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 New Year’s day 5K (Occasionally the New Year’s day run is held on New Year’s Eve (because of city restrictions on when we can race). In this case we pretend that New Year’s Eve is actually part of the next year).
- Not all local races are part of the Grand Prix, those which are will be indicated as such on the calendar.
- To enter the Grand Prix you must be an SBAA member and pay an additional $10 for the Grand Prix itself.
- If you run a Grand Prix race before you join the Grand Prix it will not be part of your score.
- Your age-group for the Grand Prix will be determined by the first race you run once enrolled in the GP. So if you sign up for the GP on New Year’s and are 49 for that race but are 50 by Semana Nautica then for GP purposes you will be classed in the 45-49 age-group for the entire year. So, it may be to your advantage not to race (or not to join the GP) until after your birthday.