2017 Grand Prix Awards


Male Open

66 Ben Heller $300

53 Nick Webster 200

36 Christopher Leavitt 87.50

36 Matt Brooker 87.50

30 Jacob Andrews 50

27 Edson Chipalo 35

17 Jasper Travis 25

Male 30-39

70 Shaun Donegan $300

58 Dan Jordy 200

52 Jim Sweeney 100

51 Chuck Terry 75

42 Thomas Dansereau 50

28 Josh Merlis 35

27 Dallas DeVries 25

Male 40-49

72 Jake Stookey $300

66 Robert Irwin 200

48 Aaron Knobloch 100

41 Dennis VanVlack 75

26 Andy Reed 50

23 Jonathan Bright 35

18 Volker Burkowski 25

Male 50-59

70 John Stadtlander $300

66 Derrick Staley 200

60 Mark Stephenson 100

38 John Sestito 75

31 Jon Rocco 50

29 David Padula 35

25 John Noonan 25

Male 60-69

70 Rick Munson $300

64 David Roy 200

58 Richard Clark 100

48 Mark Nunez 75

37 Richard Kelly 50

29 Steven Sweeney 35

25 Stephen Jones 25

Male 70-79

68 Tom Adams $300

60 Peter Newkirk 200

47 Thomas Kollar 100

43 Ray Lee 75

34 Dave Glass 50

27 Wade Stockman 35

22 Chris Rush 25

Female Open

67 Irene Somerville $300

62 Michelle Davis 200

33 Katie Kurtessis 100

28 Megan James 75

26 Michelle Pratt 50

24 Hannah Brooker 35

19 Lindsey Klinge 25

Female 30-39

60 Karen Bertasso $300

38 Erin Murphy 200

34 Mollie Turner 100

26 Meghan Louden 75

22 Alyssa Lotmore 50

21 Elizabeth Chauhan 35

20 Nicole Soblosky 25

Female 40-49

48 Erin Corcoran $300

25 Kate Thies 200

24 Lara Stelmaszyk 100

22 Connie Smith 62.50

22 Karen Dolge 62.50

21 Joanna Tremper 30

21 Virginia Larner 30

Female 50-59

70 Sue Thompson $300

62 Peggy McKeown 200

41 Patricia Robison 100

25 Mary Buck 75

24 Beth Stalker 42.50

24 Denise Iannizzotto 42.50

19 Donna Charlebois 12.50

19 Mary Fenton 12.50

Female 60-69

72 Karen Dott $300

60 Martha Degrazia 150

60 Sharon Desrochers 150

47 Erika Oesterle 75

34 Jill Mehan 50

32 Katherine Amborsio 35

18 Carolyn B. George 12.50

18 Joan Celentano 12.50

Female 70-79

72 Anny Stockman $300

47 Eiko Bogue 200

24 Ginny Pezzula 100

12 Susan Wong 75

10 Laura Clark 50

HMRRC offers cash awards for runners who place in its Grand Prix series. The awards go seven deep in six age-group categories (29 and under; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 and up) for both men and women. Only active club members at the time of an event score points for that event.

The Grand Prix prize structure for 2017 is as follows:

1st $300 2nd $200 3rd $100 4th $75 5th $50 6th $35 7th $25

HMRRC events in the Grand Prix series include the following

  • Hangover Half Marathon (January 1)
  • Winter Series #5 10 miles
  • Runnin' of the Green
  • Bill Robinson 10K (Masters)
  • Distinguished Service 8 Miles
  • Colonie Mile
  • Tawasentha XC #2
  • Labor Day 5K
  • Anniversary Run 5.9 Mile
  • Voorheesville (under 40)
  • MHR Marathon
  • Stockade-athon 15K

For each event, points are awarded by place.

1st – 12 Points , 2nd – 10 Pts., 3rd – 8, 4th – 7, 5th – 6, 6th – 5, 7th – 4, 8th – 3, 9th – 2, 10th - 1

Only six events are used to determine overall GP point totals. So, if a runner finishes first in four events (12 points for each first), second in three event (10 points for each second), and third (8 points in one event, his/her point total is 68 (with one of the second place finishes and the third place finish being dropped from the calculation).

Participation Rules

  • A runner must be a current member of HMRRC to receive Grand Prix points for a particular event.
  • Competition is over a calendar year. Total score is the total of the best six race scores. A runner entering a new division at any time during the year may elect to continue competing in the lower age division. If this option is chosen, participants are required to provide notification of their intent within 30 days after their birthday. Notification must be made to the Race Committee Chair and/or Grand Prix Scorers.

• Jon Rocco (VP of Running Events/Race Committee Chair) -- jonrocco@hotmail.com

• Brian Northan (GrandPrix Scorer) – bnorthan@gmail.com

• Ed Hampston (Grand Prix Scorer) – eddolfan@yahoo.com

Otherwise, scoring is according to age at time of race. Points may not be transferred from one division to another. No exceptions.

  • No duplicate awards (in the rare event that a runner enters a new age group during the year and scores enough points to place in two age groups). The larger dollar amount will be awarded, and runners in the vacated age category will move up one place. If there are not seven runners in an age-group, no prize will be awarded in any vacant spot.
  • In the event of a first-place tie in age-group categories:

• First tiebreaker, head-to-head competition where the tie is between two runners.

• Second tiebreaker, comparison of number of wins in age category.

• Third tiebreaker, comparison of number of events in which points are scored.

  • In the event of ties between runners other than in first place, the prize money will be aggregated and divided equally between the tied runners.
  • Scholastic runners have the option of turning down any award in order to preserve their eligibility.

A club member doesn’t have to do anything special to participate in the Grand Prix – other than show up and make sure his/her membership is current.

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