Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

2014 USATF Outdoor Open Track & Field Championships

Relive the 2014 USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships!

Presented by The Pacific Association/USATF and the Sacramento Sports Commission



Updated July 8, 2014

LDR 24 May – LDR Committee Meeting – Agenda

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in pausatf | 0 comments

LDR Committee Meeting

24 May 2020 – 10:30am

Teleconference – Dial in: (978)990-5000; code: 138289


  1. Quick update about state of the Road Grand Prix
  2. Discussion about XC Grand Prix
  3. Quick update about MUT Grand Prix status
  4. New topics
RW COVID-19 2020 PA Race Walk Schedule Modifications

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in pausatf | 0 comments

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!

As with our traditional Grand Prix, the first event was the One Mile held in Berkeley earlier this year.  The results for that race and the Grand Prix Standings are available (as always) on our website at

The 3,000-meter race, originally scheduled for May 23, will now be a #AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL event to be completed any time 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 (LINK), or send the following information in an email to [email protected] (and don’t forget that photo!):


Event Start Time (Time of Day)


Finish Time (HH:MM:SS)


How I Completed the Event SAFELY

Last Name

First Name


Birth Date (MM/DD/YYYY)

Age on Event Date







  • 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.


Have fun and stay safe!



USATF Pacific Association Race Walk Committee Chair



USATF Pacific Association Race Walk Committee 2nd Vice Chair


Posted by on Apr 20, 2020 in 2019-usatf-national-junior-olympic-track-field-championships, Coach, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, pausatf, Youth | 0 comments

USATF Hershey 2020 National Junior Olympic Program & Miscellaneous FAQ’s

• Why was the 2020 USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships cancelled?

o Based upon the current State of Florida COVID-19 mandates, the University of North Florida has notified USATF that the venue will not be available for the hosting of the Event. In addition, USATF is committed to the safety and welfare of our constituency and will follow all State and Local government mandates.

• Does the cancellation of the Junior Olympic National Championship affect the Association and Region JO Qualifiers?

o Yes, those meets are cancelled as recommended by the Youth Executive Committee.

  • Will the cancellation of the JO’s change if there is a change in the COVID-19 status? o No
  • Where will the 2021 USATF JO’s be hosted?

o The location of the 2021 JO’s has not been determined to date.

  • Are there any plans in 2020 to create another National event to replace the JO’s? o There are no definitive plans for a 2020 National event. The USATF National Office in conjunction with the USATF Youth Committee will discuss exploringpossible 2020 options.
  • Has a decision been made on the hosting of the 2020 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships?o The Youth Executive Committee recommended cancellation to the Board and to the National Office. The recommendation was accepted.
  • How will USATF handle Sanction requests from Associations or individuals that may opt to host a Youth track & field event once the facilities become available again?

o USATF will continue to process Sanctions accordingly under the same policies and procedures. USATF continues to advise that all Local/State mandates be adhered to when considering hosting an event during the Summer 2020 season.

  • Please continue to access for updated information on COVID-19 and other related information.

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020 in 2019-usatf-national-junior-olympic-track-field-championships, Coach, pausatf, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Indianapolis – The 2020 USATF Hershey National Youth Outdoor Championships to be held in Miramar, Florida June 23 – 28, 2020, have been canceled, USATF announced today (Monday).

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Miramar and its local health authorities informed USATF that it would not host the championships. USATF is working to seek alternate opportunities for youth participation for later in the summer if local health authorities allow.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 gathered by USATF’s Working Group, visit

PA Open-Masters TF Championships postponed – updated 4/7

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Officials, Para Athletics, pausatf, Track & Field | 0 comments

Unfortunately, our 2020 PA MTF/Open Championships Meet has been postponed until a later date to be determined, per the USATF COVID-19 Working Group recommendation “Suspend all USATF Championship events and all USATF sanctioned events indefinitely.”

Ideally, it will occur with a month of notice, and before our MTF Western Region and National Championships. But these are unusual times, so we are unsure of what will be legally allowed, medically wise, and according to USATF guidelines.

BTW, USATF memberships were to increase May 1st, so maybe renew now 🙂

FYI, websites for other PA MTF meets currently say:

  • Bay Area Senior Games: “We are re-scheduling the meet to be held Sunday, November 15th.” 
  • Pride Meet: “We are currently exploring options for holding the Pride Meet later in the summer. Stay tuned for more information.
  • Wine Country 2020 Sr Games: “Due to the Corona Virus Epidemic, the 2020 Games have been cancelled.”
  • SG MTF Fest: “Thank you to all the athletes who attended the 2019 4th Annual Sierra Gold Masters and Open Track and Field Festival. We look forward to seeing you again at the event this year.”

Please be safe, keep training and checking the PA/MTF page, and ensure your PA/USATF membership is current since email will be sent when more is known.

Thank you! — Joseph Ols, PA Masters Chair


Posted by on Apr 6, 2020 in Coach, Officials, pausatf, Youth | 0 comments

2020 USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships cancelled

Indianapolis – The 2020 USATF Hershey National Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships to be held in Jacksonville, Florida July 27-August 2 have been cancelled, USATF announced today.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the University of North Florida and its local health authorities have closed its campus through at least July 30. USATF, in conjunction with the youth committee, is exploring possible alternate contingencies for the Junior Olympic athletes once the crisis allows track facilities to open.

The fate of the USATF Youth Outdoor Championships to be held in Miramar, Florida will be determined no later than April 30. The event is scheduled for June 23-28.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 gathered by USATF’s Working Group, visit