New Orleans Track Club 2004 Grand Prix Series

The New Orleans Track Club Grand Prix Series is to recognize those club members who have consistently participated in Club events and have performed well within their age division throughout the year. All members of the NOTC are eligible for the series and receive points per their division for each Grand Prix series event. An awards ceremony will be held soon after the completion of the 2004 series to present awards to winners in all divisions. To be eligible for awards, members must participate in at least six of the Grand Prix Series Race in the Adult and Racewalker Divisions or four races in the Youth Divisions. So let's keep running and walking!

Grand Prix Series Races For 2004

DateEventRace Distances
FebruaryElmwood Classic*Half-Mile, 5K, 10K
MarchRun on the Bayou*Half-Mile, 2 Miles, 10K
AprilValero St. Charles United Way Mississippi River Bridge Race5K
MayGospel and Blues Race5K
JuneFather's Day Race*Half-Mile, 2 Miles
JulyLaSalle Park Dash*Half-Mile, 2 Miles
AugustNOTC Anniversary Race*1 Mile, 3 Miles
SeptemberFreedom Run for Each One Save One*Half-Mile, 5K
OctoberGumbo Festival Bridge Race5K
NovemberA Run Through History*1 Mile, 5K
NovemberOle Man RiverHalf-Marathon, 5K

*Indicates Youth Division event. Schedule subject to change. See race schedule for exact dates.

Divisions and Points

Youth Divisions

Divisions: 8 and Under, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14.

Points: 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50. Youth Division includes races of distances 1 Mile or less.

Adult Divisions

Divisions: Junior, 16 and Under; Open, 17-39; Masters, 40-49; Grandmasters, 50-59; Seniors, 60-69; Legends, 70 and Over.

Points: 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10.

Racewalker Divisions

Divisions: Open, 39 and under; Masters, 40-49; Grandmasters, 50-59; Seniors, 60-69; Legends, 70 and Over.

Points: 100, 90, 80, 70, 60.

Long Distance Race Bonus Points

In events of 10K distance and over, bonus points are awarded in the amounts: 150, 135, 120, 105, 90, 75, 60, 45, 30, 15. Points are not combined. Should a participant run more than one event on the day of race, they will be credited with the most amount of points obtained from one event only.

Tie Breaker Points

1 point is awarded per event to members scoring points.

Age Specifications

Your age at the end of the Grand Prix Series is the age you compete in throughout the series. Example: A participant age 39 turns 40 in October: they compete in the Masters Division (40-49) throughout the entire series.

Race Walker Rules

All competitive Race Walkers must sign in prior to the race start at the Race Walker sign-in table. They will be issued a scoring dot and a scoring race number in order to be visible to the judges on the course. Disqualified race walkers are not awarded points. Race Walkers can receive points for judging in a maximum of 2 races. Points for judging is the average points of the first six races. Please contact the NOTC Race Walker coordinator for further information.

Series Completion Awards

NOTC Members are eligible for the 2004 NOTC Grand Prix Series completion T-shirt if they compete in all series races (regardless if they score points). Upon completion of the series, qualifying members must notify the NOTC Grand Prix Coordinators via mail, fax, or e-mail that they are eligible and their T-shirt size.