September 9 – November 18, 2018
RACE DIRECTOR: Mike Nier
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
Current TEAM STANDINGS: run4results.com
Current INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS: run4results.com
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
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:
|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|| Results
|Sunday Oct. 07, 2018||11:00||Akron Falls County Park – 6K
(all grass course on fields, a couple
|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||R3 Site|
|Sunday Nov. 04, 2018||11:00||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|
|Sunday Nov. 18, 2018||11:00||Drumlins Golf Course – 8K
(Somewhere new for Championship Day!)
|Syracuse (STC)||R5 Map||
|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|
Race Results: run4results.com
Can’t run the race but want to help out? We could always use volunteers!