Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

Race Walk Event Schedule

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Pacific Association Race Walks in 2021

The season will start with virtual races and hopefully transition to in-person events.

A series of seven race walk events comprise the 2021 season.

The first five are virtual: 1,500-meter, One-Mile, 3,000-meter, 5,000-meter, and One Hour race walks. We hope to hold the 10-kilometer and 20-kilometer race walks (Pacific Association 10K Grand Prix and USATF Western Region 10K Championship) in person on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at William Pond Park in Carmichael (Sacramento area). This may include simultaneous 3K and 5K race walks.

Schedule of Race Walks in 2021, with Grand Prix Standings, Virtual Rules, Entry Form, and Results of Grand Prix Races

Race Walk Grand Prix Standings

Click Here for the INTERIM Grand Prix standings for the 2021 season; scroll down for Grand Prix standings from previous seasons.

Virtual Race Rules


#AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL Event Rules for 2021:
• Be SAFE and comply with all federal, state, and local directives and guidance regarding safety related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic. Depending where you live, such guidance may include frequency/duration/location of outdoor activities, or the wearing of face coverings.
• Outdoors: Use a certified course or 400-meter track, or measure a new course with GPS. Indoors: Use the Distance reading on a treadmill or your personal GPS set to measure “Indoor” distance.
• Walk alone, with vaccinated people, or with members of your own household, keeping at least 6 feet of social distancing from other people at all times.
• Keep your own time and count your own laps.
• Use the honor system (and your imagination) to keep track of judges’ warnings, red cards, penalty time, and umpiring infractions.
• Athletes who live outside the Pacific Association are eligible to participate and receive prizes.
• Prizes (California- and Nevada-shaped rock pins) will be awarded at the picnic following the 10-km and 20-km Grand Prix Race Walks in Carmichael/Sacramento on Sunday, 26 September, 2021, to the top three females, top three males, and top three age-graded athletes in each of the contested virtual race walk events. Winners must be present to receive their prizes; if a winning athlete is not present, the prize will be given to the next athlete in that category.

Virtual Entry Submission


• Report your individual results to the Race Walk Committee of the USATF Pacific Association no later than MIDNIGHT the day after the final day of the event.
• [Optional, but fun!] Include a selfie or other photo of yourself participating in the #AloneTogether virtual event. Your photo may be posted along with other virtual race results, including in Pacific Association emails and on the Pacific Association USTAF Race Walk website and Sierra Race Walkers Group page in Facebook.
• Use the Individual Results Report form (see below for the links to this form), or send the following information in an email to [email protected] (and don’t forget that photo!):

Date
Event Start Time (Time of Day)
Distance
Finish Time (HH:MM:SS)
Location
How I Completed the Event SAFELY
Last Name
First Name
Gender
Age on Event Date
USATF #
Club Affiliation (or Unattached)
Telephone
E-mail

• By participating in this virtual event you are certifying that you agree with the following statements: “I know that race walking is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by all federal, state, and local health and safety directives and guidelines related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 and my ability to safely compete in this virtual event. In consideration of the acceptance of my results, I do hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, waive, release and forever discharge any and all rights and claim for damages which I may have or which may hereafter accrue to me against the Pacific Association, USATF, its board of supervisors, officers, directors, agents, employees and volunteers, the race director and organizers, successors, and/or assigns; from any and all damages which may be sustained and suffered by me in connection with my said participation or arising out of my traveling to, participating in and returning from said event. I certify that the above results are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.”

After the close of the competition period for each event, the Race Walk Committee will summarize and publish the event results and updated Grand Prix Standings.
Click Here for the REPORTING FORM for all virtual races in Word docx format.
Click Here for the REPORTING FORM for all virtual races in PDF format.

Schedule and Results of Grand Prix Races

Feb 6 to 28, 2021 – COVID-19 VIRTUAL 1,500-Meter Race Walk

The USA Track and Field Pacific Association COVID-19 #AloneTogether Virtual 1,500-meter Race Walk was the first race of the 2021 Grand Prix. It was conducted from February 6 to 28, 2021.
The event was conducted on city streets and sidewalks, school tracks, parking lots, paved pathways, park trails, and treadmills across the USA.
Click Here for the 1,500 Meter Race Walk Summary Report including photos.

Mar 6 to 28, 2021 – COVID-19 VIRTUAL One Mile Race Walk

The USA Track and Field Pacific Association COVID-19 #AloneTogether Virtual One Mile Race Walk will be the second race of the 2021 Grand Prix. Events to be conducted from March 6 to 28, 2021, following the Rules posted above. See Virtual Entry Submission, above, and submit results before midnight the day following the race.

