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 shakedown 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’ database.
Last year about $100,000 was raised by the schools, and the series of races has become one more campaign in the fight against childhood obesity.
Rotary Club of Peachtree City
Peachtree City Running Club
The 14th Annual Rotary Elementary School Grand Prix awards luncheon will take place on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 12:00 noon, at the Peachtree City Conference Center in Peachtree City. All participants who ran at least 4 races AND finished in the top 3 in their age group, are invited and will receive awards. Award winners are admitted free of charge. For those winners age 16 and under, one parent will also be admitted free of charge. Additional attendees are welcome, with a $15 fee for lunch. All winners in the top three for the year will receive a plaque with your own photo embedded in the plaque. If you have not had a photo taken this year, please see either George or Kelly Martin at the Liberty Tech race OR send a recent photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20th. Please let George know if you will be able to attend & how many will be there by emailing me at this same address by May 27th or calling him at 770-596-9890
Downloadable PDF – Schedule_of_School_Races_2018-19
Points will be accumulated at each race, for all age groups, both male and female. 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 75+), having accumulated the most points. Special bonus points will be awarded based on the number of races completed. 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 websites – www.ptcrc.com or www.rotarygrandprix.org
CLICK HERE for the FINAL 2015-16 Grand Prix Standings as of 5/12/16.
Click here for the FINAL 2014-2015 standings.
Click here for the FINAL 2013-2014 standings.