Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

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 2017 PA USATF XC Grand Prix Schedule

 

17th Annual
 UC Santa Cruz Cross Country Challenge

25th Annual 
Phil Widener Empire Open

32st Annual
 Golden Gate Park Open

7th Annual 
Rebels XC Challenge

13th Annual
 Garin Park XC Challenge

9th Annual
 Willow Hills XC 
Open

20th Annual 
Matt Yeo Memorial Aggies XC Open

22nd Annual 
John Lawson Tamalpa Challenge

32nd Annual
 PA Cross Country Championship

2017 Date

19-Aug-17

26-Aug-17

10-Sep-17 
(Sunday)

16-Sep-17

23-Sep-17

7-Oct-17

21-Oct-17

05-Nov-17
 (Sunday)

19-Nov-17
(Sunday)

Women’s Race
(Time/Distance)

9:00am/4.0 miles

9:00am/3.4 miles

9:00am/4+ miles

9:00am/6 km

10:30am/5 km

9:00am/5 km

9:00am/4.2 miles

9:00am/4.25mi

9:00am/4 mi (2 loops)

Open Men’s Race
(Time/Distance)

10:30am/4.0 miles

10:30am/3.4 miles

10:30am/4+ miles

10:30am/6 km

9:00am/5km

10:30am/5 km

10:30am/4.2 miles

11:00am/4.25mi

11:00am/6 mi (3 loops)

Master Men’s Race
(Time/Distance)

9:45am/4.0 miles

9:45am/3.4 miles

9:45am/4+ miles

9:45am/6 km

9:45am/5km

9:45am/5 km

9:45am/4.2 miles

10:00am/4.25mi

9:45am/6 mi (3 loops)

Location

Upper campus trails, 
UC Santa Cruz, 
Santa Cruz–Crown College, Santa Cruz

Spring Lake Regional Park, Newanga Ave. entrance, 
Santa Rosa

Lindley Meadow, 
30th Ave and JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, 
San Francisco.

Ancil Hoffman Regional Park, 6700 Tarshes Dr, 
Carmichael, CA

1320 Garin Ave. 
Garin Regional Park, Hayward, CA

Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park, Folsom CA 95630

Shoreline Park, Martinez

Miwok Meadows, 
China Camp State Park, San Rafael

 Lindley Meadow, 30th Ave and JFK Drive, 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 starts/finishes 1/4 mile from parking on west side of lake near Jackrabbit boat ramp.

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, then right on Tarshes Drive. $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 Francisco: 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.

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 the South:
680 N Exit Waterfront Rd. Toward Marina Vista. 
Take Marina Vista West Right on Ferry St. into the Park 
From the North: 
680 S Exit Marina Vista toward Waterfront Rd. 
Take a left onto Marina VistaRight on Ferry St. into the Park

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 Fulton Avenue, which runs along the north edge of the park, to 30th Ave. (stoplight). 
Turn south into the park. Road deadends at JFK Dr. at Lindley Meadow. Park on either side of the street near this intersection.

Open   Team $

 $100/$75/$50

$75/$50/$25

$150/$75

$125/$75

$75/$50/$25

$75/$50

$150/$75/$50

$120/$75

$150/$75

Open Individual $

$50/$30/$20

$150/$75/$25

$200/$100/$50

$125/$75/$25

$150/$75/$50

$100

$100/$75/$50

$120/$75

$200/$100/$50

Master $

Indiv. $40/$25
Team $100/$75/$50

Indiv. $75/$25 
Team $75/$25

Indiv. $50/$25
Team $50/$25

Indiv. $75/$25
Team $75/$25

Indiv. $75/$50
Team $75/$25

Indiv. $100
Team $50/$25

Indiv. $50/$25
Team $50/$25

Indiv. $75
Team $75/$50

Indiv. $50/$25
Team $50/$25

Senior $

Indiv. $30/$20
Team $50/$35

Indiv. $50 
Team $50
(double dipping allowed)

