About The Run and See Tennessee Grand Prix
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. 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 agr 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. We will recognize and reward the top ten points leaders in each age group for the previous year at the TSD Fall 10K which is held on the third Saturday of October each year. In order to qualify for recognition, an individual must have participated in at least three grand prix events over the previous twelve months and must verify their points standing for the previous year during the month of August. The Run and See Tennessee website will have an app to accomplish this task. If a participant does not verify their accumulated points and furnish their shirt and jacket size information, he or she will not receive an award. There is no maximum number of events that an individual may use to accumulate points for their grand prix total.
Beginning in the 2012-2013 season, we will also recognize the top male and female points winner with a special award.
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.tngrandprix.com.