The Grand Prix will conclude with the annual Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving
Day. The top three over-all and masters (over – 40) runners, male and female,
will win cash prizes, and awards will go to the top three runners in each age
You must be a member of the Asheville Track Club to
compete in the series. You must compete in at least 8 of the races to qualify
for the points competition. Points from an individual runner’s best 12 results
will count in that runner’s total for the Series.
For more information, please visit
AshevilleTrackClub.org or go by Jus Running on Merrimon Avenue.
2/12 Valentine Sweetheart Run 5k, Black
2/19 Frostbite 5k, Fletcher
3/18 Dupont State Forest 12k Trail Race
3/25 Campus-to-Campus 5 Mile, Montreat/Black Mountain
4/23 Conquer a Cove 5k, Candler
5/6 Sunset Stampede 10 Mile
5/21 Biltmore Estate 15k
6/17 N.C. Arboretum 10k
7/4 Firecracker 5k, Weaverville
7/29 Bele Chere 5k
8/12 Mars Hill Climb
8/12 Sourwood Festival 5k
8/19 Maggie Valley Moonlight Run
8/26 Springmaid Splash 10k Trail Race
8/26 Hot August Night 5k
9/2 Apple Festival 8k
9/16 Asheville Half Marathon
9/30 Thomas Wolfe 8k
10/7 Smoky Streak 10k - Sylva
10/14 Bethel Half Marathon
10/14 Mineral City 5k – Spruce Pine
10/27 Flight of the Vampires 5k - Brevard
10/28 Burnsville Town Square Scamper 5k
11/23 Turkey Trot 5k
* Please note that dates are subject to change and races
may be added to the schedule.
2006 Asheville Track Club Grand Prix Rules
1. You must be an ATC member to participate in the Grand
Prix. Your membership will be verified as we start the new series and as we
progress through the 2006 year.
2. 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
3. There will be at least 20 races on the Grand Prix.
The schedule is subject to change. Please note that several race dates are
4. Adults must compete in at least 8 races to qualify
for the points competition. Only your 12 best finishes will be scored. Runners
19 and under must compete in 6 races each season due to school cross country
and track seasons.
5. The Grand Prix will be scored as follows: The top
finisher in each race who is a member of the ATC 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 97th club member
will each receive 2 points.
6. If you change age groups during the Grand Prix
season, you will compete in your new age group. Points will be transferred from
your original age group to your new age group.
7. The age groups are as follows: 14 & Under,15-19,
20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 &
8. Masters are any runners aged 40 and older.