AUGUST 25-   Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic set for this Sunday, August 28th.   The 2nd Annual Hall of Fame Classic will take place this Sunday, August 28th at Belmont Plateau.  The Classic will feature 3 cross country races with a 1 mile youth cross country run  (ages 12 on below) ,  a women's 5,000 meter at 9am and a men's 5,000 meter at 9:40 am.  With the addition of cash awards to the top 3, the race hopes to draw a few elite runners to the races. Local elite runner,  Erin Donohue, fresh off her most recent appearance in the US Olympic Trials will be running in the women's 5k.  

  The Hall of Fame Classic will also be the host of the USATF Mid Atlantic Master (over 40) Championship and should attract some of the area's top master runners to the race.  There are team as well as age group awards and $150 cash to the winner of the men and women's 5k races.  

  The announcement of the Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame charter 2016 Class will be announced at the race. Over 70 great names from the Philadelphia distance running history were selected and reviewed by a panel of local experts and 6 new members will be chosen to the Hall of Fame.  Members will be past runners, coaches (or both) and administrators that have connections to distance running on the track or cross country running with connections to the Philadelphia area from birth or team affiliation.   Registration for the races will start at 7:30 am at Belmont Plateau Park with $15 for  race day entry to the youth mile or $35 for the 5,000 meters.  Proceeds benefit the Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame for maintenence of the XC courses and construction of a "Wall of Fame" at Belmont Plateau.  
Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame
611 Jamestown Street
Philadelphia , Pa  19128

Dave Thomas, Founder and President