Georgia Runner Incorporated is the most complete source for running events for the state of Georgia and the southeast. Need to raise money for a worthy cause? We can help! If you need assistance with your event, from complete event management, to finish line timing and results, to attractive awards for your overall and age group winners, we have you covered! We even help publicize your race through our online Magazine and Race Calendar.
Not only does our Calendar list all Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series races, but all running events around the state that send us information. It provides links to the race information, links to their web sites and race flyers, and links to online registration.
In addition, if you participate in the Grand Prix races, you can check your points in real time, as well as current age group standings.
And our Results page has links to complete race results (not just age-group winners) sent in by race directors from around the state, as well as complete results from events timed by Georgia Runner Event Timing.
Although Road Race Records standards are not as stringent on the state level in Georgia as they are on the national level, there are still standards that Georgia observes. For example, on the national level, to be considered record eligible, a run must be done in a USATF sanctioned race. In Georgia, a record can be set on a USATF certified course, but the race need not be sanctioned.
However, the application for a record on a certified course clearly states that USATF rules will be followed. Naturally, a race director can ignore some of those rules, for example, the use of headphones. But if a record is sought, the rules must be followed.
Lately, some runners (actually, their parents) are ignoring the rule concerning pacing and athlete assistance during the race. The rule in question is number 144. There are many reasons being given for breaking (ignoring) this rule, but the rule still stands. If the race director cannot monitor the entire course, and if there is no other way to determine whether the rule is being broken, possibly nothing can be done about it. But, if it is determined that the rule is being broken, the run will not be eligible for a Georgia record.
Joyce Hite, Georgia USATF Road Race Recordkeeper
Want your race to be a part of the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series? Download the information and application below. Approval contingent upon the number of events on your date and in your region. For more information, contact Gary Jenkins – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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