2016 Grand Prix

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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 20+ races we select for the year (listed at the bottom of this page). 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 6/1/16. Contact  Sherry Stoneman. 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.

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

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>>>Final Grand Prix Results<<<

You can now sign up for the 2017 Grand Prix competition! Click Here

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Completed races:

1-1-2016  Resolution Run 4 mile non-competitive– Happy New Year! Thank you to the 61 Grand Prix runners who walked, ran or volunteered today! We raised a lot of money for Hope Chest!

1-30-2016  Hot Chocolate 10k– Great to see you all today and such nice running weather for this race! Thank you to the 44 Grand Prix runners who raced today. Results courtesy of Right on Time Productions.

2-13-2016 Valentine 5k – Wow it was windy and cold today! Thank you to the 33 Grand Prix runners who came out for the race! Results courtesy of Event Mercenaries.

2-20-2016 Yeti or Not 25k –  Unfortunately I missed this race with the date change. So proud of the 20 of you who ran this one! I’m sure it was very difficult! Results courtesy of Carolina Runner/Foot Rx

2-21-2016 Frostbite 10k – I sadly missed this race also but so glad that 20 GP runners participated in this race. I know several of you ran the Yeti the day before so you guys are extra awesome! Results courtesy of idaph.

2-27-2016 Chilly Challenge 8k – What a great day for a race!  I was so happy to be back in town and running with all of my ATC friends! We had 35 Grand Prix runners at the race today! Results courtesy of Superfly Fabulous Events.

3-5-2016  Band Aid 8k – We had perfect weather for today’s race! Great to see you all today at the Band Aid 8k. We had 27 Grand Prix runners at the race today. Results courtesy of Right on Time Productions.

3-12-2016  Shamrock 10k-  Well, this race was definitely a work out… but a good one! Thank you to the 26 Grand Prix runners that came out today. So many of you won awards! Nice job! Results courtesy of Finish Line Pros.

4-9-2016  Black Mountain Greenway Challenge 10k – Another super windy race in Black Mountain. I remember the Valentines 5k was windy too. We had a total of 41 Grand Prix runners at this race! Results courtesy of Event Mercenaries.

4-16-2016 RECRE8 5k – We had 24 Grand Prix runners at the race today. It was perfect running weather and everyone did great! The majority of the awards went to ATC members! Results courtesy of Right On Time Productions.

4-30-2016 Camp Cedar Cliff races-  What a fun day at Camp Cedar Cliff. We had a total of 23 GP runners split between the 5k and the 8k. Congratulations to everyone who raced today, those races were tough! Results.

5-8-2016 Falafel 5k – It was a warm and sunny day today for the Falafel 5k.  We had 24 GP runners at the race this morning. It was great to see you all! Results courtesy of Right on Time Productions.

5-14-2016  Earth Fare 5k – We had 21 GP runners at the Earth Fare 5k today (Race recap courtesy of Victor Dostrow ) It was a big weekend for racing, with multiple other events the same day, which may account for the rather lower turnout compared to past years. But, it’s a 5 at Carrier Park, and not much is better than that. Race organization, as usual, was solid. It was excellent race weather, with about 60 deg. at the gun. Congratulations to Javan Lapp as first male and Kate Schwartz as first female. Results thanks to Right on Time Productions

5-14-2016 Cradle to Grave 30k– We had 22 GP runners at this race today. We couldn’t ask for more perfect running weather for this year’s race. C2G 30k is always a challenge but such a great event. I’ll be back again next year for sure! Results courtesy of Right on Time Productions.

5-15-2016 Biltmore 15k – We had 12 GP runners at the 15k this morning. Race summary courtesy of ATC member, Charlene Rumfelt – It was a very chilly day for May but the Biltmore Kiwanis 15k is worth the run, no matter what the weather.  The scenery is spectacular, and you never know what you will see– sheep; goats; horses; cows; wild geese; rhododendron; mountain laurel; bass ponds; the French Broad River; and, oh yes, a huge, beautiful, Gothic castle. It also doesn’t hurt that your money goes to a very worthy cause.-  Click here  for race results

5-28-2016 White Squirrel 10k – We had 26 Grand Prix runners at the race this morning. The festival after the race was fun. I didn’t see any white squirrels though : )  Results courtesy of Right on Time Productions.

6-4-2016  Asheville Half Marathon –  Wow, it was a very warm and muggy day on Saturday for the Asheville Half Marathon! We had 23 Grand Prix runners out there for the half and I know several of you ran the 10k. Hopefully it will be a little cooler for next year’s race!  Click here for results.

6-11-2016 Run for Kids’ Sake 10 miler – Sadly we had several runners that got injured today and many of you were misdirected by the volunteers. Hopefully everyone that fell just has minor scrapes and bruises! Those unfortunate things aside, Warren Wilson trails are beautiful and great for running! We had 22 GP runners at the 10 mile race today.  Results for the 10 miler.

7-4-2016 Weaverville Firecracker 5k – We had 32 GP runners at the 5k this morning. It was a very warm and muggy day which made running fast a bit of a struggle for many runners. Results

7-9-2016 Highland Night Flight 4.5 miler –  We had a great ATC turnout for the Highland Night Flight race! 35 total GP runners at this fun event. Hope you enjoyed the rooftop party after the race! Results.

7-30-2016 LEAF Art Dash – What a fun race! We had 28 Grand Prix runners at this race and over 30 ATC beginning runners that participated. Results.

8-13-2016 Sourwood 5k – Race recap courtesy of Sherry Roane: “We had a very warm, very humid morning for the 28th Annual 2016 Sourwood 5K and Cheshire Pump & Run. We had 165 total runners and 25 Grand Prix runners on the relentlessly rolling course! This race was extremely well-organized with great awards of local honey!”  Results.

8-20-2016 ARX Half Marathon – We had 17 Grand Prix runners at the ARX half marathon. Race recap courtesy of Sherry Roane.An uphill start and an uphill finish! A very hilly course. Hey this is Asheville! (There was some nice flat terrain on gravel beside Beaver Lake.) I was celebrating every downhill on this, another humid Asheville race. Very well-organized half marathon with many familiar folks out there as course marshals and manning water stops” Results

9-3-2016 Apple Festival 8k – We had 18 GP runners at the Apple Festival 8kResults

9-17-2016 Rock the Quarry 5k – We had 20 Grand Prix runners at this 5k trail race. Results.

9-24-2016 Run the Forest 5k – We had 17 Grand Prix runners at the race today. Results.

10-1-2016 Cherokee Half Marathon – We had 19 GP runners at the Cherokee Half Marathon. Results.

10-8-2016 Bethel Half Marathon -We had 16 GP runners at the Bethel Half.  Results.

10-15-2016 40th Anniversary Thomas Wolfe 8k – We had 37 Grand Prix runner’s at today’s race. Results.

10-22-2016 Armor Run 5k & 10k – We had 11 GP runners at this race. Results.

11-5-2016 Rocket Run 5k – We had 16 GP runners at this race. Results.

Some exciting changes to the rules introduced in 2015:

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!