Indiv. $25

Indiv. $50 
Team $50/$25

Indiv. $50
Team $50

Indiv. $50 
Team $50/$25

Indiv. $30/$20
Team $30/$20

Indiv. $45
Team $30

Indiv. $25

Super Senior $

N/A

Indiv. $25 
Team $25

N/A

N/A

N/A

Indiv. $50 
Team $50/$25

N/A

Indiv. $35
Team $25

N/A

Veteran $

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Indiv. $50
Team $50

N/A

Indiv. $25

N/A

Sponsoring Organization

Santa Cruz 
Track Club

Empire 
Runners Club

SF Running & Walking

River City Rebels

West Valley Track Club

Buffalo Chips 
Running Club

Asics Aggies 
Running Club

Tamalpa Runners

SF Running & Walking

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)

$1500 (1.5 points weighted race)

$1500 (1.5 points weighted race)

$1500 (1.5 points weighted race)

Race Director with email

Larry Berg

Bill Rogers

Tim Wason

Andy Harris

Karen Saxena

Arnold Utterback

Kevin Searls

Pedro Cifuentes

Tim Wason

Telephone

408-390-0335

707-481-1924

415-823-2276

916-531-8503

650-856-6778

916-541-3608

925-963-8534

415-235-6648

415-823-2276

Cost, Pre-Reg.

$20 if post-marked by Aug 12th

Register Online

Mail-in paper form–$20, postmark by August 19.

Online-$20 (no fees), deadline Aug 23
Empire Open Info and Online Registration

$20 if received by Sept 6th. Online reg at Race Roster also by Sept. 6th, 11:59pm

Register Online

$20 if post-marked 
by Sept 8th

Register Online

$20 if postmarked by Sept. 17th.

Register Online

$20 if post-marked
by Oct. 4th. $20 online by Oct. 5th (no fee)

Register Online

$20 if post-marked by Oct 17th.

Register Online

$20 if post-marked 
by Oct 28th.

Register Online

$30 if postmarked by 11/10,received  by 11/14, or online by Wed 11/15.

 

Register Online

Cost, Late/Race Day

$25

$25
Race day substitution $10
(See webpage for subbing information)

$25 (cash or check)

$25

$30

$25

$25

$25

$35
(cash or check)

Check Payable to:

SCTC

Empire Runners Club

SF Running & Walking

River City Rebels

WVTC

Buffalo Chips 
Running Club

 Aggies Running Club

Tamalpa Runners

SF Running & Walking

Registration Address & Phone Number

SCTC, c/o Larry Berg
155 Molly Way
Santa Cruz CA 95065

Empire Runners Club,
c/o Jerry Lyman,
2345 Hilltop Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

SF Running & Walking, c/o Homer Chan, 874 Filbert St.San Francisco, CA 94133

River City Rebels, 
P.O. Box 189667, 
Sacramento, CA 95818-9667

Marc Lund, 
1433 Norman Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Arnold Utterback, 
P.O Box 19908, Sacramento, CA 95819

Kevin Searls
4110 Canyon Way
Martinez CA 94553

Ken Grebenstein,

709 Oakdale Ave,

Corte Madera, CA 94925

SF Running & Walking, c/o Homer Chan, 874 Filbert St.San Francisco, CA 94133

Misc. info

Merchandise to top 3 in Open division and 4 age group divisions.

 

Additional parking at the East Remote Parking Lot near the Fieldhouse.

Allow exta time–parking is limited and the additional pariking is close to one mile away from registration.

“Top 10” performance T-shirts awarded  to first 10 finishers of each race

Downloadable multiple entry form available on webpage.

Ample parking on JFK Drive near 30th Ave. Some picnic tables available on a first come, first serve basis. Excellent competition.

Volunteers greatly appreciated–call 415-823-2276.

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

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: Julia Sizek 17:56 (2015). 
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 20:25 (2014). 
60+ men: Doug Steedman 19:32 (2015). 
60+ women: Sharlet Gilbert 23:55 (2012). 
70+ men: Hans Schmid 22:15 (2013). 
70+ women: Melody-Anne Schulz 25:42 (2013).

Plenty of parking available.  Picnic area in park.

Loop course, rolling hills.

2 x 2 mile loops with .2 mile initial grass start.  

Flat course with a mix of grass, groomed dirt trails, and path.  

New memorial name for recently deceased club member, Matt Yeo.

China Camp course, Directions, course map and details, a 4.25 mile eyeloop course, rolling with lots of single track. About 1/4 mile of road. 
Beer mugs to first 350 finishers. 
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.

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!