JACK SAINT CLAIR MEMORIAL WON BY
PHILADELPHIA U (Men) and St THOMAS AQUINAS
(Women)

The 7th Annual Jack Saint Clair Memorial was held
on Oct 11 on the Belmont Plateau Cross Country
courses. The Men's 8k Championship was won for
the 2nd year by Philadelphia University while the
women's 6k race was won for the first time by St
Thomas Aquinas College.  Eric Lacy of Philadelphia
University defended his title with a winning time of
27:12.  The women's 6k race was won by Margaret
Diacont of the Greater Philadelphia Track Club with a
time of 23:01.   Michelle Saint Clair, daughter of the
Jack Saint Clair was present to hand out the awards.
Over 300 athletes from over 40 college and club
teams competed in the 7th Annual race.
Philadelphia Athletic Charities
Inc is a 501c (3) non profit
founded in 2002." Our mission
is to develop and produce  race
events and programs to
promote the importance of  
maintaining a lifetime of fitness
and health while supporting
some worthy causes in the
Philadelphia area"  "Our major
mission is Project Belmont
Plateau; the restoration and
maintenance of one of the most
famous cross country courses
in the USA" Founder Dave
Thomas
Philadelphia Athletic Charities President and
2008 Schuylkill River  Race Director with
2008 Champions Luke Watson and Erin
Donohue.
Philadelphia Athletic Charities Inc is a 501c
(3) non profit founded in 2002." Our mission
is to develop, produce and consult with  
races that support worthy causes in the
Philadelphia area"  We are supported by a
group of volunteers who have a great
expertise and a passion for running who
wish to use their passion to support the local
running scene in Philadelphia. "Our major
mission is Project Belmont Plateau with a
goal of the restoration and maintenance of
the cross country courses and to continue to
keep Belmont Plateau as one of the
premiere venues for XC racing in the United
States.

Founder and President:  Dave Thomas
****BELMONT PLATEAU            RACE
ARCHIVES***
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ARTICLE AND           
RESULTS FROM HISTORIC 1976
NATIONAL       AAU CROSS COUNTRY
CHAMPIONSHIP
Belmont Plateau (Nov 27, 1976) 10,000 Meter
GREAT READING FOR XC FANS!!
1976 AAU NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY
CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Picture of 1976 Winning Team
JAMUL TOADS
Philadelphia Athletic Charities
Managing Races and Promoting Cross Country at Belmont Plateau since 2002
611 Jamestown Street     Philadelphia  Pa   19128      215-487-0770
NEW BELMONT PLATEAU
COURSE MAPS (MEASURED AND
CERTIFIED BY USATF in 2013)!!!

New detailed maps of the Cross Country
Courses for the  2k, 3k, 4k, 5k , 6k and 8k
Cross Country Courses.
Click on the links to download the new maps.
Posts were also placed at crucial turns and
mile markers on the XC courses. New
signage, mile markers and course markers
are currently being created by the Fairmount
Park Conservancy and hope to be in place by
the 2014 CC season!

Belmont Plateau Cerfified Course Maps
CLICK HERE
For All course Maps for
2k,3k, 4k, 5k, 6k, 8k





PHILADELPHIA METROPOLITAN COLLEGE CROSS
COUNTRY MEET
 WON by PHILADELPHIA UNIV.
The 35th Annual Philadelphia Metropolitan Cross
Country Champ
ionship was held at Belmont Plateau.
Philadelphia University Men's and Women's teams
defended their team title. Over 40 teams from Div 2
and Div 3 Colleges competed in the 5k for women
and 8k cross country races for men.  Eric Lacy of
Philadelphia University was the overall men's winner
in 28:06 (8k) and Arianna Nash of Nyack College won
the women's 5k in 20:26. Belmont Plateau is
celebrating it's 50th Anniversary of hosting cross
country racing this year (1964-2014)











2013 Men's Champion- Philadelphia University

PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY
OPEN/ALUMNI SET FOR OCT 18, 2014

The 13th Annual Philadelphia Catholic League
Alumni/Open Cross Country Championship took
place on Saturday, October 18,2014  Over 100 XC
runners returned back to Belmont Plateau to
challenge the 5,000 meter course.  The course is one
of the toughest in the USA with famous hills named "
Flagpole" and "Parachute".  The men and women will
compete together and start the 5k XC race at 12:45
am. Go to the PAC Race Page for more details..
Funds help Projetc Belmont Plateau
and the Philadelphia Catholic League XC & Track &
Field Coaches Association.. PAC is the producer of
this event.

