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 BerkeleyPictured above: start of the 1st of the USATF Pacific 2015 Grand Prix Race Walk Series, the Mile Championship.

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 HERE for the latest information on the schedule of events (including REGISTRATION FORMS), results of recent races, and standings in the Grand Prix series.

The next races of the 2019 Race Walking Grand Prix season will be:

Saturday, 19 January 2019 – One-Mile Grand Prix,

University of California, Berkeley track. There will be two races: women at 10:30 a.m. followed by men. See this file for information about the All Comers Meet at Cal.

Sunday, 9 June 2019 – 5,000-meter Grand Prix,

College of San Mateo. The race will be on track, probably starting at 8:00 a.m.; please arrive at least 30 minutes beforehand. The race will be a combined women’s and men’s race as part of the USATF Pacific Association Open and Masters Track and Field Championships.

Saturday, 15 June 2019 – 3,000-meter Grand Prix,

Grass Valley, California. The women’s race walk will be on track, starting at 11:00 a.m.. The men’s race will follow immediately afterward. A 3,000-meter power walk (combined women and men) will follow the men’s race walk. Please arrive at least one hour before your race. These races will be part of the Sierra Gold Masters/Open Track and Field Festival.

Tentatively Sunday, 29 September 2019 – 10-kilometer Grand Prix,

Sacramento, California. This will be a combined women’s and men’s race walk on a one-kilometer loop course at William B. Pond Park in Carmichael, California (Sacramento area). A 3,000-meter power walk (combined women and men) will follow the men’s race walk. Please arrive at least one hour before your race. These races are sponsored by the Sierra Race Walkers.

See this file for the POWER WALKING RULES.

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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 Introduction to Race Walk Judging and Officiating clinics in early 2019, probably in Sacramento and San Mateo.

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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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

The first race of the 2019 Race Walking Grand Prix season will be:

Saturday, 19 January 2019 – One-mile Grand Prix,

University of California, Berkeley track. There will be separate women’s and men’s races at the beginning of the track events associated with Cal’s All Comers Track & Field meet that day. The race will be hosted by the Pacific Racewalking Organization. PLEASE SEE THE CAL WEBSITE or this file FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION. The first race walks starts at 10:30 a.m.; please arrive at least 30 minutes beforehand.

PA 2019 SafeSport training opportunities

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SafeSport information and training details

In order to better protect all USATF members, all coaches (of any level), association or club officers, and officials must have completed SafeSport training in to serve in these USATF positions.

If you have already completed this training at any time, it is valid until Dec. 31, 2019.

You may take the 90min training online at: http://www.usatf.org/About/SafeSport/SafeSport-Training.aspx

The training is free, though must upload your current USATF membership number when registering and review questions are interspersed through the online training.

 

You may also attend one of these in-person 90min trainings which do not require you to take a test:

Sat, 12 January: 2:45-4:15pm at American River Officials Clinic

Sat, 2 February: 3:30-5:00pm at Athletic.net SuperClinic
(do not need to register for clinic to attend SafeSport training)

Sat, 9 February: 2:45-4:15pm at Logan HS (Union City) Officials Clinic which is part of the Willie Davenport Olympians Clinic

If you have any questions, contact Dave Shrock at [email protected]

OFFICIALS Officials Clinic-Workshop info

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2019 Officials Clinic + Workshop schedule with registration information

2019 Clinic and Workshop dates (click on link above for details)

Clinics:
Sat, 12 January
– American River College, Sacramento
Sat, 9 February – James Logan HS, Union City (in conjunction with Olympians Clinic)

Workshops:
Sat, 2 February
– Pleasant Valley HS, Chico
Sat, 19 Jan + 2, 16 Feb – Cal All-Comers, UC Berkeley
Saturdays through Jan-Feb – Starters Workshops at Los Gatos All Comers at Los Gatos HS

PA Assoc Annual Meeting Announcement – Tues, 18 Sept.

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The USATF_Pacific Association will host its annual meeting Tuesday, 18 September at the Foster City Recreation Department from 7:30-10:00pm. Foster City Recreation Center, (650 Shell Blvd., Foster City, 94404).
Primary tasks at the Annual Meeting are to approve the 2019 operating budget and approve sixteen delegates to the Columbus Annual Meeting.
Agenda and meeting information will be posted one week before the meeting at: https://www.pausatf.org/about/meetings/

OFF George Kleeman funeral details for Monday, 30 April

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In Remembrance of George Kleeman

Full biography of George’s life and contributions

Monday, 30 April:
Christ the King Catholic Church
199 Brandon Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (google maps link)

9:30-10:00am – viewing
10:00 – Mass
Immediate following: Reception with buffet lunch and open mic

Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant
(walking distance from church)
611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (google maps link)

Private burial following

 

Remembrance donation:

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider making a donation to the George Kleeman Officials Training Fund. This fund is a part of the Pacific Association Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Click on this link for an electronic donation via PayPal.

Or mail cash and check donations to:
Pacific Association Foundation
George Kleeman Officials Training Fund
120 Ponderosa Ct.
Folsom, CA 95630

The Pacific Association Foundation was established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to assist members of the Pacific Association with funding for programs to develop Olympic-caliber athletes and to support vital regional youth programs, coaching education, officials’ clinics, and more.

Click here for more information

YOUTH USATF Youth Travel Grant Deadline is April 6!

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USATF is happy to announce the Mark Springer Travel Grant Program for the 2018 season. This program has awarded over $650,000 to more than 450 youth clubs over the past 18 years. These funds are awarded for travel expenses associated with the USATF Youth and National Junior Olympic Championships in an effort to allow young athletes the opportunity to compete amongst the best in our sport.

The grant award is up to $750.00 and must be used as a part of your club’s participation in one of the following 2018 USATF National Championship events:

March 9-11: USATF Hershey National Youth Indoor Champs, Staten Island, NY         

June 26 – July 1:  USATF Youth Outdoor Champs,  Rochester, NY

July 23-29:  USATF Hershey  Junior Olympic T&F Champs, Greensboro, NC

December 8: USATF Junior Olympic XC ChampsReno, NV          

Apply Today

Application Deadline is April 6, 2018

For program history and complete grant provisions, visit the 2018 Mark Springer Travel Grant Page.

We wish every USATF member club the best of luck this year and look forward to seeing you at our Youth and Junior Olympic Championships!