Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic

Sat August 29, 2020 Philadelphia, PA US 19131 Directions
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Additional race information can be found at http://www.belmontplateaucchof.com.

Place
Belmont Mansion Road and Army Road
Philadelphia, PA US 19131
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5,000 OPEN METER CROSS COUNTRY RACE & 1 MILE YOUTH (12 AND UNDER) CROSS COUNTRY RUN.

The Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic               DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS HEALTH ALERT AND MAYOR KENNEY (PHILA) NOT ALLOWING EVENTS IN CITY PARKS UNTIL FEB/2021,  THE HOF RACE AND HOF INDUCTION CEREMONY WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL 2021.  DATE/TIME TBD AT LATER DATE. ANY RUNNERS WHO HAVE PRE REGISTERED WILL RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE 2021 RACE.

is celebrating it's 6th year and will be held on Saturday, August 29 with a youth (6-12 yrs old) cross country mile at 8:45 am followed by the 5,000 cross country race at 9am.  This race is the opening race of the cross country season at Belmont Plateau , America's premier venue for cross country racing since 1963. Both races are run on the challenging course with a good mix of grass, gravel trails, and hills.  The race is open to all age groups and teams.  The event is organized by the Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame with the help of the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Dept. and the Fairmount Park Conservancy.  The overall mission of the Hall of Fame is to support and promote the sport of Cross Country/Distance running in the City of Philadelphia by selecting an annual nomination of past distance running champions to the HOF We also sponsor awards for XC Champs for Phila Public and Catholic League, helping in the annual maintenance of the XC trails at Belmont Plateau, and raising funds to build a "Walk of Fame" at the park.  The race will be followed by a nomination ceremony of the " 2020 Class to the HOF" and a breakfast for runners.   Whe encourage runners to form teams. Teams are in two categories- all male or all female teams.  Go to team registration to register teams.  Belmont Plateau Park is a city park- so make sure no valuables are left in the car.  We will have a check in of bags and valuables at registration area.

T shirts to all who pre register and while they last on race day. Race day registration starts at 7:30 am at Belmont Plateau Park.   1 Mile Youth Cross Country Mile ($12 pre up to Friday/Aug 28. /$15 on race day), 5,000 Meter XC ($25 pre up to Friday, Aug 28  /$30 on race day). Online registration closes on Fri (Aug 28) at 12 noon.  CASH AWARDS: Top 3 men and top 3 women ($100, $75, $50) and 10 year age group awards and top 3 MF runners in the youth XC Mile will receive awards.   TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP-  There will be team competition and awards to top 3 Men and top 3 Women teams (Unlimited number on team with the top 3 scoring/cross country scoring.   The Hall of Fame Classic will also serve as the 2020 USATF Mid-Atlantic Master (Over 40 years old) Cross Country Championship.  Special awards/separate scoring for USATF teams  and individuals with $50 to the top overall M and F Mid Atlantic Master runner.  For more details on the Mid Atlantic XC Champs , go to www.mausatf.org.   Race Volunteers supplied by Temple University and Jefferson University Cross Country Teams. MORE RACE DETAILS ON :www.belmontplateaucchof.com 

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This annual race supports the Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame. The goals of the Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame are to continue the long tradition of cross country running at '"the Plateau" by recognizing and honoring post great runners and coaches with annual elections to the Hall Of Fame and raising funds to support the maintenance and development af the race courses,as well as sponsor Championship Cross Country Awards for the Phila Catholic and Phila Public Leagues.  To learn more go to our website of : www.belmontplateaucchof.com Funds raised for the race help support the creation of a physical "Hall of Fame" Walk at Belmont Plateau and other Hall of Fame missions.

RACE INFO:
8:45 AM 1 MILE Youth Run Young runners can experience the outside loop of the traditional cross country race
course which includes 'Flagpole Hill". Awards to the top 3 boy and girl finishers (12 years old and younger).
9:00 AM- 5,000 meter Men and Women's Combined Cross Country Race- The cross country race will cover the
traditional 5k course used during the season with the challenging "Front Hill" and "Parachute Hill".
HALL OF FAME TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP for men only team and women only teams. (at least 3 runners of the same
gender for team). Cross Country scoring of the top 3 runners on the team with the top 3 runners from each team will
score. Awards to the top 3 men and women teams.
2018 Men's Champion: Paul Matuszak (Philly Runner TC) 
2017 Women's Champion: Lorraine Jasper (Aethena TC)
Men's Team Champion: Belmont Harriers TC
Women's Team Champion: Greater Phila TC
THE 5,000 METER RACE W|LL SERVE AS THE MID ATLANTTC USATF MASTER (40 YEARS AND OLDER) CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MEN AND WOMEN. Mid Atlantic USATF ATHLETES: FOR MORE INFO, GO TO
WWW.MAUSATF.ORG The race is sanctioned by the Mid Atlantic USATF. FIRST MA USATF FINISHER:$5O (M/F)
REGISTRATION: Pre Race : 1 mile youth mile pre registrat; (5 to 12 years old) = $10
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PreRace: 5,000 meter Race = $20     
1 mile youth XC Run = $10 PRE and $15 on race day
5,000 mete on Race Day= $25
CAsH AWARDS TO THE TOP RUNNERS lN THE 5,000 MEN AND WOMEN ($100-$50-$25)
Top 3 in 10 YEAR AGE GROUP and TEAM AWARDS tN THE 5,000 RACE. Medals to top 3 youth in 1 mile run.
THE 2018 INDUCTEES TO THE BELMONT PTATEAU CROSS COUNTRY HALL OF FAME WILI BE HONORED ON
RACE DAY!
MORE RACE DETAILS ON THE HALL OF FAME ENTRANTS AND RACE DETAILS ONLINE AT www.belmontplateaucchol.com
COME OUT AND EXPERIENCE ONE OF AMERICAS TOUGHEST CROSS COUNTRY COURSE!
T SHIRTS TO All PREREGISTERED (and while the last on race day) AND POST RACE REFRESHMENTS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

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