JACK SAINT CLAIR MEMORIAL WON BY
PHILADELPHIA U (Men) and St THOMAS AQUINAS
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
|Philadelphia Athletic Charities President and
2008 Schuylkill River Race Director with
2008 Champions Luke Watson and Erin
|****BELMONT PLATEAU RACE
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ARTICLE AND
RESULTS FROM HISTORIC 1976
NATIONAL AAU CROSS COUNTRY
Belmont Plateau (Nov 27, 1976) 10,000 Meter
GREAT READING FOR XC FANS!!
1976 AAU NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY
Picture of 1976 Winning Team
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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
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
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 Championship 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". Phil Celona (Archbishop
Ryan Grad) won the men's race in 16:35 (5:21 per
mile pace) and Alycia Tranchifella (Saint Hubert Grad)
was the women's champion in a time of 20:21(6:34
per mile). Saint Joe Prep was the men's team
champion and Archbishop Prendergast won the
women's alumni title. Over 65 runners came back to
run the Belmont Plateau course in the PCL Alumni
NEW PROJECT BELMONT PLATEAU UPDATES
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. New Signage and New
Course Markings will be in place for the 2015
season. Upkeep and maintenance of the XC Course
trails are on schedule and ready for the 2015 season..
The new signage and course markings will take the
place of signage from the 1970s.. 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. 2015 will mark the 50th Anniversary of
Philadelphia Catholic League Cross Country racing
at Belmont Plateau.
Upates and Pictures of the New Signage and Course
Markings will be posted here!!!
All Cross Country Runners of Belmont Plateau,
Check Back Soon for Updates in 2015!!!!
2015 WILL MARK THE 50TH
RUNNING OF THE
LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY
CHAMPIONSHIP AT BELMONT
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PRODUCING RACES FOR CAUSES SINCE 2002!
SUPPORT PROJECT BELMONT PLATEAU
CENTRAL ATLANTIC COLLEGIATE
The CACC Cross Country Championships
where held at Belmont Plateau on Nov 2, 2014
with PAC acting as race management of the
Championship. Over 200 athletes competed on
the challengeing Belmont Plateau 5k and 8k
Courses. 14 Div 2 Teams from Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, Delaware, Conn, and New York
competed for the Championship with
Philadelphia University winning both the men
and women's titles in 2014.
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.
|Thank you to all our
sponsors and partners!
DR. STEVEN BLASI &
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|BLINCOE BREAKS THE 4 MINUTE MILE AT
THE BANNISTER RUN 2004 !!
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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
PHILA METRO CC RACE/SEPT
BELMONT CLASSIC CC/?
JACK SAINT CLAIR CC RACE/OCTOBER
VALLEY ROAD RUN/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/?