The Arc Grand Prix Run
6:00 AM WGI Gates Open
7:00 AM Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup
7:50 AM Opening Ceremonies
8:00 AM Race Start
9:00 AM Awards
9:30 AM Race Ends
10:00 AM Opening Weekend Activities/Drive The Glen Laps Begin
Participants may choose to register for:
1) The Track: This 3.4 mile course is the full distance of the WGI race track and includes “the boot”. This is a timed course. Participants who place as a top 3 male or top 3 female finisher in his/her age bracket will receive an award medallion.
Note: There are 3 Mile Marker stations on the course with water available (NEW for 2017!) and a water station about half-way on the course.
2) The Pit Road – This is a 1-mile course intended for those who would prefer to walk a short distance, but still want an “up close and personal” view of a portion of the full track. The course includes a view of Victory Lane then loops back to the finish line via Pit Road. Participants will not cross the timing mat, but will end at the finish line along with participants of The Track course. There is no timing for this course. Note: There is 1 water station half way on the course. The registration price is the same for both courses and includes the 2017 race shirt and race goody bag.
Registration for The Arc Grand Prix Run at Watkins Glen International opens at 7:00 am EST on November 21st 2016.
Early registration ends March 11th 2017. For the best price and to guarantee your race shirt, be sure to register early. The price is $25 for adults (ages 13+) and $10 for youth (ages 5 – 12). Participants under 5 are permitted at no charge, but will not receive a race shirt unless registered and paid by March 11th.
Late registration is March 12th – April 5th 2017. The price is $30 for adults (ages 13+) and $15 for youth (ages 5 – 12).
Race day registration is available starting at 6:30 am. The race starts at 8:00 am. Race day registration prices are $30 for adults (ages 13+) and $15 for youth (ages 5 – 12).
If you wish to register by submitting a hard copy registration form with check payment, please print, complete, and mail to: The Arc of Schuyler, 203 12th Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. You will receive email confirmation to the email address you provide on the form when your registration form has been received and processed. Please complete one form per person.
The Arc Grand Prix Run is professionally chip timed by Auyer Race Timing, the official race timing provider of the nationally renowned Wineglass Marathon in Corning, New York.
Only participants of the 3.4 mile course will be timed, whether running or walking. Participants of the “Pit Road Walk” will not be timed.
Entrance to Watkins Glen International
Great news for 2017! The facility waiver that must be signed in order to enter Watkins Glen International is now incorporated into the race event waiver you agree to when you register online or by mail-in form. This means you will not have to sign a WGI facility waiver at the entrance.
You can pick up your bib and race shirt at The Arc of Schuyler, 203 12th St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 from April 4 – April 7, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. We will also be at The Colonial Pottery & Creamery on April 6, 5 – 6:30 PM. Stop in for your race bib and shirt and enjoy a drink from the bar, some homemade ice cream, or both. Why not?
Bibs and race shirts are available for pick up the morning of the race beginning at 6:30 AM. If you are not registered by the April 5th deadline, you may register and pick up your bib and race shirt (if available) on race day.
This is an inclusive and fun race, so whether you’re a novice or expert runner, a walker, or something in between, we’re thrilled to welcome you! When you sign up for The Track (3.4 mile) course, you are eligible to win an AWESOME award medallion.
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female finishers of the 3.4 mile course in the following age brackets:
75+; 70 – 74; 65 – 69; 60 – 64; 55 – 59; 50 – 54; 45 – 49; 40 – 44; 35 – 39; 30 – 34; 25 – 29; 20 – 24; 16 – 19; 13 – 15; 9 – 12; 5 – 8
Prizes will be awarded to overall make and female finishers of the 3.4 Mile Run.
New for 2017, all youth participants will receive a shoelace charm to commemorate their achievement with The Arc Grand Prix Run! We hope this will be a fun item to collect each year for our young runners and walkers.
The participant who raises the most in pledges/donations takes home a medallion and an awesome prize! Pledges can be collected in-person by the participant and/or raised through the participant’s personal pledge raising site generated by Race Roster upon registration. Deadline is April 5th at midnight.
Build Your Team!
You have the option of creating a team when you register online. Ask your friends, family, and co-workers to sign up too and join your team at WGI! The team with the most members wins a prize!
Drive The Glen
Drive The Glen: Make a day of it at The Glen! After The Arc Grand Prix Run, you and the family can enjoy Watkins Glen International Opening Weekend activities. Drive your personal vehicle on the Grand Prix course – $25 for 3 laps behind the WGI pace car. When you purchase your Drive The Glen pass through this website, $15 of your purchase will directly benefit the official charity of this race: The Arc of Schuyler. Tickets will be available at pre-race packet pickup or on race day at Will-Call table of our race tent. Please bring your registration/merchandise confirmation.
Following The Arc Grand Prix Run at Watkins Glen International, join us for the After Party at Grist Iron Brewing Co.! Grab a bite to eat and enjoy Grist Iron’s full line of craft beers. Listen to live music and enter to win our Grand Prize Package!
Live Music: Pat Comstock (starting at 12:00 PM)
Time: 11:00 – 2:00 PM
Support The Arc of Schuyler: Our generous friends at Grist Iron Brewing Co. will donate $1 to The Arc of Schuyler for each pint sold at the After Party.
Grand Prize Package: Race participants receive a free entry into the Grand Prize Package Raffle, but you have to come see our volunteer crew at the After Party to get your raffle ticket and enter. You do not need to be present to win. What’s in the package? A one night stay at the Inn at Grist Iron, a $75 gift certificate to Grist Iron Brewing Co. and 2 free entries to The Arc Grand Prix Run at WGI 2018!
BE PART OF THE ACTION ON THE TRACK! WE LOVE VOLUNTEERS!
We needs lots of help before and on race day to make The Arc Grand Prix Run a success. We welcome individuals, families, corporate teams, adult and youth service clubs, anyone who wants to have fun and help create a great experience for our participants.
BONUS! Our volunteers get a FREE long-sleeve race shirt if signed up by March 11, 2017.
Volunteer Orientation will be held April 7th at 5:00 PM at Watkins Glen International. It’s highly suggested that you attend this meeting to best understand the race day schedule and your role and position as a volunteer. We will email you meeting reminders if you register to volunteer.
So, how can you help?
Course Marshall: There are 3 mile markers on The Track (3.4 mile). We’ll need small teams on each mile marker who can hand out water, shout out the time, pick up debris (water cups, etc.), and of course – clap loud and yell words of encouragement to our runners! Prior to race start, volunteers will be transported by bus to their designated station and picked up as the last runners pass their station. There are 5 “stations” on The Pit Road (1 mile). Individuals or smaller teams will walk to their designated spots on the course and assist with course direction to participants.
Water Station: There is one water station on The Track and one water station on The Pit Road. Volunteers will fill water cups, hand them out to runners as they pass by, and pick up any debris. Clapping and cheering encouraged!
Parking Director: We expect a lot of cars on race morning and we need help directing people into a spot quickly. We’ll provide a safety vest and instructions on where and how to direct people to park.
Registration/Packet Pickup: Assist with race day registrations, hand out shirts, bibs, and pre-registered participant packets.
Runner’s Tent: Greet participants, provide direction, answer questions, and help with refreshments.
Ready to help? Click the link below to fill out our volunteer form and we’ll get in touch with you.
If you participated in The Arc Grand Prix Run at Watkins Glen International on April 8, 2017, we would love to hear your feedback on the event!