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.

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

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

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!

The 3,000-meter race, originally scheduled for May 23, was conducted as a #AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL event completed between May 16 and May 23.

The 5,000-meter race, originally scheduled for May 31, will now be an #AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL event to be completed any time between May 31 and June 7.

In addition, we’ve added a One Hour #AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL event to be completed any time between July 4 and July 12.

Relying on guidance from official sources, we will either confirm or change the plans for the 10-kilometer and 20-kilometer race walks currently scheduled for September 27.

#AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL Event Rules:
• Be SAFE and comply with all federal, state, and local directives and guidance regarding safety related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic. Depending where you live, such guidance may include frequency/duration/location of outdoor activities, or the wearing of face coverings.
• Outdoors: Use a certified course or 400-meter track, or measure a new course with GPS. Indoors: Use the Distance reading on a treadmill or your personal GPS set to measure “Indoor” distance.
• Walk ALONE or with members of your own household, keeping at least 6 feet of social distancing from other people at all times.
• Keep your own time and count your own laps.
• Use the honor system (and your imagination) to keep track of judges’ warnings, red cards, penalty time, and umpiring infractions.
• Athletes who live outside the Pacific Association are eligible to participate and receive prizes.
• Prizes (California- and Nevada-shaped rock pins) will be awarded at the luncheon following the 10-km Grand Prix race walk in Carmichael/Sacramento on Sunday, 27 September 2020, to the top three females, top three males, and top three age-graded athletes in each of the contested virtual race walk events. Winners must be present on September 27 to receive their prizes; if a winning athlete is not present, the prize will be given to the next athlete in that category.

Individual Results Reporting:
• Report your individual results to the Race Walk Committee of the USATF Pacific Association no later than one day after the final day of the event.
• [Optional, but fun!] Include a selfie or other photo of yourself participating in the #AloneTogether virtual event. Your photo may be posted along with other virtual race results, including in Pacific Association emails and on the Pacific Association USTAF Race Walk website and Sierra Race Walkers Group page in Facebook.
• Use the Individual Results Report form (see below for the links to this form), or send the following information in an email to [email protected] (and don’t forget that photo!):

Date
Event Start Time (Time of Day)
Distance
Finish Time (HH:MM:SS)
Location
How I Completed the Event SAFELY
Last Name
First Name
Gender
USATF #
Club Affiliation (or Unattached)
Birth Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
Age on Event Date
City
State
Zip
Telephone
E-mail

• By participating in this virtual event you are certifying that you agree with the following statements: “I know that race walking is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by all federal, state, and local health and safety directives and guidelines related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 and my ability to safely compete in this virtual event. In consideration of the acceptance of my results, I do hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, waive, release and forever discharge any and all rights and claim for damages which I may have or which may hereafter accrue to me against the Pacific Association, USATF, its board of supervisors, officers, directors, agents, employees and volunteers, the race director and organizers, successors, and/or assigns; from any and all damages which may be sustained and suffered by me in connection with my said participation or arising out of my traveling to, participating in and returning from said event. I certify that the above results are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.”

After the close of the competition period for each event, the Race Walk Committee will summarize and publish the event results and updated Grand Prix Standings.

Click Here for the REPORTING FORM for all three races in Word docx format.
Click Here for the REPORTING FORM for all three races in PDF format.

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19: Saturday, 23 May 2020 (Memorial Day Weekend) – 3,000-meter Grand Prix

Riverbank (Modesto area), California. Open/Masters 3,000-meter separate women’s and men’s Grand Prix race walks in association with a Youth meet on May 23 & 24. The first race had been scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. The 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18 aged youth would walk in the open events, followed by 9-10 and 11-12 aged girls and boys in a combined 1,500-meter race walk. During warmups for the 3,000-meter race walks there would also be a clinic for youth race walkers.

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19: Sunday, 31 May 2020 – 5,000-meter Grand Prix

College of San Mateo. The race would have been on the track, probably starting at 8:00 a.m.; athletes were to have arrived at least 30 minutes beforehand. The race would have been a combined women’s and men’s race as part of the USATF Pacific Association Open and Masters Track and Field Championships.

Tentatively Sunday, 27 September 2020 – Western Region and Pacific Association Grand Prix 10-kilometer, & 20-kilometer Race Walks (with 3-kilometer Power Walk)

Sacramento, California. Sacramento, California. This will be a combined women’s and men’s 10-kilometer race walk contested concurrently with a combined women’s and men’s 20-kilometer race walk on a certified one-kilometer loop course at William B. Pond Park in Carmichael, California (Sacramento area). A combined women’s and men’s 3,000-meter Power Walk will follow the completion of the race walks. Please arrive at least one hour before your race. These races are sponsored by the Sierra Race Walkers.

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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, on Saturday, January 11, in Sacramento and on Sunday, February 9, in Belmont (Bay Area).

See this file for information, including how to register, on these and other track & field officiating clinics.

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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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

PA USATF Presidential Virtual Listening Tour Thursday, 4 June 7:00-8:00pm

Posted by on May 30, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

USATF President Vin Lananna will present a state-of-the-sport report on his virtual listening tour with the Pacific Association on Thursday, 4 June from 7:00-8:00pm. The listening tour will be offered via Webex video conference or standard phone call link.

There will be an opportunity for you to ask President Lananna questions via pre-submission at the link below.

To register for the listening tour and submit questions, click on: https://forms.gle/2sNRHN5VmNpBisGAA 

For any technical problems accessing the meeting, contact Moderator David Watkins.

The registration deadline is Thursday, 4 June by 12:00noon

We hope you can join us!

PA President June 4, 2020 Listening Tour

PA Feb. 1 PA Awards Banquet Deadline to Sign Up is now Noon on Tues. 1/28

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

PA Inaugural Hall of Fame & Annual Awards Banquet (2/1)

Deadline to Sign Up Moved to Noon on Tuesday 1/28

CLICK HERE for all the details and to sign up!

  • Don’t miss Guest Speaker Shannon Rowbury and the chance to visit with Olympic Discus Gold Medalist Stephanie Trafton.
  • Honor and learn about your Hall of Fame Inductees and Achievement Award winners – Youth, LDR, Race Walk, Open & Masters Track & Field!
  • Receive a coupon for discounted entries to the event of your choice at the Feb. 2 Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon/5K/10K.

Make it a San Francisco weekend!