Tidewater Striders Grand Prix

  • Rules

    2015 Grand Prix Rules
    Tidewater Strider Grand Prix races will vary in distance from one mile to the 50K.

    Only Strider members who contact the Grand Prix Coordinator (run@cox.net) will be tracked in the Tidewater Strider Grand Prix.

    A runner must be a Strider Member in good standing and complete a minimum 6 out of the 12 races.

    You do not need to score in 6 races – just complete 6. Points are awarded for placing first through fifth (20, 15, 12, 10, 8) in your Grand Prix age group.

    Volunteering is not a requirement, but if you do volunteer, you will be awarded 50-points.

    You have to volunteer at one function (e.g pre-race, day of Strider race, or any other opportunity by contacting the volunteer coordinator listed in the Run Down).
    Your age on July 1st determines your Grand Prix age. Divisions will consist of Overall Men & Women, Masters Men & Women (40 and over) and Age Group Men & Women.

    Age groups are 19 and under, and five year spreads after that (i.e. 20-24, 25-29, 30-34…up to 70 and Over).

    End of year awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group and to the top three in the overall and masters divisions at the annual Awards Banquet usually held in February.

    A runner is eligible for only one award. The Grand Prix committee reserves the right to substitute races in the event of a cancellation.

    You must complete the Grand Prix event in the time allotted for the event in order to earn points. For example, if it is a 5k and the course limit is 1 hour you must complete that event in 1 hour.

    You cannot score points in a Grand Prix event as a Runner in which you are also opting to score in that same event as a Walker. This only applies to events that both the Walkers and Runners share. You must let the Grand Prix coordinator of the given committee know which Grand Prix you would like to be scored under for said event.

    Grand Prix runners completing the 6 miler in January and the 12 miler in Febraury as part of the Distance Series, and the Shamrock Half Marathon will receive P’s for participation. In past years, the shorter series was not scored and this change allows runners to earn race credits towards their 6 races to qualify for awards.

DATE EVENT
1/10 Distance Series 6 & 10 Miler
3/22 Shamrock Half & Full Marathon
4/25 Portsmouth Spring to Life 5K
5/23 ERR 10K
6/6 OK5K
7/28 Memorial 5K
8/2 Strider Summer 10-Miler
8/15 Strider Mile
9/26 Neptune Festival 8K
10/4 Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon
11/26 Turkey Trot 10K
12/19 Seashore Nature Trail 50K

2015 Grand Prix Standings

Any questions, please contact Marie Price via e-mail.

Tidewater Striders Multi-Sport Grand Prix

  • Rules

    2015 Grand Prix Rules
    For 2015, please contact Lisa Armistead if you would like to participate; ljarmistead@cox.net or (757)748-7512.

    An individual must be a Strider member in good standing and complete a minimum 3 out of the 15 races.

    You do not need to score in 3 races – just complete 3. Points are awarded for placing first through tenth (25, 20, 16, 13, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2) in your Grand Prix age group.

    Volunteering is not a requirement; if you do volunteer, you will be awarded 50 points.

    To receive volunteer points:
    You have to volunteer at one Strider function (e.g. pre-race, day of Strider race, or any other opportunity by contacting the volunteer coordinator listed in the Run Down). If it is a “Strider Supported” race, volunteering must be performed under the direction of the finish line crew.

    Volunteering must be performed before 12-1-2015. All volunteering after this date will count towards 2016.

    The Multi-Sport Grand Prix will follow the USAT Age Group Rules. Your age group placement will be calculated based on your age as of 12/31/15.

    Divisions will consist of Overall Men and Women, Masters Men and Women (40 and over) and Age Group Men and Women.

    Age groups are 19 and under, and five year increments after that (i.e. 20-24, 25-29, 30-34…up to 70 and over)

    End of year awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group and to the top three in the overall and masters divisions at the annual Awards Banquet usually held in February.

    An individual is eligible for only one award. The Grand Prix committee reserves the right to substitute races in the event of a cancellation.

