Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

Race Walking

USATF Pacific Race Walking

Start of the PA-USATF 1-mile RW Championships, 2015-01-14, UC Berkeley
Start of the PA-USATF 1-mile RW Championships, 2015-01-14, UC Berkeley

The Pacific Association has an active Race Walk Committee representing Race Walk Clubs, and an annual series of events that make up the Pacific Association’s Race Walk Grand Prix. PLEASE CLICK ON the “Schedule/Results/GP Standings” link to the right or below or HERE for the latest information on the schedule of events (including REGISTRATION FORMS), results of recent races, and standings in the Grand Prix series. This link will highlight upcoming events for Youth, Open, and Masters athletes.

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Clinics for Judges and Officials and Technique Clinics for Race Walkers

Please check the Officials portion of this website to register.

Clinics for Race Walk Judges & Officials are offered for both new Judges & Officials and for existing Judges:

There will be virtual/ZOOM Introduction to Race Walk Judging and Officiating clinics from 11:15 am until 2:15 pm on Saturday, January 9, 2021 and on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

See this file to register.

Additional four-hour clinics may be scheduled when there is sufficient demand.

Please contact Jon at [email protected] or Beth at [email protected] to schedule a clinic for new Judges and Race Walk Officials. There will also be opportunities for mentoring and workshops for prospective and apprentice judges during race walks throughout the year.

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Pacific Association Race Walks in 2021

The 2021 USATF Pacific Association Race Walk Grand Prix Championships will be a combination of virtual and, hopefully, in person races. The only in-person race that is planned at this time, albeit tentatively, is the 10-kilometer Grand Prix (with options for 3K, 5K, and/or 20K simultaneously) on Sunday, September 26, at William Pond Park, Carmichael, in the Sacramento area. Robyn Stevens and Nick Christie are working on making this the 2021 California Cup Challenge, and it will be the USATF West Region 10K Road Championship.

As people get vaccinated and COVID restrictions are lifted, we hope to have other in-person races.

We will have five virtual races, following the rules established in 2020 for the #AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL events (see below):

• 1,500-meters, anytime from Saturday, February 6, to Sunday, February 28
• 1-mile (1,609 meters), anytime from Saturday, March 6, to Sunday, March 28
• 3,000-meters, anytime from Saturday, April 3, to Sunday, April 25
• 5,000-meters, anytime from Saturday, May 1, to Sunday, May 23
• One-Hour, anytime from Saturday, June 1, to Sunday, July 18 (longer due to the Olympic Trials & JOs)

If you would like to help in our efforts to mentor new Race Walk Judges, please email us ([email protected]; [email protected]) the following information:
• Date and time at which you will begin a race
• Location (address and, if possible, a Google Map image of your starting location)
• Your name and email address.
We will then email that information to all the Pacific Association Race Walk Judges, encouraging them contact you if they can come to your starting location [and if they follow state and local health-department COVID-19 guidelines and USATF COVID-19 guidelines, USATF Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Information Page | USA Track & Field, for social distancing, wearing masks, etc.]. Several people have taken the recent Introduction to Race Walk Judging clinics and are now non-scoring Apprentice Judges, who need to be mentored by experienced Judges before advancing to become scoring Association Judges.

Rules, Entry Forms, and Race Reports for the VIRTUAL events are at the “Schedule/Results/GP Standings” link to the right or below CLICK HERE for all information related to the rules and entry for 2021 Race Walk Grand Prix events.

Robyn Stevens has supplied us with this Tentative Schedule of Race Walks for Open Athletes:
• Jan 31 – POSTPONED to Feb 28 W 35 km/ M 50 km
• Feb 13 – CANCELLED Millrose Games 1-Mile
• Feb 21 – CANCELLED Indoor Championships 3km in ABQ, NM
• Feb 28 – W 35 km/ M 50 km National Championship in Santee, CA with a 30 km, 20 km, and 10 km available
• Mar 27 – Pan American Cup Trials 20 km in Whiting, NJ
• Apr 23 – Drake Relays 5 km/10 km
• Apr 25 – Penn Relays 5 km/10 km (may be cancelled)
• May 8 – Pan American Cup 20 km and 35 km (NOTE: NO 50km for Men or Women) in Ecuador
• POSSIBLE DATE May 23 – 35 km Nationals for Men with 50 km, 35 km Open and 20 km opportunity
• Jun 26/27 – Olympic Trials 20 km in Springfield, OR
• Aug 6/7 – Tokyo Olympic 20 km Race Walk

