New Orleans Track Club 2007 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 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 early 2008 to present awards to winners in each division and series completion t-shirts.

Grand Prix Series Races For 2007

Date Event Race Distances
Feb 4 Elmwood Classic *Half-Mile, 5K, 10K
Mar 17 Run on the Bayou *Half-Mile, 2 Miles, 10K
Apr 14 Valero's United Way Mississippi River Bridge Race 5K
May 12 Al Briede Gold Cup *1 Mile, 3 Miles
May 25 Greek Festival Race *1 Mile, 5K
Jun 17 Father's Day Race *Half-Mile, 2 Miles
Jul 27 Rivershack Race 2 Miles
Aug 25 NOTC Anniversary Race *1 Mile, 3 Miles
Oct 14 Gumbo Festival Bridge Race 5K
Nov 4 A Run Through History *1 Mile, 5K
Nov 18 Ole Man River Half-Marathon, 5K

*Indicates Youth Division event.

Grand Prix Series Divisions

Youth Runner Divisions

Ages 8-Under, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14. Youth division series races are events with distances of 1 mile or less.

Adult Runner Divisions

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

Racewalker Divisions

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

Age Specifications

Your age at the end of the calendar year is the age you compete in throughout the GP series. You will not transfer to another division until the next year. (Note: Your age for individual races with age group awards is your age on race day.)

Grand Prix Series Points

Your membership must be valid on race day to earn Grand Prix points.

Grand Prix points are assigned to the top 10 NOTC members in each division as follows: 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10.

In events of 10K distance and over points are awarded in each division as follows: 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).

One tie-breaker point is awarded per event to each member scoring points.

Your overall total will include all but one of the designated Grand Prix series races. Your lowest score will be dropped if you have participated in all events. This provision makes allowance for personal priorities that preclude participation in one of the Grand Prix races.

Racewalker Division Additional Rules

All competitive Racewalkers must sign in prior to the race start (after official race registration for the event) at the Racewalker table. They will be issued additional race numbers for course judging purposes as well as special "Scoring Dots" that must be attached to their scoring tags.

Racewalkers that are disqualified on course by the judges will not be eligible for division points in that event. Racewalkers may not run at any time. Their clothing must not obscure the knees. Pacing devices are not permitted. Check with Racewalking coordinators if you have questions.

Points for judging (for judging info contact racewalking coordinators) are the average points for the first six races (not to exceed 100 points). Should there be GP race cancellations, the six race average will be reduced to half of the GP series races held. Please contact the racewalking coordinators should you have any questions.

Grand Prix Standings

NOTC Grand Prix standings are posted on the NOTC web site. Updates are posted approximately 2 to 3 weeks after each Grand Prix race. Contact Jerry Renz via e-mail or phone 504-436-2742 or contact NOTC via e-mail or phone 504-467-8626 with any questions or comments concerning your point total as soon as possible.

Grand Prix Series Awards

You must compete in a minimum of half of the Grand Prix events in your division (Adult Runners, Youth Runners, Racewalking) in order to be eligible for awards. The top five runners and walkers in each division will receive awards. An awards ceremony will be held in January to present awards to winners in each division.

Series Completion Awards

NOTC members are eligible for the 2007 GP Series T-shirt if they compete in all NOTC GP series races (regardless of points scored). Upon completion of the series qualifying members must notify the NOTC Grand Prix coordinator via e-mail, fax (504-469-9268) or snail mail (P.O. Box 52003, New Orleans, LA 70152-2003). Please include shirt size with correspondence.

Now get out there and run or walk!