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
BELMONT PLATEAU CROSS COUNTRY
COURSE MAPS (MEASURED AND
CERTIFIED BY USATF in 2013)!!!

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

2015 WILL MARK THE 50TH
RUNNING OF THE
PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC
LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY
CHAMPIONSHIP AT BELMONT
PLATEAU































Philadelphia Athletic Charities  
PRODUCING RACES FOR CAUSES SINCE 2002!
SUPPORT PROJECT BELMONT PLATEAU

611 Jamestown Street    Philadelphia    Pa    19128        215 487 0770
Thank you to all our
sponsors and partners!
DR. STEVEN BLASI &
FAMILY
DONALD GAVRITY
JOHN JENNINGS
MARC ARMSTRONG
BLINCOE BREAKS THE 4
MINUTE MILE AT THE
BANNISTER RUN 2004 !!
PAC NEWS
& EVENTS
CLICK HERE FOR  THE RACE
SCHEDULE,RACE DETAILS AND RESULTS
FOR THE CROSS COUNTRY AND ROAD
RACES PAC IS INVOLVED WITH IN THE
2015 CALENDER YEAR

MCCOY 5K RUN /APRIL
JOE SCHWARTZ 3K RUN/APRIL
RUN FOR HEROES 5K/MAY
BELMONT PLATEAU HALL OF FAME/ AUG
PHILA METRO CC RACE/SEPT
JACK SAINT CLAIR CC RACE/OCTOBER
PHILA CATHOLIC LEAGUE ALUMNI/OCT
NORTHEAST PHILLY 5 MILE/OCTOBER
STUDENT RUN TIME TRIAL/OCTOBER
CACC CC CHAMPS/OCTOBER
MID ATLANTIC USATF CC CHAMPS
 
Philadelphia Athletic Charities To Become
the
BELMONT PLATEAU CROSS COUNTRY  
                 HALL OF FAME





Starting in the next few months, PAC will go through a
change in name and mission to become the Belmont
Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame. Since 2004, PAC
has produced racing events in the Philadelphia area to
raise funds for local charities as well as promote
fitness.  Over the years, the mission, races and time
spent on development has involved Belmont Plateau
(home of Cross Country racing in Philadelphia) more
and more.
The past 3 years, PAC has worked on improving the
course maintenance, new signage, and the production of
over 5 races each year at Belmont Plateau. Since that
time, PAC has worked on promoting new
championships to Belmont Plateau and is now in the
process of developing a way to continue the 50 year
tradition of cross country running at Belmont Plateau.
PAC founder and president Dave Thomas felt it was time
for a change in name and mission for PAC and will
oversee the transition.  The BPCCHOF will work on
honoring 50 years of XC history at Belmont Plateau by
nominating worthy runners, coaches, teams, and
officials that have performed at the elite level and where
associated with Belmont Plateau. Plans are under way to
have a "Wall of Fame" to list the members elected to the
Hall.  The BPCCHOF will also continue to oversee
maintenance of the XC courses and with it's partnership
with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Dept of Parks
and Rec. will keep that mission alive.
BPCCHOF has started a new race to celebrate the
mission with the Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of
Fame Classic
(click here for details).  The 5k Open and
Youth Mile/Walk will be held on Sunday, August 30. There
will be a ceremony pre race to show off the new and
updated directional signage for the 3k, 5k, 8k courses
and the updated maintenance to the XC courses.  Local
city officials and a few local Olympians are expected to
attend.
The race is open to all runners to check out the new
course signage and serve as a kickoff to the cross
country season at Belmont Plateau.
The BPCCHOF mission will also include supporting
young cross country runners be offering an annual
scholarship fund.  The plans are to offer two $1000
college scholarships a year to high school runners who
compete at Belmont Plateau races.  A committee will
choose recipients based on athletic merit, classroom
performance and community service.    STAY TUNED for
more info on this change over.
  Matuszak andMickle Win the 1st Annual
Belmont Plateau XC Hall of Fame Classic







Paul Matuszak (Archbishop Ryan Graduate) and Molly
Mickle  were the two champions in the 1st Annual
Belmont Plateau Cross Country HOF Classic.  
Matuszak won the men's race over  the 5,000 meter
course at Belmont Plateau in 16:38 on a 75 degree
morning.  Mickle was the first women across the finish
line in 19:22.  

The Hall of Fame Classic cross country race was the
first annual and was created to help celebrate the
addition of all new race signage to the cross county
courses at Belmont Plateau's 3k, 5k, and 8k courses.
Over $180,000 was raised to complete the new
signage and increased maintenance to the XC
courses.   The race also saw the announcement of the
creation of a "Hall of Fame" for Cross Country Running
at Belmont Plateau.  Over 50 years of racing and many
world and national class runners have competed there
since the 1960s.  The HOF will have an annual
nomination of past greats in running, coaching, teams
and others who have contributed to XC at Belmont
Plateau in the past 50 years.  

