New Orleans Track Club 22nd Annual Grand Prix Series 2009

A Tour of Metro New Orleans

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. 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 2010 to present awards to winners in each division and series completion award T-shirts.

How to Enter: Membership in the New Orleans Track Club automatically enters you into the Grand Prix Series. You do not have to fill out any additional forms.

Grand Prix Series Races

DateEventRace Distance(s)
*Indicates Youth Division event. Schedule subject to change. See race schedule for exact dates.
MarchElmwood Classic*Half-Mile, 5K, 10K
MarchRun on the Bayou*Half-Mile, 1.5 Miles, 5 Miles
AprilUnited Way Mississippi River Bridge Race5K
MayAl Briede Gold Cup*1 Mile, 3 Miles
JuneFather's Day Race*Half-Mile, 2 Miles
AugustNOTC "46th Anniversary" Race*1 Mile, 3 Miles
SeptemberRiver Shack Race2 Miles
OctoberMiddendorf's Manchac Race5K, 10 Miles
NovemberA Run Through History*1 Mile, 5K
DecemberOle Man RiverHalf-Marathon, 5K
January 2010Larry Fuselier State Championship25K, 10K, 2 Miles

Grand Prix Series Divisions

Youth Runner Divisions: Ages 8-under, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14. (NOTE: Youth division series races are events with distance of 1 mile or less.)

Adult Runner Divisions: Junior (17-under), Open (18-29), Sub-Masters (30-39), Masters (40-49), Grandmasters (50-59), Seniors (60-69), Legends (70-79), and Ancient (80-over).

Competitive Racewalker Divisions: Open (39-under), Masters (40-49), Grandmasters (50-59) , Seniors (60-69), and Legends (70-over).

Age Specifications: Your age at the end of the year will be the age you compete in throughout the series. Note that the Larry Fuselier Race occurs in January 2010, this race will be scored as a 2009 series race.

Grand Prix Scoring Rules

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

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

In events with two (2) adult division race distances points are awarded in each division as follows for the longer distance of the event (ie. Elmwood Classic 10K): 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).

In events with three (3) adult series race distances (Larry Fuselier Race) points will be awarded as follows: 25K - 200, 180, 160, 140, 120, 100, 80, 60, 40, and 20; 10K - 150, 135, 120, 105, 90, 75, 60, 45, 30, and 15; and 2 Miles - 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, and 10.

In the event of a tie one point will be award per event.

New for 2009, Volunteer Points. Grand Prix Series participants are eligible to score an additional one time 50 point bonus for volunteering at selected NOTC events. Please contact the NOTC volunteer coordinator at 504-468-1488 or to be a race volunteer. Some events may have volunteer limitations. Events eligible for volunteer points include: Elmwood Classic, Run on the Bayou, Run Forrest Run, Al Briede Gold Cup, Greek Festival Race, Free for All Summer Series, Back to the Beach Race, NOTC Anniversary Race, UNCF Run/Walk, Race for the Cure, A Run Through History, Turkey Day Race, Ole Man River, and Jackson Day Race.

Racewalker Division Additional Rules

All competitive racewalkers must sign in prior to the start of the race at the Racewalker check-in table. They will be issued an additional race number for course judging purposes and a special "scoring dot label" that must be attached to the scoring tag received upon completion of race. 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. Clothing must not obscure the knees. Pacing devices are not permitted. Please check with the NOTC Racewalker coordinator should you have any questions.

Racewalker judging division points: Points for judging are the average points for the first six races (not to exceed 100 points). Should there by any race cancellations, the six race average will be reduced to half of the GP series races held. Please contact the Racewalker coordinators for judging division questions.

Grand Prix Series Standings

Series standings will be posted within 2-3 weeks after each race on the club website. Look for the new Grand Prix Series "Leader Board" at each club race.

Grand Prix Series Awards

The top five runners and walkers in each division will receive awards. An awards presentation ceremony will be held in early 2010.

Series Completion Awards: NOTC members are eligible for the 2009 Grand Prix 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 email or postal mail (NOTC, PO Box 52003, NOLA 70152-2003). Please include name and shirt size with correspondence.

For more information/questions/results: E-mail:, Phone: NOTC 504-467-8626, or Postal Mail: NOTC, P. O. Box 52003, New Orleans, La. 70152-2003.