Additional races of interest to our Youth and Masters Race Walkers include:
• USATF U20 Championship, Friday-Sunday, 2021 dated TBD, if held, location TBD
• World Masters Outdoor Championship, 2021 CANCELLED
• USATF National Masters Championship, date TBD, likely in August 2021, Sacramento, California
• USATF Junior Olympic Championship, July 26 to August 1, 2021 (with race walks likely on Monday and Tuesday, July 26 & 27), Jacksonville, Florida

For 2022,
• USATF Masters Indoor Championship, March 18-20, 2022, The Armory, New York City
• World Masters Indoor Championship, 2022, Tampere, Finland
• USATF Masters Outdoor Championship, July 14-17, 2022, Lexington, KY

For 2023,
• USATF Masters Indoor Championship, April 14-16, 2023, Spokane, WA
• World Masters Outdoor Championship, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

For 2024,
• World Masters Outdoor Championship, August (?) 2024, Gothenburg, Sweden

 

Have a great 2021!

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Races of the 2020 Race Walking Grand Prix season:

Saturday, 22 February 2020 – One-Mile Grand Prix

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, 22 February 2020, are posted.
Click Here for the One Mile Race Walk Results

Due to the global Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, we can’t conduct official races because we can’t be physically present with certified judges, officials, courses, or timing.

Therefore, we are modifying our traditional USA Track & Field Pacific Association Race Walk Grand Prix Series into something new… Welcome to the #AloneTogether version of the COVID-19 VIRTUAL Race Walk Grand Prix Series!

COVID-19 VIRTUAL 3,000-Meter Race Walk

The results of the COVID-19 VIRTUAL 3,000-Meter Race Walk conducted from May 16 to 23, 2020, are posted.
Click Here for the COVID-19 VIRTUAL 3,000-Meter Race Walk Results

COVID-19 VIRTUAL 5,000-Meter Race Walk

The results of the COVID-19 VIRTUAL 5,000-Meter Race Walk conducted from May 31 to June 7, 2020, are posted.
Click Here for the COVID-19 VIRTUAL 5,000-Meter Race Walk Results

COVID-19 VIRTUAL One Hour Race Walk

The results of the COVID-19 VIRTUAL One Hour Race Walk conducted from July 4 to 12, 2020, are posted.
Click Here for the COVID-19 VIRTUAL One Hour Race Walk Results

COVID-19 VIRTUAL 10-Kilometer and 20-Kilometer Race Walks

The results of the COVID-19 VIRTUAL 10-Kilometer and 20-Kilometer Race Walks conducted from September 19 to October 18, 2020, are posted.
Click Here for the COVID-19 VIRTUAL 10-Kilometer and 20-Kilometer Race Walk Results

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The final races of the 2019 Race Walking Grand Prix season were:

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

Click Here for the 10k & 20k RACE WALK Results

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 USATF Hershey 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..

See this file for the POWER WALKING RULES.

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Here is Bill Robinson’s video of the one-hour postal race in 2016 (a three-minute clip from both the ground and a drone).

Below you will find a listing of the PA Race Walk-specific news, and to the right is a list of upcoming events and below that are helpful links.


 

PA Race Walking Latest News

RW Clinics for Race Walk Judges and Race Walk Officials

Posted by on Dec 29, 2020 in Coach, Officials, pausatf, Race Walking | 0 comments

The USATF Pacific Association is holding Zoom clinics to train new Race Walk Judges and Race Walk Officials.  We encourage attendance by current USATF officials who would like to add race walk judging to their ID cards, and by athletes, coaches, parents, and friends.  Race walking is an Olympic sport and part of the track and field events at USATF Youth meets, including the Junior Olympics and the qualifying meets held in the Pacific Association.  We also have a Race Walking Grand Prix in the Pacific Association, with distances ranging from 1500 meters to 20 kilometers.

There are two opportunities to take the “Introduction to Race Walk Judging” clinic:

  • Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 11:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 21, 2021, from 11:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

To register for either of these free clinics, please go to

2021 Clinic Sign-Ups (google.com)   .

The syllabus for the clinic is available as a Word file at  https://wp.me/a5y0XD-f4I  or as a PDF at  https://wp.me/a5y0XD-f4K  .

The syllabus also contains the questions for the Rules Review that will be covered in the clinic.  We’ll be using the USATF 2020 Competition Rules, available at

https://www.usatf.org/governance/rule-books  .

