How does the age group slot allocation work?
Prior to race day, at least one slot shall be tentatively allocated to each Age Group category (both male and female). Please see the official Age Group category breakdown listed below.
Final slot allocation will be determined on race day based on the number of official starters. If there are no starters in a particular Age Group, then that slot will be moved to the next calculated Age Group within the gender.
Final slot allocation shall be representative of the actual number of Age Group starters in each category in the race. For example, if 8% of the Age Group starters are Female 40-44, then 8% of the slots are allocated to the Female 40-44 category.
15-19, Men 1 Women 1 Total 2
20-24, Men 1 Women 1 Total 2
25-29, Men 3 Women 2 Total 5
30-34, Men 4 Women 3 Total 7
35-39, Men 4 Women 3 Total 7
40-44, Men 3 Women 2 Total 5
45-49, Men 2 Women 2 Total 4
50-54, Men 1 Women 1 Total 2
55-59, Men 1 Women 1 Total 2
60+, Men N/A Women 1 Total 1
60-64, Men 1 Women N/A Total 1
65-69, Men 1 Women N/A Total 1
70+, Men 1 Women N/A Total 1
Totals, Men 23 Women 17
Total Qualifying Slots 40
What is roll-down and how does it work?
At the conclusion of onsite registration for the automatic qualifiers, any unclaimed slots within an Age Group will be rolled down to the next eligible finisher within that Age Group.
If an athlete chooses not to take the slot, does not attend the roll down ceremony or has already qualified, the next eligible finisher in that Age Group may claim the qualifying slot.
Following roll down, any unclaimed slots within an Age Group will be reallocated to another Age Group within the gender based on the athletes-to-slots ratio.
The Age Group within the gender with the largest athletes-to-slots ratio will receive the first reallocated slot, followed by the next largest ratio receiving the second re-allocated slot (if applicable), and so on.