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

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

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, was conducted as a #AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL event completed between May 31 and June 7.

The One Hour #AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL was conducted from July 4 to 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 (and 3-kilometer Power Walk) currently scheduled for September 27, 2020.

#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 (in Meters, if possible, otherwise will be converted for you)
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 the ONE HOUR race in Word docx format.
Click Here for the REPORTING FORM for the ONE HOUR race in PDF format.
Click Here for the REPORTING FORM for the 3,000 and 5,000 Meter races in Word docx format.
Click Here for the REPORTING FORM for the 3,000 and 5,000 Meter 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 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.

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!