MTC GRAND PRIX
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
WHAT IS THE MTC GRAND PRIX?
The MTC Grand Prix is a series of MTC-sponsored or directed races in which members earn points by competing in these categories for males and females: For Runners: Youth (under 18); Open (18-39); Masters (40-49); Grand Masters (50-59); and Senior Masters (60-plus). For Walkers: Open, Masters and Grand Masters.  For the Kids Run there are the One Mile results. The top five runners and walkers in each division who complete volunteer requirements will receive awards.
HOW CAN I KNOW WHICH RACES ARE ON THE CIRCUIT?
Grand Prix races are identified in the Magnolia Runnerís Race Calendar by an asterisk (*) or the MTC Webpage Grand Prix page.
DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO EARN GRAND PRIX POINTS?
Yes. Your membership must be active on race day to earn GP points for that race.
HOW ARE GRAND PRIX POINTS EARNED?
GP points are assigned to the first ten MTC finishers in each division as follows: 1st- 100 pts; 2nd-85 pts; 3rd-75 pts; 4th-65 pts; 5th-55 pts; 6th-45 pts; 7th-35 pts; 8th-25 pts; 9th-15 pts; 10th-5 pts.
DO I HAVE TO RUN OR WALK ALL GRAND PRIX RACES TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PLACE?
No. You may run as many or as few as you wish. Awards are given according to total number of GP points earned in only 10 of the 12 total races.
DO ALL THE GRAND PRIX RACES I RUN OR WALK COUNT?
No. Now that we have 12 Grand Prix races, only your top 10 scores count toward your overall total.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CHANGE DIVISIONS DUE TO A BIRTHDAY?
Nothing. You stay in the division in which you first earn GP points. You will not transfer to another division until the next year.
HOW DOES THE NEW VOLUNTEER PROGRAM WORK?
Itís simple. You must volunteer to work at least two complete races the MTC directs to validate your GP points.  You  must contact the volunteer coordinator or another MTC officer before race day to let him/her know that you are available to volunteer. Only the volunteer coordinator can validate service for GP points.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MY GRAND PRIX STANDINGS?
Each MTC newsletter and the MTC web page contains a Grand Prix update. Contact Jack Ward (601-201-1629) (mstrackclub@aol.com) with questions or comments concerning your point total as soon as possible. Results are considered final 30 days after publication in the Magnolia Runner.