For adults (ages 18 and older), in addition to taking training clinics, USATF has three basic requirements for officials, which can be found at

https://www.usatf.org/programs/officials/certification

or

https://www.usatf.org/programs/officials   .  These include (1) being a current member of USATF, (2) having a background check, and (3) taking SafeSport training.

For youth ages 14-17, USATF has initiated a Junior Officials Program.  Information about this new program can be found at

https://www.flipsnack.com/USATF/2020-junior-officials-program/full-view.html  .  You are welcome to register for the upcoming clinic.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like a copy of the syllabus.

Thanks for your interest.

Jon

Chair, USATF Pacific Association Race Walk Committee

 

YOUTH 2020 Natl. USATF JO XC Champs Dec. 12 – No Qualifiers Needed

Posted by on Oct 8, 2020 in Coach, Officials, pausatf, Race Walking, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Please be advised that due to COVID-19 there will be no Association nor Regional qualifying procedures for advancement into the 2020 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships. 

The JOXC Championships will be held in Lexington and has now been scheduled to be a two (2) day competition on December 12-13, 2020.  This schedule change is necessary to assure that all precautions have been made to assure the safety and welfare of the Competitors, Officials, Staff and Spectators.   

The schedule and event information will be available at usatf.org the week of October 12, 2020. 

If further information is required, please contact: 

Chelsea Yeadon, USATF Youth Programs Coordinator 

[email protected] 

Please remember that during this Pandemic all plans are subject to change according to Local, State and/or Federal mandates. 

Youth Programs   

USATF 

130 E. Washington St., Suite 800 

Indianapolis, IN 46204 

Office: 317.261.0500 

PA Jim Hume’s Celebration of Life video, pics and bio

Posted by on Aug 21, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Masters T&F, Officials, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

On Friday, 21 August, 50 family members and friends joined together to celebrate Jim Hume’s life.  Click on the link below for video of the celebration (thanks JR Heberle and Sean Laughlin) along with Jim’s bio and photos.

https://www.pausatf.org/officials/

 

Jim Hume 2019

by Fred Baer, USATF Pacific Media

Hume died in June, following a series of illnesses in recent years. A memorial is planned for 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21 and will be streamed and posted on the USA Track & Field National Officials Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/98592597792.

Hume coached on the Peninsula for more than 50 years and was very involved nationally and internationally in track and field, serving as a track official beginning in 1968. He was a 2019 inductee to the Hall of Fame of USA Track & Field’s Pacific Association, of which he was a past president.

Hume was a regular fixture in the press boxes at both CSM’s College Heights Stadium and at the Crystal Springs Cross Country Course in Belmont, serving as a head official and coordinating computer entry of meet results, including at several state and regional championships.

Hume and his identical twin, Gray Hume, were born in Baltimore, Maryland, where he spent most of his childhood growing up on a farm with his siblings.

Following his high school graduation in 1957 from Augusta Military Academy in Virginia, Hume served in the United States Coast Guard from 1959-63.

He was a student government member during his college days at CSM in the mid-1960s and had a lifelong affiliation with the local community college. He is also a San Francisco State University graduate, where he received a teaching credential.

He was a classroom teacher at San Francisco’s Benjamin Franklin Middle School for 17 years, serving as head of the reading lab and program director, while also assisting in coaching with the Millbrae Lions Track Club – which produced many top USA female athletes.

They included 1988 Olympian Leslie Maxie, who set national high school records in the 300 and 400 meter hurdles that lasted into this century. Hume was an official at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, so was able to see Maxie compete. He also officiated at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

In 15 years at Hillsdale High, Hume taught English and computer programming while coaching cross country, and track and field. In 1997 he was recognized as a California Interscholastic Federation-Central Coast Section Track & Field Honor Coach.

He worked with now-retired CSM cross country coach Bob Rush in administering the Crystal Springs course from the early 1990s until this year.

Hume served as women’s track & field travel coordinator for 13 of the 14 U.S. Olympic Sports Festivals. In 1983 he was selected as head manager of the USA Women’s Junior Team for meets with Canada and Italy in New Britain, Connecticut. He served as head manager for the USA women’s team in 1995 for a dual meet against Great Britain in Newcastle, England.

Hume was a master level official  who served the Pacific Association (Northern California and Northern Nevada) as Youth Chair from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, as president of the Board of Athletics from 1982-85 and as association certification chair for officials into this decade.

