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.

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..

The races of the 2020 Race Walking Grand Prix season will likely include:

Tentatively Saturday, 8 February 2020 – 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.

Tentatively Sunday, 7 June 2020 – 5,000-meter Grand Prix

Tentatively at 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.

Tentatively Saturday, 13 June 2020 – 3,000-meter Grand Prix

Grass Valley, California. The women’s race walk will be on track, starting at 11:30 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, 27 September 2020 or 4 October 2020 – 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 2020, 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

Sunday, 29 September 2019 – Possibly Adding a 20-kilometer Race Walk to the 2019 Grand Prix

Race hosts Sierra Race Walkers are exploring the possibility of adding a 20-kilometer race walk to the 2019 Grand Prix Schedule. It would be a combined men’s and women’s event, contested concurrently with the 10-kilometer race walk tentatively scheduled for Sunday, 29 September, 2019. There will also be a 3-kilometer power walk event.