Grand Prix Series

The DWRT Grand Prix Series, new for 2018, is designed to promote camaraderie while fostering some fun intra-team competition in terms of participation, individual improvement, and overall speed.  Points are awarded in the following six categories: Participation, Personal Record, Team Record, Team Finisher, Overall Finisher, and Age-Group Finisher. At the end of the year, prizes will be awarded based on both overall participation and number of points. All members are eligible, though in order to receive credit, you must wear DWRT gear.  

Submit race results HERE

View full google spreadsheet HERE

Tentative 2018 Schedule (limited substitutions may be possible):

  1. Super Sunday 5k/5 Mile – Cambridge (Feb. 4)
  2. New Bedford Half – New Bedford (March 18)
  3. BAA 5K or Boston Marathon – Boston (April 14 or 16)
  4. Esplanade 5k Sunset Run – Boston (May TBD)
  5. BAA 10K – Boston (June 24)
  6. Summer Race TBD
  7. Baystate Marathon or Half Marathon – Lowell (October 21)
  8. Bill Rogers Jingle Bell 5k – Somerville (December TBD)
  9. Trail, XC, or Track Wildcard
  10. Open Wildcard

Grand Prix Rules:

  1. To be eligible for the DWRT Grand Prix, members must wear DWRT gear in the points race (exceptions to the DWRT gear rule will be made if the member is representing a charity).
  2. To be eligible for the DWRT Grand Prix, members must have filled out the required membership forms (application questionnaire, including Waiver and Code of Conduct)
  3. To be eligible for the DWRT Grand Prix, members must have paid their 2018 dues (runners who join the Whippets later in the year – after already participating in qualifying races – may submit those results)
  4. Members must submit their results to be counted.

Grand Prix Points Distribution:

All participants sporting DWRT gear at a grand prix event receive 10 points—cheering or volunteering at a race earns you 10 points too! Additional points are assigned as follows (detailed breakdown on 2018 points spreadsheet):

Finisher in DWRT Grand Prix Race Points
First DWRT Finisher (M/F) 20 points
Second DWRT Finisher (M/F) 15 points
Third DWRT Finisher (M/F) 10 points
First Overall Finisher (M/F) 15 points
Second Overall Finisher (M/F) 10 points
Third Overall Finisher (M/F) 5 points
First in Age Group 15 points
Second in Age Group 10 points
Third in Age Group 5 point
Team Record 15 points
Personal Record 15 points

Note: A participant may earn points in multiple categories. As an example, the first place Whippet who places third overall in a race and sets a PR would get points as follows: 20+5+15=40 points. This is on top of the 10 points for participating.

Bonus points: Receive 10 bonus points for each race you complete after your first four. In other words, complete 6 Grand Prix races and receive 20 bonus points.

Email us with questions at dwrtbos [at] dashingwhippets.org