WRRC Grand Prix

Epic Racing Series Open To All Club Members

This will be the 15th year for this WRRC racing series, open to all club members.

In order to qualify, a member must do four or more of a series of twelve races listed below. Family membership qualifies all family members individually.

Our Grand Prix series offers a variety of terrains, trails and distances. This year, the events include (4) 5K’s, (2) 4-Mile Runs, (2) 10K’s, (2) 15K’s and (2) Half-Marathon’s and (1) Full Marathon. The scoring system is designed to give a bit of motivation to all participants. Participation is valued as well as speed. This year you have the option of running the Quintiles Full Marathon or the Half Marathon and or Battleship Half Marathon. If you run in both Quintiles and Battleship we will only use your best score of the two for scoring purposes

All twelve events will be scored and added. By running all or most events, a runner will add points and may move up in final placement. In other words, if you run more events you may out-score a faster runner who didn't participate in as many events.

The rules are as follows:

·       You must remain a club member in good standing to continue to be scored in Grand Prix.

·       A runner must finish a minimum of four (4) events for Grand Prix consideration.

·       Entrant's age is determined by the date of the first Grand Prix event entrant runs.

·       You must run in the Grand Prix event to be scored, based on printed race results.

·       Awards will be given to the top two over-all male and female in 15 various age groups.

·       Age groups consist of 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75 & over.

Points will be awarded for each of the twelve races as follows: Everyone gets 5 points for finishing. There will be points given for Age Group place finishers among WRRC members as follows: first (10 points); second (8 points); third (6 points); fourth (4 points); and fifth (2 points.) We have added 2 - 5 point bonus events - Participate in the American Cancer Relay for Life (April) and Participate in our Club’s Battle on the Border with the Myrtle Beach Running Club (July).

Please note that some events have races of more than one distance, only one of the races will be eligible for Grand Prix points, so make plans to do the correct event.

The Grand Prix eligible races for 2017.  Dates are tentative and will be updated as they are announced.  

January 22 Beethoven 15K Brunswick Forest 15K
March 4 Cardinal Strut
March 25 Wrightsville Beach Full/Half Marathon Full or Half 
April Blue Ribbon5K
April 22 Oak Island Lighthouse 10K
April 28-29 American Cancer Society Relay for Life 
June  Bridge to Bridge 4 mile
July  Tri-Span  10K
July 22 Battle on the Border 5 mile RunClub competition 
September Octoberfest 15K
October Run for the Ta-Ta's 5K
November 5  Battleship NC Half-Marathon Half Marathon
November        WRRC Seaside Shuffle at Wrightsville Beach 5K beach
November      WRRC Carolina Beach State Park Turkey Trot          4 Mile trails           

The standings will be updated on the WRRC website and/or in news updates or newsletters as the year progresses; and awards will be presented at the annual WRRC Christmas party in December.

Contact David Flory – grandprix@wilmingtonroadrunners.org or dflory@ec.rr.com - with any questions, scoring corrections or omissions. 

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