The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix

Description

This twelve-race series uses a point system to tally results for all active SAR Members. All SAR members are automatically enrolled in the GP series and earn points based on age group placing in the twelve-race series. Your top 10 point results count towards GP results. Therefore, if you compete in 12 races your top 10 best finishes (in terms of points) will be counted.

For every event listed, only the longest distance is included in the The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix series. For example, Dr. Gann's Diet of Hope Cinco De Mayo has multiple distances; 10K, 5K and FitKidz Mile. Only the 10K is a part of the GP series.

Standings

See the current, official The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix standings HERE.

For more views of GP standings and points by finisher for recent races, along with many more cool stats and records, visit SAR member Mike Wilson's web page by clicking the graphic below.

Special Prizes for Grand Prix Participation

- Complete 6 or more The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix races in a calendar year and receive a super cool Grand Prix medal from SAR!

- Complete all 12 The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix races in a calendar year and received the super cool Grand Prix medal plus another gift from SAR!

Races

Prizes

The Running Shop, partnering with Mizuno, is pleased to be the sponsor of the 2016 Grand Prix.

2017 Grand Prix Awards:

Note - All tops are by Mizuno and will have the Grand Prix logo. The prize package provided by The Running Shop and Mizuno is valued at over $6,000.

Overall Male and Female - 1st Place

  • Prize package valued at $195
  • Free entry to all SAR races for the following year

Overall Male and Female - 2nd Place

  • Prize package valued at $170

Overall Male and Female - 3rd Place

  • Prize package valued at $145

Overall Male and Female - 4th Place

  • Prize package valued at $130

Overall Male and Female - 5th Place

  • Prize package valued at $120

Masters (Ages 40+) Male and Female - 1st Place

  • Prize package valued at $170
  • Free entry to all SAR races for the following year

Masters (Ages 40+) Male and Female - 2nd Place

  • Prize package valued at $145

Masters (Ages 40+) Male and Female - 3rd Place

  • Prize package valued at $130

Age Group Awards

  • 1st Place: Prize package valued at $65
  • 2nd Place: Prize package valued at $55
  • 3rd Place: Prize package valued at $40

Contact

  • Contact the Southern Arizona Roadrunners Hotline at (520) 326-9383
  • or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  • Rules

    The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix was started in 2005 by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners to help create and foster competition among the SAR community.  It was designed to give a greater number of people recognition for their efforts through out the year.

    Minimum number of races requirement
    Beginning with the 2013 Grand Prix, members need to complete 4 Grand Prix events in order to be eligible for Grand Prix awards.

    Multi-event Races
    Some races (e.g. Old Tucson Studios and Thanksgiving Day 5k) are held with separate events for men and women. In these races, members who participate in the wrong event (i.e. a man running in the women’s race) will not receive points for that event.

    Age Groups
    Your The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix age group for the year will be determined based on your age on January 1, 2017. This does not affect the age group that you participate in for individual races. For example, If you were born on January 15, 1987, you would be 29 at the beginning of the year and compete in the 20-29 age group for The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix for the year. Once you turn 30, you compete in 30-34 (or 30-39) age group at individual races but you remain in the 20-29 age group for The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix purposes.

    Results Disputes
    Participants in The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix have one month from the date of a race to dispute the results of that race. If your name does not appear in the results, or you feel that the results are inaccurate, you should contact the race director to resolve the issue. All result disputes will be adjudicated by a Rules Committee consisting of the Club President, the Club Vice-President and The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix Committee Chair.  If a dispute involves one of these members, the SAR Board of Directors will choose a replacement member for the Rules Committee.

    Double Winners
    Participants can win awards in only one category and will receive the award with the highest value.  For example, if a participant wins in the Top 5 Overall Category and in the Age Group Category, they will be pulled from the Age Group Category and those below will be bumped up. For example, if a master’s participant wins in the Top 3 Masters Category and the Age Group Category, they will be pulled from the Age Group Category and will receive one award with the highest value.  This change was made to standardize the awards across categories and to give a greater number of people recognition for their efforts throughout the year.

    Eligibility
    Everyone that is a SAR member as of January 1, 2017 will be automatically entered in The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix.  To participate in The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix, you must be a SAR member by July 1, 2017.  If you become a SAR member by July 1, 2017, all The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix races you have participated in will be counted retroactively.  New Members who join after July 1, 2017, will not be counted in The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix results, but will be eligible for The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix in the following year.  If your membership expires after July 1, 2017, you will be pulled from the results.  On July 1, 2017, all results will be re-calculated based on the July 1, 2017 SAR membership list.  Final results will be calculated based on a cross-referenced list of those who are SAR members on both July 1, 2017 and on the date of the Thanksgiving Cross Country Classic 5K.

    Scoring
    Your 10 highest scoring races out of 12 will be scored.

    Point System
    The point system for each race will award 40 points for first place in a category (e.g. age group or overall) down to 1 point for 25th place.

    1st - 40 pts 6th - 20 pts 11th - 15 pts 16th - 10 pts 21st - 5 pts
    2nd - 34 pts 7th - 19 pts 12th - 14 pts 17th - 9 pts 22nd - 4 pts
    3rd - 29 pts 8th - 18 pts 13th - 13 pts 18th - 8 pts 23rd - 3 pts
    4th - 25 pts 9th - 17 pts 14th - 12 pts 19th - 7 pts 24th - 2 pts
    5th - 22 pts 10th - 16 pts 15th - 11 pts 20th - 6 pts 25th - 1 pt
Race Calendar

Standings:

The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking.

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