Grand Prix Rules & Scoring

NERC Grand Prix 2021

The Grand Prix Race Series is a friendly competition among NERC members. It also promotes participation in local area races that have paid the club a fee to be included.

Series Rules

Any active NERC Member who participates in a Grand Prix Race is eligible and will be scored.  

  1. There are eight races in 2021. Members’ best five race finishes will determine their final score.  Members may run fewer races and still accumulate enough points to place; however, runners must run at least four races to be eligible for a season award.  For the 19 and Under and 70 and Over Age Groups, the minimum number of races runners must run will be three races.
     
  2. Runners’ age as of July 1st will determine their age group for the year.   Age group breakdowns for males and females are as follows:
    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 and Over
     
  3. To be scored, runners must be active (paid) members the day before a race.
     
  4. Results will be posted on social media and the NERC website as promptly as possible. Questions? Please email: nercclub.20@gmail.com


Series Scoring

  1. Overall: For each race, the top five overall males and females (of any age) will receive the following in addition to their age group points:

100 pts for 1st

90  pts for 2nd

80  pts for 3rd

70  pts for 4th

60  pts for 5th  

  1. Age Groups:  The first ten male and female members in each age group will be scored as follows:

100 pts for 1st

90  pts for 2nd

Continuing down to 10 pts for 10th

All remaining finishers in each age group will be awarded 5 points.

  1. Participation Score:  These are based on race distance:

3  pts for 5k

4  pts for 5m – 10k

6  pts for 9m – 10m

7  pts for Half Marathon

8  pts for Mini-Ultra

11 pts for Marathon

NERC Races (two in 2021) earn 50 bonus participation points, and all participation points add into the final score.     

Series Awards

The top three overall males and females, top three Masters males and females, and up to three deep for each age division will receive “awards.” In the event of a tie, a head-to-head head competition will determine who is awarded higher.  We do not use general club funds/fees for this competition.   

 

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