City Phildadelphia
Race type Charity  
27.08.2023  !
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Philadelphia Athletic Charities Inc and the Fairmount Park Conservancy have teamed up to
celebrate and present the new course signage and course maintenance on the Cross Country
courses of one of America's Premiere XC Courses. This annual event will be open to all age
runners of all talent levels and showcase the new signage. We invite all runners who have
run at Belmont Plateau in high school or college to come back for this race. We also invite
runners who don't normally run cross country to experience the same course that many past
National and World Class runners have competed on since the 1960s. Proceeds will benefit
the missions of the newly established Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame and the
Fairmount Park Conservancy.


WHERE: The entrance to Belmont Plateau Park (Intersection of Montgomery Drive and Belmont Mansion Drive &, Army
Rd (19131), located about 1/4 mile off the Montgomery Ave exit of Rt 76 (Schuylkill Expressway)

RACE DETAILS: 9:30 AM- 1 MILE YOUTH Race (12 &, Under) competitive race around the Outside Loop of the Cross
Country Course. There will be awards to the top 3 boys &, girls in the race. Participants who wish to support the cause
and walk the first mile (non competitive) will also start at this time.

10:00 AM- 5,000 (5k) Cross Country Classic Race- Runners of all ages are invited to run in this competitive race
which will be run on the traditional 5k cross country course used primarily by high school level athletes. Experience the
challenge of the course as you work up Flagpole and Parachute Hills and feel the thrill as your finish between the same
finish line poles of many of the past greats runners. There will be Awards to the top 3 Overall Male/Female finishers as
well as the top 2 in the following groups (14 and Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and above).
TEAM COMPETITION- There will be a TEAM Championship for ALL MEN and ALL WOMEN Teams. Teams must have
at least 3 runners per team (of the same gender). Cross Country Style Scoring will apply for the results. Runners must
list what team they are on during registration.

Extras- At 9am, there will be a special ceremony to celebrate the kickoff to the Cross Country Season at Belmont
Plateau as well as showcase the new course signage and maintenance. The Ceremony will include City of Philadelphia
officials as well as a number of local athletes and Olympians who competed at the National or World Class Level and
also ran at Belmont Plateau. Olympians will help with the race awards ceremony.

Amenities- Free parking and bathroom facilities on site. T- shirts to all who pre register and to race day runners while
the supply lasts. Post race refreshments and snacks. EMT staff on site. DJ Music and raffle prizes. Race is Sanctioned
by the Mid Atlantic USATF

ENTRY FEE: 5K (Individual or each individual on the team) –, $30 pre registered and $35 on Race Day
1 MILE Youth Run/Or 1 Mile Walk- $15 pre registered and on race day.

Registration: Registration for the BPCCHOF Classic can be done online by Clicking ONLINE REGISTRATION
Registration by Mail in for the BPCCHOF Classic can also be done by MAIL IN REGISTRATION
and sending in your race entry and a check to Philadelphia Athletic Charities/611 Jamestown St/Phila Pa 19128

RACE HOTLINE- Any questions- Please call Dave Thomas (President- Philadelphia Athletic Charities) at
215- 487- 0770 or E Mail at

RACE DAY- There will be race bib number/T Shirt Pickup for the race starting at 8:00 AM on Race day at the Finish line
area of Belmont Plateau Park. Race Day registration will be available and will stop 15 minutes prior to each event.
Awards will take place shortly after the 5k Race is completed.

RESULTS- Results will be available at the race site and also found online at and on

The Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame will be established in 2015. Philadelphia Athletic Charities Inc( a 501
C3 company established in 2004) will be managing it and changing it's name to the BPCCHOF this year. PAC has a 10
year tradition of producing local race events for local charities has come up with the idea of establishing the Hall and
and will now change it's focus on establishing and managing the PPCCHOF. This Hall of Fame will be unique, since it
will focus on nominating any runner, coach, team, official, who either achieved a high level of performance at Belmont
Plateau or in another arena, but have competed in cross country racing at Belmont Plateau. Nominees will be chosen
by a special awards committee with a vast knowledge of the sport and venue and will come from all the ranks of youth –,
senior runners. The BPCCHOF mission will be to continue the traditions of Cross Country at Belmont Plateau that
where established over 50 years ago, nominate worthy members to the Hall of Fame, create a “,Wall of Fame”, at
Belmont Plateau that will display HOF members, and establish an annual education scholarship fund for local high
school runners who display merit in cross country as well as in the classroom. Charter members to the Hall of Fame will
be in announced in 2016.

Many thanks to the BLUE CROSS BROAD STREET RUN and Jim Marino (Philadelphia Dept Parks and Recreation).
The BLUE BLUE CROSS BROAD STREET RUN directs a portion of the proceeds from the race each year to the
upkeep and maintenance at Belmont Plateau and also supplies the Porta Potties and other supplies that are used by all
the running groups, schools, and organizations who race at Belmont Plateau from August to November.

Sponsors and Partners of Production of the Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame Classic:

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