The Annual High Desert Runners Grand Prix Points Contest!

The High Desert Runners Club Grand Prix is a one-year contest in which members compete through a variety of club sponsored races. The purpose of the contest is to encourage fun and competition among club members. Each Grand Prix finalist's efforts are rewarded with an exclusive high-quality commemorative prize. The winners of the contest and full results for the Grand Prix will be announced at the club's Annual Dinner in January. The top 50 points scorers will receive an award.

Eligibility To be a Grand Prix Finalist, and thereby become eligible for a Grand Prix award, you must fulfill the following requirements within the calendar year:

  1. You must be a club member.
  2. You club membership must be current when points are earned.

Points? How do I earn points?

  1. Grand Prix Race Event Scoring: Bonus plus Placing Points
    There are 6 Grand Prix race events each year. Other races may be added at the discretion of the High Desert Runners board. Grand Prix races will be scored as follows:

Current Grand Prix Race Events: Nutty Runners 10k, 5 Klicks 2 Home, Summer Cross Country Series, Totally AV Fair Wave Race, High Desert Half (tentative),  YMCA’s Turkey Trot 5K, Snow Daze Mile and Jingle Bell Jog 5K.

Mile, 5K or 10K

Half

1st place gender

15

17

2nd place gender

14

16

3rd place gender

13

15

4th  place gender

12

14

5th place gender

11

13

1st place age group or 6th place gender

10

12

2nd place age group or 7h place gender

9

11

3rd place age group or 8th place gender

8

10

4th place age group or 9th place gender

7

9

5th place age group or 10th place gender

6

8

Minimum points

5

7

Totally AV Fair Wave Race Scoring:  Since the AV Fair Wave race does not offer age group awards, points will be awarded as follows:

1st Place

15

2nd – 5th Place

14

6th – 10th place

13

11th – 15th place

12

16th – 20th place

11

21st – 25th place

10

26th – 30th place

9

31st – 35th place

8

26th – 40th place

7

41st – 50th place

6

Below 50th place

5

Summer Cross Country Series Race Scoring:  Points will be awarded as follows:

  1. Independent  Race Scoring  Grand Prix participants may also earn points for placing in or participating in other races throughout the year. Participants may earn placing points at a maximum of 6 races per year. Participants may earn placing points once for each of the following distances:

Placing points will be awarded as shown in the chart below:

Mile/5K/10K

(races shorter than 10 miles)

Half Marathon (races from 10 miles to 20 miles)

Marathon 

and longer

1st place gender

11

13

15

2nd place gender

10

12

14

3rd place gender

9

11

13

4th  place gender

8

10

12

5th place gender

7

9

11

1st place age group or 6th place gender

6

8

10

2nd place age group or 7h place gender

5

7

9

3rd place age group or 8th place gender

4

6

8

4th place age group or 9th place gender

3

5

7

5th place age group or 10th place gender

2

4

6

Minimum points

1

3

5


Extremely Small Race Rule :

For Road and Trail Races, the highest placing points given for any race of any length shall not exceed 25% of the # of participants of the same gender (rounded up) as shown in chart below. Placing points step down from this maximum following the same pattern as other races. For example if there are 27 women in a race than the maximum a woman can earn is 7 points. She would have to be the first place female to earn those 7 points. 2nd female would be worth 6, 3rd - 5, 4th - 4, 5th - 3. 1st place female in an age group would be worth 2 points. (For Half marathons add 1 point, for full marathons add 2 to the max scores below.)

participants of same gender

max. points

1 - 4

1

5 - 8

2

9 - 12

3

13 - 16

4

17 - 20

5

21 - 24

6

25 - 28

7

29 - 32

8

33 - 36

9

37 - 40

10

41 - 44

11

45 - 48

12 applies only to half marathons and longer

49 - 52

13 applies only to half marathons and longer

53 - 56

14 applies only to half marathons and longer

57 or more

15 applies only to full marathons and longer

Additional Independent Racing Participation points will also awarded for any additional races that are completed each year: 3 points for marathons, 2 points for half marathons, 1 point for shorter races.

Volunteer points: runners may receive five volunteer point for volunteering at the Nutty Runners, 5 Klicks 2 Home, Summer XC Series RAces,  AV Fair Wave Race, High Desert Half, Snow Daze  or Jingle Bell Jog. If they race in the same race that they volunteer at, they will earn one volunteer point in addition to the 5 point minimum participation point or any placing points they have earned for the race. Participants may choose to volunteer at the XC Summer series as well.

Some other clarifications:

participants of same gender

max. points

1

1

2 - 3

2

4 - 5

3

6 - 7

4

8 - 9

5

10 - 11

6

12 - 13

7

14 - 15

8

16 - 17

9

18 - 19

10

20 +

11

Tiebreaker Rule

In the event of a tie in Total Points for Championship or in any Age Group, the competitor leading in the following factors will be named the winner:

  1. Most Grand Prix Race points.
  2. If the competitors are still tied, then Number of Club Races completed.

If the competitors are equal in all of the above, then a true tie exists and both will be awarded the title.