The 2016 racePacket Grand Prix Series brings together a group of quality races to allow runners to compete at a variety of distances throughout the year. The series will help determine how your abilities compare with your age-group peers, in an objective head-to-head contest. Prove that you're among the best in town!
The series is scored for both an open division and in separate age groups: 29 and younger, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and older. The runners with the most points at the end of the year will receive awards at a reception to be held in January 2016. To be eligible, a runner must compete in at least five series races. For the open division, the first place runner is assigned 20 points, the second place runner is assigned 19 points, etc. For each age group, the top 10 runners in each race will receive points, with the first runner being assigned 10 points, etc. The more races in the series that you run, the more points you get. Your best 8 races count toward the competition.
The total purse $3,000. The top six men and women in the open division will receive the following cash prizes: 1st: $500.00; 2nd: $200.00; 3rd: $125.00; 4th: $100.00; 5th: $75.00; 6th: $60.00. Age group awards are three deep with awards: $50, $30, and SportScience T-shirts for 3rd place. No duplicate awards.
How to Enter
You enter the RacePacket Grand Prix Series automatically by registering to run the races listed below. No separate fee is required. Watch for each issue of the racePacket to see how your point totals compare with other runners in the area, or check the racePacket Web page on the Internet.
|Feb 7||Sweethearts 4 Ever 4 Mile Run||Fredericksburg, VA|
|Mar 19||Spring 5K||Arlington, VA|
|May 29||Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon||Alexandria, VA|
|June 18||Losing to Live 5K||Annandale, VA|
|Aug 07||Summer Strides 5K||Arlington, VA|
|Sept 11||Patriot's Run||Mt. Vernon, VA|
|Sept 17||Kensington 8K||Kensington, MD|
|Oct 02||Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon||Alexandria, VA|
|Oct 08||Wakefield 5k||The Plains, VA|
|Nov 05||Jug Bay 10K||Upper Marlboro, MD|
|Dec 10||Snowflake 5K||Kensington, MD|