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
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 2017-18 Grand Prix Series Standings (updated 5/15/2018).
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.