Rotary Grand Prix

2016-17 Peachtree City Rotary Club
Elementary Grand Prix Race Series

George Martin
Series Coordinator
r2sun98@mindspring.com
770-596-9890

About the Series

About the Series:  It is difficult to pick up a newspaper today without reading another story about the long-term implications of the growing childhood obesity problems.  Peachtree City and Fayette County are not immune from this problem.  Recognizing this issue, two active local organizations decided to take a positive step toward at least helping to resolve the problem in our area.

The Rotary Elementary School Grand Prix series of races began in the spring of 2005 with 5 races scheduled in a preliminary shake down series.  The first full Grand Prix series season was the 2005-2006 school year.  The Peachtree City Rotary Club is the primary financial sponsor and hence the name.  The Peachtree City Running Club is the primary technical sponsor and will assist in the conduct of all races including the finish line, the timing/scoring, and the maintenance of the year long winners’ data base.

Last year about $100,000 was raised by the schools, and the series of races has became one more campaign in the fight against childhood obesity.

2016-2017 FINAL Grand Prix Standings

Click here for the FINAL 2016-17 Grand Prix Standings (revised 5/2/2017).

The preliminary/final results of the 2016-17 Rotary Elementary School Grand Prix. If you see any discrepancies or have questions about the results, don’t hesitate to send them to George Martin at r2sun98@mindspring.com Results on the website on June 15th will be final.

If you have completed at least four races and you are in the top 3 in your age/gender group you are cordially invited to the 13th annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 1, at 12:00 noon, at the Wyndham Conference Center in Peachtree City. Admission is free for all award winners and if you are 16 or under, you may have one parent accompany you also at no charge. Additional guests are $15 for a great lunch. So that we can get an approximate head count please RSVP, if you haven’t already done so, to George Martin at r2sun98@mindspring.com .

Also, if you have not had your photo taken at one of the races or have not already submitted one, please send an appropriate photo (head shot preferred) to George. All award plaques will be personalized with YOUR photo on YOUR plaque if we have a photo. You can send it to r2sun98@mindspring.com.

For those not able to attend the luncheon, there will be an alternate date for awards distribution at the monthly Peachtree City Running Club meeting, also at the Wyndham Conference Center, at 7:30 PM on Monday, June 5th (sorry no meal). And if that does not work, contact George Martin and an alternate way of getting your award will be agreed on.

Thank you for participating in the Rotary Elementary School Grand Prix series and CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winner !!

George Martin
Rotary Club of Peachtree City
Peachtree City Running Club

2016-2017  Race Schedule and other local, fundraising races

Downloadable PDF - Schedule_of_School_Races_2016-17-v4 (updated 2/14/2017)

September 10, 2016 – Diva 5K and Half Marathon (not in Rotary GP Series)

September 17, 2016 – Fayetteville Elementary 5K

October 7, 2016 (Friday night) – Promise Place Run From Domestic Violence (not in Rotary GP Series)

October 8, 2016 – Tyrone Founders Day Rotary 5K (not in Rotary GP Series)

October 15, 2016 – Peachtree City Classic Road Race (not in Rotary GP)

October 21, 2016 (Friday night) – Peeples Elementary 5K

November 5, 2016 – Sara Harp Minter 5K

November 12, 2016 – Braelinn Elementary 5K

December 3, 2016 – Peachtree City Elementary Jingle Bell Trail 5K

December 10, 2016 – The Bedford School 5K

January 14, 2017 – St. Paul Lutheran School 5K

February 11, 2017 – Kedron Elementary School 5K

March 4, 2017 – Oak Grove Elementary 5K

March 11, 2017 – Crabapple Lane Elementary 5K

March 18, 2017 – Burch Elementary 5K

March 25, 2017 – Inman Elementary

April 15, 2017 – Huddleston Elementary 5K

April 22, 2017 – Cleveland Elementary 5K

April 28, 2017 (Friday night) – Spring Hill Elementary 5K

May 6, 2016  - Southwest Christian Care Hustle for Hope 5K (not in Rotary GP series)

Points are awarded at each race, for all age groups, both male and female.  As the year progresses, points are accumulated (Sept-May). At the end of the year, awards will be presented to the top three runners, both male and female, in all age groups (ages 8& < to 70+), having accumulated the most points.  The top three finishers in each age group recieve a custom plaque and also are recognized at a very nice awards luncheon, hosted by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City and held at the Wyndham Conference Center, this year at noon on May 30, 2013.  For those unable to attend the luncheon, a second awards ceremony will be held at the PTC Running Club meeting on June 3rd, at 7:30 PM a the Dolce Conference Center in Peachtree City.

Points are earned by age group and gender as follows:  100 points for first in age group, 90 points for second, 80 points for third, etc.   Any finishers in 11th place and lower earn 5 points.  Ten (10) bonus points are automatically awarded in the accumulated points for each race after your 4th race.  Each race will be conducted by the individual schools as fundraisers for that school only.  Waivers must be signed and fees paid for each race.  For online registration information check the Fayette County Board of Education website at www.fcboe.org and drill down to the individual school website.

2015-2016  FINAL Grand Prix Standings

CLICK HERE for the FINAL 2015-16 Grand Prix Standings as of 5/12/16.

2014-2015  FINAL Grand Prix Standings

Click here for the FINAL 2014-2015 standings (finalized on 5/15/2015).

2013-2014 FINAL STANDINGS

Click here for the FINAL 2013-2014 standings as of 4/23/2014.

 Final 2012-2013 Grand Prix Standings

Click here for 2012 – 2013 Final Rotary Grand Prix Results

Final 2011-2012 Grand Prix Standings

Click here for the final standings from last year’s Grand Prix series (2011-2012 school year).

Final 2010-2011 Grand Prix Standings

Click here for the final 2010-11 Grand Prix standings and overall winners.

Final 2009-2010 Grand Prix Standings

Click here for the final 2009-2010 Grand Prix standings and overall winners.