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Grand Prix 2017

Earn points for the races you enter

The 2017 Grand Prix is open to all GFR members. The purpose of the Grand Prix is to promote more social club running in the club, as well as to raise the club’s profile. We hope that we can get a strong presence at many of these runs and that this is fun!

Earn Points. You are awarded points for every race on the grand prix calendar that you enter. Bonus points are available for some races and you can earn points by volunteering at races too.  There is a total of 250 points available.

Leader Board. We will keep a leader board throughout the year and there will be prizes at our annual awards night party.

Prizes. Prizes will be based on the number of points earned, NOT speed.

GFR’s Grand Prix Race Calendar 2017

Date Race Location Points Available Cost and Link
4th March Victoria ParkRun Victoria Park, Glasgow 5*** FREE

1st April Pollok ParkRun Pollok Park, Glasgow 5*** FREE

29th April Piece of Cake 10km (Manchester FrontRunners) Boggart Clough Park, Manchester 10** TBC

29th April Tiree Half Marathon and 10km Tiree 10 £18

6th May Springburn ParkRun Springburn Park, Glasgow 5*** FREE

14th May Monklands Half Marathon Coatbridge 10* £18

21st May Stirling Marathon Stirling 10* £55

28th May Edinburgh Marathon Festival – Any Event Edinburgh 10* Various prices from £24.50-£55.50

3rd June Tollcross ParkRun Tollcross Park, Glasgow 5*** FREE

4th June Great Women’s 10km Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow 10 £27

16th June Dublin Pride 5km Phoenix Park, Dublin (Dublin FrontRunners) 10** TBC

18th June Men’s 10km Riverside Museum, Glasgow 10 £20.50/£18.50/£16.50  


1st July Strathclyde ParkRun Strathclyde Country Park, Glasgow 5*** FREE

21st July LGBT 5km (Northern FrontRunners) Town Moor, Newcastle 10** TBC

5th August Drumchapel ParkRun Garscadden Woods East, Glasgow 5*** FREE


August TBC Tour of Clydeside

5 races

Various around Glasgow 3# per race TBC
August TBC London Pride Run (London FrontRunners) London 10** TBC

19th August OUTrun 2017 (Glasgow Frontrunners) Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow 10** TBC

2nd September Ruchill ParkRun Ruchill Park, Glasgow 5*** FREE

1st October Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run Half Marathon & 10km George Square, Glasgow 10 £34 Half Marathon

£27 10km

15th October Budapest Marathon, Marathon Relay (team of 4), 30km, 10km Budapest, Hungary 10 TBC

The Grand Prix starts with the Couch to 5K Graduation run so that our new members can participate too. After that points can be earned by participating in:

  1. Tour of Glasgow Parkruns – as a club let’s complete all 4 Parkruns in Glasgow
  2. Tour of FrontRunners – we are keen to build up a FrontRunner community in the UK so let’s go and run with the other UK clubs who hold open events, these are Manchester, Northern, & London. GFR will look at ways of supporting travel/accommodation to these events if possible.
  3. Local Events – There are a range of local races available throughout the year including Glasgow Men’s or Women’s local 10k events, Tiree or Monkland Half Marathons, Stirling Marathon, Great Scottish Run or any event in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival.
  4. International Run – we will be travelling to Budapest in October 2017 for our international trip. There are a range of race distances available including full marathon, 30km, marathon relay and 10km.
  5. Volunteering – you can also earn an additional 5 points for every time you volunteer at another run, be that marshalling at Parkrun, OUTrun or the larger events too.


Parkrun offer free 5k events but you must register for these events in advance and print out and take along your unique barcode. You will also find details on how to volunteer at Parkrun on their website. Full details at

Bonus Points

*Can claim bonus 5 points for completing 2 or more

^Can claim 5 bonus points for completing two or more.

**Can claim 5 bonus points for any two of these completed including OUTrun

***Can claim 15 bonus points for completing all of 7 parkruns OR 10 bonus points for completing 5 OR 5 bonus points for completing 3

#Can claim bonus 5 points for completing all 5 races in series.


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Recording your participation

You are responsible for recording your participation in each run/volunteering yourself. Please do this within a week of participation.

Record your participation here or via the form below