Pacific Association USATF

2016 XC Grand Prix Schedule

 

   

16th Annual UC Santa Cruz Cross Country Challenge 24th Annual Phil Widener Empire Open< 31st Annual Golden Gate Park Open 6th Annual  Rebels XC Challenge 12th Annual  Garin Park XC Challenge 18th Annual Excelsior Challenge (formerly Presidio Challenge) 8th Annual  Willow Hills XC Open 19th Annual  Matt Yeo Memorial Aggies XC Open 21st Annual  John Lawson Tamalpa Challenge 31st Annual  PA Cross Country Championship
2016 Date 20-Aug-16 27-Aug-16 11-Sep-16 (Sunday) 17-Sep-16 24-Sep-16 1-Oct-16 8-Oct-16 22-Oct-16 30-Oct-16 (Sunday) 13-Nov-16 (Sunday)
Women’s Race (Time/Distance) 9:00am/4.0 miles 9:00am/3.4 miles 9:00am/4+ miles 9:00am/6 km 10:30am/5 km 11:00am/5 km 9:00am/5 km 9:00am/4.2 miles 9:00am/4.25mi 9:00am/4 mi (2 loops)
Open Men’s Race (Time/Distance) 10:30am/4.0 miles 10:30am/3.4 miles 10:30am/4+ miles 10:30am/6 km 9:00am/5km 9:30am/5 km 10:30am/5 km 10:30am/4.2 miles 11:00am/4.25mi 11:00am/6 mi (3 loops)
Master Men’s Race (Time/Distance) 9:45am/4.0 miles 9:45am/3.4 miles 9:45am/4+ miles 9:45am/6 km 9:45am/5km 10:15am/5 km 9:45am/5 km 9:45am/4.2 miles 10:00am/4.25mi 9:45am/ 6 mi (3 loops)
Location Upper campus trails,  UC Santa Cruz,  Santa Cruz–Crown College, Santa Cruz Spring Lake Regional Park, Newanga Ave. entrance,  Santa Rosa Lindley Meadow,  30th Ave and JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park,  San Francisco Ancil Hoffman Regional Park, 6700 Tarshes Dr,  Carmichael, CA 1320 Garin Ave.  Garin Regional Park, Hayward, CA San Bruno Mountain Park, 555 Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, Brisbane, CA 94005 Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park, Folsom CA 95630 Shoreline Park, Martinez Miwok Meadows,  China Camp State Park, San Rafael Lindley Meadow, 30th Ave and JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Directions Take Hwy 17 from San Jose to Santa Cruz.  Take Hwy 1 North towards Half Moon Bay, turn right on Bay St.  Proceed up to UCSC Main Entrance at the corner of High and Bay St., go straight into campus.  Turn left on Hagar Dr, go past the Fieldhouse, turn left on McLaughlin Dr. and then turn right on Chinquapin Rd.  Turn right just before the Firehouse into the Crown College parking lot. Registration is in the small parking area above the Firehouse. From Hwy 101: Take Hwy 12, east toward Sonoma 1 mile until the highway ends at Farmers Lane stoplight.  Cross intersection onto Hoen, 1.5 miles to Newanga stopsign.  Left on Newanga 1/4 mile to Spring Lake Park entrance. $7 parking fee.  Right after entrance to Oak Knolls area parking.  Race starts/finishes 1/4 mile from parking on west side of lake near Jackrabbit boat ramp. Take Fulton Avenue, which runs along the north edge of the park, to 30th Ave. (stoplight).  Turn south into the park.  Road deadends at JFK at Lindley Meadow. (East end of JFK Drive is closed on Sunday, so use Fulton.) From Hwy 50 take Watt Ave off-ramp. Head north to Fair Oaks Blvd, turn right. Follow Fair Oaks Blvd to Van Alstine and turn right.  