Event Listing

Event Logo 2015 USATF Pacific Northwest Open & Masters Cross Country Championship
Sunday, November 1, 2015 - Thursday, June 1, 2017
Lower Woodland Park
Seattle, WA

LOCATION: "Upper" Lower Woodland Park, Seattle, WA. N. 50th St. and Highway 99, Seattle, WA 98103. 


Community Fun Run
2 km / 4 km
(USATF Membership not required)
Masters 6 km
Men & Women
Open Women 6 km 10:45am
Open Men 10 km 11:30am

ELIBILITY: All participants, except those in the Community Fun Run and college students, must have a 2015 USATF or Athletics Canada membership. Only members of USATF Pacific Northwest will score in the championship and be eligible for championship awards and prize money. Teams must be registered with USATF and athletes be affiliated with their team within the USATF database. Masters runners are encouraged to get age verified through USATF. Unverified masters runners may be asked to show proof of age (such as a driver's license).

USATF Memberships: You must have a current (2015 or 2016) USATF membership for all races except the Community Fun Run.

Not sure if you are a current member - check here.

If you do not yet have a current USATF membership, they can be purchased here.

If you are competing for a team, make sure to put them on your form when you join, otherwise it is a pain to get it changed. If you are waiting until Nov 1 to purchase a membership, please register for the meet NOW and sign up for the USATF membership ASAP on Nov 1st. 

Please enter before the deadlines  by clicking here (note: if you are a USATF member enter your membership number on the 1st screen to help with championship verifications). Payment will not be made online (see "Payment Information" below).

lthough we will accept day of race entries, it makes everything go more quickly to have entries in advance.

Payment Information: All entries will be paid day of race via cash or check made payable to PNTF 

Category              On-Time 
(through 10/28) 
(day of meet)
Open/M40/M50 Teams
(up to 8 runners)                  
$50 per team $75 per team
Masters Teams
(up to 5 athletes)
$30 per team $50 per team
Additional Team Runners/Teams with less than 5 athletes $8 per athlete $10 per athlete
Unattached Athletes $10 $15
College Students
(no USATF membership required, must have school ID, not eligible for prize money)
$5 $10
Community Races
(no USATF membership required)
$3 $5

Community Fun Run EntriesEnter here. If a family wants to enter, we can work out an advanced discounted rate. Athletes may run the 2K loop once or twice, completing either a 2K or 4K race. 

Championship Race EntriesEnter Here. ALL athletes must be USATF or Athletics Canada members. Each athlete should register themselves to sign the waiver, a team representative should email becca@polevaultpower.comto declare teams. 


PACKET PICKUP: Number pickup for teams and individuals will be at the picnic shelter below the start/finish lines. At this time we will ask teams to scratch any non-competing runners. 

DAY OF MEET REGISTRATIONRegistration will be at the picnic shelter below the start/finish lines. You MUST bring proof of USATF membership, unless you are signing up for the community fun run. Failure to bring proof of USATF membership means you will need to purchase one on-site. Please arrive at least an hour early if you need to register day of meet. 


Open Teams 5 score out of 8 declared
M40+, M50+ Teams 5 score out of 8 declared
Other Masters Teams 3 score out of 5 declared

"B" team scoring will be performed only for pre-declared "B" teams.
Please note that nationally, M60 teams are now 5 scored of 8 declared, but we will still be scoring 3 athletes at our Association Meet. 

RESULTSResults will be prepared at the shelter and made available to teams. Awards will be presented immediately following compilation of the men's results. Results will be posted on the PNTF web page shortly after the meet. 


  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Open Teams $100 $50 - -
M40, M50 Teams $125 - - -
M60, M70 Teams $75 - - -
Masters Women's Teams $75 - - -
Open Individuals $250 $150 $100 $50
Masters Individuals (5 year divisions) $45 - - -
Note: Only USATF Pacific Northwest clubs and athletes are eligible for prize money in these championships. Athletes with college eligibility remaining are not eligible for prize money. 

FACILITIES: There are no facilities for lockers or showers at Lower Woodland Park, although facilities are available at East Green Lake, about two miles away. Bathrooms are adjacent to the registration area.  

CALLS: First call will be 15 minutes before the start times. Runners need to be ready on the line no later than five minutes before race time. 

COURSE: We use a 2 km loop. The course will be moderately rolling and challenging. Each loop of the course has multiple pavement and gravel crossings, most athletes seem to prefer to not wear spikes.   Start/Finish line
The starting line, end of each 2km loop, and finish line are all on the hillside above the registration area. The finish line is on the hillside above the registration area and directly below the start. It will be clearly marked with a banner and clock. 

VOLUNTEERS: Although we receive assistance from PNTF Officials and Club Northwest, all volunteers are welcomed! Contact Becca Peter at to sign up to assist us!

DIRECTIONS: From I-5, take the 50th Street exit. Go West until you pass the baseball and soccer fields on your right. Turn into the parking lot just before you go under the overpass.