listed as TBD, the date has not yet been set. The date listed is the best guess based on historical data.


  1. It is not necessary to qualify for the Grand Prix to compete in the Equalizer Series.
  2. For each race in the Equalizer Series:
    1. Results will be converted into age-performance percentages (see below).
    2. Each percentage will be converted into a 4-digit number.
    3. This number will be the runner’s score for the race.
  3. Top 4 scores per runner will be totaled, resulting in a final score for the series.

Age-Graded Scoring

Age-graded scoring allows runners of any age and any gender to be compared fairly against each other. If you are interested in the fine details, click here. The official age-grading calculator used by FSRC for the Equalizer Series can be found here.


Awards for the top 3 female and male winners are distributed at the FSRC Year-End Celebration Banquet.