RRP Score Glossary
To give you a quick summary of every race in our database, we’ve created the Road Race Place Score (RRP Score). The score ranges from 0 to 99 and it is designed to give you a quick visual look into how a race is regarded.
There are two pieces that make up the RRP Score:
Race Prestige- This is a rating that is given to each race in the form of stars. A race’s Race Prestige can range from zero to five stars with five being the best. Of all the variables there are a few factors that really drive the race prestige.
- Number of finishers: More finishers equate to a higher race popularity.
- Chip timing/race results: This is one of many factors that show the level of race organization and accommodation to runners.
- Other factors: USATF certification, a stand alone race website, a race expo, etc.
User Rating- Now YOU can influence the RRP Score!
By simply going to the race page and reviewing a race, your grade will help determine the score will be. With each additional rating, the weight that the User Rating on the RRP Score will increase.
We will also be judging the quality of every user rating. The breakdown of the Review Quality goes as follows:
- Very Helpful: Detailed reviews of the race that give the reader a great feel of how the race went without being there.
- Helpful: Has some detail about the race, but is missing a few key elements that don’t allow the reader to get a perfect feel of the race.
- Lacks Details: Review lacks a significant amount of information for the reader to get a feel of the race.
Note that “Very Helpful” reviews count 3 times toward the User Rating, “Helpful” reviews count 2 times toward the User Rating, and reviews that “Lack Details” counts only once toward the User Rating.
So, every rating counts! And the quality of every rating counts! For even more information on User Ratings the Review Quality! Go here.
The Race Prestige + User Rating = RRP Score as can be seen below: