19th Annual UC Santa Cruz XC Challenge 27th Annual Phil Widener Empire Open 1st Annual GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge 34th Annual Golden Gate Park Open 9th Annual
Rebels XC Challenge
15th Annual Garin Park XC Challenge 24th Annual John Lawson Tamalpa Challenge 11th Annual Willow Hills XC Open 22nd Annual Matt Yeo Memorial Aggies XC Open 20th Annual
Excelsior Challenge
34th Annual PA Cross Country Championship
2019 Date 17-Aug-19 24-Aug-19 31-Aug-19 8-Sep-19 (Sunday) 14-Sep-19 21-Sep-19 29-Sept-19 (Sunday) 12-Oct-19 19-Oct-19 26-Oct-19 17-Nov-19 (Sunday)
Women's Race 9:00am / 4.0 miles 9:00am / 3.4 miles 8:45am / 3 miles 9:00am / 4+ miles 9:00am / 6 km 9:00am / 5 km 9:00am / 4.25 mi 9:00am / 5 km 9:00am / 4.2 miles 11:00am/ 5 km 9:00am/ 4.04 mi (2 loops)
Open Men's Race 10:30am / 4.0 miles 10:30am / 3.4 miles 9:45am / 3 miles 10:30am / 4+ miles 10:30am / 6 km 9:45am / 5 km 11:00am / 4.25 mi 10:30am / 5 km 10:30am / 4.2 miles 9:00am/ 5 km 11:00am/ 6.06 mi (3 loops)
Master Men's Race 9:45am / 4.0 miles 9:45am / 3.4 miles 8:00am / 3 miles   NOTE EARLY-BIRD START TIME. 9:45am / 4+ miles 9:45am / 6 km 10:30am / 5 km 10:00am / 4.25 mi 9:45am / 5 km 9:45am / 4.2 miles 10:00am/ 5 km 9:45am/ 5 mi. (2.5 loops)  
Location Upper campus trails, UC Santa Cruz--Crown College, Santa Cruz Spring Lake Regional Park, Newanga Ave. entrance, Santa Rosa Lagoon Valley Park, Vacaville Lindley Meadow, 30th Ave and JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Ancil Hoffman Regional Park, 6700 Tarshes Dr, Carmichael, CA 1320 Garin Ave. Garin Regional Park, Hayward, CA Miwok Meadows, China Camp State Park, San Rafael Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park, Folsom CA 95630 Shoreline Park, Martinez San Bruno Mountain Park, 555 Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy, Brisbane, CA Lindley Meadow, 30th Ave and JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Directions 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 Hwy 101: Take Hwy 12, east toward Sonoma 1 mile until the highway ends at Farmers Lane stoplight. 

Cross intersection onto Hoen, 1.5 miles to Newanga stopsign.  Left on Newanga 1/4 mile to Spring Lake Park entrance. $7 parking fee. 

Right after entrance to Oak Knolls area parking.  Race start/finish 1/4 mile from parking on west side of lake near Jackrabbit boat ramp.
Between Fairfield and Vacaville. 

From Bay Area take I-80 east to Pena Adobe exit.

From Sacramento, take I-80 west to Exit 51-B and follow signs to Lagoon Valley Park. 

There is a $5 parking fee.  
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 at Lindley Meadow..(East end of JFK Drive is closed on Sunday, so use Fulton.)
From Hwy 50 take Watt Ave off-ramp. Head north to Fair Oaks Blvd, turn right.

Follow Fair Oaks Blvd to Van Alstine and turn right. Turn left onto California Ave. 

Follow the signs.  $5 parking fee in the park.
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 Francisco: 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.
Hwy 101 to San Rafael, take the North San Pedro Road exit and go east (toward the bay) for 5 miles to the park.  Take Hwy 50 east (toward Lake Tahoe) to Folsom. Take Prairie City Rd off-ramp, Exit 25. At light go left, over freeway onto Prairie City Rd.

Follow 'XC Races' signs to lower high school parking lot.
From South:  680N Exit Waterfront Rd. toward Marina Vista.  Take Marina Vista West. Right on Ferry St. into Park.

From North:  680S, Exit Marina Vista toward Waterfront Rd.  Take left onto Marina Vista.  Right on Ferry St. into Park.
280 North:  Take Junipero Serra Blvd exit in Daly City.   Go straight then right on John Daly Blvd.  Follow John Daly straight up to Hillside Blvd past Mission street.  Go left on Bronswick Street and then right on Crocker Avenue.  Follow Crocker (about a mile) up to the entrance on your right near Southern Hill Blvd.

280 South: Take San Jose Ave/Mission Street exit in San Francisco.  Go straight to follow CA-82 N/San Jose Avenue.  Turn left on Wilson Street; right on Mission Street; and then left on Crocker.  Follow Crocker (about a mile) up to the entrance on your right near Southern Hill Blvd.
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 Dr. at Lindley Meadow.  (East end of JFK Drive is closed on Sunday, so use Fulton.)
Open Team $ $100/$75/$50 $75/$50/$25 $100/$75/$50 $150/$75 $125/$75 $75/$50/$25 $120/$75 $75/$50 $150/$75/$50 $75/$50/$25 $150/$75
Open Individual $ $50/30/20  $150/$75/$25 $75/$50/$25 $200/$100/$50 $125/$75/$25 $150/$75/$50 $120/$75 $100 $100/$75/$50 $150/$75/$50 $200/$100/$50
40+ $ Indiv $40/$25;
Team $100/$75/$50
Indiv. $75/$25;
Team $75/$25
Indiv. $75/$50;
Team $75/$50
Indiv. $50/$25;
Team $50/$25
Indiv. $75/$25;
Team: $75/$25
Indiv. $75/$50;
Team $75/$25
Indiv. $75;
Team $75/$50
Indiv. $100;
Team $50/$25
Indiv. $50/$25;
Team $50/$25
Indiv. $75/$50;
Team $75/$25
Indiv. $50/$25;
Team $50/$25
50+ $ Indiv. $30/$20;
Team $50/$35
Indiv. $50; Team $50
(double-dipping allowed)
Indiv. $25;
Team $50/$25
Indiv. $25 Indiv. $50;
Team. $50/$25
Indiv. $50;
Team $50
Indiv. $45;
Team $30
Indiv. $50;
Team $50/$25
Indiv. $30/$20;
Team $30/$20
Indiv. $50;
Team $50
Indiv. $25
60+ $ N/A Indiv. $25;
Team $25
Team $25 N/A N/A N/A Indiv. $35;
Team $25
Indiv. $50;
Team $50/$25
N/A N/A N/A
70+ $ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Indiv. $25  Indiv. $50;
Team $50
N/A N/A N/A
Sponsoring Organization Santa Cruz Track Club Empire Runners Club Golden Valley Harriers Wolfpack Running Club River City Rebels West Valley Track Club Tamalpa Runners Buffalo Chips Running Club Asics Aggies Running Club Excelsior Running Club PA USATF
Total Prize Purse $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)
$1500
(1.5 point 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)
$1500
(1.5 point weighted race)
Race Director Larry Berg Bill Rogers Craighton Chin Andy Crawford Andy Harris Karen Saxena Tom O'Reilly Arnold Utterback Kevin Searls Chikara Omine Carl Rose
Race Email Race Email Race Email Race Email Race Email Race Email Race Email Race Email Race Email Race Email Race Email Race Email
Telephone 831-465-4738 707-481-1924 530-219-7439 607-331-5411 916-531-8503 650-856-6778 415-306-2859 916-541-3608 925-963-8534 415-269-1022 510-529-6654
Cost, Pre-Reg. $20 if post-marked
by Aug 10th

Online Registration
Online--$20 (no fees), deadline August 21--
Mail-in paper form--$20, postmark by August 17.

Empire Open Info and Registration
$20 if post-marked
by 8/24 or on-line
by 8/28.

 
Online Registration
$20 by 9/1

Online Registration
$20 if post-marked
by Sept. 6.

Online Registration
$20 if postmarked
by Sept. 14th.

Online Registration
$20 if post-marked
by Sept. 23th

Online Registration
$20 if post-marked
by Oct. 9th, $20 online
by Oct. 9th (no fee)

Online Registration
$25 if post-marked
by Oct 14th

Online Registration
$20 by 10/19.

