Why, it’s a club Grand Prix for people who don’t like the cold and snow! Welcome to the 1st Annual CCAC Summer Grand Prix!

Below is a list of 20 races on Cape Cod from which members must choose to run a minimum of 5 to participate in the club’s Summer Grand Prix series. None of these races are CCAC-sponsored, although CCAC members may play prominent roles in organizing and/or directing some of them.

To take part in the Grand Prix series, sign up for the races as you would any other non-club race; there is no additional fee to be paid to the club. The club has no official relationship with the organizers of these races; they don’t yet know their races are on the list, but it is no secret, so they will likely become aware. As far as they are concerned, you are just like all other entrants. Nobody from the club will be present to compile a roster of club member names so after you participate in a race, please report the results (net time and pace), and your age on race day, to Larry Cole at coleslawone@yahoo.com. If the results are not on coolrunning.com, please point him to where they are to be found.

Points will be awarded as follows: 10 points for 1st place in your age group in the race itself; 8 points for 2nd place; and 6 points for third place. We’ll then determine your place among other club members in your age group, and add 5 points for 1st  place, 4 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 2 for 4th, and 1 for 5th. We will use 10-year age groups up to age 50, then 5-year age groups, and your placing will be determined from your best 5 races. This will take some figuring from the race results.  With respect to age group changes during the summer, we suggest you run five races in one age group or the other.

We have deliberately omitted a 2-mile race in Hyannis, the Falmouth Road Race, and races on the islands from the list. After this year’s experience, we can make modifications to the list or to the rules next year, as members see fit.

What Do You Get?

Larry is working on awards or giveaways and the club is open to suggestions on the matter. We’d like to hear from participants.

Enjoy!  ~ Larry Cole

 

The Races

6/7 Falmouth June Jog 4M
6/14 Flag Day 5K, Falmouth
6/14 Ocean To Bay 5M, Truro
6/20 Run for the Arts 5K, Bass River
6/20 Women Running Wild 5K, Osterville
6/20 McKenzies’s 5K for Crohn’s Disease, E. Sandwich
6/27 Harwich Youth 5K, Harwich Port
7/4 Firecracker 5K, Cotuit
7/5 Wellfleet 5M Road Race
7/11 Phinney’s Harbor Day 5K, Bourne
7/18 Cape Cod 5K Championship, Osterville
7/18 Rhiannon McCuish Woodland 5K Run, Mashpee
7/25 Dennis Road Race, 5M
8/1 Irish Pub 5.25M, W. Harwich
8/2 Green Run  5K, Cotuit
8/8 Brew Run 5.2M, Brewster
8/15 Old Home Week 3M , Centerville
8/22 Irish Village5K, W. Yarmouth
9/5 David Lewis 5K, Falmouth
9/6 Dennis Labor Day 5K
9/13 Mighty Meehan 5K, W. Dennis