Every year the SBAA organizes, a series of races we call the Grand Prix. We use a complicated process to distill results from many races into one number, and by comparing these numbers we determine a winner — overall and by age-group. At the end of the year in December we have a big party to fete the winners.
The Grand Prix starts anew every year with the Resolution Run 5K on January 1st.
To enter the Grand Prix you must be an SBAA member. Starting in 2019, your SBAA membership will automatically enroll you in the Grand Prix!
If you run a Grand Prix race before you join SBAA or renew your membership for the year, that race will not be part of your score.
Starting in 2019, your age-group for the Grand Prix will be determined by your age on December 31st. So if you sign up for the Grand Prix on New Year’s Day and are 49 for that race but are 50 by Semana Nautica then for Grand Prix purposes you will be classed in the 50-54 age-group for the entire year.
Note that some races that have more than one event will have different Grand Prix events for Junior (under 18) and adult members so if you want Grand Prix points be sure to register for and race in the right event!
Not all local races are part of the Grand Prix, those which are will be indicated as such on the calendar.