Rotary Grand Prix

2014-15 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.

2014-2015  Race Schedule and other local, fundraising races

September  20, 2014          Tyrone Founders Day 5K (not in GP series)

October 4, 2014                 Fayetteville Elementary 5K

October 11, 2014                  Christian City Home for Children 5K (not in GP series)

October 18, 2014                  Peachtree City Classic 5K/15K/20K (not in GP series)

October 25, 2014               Peeples Elementary 5K

November 1, 2014             Sara Harp Minter Elementary 5K

November 8, 2014             Braelinn Elementary 5K

November 15, 2014            North Fayette Elementary  5K

December 6, 2014              Peachtree City Elementary Jingle Bell Trail 5K

December 13, 2014            The Bedford School 5K

January 10, 2015                St. Paul Lutheran School Frostbite 5K

February 7, 2015                Kedron Elementary School 5K

March 7, 2015                     Oak Grove Elementary 5K

March 13, 2015                   Springhill Elementary 5K (Friday night!)

March 21, 2015                   Burch Elementary 5K

March 28, 2015                   Inman Elementary 5K

April 11, 2015                           Paws for Purpose 5K (not in GP series)

April 18, 2015                      Huddleston Elementary 5K

April 25, 2015                      Cleveland Elementary 5K

May 1, 2015                          Crabapple Lane Elementary 5K (Friday night!)

May 2, 2015                             Hustle for Hope 5K (not in 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 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.


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.