There used to be an "Ultimate Runner" event in Michigan(this goes WAY back) that was the predecessor of the NC event. I'm not sure of the order of the events, but the 5 distances were: 100-yard dash, 440, mile, 10K and full marathon!!!! Don Kardong participated in this one year and wrote an absolutely hilarious article about it.
The Summer Track Series does have 5 races every week with heats when necessary-lots of heats sometimes-but no overall scoring. By the way, that series is a great low key event. We might be able to do the Ultimate Runner with an open and a masters division and start with a registration cutoff and see how it goes. It would require someone to step up.
Pete brought it up, but I was going to say something about the track meets. For me they are like the Ultimate Runner, because I use them as a workout and do every event (though I've been avoiding the 100/200m this year). At the end of the day I am totally spent. I don't do much speedwork any more and I notice the difference in speed after just a couple of the meets. It is the best 2 dollars I spend every week.
This year they have been very well attended by younger kids, but not many of the 30 and over runners, and especially people my age. I'm not sure why? Perhaps is the intimidation of competing on a track?
The relays especially are a blast. And the Predict Your Time Mile ends up being the most contested event.
I highly recommend them to all. Besides, they'll be great training for our new Ultimate Runner Series.