GRAND PRIX SERIES
We’re celebrating 20 years of the Run For Your Life Grand Prix Series in 2015. It all starts in March with the Shamrock 4 Miler and will end with the Hit the Brixx 10K/5K! Yes – Charlotte’s favorite 10K is back on the series this year!
The results for the 2015 Run For Your Life Grand Prix Series will be posted Monday, September 14 by 6:00pm. Participants will have until Tuesday, September 29 to contact us with any correction requests about the Final Grand Prix points and standings.
- Baby Jogger
- Age Group
You DO NOT have the option of selecting which award placement you receive. For example, if you are 45 years of age and finished fifth overall but your score is also good enough to place you at first place masters, please do not ask us to switch your. We will honor you for the first award you are eligible for.
The Grand Prix Series reception will be a combined awards recognition event with the 2015 Run For Your Life Distance Challenge. The reception date will be in November, and will soon be announced.
If you placed in the below categories you will receive a notification via e-mail and an invitation via postal services to the Grand Prix Series & Distance Challenge Reception.
- Top 5 Male & Female Overall
- Top 3 Men’s & Women’s Masters
- Top 3 Clydesdale (men) / Athena (women)
- Top 3 Male & Female Baby Jogger
- Top 3 in each Male & Female Age Group (19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 & Over)
Every finisher earns points regardless of their time or place. At each race, the men’s and women’s overall winner will each earn 1,000 points (no separate overall or age group scoring). Your score will be determined by dividing your time into your gender winner’s time and multiplying by 1000. For example, the male winner of the 5K runs 15:00 and you (a male) run 24:00. 15.0/24.0 = .625 x 1,000 points = 625 You would receive 625 points in this example. Grand Prix scoring for all award categories is based on gun time only! The age group awards handed out at individual GPx races will be based on chip time, but Grand Prix scoring will be based on gun time! The standings are in after the final Grand Prix series race! Click here to view the standings.
Minimum Participation You must run a minimum of 5 events to be eligible for an award. If you only run 4 of the events, you will be dropped from the GPx scoring, even if you won all 4 events and have a higher score than someone who ran 5 events. Maximum Scores Counted Your top 6 scores will be counted towards your GPx score – we will drop your single lowest score. If you run 6 races, all 6 scores will count. If you run 7, we will count your 6 highest scores. If you run all 7, we will count your 6 highest scores and you will receive 100 bonus points for participating in the All Races.
For the most accurate scores and results, please be sure that when you register for GPx events that you USE A CONSISTENT NAME. For example, if you register for one race as James Doe but then a second race as Jim Doe, the results will be scored as if there were two separate people. Please notify us of any name changes, such as taking on a married name.
There will be a 100 point bonus for any one that finishes all 7 Grand Prix Series events.
Cash prizes will be handed out at the end of the season in the following categories:
- Top 5 Male & Female
- Top 3 Men’s & Women’s Masters
- Top Clydesdale (men) / Athena (women)
- Top 3 Male & Female Age Group (see below)
Clydesdale/Athena* Clydesdale: Men who weigh at least 185 pounds. Athena: Women who weigh at least 140 pounds. *You may be asked to weigh in wearing your normal running attire at any of the events. *You must check the Clydesdale/Athena box for EVERY event you wish to compete as such. Your Clydesdale/Athena status will not automatically be carried over from race to race. You will only receive GPx points within the Clydesdale/Athena category for races you checked the Clydesdale/Athena box for. For example, if you run all GPx Series races but only checked Clydesdale/Athena for five of those races, you will only have five races scored towards that category and you will not receive the 100 bonus points for competing in All Races. Age Groups & Birthday These age groups are for Run For Your Life GPx Series scoring only. Each individual event may have different age groups for their event awards. 19 & Under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-59; 70 & Over Scoring is based on the age group that you competed in for the majority of the Series. If you changed age groups in the middle of the season (i.e. you were 34 for the first four races but then 35 for the remaining races) then you will be scored in the age group you started the season in (i.e 30-34).
March 14 Shamrock 4 Miler presented by StoneCrest at Piper Glen April 25 5K for Clean Air Run/Walk May 8 Right Moves For Youth Twilight 5K June 20 King Tiger 5K presented by Novant Health July 4 American 4 Miler presented by Famous Toastery August 29 Yiasou Greek Festival 5K September 12 Hit the Brixx 10K*/5K *Participant must run the 10K to receive GPx points. See 2015 Race Calendar for individual race details and registration.
ROADIE RUNNERS CLUB
It’s a big deal to us if you participate in all races on BOTH Run For Your Life series’ – the Grand Prix Series races AND all Distance Challenge races. So we will award you at the end of the year with a honkin medal – really, it’s HUGE! And no, you do not have to run the longest distance offered in the Distance Challenge races, you just have to finish one of the distances offered. No need to pre-register. We will track your progress throughout the year.