Road Grand Prix

Invitation to Bid on the 2020-2021 Road Grand Prix

Attention Race Directors:

In late October USA Track & Field Connecticut (USATF CT) will designate eight races to be state road championships for the next two-year period (2020-2021).  As in the past at these eight races teams from Connecticut clubs will compete each year for prize money from each race, augmented by additional funds from USATF CT.  We ask those of you who control a race or races to submit your race(s) you wish to have considered for designation as one of the eight. 

Benefits to the race include:  1.  Prestige of designation as a Connecticut Championship; 2.  Additional registrants because the race is part of the series.  In 2019 the average has been 112 runners per series race who were USATF CT members; 3.  Promotion by running clubs throughout Connecticut urging their members to run for teams and 4.  Waiver of the Connecticut portion of the sanction fee.

The requirements are:  1.  The course used race day will have a current USATF certification; 2.  The race will be sanctioned by USATF each year and 3.  Within 15 days after race day each year the race will contribute $1,000 in prize money to USATF CT.

Please email me by October 15th the names of the race(s) you are submitting, the best estimate of the dates each race will be conducted in 2020 and 2021, any plans to alter the course from the one used in 2019 and any other plans for significant changes (from 2019) to the race.  For races not conducted in 2019 just send a race name and two dates.  I will get back to you for other information we will use to make our choices.

Some of you are familiar with USATF, our championship system, course certification and race sanctioning so I have not included explanations some people may not need.  For more details on any part(s) of this message just let me know.

Thank you for considering this request,

Peter Hawley
Long Distance Running Chair, USATF CT
peter.hawley@att.net
860 748-2658 (voice or text)

2019 Road Racing Grand Prix

USATF-CT’s Road Racing Grand Prix consists of eight races for 2019. At each race, prize money is up for grabs in the following categories in both genders: Open, Master’s (40+ years old), Grand Master’s (50+) and Seniors (60+). For the open divisions, a team must consist of five runners; all other divisions, a team must consist of three runners.

March 3, 2019 – 99.1 PLR Shamrock & Roll 5K  – Individual Results | Team Results
May 25, 2019 – Delaney Dash (4-Mile) – Individual Results | Team Results
June 8, 2019 –  Spring Street Mile – Individual Results | Team Results
June 29, 2019 – Redding Rock ‘N Roots 9k – Individual Results | Team Results
July 28, 2019– sound RUNNER Sea Legs Shuffle  – Individual Results | Team Results
September 2, 2019 – Faxon Law New Haven Road Race 20k – Individual Results | Team Results
October 12, 2019 – Eversource Hartford Half Marathon 

All teams who wish to score at any race must be current USATF-CT teams and each scoring member must be a current USATF-CT member.

Scoring is done by net time rounded up to the nearest whole second. A cumulative time from each scoring runner will equal the team’s time. Runner’s may score down in any division, but not up. For example a 50 year-old can score as a Grand Master, Master and Open Runner; a 34 year old can only score in the Open division.

2018 Cumulative Results

March 4, 2018 – 99.1 PLR Shamrock & Roll 5K – Individual Results | Team Results
March 11, 2018 – Bolton Road Race (5 mile) – Individual Results | Team Results
May 26, 2018 – Delaney Dash (4-Mile) – Individual Results | Team Results
June 9, 2018 –  Spring Street Mile – Individual Results | Team Results
June 30, 2018 – Redding Rock ‘N Roots 9k – Individual Results | Team Results
July 29, 2018 – sound RUNNER Sea Legs Shuffle 10 mile – Individual Results | Team Results
September 3, 2018 – Faxon Law New Haven Road Race 20k – Individual Results | Team Results
October 13, 2018 – Eversource Hartford Half Marathon – Individual Results | Team Results

March 5, 2017 – 99.1 PLR ShamRock n’ Roll 5k | Individual Results | Team Results
April 9, 2017 – Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half Marathon – Individual Results | Team Results
May 27, 2017 – Delaney Dash  – Individual Results  | Team Results
June 10, 2017 – Spring Street Mile   – Individual Results | Team Results
June 11, 2017 – Litchfield Hills Road Race   – Individual Results | Team Results
July 30, 2017 – SoundRunner Sealegs Shuffle – Individual Results | Team Results
August 27, 2017 – Old Wethersfield 10k  – Individual Results | Team Results 
September 4, 2017 – New Haven Road Race 20k – Individual Results | Team Results

2017  Cumulative Team Results available here!

Final 2016 Men’s Team Standings | Final 2016 Women’s Team Standings | Final 2016 Combined Standings

2015 Final GP Standings