Our Racing Team

The Pamakids green has been spotted at local and regional road races since the 1970s. Our racing team participates in a variety of local RRCA and PA USAT&F road races, as well as community fun runs (Pamakids love to have fun!) and relay events.

During the running boom of the 1970s and 1980s, Pamakid Runners produced some of the top road race competitors. Club participation waned in the 1990s, but under the guidance of George Rehmet, team captain from 2000 to 2006, followed by co-captains John Spriggs and Malinda Walker, the Pamakids racing team has made a tremendous comeback. Not only has participation increased, but many of our runners consistently place high in the field. In 2007, our women’s cross-country team took third place in the PA USAT&F series, while Pamakid Michelle Gallagher won second place in overall and later qualified for the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials.

Of course, you don’t have to be a speed demon to run with the Pamakids. Club members of all ages, paces, and running abilities are welcome and encouraged to join the team. All we require is a positive attitude and a willingness to wear green. We sponsor runners to participate in events year-round, with an emphasis on team competitions and relays. (And good times!)

 

For more information about the Pamakids Racing Team, or to find out how you can volunteer as a race captain, contact the racing team director at info@pamakidrunners.org. Please go to our Yahoo Groups page to subscribe to race-related email updates.

*For club sponsorship, you must be PAUSATF member (with Pamakids as your team, #134) for PA races, and you must wear the Pamakid Runners uniform during the race. Additionally, you must repay the club for a no-show to a race.

 

These races are a part of the Pamakid Runners Racing Team Schedule. 

Running Events

FEBRUARY

02/04 Jed Smith 50K

02/05 Kaiser Permanente | San Francisco Half Marathon™ & 5K

TBD Couples Relay

MARCH

03/04 NorCal John Frank Memorial 10 Mile

03/04 Way Too Cool 50K 

03/05 Napa Valley Marathon

03/20 Pamakids General Membership Meeting

APRIL

04/01 American River 50M 

04/02 Oakland 5K/Half Marathon/Marathon

04/02 SAC Town 10 Mile

04/17 Boston Marathon

04/22 Ruth Anderson 100K/50M/50K

04/23 The Presidio 10

04/28 Betty Cunneen Rites of Spring

MAY

05/06 MiWok 100K

05/13 Quicksilver 100K/50K

05/17 Bay to Breakers 12K

05/20 Silver State 50M/50K

05/21 Ohlone Wilderness 50K

JUNE

06/11 4 Peaks BEAST Challenge, Kezar 10AM

06/24 Western States 100M

JULY

TBD Mile Time Trial, Kezar 6:30PM

07/09 Across the Bay 12K

07/16 Napa to Sonama Half

07/15 Tahoe Rim Trail 100M

07/22 Bad Bass Half Marathon/10K/5K

07/23 San Francisco Marathon

7/30 Pamakids Club Picnic & Donut BEAST Challenge

AUGUST

TBD The Giant Race Half Marathon/10K/5K

TBD Skyline 50K

TBD UC Santa Cruz XC Challenge

TBD Phil Widener Empire XC Open

TBD Tamalpa Headlands 50K

SEPTEMBER

09/12 Jug & Rose

09/13 NorCal XC Challenge

09/13 PCTR Headlands 100M

09/20 Golden Gate Park XC Open

09/26 Garin Park XC Challenge

OCTOBER

TBD Presidio XC Challenge

TBD Bridge to Bridge 7K/12K

TBD Willow Hills XC Open

TBD Dick Collins Firetrails 50M

TBD Humboldt Redwoods 5K/Half/Full Marathon

TBD Aggies XC Open

NOVEMBER

TBD John Lawson Tamalpa XC Challenge

TBD Rio Del Lago 100M

TBD Clarksburg Country Run Half Marathon/20M

TBD Rebels XC Challenge

TBD PA Cross Country Championships

TBD Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 5K 

TBD Turkey Trail Trot

TBD Quadruple Dipsea (28.4M)

DECEMBER

TBD Pamakids Holiday Party

TBD California International Marathon

TBD USATF National Club Cross Country Championship

TBD Christmas Relays

CROSS COUNTRY SERIES

Cross Country schedule below is tentative and may change closer to the start of the season

Pacific Association USATF Cross Country Grand Prix

2016 Detailed XC Race Schedule

See detailed schedule for 2016 here:

https://www.pausatf.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/XC2016Sched.html

ULTRA RUNNING SERIES

See detailed schedule below:

https://www.pausatf.org/ultra-running/usatf-pacific-ultra-grand-prix-schedule/

*For club sponsorship, you must be PAUSATF member (with Pamakids as your team, #134) for PA races, and you must wear the Pamakid Runners uniform during the race. Additionally, you must repay the club for a no-show to a race.

For further information, contact the racing team director at info@pamakidrunners.org.

See the history of track workouts in the Track Night Almanac (PDF, 7MB).

 

Group Runs

Anytime Everywhere Runs organized by members for members via Yahoo! Email groups: 

Spot Runs

Thursdays @ 6:30 PM at Fell & Cole (by the Panhandle)

Join Google Group for more info.

Saturdays @ 9:00 AM at Carl & Cole (Crepes on Cole)

Casual 6-12 mile runs at own pace with occasional tempo runs.

Track Workouts

Track workouts at Kezar Stadium at 6:30. 

Thursday nights in January-June and Tuesday nights in July-December

Interested in picking up the pace and adding your name to the track almanac above? Join coach Andy Chan for our weekly track workouts. Current fees are $5 per session for non-members. Pamakid members pay $3 per session, with the club subsidizing the cost. For more information, contact Andy Chan at info@pamakidrunners.org.

About Coach Andy

Andy Chan has been the head cross country and track & field coach at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco since 1998.

His Achievements Include:

  • Masters degree in sports management. 
  • Has coached adults for over 13 years and youth for over 15 years. 
  • UCLA college coaching experience as a student manager. 
  • 2005 Central Coast Section Honor Coach for track & field. 
  • Coached four state-caliber athletes, including a two-time California State Champ!
  • Coached Michelle Gallagher to a Women’s Olympic Trials Marathon qualifying time of 2:43 at the 2007 California International Marathon. Gallagher also ran 1:16:37 (4th American) at the 2007 San Jose Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon. 
  • Has coached weekly Thursday track workouts at Kezar Stadium since 1994. 
  • Has led Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon training runs since 2005. 
  • Has coached numerous Boston Marathon qualifiers.

Pamakid Runners 2016 Award Winners

Without further ado, we present to you all the winners from this year's Pamakids award ceremony. Thank you for all your contributions to our club! Congrats and definitely very well deserved!

Pamakid of the Year - Fiona McCusker

Male Road & XC Runner of the Year - Jerry Flanagan

Female Road & XC Runner of the Year - Liz Gress

Male Ultra Runner of the Year - Chuck Amital

Female Ultra Runner of the Year - Megan Deverin Cheng

Most Improved Runner - Dave Latner

Most Inspirational Runner -  Enrique Rodriguez

Volunteer of the Year - Lee Novich

 
 

Kelly Haston

Ultra captain

 

 
 

Lee Novich

Road  &  cross country captain

 

 

Yvonne Ou & Justin Mikecz

Co-FOUNDER pamabeast series