Online Registration
$25 if postmarked
by 11/9, or on-line
by 11/12.

Online Registration
Cost, Late/Race Day $25 $30. Race day substitution $10. (See webpage for subbing information.) $30 $30 $25 $30 $30 $25 race day and on-line 10/10-10/11 $30 $25 late or race day. $35
Check Payable to: SCTC Empire Runners Club GVH Wolfpack Running Club River City Rebels WVTC Tamalpa Runners Buffalo Chips Running Club Aggies Running Club Excelsior Running Club PA USATF
Registration Address  SCTC, c/o Greg Hales,
110 Seascape Ridge Dr,
Aptos CA 95003
Empire Runners Club,
4905 Hoen Ave,
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
GVH
 P.O. Box 454,
Davis, CA 95617
765 W. Valley Dr, Apt 3,
Campbell, CA 95008
River City Rebels,
P.O. Box 189667,
Sac. CA 95818-9667
 Karen Saxena,
3814 Magnolia Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Tom O'Reilly,
194 Pelican Lane,
Novato, CA 94949
Arnold Utterback,
P.O Box 19908,
Sacramento, CA 95819
Kevin Searls,
4110 Canyon Way,
Martinez, CA 94553
Chikara Omine,
299 Miriam St., Apt A,
Daly City, CA 94014
Carl Rose,
4225 Terrace St.,
Oakland CA 94611
Misc. info Merchandise to top 3 in Open division and 4 age group divisions. 

Additional parking at the East Remote Parking Lot near the Fieldhouse.

Allow exta time--parking is limited and the additional pariking is close to one mile away from registration.
"Top 10" performance t-shirts awarded to first 10 finishers of each race.

Optional team entry form available to download.

Empire Open Info and Registration
Classic 3-mile high school XC course, with aptly named Big Mama hill in first mile.

Map and video of the course.

Park has dog park, hiking and biking trails, and disc golf.  Come enjoy the cool valley morning.  
Pre-2015 course. Start and finish in Lindley Meadow.

Two-mile loops in Polo Field area of GGP. (No separate races for masters women or 60+ men.)

Please pre-register! Race day reg is not the best way to go!
All comped athletes must pre-register.  Cash or checks only on race day. PA course records: Open men: Chris Frias 15:21 (2014). Open women: Teresa McWalters 17:36 (2017). 40+ men: Neville Davey 16:00 (2015). 40+ women: Valerie Young 18:57 (2011).

50+ men: Brian Pilcher 17:28 (2008). 50+ women: Cathy Dubay 20:23 (2017). 60+ men: Jacob Nur 18:33 (2017). 60+ women: Joannie Siegler 21:46 (2017).

70+ men: Hans Schmid 22:15 (2013). 70+ women: Melody-Anne Schulz 25:42 (2013).

Plenty of parking available.  Picnic area in park.
China Camp course, a 4.25 mile eyeloop course, rolling with lots of single track.  About 1/4 mile of road. 

Make sure car is parked off the roadway. 

This race is a memorial to John Lawson, a Tamalpa Runner who, at 44, died suddenly of a heart attack in 2000.
Loop course, rolling hills. 2 x 2 mile loops with 0.2 mile initial grass start.  Flat course with mix of grass, groomed dirt trails, and paths. 

New memorial name for recently deceased club member, Matt Yeo.
Allow for time to walk to the start. Parking is limited at the Guadalupe Canyon Parkway parking lot and costs $6 for vehicle entry.

The park requires that the race not take up the entire
lot so please plan to park on streets near the entrance at 1100 Crocker Avenue in Daly City (cross street Southern Hill Blvd). There should be plenty of spaces there (curb wheels to avoid a ticket).

The race site is about 0.85-0.9 miles on the paved path from that entrance. No dogs allowed in the park.

Course map and description
The fire damage that caused a detour in 2018 has been repaired. We will return to original course.

Start and finish in Lindley Meadow.

Women: 2 two-mile loops. Open men: 3 two-mile loops.

Masters men: Half-loop (turn left at first road into Polo Field, joining regular course at north side of Polo Field) then 2 full two-mile loops.