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.
It is with great sadness that we have learned that our long-time Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series friend and runner, Jim Parks, passed away suddenly yesterday, March 11. He will be greatly missed!
Service for Jim Parks will be Friday, March 15, at 2:00 PM with visitation at 1:00. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta.
***YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE***
For Immediate Release:
After many years of serving Georgia running events as a one-stop shopping source for your run or walk, Georgia Runner is going back to its roots of being a more race timing-focused business. With cutting edge technology and nearly 10 years of expertise in the timing industry, Georgia Runner has become a dominant force in the industry, and we are ready to provide the exceptional service your event deserves. Rest assured, Race Director Gary Jenkins will still be managing your event, under his new race management company Against the Wind Road Race Consulting. He will be working hand-in-hand with Georgia Runner on your event as he sets out on his new venture. Chief timer Danny Potts and his son, Kevin Potts, lead our timing team.
Long-time runner and WSB-TV reporter Don McClellan and his son, Scott, owners of Georgia Runner, continue to offer the most comprehensive professional services needed to help you create a fun and successful event. We are honored to be your resource for electronic (and manual) race timing, course design/certification, as well as medal and awards design/creation from our newest venture, Bellus Awards.
Our office manager, Zoe Harmon is ready to help you get the process rolling. Please reach out to her at 678-214-5294 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether growing an existing event or creating a new one, we look forward to working with you, and are ready to run!
Your Georgia Runner Team:
Scott McClellan, CEO
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 – email@example.com.
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