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.
|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
|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
|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:
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 http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
*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.
TOTAL AVAILABLE POINTS: 250 points
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