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.

RACE WALK SCHEDULE
 EVENTS OVERVIEW

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL RACE WALKS 

In addition to the USATF Pacific Grand Prix events, Robyn Stevens has supplied us with this Tentative Schedule of National & International Race Walks:

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
There will be an Introduction to Race Walk Judging Clinic from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. You will then become a non-scoring Apprentice Judge. After being mentored by experienced Judges, you can advance to become a scoring Association Judge. If you are interested, please email the USATF Pacific Officials Training Chair

 

The races of the 2022 USATF Pacific Association Race Walk Grand Prix Championship season are being planned and are subject to change. As many events as possible will be in-person, physically-present races subject to COVID-19 safety requirements.

  • 1,500-meters, Saturday, Jan 29, at Cal Berkeley as part of All-Comers Meet
  • One Mile (1,609 meters), Saturday, Feb 19, at Cal Berkeley as part of All-Comers Meet
  • 5,000-meters, Sat. June 4, Cordova HS, Rancho Cordova at the Golden West Track & Field Invitational.
  • One-Hour, tbd
  • 10 kilometers, Sept. tbd, concurrent with 20 km RW and possible 3k Power Walk
  • 20 kilometers, Sep tbd, concurrent with 10 km RW and possible 3k Power Walk

For more information on the above events click on the “Schedule/Results/GP Standings” link to the right or  CLICK HERE


2021 Pacific Association Race Walk Grand Prix Season

The 2021 USATF Pacific Association Race Walk Grand Prix Championship events were all virtual. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were no sanctioned in-person events for the Grand Prix.

We had seven 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)
• 10 kilometers, anytime from Wednesday, September 1, to Thursday, September 30
• 20 kilometers, anytime from Wednesday, September 1, to Thursday, September 30

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

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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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2019 Race Walking Grand Prix Season

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


 

PA Race Walking Latest News

OTF PA Open Track & Field Championships: June 4, 5 at the Golden West Invitational

Posted by on May 17, 2022 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Officials, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, XC, Youth | 0 comments

 
 

Cordova HS Track

The 2022 USATF Pacific Open Track & Field Championships will be held in conjunction with the 62nd Annual Golden West Invitational, June 4 & 5, at Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, CA. This meet is also open to youth, high school and masters track & field athletes. Deadline to enter is May 31, 2022!
Helpful Links:
Golden West Invitational 2022 banner
RW PA’s Christie & Stevens latest RW Honors

Posted by on Apr 27, 2022 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Race Walking, Track & Field | 0 comments

 

Nick C
Read more about Nick Christie’s National 20K RW Championships win …

CLICK HERE to view complete results when they become available.

Robyn Stevens achieved a pending *AMERICAN RECORD 🚨 for the RW 35K distance at the World Athletics Race Walk competitions held in Dundince, Slovakia April 23. She walked 2:49:29 for 35km to shatter the *American record by more than 10 minutes, finishing fifth in a competitive field, and on the way broke the *American record in the 25k and 30k plus her own Masters records in the 25k,30k, 35k. That’s SIX records!
*Pending verification by the USATF records committee.
OFF July’s National JO Officials application closes 30 April

Posted by on Apr 18, 2022 in Coach, Masters LDR, Masters T&F, Officials, Officials News, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

National Youth Junior Olympic Champs officiating application closes Saturday, 30 April...don’t miss out on this opportunity to officiate at a national meet in our backyard!

The National Youth Junior Championships are coming back to Sacramento State 25-31 July, 2022, and we’re looking for Officials of all levels of officials from Master to Apprentice.

Non-local officials will be housed in Sacramento State’s new Student Suites, and will be provided three meals a day; meet gear, and a small stipend TBA.  This is an excellent way to work a national championships event while getting to know officials from all around the country.

We encourage all Pacific officials to apply for this opportunity to elevate your officiating experience!  Registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqpPqxvy1b2N23i9-QcbUrtEed_fpOcI8K9mWbd7iQnWDqAw/viewform

For further information, contact Championship Officials Coordinator Phil Leake: [email protected]

PA USATF Pacific Mourns the loss of Elite Distance Runner, Aggie and Cal Poly SLO Coach Mark Conover

Posted by on Apr 8, 2022 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, XC | 0 comments

 

 

Mark Conover: 1960-2022. This USATF Pacific elite distance runner and life-long Aggies member placed 2nd at the stormy 1987 California International Marathon, and went on to win the 1988 Olympic Marathon Trials to become a Team USA Olympian at the Seoul Olympics, and to achieve NCAA D2 Champion status. He later became a beloved and hugely successful distance coach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His unwavering passion for running, his family and his coaching fueled his battle with a lifelong series of cancers, and he became a nationally acclaimed inspiration for those facing similar challenges.

A complete bio can be found in the Runner’s World article.

 

RR Speedy Distance Runners Sought for Wearable Tech Study

Posted by on Feb 4, 2022 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, XC | 0 comments

 

Tech Company Seeking Athletes for Wearable Tech Study!

Our PA Treasurer Jason Mawdsley is helping a local company source well-trained athletes for a study utilizing various wearable tech. For every athlete Jason refers who is accepted into the trial, the PA Foundation will earn 150 dollars! 

Below are the criteria for an athlete’s acceptance into this trial:

  • 22-29 years old
  • Able to attend 2-3 in person sessions in Santa Clara, California
  • Males with a V02 Max 50 ml/kg/min or 10km time <= 39 minutes
  • Females with a VO2 Max 40 ml/kg/min or 10km time <= 52 minutes

Athletes that meet the criteria can earn up to $550 for their efforts!

If you are interested in participating, email Jason at [email protected]

 

PA Dave Shrock receives USATF’s Highest Accolade!

Posted by on Dec 3, 2021 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, XC, Youth | 0 comments

The Robert Giegangack Award

The Robert Giegengack Award was established in 1982 in recognition of the late Yale track & field coach’s half-century of “superior and outstanding contributions as an official, a coach, and an administrator in the sport and to the organization.” It is awarded annually to a person “who excels in contributing to the excellence and high standards of the sport of Athletics.” The Award is USA Track & Field’s only accolade not limited to one of the sport’s three disciplines (track & field, long distance running, and race walking), or to any one of the three principal areas of consideration (official, coach, or administrator).

From Dave:

It’s especially humbling to see the list of women and men who have preceded me whom we’ve all looked up to and have been lucky enough to have been mentored by.  Previous recipients from Pacific have been George Kleeman, Dr. Harmon Brown, Horace Crow, and Stan Wright.

This award is for all of you as well, as we have all worked together through the years to create an association that is considered of the highest standard in USATF.

Mike Conley with us at our AEC viewing party on the pool deck.

Mike Conley and Dave Shrock at the 2021 USATF Awards