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2017 Grand Prix Series Final Standings

*Updated through PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K

Overall Division 
Age Group Division 
David Jordan Award Winners
Age Group Award Winners 

Atlanta Track Club’s Grand Prix Series Presented by Piedmont Healthcare consists of events where Atlanta Track Club members earn points in two categories: performance and participation.  The points are tracked, compiled and posted after each Grand Prix event and awards are given out at the Grand Prix Finale in December.

Participating in the Grand Prix is an excellent way for members to challenge themselves while taking advantage of events the Atlanta Track Club produces around the metro Atlanta area. The best news...7 of the 10 events in 2017 are free to Atlanta Track Club members and cost only $10 for non-members! For more detailed information and Grand Prix Series rules, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

2017 Grand Prix Series presented by Piedmont Healthcare Schedule

Jan 1 Resolution Run 4 Miler & 1 Mile* RESULTS Raw Data
Feb 11 Hearts & Soles 5K RESULTS Raw Data
Apr 15 Singleton 5K & 10K RESULTS Raw Data
May 9 All Comers Track & Field Event - 400 Meter Dash RESULTS Raw Data
May 23 All Comers Track & Field Event - Shot Put RESULTS Raw Data
Jul 15 Decatur-DeKalb 4 Miler RESULTS Raw Data
Aug 5 Tailgate 5K RESULTS Raw Data
Aug 19 Atlanta's Finest 5K* RESULTS Raw Data
Sep 23 Wingfoot XC Classic RESULTS Raw Data
Oct 22 PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K* (both distances eligible) RESULTS  
Dec 2 GP Finale & Volunteer Awards Banquet    

* = pay events

For questions regarding the Grand Prix or errors with your results, please email [email protected].


Grand Prix Series Frequently Asked Questions

How does a member participate in the Grand Prix?

No enrollment is required to participate in the Grand Prix Series presented by Piedmont Healthcare and there are no minimum event requirements. In other words, all Atlanta Track Club members who participate in at least one event are included in the standings for the Grand Prix season. 

Why are race day results/awards and Grand Prix event results different?

Every Grand Prix series event has two sets of results - race day results and Grand Prix member results. Race day results are comprised of ALL participants in the event, whether the participant is an Atlanta Track Club member or not. Race day results use the participant's age on race day to determine his/her age group division. Grand Prix results, however, encompass only current Atlanta Track Club members. A participant's age division in the Grand Prix seris is determined using December 31, 2017 as the age base date. For example, if you are currently 34 years old but will be turning 35 at the end of November, your age will appear as 35 in the standings and you will compete in the 35-39 age division for the entire Grand Prix season. Because of these two factors (member status and age base date of December 31), race day results and Grand Prix results can, and most often do, differ for the same event.

What are the Grand Prix competition categories?

There are two competition categories of the Grand Prix: performance and participation.  Awards are presented in both categories and are distributed at the Grand Prix Finale event held in December.

Performance—Overall Division & Age Group Division
In the performance category, participants earn points based on placement at each event (both overall and age group placement).  Points are accumulated throughout the season and updated via the Grand Prix standings posted approximately one week after each event.  

Overall (Open/Masters) Division
Only the top five Open male/female finishers and the top five Masters male/female finishers at the event receive points in this division. Gun times (versus chip times) are used to calculate overall place.

First Place = 100 points
Second Place = 80 points
Third Place = 60 points
Fourth Place = 40 points
Fifth Place = 20 points

Upon conclusion of the season, awards are presented to the first place male/female winners in the Open (Ages 39 and Under) and Masters (Ages 40+) divisions. Overall division winners are NOT eligible for age group division awards.

Age Group Division
In this division, points are awarded throughout the season to male/female finishers in each age group as outlined below. Chip times (versus gun times) are used to calculate age group results.

First Place = 100 points
Second Place = 80 points
Third Place = 60 points
Fourth Place = 40 points
Fifth Place = 20 points
Sixth Place and beyond = 10 points

Upon conclusion of the season, awards are presented to the top three male/female finishers in each age group category:

14 & 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 & Over

Participation
The Atlanta Track Club recognizes the hard work and dedication of all participants in the Grand Prix.  Those members who finish at least 6 of the events of the Grand Prix season receive a performance t-shirt.  Furthermore, members who complete every event in the series receive a special award and recognition—the David Jordan Award—for this impressive accomplishment.

What are the Grand Prix rules?

There are no minimum event requirements for the series.  All members who participate in at least one event are included in the standings for the Grand Prix season.

Participants must be a current member on the day of a Grand Prix Series race to have that event included in their overall standings. For example, if a participant becomes an ATC member on April 1, he/she is not eligible to retroactively receive points for any completed Grand Prix Series race(s) prior to April 1.

All members who complete at least 6 events in the series receive a performance t-shirt.

All members who complete every event in the series receive the David Jordan Award.

Overall (Open/Masters) division winners are NOT eligible for Age Group division awards.  

A Grand Prix participant’s age group is determined by the participant’s age on December 31.

What are the designated shot put weights per gender and age division as designated by USATF standards?

Gender Age Weight
F  <8  2 kg / 4.4 lbs
F 9-14 2.7 kg / 6 lbs
F 15-49 4 kg / 8.8 lbs
F 50-74 3 kg / 6.6 lbs
F 75+ 2 kg / 4.4 lbs

 

Gender Age Weight
M  <8  2 kg / 4.4 lbs
M 9-12 2.7 kg / 6 lbs
M 13-14 4 kg / 8.8 lbs
M 15-18 5.4 kg / 12 lbs
M 19-49 7.3 kg / 16 lbs
M 50-59 6 kg / 13.2 lbs
M 60-69 5 kg / 11 lbs
M 70-79 4 kg / 8.8 lbs
M 80+ 3 kg / 6.6 lbs

Who is David Jordan and what is the David Jordan Award?

For ten years, from 1999 through 2008, David Jordan ran every single race in the Atlanta Track Club Grand Prix Series--a feat made even more remarkable by the fact that David is a survivor of childhood polio. He is the embodiment of dedication and determination and proof that "the race is not always to the swift". 

The David Jordan Award is presented to all Grand Prix participants who successfully complete every race in the annual series schedule (a total of 10 events in 2016, 11 events in 2017). Members who achieve this impressive accomplishment will have the option to receive a personalized glass award OR a complimentary entry into the Atlanta's Finest 5K the following year.

 

For questions regarding the Grand Prix, please email [email protected]

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