He was a classroom teacher at San Francisco’s Benjamin Franklin Middle School for 17 years, serving as head of the reading lab and program director, while also assisting in coaching with the Millbrae Lions Track Club – which produced many top USA female athletes.

They included 1988 Olympian Leslie Maxie, who set national high school records in the 300 and 400 meter hurdles that lasted into this century. Hume was an official at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, so was able to see Maxie compete. He also officiated at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

In 15 years at Hillsdale High, Hume taught English and computer programming while coaching cross country, and track and field. In 1997 he was recognized as a California Interscholastic Federation-Central Coast Section Track & Field Honor Coach.

He worked with now-retired CSM cross country coach Bob Rush in administering the Crystal Springs course from the early 1990s until this year.

Hume served as women’s track & field travel coordinator for 13 of the 14 U.S. Olympic Sports Festivals. In 1983 he was selected as head manager of the USA Women’s Junior Team for meets with Canada and Italy in New Britain, Connecticut. He served as head manager for the USA women’s team in 1995 for a dual meet against Great Britain in Newcastle, England.

Hume was a master level official  who served the Pacific Association (Northern California and Northern Nevada) as Youth Chair from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, as president of the Board of Athletics from 1982-85 and as association certification chair for officials into this decade.

He earned an official “advanced competition secretary” degree while at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and has used those skills to pioneer recording and displaying field event results during meets. He headed the Field Lynx crew in that capacity at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Hume also used his computer skills to edit and produce Turns & Distances, a newsletter for officials in the Pacific Association.

Daily Journal sports editor Nathan Mollat contributed to this report

PA USATF Pacific loses Jim Hume – administrator, official, trainer, coach.

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters News, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Officials News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Jim Hume 2019

Arrangements will be forthcoming. Below is Jim’s bio as written for the First Annual USATF Pacific Awards Banquet, 2019.

Jim Hume has been active in the Pacific Association as an administrator, an official, a trainer, and a coach, for more than the last 50 years.

As an administrator, Jim was the Women’s Statistician in the days before computers. He was the Youth Chair from the mid-‘70s until the mid-‘80s, served as the President of the Board of Athletics from ’82-’85, and has served as the Pacific Association Official’s Certification Chair for most of this century. With the inspiration of Dick Connors and the help of Bruce Colman, Jim has used his computer skills to help produce Turns & Distances, a newsletter from the Pacific Association officials.

In 1979 Jerry Colman asked Jim to accompany him to the Olympic Committee’s Sports Festival as his gopher. Gophering led to becoming the Women’s T&F Travel Coordinator for 13 of the 14 festivals.

In 1983 Jim was selected as the Head Manager for the Women’s Junior Team in the USA vs. Canada, and Italy meets in Canada and New Britain, Connecticut. In 1995 he was the Head manager for the women’s team for the USA vs. Great Britain meet in Newcastle, GB.

As an official, Jim has been active since 1968. He is currently a Master Level official who, since computers became available to run the paperwork part of a meet in the mid/late-80s, has spent most of his time behind a computer as the Competition Secretary. He took his advanced Competition Secretary degree while buried in the basement of the Olympic Stadium during the 1996 Olympics. Jim is a strong supporter of FieldLynx computer software to record/display field event results. In 2004 he headed the FieldLynx crew at the Olympic Trials.

As a coach, Jim worked with the Millbrae Lions Track Club (one of the first women’s track and field clubs) from the late-60s to the late 80s and saw the transition from club only opportunities to school-sponsored opportunities for women to participate. He spent 15 years at Hillsdale High, and in 1997 he was recognized as a CIF-CCS T&F Honor Coach.

Early in Jim’s coaching, teaching, administrating career, he became interested in helping produce well run track meet. This interest and his role as CertChair, has led to Jim’s involvement in training others to run an an efficient track and field meet. He has helped organize and taught at numerous local training clinics. In 2012 he received from the National Officials Committee of the USATF the James Gray Award for Leadership.

As a high school cross country coach since 1986, Jim has been interested in CSM’s Crystal Springs Cross Country Course and since the early-‘90s, had an increasing role in administering the course with Bob Rush.

And all of this was paid for with his job as a school teacher. Jim taught in a reading program at Ben Franklin Middle School for 17 years serving as a classroom teacher, the head of the reading lab, and as the program director. In 1986 the opportunity arose for him to move to Hillsdale High in San Mateo where he taught English, computer use, computer programming and coached cross country and track for 15 years.