Wikipedia:WikiProject Running

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WikiProject Running
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Category Running
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Project banner template {{WikiProject Running}}, {{running project}}
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A project was formed in 2006 to better organize information in articles related to running. It includes: track and field, trail running, road racing, marathoning, and ultramarathoning. This page and its subpages contain suggestions for enhancing such articles; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts on these topics. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there. For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProjects and Wikipedia:WikiProject best practices.

Scope[edit]

This WikiProject aims primarily to create, improve and organize articles relating to running. This includes but is not limited to the history of running as a competitive sport, as recreation, and as a basic means of bipedal locomotion. It includes: track and field, trail running, road racing, marathoning, and ultramarathoning.

Hierarchy definition[edit]

To do list[edit]

  1. tag all running related articles with {{WikiProject Running}}
  2. adding assessment and importance parameters when missing
  3. find references for articles listed on Wikipedia:WikiProject Running/Unreferenced BLPs
  4. adopt an article and promote it to GA

In the mean time, you can find a list of running articles requiring attention here.

Notices[edit]

Featured list[edit]

As of August, 2007, the List of winners of the Boston Marathon has earned featured list status, meaning it has been identified as one of the best lists produced by the Wikipedia community.

In June 2009, the List of winners of the London Marathon earned featured list status.

Tagging[edit]

As of March 2010, we have over 500 articles currently tagged as being within the scope of this project. As of August 2010, we have now identified 9,524 articles as relating to this project. In September 2010, we identified an additional 680 articles that need to be assessed in terms of qualitfy and importance.

Assessment criteria[edit]

Assessment of running-related articles:

  • Importance
    • Top = Core article or primary definition; central running topic/person or necessary for basic coverage of the topic (for example: sprint, long distance running)
    • High = Core daughter article or significant related topic/person, hard to write the article comprehensively and NPOV without this article, enjoys widespread notability and consensus (e.g., Barefoot running, Dipsea Race)
    • Mid = Daughter article or broad/basic definition, important for comprehensive coverage of the top issues, but not an integral definition (e.g., Jon Anderson (runner), Track Town, USA) For example, bio of runners that competed in the Olympics. Articles covering IAAF World Championship series are of at least mid importance.
    • Low = Non-core, the topic could be covered without this article (e.g., Walt Stack, Midnight Sun Run) Bio of runners who never competed in the Olympics.
  • Quality
    • Has attained FA
    • A-class or could attain with a bit of work
    • GA-class or could attain GA with a bit of work
    • B-equivalent, mostly cited and accurate, but has some issues, could be citations, OR, POV, or incomprehensive. Not too much work needed to bring to decent standard, but may still be a stub or start.
    • Some cleanup/work needed, below B-class, has some issues like lack of citations, OR, POV, incomprehensive. Sustained attention needed to bring to standard.
    • More work needed, multiple issues such as uncited, essay, POV, dubious accuracy or questionable notability. Lots of attention needed.

We have now shifted to a system where editors designate the importance and quality of each article using parameters on the {{Running project}} template on each article's talk page.

Assessment table[edit]

Photo taken during 2006 race. Grant Swamp Pass, 12,900 ft (3,900 m)
The finish line of the 2008 Gobi March.

All articles within the scope of WikiProject Running have been classified by quality and importance, as summarized in the table below. Users can access a list of articles with a particular combination of quality and assessment ratings by clicking on the appropriate square in this table.

Running
articles
Importance
Top High Mid Low
Quality
FA A B C D
almost
ready for A
E F G H
almost
ready for GA
I J K L
B-equiv. M N O P
Some

cleanup
needed

Q R S T
More work

needed:
Uncited,
essay,
notability,
or POV

U V W X
non-biographical
biographies

Participants[edit]

Runners participating in the 2004 US Marine Corps Marathon.

You may add yourself to the list here and/or add {{User WikiProject Running}} to your profile page.

Article Alerts[edit]

Notice there is a proposed new notability standard for runners which can be found here. A vote is currently being conducted on the talk page to adopt this as an official guideline to replace WP:ATHLETE.

Good article nominees

You can click here to see a list of project pages with the most page views.

Infoboxes[edit]

Templates[edit]

What to type What it makes What it's for
{{running-stub}}
Talk
The official stub for running-related articles.
{{running project}}
Talk
WikiProject Running (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Running, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of running on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 
The project notice, designed to be placed in the talk page of any article that has been edited as part of this Wikiproject.
{{User Running}}
Talk
  This user just LOVES to run!
Just a userbox to tell others what you love to do!
{{User WikiProject Running}}
Talk
Betty Cuthbert.jpg This user is a member of the
WikiProject Running.
Just a userbox to tell others what you love to do on wikipedia!
{{Running To-do}}
Talk
  1. tag all running related articles with {{WikiProject Running}}
  2. adding assessment and importance parameters when missing
  3. find references for articles listed on Wikipedia:WikiProject Running/Unreferenced BLPs
  4. adopt an article and promote it to GA
A centralized to do list for the project

Related projects and pages[edit]

The parents of this WikiProject are WikiProject Sports and WikiProject Transport.

Similar WikiProjects include:

Related WikiProjects include

External links[edit]