Service members registering for the Military Division will become part in a unique competition between the U.S. Military Services. The SS7 Commander's Cup will e awarded to the Service accumulating the most participation and performance points. While the majority of points will come through performance based competition, the race committee wanted to reward the Services for their participation in this event.
The individual Services (Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy, Army, Marines) will receive 0.1 points for each registered runner. Once registration closes, the Service with the most registered runners will be awarded 5 bonus points, the second most 4 points, third 3 points, fourth 2 points, and the last 1 point.
Performance points will be awarded to the representative services for the top 5 males and females registered in the Military Division who cross the finish line. The top male and female racers will receive 10 points for their respective Service, the second place racers will receive 7 points for their Service, the third place racers 5 points, the fourth place finishers 3 points, and the fifth place runners 1 point. 52 performance points are available during the race competition.
The top 5 military males and females will receive and award.
The SS7 Commanders Cup will be presented to the Service with the highest amount of participation and performance points. The race committee will work with local Service representatives to establish a time to present the traveling trophy. The winning Service will keep and display the trophy for 1 year and return it on August 1 of the following year.