2023 Tidewater Striders Grand Prix
2023 Grand Prix Rules
A runner must be a Tidewater Striders member in good standing at the time of the races and complete a minimum of 6 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: You will earn the SAME amount of points no matter what distance you run during any of the Distance Series races).
Volunteering is required. To be eligible for awards in the Grand Prix participants must volunteer at TWO Tidewater Striders supported events (e.g., Striders 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.
“No race scoring will be applied to virtual races.”
|1/01||Resolution Run 5k (Virginia Beach)|
|1/28||Distance Series 15M/10M (Hampton)|
|2/12||Tidewater Striders Indoor Mile (Virginia Beach)|
|4/22||Tidewater Striders Dismal Swamp 5-Miler (Chesapeake)|
|5/27||Tidewater Striders Fallen Heroes 4-Miler (Chesapeake)|
|6/10||OK5K (Striders supported event)|
|7/29||Tidewater Striders Scholarship Run/Walk (Virginia Beach)|
|8/05||Tidewater Striders Outdoor Mile (Chesapeake)|
|9/03||Elizabeth River Run 10k (Norfolk)|
|9/16||Chas Foundation 5k|
|11/05||Striders Cross Country 5k (Chesapeake)|
|11/23||Turkey Trot 10k (Virginia Beach)|
|12/09||Great Bridge Presbyterian Jingle Jog 5k (Chesapeake)|
*** 2023 Registration for Running Grand Prix is now CLOSED ***
2023 Tidewater Striders Multi-Sport Grand Prix
- Rules2023 Multi-Sport Grand Prix Rules
For 2023, please contact Bob Boyce if you would like to participate; Bboyce4@cox.net
An individual must be a Striders 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 Striders function (e.g. pre-race, day of Striders race, or any other opportunity by contacting the volunteer coordinator listed in the Run Down). If it is a “Striders Supported” race, volunteering must be performed under the direction of the finish line crew.
Volunteering must be performed before 12-1-2023. All volunteering after this date will count towards 2024.
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 12/31/23.
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.
Any questions, please contact Bob Boyce via e-mail.
Tidewater Striders Youth Grand Prix
- Rules2023 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 Striders 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 Striders Youth Grand Prix races will be one mile events for the 1 mile YGP. The schedule will be posted online under Grand Prix 2023 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 4/15/2008, which makes their age 15 on 7/1/2023, then their YGP age group is 15-16 for all events in 2023 YGP series. 2. If a runner’s birthday is 8/15/2008, which makes their age 14 on 7/1/2023, then their YGP age group is 13-14 for all events in 2023 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 Striders 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 Striders 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 Striders 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.
|01 Jan||Resolution Run (1 Miler) – Virginia Beach Ocenfront|
|12 Feb||Striders Indoor Track Meet (1 Miler) – Virginia Beach Sports Center|
|22 Apr||Dismal Swamp (1 Miler) – Chesapeake|
|27 May||Striders Fallen Heros (1-Miler) – Chesapeake|
|03 Sep||ERR (1-Miler) – Norfolk|
|23 Nov||Turkey Trot (1-Miler) – YMCA Mt Trashmore – Virginia Beach|
Any questions, please contact Amber Garwood via e-mail.
Tidewater Striders Walking Grand Prix
- Rules2023 WALKING Grand Prix Rules
Grand Prix Competition Points will be awarded to the first 10 Grand Prix Tidewater Striders 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
You must be a Tidewater Striders member no later than the day of the race to earn 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.