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 TOADSu
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
CROSS COUNTRY RACES BY PAC IN THE FALL 2015

PAC (Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame) will be involved in the following races this fall either as
producer or serving as race marshall providers.  Some of the races are open races and others are invitational
for high school or college level athletes.  Open runners can click below for details for races that are open to all
age group and how to register.
Belmont Plateau XC Hall of Fame Classic/  Sunday, August 30/  Open to All
(Click for Details)
Philadelphia Metropolitan Invite /  Saturday, September 12/ College level Athletes (Div 2 & 3, JC or CC)
Jack Saint Clair Memorial/ Saturday, September 12/ Open to College and Open Ind. and Club (
Click)
Philadelphia Catholic League Open & Alumni Race-/ October/ Open to All Runners (Click for details)
Inter Ac Conference Champs /October/ High School Athletes
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship /Oct 25/ College runners from CACC
Small School State Championship /November / High School Athletes
USATF Mid Atlantic Youth Championship/ Nov 7/ USATF runners from 5-15 years
Ribbon Cutting on Aug 30, 2015 for the new
cross country Course Signage at Belmon
PlateWau. From left to right (Travis Mahoney
(Temple), Mark  Focht, Dept of Rec &
Parks,Dennis O'Brien (Phila City Council), T
Morgan (WMGK),  Dave Thomas, Jim Marino
(Blue Cross Broad St Run Dir, and Erin
Donohue (2008 Olympian).