Sign Up
Location: Lexington, KY US 40509

BGR Grand Prix Series


BGR Grand Prix Series

Club members can compete for prizes and get a members-only registration discount on select races (and $5 off Thoroughbred Classic registration). See below for participating races. Join the club today to start participating.  Entrants must be BGR members. 

All participants will be entered into prize drawings at the end of the year. The more points you log, the better your chances of winning. The grand prize is a $100 gift card to John's Run/Walk Shop! 

Fill out this form after running or volunteering for a Grand Prix race to make sure your points count.

2023 Grand Prix Series Events:

The Grand Prix is an individual running competition comprising a series of 30 selected races in a year with a goal to scoring the most points, based off of chip times.  Bonus points will be added for races further from is from the Fayette County and added to your Grand Prix points.

Cost to participate in the Grand Prix is free. The participant pays their own race entry fees.

For a full listing of Grand Prix events, please see our Grand Prix entry form.

Participants are solely responsible to submit race result to the Grand Prix/BGR website.

  • Virtual races will count in the Grand Prix, but only 3 virtual events can be used among your top 10 performances.
    BGR-sponsored events outside the state of Kentucky WILL count toward Grand Prix scoring.
  • Divisions: Runners compete within age and gender divisions. 5-year age divisions. Your age division for GP competition is determined by your age on January 1st, 2023.
  • Top 10 Events: You can run as many events as you like, but only your top 10 event scores will be counted for your total score. Running more events is helpful in eliminating your lower scores.
  • Percentiles: Points are assigned as a percentile of ALL runners in a given race in a given division. You are competing against everyone in your age division in each race, not just people in the Grand Prix of your division. The top finisher in an age division will get 100 points. Points are distributed in 10-point increments per place in each age division. For example, age group first place 100 points, second place age group 90 points, third place 80 points and so on until reaching 10 points.
  • All finishers regardless of your place will get a minimum of 10 points.
  • Bonuses: Races outside of Fayette County area will be given point bonuses approximately equal to 5 points for each 50 miles from Fayette County, for up to 20 points. Marathons and Ultra will earn at least a 10-point bonus for every 50 miles away from Fayette County. For example, with a 20-point bonus based on distance from the Fayette County the runner could then score additional points for their finish place. If 3 GP runners within the same race score 100, 105, 125 with the bonus, their scores for the standings will be calculated accordingly. This means the top scores possibly after 10 events scored at the end of the year may be over 1000 points.
  • Retroactive scoring: Races can be scored retroactively since points are fixed on all race participants. Joining the Grand Prix is merely claiming the points you’ve already scored by running the events. For example, if you run an April race, and join Bluegrass Runners later, like July, or opt-in for the Grand Prix in July, your points from your April race will immediately appear in the standings, if submitted to the site.
  1. Other Scoring Possibilities:
  2. Race Officials/Meet Director -50 points per event
  3. Race Volunteers - 25 points per event
  4. Group Run Leaders - 10 points per event
  5. Other BGR-sponsored events support -10 points per event

Participants must finish at least 3 events to be recognized.

Members who let their membership lapse before December 1 may be removed from the standings and not be eligible for recognition.

The top-3 highest scorer in each age group, and the top male and female runner over-all of the year will be recognized regardless of the group they are assigned.

Enter points

© 2023 RunSignup, Inc.  

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.