This year's Danger Run was comprised of 21 different routes, each containing 2 parts (Start point to Haunt 1, and Haunt 1 to Haunt 2).  The route assigned to each group appears on the upper-right corner of the clue book. Each of these 2 parts are graded separately. The total variance the the sum of absolute variances from the official mileage for both parts of the assigned route. In other words, being 1 mile OVER on part 1, and 1 mile UNDER on part 2 would not equal a net variance of 0, it would still be a variance of 2.  
Official target mileages appear in the table below:
Route Target 1 Target 2
E12 30.2 32.1
E14 30.2 48.3
E21 27.4 31.7
E24 27.4 36.2
E31 30.9 36.6
E32 30.9 30.1
E34 30.9 37.3
N12 31.1 32.1
N14 31.1 48.3
N21 28.6 31.7
N24 28.6 36.2
N31 31.3 36.6
N32 31.3 30.1
N34 31.3 37.3
W12 34.2 32.1 
W14 34.2  48.3 
W21 24.9 31.7 
W24 24.9 36.2 
W31 28.6 36.6 
W32 28.6 30.1 
W34 28.6 37.3

The mileage submission period has expired. We are now in the process of verifying all entries. The 25 groups finishing with the lowest total variance will qualify for the Finals, and will be notified by phone before Thanksgiving. The Finals will be held on December 3, 2016. Good Luck!