Sign up for the 2017 Grand Prix competition!
The Asheville Track Club’s Grand Prix competition is one of the best around with over $5,000 in cash prizes awarded annually. Points are given based on your participation and speed in the races we select for the year. Compete against other track club members in your gender, division and age group. Run in as few as 5 of our selected races (3 races for kids) 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!
Are you currently a track club member? To participate in the competition you will need to be an ATC member. It is easy to sign up and there are so many benefits to membership. (If you aren’t already a member or need to renew for the year, please click here first. Then return to this page to complete the web form for the Grand Prix below.)
Current ATC members – please register to participate in the Grand Prix so we can track your results in the races. Or you may email me directly with : your full name, email address and age on 6/1/17. Contact Stephanie. You can sign up for the Grand Prix any time during the year but we will only score the races you run in after you register here.
Sponsors – The ATC is currently looking for 2017 Grand Prix sponsors. Check out our sponsors page to request info.
Race #1 – Jan 1st 2017- Resolution Run 4 miler
Race #2 – Jan 21st 2017 – Hot Chocolate 10k (+ 1 bonus point)
Race #3 – Feb 4, 2017 – 10AM – Yeti or Not (+ 3 bonus points)
Race #4 – Feb 11, 2017 – 9:30AM Kids Fun Run/10AM 5k – Valentine 5K & Kids Fun Run
Race #5 – Feb 25, 2017 – 10AM – North Buncombe Chilly Challenge
Lace up your running shoes, grab your winter hats and join us for the 5th Annual Chilly Challenge 8K & 1 Mile Fun Run and Chili Cook-off! Enjoy a scenic run and post-race celebration that includes: tasty Luella’s Bar-B-Que chili lunch, local chili cook-off contest, live music and fantastic prizes. For runners and walkers of all ages, this event is hosted by the North Buncombe Middle School PTO and designed to raise much-needed funding for the school. $3 discount for ATC Members
Race #6 – Mar 11, 2017 – 8:45AM 10K ONLY (+1 bonus point for 10k) – Shamrock Run
RACE #7 – March 18, 2017- 8AM – Frostbreaker 5k – Asheville
Welcome to the first annual Frostbreak 5K! This run benefits the Hall Fletcher Elementary PTO and Physical Education deartment. Early Registration is now open! Register BEFORE February 14, 2017 and the entry fee is $25. The registration fee goes up to $30 after February 14th. Also, the first 50 people to register will get a free Frostrbreak 5K T-Shirt! T-Shirts will be available for sale the day of the event while supplies last for $15.
Race #8 – April 8, 2017- 2PM – 10k ONLY (+1 bonus point for 10k) – Black Mountain Greenway Challenge
Race #9 – April 29, 2017 – 10am 8k – Camp Cedar Cliff Trail Run 5k and 8k
Race #10 – April 30, 2017 – 10am 5k – Falafel 5K and Kids Fun Run
Race #11 – May 6, 2017 – 7:30am Half Marathon Only – Hunter Subaru Legacy Run
Both courses will start and finish near 123 East Main Street, Brevard, North Carolina. The Half Marathon course provides scenic views of the beautiful western NC mountains as the course winds through the Transylvania County countryside before returning to the city limits. The 5K course provides a mix of hills and flat terrain allowing participants to experience the city of Brevard.
$3 discount for ATC Members
Race #12 – May 13, 2017- 8AM 30K (30K ONLY) (+3 bonus points for 30k) – Cradle to Grave Trail Race
Race #13 – June 3, 2017- 7AM (10K only!) (+3 bonus points for 30k) – Asheville Half Marathon 10k
Race #14 – July 4, 2017- 8AM 5K – Steak and Shake Firecracker 5k
Join us July 4, 2017, for the 24th Annual Firecracker 5k Run to provide scholarships for some of our North Buncombe students planning to attend a college or technical school.
