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 …

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.
*these numbers will be revised due to race cancelations.

All finishers receive a trophy and a gift certificate. The 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- 2019”.
The female who completes the most Grand Prix Series races will receive a $50 gift certificate and the title “Miss Grand Prix – 2019”.
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. 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 May. 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 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 Race**  Sunday, June 7th   NODM 5k,10k,Half & Full**   Pt. Angeles 

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

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

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

Canceled    Saturday, July 18th             Lakefair 8k                Olympia*

Canceled   Saturday, July 25th    Whale of a Run 4 Miles        Silverdale

Canceled   Saturday, August 1st    Art Dash 5k, 10k, Half**        Anacortes

Canceled    Sunday, August 9th       Lake Union 10k            Seattle

Virtual***     Sunday, August 30th      Iron Horse Half            North Bend

Monday, September 7th            Labor Day Half            Redmond

Saturday, Sept. 12th              Pacific Runderland 5k         Auburn*

Saturday, September 19th       Summer’s End 5k            Covington

Sunday, September 20th       Orca Half Marathon          Alki Beach

Saturday, October 3rd                        Fly 5k *                  Tukwila 

Saturday, October 31st                 Run Scared 5k                Seattle

Saturday, November 7th               Fowl Run 5k                Mt. Vernon

Saturday, December 12th         Christmas Rush 5k            Kent

(SC) State 5k Championship

** Select Your Distance Race
** Virtual Race counts but no points will be give
*** Virtual Race will count. Points if any, to be determined.

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