2007 Asheville Track Club Michelob Ultra Grand Prix
Grand Prix will conclude with the annual Turkey Trot 5K
on Thanksgiving Day. Separate prizes
will be awarded to males and females and the prize
1. Overall (all
3-deep $500, $300, $100 and plaques
2. Masters (over
40) and Grand Masters (age 50 and up): 2-deep $100, $50
3. Age groups (age <20,
20-24, .....,65-69, >70): 2-deep and the
3-best 3rds $50, $30, $20
4. Finisher Awards
for completing a minimum of 8 races - prizes to be
Standings (MS Word Format)
Grand Prix Race Schedule
Valentine Sweetheart 5K - Black Mountain
Frostbite 5K - Fletcher
DuPont State Forest 12K
Shamrock Run 10K - Asheville
Lake-to-Lake 4 Mile - Black Mountain
10k Trail Race - Swannanoa
Sunset Stampede 10 mile - Asheville
Biltmore Estate Kiwanis 15K
Night of the Ninja 5K
Human Race 5k - Waynesville
Firecracker 5K, Weaverville
Bele Chere 5K, Asheville*
Sourwood Festival 5K - Black Mountain
Maggie Valley Moonlight 8K
Springmaid Splash 10K Trail Run
Hot August Night 5K
Apple Festival 8K - Hendersonville\
Asheville Half Marathon
Wolfe 8K, Asheville*
Smoky Streak 10K - Sylva
Bethel Half Marathon
Mineral City 5K - Spruce Pine
Burnsville Town Square Scamper 5K
Jus’ Running Turkey
Trot 5K, Asheville*
Note: These dates are tentative
and races are subject to change
- Bonus point races
Asheville Track Club Michelob Ultra Grand Prix Rules
You must be an ATC member to participate in the Grand
must also do a one-time registration to compete in
the Grand Prix series.
There is no charge for registration for ATC
members and they may enter by providing their name,
birth date, and age to Rick Taylor by e-mailing him
Non-ATC members may register by filling out
a flyer that will be available at all Grand Prix races
until July 1, 2007.
However, they must also join the ATC.
Membership forms are available at the ATC web
Any person joining the ATC after July 1, 2007
is not eligible for the 2007 Grand Prix series.
Points will be awarded only for your position in the race designated on the
Grand Prix schedule.
For example, if the Sunset Stampede 10 Mile is on the schedule, no points will be awarded in the Sunset Stampede 4
There will be at least 20 races on the Grand Prix. The schedule is subject to
change. Please note that several race dates are currently tentative.
Adults must compete in at least 8 races to qualify for the points competition. Only
your 8 best finishes will be scored.
Runners who compete in more than 8 races will receive a one point bonus for
each additional race.
A one point bonus will also be awarded for
participation in designated races.
These consist of the Bele Chere 5K, Thomas
Wolfe 5K and the Jus' Running Turkey Trot 5K.
The Grand Prix will be scored as follows:
Overall: The top finisher in each
race who is a member of the ATC and a Grand Prix participant will receive 100
points, the next person 99 points, and so on.
For those races where more than 100 ATC members take part, such as Bele Chere, each finisher after the 98th will
each receive 1 point. Only the
standings for the top fifteen runners (male and female) will be shown on the
Age-groups: For each race, the top
finisher within each age group will receive 10 points, second gets 9 points,
etc., down to a minimum of 1 point.
All runners will be shown on the web site.
Masters (age 40 and up): The top finisher will receive 10 points, second gets 9
points, etc., down to a minimum of 1 point. Runners
who turn 40 during the year will only accrue masters point for races in which
they have passed age 40. Only the
standings for the top ten Masters will be shown on the web site.
Grand Masters (age 50 and up): Age-graded
scoring will be used. Points on a
10 down to 1 scale will be awarded based on how well each runner does relative
to the world record for that race distance at his/her own age. The
system used (http://www.heartbreakhill.org/age_graded.htm) provides a
The runner with the highest percentile per race gets 10 points, the second gets 9 points, etc. Only
the standings for the top ten Grand Masters will be shown on the web site.
If you change age groups during the Grand Prix season, you will compete in your
new age group. Points will be awarded based on your age group at the time of
the race. The total points will be
compared against other competitors in the age group in which you complete the
The age groups are as follows: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.