It seems to me this will be the biggest problem for 2 sets of people. One is those who live far away and can't come here to run the Ascent or Marathon that often. The other set consists of people who are slow and more likely to get turned around due to weather. In that case, they might plan to run every 2 or 3 years, but not finish and therefore not qualify. Some of these people don't normally run road races, so they have very little chance of qualifying with other races. But, I suppose we will live with whatever rules are implemented and do the best we can.