Rotary Grand Prix
2013-14 Peachtree City Rotary Club
Elementary Grand Prix Race Series
Series Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Current standings (as of Braelinn Elementary 5K) here:
2013-2014 Race Schedule
September 7, 2013 Cleveland Elementary 5K
September 14, 2013 Fayetteville Elementary 5K
October 11, 2013 (night) Springhill Elementary 5K
October 26, 2013 Peeples Elementary 5K
November 2, 2013 Sara Harp Minter 5K
November 9, 2013 Braelinn Elementary 5K
December 7, 2013 Peachtree City Elementary Jingle Bell Trail 5K
December 14, 2013 The Bedford School 5K
January 4, 2014 St. Paul Lutheran School Frostbite 5K
February 8, 2014 Kedron Elementary School 5K
March 8, 2014 Oak Grove Elementary 5K
March 15, 2014 Crabapple Elementary 5K
March 22, 2014 Burch Elementary 5K
March 29, 2014 Inman Elementary 5K
April 19, 2014 Huddleston Elementary 5K
April 26, 2014 Our Lady of Victory School 5K
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 more info check the website – http://www.rotarygrandprix.org/. For online registration information check the Fayette County Board of Education website at www.fcboe.org and drill down to the individual school website.
Final 2012-2013 Grand Prix Standings
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.