USATF Pacific NW Open/Masters Cross Country Championships

USATF Pacific Northwest Open Cross Country Championships
USATF Pacific Northwest Masters Cross Country Championships
hosted by Club Northwest and USATF Pacific Northwest Track & Field
Community 2k/4k Fun Run


Please register ASAP, even if you don't have your USATF membership yet. You will pay day of race.

ADULT WAIVER (sign online)
All adult participants must sign this!
MINOR WAIVER (print, sign, bring to meet)

Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014

Location: "Upper" Lower Woodland Park, Seattle, WA. N. 50th St. and Highway 99, Seattle, WA 98103. Directions: From I-5, take the 50th Street exit. Go West until you pass the baseball and soccer fields on your right. Turn into the parking lot just before you go under the overpass.


Community Fun Run 2K/4K
(USATF Membership not required)
Masters Men 6K
Masters Women 6K
Open Women 6K 10:45am
Open Men 10K 11:30am


Eligibility: All participants, except those in the Community Fun Run and college students, must have a 2014 USATF or Athletics Canada membership. Only members of USATF Pacific Northwest may earn prize money. Teams must be registered with USATF and athletes be affiliated with their team within the USATF database. Masters runners are encouraged to get age verified through USATF. Unverified masters runners may be asked to show proof of age (such as a driver's license).

USATF Memberships: You must have a 2014 USATF membership for all races except the Community Fun Run. If you do not yet have a 2014 USATF membership, they can be purchased here. If you are competing for a team, make sure to put them on your form when you join, otherwise it is a pain to get it changed. If you are waiting until Nov 1 to purchase a membership, please register for the meet NOW and sign up for the USATF membership ASAP on Nov 1st.

Entry Fees:

Category Pre-registration (through 10/29) 10/30-11/1 and Day of Race Registration
Open/M40/M50 Teams (up to 8 runners) $50 per team $75 per team
Masters Teams (up to 5 athletes) $30 per team $50 per team
Additional Team Runners/Teams with less than 5 athletes $8 per athlete $10 per athlete
Unattached Athletes $10 $15
College Students (no USATF membership required, must have school ID, not eligible for prize money) $5 $10
Community Runners (no USATF membership required) $3 $5

Please enter before the deadline – although we will accept day of race entries, it makes everything go more quickly to have entries in advance.

Community Fun Run Entries: Enter here. If a family wants to enter, we can work out an advanced discounted rate. Athletes may run the 2K loop once or twice, completing either a 2K or 4K race.

Championship Race Entries: ENTER HERE. ALL athletes must be USATF or Athletics Canada members. Each athlete should register themselves to sign the waiver, a team representative should email to declare teams.

Payment Information: All entries will be paid day of race via cash or check made payable to PNTF.

Packet Pickup: Number pickup for teams and individuals will be at the picnic shelter below the start/finish lines. At this time we will ask teams to scratch any non-competing runners.

Day of Meet Registration: Registration will be at the picnic shelter below the start/finish lines. You MUST bring proof of USATF membership, unless you are signing up for the community fun run. Failure to bring proof of USATF membership means you will need to purchase one on-site. Please arrive at least an hour early if you need to register day of meet.


Open Teams5 score out of 8 declared
M40+, M50+ Teams5 score out of 8 declared
Other Masters Teams3 score out of 5 declared

"B" team scoring will be performed only for pre-declared "B" teams.
Please note that nationally, M60 teams are now 5 scored of 8 declared, but we will still be scoring 3 athletes at our Association Meet.

Results: Results will be prepared at the shelter and made available to teams. Awards will be presented immediately following compilation of the men's results. Results will be posted on the PNTF web page shortly after the meet.

Prize Money:

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Open Teams $100 $50 - -
M40, M50 Teams $125 - - -
M60, M70 Teams $75 - - -
Masters Women's Teams $75 - - -
Open Individuals $250 $150 $100 $50
Masters Individuals (5 year divisions) $45 - - -

Note: Only USATF Pacific Northwest clubs and athletes are eligible for prize money in these championships. Athletes with college eligibility remaining are not eligible for prize money.

Facilities: There are no facilities for lockers or showers at Lower Woodland Park, although facilities are available at East Green Lake, about two miles away. Bathrooms are adjacent to the registration area.

Calls: First call will be 15 minutes before the start times. Runners need to be ready on the line no later than five minutes before race time.

Start & Finish: The starting line, end of each 2km loop, and finish line are all on the hillside above the registration area. The finish line is on the hillside above the registration area and directly below the start. It will be clearly marked with a banner and clock.

Courses: We use a 2k loop. The course will be moderately rolling and challenging. Each loop of the course has multiple pavement and gravel crossings, most athletes seem to prefer to not wear spikes.

Volunteers: Although we receive assistance from PNTF Officials and Club Northwest, all volunteers are welcomed! Contact Becca Peter at to sign up to assist us!