The New York Road Runners (NYRR) tracks results in a series of races every year known as the Club Points Races. The full process is explained here. Basically, the times of the top five runners on each team are added together (with one exception). The fastest team time wins and so forth. The masters and older age groups (40 and over) take only the top three times on each team. For the Team Championship race, the top 10 times for the open division and the top 5 times in the masters and older divisions are tabulated. The two lowest scores of the year are dropped, with points being awarded as follows: 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Every team tenth place and lower gets 1 point for fielding a team.
DWRT competes in the open A division for both men and women, which is the most competitive division in New York City. Standings can be seen here. The top five teams in the open divisions are awarded a trophy at the NYRR Club Night in the following year with the top three teams in the masters and older divisions being recognized.
The points race schedule is determined by majority vote at a NYRR Club Council meeting before the year begins. DWRT training plans are focused on these races.
The 2019 points race schedule is as follows:
- Washington Heights 5k
- UAE 10K
- Brooklyn half
- Queens 10k
- Team champs
- Bronx 10m
- Staten Island half
- NYC Marathon
- Ted Corbitt
Several other key races have already been identified as goals for the team:
- Boston Marathon
- New Jersey Marathon
- USATF Club Cross Country Nationals