Scoring at the carnival is on the basis of placings and a runners place is their score i.e. place 23 = 23 points. The lower the place the better the score and the school with the lowest overall score wins. The scoring is also constructed such that for a school to qualify for an event they must have a minimum of three runners complete the course within the prescribed cut off time. To qualify for overall aggregate trophies schools must qualify for all events in an age group.