JACK SAINT CLAIR MEMORIAL WILL BE HELD ON
OCTOBER 11, 2014
The 7th Annual Jack Saint Clair Memorial will be held
at Belmont Plateau on Oct 11,2014.. Over 15 College
and Club teams will compete over the rugged
Belmont Plateau cross country courses. The women
will run on the 6,000 meter course while the men will
run 8,000 meters. The race is a unique race since it
is open not just to NCAA varsity teams but to USATF
and competitive college club teams.  Philadelphia
University won both the men and women team
championship in 2013 and will be back again in
2014.  The race is 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 first cross country
courses at Belmont Plateau in 1964. Cross Country
racing will celebrate it's 50th year at Belmont Plateau
in 2014. PAC is producer and course marshalls on
course.
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 w
ith 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
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. 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 - SEPT 27, 2014
The 35th Annual Philadelphia Metropolitan Cross
Country Championship will be held at Belmont
Plateau on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The
invitational cross country race is a major kickoff race
for the season among NCAA Div 2 and Div 3 small
college/universities in the Philadelphia area.
2013 Men and Women team champions,
Philadelphia University, will be back in 2014 to
defend their titles. The race will be part of the
celebration of 50 years of cross country racing at
Belmont Plateau (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".  The men and women will
compete together and start the 5k XC race at 12:45
am. Go to the PAC Race Page for more details..
Funds help Projetc Belmont Plateau
and the Philadelphia Catholic League XC & Track &
Field Coaches Association.. PAC is the producer of
this event.

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETIC CHARITIES

2014
RACE
PAGE
(Click above for registration details
and results for Road and Cross
Country Races that PAC
Manages/Officiates or Times)




RACES PAC IS INVOLVED WITH IN 2014

OLM RUN FOR MERCY / MARCH
McCOY 5K/ APRIL
POSSIBILITIES IN THE PARK 5K/ APRIL
JOE SCHWARTZ MEMORIAL 3K/ APRIL
LEUKEMIA SURVIVORSHIP 5K/ APRIL
HEROES ON THE HILL 5K/ MAY
PAPERMILL RITTENHOUSE TOWN 5K/ SEPTEMBER
PHILADELPHIA METRO COLLEGE CC RACE/SEPT
VALLEY ROAD RUN 5K/ OCTOBER
PHILA UNIV RAM HOMECOMING 5K/OCTOBER
BELMONT CROSS COUNTRY MEET/OCTOBER
JACK SAINT CLAIR MEMORIAL CC RACE/OCTOBER
PHILA CATHOLIC LEAGUE ALUMNI/OPEN CC RACE/OCT
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA 5 MILER/OCTOBER
CACC COLLEGE CC CHAMPIONSHIP/NOV
SCHUYLKILL RIVER LOOP RUN/DECEMBER


IF YOUR ORGANIZATION IS HOSTING A SMALL ROAD RACE
AND NEEDS FINISH LINE/TIMING/RESULTS, CALL
215-487-0770
FOR DETAILS ON HOW PAC CAN HELP YOU!
CLICK
PAC RACE PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS AND COST.










PAC NEWS (CONTINUED FROM ROW 2)

NEW PROJECT BELMONT PLATEAU UPDATES
FOR 2014
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 and hopes to see some new
changes in time for the 2014 CC Season.
  Thomas reports that many of the signs and
markers have been there from the 1970s and it was
time to have an overhaul done on the courses.  
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.
  2014 will mark the 50th Anniversary of Cross
Country racing at Belmont Plateau. 1964 saw the first
official racing at Belmont Plateau on courses
designed by legendary coaches Jack Saint Clair
(Cardinal Dougherty HS/ Temple U) and James
Tuppeny (Villanova/Univ of Penn). Hopefully runners
will see new updates to the courses to celebrate the
anniversary!
50TH  ANNIVERSARY
OF CROSS COUNTRY RACING
AT BELMONT PLATEAU
1964-2014
Philadelphia Athletic Charities  
PRODUCING RACES FOR CAUSES SINCE 2002!
SUPPORT PROJECT BELMONT PLATEAU


CENTRAL ATLANTIC COLLEGIATE
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

Once again in 2014, Philadelphia Athletic Charities will
produce the CACC Cross Country Championship for the
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The race is
Sunday, Nov2. 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. Nyack won the women's
team championship in 2013.  Wilmington University won
the men's championship for the  2nd time.  PAC will
provide race marshails on the courses.

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.
The 2014 Race Date will be SUNDAY ,
 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.
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
 
*** As of 2014, PAC will be taking
over the race events once timed
by Fast Cat Sports
www.fastcatsports.com