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

University of California, Berkeley track, Edwards Stadium. 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. See this file for the Cal-Berkeley waiver. Also, please bring this completed registration form with you for the race walk.

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 will probably 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.

Tentatively Sunday, 31 May 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 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 Feb. 1 PA Awards Banquet Deadline to Sign Up is Monday 1/27

Posted by on Jan 24, 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 is Monday 1/27

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!

PA You’re invited! – Tues, 17 Sept. Assoc Annual Meeting details

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019 in Awards, Coach, coaching education, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters News, Officials, Officials News, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

USATF Pacific Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 @ 7:30PM

All Pacific Association members are invited to join us at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, 17 September from 7:30-10:00pm.
Site: Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404
 
Teleconference Option: We are offering a call-in and web conferencing option for those who wish to participate remotely. More information on how to access this service will be available prior to the meeting in an email and posted to the PAUSATF website in the Meeting Page.
Initial agenda items:
  1. Review of proposed 2020 committee budgets with comments/amendments before approval
  2. Selection of association delegates for 2019 USATF Annual Meeting in Reno (refer to Association Operating Procedures item 6 for requirements)
  3. Recap of past events including Association T&F Championships, etc.
  4. Future Association events
For full agenda, previous meeting minutes, committee reports, and additional information click on the Meeting Page. Items will be added closer to the meeting date.
Thank you all for contributing to our sports of USATF!
PA You’re invited! – Tues, 17 Sept. Assoc Annual Meeting details

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USATF Pacific Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 @ 7:30PM

All Pacific Association members are invited to join us at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, 17 September from 7:30-10:00pm.
Site: Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404
 
Teleconference Option: We are offering a call-in and web conferencing option for those who wish to participate remotely. More information on how to access this service will be available prior to the meeting in an email and posted to the PAUSATF website in the Meeting Page.
Initial agenda items:
  1. Review of proposed 2020 committee budgets with comments/amendments before approval
  2. Selection of association delegates for 2019 USATF Annual Meeting in Reno (refer to Association Operating Procedures item 6 for requirements)
  3. Recap of past events including Association T&F Championships, etc.
  4. Future Association events
For full agenda, previous meeting minutes, committee reports, and additional information click on the Meeting Page. Items will be added closer to the meeting date.
Thank you all for contributing to our sports of USATF!
RW 20 km Race Walk (Sept. 29) may be on 2019 RW Grand Prix

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019 in Race Walking | 0 comments

 

 

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.

PA PA Strategic Plan 2017-2020 (Revised 6.14.19) – Check it out!

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters News, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Para Athletics, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

CLICK HERE to view USATF Pacific’s Strategic Plan (Revised June 14, 2019).

This document is updated with information from the March 19, 2019 Board of Athletics meeting, where the ongoing Strategic Plan was discussed and conclusions were achieved, under the guidance of the Strategic Plan Coordinator, Mark Winitz. The primary emphasis for this Olympiad is “membership growth”. There are five planning areas:

  • Administration and Governance
  • Athlete Development and Competition
  • Communications
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Resources and Education/Training

At the meeting, after breakout sessions for each planning area, the leader of each session gave a report to all the meeting’s attendees, answered questions, and accepted additional input.

Following the meeting, the leaders of each of the planning areas updated their planning area’s strategic plan and submitted the information to Mark Winitz, who then compiled all five of the planning areas’ information into this document. USATF Pacific’s Strategic Plan is a very useful document to show how PA Committees join forces to set goals for the USATF Pacific’s future. Review this document to understand how USATF Pacific plans to move forward as we approach the 2020 Olympics. If you have questions or suggestions, direct them to the “responsible party(ies)” listed for each planning area.

PA Statements for Contested Positions on PA Youth & Coaches Committees (rev. 1 June); post includes ballot details.

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Para Athletics, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Board of Athletics members: Watch for an email arriving May 25 with the ballot for candidate voting.
Elections for these positions will take place from 25 May-26 June, with results announced before 30 June. Details below:

  1. June 26 at midnight is the deadline for ballots to be returned.
  2. Send ballots to [email protected]
  3. Email addresses that have opted out of Constant Contact will not receive the ballot. Please contact Secretary Stephanie Trafton if you think you have not received a ballot in error. Those in the Coaches Committee and Youth Committee (eligible clubs with SafeSport, 3+ athletes, etc.) and other eligible voters will receive a ballot for only the contested positions in their committee.

Direct questions to USATF Pacific Secretary, Stephanie Trafton.