The 2014 Wired Mouse ATC Grand Prix Series Rules

The ATC Grand Prix Series General Rules

1. You must be an ATC member to participate in the Grand Prix. If you aren’t a member already, please sign up here.

2. You must be registered for the Grand Prix before you will earn any points in the GP. Click here to go to the current Grand Prix page.

2. Points will be awarded only for your position in the races and distance designated on the Grand Prix schedule. (EXAMPLE: A race might have a 5k and 10k … please make sure you register  for the distance we have listed on the GP page for it to count )

3. Competitors may run as many series races as they choose.  To qualify for an Overall , masters or Grand Masters award you must run in at least 10 of the races we have selected for the series. Full point scoring will be applied to the competitor’s 10 best results for the Overall, Masters and Grand Masters competition.   Age group competitors will receive full point scoring for their 5 best results.  All competitors must complete a minimum of 5 races to  eligible for age group awards.

4. The Grand Prix will be scored as follows:

  • Overall Scoring:  The top finisher in each race will receive 100 points.  The second finisher will receive 99 points and each subsequent finisher will receive one less point down to a minimum score of 1 point.  Awards to first three(2014 rules) . (Awards to the top five for 2015)
  • Masters (age 40 and up) Scoring: The top finisher in each race will receive 100 points.  The second finisher will receive 99 points and each subsequent finisher will receive one less point down to a minimum score of 1 point.  Awards to first two.
  • Grand Masters (age 50 and up) Scoring:    Grand Masters will be scored using an age graded system. The top finisher in each race will receive 100 points.  The second finisher will receive 99 points and each subsequent finisher will receive one less point down to a minimum score of 1 point.  Awards to first two.
  • Age groups: The top finisher in each race will receive 10 points.  The second finisher will receive 9 points and each subsequent finisher will receive one less point down to a minimum score of 1 point. Awards to first three.
  • Competitors who earn awards will receive only the highest award for which they are eligible.  No “double-dipping”.
  • Competitors will earn a bonus point (+1 point)  for each of the ATC races that they participate in.   There will only be two ATC races this year (the Farm to Table 5K and the Thomas Wolfe 8K).  Bonus points will be added to the competitor’s cumulative points at the end of the season.

5. You will compete in the age group based on your age on November 30, 2014 – 2014 Grand Prix  .  Your age on 11-30-2015 for the 2015 competition.

6. The age groups are as follows: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 – 74, 75 & over.

7. In the Overall, Masters,  Grand Masters and Age Group categories final result ties will be broken by a comparison of the head-to-head race results for the runners who are tied.  If ties still exist, head to head results in the 2 ATC races ( Farm to Table 5k and the Thomas Wolfe 8K) will be specifically compared.  If a tie still exists we will add up all of the total points each runner received in the whole series (for the division that has the tie) – highest score will win . Finally, if there is still a tie at this point, the prize will be evenly split between the two runners.

8. See the 2015 Grand Prix race page for more important updates to the rules !


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