2019 ATC Grand Prix

Check back soon for updates on the 2019 Grand Prix Competition!

The Asheville Track Club’s WNC Grand Prix competition is one of the best around with cash prizes, race discounts and chances to win free race entries! Points are awarded based on your participation and speed in the races we select for the year (listed below). Compete against other Grand Prix members in your gender, division and age group. Run in as few as 5 of our selected races (3 races for kids or 80+) to qualify for an age group award, 10 for a chance at an overall award. This competition is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Race with your friends and meet new ones. Select your races, work on a strategy and most importantly…. Have Fun!

Please contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns. To review the full series rules please click here 

Register for the 2019 WNC Grand Prix with your $10 donation to the ATC!   CLICK HERE to sign up!

 

2019 Scorecard (members only)  Click HERE

 

Confirmed races for our 2019 series (we will be adding more soon)

 

   2-23 Prisma Health –  Swamp Rabbit Half (+2 bonus points for half)

* You can run either distance for points – you will receive +2 bonus points if you do the half.  Save 15% on registration with discount code.

The Half Marathon is a USA Track & Field certified point-to-point race starting in Travelers Rest, SC and finishing downtown Greenville, SC. The 5K course is a USA Track & Field certified route through Downtown Greenville

  3-6  $5 5k FootRx Charity run at Fletcher Park (+1 Bonus point only) All proceeds will go to Charlie’s Angels.
This will be a two loop, flat course (dogs are welcome but not required to participate). Registration at Red Foot Rx tent in last parking area at Fletcher Park. Suggested minimum $5 donation at registration. Day of registration ONLY! Registration 5:30-6:30pm. Race starts at 6:30pm!
Races will only be canceled if Park does not permit us to run. Information will be posted on Facebook & www.footrxasheville.com

  3-9 Oskar Blues 4 MilerA fun, flat and fast 4 mile race that starts at Oskar Blues in Brevard.  A special beer is  being made just for the race!! DRY HOPPED WILD BILZSNER! Smooth drinkability with tasty tones!Beer Steins for age group winners. “Mud Dabbers Pottery” beverage included with entry. “Help support the Smart Girls and Boys running program of The Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County.”

     3-17 Pi(e) Day Fun Run 5k (+1 Bonus point only)

Time to celebrate the greatest number in the universe: Pi! In honor of Pi Day, UNC Asheville is hosting a community fun-run. Run or walk (or skip or trot) the 3.14 mile distance, which celebrates Pi’s value. Proceeds will benefit the Asheville Initiative for Math at UNC Asheville and its Marvelous Math Club, which offers ongoing tutoring programs with the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville and Parent U, a program of Asheville City Schools. The Pi Day Run is a chance to show your support for math literacy, which influences our ability to solve problems, understand statistical concepts like risk, and the ability to communicate effectively with numbers. Math literacy is an essential skill in our current workforce environment and will continue to grow in importance for personal economic success.

     3-23  Frostbreaker 5k 

The 3rd annual Hall Fletcher Elementary Frostbreaker 5K takes place Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Carrier Park in West Asheville. We begin the morning with a Kid’s Fun Run at 8:30 AM followed by the 5K at 9:00 AM.  The race begins and ends at Carrier Park’s Velodrome.   This fund raiser will help provide much needed funds for our school.

4-6       Greenway Challenge 10k (+ 1 bonus point for 10k) OR Greenway Challenge 5k

* You can run either distance for points – you will receive +1 bonus point if you do the 10k.

Join us for the 12th running of this popular race benefiting the creation and expansion of greenways in Black Mountain. The race starts and ends at Pisgah Brewing, circling Lake Tomahawk on the oldest greenway in Black Mountain and winding through the beautiful North Fork Valley. Runners receive a commemorative pint glass with a Pisgah Brewing beverage and free yoga at Black Mountain Yoga.

    5-18 Run for Holland 10k  (+ 1 bonus point for 10k)   OR Run for Holland 5k

* You can run either distance for points – you will receive +1 bonus point if you do the 10k.

The purpose of the Run For Holland race is to raise awareness in our community about Down Syndrome and other disabilities. Specifically, to raise awareness for parents who have had or are having a child born with a physical or mental disability. We want to show these parents that having a child with Down Syndrome or any other disability is not the end of the world, it is the beginning of a wonderfully different, more fulfilling world.

  5-19  Falafel 5k

Don’t miss out on the only 5K race in Asheville that ends with a Falafel sandwich. Run with us on Sunday, May 19 at 10 am at the Asheville Jewish Community Center at 236 Charlotte Street! A local favorite, the Falafel 5K was voted one of WNC’s BEST road races in the 2015 Mountain Xpress “Best of WNC” poll. All registered participants for the 5K will receive a race shirt (unless the t-shirt free option is chosen).

  5-25 White Squirrel 5k

The 2019 White Squirrel Festival 5K Race and Fun Run coincides with the 2019 White Squirrel Festival in downtown Brevard, North Carolina. Brevard is 151 this year! The race course starts and finishes in downtown Brevard near the Post Office on West Main Street. The course will treat runners to a mix of historic homes, the railroad arts district, farm land and the scenic beauty of the Sylvan Valley and the surrounding mountains.

