2019 Grand Prix Schedule – Plus 2018-19

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The 2019 Kent Bowl Grand Prix Schedule – Plus 2018-19

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The goal of the Grand Prix Series is to provide fun, camaraderie and motivation for training.

Here’s how it works …

There are 28 races in the Series. Points are for your 8 highest finishes. Run or walk a minimum of 8 races and you are a finisher.

All finishers receive a trophy and a gift certificate. The gift certificate will be to a running store and/or a free entry to a race.

Achievement awards:
The male who completes the most Grand Prix Series races will receive a $50 gift certificate and the title “Mr. Grand Prix- 2019”.
The female who completes the most Grand Prix Series races will receive a $50 gift certificate and the title “Miss Grand Prix – 2019”.

Runners and walkers earn points in their age division every time they complete a series race. Do as many races as you like. Only your best 8 finishes count. 80 points is the maximum score:
1st = 10 pts    6th = 5 pts
2nd = 9 pts     7th = 4 pts
3rd = 8 pts     8th = 3 pts
4th = 7 pts     9th = 2 pts
5th = 6 pts     10th & up = 1 pt

The men and women age groups are: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95 and up

NOTE: If you enter a new age division during the year, you bring your points with you. You will finish in the age division you are in at the last Grand Prix Series race.

Tie Breakers: In case of a tie in points, the participant with the most races at the end of the season wins. If they have the same number of races, the older person  wins.

To add to the fun, we are making two of the races “T-shirt Races”. The first t-shirt race will be the Silver Strider Fun Run and Potluck in December. Every participant who wears the shirt, black, pink, or neon, receives 10 points regardless of where they finish. Runners not wearing a series t-shirt will receive their normal points according to their finish position.

The second t-shirt race will be the race of your choice for buying and wearing one of the neon shirts.

To order your t-shirt: contact  jerry@silverstrider.com

For registration or information on the GP races, click on the event ad on the right side of any page.

Please check “Bulletins” and “Thrifty Runner” to get current information about upcoming Grand Prix Series races.


2019 – 10th Annual Kent Bowl Grand Prix Series

Saturday, January 5th      FSRC Resolution Run 5k        Steilacoom

Saturday, January 19th     No Sun Fun Run 5k            Puyallup

Sunday, February 17th    My Better Half 5k            Seattle*

Saturday, March 2nd    Foothills Dash 5k/10k/Half**    Orting

Saturday, March 9th        H.I.T. The Trail 5k            Tacoma*

Saturday April 6th             The Tulip Run 10k           Burlington   

Sunday, April 28th        All In For Autism 5k or 10k**        Bellevue*

Sunday, May 19th        Rhody Run 12k or 6k**          Port Townsend

Sunday, June 2nd        NODM 5k/10k,Half,Full**        Port Angeles*

Sunday, June 9th        Bear Run 5k                Maple Valley

Thursday, July 4th        Run For The Pies 5k            Carnation*

Saturday, July 13th        Kent Cornucopia Days 5k        Kent

Saturday, July 20th         Bill Burby 5k                Vashon Island

Saturday, July 27th         Whale of a Run 4 Mile        Silverdale

Saturday, August 3rd     Art Dash 5k/10k/ Half**        Anacortes

Sunday, August 11th         Lake Union 10k            Seattle

Sunday, August 25th    Iron Horse Half            North Bend*

Monday, September 2nd    Labor Day Half Marathon        Redmond

Saturday, September 21st      Summer’s End 5k            Covington

Sunday, September 22nd        Orca Half Marathon            West Seattle

Saturday, October 12th    Poulsbo Half & 10k**        Poulsbo*

Sunday, October 27th     Run Scared 5k            Seattle

Saturday, November 9th    Fowl Run 5k                 Mt. Vernon

Thursday, November 28th    Turkey Trot 5k            Gig Harbor*

Saturday, December 14th      Christmas Rush 5k            Kent

Sunday, December 15th      Reindeer Run 5k            Olympia

Saturday, December 28th     Fun Run & Potluck            Tacoma


2018 – 2019 – 9th Annual Kent Bowl Grand Prix Series

Sunday, May 20th Rhody Run 12k Port Townsend
Saturday, June 2nd Flight For Sight 5k Everett
Sunday, June 10th Bear Run 5k Maple Valley
Wednesday, July 4th Independence Day 5k Tacoma
Saturday, July 14th Kent Cornucopia Days 5k Kent
Saturday, July 21st Bill Burby 5k Vashon Island*
Saturday, July 28th Whale of a Run 4 Mile Silverdale
Saturday, August 4th Art Dash 5k/10k/ Half** Anacortes
Sunday, August 12th Lake Union 10k Seattle
Saturday, August 25th Run-A-Muk 5k Mulkilto*
Monday, September 3rd Labor Day Half Marathon Redmond
Saturday, September 15th Summer’s End 5k Covington
Sunday, September 23rd Orca Half Marathon West Seattle
Sunday, October 14th River Run 10k or Half or Full** Snohomish*
Saturday, October 20th Potluck & Fun Run Tacoma##
Sunday, October 28th Run Scared 5k Seattle
Saturday, November 10th Fowl Run 5k or 10k Mt. Vernon**
Thursday, November 22nd Tacoma Turkey Trot 5k Tacoma
Saturday, December 8th Christmas Rush 5k Kent
Sunday, December 16th Reindeer Run 5k Olympia
Saturday, January 5th FSRC Resolution Run 5k Steilacoom
Saturday, January 19th  No Sun Fun Run 5k  Puyallup
Saturday, February 17th  My Better Half 5k  Seattle
Saturday, March 2nd  Foothills Dash 5k or 10k or Half   Orting**
Saturday, March 9th  H.I.T. The Trail 5k  Tacoma*
Saturday April 6th  The Tulip Run 10k  Burlington
Sunday, April 28th  All In For Autism 5k or 10k   Bellevue**
Sunday, May 5th  Tacoma City Marathon  Tacoma


Be sure to check the Thrifty Runner page for Silver Strider discounts!