The Traverse City Track Club's Grand Prix Series is for everyone, regardless of speed. With over 60 races in the series, the Grand Prix is a great way to tour our five-county region, meet new running friends and help represent the TCTC.
Started in 2015, the Grand Prix Series gathers and supports the area’s many established and soon-to-be established races, often providing both technical support and general encouragement to race directors working hard to put on a high quality event for our area’s many runners.
Grand Prix events all have in common all of the following vital event features: measured and marked courses, actual race distance that matches the advertised race distance, professional timing, and age-group awards. Grand Prix events range from the 7000 participant TCTC Bayshore races, to the 100 participant Kingsley Heritage Day 5K, and everything in between.
You must be a current member of TCTC club to participate in the Grand Prix.
Participant must be a 2019 TCTC Member – The Grand Prix is free to join.
It is the sole responsibility of the participant to report points earned. Race points must be reported to the coordinator by the participant no later than 30 days after the run. Please, no exceptions. This helps with keeping an accurate, up-to-date score.
Standings will be available at the top of this page. This will be updated every few weeks. Include name of race(s) when reporting earned points.
All entries must be submitted by December 15th of the current year. No exceptions.
Participant can only claim a maximum of 13 points per race date (Example: John does a 5k at 8am on July 4th and gets 11 points, then does a different 5k at 11am at a different venue on July 4th and gets 13 points. John can only submit the race for 13 points, not both). You can however submit points for multiple races on any given day. See below for points explanation.
10 points per 2019 TCTC Grand Prix Race. Points can be earned only in races that are designated 2019 TCTC Grand Prix Races with the exception that a participant can count one non-circuit race of 26.2 miles or more in addition to the designated 2019 TCTC Grand Prix Circuit races. The 2019 Circuit is currently being finalized.
Additional points – added to the 10 earned.
First Place = 3 points (overall or in age group but not both)
Second Place = 2 points (overall or in age group but not both)
Third Place = 1 point (overall or in age group but not both)
In a race that awards more than top three (example 4th or 5th place) = 1 point. (overall or in age group but not both)
(Note - place refers to “published” result. If you won your age group, but were promoted to 3rd overall, you would receive 11 points total).
Example: John gets 1st in his 70-74 age group, he gets a total of 13 points for that race.
Awards to first 10 overall male and female Grand Prix winners on the basis of points
Anyone who scores a minimum of 100 points earns a "2019 TCTC Grand Prix Century Award"
2019 Grand Prix Races (Subject To Change!)
6 - Race To The Tomb 5K - Williamsburg (members automatically get $5 off using their same RSU account!)
13 - Big Little Hero - Traverse City ($5 off use SAVES5K and SAVES10K)
27 - Wood Memorial Trout Festival Run – Kalkaska ($5 off use wood19)
4 - Run for the Arts 5K - Interlochen ($5 off use ART2019)
11 - Mesick Mushroom Festival 5K Run - Mesick ($5 off use 19TCTC)
11 - Gaylord Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K - Gaylord ($5 off use TCTCLUB)
19 - Jolly Pumpkin Run - Traverse City ($3 off use TCTC2019)
26 - North Mitten Half Marathon & 10K - Thompsonville ($5 off use TCCLUB19)
1 - CIS 5K Run/Walk (Bass Festival) – Mancelona ($5 off use TCTrack)
2 - Rock The Light 5K - Northport ($5 off use tctc19)
15 - Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon/5K/10K - Glen Arbor (members automatically get 10% off the 5K using their same RSU account!)
4 - Crystal Lake 5K (Firecracker) - Beulah
13 - Sweaty Yeti - East Jordan ($5 off use TCTRACK)
13 - Alpenfest 5K/10K – Gaylord ($5 off use TCRUNNERS19)
20 - Port City Run - Frankfort (20% off use TCTrack19)
27 - Alden 5K/10K -Alden
27 - Arcadia 5K – Arcadia
17 - Dune Dash - Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail ($5 off use cottenwood)
24 - Kingsley Heritage Days 5K – Kingsley ($5 off use TCTCKHD2019)
7 - 9/11 Remembrance 5k Run/Walk - Traverse City ($5 off use TCTC9112019)
28 - PEACE Ranch 5K/10K Farm Day - Traverse City ($3 off use clubPR19)
28 - Blue Ribbon Run - Traverse City
(TBD) - Record Eagle 2 Mile Championships - Traverse City
5 - Sleeping Bear Marathon and Half- Marathon – Empire (members automatically get 10% off the 5K using their same RSU account!)
12 - Orchards at Sunset 5K - Suttons Bay
21 - Boyne City Turkey Trot 5K – Boyne City
(TBD) - Toy Trot 5K – Cadillac