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2006 Cross Country Schedule

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NOTE: There are 9 races scheduled, but only 5 plus the championships,
for a total of up to 6 maximum, are scored for both Team and Individual Standings.
You do not HAVE to run the Championships: but then you will be scored for 5 (or less) races.

14th Annual Phil Widener Empire Open 6th Annual UC Santa Cruz Challenge 20th Annual Golden Gate Park Open XC Bye Weekend XC Bye Weekend 2nd Annual Garrin Park XC Challenge 8th Annual Presidio Challenge XC Bye Weekend 9th Annual Shoreline Open 11th Annual John Lawson Tamalpa Challenge 2nd Annual Fleet Feet Open XC Bye Weekend 21st Annual PA and Western Regional Cross Country Championships USA Club Cross Country National Championship
2006 Date 26-Aug-2006 02-Sep-2006 09-Sep-2006 17-Sept-2006 (Sunday) 24-Sept-2006 (Sunday) 30-Sep-2006 07-Oct-2006 15-Oct-2006 (Sunday) 21-Oct-2006 28-Oct-2006 4-Nov-2006 12-Nov-2006 (Sunday) 19-Nov-2006 (Sunday) 09-Dec-2006
Women's Race 9:00am / 3.5 miles 9:00am / 4 miles 9:00am / 4 miles PA Road Race PA Road Race 9:00am/ 5 km 8:30am / 3.55 mi PA Road Race 9:00am / 5 km 9:00am / 4.25 mi 9:30am / 6 km PA Road Race 12:45 / 6 km 10:30-Masters 6K
12:45-Open 6K
Open Men's Race 10:30am / 3.5 miles 9:45 / 4 miles 11:00am / 4 miles Jamba Juice 5K Heritage Oaks 10K 9:45am/ 5 km 10:00am / 3.55 mi Humboldt Half 9:45am / 4.6 miles 11:00am / 4.25 mi 11:00am / 6 km Clarksburg 30K 1:30 / 10 km 1:30 / 10 km
Master Men's Race 9:45am / 3.5 miles Same as Open Men 9:45am/4 miles same as open men 9:15am/ 3.55 mi Same as Open Men 10:00am / 4.25 mi 10:15am / 6 km 11:30 / 10 km 11:30 / 10 km
Location Spring Lake Regional Park, Newanga Ave. entrance, Santa Rosa UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Garin Regional Park, Hayward, CA Presidio, San Francisco, CA Shoreline Park, Mountain View, CA Miwok Meadow, China Camp State Park, San Rafael, CA Ancil Hoffman Park, Sacramento, CA Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Directions From Hwy 101: Take Hwy 12, east toward Sonoma 1 mile until the highway ends at Farmer s Lane stoplight. Cross intersection onto Hoen, 1.5 miles to Newanga stopsign. Left on Newanga 1/4 mile to Spring Lake Park entrance. $5 parking fee. Follow signs to parking. Race starts and finishes on grassy field near boat ramp on west side of lake. Registration is at the Parking Lot next to the UCSC Firestation as it was last year." (not at the grass soccer fields behind the pool.") Start/Finish upper meadow above firehouse. Loop course consists of rolling dirt trails through redwood trees, meadows. Start/Finish in GG Park's Lindley Meadow at 30th Avenue and JFK Drive, north of Polo Fields. 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 100 yds from S/F. Park on either side of JFK Dr. From South Bay: I-880 North toward Oakland. Take the Industrial Pkwy exit. Turn on Mission Blvd. Turn on Garin Ave. Garin Park is 1320 Garin Ave. From San Fransisco: I-880 South toward Alameda/Airport/San Jose. Take Tennyson Rd. exit onto Tennyson Rd. East. Turn on Mission Blvd. Turn on Garin Ave. to Garin Park at 1320 Garin Ave.

Directions from the North Bay :

-Take 101-S over the Golden Gate Bridge into SF, take the Lombard St exit, turn R on Divisadero St for .5 miles, R on Jackson St for .7 miles

Directions from the South Bay :

-Take 280 to the CA-1/19th Ave/Golden Gate Bridge exit, continue on CA-1/19th Ave for 5.6 miles, R on California St for 1.1 miles, L on Spruce St for .3 miles

Directions from the East Bay :

-Take 80-W into SF, exit at 9th/Harrison St, L on Harrison , immediate R on 9th (which becomes Hayes St ) for .5 miles, R on Van Ness Ave for .6 miles, L on Geary Blvd for 1.8 miles, R on Spruce St for .6 miles

