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2017 Individual Grand Prix Rules

I. Individual Grand Prix Eligibility: The 2017 USA Masters Individual Grand Prix (IGP) is open to all USATF Masters (ages 40+) member athletes who compete in one or more of the 2017 USA Masters LDR Championships listed on the Masters Grand Prix schedule at www.usatf.org/MGP. Should any other championship races be added between now and the end of 2017, they too are considered Grand Prix eligible for individuals.

All runners must be 2017 USATF members aged 40+ at the time of each counted race and must conform to current USATF Rules and Regulations.
 
All Masters Athletes: All Masters athletes must be U.S. citizens or resident aliens at least 40 years of age on the date of the competition. All athletes must be 2017 members of USATF in good standing. USATF memberships may be purchased online, or through your local Association Office. Athletes will not be permitted to compete unless they have a 2017 USATF membership and completed the entry process [Note: This currently links to 2012 USA Cross Country entry Information. Please link it instead to 2017 USA Cross Country Entry Information at: http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2017/USATF-Cross-Country-Championships/Entry-Info.aspx ] for each event. Resident aliens may compete but may not score for a team nor win awards.

Non USA citizens who are members of USATF are eligible for the 2017 USA Masters LDR Championships Individual Grand Prix and may qualify for Individual Grand Prix awards.

Age Divisions: 5-year age divisions for both Masters Men and Masters Women are as follows:
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+

A runner’s age division for the 2016 USA Masters LDR Championships Individual Grand Prix shall be determined by their age on the date of each race.
 
Runners who change age divisions during the competition year shall move up to the new age division with any and all points accumulated upon completion of their first Masters LDR Championship in the new age division. If the runner does not compete in any Masters LDR Championships after aging up, they will remain in their original age division for final scoring purposes.

Scoring: At each Masters LDR Championship event points will be awarded to all finishers in each 5-year age division for both Men and Women as follows:
1st  100 points     6th  75 points      11th  50 points    16th  25 points
2nd  95 points      7th  70 points      12th  45 points    17th  20 points
3rd  90 points       8th  65 points      13th  40 points    18th  15 points
4th  85 points       9th  60 points      14th  35 points     19th  10 points
5th  80 points       10th  55 points     15th  30 points     20th+  5 points 

An individual must participate in a minimum of 3 of the 2017 USA Masters LDR Championships to be eligible for any IGP awards.
Final point totals will be the sum of a runner’s 5 best point totals scored in any of the 2017 USA Masters LDR Championships.
 
Awards: The following prizes will be awarded for both Masters Men and Masters Women in each 5-year age division based on points accumulated in a runner’s best 5 races:
 
1st Place  2017 USA Masters LDR Championships Individual Grand Prix Champion plaque
2nd Place 2017 USA Masters LDR Championships Individual Grand Prix 2nd Place plaque
3rd Place  2017 USA Masters LDR Championships Individual Grand Prix 3rd Place plaque
4th - 15th  2017 USA Masters LDR Championships Individual Grand Prix certificate
 
Breaking Ties in the Final Standings:

  1. In case of a tie or ties for 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd place in a division, the tie(s) will be broken using the following guidelines:

    1. Compare head to head competition between/among the tying individuals. The runner with the most head to head higher places between/among the tying individuals will be awarded the higher place in the division.

    2. In case individuals are still tied after applying #1, then the runner with most 1st place finishes between/among the tying individuals will be awarded the higher place in the division.

    3. In case the individuals are still tied after applying #1 and #2, then the individuals who are still tied will be awarded the same place and will receive duplicate plaques.

  2. In case of ties for 4th through 15th places in a division, the ties will not be broken and duplicate certificates will be presented to all tying individuals.

  3. Ties for places above 15th will not be broken. 

All scoring decisions of the Masters LDR Committee  regarding the 2017 USA Masters Individual Grand Prix are final and not subject to appeal.
 

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