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.
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.
Dave Talcott , 566 McLean Road, Owego, NY 13827 Phone: 607-972-8276 or E-mail Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
5 Laps of Park - 5km
40 laps of the park - 40km
10 laps of park - 10k
20 laps of park - 20km
30 laps of park - 30km
35 laps of park - 35km
50 laps of park - 50km