21st Annual
SCTC XC Challenge
29th Annual
Phil Widener Empire Open
3rd Annual GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge 36th Annual
Golden Gate Park Open
11th Annual
Rebels XC Challenge
17th Annual
Garin Park XC Challenge
26th Annual John Lawson Tamalpa Challenge 13th Annual
Willow Hills XC Open
24th Annual Matt Yeo Memorial Aggies XC Open 36th Annual PA
Cross Country Championship
Race Date 8/20/22 8/27/22 9/4/2022 (Sunday) 9/11/22 (Sunday) 9/17/22 9/24/22 10/09/22 (Sunday) 10/15/22 10/29/22 11/20/22 (Sunday)
Women's Race 9:00am / 4.15 miles 9:00am / 3.4 miles 8:45am / 3 miles 9:00am / 4 miles 9:00am / 6 km 9:00am / 5 km 9:00am / 4.2 mi 9:00am / 5 km 9:00am / 4.2 miles 9:00am / 4 miles
Open Men's Race 10:30am / 4.15 miles 10:30am / 3.4 miles 9:30am / 3 miles 10:30am / 4 miles 10:30am / 6 km 9:45am / 5 km 11:00am / 4.2 mi 10:30am / 5 km 10:30am / 4.2 miles 11:00am / 6 miles
Master Men's Race 9:45am / 4.15 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 / 4.2 mi 9:45am / 5 km 9:45am / 4.2 miles 10:00am / 5 miles
Location Santa Cruz -
UCSC Upper Campus
Spring Lake Regional Park,
Newanga Ave. entrance,
Santa Rosa
Lagoon Valley Park, Vacaville Lindley Meadow,
30th Ave and JFK Drive,
Golden Gate Park, SF
Ancil Hoffman Regional Park,
6700 Tarshes Dr,
Carmichael, CA
Garin Regional Park,
1320 Garin Ave.
Hayward, CA
Miwok Meadows,
China Camp State Park,
San Rafael
Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park, Folsom CA 95630 Shoreline Park, Martinez Golden Gate Park,
San Francisco
Directions Take Hwy 17 from 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 on the trail at the top of the hill above 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 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.
Hwy 101 to San Rafael, take the North San Pedro Road exit and go east (toward the bay) for 5 miles to the park. From US-50 take Prairie City Rd, Exit 25. Go N 0.35 mi., past the Folsom High School stadium on the R, to the traffic light, and turn R into the Folsom HS driveway.

(No street signs there. Directly across PCR on the L is the main Intel driveway.)

Park to the far right toward the tennis courts.
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.
Parking near start on JFK Drive via Fulton and 30th Ave. (East end of JFK Drive is closed on Sunday.)
Open Team $ $100/$75/$50 $75/$50/$25 $100/$75/$50 $200/$100/$50 $125/$75 $75/$50/$25 $140/$75 $75/$50 $150/$75/$50 $150/$75
Open Individual $ $50/30/20 $150/$75/$25 $75/$50/$25 $100/$50/$25 $125/$75/$25 $150/$75/$50 $150/$75/$50 $100 $100/$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 $100/$50 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. $50/$25; Team $50/$25
50+ $ Indiv. $30/$20; Team $50/$35 Indiv. $50; Team $50
(double-dipping allowed)
Indiv. $25; Team $50/$25 NA 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. $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
70+ $ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Indiv. $25  Indiv. $50; Team $50 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 HOKA Aggies Running Club PA USATF
Total Prize Purse $1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1700
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
Race Director Larry Berg Dale Peterson Craighton Chin Andy Crawford Brent Cushenbery Karen Saxena Tom O'Reilly John Hancock Kevin Searls Carl Rose
Race Email [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Telephone 831-465-4738 707-529-0765 530-219-7439 607-331-5411 707-684-9109 650-740-3872 415-306-2859 916-383-2008 925-963-8534 510-529-6654
Cost, Pre-Reg. $25 if post-marked
by Aug 13th
Online--$20 (no fees), deadline Aug 23 $20 online by 8/30. Post-marked by 8/26 $30 by 9/9 $25 if post-marked
by Sept. 8th
$25 if post-marked
by Sept. 16th
$25 if post-marked
by Oct. 1st
$20 if post-marked
by Oct. 12th
$25 if post-marked
by Oct 24th
$30 if post-marked by 11/13,
or on-line by 11/16
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Cost, Late/Race Day $30 NO RACE DAY REG
- Race Day Substitution OK
- $10 Substitution Fee.
$30 NO RACE DAY REG
- Race Day Substitution OK
- $10 Substitution Fee.
$30 $30 $35 $25 $30 $35
Check Payable to: 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 Aggies Running Club  USATF Pacific Association
Registration Address SCTC
c/o Larry Berg
155 Molly Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Empire Runners
2937 Spring Creek Dr.
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
GVH,
P.O. Box 454
Davis, CA 95617
Andy Crawford
1433 Patio Dr.
Campbell, CA 95008
River City Rebels
P.O. Box 189667
Sacramento, CA 95818-9667
Karen Saxena
3814 Magnolia Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Tom O'Reilly
194 Pelican Lane
Novato, CA 94949
John Hancock
P.O. Box 19908
Sacramento, CA 95819
Kevin Searls
4110 Canyon Way
Martinez, CA 94553
Irene Herman
422 Presidio Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
Misc. info Additional parking at the East Remote Parking Lot near the Fieldhouse on Hagar Dr.

Allow exta time--parking is limited and the additional parking is close to one mile away from registration.

Registration is on the trail at the top of the hill above the small parking area above the Firehouse.
  Classic 3-mile high school XC course, with aptly named Big Mama hill in first mile.

Map and video of the course can be found here.
Start and finish in Lindley Meadow. Two-mile loops in Polo Field area of GGP. 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. $75 bonus for breaking any age group course record. 2 x 2 mile loops with 0.2 mile initial grass start. Flat course with mix of grass, groomed dirt trails, and paths. Start and finish in Lindley Meadow.

Women: 2 two-mile loops.

Open men: 3 two-mile loops.

 Masters men: a one-mile loop (first half of the normal two-mile loop, cutting down to Lindley Meadow by the horse corral), then 2 normal two-mile loops.

Due to construction, the trail around Middle Lake will be closed, so we will stay on the path along Chain of Lakes Drive past the parking lot, then left to the meadow rejoining our normal course up towards the Polo Field.