All ARR members are automatically entered into the ARR Grand Prix and have the opportunity to score points for placing in their age group among other members at 10 selected local Athens races, which are listed below. Check this page throughout the year to track your points, and at the end of the year, we will be giving out awards to overall male and female, and top three in each age group!

Grand Prix rules:

*Only dues-paying ARR members are eligible to score points. Members who join mid-year may earn points for races run after the date their membership began; points from races earlier in the year will not be awarded retroactively.

*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+

*Top 7 in each age group among ARR members earn points as outlined below. If, for example, you placed 10th in your age group, but once non-members are taken out of account, you are 6th, you will earn points!

*Your age group is determined by your age on December 31 of the Grand Prix year (December 31, 2021 for this year). So if, for example, you “age up” from 34 to 35 in 2019, you will score in the 35-39 age group for the entire year.

2021 Grand Prix Race Schedule:

Run any or all of these races throughout the year to score points!

(Virtual) Complete race by February 15, 2021. The 36th Annual Spartan 5K will be held virtually this year, with the very special theme, “Spartans Roll With It!” Register Here

This year the Annual Marigold race will be held as an 8k on the Santa Stroll Course in Bishop, GA. Register Here

Free 5k for ARR members on the newest section of the North Oconee Greenway. Registration for 2021 not yet open.

Twilight 5k is held in the morning. Top M&F placers are given opportunity to compete again in afternoon one mile race on the criterium course in front of a large crowd. There are cash prizes for the winners of the mile and of course, Grand Prix points for all members running the 5k. Registration for 2021 is currently on hold.

Competitive one mile race down Milledge Avenue ending at the 5points intersection. (Discount for ARR members) See the results from last year’s virtual race by clicking here. Registration not yet open

Sandy Creek Park offers gorgeous lakeside views, creek crossings & challenging but 100% runnable, trails await you in both this 5K and 15K. Registration not yet open

Hosted by the Oglethorpe County Chamber of Commerce and held at the old Crawford Depot in downtown Crawford, GA. (2 chances to earn ARR Grand Prix points) Registration not yet open.

Perhaps, Athens’ most famous race. This legendary half marathon race features live music, iconic sights around Athens and a finish inside Sanford stadium. Visit Ath Half’s website here. Registration for 2021 not yet open.

The Free to Breathe Walk brings people together to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research. Registration not yet open.

Last Race of our Grand Prix . This race is fast. 5 individual age group WORLD RECORDS AND over 12 state records set on this course. ($5 discount for ARR members) Registration not yet open.

The 2020 Athens Road Runners Grand Prix has come to an end and we are happy to announce the winners below! Thank you to everyone who continued to show up and compete in this very abnormal Grand Prix year. Many races were canceled or turned virtual, and those who still made it out and competed deserve high praise! Awards will be given out at the February 21st annual meeting top three age group winners and overall winners

Overall Male and Female Winners

NameAge GroupNumber of Race RunPoint Total
Nina Santus35-39 F984
Randall Pearson55-59 M880

Age Group Winners

Age Group WonNameNumber of Races RunPoint total
0-14 FAlex Call330
0-14 MBlane Dodson220
15-19 FKaylee Potts110
15-19 MCaleb Pinnow654
20-24 FRachel Doxey330
20-24 MAndrew Pavlik110
25-39 FAshton Peeples424
25-29 M (tie)Jonathan Cabrera110
25-29 M (tie)Wesley Elford110
25-29 M (tie)Zach Russell110
25-29 M (tie)Austin Ulich110
30-34 FKelly Benson548
30-34 MBennett Gladden330
35-39 FNina Santus *984
35-39 MCasey Mull660
40-44 FShelly Pinnow656
40-44 MAaron Pinnow760
45-49 FJulee Schoenfeld218
45-49 MMichael Law754
50-54 FMonica Huff770
50-54 MGreg Waddell660
55-59 FHeather Jarboe438
55-59 MRandall Pearson *880
60-64 FSybilla Beckman Kazez436
60-64 MMike Barr544
65-69 FKathleen Cason546
65-69 MSteve Follin660
70+ FSue Chastain548
70+ MDennis Revell546