41st SCHUYLKILL RIVER LOOP RUN
SETS DATE AS DECEMBER 1 FOR
THE 2013 RACE!
The 6th Annual Jack Saint Clair Memorial was held
at  a muddy Belmont Plateau on Oct 12th.
Philadelphia University where double team winners
as the Women's team won with 41 points over
Georgetown RC and University of Sciences. The
Philadelphia U. Men won the team title for the first
time by scoring 51 points over Princeton RC and
Felician College.  In the women's 6k race, Kaitlyn
Johnson was the individual champion by running
23:24 (6:15 pace).  The  men's race was won by
Eric Lacy in 27:19 (5:30) over the challenging 8,000
meter cross country course.  The race was held in
memory of long time athlete, coach, and race
organizer, Jack Saint Clair.  "The Saint" and U of
Penn Coach James Tuppeny are credited with
designing the XC courses at Belmont Plateau.
PAC President (Center), Dave Thomas poses
with Dr Steve Blasi and Dr Ira Meyers
who have been Gold Sponsors for the
Philadelphia Catholic League Open for the
past 5 years.  Both Blasi and Meyers donate
many services to runners in the Philadelphia
area.
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.
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PHILADELPHIA  ATHLETIC PRODUCED CROSS COUNTRY
RACES FOR 2013
PHILADELPHIA METROPOLITAN XC MEET
JACK SAINT CLAIR XC MEET
PHILA CATHOLIC LEAGUE XC RACE
Thank You to all our race volunteers,
sponsors, and athletes who
supported the mission and the events
produced by Philadelphia Athletic
Charities
Philadelphia Athletic Charities  
PRODUCING RACES FOR CAUSES SINCE 2002
Celebrating 10 years !!!
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
Members of the Saint Clair family gather with
PAC President, Dave Thomas under the
finish line banner of the Jack Saint Clair
Cross Country Championship.  The 6th year
event was held at Belmont Plateau to honor
the longtime coach of Cardinal Dougherty HS
/Temple University and a designer of the
cross country courses used since the 1960s.
Villanova XC Runner leads the pak at the 2011
Jack Saint Clair Memorial at Belmont Plateau.
2008 Olympian and Local running legend,
Erin Donahue wins the SR Loop Race.
PAC NEWS FOR 2014
****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
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ATHLETIC CHARITIES ARE
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For the Most Comprehensive
Race Schedule in the
Philadelphia Area for Track, XC,
Road  and Trail Racing along with
other Running links, go to
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Promoting Sports and Fitness Since 2002
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PAC President (Center), Dave Thomas poses
with Dr Steve Blasi and Dr Ira Meyers. Dr
Blasi and Montgomery Podiatry & Assoc. have
been the main sponsors of the Philadelphia
Catholic League Open Championship the
past 10 years in 2013.
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.

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

34th
PHILADELPHIA METROPOLITAN
SMALL COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY
CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY BOTH MEN &
WOMEN PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY
TEAMS!
PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC LEAGUE
XC OPEN ACTION AT BELMONT PLATEAU !

Philadelphia University Cross Country completed a
sweep for the team championships at the 34th
Annual Phila Metro XC Race, held at Belmont
Plateau on Sept 21, 2013.  Eric Lacy (27:21) of
Phila U was the individual 8k men's champ, while
Rebeca Wakely 19:53/Nyack) won the women's 5k
race.  Philadelphia U women's team won the race
for the 6th time in a row!  
Click for complete results
JACK SAINT CLAIR MEMORIAL
October 12, 2013
PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC LEAGUE CROSS
COUNTRY OPEN

The 13th Annual Philadelphia Catholic League
Alumni/Open Cross Country Championship took
place on Saturday, October 19.  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's
race was won by Archbishop Ryan alumni, Phil
Celona in15:44 (5:05 per mile pace) and the
women's race was won by Jazmin Booker, a West
Catholic graduate in 20:44 (6:41 per mile pace).
The Archbishop Ryan men won the team
championship (Celona, Matuzak, Mallon) and
Archbishop Prendergast (Gannon, Odea,Clinton)
won the women's title.
Click RESULTS for the
2013 race results. Funds helped Belmont Plateau.
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.

In 2013 the Loop Race will be organized by the
Bryn Mawr Running Company (Bob Schwelm and
Sean Linehan) who has taken race duties over
fully from PAC president, Dave Thomas.

The 2013 Race Date will be SUNDAY ,
DECEMBER
1st!!  (NEW DATE) 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.
Click for 2012 RESULTS at Fast Cat Sports Page
 
 
 

Once again in 2013, Philadelphia Athletic Charities
will produce the CACC Cross Country
Championship for the Central Atlantic Collegiate
Conference. The race is Sunday, Oct 27. 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.  2012 saw Philadelphia
University women defend their title and win the
team championship for the 5th straight year.  
Wilmington University won the men's
championship for the 1st time.  Rob Albano
(Felician) defended his title by breaking the CACC
Championship meet record by running 26:12 and
Althea Davidson (Wilmington) won the women's
title in 18:59.  
CENTRAL ATLANTIC COLLEGIATE
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Philadelphia University Women celebrate their
5th straight CACC Cross Country Title at
Belmont Plateau
 
DR. STEVEN BLASI &
FAMILY

DONALD GAVRITY
JOHN JENNINGS
MARC ARMSTRONG