The 2023 Grand Prix Series
12 races that will challenge you to be a better runner, foster camaraderie within the club, and promote participation in new and established races.
Grand Prix Rules
All ARR members are automatically enrolled in the Grand Prix Series provided they have paid dues by the first race (January 29, 2022 for this year). Members who join after the first race are not eligible for this year.
A member must participate in 2 or more races to be eligible for prizes.
Age groups will be divided the following way: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Chip times are used to determine age group placement.
Participation: 10 points are awarded for each Grand Prix race a member completes.
Performance: Additional points are earned if a member finishes in the first 5 places in their age group. 5 additional points for 1st place; 4 for 2nd; 3 for 3rd; 2 for 2nd; and 1 for 5th.
Volunteering: 10 points are awarded for up to two Grand Prix races where you volunteer to help. Report your volunteer points within 30 days of the race to [email protected]
Your age group is determined by your age on December 31 of the Grand Prix year (December 31, 2022 for this year). So if, for example, you “age up” from 34 to 35 in 2022, you will score in the 35-39 age group for the entire year.
The male and female Road Runner with the most points at the end of the series will be presented with a jacket at the next annual meeting. No ties will be allowed.
In addition, the top three male and female in each age group will receive an award.
2023 Grand Prix Race Schedule
The 2023 series will be based on a “pick and choose” model. Pick up to ten of your best races; races and volunteering opportunities will be counted in the standings. Grab your calendar and build out your perfect race series!
|January 28||Snowflake 10k||Register|
|March 4||Race for Chase 5k||Register|
|March 19||Lake Chapman 5k / 15k||Register|
|April 1||Outpace Parkinson’s 5k||Register|
|April 22||Twilight 5k|
|May 13||Marigold 10k|
|July (date TBD)||Milledge Mile|
|August 5||YMCA Coach Mike|
|September (date TBD)||Fred Birchmore Run for Fun 5k|
|October (date TBD)||AthHalf|
|November (date TBD)||Give Thanks 8k|
2022 Grand Prix Race Schedule
Run two or more of these races throughout the year to score points!
Winterville Snowflake 10K
January 29, 2022, Winterville, GA
Come out in the middle of Winter to the city of Winterville, GA, and run in the Snowflake 10K! The course is on city and country roads through the beautiful and relatively flat countryside.
Lake Chapman Trail 5K or 15K
March 20, 2022
Come run one of the best trails in Northeast Georgia. Gorgeous lakeside views, creek crossings & challenging, but 100% runnable, trails await you. With 2 fun distances, there’s something for everyone!
Outpace Parkinson’s 5K
April 30, 2022, Athens, GA
Run for the cause.
More than six million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease — a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder. In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone.
There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease. But through your support of Team Fox, you can help change this.
Marigold 10K, an Athens Road Runners Race
May 14, 2022, Winterville, GA
This flat and fast USATF-certified course and Peachtree qualifier (#GA13032WC) is one of the oldest 10K races in Georgia, second only to the Peachtree 10K. The race is held as part of the annual Winterville Marigold Festival in Pittard Park. No Dogs are allowed in race.
Milledge Mile, an Athens Road Runners Race
July 30, 2022, Athens, GA
Competitive one-mile race down Milledge Avenue ending at the Five Points intersection. How fast can you run a mile? Runners will compete in waves, depending on the predicted finish time.
Fred Birchmore Memorial 5K
September 11, 2022
Fred and Willa Deane Birchmore were always ready for their next adventure. Fred, who was 100 years old when he passed away in 2012, and Willa Deane, who was 97 when she passed away in 2015, were married for 76 years. They moved to Athens-where Fred was born after World War II and lived in a house encircled by a massive stone wall Fred built named the Great Wall of Happy Hollow. World travelers, naturalists, historians, authors, and beloved citizens of the Classic City, together had more than 80 years of membership in the Kiwanis Club of Athens.
October 23, 2022, Athens, GA
Perhaps, Athens’ most famous race. This legendary half-marathon race features live music, iconic sights around Athens, and a finish inside Sanford stadium. Visit AthHalf’s website here.
Give Thanks 8K
November 24, 2022, Athens, GA
Come chase the turkey! A fun race for the whole family before tucking into your Thanksgiving dinner. Not only that but the race raises funds for a local charity (a different one every year).
Will Chamberlin Memorial Santa Stroll 8K
December 17, 2022 8:30 AM, Bishop, GA
Last Race of our Grand Prix. This race is fast. Five individual age group WORLD RECORDS AND more than 12 state records have been set on this course.