The Goal of the Run and See Tennessee Grand Prix© is to encourage runners to travel around the region and participate in quality running events while seeing different areas of the region and competing against runners that they may not see at their local running events.
The series accepts events from across the state of Tennessee and any state that borders Tennessee.
The events that comprise the grand prix will be different lengths from 1 mile to a full marathon. We will divide the state into three regions: west, middle and east. We will make an effort to have no more than one event in a particular region on the same date and time (there could be races in the morning, afternoon, or evening—just not two at the same time) within a particular region of the state
At the events that comprise the grand prix, runners will be eligible to earn points by placing in the top ten finishers of their age group. The points will be awarded in sixteen different age groups (male and female): 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 & over. These are the age groups that will be recognized by the grand prix regardless of the age groups that may be utilized at a particular race.
The first place finisher in an age group will earn ten points, the second place finisher in an age group will earn nine points, etc with the tenth place finisher in an age group earning one point. Different length events will receive a multiplier to the points earned as follows: 1 mile to 6.2 miles (10K) points earned times one, above 6.2 miles to 13.1 miles (half marathon) points earned times 2, and above 13.1 miles points earned times three. domain list In other words, a first place age group finisher in a 10K would receive ten points, a first place age group finisher in a 15K would receive twenty points, and a first place age group finisher in a marathon would receive thirty points.
The age group for a participant will be established by the age recorded at each event that they qualify by finishing in the top ten for their age group. This means that participants may accumulate points in different age groups based on their age at a particular grand prix event.
Participants will accumulate points over a twelve month time span that runs from August 1 of one year until July 31 of the following year. There is no maximum number of events that an individual may use to accumulate points for their grand prix total.
Total Race Solutions will publish the individual points total for each qualifying participant and the complete results for each event that is part of the series at www.totalracesolutions.com. A participant can view their individual race history and their grand prix standing on the Total Race Solutions website.
Commencing January 1, 2016 we will offer a new Run and See Tennessee Grand Prix program to address the distribution of awards and benefit the grand prix participants who elect to join the program.
We have formed a grand prix club that we will administer utilizing our RunnerReg online registration service. The fee for club membership will be $15 per year. Club membership will run from August 1 of one year to July 31 of the following year. Membership fees will not be prorated for a portion of a year. Club membership will include the following benefits: automated $2 discount for all participating grand prix events ($54 value), any grand prix prize won will be delivered to participant by US Postal Service by September 1 after the grand prix season ends on July 31.
For the 2014-2015 season and beyond, grand prix awards will only be distributed to participants who are members of the club during the season that they qualified for the award.
The club url is https://runnerreg.us/runseetennesseegrandprix/