20th Annual
SCTC XC Challenge
28th Annual
Phil Widener Empire Open
2nd Annual GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge 35th Annual
Golden Gate Park Open
10th Annual
Rebels XC Challenge
16th Annual
Garin Park XC Challenge
25th Annual John Lawson Tamalpa Challenge 12th Annual
Willow Hills XC Open
23rd Annual Matt Yeo Memorial Aggies XC Open 35th Annual PA
Cross Country Championship
Race Date 8/21/21 8/28/21 9/5/2021 (Sunday) 9/12/21 (Sunday) 9/18/21 9/25/21 10/10/21 (Sunday) 10/16/21 10/23/21 11/21/21 (Sunday)
Women's Race 9:00am / 4.0 miles 9:00am / 3.4 miles 8:45am / 3 miles 9:00am / 4+ miles 9:00am / 6 km 9:00am / 5 km 9:00am / 4.25 mi 9:00am / 5 km 9:00am / 4.2 miles 9:00am / 6K
Open Men's Race 10:30am / 4.0 miles 10:30am / 3.4 miles 9:30am / 3 miles 10:30am / 4+ miles 10:30am / 6 km 9:45am / 5 km 11:00am / 4.25 mi 10:30am / 5 km 10:30am / 4.2 miles 11:00am / 10K
Master Men's Race 9:45am / 4.0 miles 9:45am / 3.4 miles 8:00am / 3 miles NOTE EARLY-BIRD START TIME 9:45am / 4+ miles 9:45am / 6 km 10:30am / 5 km 10:00am / 4.25 mi 9:45am / 5 km 9:45am / 4.2 miles 9:45am / 8K
Location Santa Cruz -
UCSC Upper Campus
Spring Lake Regional Park,
Newanga Ave. entrance,
Santa Rosa
Lagoon Valley Park, Vacaville Lindley Meadow,
30th Ave and JFK Drive,
Golden Gate Park, SF
Ancil Hoffman Regional Park,
6700 Tarshes Dr,
Carmichael, CA
Garin Regional Park,
1320 Garin Ave.
Hayward, CA
Miwok Meadows,
China Camp State Park,
San Rafael
Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park, Folsom CA 95630 Shoreline Park, Martinez Golden Gate Park,
San Francisco
Directions Take Hwy 17 from San Jose to Santa Cruz. Take Hwy 1 North towards Half Moon Bay, turn right on Bay St.

Proceed up to UCSC Main Entrance at the corner of High and Bay St., go straight into campus.

Turn left on Hagar Dr, go past the Fieldhouse, turn left on McLaughlin Dr. and then turn right on Chinquapin Rd.

Turn right just before the Firehouse into the Crown College parking lot.

Registration is in the small parking area above the Firehouse.
From Hwy 101: Take Hwy 12, east toward Sonoma 1 mile until the highway ends at Farmers Lane stoplight.

Cross intersection onto Hoen, 1.5 miles to Newanga stopsign.  Left on Newanga 1/4 mile to Spring Lake Park entrance. $7 parking fee.  Right after entrance to Oak Knolls area parking.

Race start/finish 1/4 mile from parking on west side of lake near Jackrabbit boat ramp.
Between Fairfield and Vacaville.
From Bay Area take I-80 east to Pena Adobe exit.

From Sacramento, take I-80 west to Exit 51-B and follow signs to Lagoon Valley Park. There is a $5 parking fee.
Take Fulton Avenue, which runs along the north edge of the park, to 30th Ave. (stoplight). Turn south into the park. 

Road deadends at JFK at Lindley Meadow..(East end of JFK Drive is closed on Sunday, so use Fulton.)
From Hwy 50 take Watt Ave off-ramp. Head north to Fair Oaks Blvd, turn right.

Follow Fair Oaks Blvd to Van Alstine and turn right. Turn left onto California Ave.

Follow the signs. $5 parking fee in the park.
From South Bay: I-880 N toward Oakland. Merge onto Industrial Pkwy SW via exit 24. Keep R at fork to continue onto Industrial Pkwy. Turn R onto Mission Blvd. Turn L onto Garin Ave. Garin Park is 1320 Garin Ave. 

From San Fransisco: I-280 S.  Merge onto I-380 E.  Merge onto US-101 S.  Merge onto CA-92 E toward Hayward.  Merge onto I-880 S. Turn L onto Industrial Pkwy.  Turn on R onto Mission Blvd. Turn L onto on Garin Ave. to Garin Park at 1320 Garin Ave.
Hwy 101 to San Rafael, take the North San Pedro Road exit and go east (toward the bay) for 5 miles to the park. Take Hwy 50 east (toward Lake Tahoe) to Folsom. Take Prairie City Rd off-ramp, Exit 25. At light go left, over freeway onto Prairie City Rd.

Follow 'XC Races' signs to lower high school parking lot.
From South: 680N Exit Waterfront Rd. toward Marina Vista. Take Marina Vista West. Right on Ferry St. into Park.

