YVAA Grand Prix Races


The Grand Prix is a series of “closed” races.  To run and count in the Grand Prix races you must be a member of a club that is affiliated to the Yorkshire Veterans Athletic Association, or affiliated as an individual yourself.  If you are under 35 years of age, you will be considered a "non-scorer".  Runners from Yorkshire clubs which are not affiliated to the YVAA, but whose members are registered with England Athletics can also run as non-scorers and will pay £10 entry or can affiliate your club on the day for £20 (includes your race entry to this first race).


The easiest way to enter a GP race is to register online prior to your first race and pick your number up at registration.  A link will appear on the website approximately 2 weeks before each Grand Prix race, but again, you need only register once for the year.


What to do on the day


Your first GP race of the season

Having registered online, a number will be ready for you to pick up at the race HQ.

Further races you do in the series

Simply bring your number and check in at race HQ.



Each race entry fee (affiliated club members only): £5 (+£1 if you need a replacement number) - £1 of the fee will go to the organizing club towards the costs incurred by the club in hosting the race.




GRAND PRIX NUMBERS – You are issued with a new number when you attend your first race of the annual series.  This number should be kept and worn on the front of your vest for all subsequent races in the current series of the YVAA Grand Prix only (don’t use it for championship races). 


AGE CATEGORY NUMBERS - an appropriate age category label obtained at race HQ (showing F35, M50, etc.) must be worn on the back of your vest if you are a counter.  Non-scorers need not wear one. 




Summary of the scoring details, etc.


Points are awarded in each Grand Prix race as follows. 

The first man, regardless of age category is awarded 300 points, the second man 299 points and so on.

The first lady, regardless of age category is awarded 150 points, the second lady 149 points and so on.

No points are awarded for non-scorers, as the name suggests.


Age at AGM date determines age category for the season in grand prix awards.  If you change age category during the season you are eligible for the new category in the individual grand prix races.  This paragraph does not apply to championship races.


Team Awards

All individual grand prix races are scoring races for the team awards.


The annual team awards are:

·         Men, first 4 to count.  (Aggregate points for the first 4 male finishers from a club)

·         Men, rest to count.  (Aggregate points for all male finishers from a club outside the top 4)

·         Men, all to count.  (Aggregate points for all male finishers)

·         Ladies, first 4 to count.  (Aggregate points for the first 4 female finishers from a club)

·         Ladies, rest to count.  (Aggregate points for all female finishers from a club outside the top 4)

·         Ladies, all to count.  (Aggregate points for all female finishers)

NOTE:  For annual team awards, no competitor can contribute to the winning of more than one prize, e.g. a club winning the Four-to-Count trophy cannot win the All-to-Count trophy, yet can win the Rest-to-Count.


Individual Awards

·         Category prizes are given at each of the races.

·         At the end of the series, trophies are awarded in each category based on the runners’ best 7 scores from the 10 races (or best 6 scores if only 7, 8 or 9 races are scheduled).  A minimum six races have to be completed to qualify for an award (five in a 7, 8 or 9-race series).  Note: details for a depleted series consisting of less than 7 races will be posted online if this situation occurs.


Prior to the races, keep in touch with your club rep, who will have greater details on each race, including directions.


If details of any race have to be changed, your club rep will be informed.