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. This link will highlight upcoming events for Youth, Open, and Masters athletes.

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

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

College of San Mateo. The race will be on the track, starting at 8:55 a.m.; please arrive at least 60 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. See this file for information about the meet, including how to register.

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

Nevada Union High School track, Grass Valley, California. The women’s race walk will start at 11:30 a.m.. The men’s race will follow immediately afterward, at 12:00 noon. A 3,000-meter power walk (combined women and men) will follow the men’s race walk at 1:00 p.m.. Please arrive at least one hour before your race. These races will be part of the Sierra Gold Masters/Open Track and Field Festival. There will be first-, second-, and third-place awards for five-year age groups and a special award for the best age-graded athlete in each race. See this website for information about the meet, including how to register.

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.

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, 25 May 2019 – 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter Youth Race Walks,

Riverbank High School (near Modesto). Track events begin at 9:00 a.m. on a rolling schedule. 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) are scheduled after three other events; they should start mid-morning. The races are part of the Tom Moore Youth Classic, hosted by the Central Valley Roadrunners Track Club. See this file for information about the meet, including how to register.

Saturday, 8 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 Pacific Association Youth Championship meet, which is a two-day meet, concluding Sunday, June 9. See this website for the meet flyer and other information about the meet.

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 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, 18 January 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 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

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 Assoc Committee Election Results

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2019 Pacific Association Committee Election Results

Thanks to all these members who have stepped up to represent and serve our Association!
New Committee Chairs assume their roles 1 July for two year terms

Athletes Committee Chair: Kendall Spencer

Women’s Track and Field Chair: Carl Rose

Men’s Track and Field Chair: Fred Baer

Master’s Track and Field Chair: Joseph Ols

Long Distance Division:

Women’s Chair: Angie Longworth

Men’s Chair; Andy Crawford

Masters: Allan Stanbridge

Cross Country Chair: Don Porteous

Race Walk Chair: Jon Price

Officials Committee:

Chair: Phil Leake

Vice Chair: John Shirey

Secretary: John Lilygren

At Large Board Members: John Murray and Joe VanZant

BoA Representatives: Bob Thompson, Jim Hume, Jim Manha, Charles Murphy

Youth Committee:

Chair: Carl Bryant

Vice Chair: *ELECTION: Joanne Camargo, Ken Hunter, Juliet Kelley

Secretary: Sylvia Jones

Treasurer: Duane Wolterstorff

Track and Field: Debra Sample

Cross Country: Cris Houston

Race Walk: Beth Price

Multi Events: Lee Webb

High School Rep: Jerry Craft

Officials Rep: Don Harding

Communications: Michael Davidson

Records: *ELECTION: Evangela Dixon, Greg Neuman

Coaches Committee:

Chair: Dave Shrock

Youth-High School Rep: *ELECTION: Cris Houston, Debra Sample

Open-Collegiate Rep: John Rembao

Coaching Education: Dave Shrock

*= Elections will be held for a 30 day period in the Youth and Coaches Committees from 26 May until 26 June with results published 28 June.

PA Assoc Officer election notification

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Pacific Association Officer Elections

The USATF Pacific Board of Directors nominations are open until Sunday, 24 March at 11:59pm.  The offices open for nomination are:

President
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer

Nominees must be at least 18 years of age by June 1, a current member of the Association, and have attended at least four Board of Athletics meetings in the past three years before their nomination. If elected the members must also clear the SafeSport and NCSI background checks.

Nominees must have a nominator and a seconder who are current members of the BoA.

Nominations and seconds are currently being accepted by email at the association office: [email protected] (and please cc Secretary Stephanie Brown Trafton: [email protected]). Email nominations will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 24 March.

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the March 19 Board of Athletics meeting.

Terms are for two years and begin June 1.

Committee Chair elections will take place after the Association officer elections are concluded in the spring.

For additional information on officer job descriptions and election process, refer to Articles 5 and 8 of the Association Bylaws.

PA 2019 SafeSport training opportunities

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018 in Coach, coaching education, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Officials, Officials News, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Road Racing News, Track & Field, Ultra Running, Youth, Youth Coaches Corner Spotlight | 0 comments

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]

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/