Pete Glavin XC Series

September 9 – November 18, 2018




Come run one or all five of the best Cross Country races in Upstate NY for Open and Masters runners. Individual and Club members compete for individual age group prizes and team awards at each race. Members of Upstate NY Clubs also compete for Series points, awards, and bragging rights. Series individual and team champions will be recognized at Championship Day on Sunday, November 18th.

These races are for the most experienced runners as well as beginners to the sport of Cross Country running. It’s fun for all and anyone may participate. The PGXC series is now in its 29th year and was started in 1990 by the late Peter Glavin. Participants earn individual points or clubpoints in various age group competitions at each race. The five races are hosted by local clubs in locations throughout the Southern Tier, Central, and Western NYS




Introducing the PGXC Club Cup

PGXC Club Cup

Awarded to the Club Team with the most accumulated points throughout the season.

Points will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each category (3 pts for 1st, 2 for 2nd and 1 for 3rd place).

PGXC Club Cup Standings: PGXC SeriesCup standings

Club Links:
Syracuse TC
High Noon – FLRC
Auburn Pulsars


ONLINE: Runsignup

FORM: PGXCpaperentry  (Day of registration available up to 30 minutes prior to race time)

Series Rules (fine print): 2018PGXCRules


We are weaving another 5 races series in between the busy fall schedule:

 2018 Schedule
Date Time Description Host Club Course Results
Sunday Sept. 9, 2018 11:00 Stuart Park Newark, NY (Sarah Coventry) – 5K

(this iconic course was brought back to life last year and the series was last there in 2000, so back we go for a true cross country venue)

Rochester (GVH)  R1 Map  



Sunday Oct. 07, 2018 11:00 Akron Falls County Park – 6K

(all grass course on fields, a couple
uphills to make it honest and maybe a soggy part so you can get some mud on the back of your shorts)

Buffalo (Checkers)  R2 Map Results
Sunday Oct. 21, 2018 11:00 Mendon Ponds Park – 6K

(everybody loves Mendon, and they added a beautiful deck on the front of Stewart Lodge overlooking the ponds so let’s enjoy it after running over some grassy hills)


(Includes Masters USATF Niagara Championships)

 R3 Map

detailed map

Sunday Nov. 04, 2018 11:00

one race for Men and Women

Taughannock Falls State Park – 6K

(Fields by the lake, wide tree lined paths and high walled gorges…running on the first two, the third not so much…)

Ithaca (High Noon/ FLRC) R4 Map  Results
Sunday Nov. 18, 2018 11:00 Drumlins Golf Course – 8K

(Somewhere new for Championship Day!)

Syracuse (STC) Drumlins 8K  


NOTE:  get ready for 2018…. bigger and better than ever!


The courses will again be mostly fields/trails in our great Upstate parks.


Yes, there are awards but they come without boxes, ribbons and bows:

–  Sign up for the 5 race series and get a awesome Tech Running Hat

–  For each race: overall winners receive a bottle of wine, top 3 in each age group enjoy gourmet snacks and refreshing beverages for team winners; as is the tradition.

–  For series awards: top 10 in each age group receives a bottle of wine, age group winners receive a special award and series team winners…more refreshing beverages and bragging rights of course.

The 3rd race in the PGXC series will double as the Masters USATF Niagara XC Championships.
(The Open USATF Niagara Championships is at Delaware Park on Sept 23rd and are not part of the PGXC Series)

TEAM DECLARATION FORM: 2018 USATF Niagara XC Masters Team Declaration

Award Structure for the Masters USATF Niagara XC Championships is:

Women in 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79:   3 score with max 5 on a team:  $150/winning team
Men in 40-49, 50-59:  5 score with max 9 on a team:  $250/winning team
Men in 60-69, 70-79: 3 score with max 5 on a team:  $150/winning team

Overall Winner Awards:
1st place : $100 for Men and Women

Age Grade Awards:
1st place Age Grade: $100 for Men and Women
2nd place Age Grade: $50 for Men and Women


YEAR RACE 1 RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 RACE 5 Team Age Group
2018 Results  Results  Results  Results  Results  Run4Results  Run4Results
2017 Results  Results  Results  Results  Results  Team  Individual
2016 Results  Results  Results  Results  Results Team Individual
2015 Results Results Results  Results  Results Team  Individual
2014 Results Results Results Results /Results Results
2013 Results Results Results Results Results

Race Results:

All Time Results


Can’t run the race but want to help out? We could always use volunteers!