Grand prix rules


All the details

  1. For 2020, there are 12 races.  To win any prize, you must run at least seven (7) races that are part of the series.
    [Modified due to COVID :  To receive recognition for completing the Grand Prix complete 6 live or virtual events. To compete for a Grand Prix Points Award complete at least 4 live events.]
  2. All award winners must be an active member of FARC on 1 Aug 2020 and on 15 Dec. 2020.
  3. The following cash titles will be awarded:
    • The top 5 overall males and females will receive overall titles
    • Masters are runners 40 years or older.
      • The total number of male master titles awarded will be 5 plus the number of male master runners receiving an overall title
      • The total number of female master titles awarded will be 5 plus the number of female master runners receiving an overall title.
    • Grand Masters are runners 50 years or older
      • The total number of male grand master titles awarded will be 1 plus the number of male grand master runners receiving a master title
      • The total number of female grand master titles awarded will be 1 plus the number of female grand master runners receiving a master title
    • A runner can win multiple titles. A runner winning multiple titles will receive only one prize award, that of the highest value.
    • Prize awards for overall male and female titles are at least, $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50.
    • Prize awards for master male and female titles are at least $400, $300, $200, $100 and $50.
      • If there are more than 5 master titles for a gender awarded, those title winners will receive at least $50.
    • Prize awards for grand master male and female titles are at least $100.
      • If there is more than 1 grand master title for a gender awarded, those title winners will receive at least $50.
    • Note: Runners who earn a cash prize but are eligible to compete in high school will be awarded a prize that is worth at least the amount earned, but that will not jeopardize their eligibility.
  4. Runners winning cash title awards will be removed from age group awards.
  5. The top three males and females in each age group will receive an award.
  6. All runners finishing seven of the Grand Prix races will receive a unique award recognizing their accomplishment.
  7. The Coldwell Banker Elite Grand Prix Awards Banquet will be held in January 2021. [Canceled due to COVID]

 

AGE GROUPS:

Age groups for male and female runners are 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+. Your age on August 1, 2020 will be used to determine which age group you are in.  So, if you turn 40 on or before August 1, 2020 you will be scored in the 40-44 category for the Grand Prix series.

HOW POINTS ARE SCORED:

Males run only against males and females run only against females when scoring Grand Prix points. Consider each sex as a separate race. In each race, the first-place finisher will receive 1000 points; each subsequent finisher will receive 2 fewer points than the finisher before them. The first 10 finishers will be: first-1000, second-998, third-996, fourth-994, fifth-992, sixth-990, seventh-988, eighth-986, ninth-984 and tenth-982. Grand Champions are determined by adding a runner’s best seven scores to get their total championship points. Total championship points are used for overall.

CLYDESDALE & ATHENA:

You must register for Clydesdale or Athena divisions by August 1, 2020 to qualify for awards. A Clydesdale is any aged male weighing over 210 pounds. An Athena is any aged female weighing over 160 pounds. Register at grandprix@runfarc.com.

Grand Prix Award Volunteer Opportunities and the FARCMAN EXTRA MILE AWARD:

      Grand Prix and FARCMAN awards are not just about racing, but also about volunteering in
      the running community. There are three different ways to win the FARCMAN Extra Mile   
      award.
  1. Complete all 12 Grand Prix races in the Coldwell Banker Elite Grand Prix Series and volunteer for at least two FARC sponsored activities.
  2. Complete 11 races in the Grand Prix & volunteer for at least 3 FARC sponsored activities.
  3. Runners may also qualify by volunteering for events in which they participate; i.e. work at packet pick-up and run in the race. Please report your volunteer activities by e-mail to the FARC Grand Prix Director at grandprix@runfarc.com within 30 days of your volunteer event.
      

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT ANY RULES/VOLUNTEER EVENTS: