New Balance / Super Jock 'n Jill Winter Grand Prix
2018-19 IN THE BOOKS
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s series. We had a near-record number of people qualify for a seed time for the finale, but — due in great part to the preceding two weeks of weather and a record number of final placings already having been determined — the turnout for the “chase race” was the smallest we’ve ever seen!
Final Standings posted — CHECK THEM OUT!
2019-2020 Tentative dates —
December 7 — Road Run #1 • December 21 — Cross Country #1 • January 4 — Road Run #2
January 18 — Cross Country #2 • February 1 — Track Races • February 15 — Finale Chase Race
The New Balance / Super Jock ‘n Jill Winter Grand Prix Two-Mile Series was founded in 1996 to help motivate high school kids during the dreary winter months. It hasn’t exactly turned out that way – open and masters competition is just as strong! The five stooges who started the series -- Tom Anderson, Alan Bonney, Kenny Emerick, Brian Oster, and Bill Roe -- have been fixtures over the years.
There are six races each season – two road races, two cross country races, a track race, and a finale where runners with at least three times in the first five races are given a “handicap” start time. The idea is that – if we do our job really well – everyone in the finale will cross the finish line at the same time! We had 60 finishers out of 100 within 40 seconds for the 2015-16 finale, but still haven't figured out some of you and your miraculous finale races...
New Balance and Super Jock ‘n Jill provide prizes periodically throughout the year and for the top three in each of our divisions. Nathan Hale High School cross country provides the volunteers for a donation to their program.
For information about this year's series not addressed on these pages, contact firstname.lastname@example.org!