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 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.

ELITE USATF Foundation Elite Athlete Grant Application May 31 Deadline Reminder

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Coach, Elite Athlete, elite athlete grants, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field | 0 comments

Hello All!

This is a REMINDER that the USATF Elite Athlete Grant Program cycle has changed.  In the past we have asked that applications be submitted in the fall October/November – that has changed.  Please submit your Elite Athlete Renewal Application by this FRIDAY, MAY 31 to be considered for our 2019 grants.  (Some of you receiving this email may have already done so – thank you and disregard this email).  Any athlete hoping for a grant needs to reapply every year so that we have updated information.

Here is the link to apply:

http://usatffoundation.org/grant-info/athlete-applications/elite-athlete-development-renew/

We will be awarding grants that range from $4,000 – $25,000.  The grants will be announced on our USATF Foundation website and social media (twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram) following the July 25-28 USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines.

Thank you and if you have any questions feel free to email me.

Happily,

Trixie Saumsiegle

USATF Foundation

COO

usatffoundation.org

Cell – (302) 332-5043

PA Assoc Committee Election Results

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Coach, coaching education, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Awards, Coach, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, elite athlete grants, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

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, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Officials News, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 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]