Rotary Grand Prix

2013-14 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.


2013-2014 FINAL STANDINGS

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

The awards luncheon for the 2013-14 Rotary Elementary School Grand Prix series of races will be held on Thursday, May 29th at the Wyndham Conference Center in Peachtree City, beginning at 12:00 noon. We would love to see you at this luncheon. Awards are given out to the top 3 in each age and gender category. Meals are free to all age group winners (top 3) and for children 15 and under one parent is also free (additional meals can be purchased for $15). Please rsvp to George Martin at r2sun98@mindspring.com to let us know the number of meals to be served. In addition to a very nice meal, a customized plaque will be awarded to each honoree.

If you cannot attend an alternate awards ceremony will be held at the regular monthly meeting of the Peachtree City Running Club on Monday, June 2nd at 7:30 PM at the Dolce Conference Center in Peachtree City. No meal is served at this ceremony.

Thanks for participating in this 10th year of the series. Please watch for 2014-15 race schedules to be posted in many locations in Fayette County including the Rotary Phonebook coming out in the fall.


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 (CANCELLED)

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

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.