Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SCA Cross Country Grand Prix Announced

Grand Prix Website

The 2010 USATF Southern California Association Grand Prix features a total of $2,500 prize money for top scoring open and masters runners! In addition, there is a $1,000 travel stipend to National Club Cross Country Championships, on December 11, 2010, Charlotte, NC for the Open Men’s and Women’s Association Championship winners, divided as $500 each.

Information, Rules, and Awards
2010 SCA Cross Country Grand Prix (PDF)

Race 1: Sunday, October 17, 2010
Free Spirit Cross Country Invite 5K (PDF)

Race 2: Sunday, October 24, 2010
Will Rogers Park Open - 4.5 Miles (PDF)
Pacific Palisades

Race 3: Saturday, October 30, 2010
Kenneth Hahn Open - W6K / M8K (PDF)
Baldwin Hills

Race 4: Saturday, November 6, 2010

Elysian Park Eco Trail Run - 5K (PDF)
Pre-register online - save $5 - coupon code: ARC10
Los Angeles

Race 5: Saturday, November 13, 2010

SCA Cross Country Championships (PDF)
Central Park
Huntington Beach

USATF National Championships

USATF National Club Cross Country Championships
December 11, 2010
Charlotte, NC

More Information

Mike Mahurin
SCA Open Cross Country Chair
(310) 384-6974

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

SCA Quarterly Newsletter: FINISH LINE

A Message From Our President

Welcome to the USA Track & Field Southern California Association FINISH LINE! This newsletter is an opportunity for the board members to provide the membership with a vehicle to communicate what is going on inside the association. The association is performing well financially in 2010. Our strong financial performance is the result of a lot of hard work by our members and has allowed us to continue to grow and expand the services we provide to our members.

The USATF National Office has developed association performance standards this year and it is our goal to meet and/or exceed these operational guidelines. These standards include: the SCA website; compliance with IRS/CA non-profit rules; posting of our financial status on the website; and financial stability. Some of the new association rules will result inchanges in how we run the office. Please bear with us as we adjust our operational procedures.

These changes will allow us to improve our operation and minimize the potential for an audit/penalties by the nationaloffice and/or the IRS. It is the Board of Director’s fiduciary responsibility to insure that where operational weaknesses exist, we make the necessary changes to correct identified deficiencies.  We have discussed several opportunities for giving back to our members and more information will be forthcoming in this area. These discussions have included: stipends for Open Athletics Athletes; facility use agreement with Youth Athletics, and updating the office equipment to allow us to perform more efficiently.

We welcome your thoughts and/or suggestions.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

USATF Road Mile Championships

SCA Road Running Grand Prix
SCA One Mile Championships
Sunday - August 29, 2010
Grace Padilla, Los Angeles 5:02.7 (F-39)
Michael Chavez, Fullerton, 4:06.2 (M-25)
Alison Atkinson, Manhattan Beach, 5:08.4 (F-44)
Christian Cushing-Murray, Santa Ana, 4:25.4 (M-42)
Ruth Wysocki, Temecula, 5:18.6 (F-53)
Rich Burns, Canyon Country, 4:42.6 (M-55)



More Information: SCA Road Running Championships & Grand Prix

Wayne Joness
Chair, Open Athletics Long Distance Running Committee
Southern California Association / USA Track & Field
Cell: (310) 600-5332
Email: runner@joness.com