Apr 3 to 25, 2021 – COVID-19 VIRTUAL 3,000 Meter Race Walk

The USA Track and Field Pacific Association COVID-19 #AloneTogether Virtual 3,000 Meter Race Walk will be the third race of the 2021 Grand Prix. Events to be conducted from April 3 to 25, 2021, following the Rules posted above. See Virtual Entry Submission, above, and submit results before midnight the day following the race.

May 1 to 23, 2021 – COVID-19 VIRTUAL 5,000 Meter Race Walk

The USA Track and Field Pacific Association COVID-19 #AloneTogether Virtual 5,000 Meter Race Walk will be the fourth race of the 2021 Grand Prix. Events to be conducted from May 1 to 23, 2021, following the Rules posted above. See Virtual Entry Submission, above, and submit results before midnight the day following the race.

Jun 1 to Jul 18, 2021 – COVID-19 VIRTUAL One Hour Race Walk

The USA Track and Field Pacific Association COVID-19 #AloneTogether Virtual One Hour Race Walk will be the fourth race of the 2021 Grand Prix. Events to be conducted from June 1 to July 18, 2021. The period for this race is longer in consideration of the anticipated Olympic Trials & Junior Olympics. Follow the Rules posted above. See Virtual Entry Submission, above, and submit results before midnight the day following the race. If possible, submit your distance in METERS.

Sep 26, 2021 – COVID-19 HOPEFULLY(!) PHYSICAL 10 Kilometer and 20 Kilometer Race Walks

We hope to be able to conduct the last events of the 2021 Grand Prix season as physical races at William Pond Park, Carmichael, in the Sacramento area. There is a possibility this will be the inaugural 2021 California Cup Challenge, and it will be the USATF West Region 10K Road Championship. If a physical presence isn’t possible, we will announce a race period.

End of 2021 Season information.

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Schedule of Race Walks in 2020, with Registration Forms, Results of Grand Prix Races, Standings in the 2020 Race Walk Grand Prix of the USATF Pacific Association (and previous years), and Clinics for Judges

Updated 19 Oct 2020

PA Race Walk Grand Prix Championship Events with Results and Standings, and a listing of clinics, youth, all comers, northern California, and national Race Walk events.

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The USATF Pacific Association race walking committee has six Grand Prix events scheduled for the 2020 season. Events are One Mile, Virtual 3,000-Meter, Virtual 5,000-Meter, Virtual One Hour, Virtual 10-Kilometer, and Virtual 20-Kilometer. See below for scheduled dates and locations.
Here is a Summary Report of the 2020 Grand Prix including Winners Podium and photographs of the winners. This report includes the same detailed results as in the link immediately below.
Here are the FINAL Grand Prix standings for the 2020 season; see below for Grand Prix standings from previous seasons.

Races of the 2020 Race Walking Grand Prix season:

Saturday, 22 February 2020 – One-Mile Grand Prix

Separate women’s and men’s Pacific Association Grand Prix One-Mile Race Walks were part of the UC-Berkeley/Cal All Comers’ Track and Field Meet.
Here are the Results for the Women’s and Men’s races.
Here are the Judging Summary Sheets for the Women’s race.
Here are the Judging Summary Sheets for the Men’s race.

May 16 to 23, 2020 – COVID-19 VIRTUAL 3,000-Meter Race Walk

The USA Track and Field Pacific Association COVID-19 #AloneTogether Virtual 3,000-meter Race Walk was conducted from May 16 to 23, 2020. Race rules were distributed prior to the race.
The event was conducted on city streets and sidewalks, school tracks, parking lots, paved park pathways, and treadmills across the USA.
Here are the Results including a Photo Gallery.

May 31 to June 7, 2020 – COVID-19 VIRTUAL 5,000-Meter Race Walk

The COVID-19 #AloneTogether Virtual version of the 5,000-meter Race Walk was conducted from May 16 to June 7, 2020. Race rules were distributed prior to the race.
The event was conducted on city streets and sidewalks, school tracks, parking lots, paved park pathways, and treadmills across the USA.
Here are the Results including a Photo Gallery.

