After the successful Towerrunning season 2011 also in 2012 about 170 stair climbing events await the athletes and almost all of these races could be evaluated for the World Cup ranking. To take into consideration the different quality and internationality of the participants fields a weighting factor between 0.4 and 3.0 is assigned for each of the World Cup races, which decides how many points are awarded for each placement. Before the season due to several criteria such as the participants fields in the past two years, the importance of the event for the media, organizational quality (including timing and result lists), membership in other international stair climbing series, prize money as well as the cooperation with Towerrunning Office Vienna a selection of 18 Masters Races was made. To these events a weighting factor of 1.5 or higher will be assigned and all scores achieved there will be multiplied with the respective factor. For the majority of all other races („Trial Races”) not belonging to this exclusive selection a weighting factor of 0.4, 0.7 or 1.0 will be assigned.
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