Pacific Association USATF

 2016 PA USATF 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

(pending permit approval)

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,
1100 Crocker Ave, Daly City, CA 94014

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.

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 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 allowed)

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 
Track Club

Empire 
Runners Club

SF Running & Walking

River City Rebels

West Valley Track Club

 Excelsior Running Club

Buffalo Chips 
Running Club

Asics Aggies 
Running Club

Tamalpa Runners

SF Running & Walking

Total Prize Purse

$1500 (1.5 points weighted race)

$1500 (1.5 points weighted race)

$1500 (1.5 points weighted race)

$1500 (1.5 points 
weighted race)

$1500 (1.5 points weighted race)

$1500 (1.5 points weighted race)

$1500 (1.5 points weighted race)

$1500 (1.5 points weighted race)

$1500 (1.5 points weighted race)

$1500 (1.5 points weighted race)

Race Director with email

Greg Hales

Bill Rogers

Tim Wason

Andy Harris

Karen Saxena

Chikara Omine

Arnold Utterback

Kevin Searls

Verity Breen

Tim Wason

Telephone

408-390-0335

707-481-1924

415-823-2276

916-531-8503

650-856-6778

415-513-8640

916-541-3608

925-963-8534

415-999-5547

415-823-2276

Cost, Pre-Reg.

$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!

Register Online

$15 if post-marked 
by Sept 10th

Register Online

$20 if postmarked by Sept. 19th.

Register Online

$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.

Cost, Late/Race Day

$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 & Phone Number

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 19908, Sacramento, CA 95819

Kevin Searls
4110 Canyon Way
Martinez CA 94553

Verity Breen

99 Marinita Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901

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. groups

“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.  

New memorial name for recently deceased club member, Matt Yeo.

China Camp course, Directions, course map and details, 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!