The course begins at PNC Bank on Weaverville Boulevard, turns right onto Main Street and continues through residential neighborhoods and parts of beautiful downtown Weaverville, concluding back at PNC Bank. $3 discount for ATC Members
Race #15 – July 8, 2017- 8PM – Highland Night Flight
Race #16 – August 5, 2017- 9AM – LEAF Art Dash
The Art Dash 5k course starts and finishes in Downtown Asheville by French Broad Chocolate Lounge near the monument on Saturday 9am to kick off LEAF Downtown. Asheville Track Club has included the Art Dash in the GRAND PRIX and it is a “Couch 2 5K” event.
The run begins Saturday 9am with a chip-timed 5k for individual runners. The course traveled through the city’s downtown and surrounding area. At the starting line, runners or families will get warmed up artfully and with a fun LEAF groove. Along the race, inspiring volunteers assist and guide runners, and Roaming Artist spice up the route with playful puppets, costumes, and artful moments. $3 discount for ATC Members
Race #17 – September 2, 2017- 8AM – Apple Festival 8k Road race and 5k Chamber Challenge
The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce presents the Pardee Apple Festival 8K Road Race on Saturday, September 2, 2017. This certified course winds through scenic Hendersonville and Laurel Park, NC starting and ending at the Pardee Medical Office Building, on the hospital’s main campus in Hendersonville. The race begins promptly at 8 am.
Designed to promote health, wellness and fitness among area companies and their employees, the Chamber Challenge 5K is a perfect way to have fun while working towards a goal together. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest team, most teams from a business, best team costumes and the coveted “Team Spirit” trophy. $3 discount for ATC Members
Race #18 – September 16, 2017- 5K – 9:30am/ Kids Fun Run/9:15am – Rock the Quarry Trail Challange 5k
Race #19 – September 23, 2017- 9AM 5K – Run the Forest 5k and One Mile Walk
Asheville Eye Associates’ 5th Annual Run the Forest 5K and 1 Mile Walk is a community wellness event which will benefit IronGirls, a 501 © (3) non profit. IronGirls is a nonprofit program designed to help girls navigate the complex transitions of adolescence by utilizing a physical fitness program to teach life skills in a safe and supportive environment. Click here for more information on IronGirls www.irongirlsavl.org$3 discount for ATC Members
Race #20 – October 7, 2017- 10AM Thomas Wolfe 8k (+1 BONUS POINT)
This is Asheville’s oldest and most prestigious running event. First run in 1976, the run will celebrate its 41st year in 2017! This beautiful autumn run/walk highlights many of Asheville’s historic sites! Start at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial House and continue to run past his final resting place. Come on out and see why this race has become a deeply rooted Asheville tradition. $3 discount for ATC Members
Race #21 – October 14, 2017- 8:30AM Half Marathon (HALF ONLY) (+2 bonus points for Half) – Bethel Half Marathon and 5k
The Half Marathon and 5K Races are run through the lovely Bethel Community south of Canton, NC, about a half hour outside of Asheville. Our race is on the second Saturday of October – October 14th, 2017. The fall colors on the trees, the rolling farmlands, the Pigeon River, and the cool weather make this a particularly inviting race event.
The race is sanctioned by the Asheville Track Club and race times are submitted for the ATC Grand Prix Series. The Half Marathon is USATF Certified #NC12099PH. Our race is score by chip timing. We offer cash prizes to the top female and top male finishers of our half marathon.
$3 discount for ATC Members
Race #22 – November 4, 2017- Time TBD Zero Prostate Cancer 5k
The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Asheville features a 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, Kids Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. ZERO is proud to partner with Asheville Hematology & Oncology, Asheville Urological Associates, and Radiation Therapy Associates of Western North Carolina to end prostate cancer. The funds raised from ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Asheville are invested around the country to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer.
$3 discount for ATC Members
Check back for additional races to be added soon!
1. 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
2. We will be honoring the top 5 overall winners in the Men’s and Women’s divisions as well as the top two Masters, top two Grand Masters (age graded) and age groups (3 deep).
3. 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 sent in the monthly newsletter. If you are not receiving the newsletter or need the discount code prior to the newsletter going out, please let me know. Be sure to LIKE our ATC Facebook page for chances to win free race entries, updates and more!
A big thank you to our 2017 Grand Prix sponsors!! Blue Ridge Orthodontics, Kudzu Brands: Asheville, The Runners Mechanic and Dr Victor Dostrow MD.