July 4 to 12, 2020 – COVID-19 VIRTUAL One Hour Race Walk

The COVID-19 #AloneTogether Virtual version of the One Hour Race Walk was conducted from July 4 to 12, 2020. Race rules were distributed prior to the race.
The event was conducted on city streets and sidewalks, school tracks, parking lots, paved park pathways, and treadmills across the USA.
Here are the Results including a Photo Gallery.

Sep 19 to Oct 18, 2020 – COVID-19 VIRTUAL 10-Km and 20-Km Race Walks

The COVID-19 #AloneTogether Virtual version of the 10-Km and 20-Km Race Walks was conducted from September 19 to October 18, 2020. The events were conducted on city streets and sidewalks, school tracks, parking lots, paved park pathways, and treadmills across the USA.
Here are the Results including a Photo Gallery.

#AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL Event Rules:
• Be SAFE and comply with all federal, state, and local directives and guidance regarding safety related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic. Depending where you live, such guidance may include frequency/duration/location of outdoor activities, or the wearing of face coverings.
• Outdoors: Use a certified course or 400-meter track, or measure a new course with GPS. Indoors: Use the Distance reading on a treadmill or your personal GPS set to measure “Indoor” distance.
• Walk ALONE or with members of your own household, keeping at least 6 feet of social distancing from other people at all times.
• Keep your own time and count your own laps.
• Use the honor system (and your imagination) to keep track of judges’ warnings, red cards, penalty time, and umpiring infractions.
• Athletes who live outside the Pacific Association are eligible to participate and receive prizes.
• Prizes (California- and Nevada-shaped rock pins) will be awarded at the first race that can be conducted with a physical presence, to the top three females, top three males, and top three age-graded athletes in each of the contested virtual race walk events. Winners must be present to receive their prizes; if a winning athlete is not present, the prize will be given to the next athlete in that category.

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ADDITIONAL 2020 RACE WALKS and related track meets of interest to youth, open, and masters athletes in the Pacific Association

February 8, Millrose Games, 1-mile National Championship, New York City

February 14-15: USATF Open Indoor Track and Field Championships, Albuquerque, New Mexico (including separate 3,000-meter race walks for women and men).

March 13-15: USATF Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (including separate race walks for women and men).

March 28 or 29: USATF 20-km World Cup Team Trials and USATF 20-km National Masters, Whiting, New Jersey

May 2 or 3: World Cup Team Race, Minsk, Belarus

June 6-7 (race walks likely on Saturday, June 6): Shor-Sheppard Youth meet, location TBD, probably in either the Sacramento or Bay Area: 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter race walks for youth athletes.

June 12-14: USATF U20 Championships, location and exact dates to be determined: 10,000-meter youth race walks.

June 13-14: Pacific Association Youth Championship (race walks likely on Saturday, June 13): 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter race walks for youth athletes.

June 26-28 (race walks likely on Saturday, June 27): the same day as the 20K Olympic Trials in Oregon – Pacific Association Junior Olympics Top 8 Qualifier, perhaps at Modesto Junior College: 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter race walks for youth athletes.

June 27: 20K race walks as part of the USA Olympic Trials, Springfield (Eugene area), Oregon.

July 9-12: USATF Master Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Greensboro, North Carolina.

July 9-12 (race walks likely on Saturday, July 11): USATF Region 14 Junior Olympics Top 5 Qualifier (at location within the USATF Central California area): 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter race walks for youth athletes.

July 27-August 2: USATF National Junior Olympics on in Jacksonville, Florida. Youth race walks during this meet will be on Monday and Tuesday, July 27 & 28.

August 6 & 7: Race walks during the Olympic Games in Japan.

October 12-14: Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, with 3-kilometer, 1,500-meter, and 5-kilometer race walks and power walks.

Here are the Power Walking Rules.

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2019 RACE WALKS and related track meets

The USATF Pacific Association race walking committee conducted five Grand Prix events in the 2019 season: 1-mile on January 19, 5,000-meter on June 9, 3,000-meter on June 15, 10-kilometer on September 29, and 20-kilometer on September 29 (concurrently).
Here are the final Grand Prix standings for the 2019 season; see below for Grand Prix standings from previous seasons.

Other races that may be of interest to Youth athletes are also listed.

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Saturday, 19 January 2019 – One-Mile Grand Prix, University of California, Berkeley track.

The results of the separate women’s and men’s Pacific Association Grand Prix One-Mile Race Walks, which were part of the UC-Berkeley/Cal All Comers’ Track and Field Meet on Saturday, 19 January 2019 are posted. The first race started at 10:30 a.m. Athletes arrived at least 30 minutes beforehand. Here are the results for the women’s and men’s races. Here are the Judging Summary Sheets for the Women’s race. Here are the Judging Summary Sheets for the Men’s race.

