Hi Guys!

Here’s a procedural question that comes up from time to time… please bear with me… I know I don’t quite have the verbal skill to express this simple concept succinctly: What’s the preferred approach to get these guys their certified course?

Facts:

1) A new race wants to run a 3.5 mile race as 2 laps over a loop known to be almost, but not quite, 1.75 miles in length.

2) We used to have a very popular certified course for this 1-lap loop. (It was NY88001BT. The published distance was 1.748 miles.)

3) We recently measured on this loop for a certified 2-mile (NY12151JG). I do have good multiple measure data for the one-lap split from that measure. Our shortest measure of the single lap was 1.74776 miles. (Yeah, I’m trying to minimize the impending work…)

We’d really like to get the single loop certified again. But we’d also like to get this race a certified course for their new 3.5 mile run. It would be cool if we could combine the effort somehow.

Question: Can we trust a race to competently add the requisite distance to a loop (in this example, add 23.574 feet / 2-loops), or would it be better (or necessary) to have the single loop and the 3.5 mile course(s) separately certified?

Question 2: If we separately certify the 3.5 course, would it be permissible to express it as 2 x loop plus the needed additional footage, so that a race may be started at any point on the loop and be considered certified? This differs from the 2-Mile course example above (NY12151JG) where we felt compelled by both the length of the separation and the topography to specify an explicit start and finish.

Anyone make it this far? Thanks for any opinions or directives!

JJ
Original Post
Jeff,

You could use the 2012 course and add 21.1411'

3.5 - (2 x 1.748) = .004 miles or .004 x 5280 = 21.12' x 1.001 = 21.1411'

However, the course number would start as NY12xxxJG - this would give your course a 9 year life!

As for having multiple S/F, this can't be done as the drop would be different.