SAVE THE DATES!
SUNDAY, JUNE 11 (SATURDAY, JUNE 10 for HAMMER EVENTS)
For the BIG PUSH Elite Athlete Development Meet at the
2017 USATF Pacific Open Track & Field Championships
College of San Mateo, San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.
Please mark June 11 (June 10th for M/W Hammer) on your calendar as Big Push and the Pacific Association will be hosting a unique track and field event in San Mateo, Calif., 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. (See info below for M/W hammer event at Sacramento State.)
Big Push is a non-profit organization that has developed a turnkey fundraising and live event web steaming platform. Big Push is going to live stream the PA Championship meet and offer athletes a FREE way to earn direct funds for promoting this event on their social media. Send an email to [email protected] to get started.
For a quick youtube video of the AMAZING fan experience Big Push offers, CLICK HERE.
The Pacific Association Track & Field Championships is a USATF sanctioned elite development opportunity and will take place on a 9-lane MONDO track at the campus of the College of San Mateo. A throwing facility overlooks the track and the San Francisco Bay. All USATF individual track and field events will be conducted. There will be a 5,000 meter race walk (men/women combined). This meet is strategically scheduled 11 days before the opening day of the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, CA.
Enter online through June 9. No day-of entry will be available!
The goals for this meet:
- Unprecedented prize money for an elite development event.
- Increased visibility of what we love to do — Compete!
- Access for elite athletes to an easy fundraiser to offset training and competition expenses
- Big Push live streams the event. Big Push initiates a crowd fund page for the meet.
- Athletes tap into the easy-to-use fundraising platform that utilizes social media, gamification and mobile device to create their personalized funding page.
- Donors who give $5 or more to an athlete’s campaign will gain access to the live stream.
- Elite athletes earn up to 50% of their live stream donations through Big Push.
- Prize money for the event will be increased based on successful campaigns.
- Big Push will run a nationwide contest for high school students who fundraise for their team. Donors who give $5 or more to teams will gain access to the live stream.
- The top high school fundraisers (expected 2 per event) will get the opportunity to travel to the meet and compete with elite athletes (HS athletes not eligible for prize money).
- The San Mateo hammer area has a sharp incline that reduces the usability of the field for elite level hammer distances. Therefore, the M/W hammer events are expected to be held on Saturday, June 10, at Sacramento State — in conjunction with the Golden West Invitational. This will give athletes an opportunity to check out the ring and facility for the USA Champs contested at the same Sacramento facility on June 22-25.
****Send an email ASAP to [email protected] to secure your spot and get started earning money on your live stream donations. The campaign starts ASAP!!****
This year’s PAUSATF Open Championships will be held on Sunday, June 11 at College of San Mateo.
Enter online through June 9. No day-of entry available!
The PAUSATF Foundation is pleased to present this year’s Elite Athlete Grant winners. Out of our strongest application pool yet, the following winners have been awarded $1000 or $500 grants to assist them in their path to the 2017 USATF Outdoor Nationals in Sacramento and beyond. Congratulations to all of these outstanding athletes!
|Patterson||Elizabeth||Santa Cruz||High Jump|
|Spencer||Kendall||Foster City||Long Jump|
|Stevens||Robyn||Mountain View||Race Walk|
|Mc Kee||Megan||San Jose||Hammer|
Best of luck to all of you in your quest for London.
Noted author, runner and coach, Pete Magill will be the guest speaker at the 2016 Pacific Association LDR Awards Banquet.
Pete Magill is a 55-year-old masters runner, coach, and writer. He is the author of The Born Again Runner, released this past summer, lead author of the 2014 book Build Your Running Body, and a former senior writer and columnist for Running Times magazine. In his 30s, Magill was a screenwriter, with script sales to New Line Cinema and Disney. Magill has coached at the youth, high school, open, and masters levels. Over the past fifteen years, he’s led his Southern California clubs to two dozen masters national championships in cross country and road racing. He’s a five-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year, the fastest-ever American distance runner over age 50 on the roads for 5K (15:02) and 10K (31:11), and holds multiple American and world age-group records. Magill lives in South Pasadena, California, and com¬petes for the Cal Coast Track Club.
Tickets for the event are available at: Tickets are available here.