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2014 USATF Outdoor Open Track & Field Championships

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Updated July 8, 2014

PA Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot Seeks Assist. Race Manager

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in pausatf | 0 comments

Assistant Race Manager – Operations

Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

TiVo Santa Run Silicon Valley

Lam Research Heart & Soles Run



The Assistant Race Manager is an integral part of the Race Management staff, which plans and executes all aspects of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation’s races. Reporting to the Race Manager, the Assistant Race Manager will be a non-exempt employee. Some night, weekend and holiday hours are required in this position. Key responsibilities are listed below as well as other tasks as assigned.

Race Management

  • Work with the Race Manager to develop and maintain a work plan for each event
  • Manage inventory, design and purchasing of all race materials, including shirts, medals, signage, etc.
  • Lead all expo and race day operations from load-in to load-out including equipment deliveries, setup, course management and breakdown
  • Help develop a layout for each event to include course, start, finish, corrals, festival areas, stages, etc.
  • Oversee logistics, including oversight of contractors, race staff, interns and volunteers
  • Research and attend events looking for ways SVLGF can add value and improve our athlete experience
  • Complete all events-related paperwork, including permits, street closures, traffic plans, fire, parks, police, public works, Caltrans, DOT, insurance, etc.
  • Lead athlete safety initiatives with medical personnel, search and rescue, police and fire
  • Track race expenses against the budget, submit invoices and receipts to accounting
  • Identify and secure in-kind donations for participant, volunteer and VIP refreshments for SVLGF races as well as promotional items used for marketing
  • Oversee on-site sponsorship fulfillment of expo and race day
  • Solicit vendors to generate revenue and enhance the event experience
  • Manage race committees for a variety of individual race categories
  • Partner with Race Manager to identify sponsors and develop sponsorships
  • Perform other event related duties with the assistance of the Race Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous event management experience
  • Passion for the running industry
  • Ability to regularly lift items up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds
  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word documents
  • Working knowledge of Google applications, Gmail, Google Doc’s, etc.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

This position is a full time, non-exempt position with benefits

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to [email protected]

PA Committee chair and officer nominations due by 16 May at 7:00pm – click for more info

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Coach, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Road Racing News, Track & Field, Ultra Running, Ultra Running News, Youth | 0 comments

Nominations are now being accepted for elected committee positions of USATF Pacific, for election to 2-year terms beginning July 1. Nominations and seconds are being accepted by email, only to [email protected], from now until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Nominations and seconds will also be accepted from the floor during the May 16 Board of Athletics meeting in Sacramento. Nominations will close at the conclusion of the nominations agenda item at the Board meeting.
Nominations and seconds must come from current committee members. Committee members may nominate themselves. Nominees must be members of the Pacific Association when nominated, and be at least 18 years of age at the start of their terms of office. If you are interested in running for a position, but do not know someone who is eligible to nominate you, contact J.R. Heberle at [email protected] for more information.
For details of committee elections procedures and committee offer roles, see Bylaw 5(L) in USATF Pacific Bylaws.
Nominations are open for the following positions:
Athletes Committee:
– Chair
Women’s Track and Field Committee:
– Chair
Men’s Track and Field Committee:
– Chair
Master’s Track and Field Committee:
– Chair
Long Distance Running Committee:

– Women’s LDR Chair
– Men’s LDR Chair
– Masters LDR Chair
– Cross Country Chair
– Ultra Running (MUT) Chair
– LDR Secretary

Race Walking Committee:

– Chair
– Vice Chair
– Secretary-Treasurer
Youth Committee:

– Chair
– Vice Chair
– Secretary
– Treasurer
– Track and Field Sub-Committee Chair
– Cross Country Sub-Committee Chair
– Race Walking Sub-Committee Chair
– Multi Event Sub-Committee Chair
– High School Sub-Committee Chair
– Officials Sub-Committee Chair
– Communications Sub-Committee Chair
– Records Sub-Committee Chair
Officials Committee:
Officials Committee terms begin at the Officials Committee Annual Meeting in August
– Chair
– Vice Chair
– Secretary
– Members At-Large (2)
– Representatives to the Board of Athletics (4)
Coaches Committee:

– Chair
– Coaching Education Sub-Committee Chair
– Youth/High School Sub-Committee Chair

– Open/Collegiate Sub-Committee Chair

RW PA’s Phyllis Karsten Sets Pending National W90-94 3000M Race Walk Record

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in PA Masters TF News, pausatf, Race Walking | 0 comments

Phyllis Karsten, age 92, has provisionally set a record for the 90-94 women’s age group in the outdoor 3,000-meter race walk on April 23, 2017, at Mount Diablo High School in Concord, as part of the Western Region and Pacific Association 3,000-meter Race Walk Championship.
Judging from the USATF website, there is no record for this age group.  Her time was 29 minutes 19.05 seconds.  We had the appropriate number of judges with appropriate levels of certification, three hand timers with printouts, lap scorers, and a coned inside curb on the track, which should make everything legal for the record.
The record for the women’s 85-89 age group is 27 minutes, 14.0 seconds, so Phyllis’s time is a good one.  She age graded at 85.65%, best of any of the athletes in the race that day.  The results have been posted on the USATF Pacific’s website: