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
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





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
race.

NEW PROJECT BELMONT PLATEAU UPDATES
2015
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.
.
Th
e 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
PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC
LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY
CHAMPIONSHIP AT BELMONT
PLATEAU
Philadelphia Athletic Charities  
PRODUCING RACES FOR CAUSES SINCE 2002!
SUPPORT PROJECT BELMONT PLATEAU


CENTRAL ATLANTIC COLLEGIATE
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

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 &
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
2015  
RACE PAGE
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
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/?