Club Cup

About the Club Cup

This friendly competition is held annually among local running clubs.

In a series of designated races throughout the season, each club’s members will compete on an age-graded basis against the other clubs. By using age grading, anyone in a club could find themselves contributing to the club’s success in any given race. There are no gender or age distinctions. The Cup is truly open to all members. The best five results by each club’s members in a race will be compared to the other clubs and points awarded on a descending basis, with six points to the best, five to second and so on down to a single point. At the end of the year, the club with the most points wins the CNY Running Clubs Cup and bragging rights for a year.

People who are members of more than one Cup club should be aware that the first club you compete for in a year is the club you will represent for the rest of the year.  Team members must also be in good standing with the club by March 31st. For information, contact Tim Kane


The top 5 calculated percentages from each team (using either race at events with more than one distance) will count toward the total for each race. Calculated percentages are statistically lower as race distances increase, so any 5K percentages used will be multiplied by 0.98 to level the playing field. Incomplete teams (between 1 and 4 runners) will still count toward race points. Club points awarded at each event after totaling the race percentages are 6-5-4-3-2-1. The champion will be the team with the most points at the end of the season. A tie after the six races would be broken by comparing the total event percentage points calculated throughout the season.

2024 Schedule

Date Race Distance
04/07/2024 Fort to Fort 5k or 10k
05/11/2024 Towpath Trail run 5k or 10k
06/09/2024 Patriot Run 5k or 10k
07/21/2024 Sundae Run 5K or 10K
08/16/2024 Woodsmen's Run 10K
09/22/2024 Fallng Leaves 5K or 14K

2024 Participating Clubs

  • Kuyahoora Kickers (Newport)
  • Mohawk Valley Hill Striders (Utica)
  • Roman Runners (Rome)
  • Route 20 Roadies (Richfield Springs)
  • Toepath Trekkers (Boonville)
  • Utica Roadrunners (Utica)

2023 Final Standings

Club Points
Kuyahoora Kickers 18
Roman Runners 17
Utica Roadrunners 13
Toepath Trekkers 7
MV Hill Striders 5

2022 Final Standings

Club Points
Roman Runners 44
Kuyahoora Kickers 43
Utica Roadrunners 34
Rock City Runners 13
MV Hill Striders 12
Toepath Trekkers 12
Syracuse Track Club 8

2021 Final Standings

Club Points
Roman Runners 33
Utica Roadrunners 26
Kuyahoora Kickers 22
MV Hill Striders 15
Rock City Runners 14
Tow Path Trekkers 7

Past Winners

Year Club
2020 COVID -19
2019 Kuyahoora Kickers
2018 Kuyahoora Kickers
2017 Utica Roadrunners
2016 Utica Roadrunners
2015 Kuyahoora Kickers
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