Grand Prix Series Rules

  1. Series participants are required to complete three of the nine races and volunteer at a 2019 BRRC event in order to be complete the series.
  2. Volunteer commitment must be made in advance of an event by contacting the Race Director or event coordinator and must be completed between January 1, 2019 and the date of the final GPS race, which is November 10, 2019. While showing up race morning is helpful and appreciated, advance notice helps Race Directors determine if an event can be safely staged. Participants who do not see their volunteer commitment credited in the 2019 GPS Standings are responsible for notifying gpsteam@brrc.com. Additionally, a runner may fulfill his or her volunteer commitment by participating on BRRC committees, helping with club membership or communications, or leading other non-event volunteer activities. To meet GPS volunteer qualifications will require approval of BRRC officers.
  3. If a participant runs more than three races, only the best three performances are used to calculate the series score. Additional GPS races may be used to break ties as specified below.
  4. Tie breaking will only be done at the completion of the series, and only to determine category prizewinners. Ties will be broken by application of the following rules, in the order they are presented.
    1. In the event that competitors have the same series score at the end of the series, the higher series place goes to the competitor who won more head-to-head races among all GPS races the tied competitors finished.
    2. If the preceding criterion does not break the tie, the higher series place goes to the competitor who finished more GPS races.
    3. If the preceding criterion does not break the tie, BRRC recognizes the competitors as tied for the year and issues multiple awards for the same place.
  5. To score GPS points at the Meet of Miles, participants must run in their age group.
  6. To score GPS points at a race a participant must be a club member. For new members, only those races that occur after membership will be counted in the final standings.
  7. To be eligible for series points a participant’s membership must be current for that race.
  8. A participant’s age group will be determined by their age as of his or her first point-scoring race. Example: A participant runs the first series race and he or she is 34 years old, the following week they turn 35. This person has the option of dropping the first series race and competing in the 35 -39 category or staying in the 30 – 34 year group. This decision must be made in writing the first race after entering a new age category. In other words you can’t wait until the end of the season to see which category you would finish higher in. Email gpsteam@brrc.com.
  9. All participants completing three GPS races will receive a Grand Prix Series premium after the series is complete.