DRC GRAND PRIX RULES
1. To be eligible for final Grand Prix consideration you must be a Dothan Runners Club member.
2. Points are earned by running in any of the
area races designated as Grand Prix races. New members
during the year may count only those races run after joining the club. Each participant's final point
standing will be the sum of the points in his/her best 10 of the designated races.
3. Points for each race are calculated by
dividing the time run in a GP race into your best race time for
that distance in the previous year and multiplying by 1000. For example: If your best 5K race time in
the previous year was 23:45 and you ran a present year Grand Prix race in 23:25, you would divide the
23:45 by the 23:25 (convert the seconds to decimals by dividing by 60). Thus, 23.75/23.42=1.014. Then
multiply by 1000 and you earn 1014 points for the race. If you had run 24:00 you would have earned 990
points (23.75/24.0 x 1000). A maximum of 1100 points may be earned at any one race.
4. If you beat your best time in the previous
year in a Grand Prix race by more than 30 seconds in a 5K,
60 seconds in a 5 mile (8K) or 10K , or 2 minutes in a 15K or half marathon, then that new time will become
your new reference time in all future Grand Prix races. This rule will apply each time the 30/60/120
second limit is exceeded.
5. If you did not run a particular race distance
in the previous year, an equivalent time will be assigned
based on your best times at other distances. If you did not run any races in the previous year, your
first race time at each distance will be your base time for that distance and those races will not be
eligible for Grand Prix consideration. Base times may be adjusted if one time is too inconsistent with
the other distances' times in order to promote a fair competition.
Grand Prix Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female runners at
the Annual Christmas
Party in December based on the above rules
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