2018 Grand Prix Series

Highlights

  • Seven races in the adult series; five in the youth series
  • All adult division races are between 2m and 10K
  • All youth division races are 1 mile or shorter
  • 2018 race schedule:
  • Drop your lowest score
  • Prizes for first through fifth
  • Full rules below. New this year:
    • Points awarded for first twenty NOTC members in each division
    • 10 point bonus for volunteering at an NOTC event
  • Jackets for our winners!

Divisions

  • Youth (all races 1 mile or shorter)
    • 9 and under
    • 10-12
    • 13-14
  • Adult (all races 2 miles or longer)
    • 17 and under
    • 18-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70 and over
    • Racewalkers

Grand Prix Rules

  • Age on December 31 of the competition year will be used.
  • All competitive racewalkers must sign in prior to the start of the race at the racewalker check-in table.
    • Racewalkers that are disqualified on course by the judges will not be eligible for division points in that event. Racewalkers may not run at any time. Clothing must not obscure the knees. Pacing devices and headphones are not permitted. Please check with the Racewalker Coordinator should you have any questions.
  • To be eligible for awards, club members must participate in at least half of the series races. Youths must participate in at least half of the races that have youth races.
  • NOTC membership must be valid on race day to earn series points and must be valid on the date of the awards ceremony to receive an award.
    • All NOTC members are automatically entered into the Grand Prix.
  • Grand Prix Series points are assigned to the top twenty NOTC members in each division as follows: 20, 19, 18, ..., 3, 2, 1.
  • For events with multiple adult division race options, each race is scored separately and equally.
  • For tie-breaking purposes, one additional point per completed event will be awarded to all club members.
    • Second tie-breaker is highest score at a single race.
    • Third tie-breaker is number of times scoring that many points.
  • Grand Prix Series participants are eligible to score an additional one-time 10 point bonus for volunteering at NOTC events.
    • All NOTC events are eligible for volunteer scoring, beginning with Jackson Day, ending with Oktoberfest, and excepting Summer Series events.
    • Please coordinate ahead of time with the volunteer coordinator.
  • Final standings are based on the sum of scores from all series races plus the volunteer bonus (if any), minus each competitor's lowest score.
    • Competitors in the abbreviated youth divisions do not drop their lowest score.
  • All NOTC members who participate in all of the 2018 Grand Prix Series races are eligible for a series completion award.

Questions? Contact grandprix@runnotc.org.