 

  6-5   $5 5k FootRx Charity run at Fletcher Park (+1 Bonus point only) Partner Run = You run with your partner and the lowest combined time wins. (We will match you up with another runner if you don’t have a friend to run with that day)

All proceeds will go to Special Olympics.
This will be a two loop, flat course. Registration at Red Foot Rx tent in last parking area at Fletcher Park. Suggested minimum $5 donation at registration. Day of registration ONLY! Registration 5:30-6:30pm. Race starts at 6:30pm!
Races will only be canceled if Park does not permit us to run. Information will be posted on Facebook & www.footrxasheville.com

    7-4  Brevard Firecracker 5k 

This year the Brevard Rotary Firecracker 5K coincides with the 2019 July Fourth Festival in downtown Brevard, NC. This year, the City of Brevard is celebrating its 151st Anniversary! For several years the the Firecracker Race has been the kick off event for the July Fourth Festival. Later in the day music, food, dancing, kid fun games, tours, crafts, art and much more fill the cool mountain air in one of the picturesque little towns in western NC. This year the race will start and finish on West Main Street at its intersection with Oaklawn.  The race course has a modest 125 feet of elevation change and features a mix of residential streets, commercial business district and scenic pastures with views of the beautiful surrounding mountains

7-13  Crazy 8’s 8k Run

Save $5 on registration with our discount code

Run the world’s fastest 8K on beautiful candle-lit streets! Brand new course in 2019! Run the unique figure-8 course, with lots inspirational music courtesy of Dashboard Audio. Return to a spectacular finish inside J. Fred Johnson Stadium with cheering fans and rousing music. Finish down the middle of the Dobyns-Bennett High School football field at the goal line! Watch this video about the race!

           8-3 LEAF Art Dash 5k 

This is Asheville’s most unique downtown 5k celebrating the art and creativity that is Asheville. Art and Music will accompany your 3.1 mile run/walk through the city. This race kick’s off the LEAF Downtown festival taking place in Pack Square Park

8-31    Apple Festival 8k 

The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce presents the Pardee Apple Festival 8K and Chamber Challenge 5K .This certified course winds through scenic Hendersonville and Laurel Park, starting and ending at the Pardee Cancer Center, on the hospital’s main campus in Hendersonville.

9-14    Rock the Quarry 5k

Save $5 on registration with our discount code

Grove Stone & Sand Company is proud to host the 12th annual Rock the Quarry Trail Challenge 5K and Kids Fun Run! Boasting some of the best views in all of Western North Carolina, the course combines scenic views, private trails, multiple stream-crossings, and a ½ mile span through Grove Stone’s active rock quarry in Black Mountain. Cash prizes for the top finishers and 5K participants are guaranteed a t-shirt if they register by September 4th. Runners and walkers welcomed!

 10-12   Bethel Half   OR 5k (+2 Bonus Points for Half)  * You can run either distance for points – you will receive +2 bonus points if you do the half.

Save 10% on registration with discount code.

The Half Marathon and 5K Races are run through the lovely Bethel Community south of Canton, NC, about a half hour outside of Asheville.  The fall colors on the trees, the rolling farmlands, the Pigeon River, and the cool weather make this a particularly inviting race event.

10-26 TW8k  (+2 Bonus Points)

Join us for Asheville’s Oldest and most prestigious race – the Thomas Wolfe 8k ~ sponsored by Black Orthodontics.
The race will start at the “Old Homestead”, Thomas Wolfe House at 9am and run through the historic Montford neighborhood, past Wolfe’s final resting place in Riverside Cemetery and back to the house.
Runners/walkers will receive a beer on us, thanks to our sponsor, Catawba Brewing Company. This race is one for the bucket list.
Are you extra fast? There are special sprint prizes for the first male and female to pass mile 1, 3 and the finish line. $50 in gift certificates from Jus’ Running will be awarded to those runners as long as they stay on course and finish the race.
For full race details visit our website. www.thomaswolfe8k.com

12-8 Hanukkah 8k – The final race in our 2019 Series! 

The JCC Hanukkah 8K  is a community-wide celebration of the 8-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. Proceeds of the JCC Hanukkah 8K will benefit Shalom Children’s Center.

Become a Grand Prix sponsor!

A big thank you to our 2019 Grand Prix sponsors!!

Wayne Boynton – Gold Level Sponsor

Rick Hebert – Bronze Level Sponsor

Victor Dostrow – Bronze Level Sponsor

Tom Champagne – Bronze Level Sponsor

 Scoring System

* We have added a new bonus scoring system for distance races.  This is in addition to the normal scoring system. We want to give you credit for running the extra distance. Starting in 2015, You will receive the following bonus points.              ( + 1 point ) for any race that is a 10k – 12k                                                                                 (+ 2 points) for any race that is a 15k to  a half marathon                                                   ( + 3 points) for any race that is over a half marathon in distance

* Discount codes for race registration : We have worked very hard to get ATC members exclusive discounts to the Grand Prix races. These discount codes will be posted on the last tab of the 2019 score card. Be sure to LIKE our WNC Grand Prix page for chances to win free race entries, updates and more!

 

Completed races

1.  2-9 Valentine 5k