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81st Annual USATF National 40km Race Walk Championships and 20km Junior Race Walk Champs
With 5km, 10km, 20 km, 30km, 35km, and 50km options


This is the USATF National Championship for Masters and Open Race Walkers at 40 kilometers, and the National Junior 20km Championship.  The race is held on a flat One Kilometer loop in the little village of Owego in upstate New York.  The course is USATF and AIMS Certified (#NY18098JG and #USA-2018-071).  It is records eligible with a  full contingent of USATF Race Walk Judges.  USATF Medals will be awarded to the top 6 Open and junior walkers - male and female.  Also to the top 3 masters competitors in 5 years age groups beginning at age 35.  Team competition will be contested in the Open and Masters division with medals to the top 3 teams in each division.  Pre-registration at $30 until June 15th then $40 until June 23rd.  Race day registration is available at $50.  Foreign competitors are welcome but will not be eligible for USATF awards. The event should be added to the IAAF calendar soon (paperwork submitted April 4, 2019)  For foreign competitors - THIS RACE IS A 4 HOUR DRIVE FROM NEW YORK CITY.

We will have ample water, sponge station, and mister if necessary.  We are starting as early as possible to escape potential heat.  The historical data for race weekend in Owego has been favorable for racing.  But anything is possible in upstate New York.

DIRECTIONS TO COURSE:  Exit 64 off State Route 17/I-86.  Follow State Route 96 across the bridge into the village of Owego.  At the light at the end of the bridge take a left.  When you get to a ‘T’ intersection take a right.  When you get to the next ‘T’ intersection (Main Street/State Route 17C) take a left.  The park is about 1/4 mile on the right side.  On the morning of the race the park will need to be accessed via McMaster Street and Elm Street which will take you into the back of the park.  

Bus transportation is available into Owego.  The nearest airports are Binghamton (30 minutes), Corning/Elmira (50 minutes), or Ithaca (50 minutes).

There will be Restrooms and Port-a-Johns available.  It is possible that the swimming pool shower facilities will be open for changing and showering in the park, but that is not yet confirmed.

Athletes may also compete at 5km, 10km, 20km, 30km, 35km, or 50km. Must confirm with Dave Talcott when you enter.   

                                                     Event Records:     Tim Seaman 3:06:17, 2002  and Susan Armenta 3:32:08, 2002.

                                                      2018 Winners:     Diego Pinzon Florez,  3:13:00 and Lydia McGranahan,  4:02:16

Things to do:  The Finger Lakes region of NY has many things to do.  There are many wonderful vineyards and multiple wine trails.  Owego is approximately 4 hours from New York City (depending on where in NYC you want to go and traffic).  We are 5 hours from Boston, Massachusetts;  3.5 hours from Niagara Falls, 3.5 hours from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

www.visittioga.com       www.pumpellyestate.com      http://www.fingerlakes.org/       http://fingerlakesbeertrail.com/content/

http://www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com/       http://www.iloveny.com/


Airports:

The biggest airports in the region, and thus those with the cheapest flights will be:
 1.  JFK in New York City - JFK (5-6 hour drive depending on traffic)

2.  Newark, New Jersey -  EWR (3 hour drive depending on traffic)

3.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - PHL (3.5 hour drive depending on traffic)

Closer airports are:

1.  Binghamton (BGM) (30 minutes from Owego, no traffic)

2.  Ithaca (ITH) (45 minutes from Owego, no traffic)

3.  Corning/Elmira (ELM) (45 minutes from Owego, no traffic)

 All three of these are small regional airports.  They all have car rental facilities.


Contact Information:

  Dave Talcott , 566 McLean Road, Owego, NY  13827  Phone: 607-972-8276 or  E-mail Dave at dwtalcott@gmail.com 


Places to stay:

Deepwell Motel 3905 Waverly Road, Owego, NY  13827  607-687-0755 (1.25 mile from race course)

Sunrise Motel  3778 Waverly Road, Owego, NY  13827  607-687-5667 (.75 miles from race course)

Treadway Inn  1100 NYS Route 17C, Owego, NY  13827  607-687-4500  (3 miles from race course)

Hampton Inn  1030 NYS Route 17C Owego, NY  13827  607-4600  (3 miles from race course)

Holiday Inn Express  20 Hickories Park Road, Owego, NY  13827  607-687-9000 (3 miles from race course)

Quality Inn  7666 NYS Route 434, Apalachin, NY  13732  607-625-4441 (8 miles from race course)

Glenmary Inn  537 Glenmary Drive, Owego, NY  13827  607-687-8819  (3 miles from race course)

Pumpelly House B&B  44 Front Street, Owego, NY  13827  607-687-0510 (1 mile from race course)


Registration fees

5 km Race Walk

Price changes in 6 days 22 hours
  • 5 Laps of Park - 5km

    1. $30.00
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jun 23
      Register
    2. $40.00
      Jun 23 – Jun 23

USATF 40km Race Walk Championship

Price changes in 6 days 22 hours
  • 40 laps of the park - 40km

    1. $30.00
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jun 23
      Register
    2. $40.00
      Jun 23 – Jun 23

10 km Race Walk

Price changes in 6 days 22 hours
  • 10 laps of park - 10k

    1. $30.00
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jun 23
      Register
    2. $40.00
      Jun 23 – Jun 23

20 km Race Walk

Price changes in 6 days 22 hours
  • 20 laps of park - 20km

    1. $30.00
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jun 23
      Register
    2. $40.00
      Jun 23 – Jun 23

30 km Race Walk

Price changes in 6 days 22 hours
  • 30 laps of park - 30km

    1. $30.00
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jun 23
      Register
    2. $40.00
      Jun 23 – Jun 23

35 km Race Walk

Price changes in 6 days 22 hours
  • 35 laps of park - 35km

    1. $30.00
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jun 23
      Register
    2. $40.00
      Jun 23 – Jun 23

50 km Race Walk

Price changes in 6 days 22 hours
  • 50 laps of park - 50km

    1. $30.00
      Now registering Jan 14 – Jun 23
      Register
    2. $40.00
      Jun 23 – Jun 23

Contact Information

Event Location

Marvin Park, West Main Street, Owego, NY, USA

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