Exit Hwy. 101 at Amphitheater Pkwy. From North, take right onto Amphitheater Pkwy. at 1st light and head over Hwy 101 OR from South, merge onto Amphitheater Pkwy. Once on Amphitheater, go straight through light at Charleston Rd. At about 0.5 miles, turn right into Googles parking lot. Course is across the street. Exit Hwy 101 to North San Pedro exit (Civic Center). Do NOT exit at San Rafael. Go east on N San Pedro for about 2.75 miles to Miwok Meadows. From Hwy 50 East, exit Watt Ave North. Turn right on Fair Oaks Blvd. Turn right on Van Alstine (El Camino). Turn left on Calfornia. Turn right on Tarshes into Ancil Hoffman Park. From Bus 80 (Capital City Frwy), Exit Watt Ave South. Turn left on El Camino (El Camino turns into Van Alstine at Fair Oaks Blvd). Turn left on California. Turn right on Tarshes into the park. To GG Park's Lindley Meadow at 30th Avenue and JFK Drive. 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 100 yds from traditional Lindley Meadow S/F. From here go east on JFK to Marx Meadow (N. side of JFK). Start is in Speedway Meadow to the south of JFK. To GG Park's Lindley Meadow at 30th Avenue and JFK Drive. 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 100 yds from traditional Lindley Meadow S/F. From here go east on JFK to Marx Meadow (N. side of JFK). Start is in Speedway Meadow to the south of JFK.
Past Winners New Course Open Women: Rachel Cook - 19:38; Master Women: Sara Freitas - 19:53; Open Men: Steve Immel 24:48; Master Men: Ty Strange - 26:27 5k course - Open Women: Jessie Kindschi - 18:12; Master Women: Diana Fitzpatrick - 18:57; Open Men: Peter Gilmore - 15:27; Master Men: Ty Strange - 16:12 Open men: Steven Springhorn - 15:51; Masters Men: Jose Aispuro - 17:22; Senior Men: Lloyd Stephenson - 18.40; SuperSr. Men: Fred Martin - 20:57; Veteran Men: Irvin Faria - 26:43Open Women: Sally Daganzo - 19:25; Masters Women: Sissel Berntsen-Heber - 19:59; Senior Women: Kim Rupert - 21:48;

Open Men: Stephen Springhorn 19:09
Women:  Rosemaria Lagunas 23:18
Masters Men: Dan Nelson 20:30

Open Women: Elissa Reidy - 17:32; Master Women: Margaret Lang - 18:15; Open Men: Josh Muxen - 21:54; Master Men: Kevin Osterberg - 22:53 Open Women: Kathryn Krieger - 25:30; Master Women: Rosemarie Lagunas - 25:56; Senior Women: Karen Kunz - 28:42; SuperSr. Women: Alyce Schultz - 31:06; Open Men: Todd Rose; Master Men: Michael Spencer - 23:16; Senior Men: Lloyd Stephenson - 25:23; SuperSr. Men: Len Goldman - 27:45
Total Prize Purse $1500 (1.5 point weighted race) $1500 (1.5 weighted race) $1500 (1.5 point weighted race) $1500 (1.5 point weighted race) $1500 (1.5 points weighted race)Open men: Stephen Springhorn 19:09Open men: Stephen Springhorn 19:09 $1500 (1.5 point weighted race) $1650 (1.5 point weighted race) $1500 (1.5 points weighted race) At least $1500 PA(1.5 point weighted race) TBD
Open Individual $ $150 / $75/ $50
$50 / $30 / $20 $300 / $150 / $75 $150/$75/$50 $150/$75/$50Masters Men: Dan Nelson 20:30Masters Men: Dan Nelson 20:30 $150 / $75 / $50 $120 / $80 $120 / $80 $300 / $150 / $75
Open Team $ $75/$50/$25 $100/$75/$50 $150 / $75 $75/$50/$25 $75/$50/$25 $75 / $50 / $25 $120 / $80 $120 / $80 $150 /$75 PA teams only
Master $ Indiv. $75/$50; Team $75/$25 Indiv. $40/$30; Team $100/$75/$50 N/A Indiv. $75/$50; Team $75/$50 Indiv. $75/$50; Team $75/$50 Indiv. $75 / $50; Team $75 / $25 Indiv. $75; Team $75 / $65 Indiv. $75; Team $75 / $45 N/A
Senior $ Indiv. $50; Team $50 Indiv. $30/$20; Team $50/$30 N/A Indiv. $50; Team $50 Indiv. $50; Team $50 Indiv. $25; Team $25 Indiv. $55; Team $45 Indiv. $55; Team $45 N/A
Super Senior $ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Indiv. $25 Indiv. $45; Team $35 Indiv. $25; Team $30 N/A
Veteran $ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Indiv. $30 N/A
Sponsoring Organization Empire Runners Club Santa Cruz Track Club/ UCSC XC Club SF Running & Walking West Valley Track Club NB Excelsior Running Club Asics Aggie Running Club Tamalpa Runners Brooks Fleet Feet Racing SF Running & Walking Asics Aggies
Race Director Jerry Lyman Tim Wason Pontus Ahlstrom Carin Ward David Flynn Ken Grebenstein Doug Thurston Tim Wason Peanut Harms
Race Email and Telephone pigfete@aol.com 707.527.9020 lmb0102@sbcglobal.net 831.423.8291 tim@sfrunning.com 415.348.6254 pontusahlstrom@sbcglobal.net 415.752.0238 carinward@hotmail.com 415.517.0423 flynn3@infionline.net 408.674.3813 kengreb@comcast.net 415.927.3664 Doug@ffsac.com 916.441.1751 tim@sfrunning.com 415.348.6254
Cost, Pre-Reg. $12 if post-marked by Aug 17 or online at Active.com by Aug 22. Bibs will be distributed on RACE DAY. $15 if post-marked by Aug 24 $15 if post-marked by Sept. 1st or online at Active.com by midnight Sept. 1st. $15 if postmarked by Sept. 23rd $10 if post-marked by Sept. 30th $15 if post-marked by Oct 14 $15 if post-marked by Oct 21 $15 if postmarked by Oct. 27th