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETIC CHARITIES

2014
RACE
PAGE
(Click above for registration details
and results for Road and Cross
Country Races that PAC
Manages/Officiates or Times)




RACES PAC IS INVOLVED WITH IN 2014

OLM RUN FOR MERCY / MARCH
McCOY 5K/ APRIL
POSSIBILITIES IN THE PARK 5K/ APRIL
JOE SCHWARTZ MEMORIAL 3K/ APRIL
LEUKEMIA SURVIVORSHIP 5K/ APRIL
HEROES ON THE HILL 5K/ MAY
PAPERMILL RITTENHOUSE TOWN 5K/ SEPTEMBER
PHILADELPHIA METRO COLLEGE CC RACE/SEPT
VALLEY ROAD RUN 5K/ OCTOBER
PHILA UNIV RAM HOMECOMING 5K/OCTOBER
BELMONT CROSS COUNTRY MEET/OCTOBER
JACK SAINT CLAIR MEMORIAL CC RACE/OCTOBER
PHILA CATHOLIC LEAGUE ALUMNI/OPEN CC RACE/OCT
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA 5 MILER/OCTOBER
CACC COLLEGE CC CHAMPIONSHIP/NOV
SCHUYLKILL RIVER LOOP RUN/DECEMBER


IF YOUR ORGANIZATION IS HOSTING A SMALL ROAD RACE
AND NEEDS FINISH LINE/TIMING/RESULTS, CALL
215-487-0770
FOR DETAILS ON HOW PAC CAN HELP YOU!
CLICK
PAC RACE PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS AND COST.










PAC NEWS (CONTINUED FROM ROW 2)

NEW PROJECT BELMONT PLATEAU UPDATES
FOR 2014
Philadelphia Athletic Charities, Fairmount Park
Conservancy and the Philadelphia Park and Rec
Dept. have been working together this past year in
updating all of the signage, race markers and course
maintenance to all of the Cross Country Courses at
Belmont Plateau.  PAC president Dave Thomas is
excited to see some considerable progress on
Project Belmont Plateau and hopes to see some new
changes in time for the 2014 CC Season.
 Thomas reports that many of the signs and markers
have been there from the 1970s and it was time to
have an overhaul done on the courses.  Funds have
been raised as a result of runners earmarking
donations from a portion of their entry fees in the
Broad Street Run.  Thomas thanks Blue
Cross Broad
Street Run Race Director Jim Marino for allowing the
10 mile mega race to help out Project Belmont
Plateau.  The Fairmount Park Conservancy has also
helped in the project by suppling funding from their
Team Broad Street running program and overseeing
the funding and project management of the updates
at Belmont Plateau.
 2014 will mark the 50th Anniversary of Cross
Country racing at Belmont Plateau. 1964 saw the first
official racing at Belmont Plateau on courses
designed by legendary coaches Jack Saint Clair
(Cardinal Dougherty HS/ Temple U) and James
Tuppeny (Villanova/Univ of Penn). Hopefully runners
will see new updates to the courses to celebrate the
anniversary!
50TH  ANNIVERSARY
OF CROSS COUNTRY RACING
AT BELMONT PLATEAU
1964-2014
Philadelphia Athletic Charities  
PRODUCING RACES FOR CAUSES SINCE 2002!
SUPPORT PROJECT BELMONT PLATEAU


CENTRAL ATLANTIC COLLEGIATE
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

Once again in 2014, Philadelphia Athletic Charities will
produce the CACC Cross Country Championship for the
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The race is
Sunday, Nov2. The CACC is a NCAA Div 2 Conference
with 14 teams competing for men and women
championship at Belmont Plateau.  PAC works with
university host, Philadelphia University to produce the
annual Championship race. Nyack won the women's
team championship in 2013.  Wilmington University won
the men's championship for the  2nd time.  PAC will
provide race marshails on the courses.

42nd SCHUYLKILL RIVER LOOP RUN

Since 1972, the Schuylkill River Loop Run has been run
each year on the 8.4 mile river sidewalk loop in
Philadelphia's Boathouse Row area.  When road racing
was a rare event on the river, serious runners lined up
and competed over the Loop course.  In the past 40
years , road racing has changed with many more races
and recreational runners on the roads.  The SR Loop
race stands as the longest running organized road race
in the City of Philadelphia.  Dave Thomas, PAC
president, served as race director of the Loop from
1995-2012.
The 2014 Race Date will be SUNDAY ,
 10 am Start. Full
Details on Bryn Mawr Running Company Website. PAC
will still keep their ties with the race by supporting the
water stops on the course with volunteers from the
Phila Univ XC teams.
Thank you to all our
sponsors and partners!

DR. STEVEN BLASI &
FAMILY
DONALD GAVRITY
JOHN JENNINGS
MARC ARMSTRONG
Track Shoes from Back in
the Day!!
BLINCOE BREAKS THE 4 MINUTE MILE AT
THE BANNISTER RUN 2004 !!

PAC NEWS
& EVENTS
 
*** As of 2014, PAC will be taking
over the race events once timed
by Fast Cat Sports
www.fastcatsports.com