New Orleans Track Club 2006 Grand Prix Series

Series Information

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 race. To be eligible for series awards you must participate in at least half of the series races. An awards ceremony will be held in January 2007 to present awards to winners in each division and series completion T-shirts.

Grand Prix Series Races For 2006

Date Event Race Distances
February Elmwood Classic *Half-Mile, 5K, 10K
March Run on the Bayou *Half-Mile, 2 Miles, 10K
April Valero's United Way Mississippi River Bridge Race 5K
May Greek Festival Race *1 Mile, 5K
June Father's Day Race *Half-Mile, 2 Miles
July Rivershack Race 2 Miles
August NOTC Anniversary Race *1 Mile, 3 Miles
September Freedom Run for Each One Save One *Half-Mile, 5K
October Gumbo Festival Bridge Race 5K
November A Run Through History *1 Mile, 5K
November Ole Man River Half-Marathon, 5K

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

Grand Prix Series Divisions and Points

Youth Runner Divisions

Divisions: 8-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 Runner Divisions

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

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

Racewalker Divisions

Divisions: Open (39-Under); Masters (40-49); Grandmasters (50-59); Seniors (60-69); Legends (70-Over).

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

Long Distance Race Bonus Points

In events of 10K distance and over points are awarded in the following amounts: 150, 135, 120, 105, 90, 75, 60, 45, 30, 15. Points are not combined. Should a participant run more than one distance on the day of race he or she will be credited with the race scoring the most points (not a combination).

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 currently age 39 turns 40 in September. He or she will be scored in the Masters Division (40-49) for the entire series.

Racewalker Division Additional Rules

All competitive Racewalkers must sign in prior to the race start (after official race registration for the event) at the Race Walker table. They will be issued special "Scoring Dots" that must be attached to the front of their race numbers and additional race numbers for on course judging purposes. Racewalkers that are disqualified on course by the judges will not be eligible for division points in that event. Points for Judging (for judging information, contact the Racewalker coordinators) are the average points for the first six races (not to exceed 100 points). Should there be GP race cancellations (remember Katrina!) the six race average will be reduced to half of the GP series held. Please contact the Racewalker coordinators should you have any questions.

Grand Prix Series Awards

Overall series awards will be presented to the top five (5) overall finishers in each division, subject to the minimum quantity of races participated in. To be eligible for series awards you must compete in at least half of the Grand Prix series races held during the year. The awards presentations are scheduled for late January 2007.

Series Completion Awards

NOTC members are eligible for the 2006 GP Series T-shirt if they compete in all series races (regardless of points scored). Upon completion of the series qualifying members must notify the NOTC Grand Prix coordinators via mail, fax or e-mail. Please include shirt size with correspondence.

Now get out there and run or walk!