2008 Cross Country Schedule

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16th Annual Phil Widener Empire Open22st Annual Golden Gate Park OpenXC Bye Weekend8th Annual UC Santa Cruz Cross Country Challenge4rd Annual Garrin Park XC Challenge10th Annual Presidio ChallengeXC Bye Weekend11th Annual Shoreline Open13th Annual John Lawson Tamalpa ChallengeXC Bye Weekend23rd Annual PA Cross Country Championships
2008 Date23-Aug-086-Sep-0814-Sept-2008 (Sunday)20-Sep-0827-Sep-084-Oct-0819-Oct-2008 (Sunday)25-Oct-081-Nov-089-Nov-2008 (Sunday)23-Nov-2008 (Sunday)
Women's Race9:00am/ 3.43 miles9:00am / 4 milesPA Road Race9:00am/4.0 miles9:00am/ 5 km10:00am / 3.55 miPA Road Race9:00am / 5 km 9:00am / 4.25 miPA Road Race9:00am/4.0 miles
Open Men's Race10:30am / 3.43 miles10:30am / 4 milesBanana Chase 5K9:45am/4.0 miles10:00 am/ 5 km9:15am / 3.55 miHumboldt Half9:45am / 4.6 miles11:00am / 4.25 miClarksburg 30K11:00am/6.0 miles
Master Men's Race9:45am / 3.43 miles9:45am/4 miles 9:45am/4.0 milessame as open men8:30am/ 3.55 mi Same as Open Men 10:00am / 4.25 mi 9:45am/6.0 miles
LocationSpring Lake Regional Park, Newanga Ave. entrance, Santa RosaLindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. UC Santa Cruz, Santa CruzGarin Regional Park, Hayward, CAPresidio, San Francisco, CAShoreline Park, Mountain View, CAMiwok Meadow, China Camp State Park, San Rafael, CA Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
DirectionsFrom 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.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. Take Hwy 17 fron 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 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 Fransisco: 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.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 Google 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.  To get 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 dead ends at JFK, right across the road to the south is Lindley Meadow with the start, finish, and registration. Note: JFK Dr. is closed on east end of the park on Sundays, so use Fulton along the north side of GG Park instead to get to west to 30th Avenue
Open Team $$75/$50/$25$150 / $75 $100/$75/$50$75/$50/$25$75 / $50 / $25 $75 / $50 / $25$120 / $75 $150, $75
Open Individual $$150 / $75/ $25$300 / $150 / $75 $50/$30/$20$150/$75/$50$150 / $75 / $50 $150 / $75 / $50$120 / $75 $300, $150, $75
Master $Indiv. $75/$25; Team $75/$25Indiv. $50/$25 Team $50/$25 Indiv$40/$25;Team$100/$75/$50Indiv. $75/$50; Team $75/$25Indiv. $75 / $50; Team $75 / $25 Indiv. $75 / $50; Team $75 / $25Indiv. $75; Team $75 / $50 Indiv. $50/$25 Team $50/$25
Senior $Indiv. $50; Team $50Indiv. $50 Team $50  Indiv. $30/$20;Team $50/$25Indiv. $50; Team $50Indiv. $50; Team $50 Indiv. $25; Team $25Indiv. $45; Team $30 Indiv. $50 Team $50
Super Senior $Indiv. $25; Team $25N/A  N/AN/A Indiv. $25; Team $25Indiv. $35; Team $25 NA
Veteran $N/AN/A  N/AN/A N/AIndiv. $25  NA
Sponsoring OrganizationEmpire Runners ClubSF Running & Walking Santa Cruz Track ClubWest Valley Track ClubNew Balance Excelsior Running Club Asics Aggie Running ClubTamalpa Runners SF Running & Walking
Total Prize Purse$1500 (1.5 point weighted race)$2000 (1.5 point weighted race) $1500 (1.5 points weighted race)$1500 (1.5 point weighted race)$1500 (1.5 point weighted race) $1500 (1.5 point weighted race)$1500 (1.5 point weighted race) $2,000 (1.5 point weighted race)
Race DirectorJerry LymanTim Wason  Lawrence BergPontus AhlstromJin Daikoku Charles AlexanderKen Grebenstein Tim Wason 
Race Email[email protected][email protected] [email protected][email protected][email protected] [email protected][email protected] [email protected]
Telephone707.527.9020415.647.2276  415.752.0238415.794-9569 408.519-9464415.927.3664 415-647-2276
Cost, Pre-Reg.$15 if post-marked by Aug 16 or online at www.empirerunners.org by Aug 20. Bibs will be distributed on RACE DAY.$15 if post-marked by Weds. Aug. 27th or online at Active.com by midnight Tuesday Sept. 2nd (small service fee).   $15 if postmarked by Sept. 13th$20 (incl $5 voucher for parking) if postmarked by Sept. 22.$15 if post-marked by Sept. 27th $15 if post-marked by Oct 18th$15 if post-marked by Oct 25th $25 if postmarked by Monday, November 10, or entered online on Active.com at midnight, Wednesday Nov 12th (small service fee). .  
Cost, Late/Race Day$20 $20  $20 $20 (not incl. $5 parking)$20  $20 $20  $30 cash or check. 
Check Payable to:Empire Runners ClubSF Running & Walking SCTCWVTCNew Balance Excelsior Running Club Asics AggiesTamalpa Runners SF Running & Walking
Registration Address & Phone NumberJerry Lyman, 2345 Hilltop Ct., Santa Rosa, CA 95404SF Running & Walking, 4475 23rd Street, Suite 4, San Francisco, CA 94114 SCTC, P.O. Box 1803 Capitola, CA 95010Marc Lund, 2680 Bayshore Pkwy, suite 414, Mountain View, CA 94043Jan Daikoku, 780 24th Ave. San Francisco CA 94121Charles Alexander, 1105 Lincoln Dr., Mountain View, CA 94040Ken Grebenstein, 709 Oakdale Ave, Corte Madera, CA 94925 SF Running & Walking, 4475 23rd Street, Suite 4, San Francisco, CA 94114
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.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. Merchandise awards to top 3 in 10 year age roupsPlenty 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).  Beer mugs to all finishers. 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. Enter Online
OnlineAssociation championship medals for top three in each 10 year age group.  Race t-shirt included, but like last year there will be custom printing on shirts and sweatshirts at additional cost. You will get your size shirt, but put in your order as you arrive, preferably before your race. Other surprises as inspiration strikes. 

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Last Update: 8/03/2008

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