Tidewater Striders Grand Prix
- Rules2021 Grand Prix Rules
COVID-19 Update October 2020
A runner must be a Tidewater Strider member in good standing at the time of the races and complete a minimum of 5 races. Races only count from date of membership forward.
Races are scored based on finish. 20 points for 1st, 18 for second, 16 for third, and etc. All finishers not in the top 10 will score 1 point. Note: There are no longer DOUBLE points earned when you participate in a longer distance race. Example: In the first Distance Series race you will earn the SAME amount of points no matter what distance you run, 6mile or 10mile.
Volunteering is required. To be eligible for awards in the Grand Prix participants must volunteer at one Tidewater Striders supported event (e.g., Strider race, Adopt-a-Highway, etc. …).
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 (5 year) Men & Women.
End of year awards will be given to the top three finishers in each Age Group (5 year) 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.
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.
“Due to public safety issues related to COVID-19 an updated Grand Prix schedule and rules regarding scoring has been posted. No race scoring will be applied to virtual races.”
|1/1||Resolution Run 5k (Chesapeake)|
|1/9||Distance Series 10M/6M (Chesapeake)|
|1/30||Distance Series 15M/10M (Chesapeake)|
|2/29||Distance Series 20M/12M (Chesapeake)|
|4/24||Tidewater Striders Dismal Swamp 5-Miler (Chesapeake)|
|5/29||Elizabeth River Run (Norfolk)|
|7/27||Tidewater Striders Scholarship Run/Walk (Virginia Beach)|
|8/7||Tidewater Striders Mile (Virginia Beach)|
|8/21||Tidewater Striders 10-Miler (Virginia Beach)|
|10/16||Tidewater Striders Cross Country Classic 5k (Chesapeake)|
|11/07||Tidewater Striders Marathon & 1/2 Marathon (Chesapeake)|
|11/25||Turkey Trot 10K (Location TBD: Virginia Beach or Chesapeake)|
Tidewater Striders Multi-Sport Grand Prix
- Rules2021 Multi-Sport Grand Prix Rules
For 2021, please contact Bob Boyce if you would like to participate; Bboyce4@cox.net
An individual must be a Strider member in good standing and complete a minimum 3 out of the 13 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 12-1-2021. All volunteering after this date will count towards 2022.
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 12/31/21.
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.
|10 Apr||Smithfield Sprint Triathlon|
|25 Apr||Outer Banks Duathlon|
|19 Jun||Jamestown Olympic Triathlon|
|26 Jun||Striders Duathlon|
|17 Jul||Allen Stone Run-Swim-Run|
|17 Jul||Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon|
|18 Jul||Colonial Beach Olympic Triathlon|
|Northwest River Swim-Run (POSTPONED until 2022)|
|11 Sep||Patriot Half Iron Triathlon|
|12 Sep||Patriot Sprint Triathlon|
|25 Sep||Giant Acorn Olympic Triathlon|
|09 Oct||Pleasant Landing Sprint Triathlon|
Tidewater Striders Youth Grand Prix
- Rules2021 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
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). 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.
All Tidewater Strider Youth Grand Prix races will be one mile events for the 1 mile YGP. The schedule will be posted online under Grand Prix 2021 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 4/15/2006, which makes their age 15 on 7/1/2021, then their YGP age group is 15-16 for all events in 2021 YGP series. 2. If a runner’s birthday is 8/15/2005, which makes their age 14 on 7/1/2021, then their YGP age group is 13-14 for all events in 2021 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 through 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.
Note: The Youth Grand Prix committee reserves the right to substitute races in the event of a cancellation.
2021 YGP Chairman contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Tidewater Striders Walking Grand Prix
- RulesGrand Prix Competition Points will be awarded to the first 10 Grand Prix Tidewater Strider member finishers as follows: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.
The top five (5) men and top five (5) women competing in at least six (6) races and receiving two (2) judging credits will receive Grand Prix awards.
Only the top six (6) races for each individual will be scored for the final Grand Prix standings.
You must be a Tidewater Strider member no later than the day of the race to earn any points.
Those interested in being a part of the Tidewater Striders Walker Grand Prix’s must declare their intention to participate BEFORE the start of their first Walker Grand Prix race. Failure to declare will result in no points being awarded.
Walker Rules for Race: Walkers must walk the entire race distance -no hopping, skipping, jumping, jogging or running at any time during the race. Walker Judges will be used at all WGP races to ensure that walkers who have been observed running or jogging etc. will be reassigned to the running category where their race results will be posted.
There will be no WALKERS Grand Prix for 2021
2021 WGP Chairman (Bunny May) contact email is Bunny May