DATE EVENT
3/29 Virginia Duathlon (Regional Short Course Championship)
4/18 Smithfield Sprint
5/9 Kinetic Half
5/10 Kinetic Sprint
5/31 Breezy Point Triathlon
6/7 Jamestown Triathlon
6/14 REV3 Williamsburg Olympic
7/11 Colonial Beach Sprint
7/12 Colonial Beach International
7/18 Allen Stone Run/Swim/Run
7/19 Tidewater Sprint
8/16 Luray Sprint (Regional Short Course Championship)
9/12 Outer Banks International
9/13 Patriots Sprint
10/17 PPD Beach to Battleship Half

2015 Multisport Standings

Tidewater Striders Youth Grand Prix

  • Rules

    2015 Youth Grand Prix Rules

    YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE YGP AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON OR WHEN YOU FIRST SIGN UP IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE

    Eligibility Requirements:

    A runner must be a Tidewater Strider Member in good standing. 
A runner must be age 16 or under on July 1st of that YGP season. 
A runner must complete a minimum five (5) events in the YGP schedule. (You do not need to score points in five (5) races, but just complete five (5) races.) 


    To clarify, if you want to participate in the 1 mile YGP you must run a minimum of 5 (1 mile races), the 5K YGP you have to run a minimum of 5 5k races. Participation in the New Energy Youth group is not a requirement for YGP, but is highly encouraged.
 To enter the Youth Grand Prix, click “Join Us” on the New Energy web page.

    
Events:

    All Tidewater Strider Youth Grand Prix races will be one mile events for the 1 mile YGP and 5k’s for the 5K YGP. The 
schedule will be posted online under Grand Prix 2015 Schedule.


    YGP Age Groups:

    Male: 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-16

    
Female: 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-16


    Your YGP age group is determined by your age on July 1st. (Examples below)
1. If a runner’s birthday is 4/15/2000, which makes their age 15 on 7/1/2015, then their YGP age group is 15-16 for all events in 2015 YGP series. 
2. If a runner’s birthday is 8/15/2000, which makes their age 14 on 7/1/2015, then their YGP age group is 13-14 for all events in 2015 YGP series.


    Awards and Points:

    End of year awards will be presented at season ending YGP Awards Party to the top three finishers in each age group based on total points accumulated. 
Points are awarded for placing first though fifth (10, 8, 6, 4, 1) in your Youth Grand Prix age group. Points are awarded to eligible youth Tidewater Strider Members regardless of place in field.
 Volunteering is not a requirement, but if you do volunteer, you will be awarded a one-time bonus of 10-points. Volunteer service must be provided at a Tidewater Strider Event prior to the end of the YGP season. (Volunteering at the last race of the YGP season will count, i.e. helping at the Turkey Trot water stops)
 . A runner must be a Tidewater Strider member in good standing by the end of the month in which an event is run to be eligible for points for that event. No back dating of points from prior events will occur, unless an omission or miscalculation of an eligible runner.


    Updated YGP Standings will be posted within one week or as soon as possible after the completion of each YGP event. YGP Standings will be posted using your July 1st age group.


    There will be awards for the 1 mile series and awards for the 5k series. Same rules apply for each and you may participate in both series.

    Note: The Youth Grand Prix committee reserves the right to substitute races in the event of a cancellation.

DATE EVENT
3/7 Cox 5k
4/25 Spring to Life 5K
4/26 Panther Prowl 5K
5/2 Independence MS 5k
5/25 RRR 5K
6/6 Eggleston 5K
7/4 Independence Day 5K
7/28 Memorial 5K
9/20 Alanton 5K
9/26 Neptune 5K
10/10 Smile 5K
11/14 Runway 5k
DATE EVENT
3/7 Cox 1 mile
4/19 Thoroughgood 1 mile
4/25 Spring to Life 1 mile
5/2 Independence MS 1 mile
5/23 ERR 1 Mile
6/6 Eggleston 1 Mile
8/15 Strider Mile
9/20 Alanton 1 Mile
9/26 Neptune 1 Mile
10/31 Wicked Monster Mile
11/26 Turkey Trot 1 mile

2015 YGP Chairman (Debbie Redmond) contact email is stridersygp@gmail.com

A runner can participate in both the one mile and 5K series but not on the same day…if they run both races on the same day, only the 5K counts.

2015 YGP One Mile Standings

2015 YGP 5K Standings

Tidewater Striders Walking Grand Prix & Participation

Final 2015 WGP Standings

2015 Walk Grand Prix and Walk Participation Schedule for 2015

Schedule may change due to race dates not confirmed or canceled.