The Peachtree City Running Club and the Rotary Club of Peachtree City created the Rotary Elementary Grand Prix Series in an effort to raise awareness about childhood obesity and establish positive healthy lifestyles in children. The Peachtree City Rotary Club is the primary financial sponsor and the Peachtree City Running Club is the primary technical sponsor and will assist in the conduct of all races.
Sept 17, 2016 – Fayetteville Elementary 5K
Oct 7, 2016 – Promise Place Run From Domestic Violence (not in Rotary GP Series)
Oct 8, 2016 – Tyrone Founders Day Rotary 5K (not in Rotary GP Series)
Oct 15, 2016 – Peachtree City Classic Road Race (not in Rotary GP)
Oct 21, 2016 (Fri night) – Peeples Elementary 5K
Nov 5, 2016 – Sara Harp Minter 5K – click here for registration info
Nov 12, 2016 – Braelinn Elementary 5K – click here for registration info
Dec 3, 2016 – PTC Elementary Jingle Bell Trail 5K – click here for registration info
Dec 10, 2016 – The Bedford School 5K – click here for registration and info
Jan 14, 2017 – St. Paul Lutheran School 5K click here for info and registration
Feb 11, 2017 – Kedron Elementary School 5K click here for info and registration
Mar 4, 2017 – Oak Grove Elementary 5K click here for info and registration
Mar 18, 2017 – Burch Elementary 5K
Mar 25, 2017 – Inman Elementary
Apr 15, 2017 – Huddleston Elementary 5K Click here for info and registration
Apr 22, 2017 – Cleveland Elementary 5K Click here for info and registration
Apr 28, 2017 – (Friday night) Spring Hill Elementary Sun Run 5K Click here for info and registration
Each school keeps the proceeds from their race – last year about $100,000 was raised by the schools, and the series of races has became one more campaign in the fight against childhood obesity.
Points are awarded at each race, for all age groups, both male and female. As the year progresses, points are accumulated (Sept-May). At the end of the year, awards will be presented to the top three runners, both male and female, in all age groups (ages 8& < to 70+), having accumulated the most points. The top three finishers in each age group receive a custom plaque and also are recognized at an awards luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City.
Points are earned by age group and gender as follows: 100 points for first in age group, 90 points for second, 80 points for third, etc. Any finishers in 11th place and lower earn 5 points. Ten (10) bonus points are automatically awarded in the accumulated points for each race after the 4th race.
Standings in the 2016-2017 series can be found by clicking this link:
Rotary Elementary Grand Prix Standings