3RD ANNUAL
CASH
AWARDS TO THE TOP THREE  FINISHERS
IN Men & Women 5,000 meter Race

$100-$75- $50
SATURDAY              AUGUST 26            2017
The Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic  is a 5,000 meter cross country race is a kick off event to the cross country season at Belmont Plateau.   Funds support  mssion of the newly formed Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame which is to 1) icreate a site at Belmont Plateau for Hall of Fame annual Inductees, 2) help the Philadelphia Parks and Rec and Fairmount Park Conservancy in the annual maintenence and improvements to the Cross Country Courses, 3) help purchase championship awards  for cross country runners  from the Phila Catholic and Public League   The HOF Classic welcomes runners from every level to challenge one of "America's toughest Cross Country Courses" (Sports Illustrated-1976).  

      CHARTER MEMBERS "HALL OF FAME" WILL BE HONORED AT THE RACE ALONG WITH PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR "WALK OF FAME"
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RACE INFORMATION FOR RACE DAY /SATURDAY / AUGUST 26 (RAIN OR SHINE)
 

7:30 - START OF RACE DAY REGISTRATION AND PRE RACE BIB NUMBER PICKUP.  Race day registration will close 15 minutes before each race.

8:45 AM    START OF THE 1 MILE YOUTH RUN  (OR NON COMPETITIVE WALK).    Young runners will experience the "Outside Loop" of the traditional cross country race course.  The 1 mile will include "Flagpole Hill" and finish at the Tall Poles finish line.   The youth run is a competitive race while anyone who wishes to support the event can walk the 1 mile loop.     Awards to the top 3 boys and girls 6-9 years old and the top 3 boys and girls from 10-12 years old.

9:00 AM  - START OF THE  5,000 METER CROSS COUNTRY RACE  (COMBINED MEN AND WOMEN)    The  traditional 5,000 meter course used during the season and includes Flagpole and Parachute Hills with the finish at the Tall Poles.  This race is open to all runners from the ages of 10 and above. Cash   Awards will be given to the top 3 overall men and women ($100-$75-$50), and top 2 in the following age groups (10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+  ) 

 HALL OF FAME CLASSIC TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP.   The top 3 teams overall men and women teams will receive team awards. Teams must consist of "All Men" or "All Women".  No mixed teams.  Each team can have unlimited amount athletes on the team with only the top 3 finishers counting in the team scoring.  Top team will receive a team award with the top 3 scorers of the 1st ,, 2nd, and 3rd team receiving awards. Cross Country scoring applies.  


  ********THE BELMONT PLATEAU HALL OF FAME CLASSIC WILL SERVE AS THE 2017 USATF MID ATLANTIC MEN AND WOMEN MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP.  ALL MID ATLANTIC MASTER MEMBERS SHOULD CLICK  ON THE USAT TRACK & FIELD LOGO BELOW FOR DETAILS ON ELIGIBILITY, TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL AWARD DETAILS.  SCORING FOR THE AWARDS FOR THE MID ATLANTIC USATF CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE SEPERATE FROM THE "HALL OF FAME" AWARDS.      TO LEARN ABOUT THE USATF MID ATLANTIC AND TO BECOME A MEMBER CLICK ON THE USATF ICON BELOW  *********







10:15   ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2017 CHARTER CLASS INTO THE  BELMONT PLATEAU CROSS COUNTRY HALL OF FAME followed by the awards ceremony for youth, women and men's races. 

AMENITIES: Commemorative T-shirt to all who pre-register and as long as the shirts last on race day.  Refreshments, and snacks along with musical entertainment on race day. Porta Potties and ample free parking is available at the park near the start/finish line.   The Hall of Fame Classic is sanctioned by the USATF.

RESULTS: RESULTS WILL BE COMPUTED BY: Bryn Mawr Racing Company and found online at www.brynmawrrunningco.com  and also on the Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame Race Page

BELMONT PLATEAU PARK -  The park is located approx. 1/4 mile from the exit off of the Schuylkill Expressway (US Rt 76).  Intersection of Belmont Mansion Drive and Army Road 19131.  There is a few parking lots around the course and parking on street by the park. 

  REGISTRATION FOR THE RACESRegistration will only be online for pre registration on Direct Athletics.   For those unfamiliar with DA process. 1) Go to site,
2) Click on "I am an Athlete Entering Event"    3) Find the event (Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic) and enter event  4) You will be prompted tegister as a customer for DA or if you have registered in the past on DA, enter User /password.    5) Enter the event you are running (youth, women, men).  6) Payment- after registering info, you will be given the option of paying by credit card ($4 surcharge) or waiting until race day to pay with check or cash (no credit cards) when you pick up your bib number.  Make sure if you are competing on an open or a USATF team, you must enter your club name and USATF # or you will not be counted on a team.         WE WILL OFFER RACE DAY SIGN UP FOR INDIVIDUAL (UNNATACHED WITH A TEAM) RUNNERS ONLY.  Payment by cash/check (no credit cards)  Registration for bib pickup or signing up that day will start at Belmont Plateau Park (near finish line poles) at 7:30 am.

 RACE FEE :  Pre Registered  Fee is      $15 for Youth Mile      $20 for 5,000 Meter Cross Country  (until Aug 23rd- T shirt for all who pre reg)
                          RACE DAY Sign up fee     $15 for Youth Mile      $25 for 5,000 Meter Cross Country (T Shirts to race day sign ups/ while supply
                                                                                                                                                                                                       lasts on race day)
                                                            
                                                                                 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE



                        CLICK FOR :   ONLINE REGISTRATION ON DIRECTATLETICS.COM

           



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PICTURES FROMMTHE 2015 EVENT

  City Council Member/Dennis O'Brien
with Coach Ed Ulmer/Arch Ryan HS, and Dave Thomas
Dave Thomas/
Belmont Plateau CC Hall of Fame

Paul Matuszak and Molly Mickle
Winners of the 5,000 Meter XC Race
Ribbon Cutting for New Improvements to CC Courses at Belmont Plateau . Travis Mahoney,(Temple),Dennis O'Brien, T. Morgan (102.9FM, Catherine Ott (Fairmount Park), Jim Marino (Dept of Park & Rec, Olympians Gary Fanelli and Erin Donahue, and Dave Thomas
Gary Fanelli, Local Olympian and long time competitor at Belmont Plateau entertains the crowd.
Winners of the Youth Mile, Women 5,000 and Men 5000 meter Cross Country Races
2016 CACC Champions , the Philadelphia Women's Cross Country Team volunteered on race day in 
2016
Temple University Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams volunteered on race day in 2016
TOP 3 OVERALL FINISHERS IN MEN 5000 AND DAVE THOMAS
STARTING LINE OF THE MEN'S 5,000        2016 race
 TOP OVERALL 3 WOME FINISHERS IN THE
                        2016 RACE
PICTURES FROM THE 2016 RACE
TOP 3 OVERALL FINISHERS IN WOMEN 5000 METERS AND DAVE THOMAS
AGE  GROUP WINNERS IN THE WOMEN AND MEN'S 5000 METER CROSS COUNTRY RACE
USA MID ATLANTIC TEAMS THAT COMPETED IN THE 5,000 METER CROSS COUNTRY RACE . PINELAND STRIDERS MEN & WOMEN, GREATER PHILADELPHIA TC, AND PHILADELPHIA MASTERS TC
Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame
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Philadelphia , Pa  19128

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