Kent Bowl 2020 Grand Prix Schedule

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The Grand Prix Series statistics
compiled by Allen Walker


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

Here’s how it works …

Here are 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 and/or a free entry to a upcoming Grand Prix 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- 2020”.
The female who completes the most Grand Prix Series races will receive a $50 gift certificate and the title “Miss Grand Prix – 2020”.
The runner (male or female) who runs the most Grand Prix Series miles will receive a special trophy.

Runners and walkers earn points in their age division every time they complete a series race with some exceptions. 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
* This number may not be reachable this year due to canceled and no points races.

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 Mask-a-rade 5k. Every participant receives 10 points regardless of where they finish.  

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

New in 2020 is Challenge 20. If you accept the challenge to participate you receive credit for 1 race and 10 pts.

To order your t-shirt: email Linda Walker at:

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.

2020 – 11th Annual Kent Bowl Grand Prix Series

Saturday, January 4th       FSRC Resolution Run 5k        Steilacoom

Saturday, January 11th        Annual Awards Party          Tacoma

Saturday, January 18th        No Sun Fun Run 5k            Puyallup

Sunday, February 9th             My Better Half 5k            Seattle

Saturday, March 7th    Foothills Dash 5k or 10k or Half    Orting

Canceled  Sunday, March 22nd  Cherry Blossom Run 5   Seattle*

Canceled  Saturday, April 11th    Tulip Run 10k         Burlington

Canceled  Sunday, April 26th   All In For Autism 5k & 10k**  Bellevue

Canceled  Saturday, May 9th  Trillium Trail Run 5k & 10k** Bainbridge Island*

Canceled  Sunday, May 17th  Rhody Run 12k & 6k**  Port Townsend

Postponed  Sunday May 31st   Tortoise and Hare 5k Handicap    Pt Ruston    

VIRTUAL**  Sunday, June 7th   NODM 5k,10k,Half & Full**   Pt. Angeles 

Canceled  Sunday, June 14th          Bear Run 5k                Maple Valley

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

Postponed   Saturday, July 11th      Cornucopia Days 5k  (SC)           Kent

VIRTUAL**   July 17-19th     Mask-a-rade 5k

Canceled  July 18th  Lakefair 8k 

Canceled  July 25th   Whale of a Run 4 Miles   

VIRTUAL****  Saturday, August 1-7**  Art to Art 5k, 10k, Half and Full Marathon**   Anacortes

Canceled  August 9th Lake Union 10k       

VIRTUAL**   August 27-31  Iron Horse Half   North Bend

Canceled      Monday, September 7th     Labor Day Half      Redmond

VIRTUAL**   Sept. 5-13   Pacific Runderland 5k  10k   Auburn

VIRTUAL**  Sept 19-26   Summer’s End 5k    Covington 

VIRTUAL** October 1-8    Orca Marathon, Half, 10k, 5k**   Alki Beach 

VIRTUAL**  October 7-11  Maverick 1 mile, 5k, 10k, 14k, Half    Tukwila 

TBD        Run Scared 5k                Seattle

TBD        Fowl Run 5k                Mt. Vernon

TBD        Christmas Rush 5k            Kent

**Virtual Race Select Your Distance – Verify Race Dates.
** VIRTUAL Race will count for a Grand Prix Series race and mileage. Check Bulletins & Virtual Events on the menu bar. Verify race dates.

Note: Check Bulletins regularly for updates.
Also check our “Thrifty Runnerpage for Silver Strider discounts!