Register online at Active.com
(no service fee)

$25 if received by Nov 8th by mail at address above or online at www.active.com by Nov. 8th, midnight. Mail-in reg is now encouraged, rather than online, but please get it in on time! Only open to runners that are registered with USATF. You may renew your membership or get a new membership race morning—before your race, go to PAUSAF tent.
TBD
Cost, Late/Race Day $20 $18 $20 $20 $15 $20 $20 $20 $30 cash or check. Only open to runners that are registered with USATF TBD
Check Payable to: Empire Runners Club SCTC SF Running & Walking WVTC New Balance Excelsior Running Club Asics Aggies Tamalpa Runners Fleet Feet Event Management SF Running & Walking ??
Registration Address & Phone Number Jerry Lyman, 2345 Hilltop Ct., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Register onLine
Santa Cruz Track Club
P.O. Box 1803
Capitola, CA 95010
SF Running, 275 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Marc Lund, 2680 Bayshore Pkwy, suite 414, Mountain View, CA 94043 Carin Ward, 324 Bartlett St #31, San Francisco, CA 94110 Charles Alexander, 1105 Lincoln Dr., Mountain View, CA 94040 408.519.9464 Ken Grebenstein, 709 Oakdale Ave, Corte Madera, CA 94925 415.927.3664 Doug Thurston, 2311 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 916.441.1751 Tim Wason, 275 Fifth St., San Fransisco, CA 94103 Nationals Website
Misc. Info. Post-race refreshments. T-shirts to top 10 in each race. Campsites may be available; call So. Co. Regional Parks (707) 565-2267 for reservations. Awards to top 3 in open and 4 age group divisions. Prize $$ to PA regsitered runners/teams only Ample parking on JFK Drive near 30th Ave. Some picnic tables available on a first come, first serve basis. Plants awarded to open winners and 10 year age groups past 40. Oldest winner picks first plant. Plenty of parking available. Picnic area in park. Location: The race will start and Finish at Julius Kahn Playground, along the Presidio’s southern border between Arguello and Presidio Gates (at Pacific Ave and Spruce St). Please carpool and make sure car is parked off the road. This race is a memorial to John Lawson, a Tamalpa Runner who, at 44, died suddenly of a heart attack in 2000. Pancake breakfast after the race (weather permitting) Western Regional and Association medals. PA awards: To top 3 in open, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. West Regional awards: Trophy to top 3 M & F open teams. Numbered t-shirts to top 15 open M & F finishers. 2006 USATF Fall Club Cross Country Championship will be held in Golden Gate Park on December 9th, 2006 using same course. Mail-in is encouraged, this is a change from previous notice preferring online reg. Either way, have materials received by 11/08.

9:30 am Citizen’s race over the 6K women’s course. Register on line by 11/08 at www.Active.com under name “Golden Gate Park Citizen's 6K Cross Country Run #1”. This race is not a championship event and it is only $10 on-line or race day (you can also sign up online at the West Region site above). Mail-in: same deadline, use Generic Entry above

USA National medals. Will have same race schedule as PA Champs. Citizens 6 km race likely. Mail in entry discouraged.