Grand Prix Rules

Members Only

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

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

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!

Birth Date

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!” 

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

Competitive one mile race down Milledge Avenue ending at the 5points intersection. See the results from last year’s virtual race by clicking here.

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.

The 5K and 10K Races to Beat Cancer were added to the Grand Prix Series to replace the Free to Breath 5K, which was cancelled. Both races earned members points, as the Lake Chapman races have also been cancelled. As COVID numbers increased, both races were offered as virtual races.

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)

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.

Registration for 2021 is now open at:

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. ($5 discount for ARR members) Registration not yet open.

The Free to Breathe Walk brings people together to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research. 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