Turn left onto California Ave, then right on Tarshes Drive. $5 parking fee in the park. From South Bay: I-880 N toward Oakland. Merge onto Industrial Pkwy SW via exit 24.  Keep R at fork to continue onto Industrial Pkwy. Turn R onto Mission Blvd. Turn L onto Garin Ave. Garin Park is 1320 Garin Ave.   From San Francisco: I-280 S.  Merge onto I-380 E.  Merge onto US-101 S.  Merge onto CA-92 E toward Hayward.  Merge onto I-880 S. Turn L onto Industrial Pkwy.  Turn on R onto Mission Blvd. Turn L onto on Garin Ave. to Garin Park at 1320 Garin Ave. FROM 280 NORTH: Take Junipero Serra Blvd exit in Daly City.  Go straight then right on John Daly Blvd. Follow John Daly straight up to Hillside Blvd past Mission street.  Go left on Bronswick Street and then right on Crocker Avenue. Follow Crocker (about a mile) up to the entrance on your right near Southern Hill Blvd. 280 FROM THE SOUTH: Take San Jose Ave/Mission Street exit in San Francisco.  Go straight to follow CA-82 N/San Jose Avenue. Turn left on Wilson Street; right on Mission Street; and then left on Crocker.  Follow Crocker (about a mile) up to the entrance on your right near Southern Hill Blvd. Take Hwy 50 east (toward Lake Tahoe) to Folsom. Take Prairie City Rd off-ramp, Exit 25.  At light go left, over freeway onto Prairie City Rd.  Follow ‘XC Races’ signs to lower high school parking lot. From the South: 680 N Exit Waterfront Rd. Toward Marina Vista.  Take Marina Vista West Right on Ferry St. into the Park  From the North:  680 S Exit Marina Vista toward Waterfront Rd.  Take a left onto Marina VistaRight on Ferry St. into the Park Hwy 101 to San Rafael, take the North San Pedro Road exit and go east (toward the bay) for 5 miles to the park. Take Fulton Avenue, which runs along the north edge of the park, to 30th Ave. (stoplight).  Turn south into the park. Road deadends at JFK Dr. at Lindley Meadow.  (East end of JFK Drive is closed on Sunday, so use Fulton.)
Open Team $ $100/$75/$50 $75/$50/$25 $150/$75 $125/$75 $75/$50/$25 $75/$50/$25 $75/$50 $100/$75/$50 $120/$75 $150/$75
Open Individual $ $50/$30/$20 $150/$75/$25 $200/$100/$50 $125/$75/$25 $150/$75/$50 $150/$75/$50 $100 $50/$30/$20 $120/$75 $200/$100/$50
Master $ Indiv. $40/$25; Team $100/$75/$50 Indiv. $75/$25;  Team $75/$25 Indiv. $50/$25; Team $50/$25 Indiv. $75/$25; Team $75/$25 Indiv. $75/$50; Team $75/$25 Indiv. $75/$50; Team $75/$25 Indiv. $100; Team $50/$25 Indiv. $40/$25; Team $100/$75/$50 Indiv. $75 Team; $75/$50 Indiv. $50/$25; Team $50/$25
Senior $ Indiv. $30/$20 Team $50/$35 Indiv. $50  Team $50 (double dipping OK) Indiv. $25 Indiv. $50  Team $50/$25 Indiv. $50 Team $50 Indiv. $50  Team $50 Indiv. $50  Team $50/$25 Indiv. $30/$20 Team $50/$35 Indiv. $45 Team $30 Indiv. $25
Super Senior $ N/A Indiv. $25  Team $25 N/A N/A N/A N/A Indiv. $50  Team $50/$25 N/A Indiv. $35 Team $25 N/A
Veteran $ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Indiv. $50 Team $50 N/A Indiv. $25 N/A
Sponsoring Organization Santa Cruz TC Empire  Runners SF Running & Walking River City Rebels West Valley TC Excelsior RC/td>

