Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Charlotte dominates Running Journal Grand Prix Series

The Charlotte Running Community did fantastic in the Running Journal Grand Prix series ( that just ended this past Monday (Memorial Day) in Huntsville, Alabama.

The RJ GP is a series of ten races held throughout several Southeast states and all runners who live in those states are eligible for the GP. There are three races in NC (Charlotte Racefest 10k, Southpark Turkey Trot, and Asheville Citizen-Times Half Marathon), two in South Carolina (Myrtle Beach Half Marathon and Midnight Flight 10k in Anderson), one in Tennessee (Germantown Half Marathon in Memphis), one in Florida (Gate River Run 15k), and three in Alabama (Rocket City Marathon and Vulcan Run 10k in Birmingham and the Cotton Row Run 10k in Huntsville).

Only the top 8 runners in each age group receive points in each race, and for overall only the top 20 runners (M/F) in each race receive points. Here's a link where you can get a better idea of how points are counted:

We had 7 winners from the Charlotte area this year including the top 2 overall male and female (Alejandro Arreola and Alice Rogers). This is the 33rd year of the RJ Grand Prix.

Here are the other Charlotte area winners for this year:
Richard Hefner -- 1st place, 55-59 age group
Jerry Sofley -- 1st place, 60-64 age group
Bob Heck -- 2nd place, 40-44 age group
Bob Nelson -- 2nd place, 55-59 age group
Margaret Hagerty -- 1st place overall Veteran Female

1 comment:

  1. Michele HoheiserJune 1, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    Way to go! Charlotte area runners rule!