garin park xc challenge


The Garin Park XC Challenge is a PAUSATF Cross Country series Grand Prix race hosted annually in September by West Valley Track Club. The hilly and scenic 5K race occurs at Garin Park in Hayward, CA. If you're interested in helping support this event, please visit our donations page.


For older results, see the PAUSATF Archive.

2019       2018       2017        2016   


2019 Schedule


9:00 AM - Women (Open and Masters)

9:45 AM - Open Men

10:30 AM - Masters Men


Registration details


  • Registration fee: $20 (No later than September 17, 2019)

  • September 18-19 & Race day registration fee: $30

  • Team entries together? Send an email to about entering team with one payment.


Pay by Check


You can pay by check on race day, make checks payable to West Valley Track Club.


Comped Runner


Please send an email to for details.




The Garin Park XC Challenge is part of the Pacific Association of USA Track & Field Cross Country series (for more info: Total prize money is $1,500 and eligible USATF runners and teams will be awarded:

  • Open team 1st $75 / 2nd $50 / 3rd $25

  • Masters team 1st $75 / 2nd $25

  • Senior team 1st $50

  • Open individual: 1st $150 / 2nd $75 / 3rd $50

  • Masters: 1st $75 / 2nd $50

  • Seniors: 1st $50



$5 per vehicle (when kiosk is attended); $4 per trailered vehicle. Buses: $25 per bus.

Course Records


Chris Frias

(2014) 15:21

Julia Sizek

(2015) 17:56

Masters (40+)

Neville Davey

(2015) 16:00

Valerie Young

(2011) 18:57


Brian Pilcher

(2008) 17:28

Cathy Dubay

(2014) 20:25


Jacob Nur

(2017) 18:33

Joannie Siegler

(2018) 22:32


Hans Schmid

(2013) 22:15

Melody-Anne Schultz

(2013) 25:42

Course Map

Garin Park XC Challenge course map

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1320 Garin Ave. 
Garin Regional Park, Hayward, CA


From South Bay: I-880 N toward Oakland

Merge onto Industrial Pkwy SW via exit 24. 

Keep right at fork to continue onto Industrial Pkwy. Turn R onto Mission Blvd.

Turn left onto Garin Ave. Garin Park is 1320 Garin Ave.  

From San Fransisco: I-280 S. 

Merge onto I-380 E.  Merge onto US-101 S.  Merge onto CA-92 E toward Hayward.  Merge onto I-880 S.

Turn L onto Industrial Pkwy.  Turn on R onto Mission Blvd. Turn L onto on Garin Ave. to Garin Park at 1320 Garin Ave.

General Questions:

or through our contact form.