Buffalo Chips RC Asics Aggies RC Tamalpa Runners SF Running & Walking
Total Prize Purse $1500 (1.5 points) $1500 (1.5 points) $1500 (1.5 points) $1500 (1.5 points) $1500 (1.5 points) $1500 (1.5 points) $1500 (1.5 points) $1500 (1.5 points) $1500 (1.5 points) $1500 (1.5 points)
Race Director w/email Greg Hales Bill Rogers Tim Wason Andy Harris Karen Saxena Chikara Omine Arnold Utterback Kevin Searls Ken Grebenstein Tim Wason
Phone 408-390-0335 707-481-1924 415-823-2276 916-531-8503 650-856-6778 415-513-8640 916-541-3608 925-963-8534 415-927-3664 415-823-2276
Pre-Reg. Cost $15 if post-marked by Aug 13th; Register
Online
Mail-in paper form–$20, postmark by August 19. Online-$15 (no fees), deadline Aug 24 Empire Open Info and
Online Registration
$20 if received by Sept 7th. Pre-regs by Aug 17th will have their name printed on bib (in addition to a number) Sign up early to get this! Online Registration Link coming soon. $15 if post-marked  by Sept 10th Register Online $20 if postmarked by Sept. 19th. Online Registration Link coming soon. $15 if post-marked by Sept. 23rd Register Online $20 if post-marked by Oct. 5th. $20 online by Oct. 7th (no fee) Register Online $20 if post-marked by Oct 18th Online Registration Link coming soon. $20 if post-marked  by Oct 22nd Register Online $30 if received by 11/9 Pre-reg by 10/19 will have their name printed on bib (in addition to a number) Sign up early to get this! Online Registration Link coming soon.
Late/Race Day Cost $20 $25 Race day substitution $10 (See webpage for subbing information) $25 (cash or check) $20 $25 $20 late. $25 race day $25 $25 $25 $35 (cash or check)
Check Payable to: SCTC Empire Runners Club SF Running & Walking River City Rebels WVTC Excelsior Running Club Buffalo Chips Running Club Aggies Running Club Tamalpa Runners SF Running & Walking
Registration Address SCTC, c/o Greg Hales 110 Seascape Ridge Dr, Aptos CA 95003 Empire Runners Club, c/o Jerry Lyman, 2345 Hilltop Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 SF Running & Walking, c/o Homer Chan, 874 Filbert St.San Francisco, CA 94133 River City Rebels,  P.O. Box 189667,  Sacramento, CA 95818-9667 Marc Lund,  1433 Norman Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Chikara Omine 299 Miriam Street,  Apt. A Daly City, CA 94014 Arnold Utterback,  P.O Box 160852, Sacramento, CA 95816 Kevin Searls 4110 Canyon Way Martinez CA 94553 Ken Grebenstein  709 Oakdale Ave,  Corte Madera, CA 94925 SF Running & Walking,  c/o Homer Chan, 874 Filbert St., San Francisco, CA 94133
Misc. info Additional parking at the East Remote Parking Lot near the Fieldhouse. Allow exta time–parking is limited and the additional pariking is close to one mile away from registration. “Top 10” T-shirts to first 10 finishers of each race Downloadable multiple entry form available on webpage. Ample parking on JFK Drive near 30th Ave. Some picnic tables available on a first come, first serve basis. Excellent competition. Volunteers greatly appreciated–call 415-823-2276. Please pre-register! Race day reg is not the best way to go! All comped athletes must pre-register. Cash or checks only on race day. PA course records:  Open men: Chris Frias 15:21 (2014).  Open women: Julia Sizek 17:56 (2015).  40+ men: Neville Davey 16:00 (2015).  40+ women: Valerie Young 18:57 (2011).  50+ men: Brian Pilcher 17:28 (2008).  50+ women: Cathy Dubay 20:25 (2014).  60+ men: Doug Steedman 19:32 (2015).  60+ women: Sharlet Gilbert 23:55 (2012).  70+ men: Hans Schmid 22:15 (2013).  70+ women: Melody-Anne Schulz 25:42 (2013). Plenty of parking available.  Picnic area in park. Runners on comp list may email race director for online entry code. We will match entries against the list.  Course map and description Loop course, rolling hills. 2 x 2 mile loops with .2 mile initial grass start. Flat course with a mix of grass, groomed dirt trails, and path. China Camp course, a 4.25 mile eyeloop course, rolling with lots of single track. About 1/4 mile of road.  Beer mugs to first 325 finishers.  Make sure car is parked off the roadway.   This race is a memorial to John Lawson, a Tamalpa Runner who, at 44, died suddenly of a heart attack in 2000. Pre-2015 course. Start and finish in Lindley Meadow. Two-mile loops in Polo Field area of GGP. (No separate races for masters women or 60+ men.) Please pre-register! Race day reg is not the best way to go!