Sunday, 9 June 2019 – 5,000-meter Grand Prix, College of San Mateo


The results of the combined Pacific Association Grand Prix 5-Kilometer Race Walk, which was contested as part of the USATF-Pacific Association Open and Masters Track & Field Championships on Sunday, 9 June 2019 are posted. The first race started at 9:07 a.m. Athletes arrived at least 30 minutes beforehand. Here are the results for the combined women’s and men’s races. Here is the Judging Summary Sheet for the combined women’s and men’s races.

Saturday, 15 June 2019 – 3,000-meter Grand Prix,

Nevada Union High School track, Grass Valley, California. The women’s race walk started at 11:30 a.m. The men’s race started at 12:02 p.m. These races were part of the Sierra Gold Masters/Open Track and Field Festival. Here are the results for the men’s and women’s races. Here is the Judging Summary & Lap Sheets for the women’s race. Here is the Judging Summary & Lap Sheets for the men’s race.

Sunday, 29 September 2019 – Western Region and Pacific Association Grand Prix 10-kilometer, & 20-kilometer Race Walks (with 3-kilometer Power Walk)

Carmichael (near Sacramento), California. The combined women’s and men’s 10-kilometer and 20-kilometer race walks started at 8:09 a.m. All race walk events were contested concurrently on a one-kilometer loop (Course Certification # CA19013DT) at William B. Pond Park. A combined women’s and men’s 3,000-meter Power Walk followed the completion of the race walks.

Here are the Results for the 10K race walks

Here are the Results for the 20K race walks

Here is the Judging Summary for the 10K and 20K race walks.

Here are the Lap Sheets for the 10K and 20K race walks.

Youth

Check the Youth page on the Pacific Association website for details about upcoming Youth track and field meets that feature race walks. These include:

Saturday, 22 June 2019 – 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter Youth Race Walks,

Turlock High School, Turlock, California. The race walks (1,500 meters for age groups 9-10 & 11-12; 3,000 meters for age groups 13-14, 15-16, & 17-18) will likely be some of the first events of the day. The races are part of the Shor/Sheppard Classic Youth meet, which is a two-day meet, concluding Sunday, June 23. See this website for the meet flyer and other information about the meet.

Saturday, 6 July 2019 – 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter Youth Race Walks,

Modesto Junior College, Modesto, California. The race walks (1,500 meters for age groups 9-10 & 11-12; 3,000 meters for age groups 13-14, 15-16, & 17-18) will likely be some of the first events of the day. The races are part of the Pacific Association/Region 16 Junior Olympic Championship Meet, which is a three-day meet, starting Friday afternoon, July 5, and concluding Sunday, July 7. This is the qualifying meet for the National Junior Olympic Championships later in July. The top five athletes in each age and gender group advance to the National Championship. See this website for the meet flyer and other information about the meet.

Monday, 22 July, and Tuesday, 23 July 2019 – 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter Youth Race Walks as part of the National Junior Olympic Championships,

Sacramento State University. The following race walks are scheduled (subject to change):
12:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, 3,000-meter 13-14 Girls, followed by 13-14 Boys
2:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, 1,500-meter 9-10 Girls, followed by 9-10 Boys
4:00 p.m. Monday, July 22, 1,500-meter 11-14 Girls, followed by 11-12 Boys
9:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 3,000-meter 15-16 Girls, followed by 17-18 Women
11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 3,000-meter 15-16 Boys, followed by 17-18 Men.
See this website for a complete schedule and other information about this weeklong track and field meet, which runs from Monday, July 22, through Sunday, July 28..

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PACIFIC ASSOCIATION USATF GRAND PRIX STANDINGS ARCHIVES


Summaries

Here are the final results for the 2019 Grand Prix.

Here are the final results for the 2018 Grand Prix.

Here are the final results for the 2017 Grand Prix.

Here are the final results for the 2016 Grand Prix.

Here are the final results for the 2015 Grand Prix.

Here are the final results for the 2014 Grand Prix.

Details
Here are the archived results, judging materials, and lap sheets for 2014 through 2018.
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NOTES:

  • Please email Jon Price to sign up as a JUDGE, OFFICIAL, or VOLUNTEER. Thanks!


See Helpful Race Walk Links for links to neighboring associations’ schedules.