CNW Winter Grand Prix 2013

  • 07 Dec 2013
  • 15 Feb 2014
  • Magnuson Park and Nathan Hale track, Seattle WA


Registration is closed
Series entry to support Club Northwest and Nathan
Hale High School cross country programs of $40 includes
all six races, a tee-shirt, and a chance for divisional
awards! You must sign up for the series by the start of
the fourth race. The individual race entry of $7 is for
that race only.

Season pass holders make sure to bring reuse your bib and bring it to each race!!!

You must register online at least one day before the event!

2013-14 Race Dates

December 7   Cross Country Race 1

December 21  Road Race 1

January 4       Cross Country Race 2

January 18     Road Race 2

February 1    Track Race

February 15  Road Race Finale

All races in will be at Magnuson Park / Sand Point in
northeast Seattle (entry at NE 65th Street and Sand Point Way NE) except the track race on February 1, which will be held at Nathan Hale High School, 10750 - 30th NE.

All single races start at 9 a.m. The first heat of the track races at Nathan Hale starts at 9 a.m.

Race Divisions

EP     Elementary Primary (Grades 3-under)

EI      Elementary Intermediate (Grades 4-6)

MS    Middle School (Grades 7-8)

FS     Frosh/Soph (Grades 9-10)

HS    High School (Grades 11-12)

CU    College Underclass (Grades 13-14)

CO    College (Grade 15 to grad students)

20      Ages 20-29

30      Ages 30-39

40      Ages 40-49

50      Ages 50-59

60      Ages 60-69

70      Ages 70-plus

LH    Love Handles

Each division has a male and a female section.  Divisions for adults may be split into 5-year age divisions if entries warrant.  This was done for several divisions in 2012-13.

Division Scoring

All runners in each division, not including single race entrants, are ranked and awarded points, with 10 for first, 9 for second, down to 1 for tenth.  One point is also given to all finishers in that division not in the top ten.

You must finish four races to score.  If you run more than four races, your best four point totals count toward your standings.  A perfect score is 40, and we are devising special ways to embarrass – err, honor – someone so dominant in their division!

Tie-breakers include the winner being the person who: runs more races; or has a higher place in a fifth race or in the fifth and sixth races combined.  We generally don’t have to go beyond those tie-breakers.

Special Race Themes!


Randomly throughout the finish we will give away a bunch of little prizes – and a couple of big ones – to participants!

January 4 • ALUMNI DAY

We will score the second cross country race for your high school team – whether you are a current or past team member, or the parent of a current team member.  The top 15 runners will earn extra points for their team, but every participant for each school earns one point for their school!  This year we are giving the winning school $100 toward a pizza party, followed by their own team night at Super Jock ‘n Jill!


The second road race will be a prediction time event, with some fun prize certificates for the best predictors.  You get your first mile time on the clock, but we don’t have a clock at the finish and you are not allowed to wear a watch, use a stopwatch, carry a sundial or calendar, wear an MP3 player, etc.  Anyone receiving verbal clues, hand signals from someone in the crowd, or other assistance is disqualified – this is intended to be determined solely by YOUR skill as a pace runner! 


This year we will keep a point total for all runners who are members of PNTF youth, open, and/or masters clubs.  The winning club will receive the club trophy, last won by CNW in 2009-2010 (we did not keep track last year).  We will also help sponsor a social for the winning club, up to $150 value!


All races start at 9 a.m., unless the number of registrants requires dividing into two or more races.  The track races – held in five or more heats – start with the first heat at 9 a.m.

All races start near the beach house on the Waterfront Promenade at Sand Point Magnuson Park in northeast Seattle, except the track races which are held at Nathan Hale High School in northeast Seattle.


Full series $40

Student categories $30

Club Northwest members $25

Single race pre-reg $7

Single race day-of $10

Series substitute number (You should be bringing the series bib number issued to you with you for EVERY series race – if you don’t, we charge you for a new one) $3

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