Many Belmont Plateau legends attended the "kick off"
including 2008 Olympian Erin Donohue, 1988
Olympian, Gary Fanelli, recently retired Saint Joseph
University coach Kevin Quinn,  Haverford Coach Tom
Donnelly,  long time Arch Ryan Coach Ed Ulmer,
Cabrini Coach Tom O'Hora, Atlantic 10 XC Champion
Travis Mahoney (Temple), and Fred Rosenfeld
(Overbrook/Central Coach).  Over 170 runners
competed in the 5k. Samuel Johnson won the 1 mile
XC run in 6:55 and for the girls, Cate Quinn ran 6:58.  .  
For complete race results of the 5k/Youth Mile
 CLICK
HERE
Ribbon Cutting on Aug 30, 2015 for the new cross
country Course Signage at Belmon PlateAU. From left to
right (Travis Mahoney (Temple), Mark  Focht, Dept of Rec
& Parks,Dennis O'Brien (Phila City Council), T Morgan
(WMGK), Catherine Ott (Fairmount Park), Gary
Fanelli(Olympian),  Dave Thomas, Jim Marino (Blue
Cross Broad St Run Dir, and Erin Donohue (2008
Olympian).
PICTURES FROM 1ST ANNUAL BELMONT
PLATEAU HALL OF FAME CLASSIC
Paul Matuzak and Molly Mickle win the 1st Annual
Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic 5k
Olympian, Gary
Fanelli  
entertains the
crowd at
Belmont Plateau
HOF
Classic
Phila City
Councilman, Dennis
O'Brien, Long time
Arch Ryan Coach, Ed
Ulmer, and Dave
Thomas at the BP
HOF Classic
Samuel Johnson wins the
Youth Mile at the Hall of Fame
Classi
c
NEW!!!
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (Mke Jensen)
ARTICLE (SEPT 7-2015)
ON RUNNING CROSS COUNTRY
AT BELMONT PLATEAU AND
ON THE NEW MAINTENANCE OF THE CC
COURSE SIGNAGE
ERIN DONOHUE SMASHES BELMONT     
PLATEAU 6,000 METER RECORD AT
JACK     SAINT CLAIR MEMORIAL
Oct 11, 2015
2008 USA Olympian Erin Donohue decided
to run the Jack Saint Clair Memorial  this
past week. On the comeback trail and
never had competed on the famed cross
country course in high school (Haddonfield)
or college (North Carolina),  Donohue
opened up a 20 second lead at the mile
(5:40) and never looked back while cruising
to a 21:31 (5:47 pace) over the extremely
challenging 6,000 meter cross country
course.  The time smashed the
meet/course record of 22:27 set by All
American Vicki Davis (Bloomsburg) in  
2012.  The closest finisher was Molly
Mickle in 23:23.  The Philadelphia University
Women won the team title with 42 pts over
St Thomas Aquinas (70) and 13 other
college and clubs.  The men's race was
won by a lean by Booray Adam Nour
(Dominican College). Nour just outleaned
Charles Murphy (Unat) to win the race by
less than a second in 27:30 over the 8k
course.   Wilmington University won the
men's team title with 55 points.  This was
the 8th year of the Jack Saint Clair
Memorial.  "The Saint" was instrumental in
helping design the XC courses at Belmont
as well as athlete and long time coach at
Cardinal Dougherty HS and Temple
University

MATUSZAK AND PIERCE WIN THE
PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC LEAGUE
CROSS COUNTRY OPEN
October 24, 2015

Archbishop Ryan alumni, Paul Matuszak
came back to Belmont Plateau to win the
PCL Open/Alumni race with a time of 16:12
(5:14 per mile pace) over the challenging
5,000 meter course.  The time was the 13th
fastest recorded at the PCL Open/Alumni
race since the year 2000. Matt Vandenhengol
was 2nd (16:56) and Tim Flanagan (Arch
Wood) was 3rd in 17:11.   The La Salle team
of Pat Donnelly, Nick Malloy, and Seamus
McCullungn won the PCL Alumi team
championship for the men.  
Hannah Pierce (Unnat) won the women race
by running 20:17 (6:33 per mile pace) over
the 5,000 meter course. Tan Gainnon
(Prendie) was 2nd in 21:32, followed by
Laura Antanucci (Hallihan) for 3rd place
(22:40). Arch Prenderagast was the women
champions (Gainon, Parkinson, Hanlon).


2015 Jack Saint Clair Memorial Winner
ERIN DONOHUE and Race Director Dave
Thomas at Belmont Plateau.  USA Olympian
and local Haddondfield HS legend, set a
new course record for the 6,000 meter
course at Belmont Plateau.