WRRC Grand Prix
Epic Racing Series Open To All Club Members
Wilmington Road Runners Club 2021 Grand Prix
The WRRC Grand Prix has a new and updated format!
NEW FOR 2021:
This will be the 18th year for this WRRC racing series (after a small pause in 2020 due to the pandemic), open to all club members.
In 2021 the Grand Prix season runs a qualified schedule starting April 1 until the club's 2021 Holiday party. Runners compete to earn the most points in their age group across a number of race divisions:
Submitting Official Results:
Race results are submitted for any qualified races run and are recorded to the division for that race distance.
Road races will use time and trail runs will use race pace. All road course events must be on certified courses in order to qualify for the Grand Prix. The Grand Prix chairman has the final decision on any adjustments to event lengths in the trail run divisions.
More than one race result may be submitted to a selected division during the year. If more than one result is submitted, the fastest time posted will be used. The Grand Prix has two 5K divisions and runners choose which division a valid 5K result will be posted to.
Results are posted to the Grand Prix electronically through the club website and added to the master results list. Results for a qualified race must be posted within 60 days after the race was run or three days prior to the annual WRRC holiday party, whichever is sooner.
The winner of each age group division is the runner with the fastest time or pace and gets fifteen (15) points, second place gets thirteen (13) points, third eleven (11) and so on until five (5) points is reached. After that, submitting a time into a division gets you five (5) points for participating.
The club race events, the Seaside Shuffle 5K and Carolina Beach Trail Trot (4m), include an extra five (5) bonus points in addition to the points outlined above.
Participation on the WRRC team for the Relay for Life and at Battle at the Border also earn five points.
Volunteering at any of the qualified race events earns five (5) points with a maximum of twenty-five (25) points possible for volunteering during the season.
The object of the Grand Prix is to earn as many points as possible across all divisions and events.
Championship Awards are given to the first and second place male and female runners in each age group with the most accumulated points across all race divisions and club events.
To qualify to win an age group Championship award, a runner must accumulate a minimum of twenty-five (25) points (which can be earned through participation in either of the two club events, Relay for Life, Battle at the Border, or volunteering).
The Championship Awards are very special custom WRRC swag that will be selected by the Grand Prix committee and announced before April 1st of each year.
Division Medal Awards:
Race division medals are given to the male and female runners with the first and second fastest time in each race division for each age group. These medals recognize a top age group ranking in that race category.
Qualification and Other Rules:
GOOD LUCK AND GREAT RUNNING!
Qualified Local Races:
The following events are currently recognized by the Committee for submission as Grand Prix race results. Club members may nominate other local or regional events for consideration to the Committee for inclusion into the Grand Prix by sending their request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the pandemic some of these events may have been cancelled, deferred, or forgotten, so this list is likely not complete or fully accurate.
Half Marathon Division:
• Run Oak Island Full
• Wilmington Marathon Madness Full
Trail Run (10K or less):
Trail Run (> 10K to 1/2 marathon):
Trail Run (Marathon & Ultra):
All questions, concerns, corrections, and other inquiries may be sent to the Committee via email to:
GOOD LUCK AND GREAT RUNNING!