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)

   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.

      10-19 Run the Forest 5k

Asheville Eye Associates’ 7th Annual Run the Forest 5K and 1 Mile Walk is a community wellness event which will benefit a local non-profit organization each year. Asheville Eye continues to support our regional community health and wellness in many aspects. The Biltmore Forest is a beautiful destination for this race and a way to relax, enjoy nature, have fun, and support a local organization!

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 

2. 2-23 Prisma Health –  Swamp Rabbit Half & 5k

3. 3-6  $5 5k FootRx Charity run at Fletcher Park

4. 3-9 Oskar Blues 4 Miler

5. 3-17 Pi(e) Day Fun Run 5k.

6. 3-23  Frostbreaker 5k 

7. 4-6       Greenway Challenge 5k &10k

8. 5-5  Camp STAR 5k or 10k

9. 5-11  Cradle to Grave 30k OR 10k Trail Race

10. 5-18 Run for Holland

11. 5-19  Falafel 5k

12. 5-25 White Squirrel 5k

13.6-12  $5 5k FootRx Charity run at Fletcher Park

14.7-4  Brevard Firecracker 5k 

15. 7-6 Coon Dog Day 5k 

16. 7-13 Crazy 8s 8k Run

17. 8-3 LEAF Art Dash 5k 

18.8-31    Apple Festival 8k 

19.9-8  Mills River Valley Race 10k/5k