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Scoring formats

for MapRun

Last edited: Sat 16 Feb 2019

There are a few different formats that we use. The most complicated one to understand is the Blocks format, but those who have ran in our after dark events will already be familiar with the concept.

MethodPoints value of controlsTime penalty / minWhen usedMaprun


StandardVaries *30Spring 19 seriesQ
Blocks ("Long course") - see belowVaries *30Spring 19 seriesB
Simple2010Summer 18 seriesV

* the first digit of the control number determines its value,

e.g. 29 = 20 points, 56= 50 points

Blocks (long) course

This is the same as the scoring system we've used for after dark events in the past, where controls are split into two groups (red and blue).

The switch between groups happens automatically in MapRun. It tries to work out which colour you want to start with and when you want to switch! So please make sure you read and understand the rules below.

  1. This is a time-limited scatter event with two sets of controls (ie of different “parity” - odd numbered and even numbered) on the same map.
  2. Runners select to run either evens or odds first and then the other.
  3. The runner’s first block is determined by whether two odds or two evens are punched before two of the other (or stated another way, of the first three non-duplicated controls visited, two are even or two are odd).
  4. The flip to the second block is signaled by visiting two controls in the second block in succession. (ie two odds after an initial block of evens or vice versa)
  5. Runners don’t need to visit all evens or all odds and could just visit one block of controls.
  6. Controls of the wrong parity in a block (ie odds visited in an even block and vice versa) do not count towards the points score but can be visited in the correct block for points. These controls are listed as “Extras” in the results table.

- Re-produced from MapRun website

This is MapRun event format 'B'