From North: 680S, Exit Marina Vista toward Waterfront Rd. Take left onto Marina Vista. Right on Ferry St. into Park.
Parking near start on JFK Drive via Fulton and 30th Ave. (East end of JFK Drive is closed on Sunday.)
Open Team $ $100/$75/$50 $75/$50/$25 $100/$75/$50 $200/$100/$50 $125/$75 $75/$50/$25 $140/$75 $75/$50 $150/$75/$50 $150/$75
Open Individual $ $50/30/20 $150/$75/$25 $75/$50/$25 $100/$50/$25 $125/$75/$25 $150/$75/$50 $150/$75/$50 $100 $100/$75/$50 $200/$100/$50
40+ $ Indiv. $40/$25; Team $100/$75/$50 Indiv. $75/$25; Team $75/$25 Indiv. $75/$50; Team $75/$50 Indiv. $50/$25; Team $100/$50 Indiv. $75/$25; Team: $75/$25 Indiv. $75/$50; Team $75/$25 Indiv. $75; Team $75/$50 Indiv. $100; Team $50/$25 Indiv. $50/$25; Team $50/$25 Indiv. $50/$25; Team $50/$25
50+ $ Indiv. $30/$20; Team $50/$35 Indiv. $50; Team $50
(double-dipping allowed)
Indiv. $25; Team $50/$25 NA Indiv. $50; Team. $50/$25 Indiv. $50; Team $50 Indiv. $45; Team $30 Indiv. $50; Team $50/$25 Indiv. $30/$20; Team $30/$20 Indiv. $25
60+ $ N/A Indiv. $25; Team $25 Team $25 N/A N/A N/A Indiv. $35; Team $25 Indiv. $50; Team $50/ $25 N/A N/A
70+ $ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Indiv. $25  Indiv. $50; Team $50 N/A N/A
Sponsoring
Organization
Santa Cruz Track Club Empire Runners Club Golden Valley Harriers Wolfpack Running Club River City Rebels West Valley Track Club Tamalpa Runners Buffalo Chips Running Club HOKA Aggies Running Club PA USATF
Total Prize Purse $1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1700
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
$1500
(1.5 points weighted race)
Race Director Larry Berg Bill Rogers Craighton Chin Andy Crawford Andy Harris Karen Saxena Tom O'Reilly John Hancock Kevin Searls Carl Rose
Race Email [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Telephone 831-465-4738 707-481-1924 530-219-7439 607-331-5411 916-531-8503 650-740-3872 415-306-2859 916-383-2008 925-963-8534 510-529-6654
Cost, Pre-Reg. $25 if post-marked
by Aug 14th
Online--$20 (no fees), deadline Aug 21-- Mail-in paper form--$20, postmark by Aug 16. $20 by 8/29 $30 by 9/6 $20 if post-marked
by Sept. 9th
$20 if postmarked
by Sept. 17th
$25 if post-marked
by Oct. 4th
$20 if post-marked
by Oct. 12th, $20 on line
by Oct. 13th (no fee)
$25 if post-marked
by Oct 18th
$30 if postmarked by 11/13,
or on-line by 11/16
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Cost, Late/Race Day $30 $30. Race day substitution $10. (See webpage for subbing information.) $30 TBD $25 $30 $30 $25 race day and on-line 10/14 and 10/15 $30 $35
Check Payable to: SCTC Empire Runners Club GVH Wolfpack Running Club River City Rebels WVTC Tamalpa Runners Buffalo Chips Running Club Aggies Running Club USATF Pacific Association
Registration Address SCTC
c/o Larry Berg
155 Molly Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Empire Runners Club
2345 Hilltop Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
GVH,
P.O. Box 454
Davis, CA 95617
Wolfpack Running Club
1433 Patio Dr.
Campbell, CA 95008
River City Rebels
P.O. Box 189667
Sacramento, CA 95818-9667
Karen Saxena
3814 Magnolia Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Tom O'Reilly
194 Pelican Lane
Novato, CA 94949
John Hancock
P.O. Box 19908
Sacramento, CA 95819
Kevin Searls
4110 Canyon Way
Martinez, CA 94553
Irene Herman
422 Presidio Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
COVID Protocols Vaccination or recent negative COVID test required. Face masks required at check-in. Vaccination or recent negative COVID test required TBD TBD TBD TBD Vaccination or recent negative COVID test required. Vaccination or recent negative COVID test required. TBD TBD
Misc. info Additional parking at the East Remote Parking Lot near the Fieldhouse on Hagar Dr.

Allow exta time--parking is limited and the additional parking is close to one mile away from registration. Chip timing.
Top 10"" performance t-shirts awarded to first 10 finishers of each race.
Optional team entry form available to download.

Empire Open Info
Classic 3-mile high school XC course, with aptly named Big Mama hill in first mile.

Map and video of the course can be found here.
Pre-2015 course. Start and finish in Lindley Meadow.

Two-mile loops in Polo Field area of GGP. (No separate races for masters women or 60+ men.)

Please pre-register! Race day reg is not the best way to go!

(NOTE: Change in prize money breakdown.)
All comped athletes must pre-register. Cash or checks only on race day. PA course records: Open men: Chris Frias 15:21 (2014). Open women: Teresa McWalters 17:36 (2017). 40+ men: Neville Davey 16:00 (2015). 40+ women: Valerie Young 18:57 (2011). 50+ men: Brian Pilcher 17:28 (2008). 50+ women: Cathy Dubay 20:23 (2017). 60+ men: Jacob Nur 18:33 (2017). 60+ women: Joannie Siegler 21:46 (2017). 70+ men: Hans Schmid 22:15 (2013). 70+ women: Melody-Anne Schulz 25:42 (2013).

Plenty of parking available.  Picnic area in park.
China Camp course, a 4.25 mile eyeloop course, rolling with lots of single track. About 1/4 mile of road.

Make sure car is parked off the roadway. 

This race is a memorial to John Lawson, a Tamalpa Runner who, at 44, died suddenly of a heart attack in 2000.
Loop course, rolling hills. $75 bonus for breaking any age group course record. 2 x 2 mile loops with 0.2 mile initial grass start. Flat course with mix of grass, groomed dirt trails, and paths.

New memorial name for recently deceased club member, Matt Yeo.
Start and finish in Lindley Meadow.

Women: 2 two-mile loops.

Open men: 3 two-mile loops.

Masters men: Masters men will begin from Lindley Meadow in the opposite direction (EAST) and do a one mile loop in the woods at the EAST end of the course, returning to Lindley Meadow for two normal 2-mile loops.