Pacific Pursuit 10k

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Pacific Pursuit 10k at UC San Diego

In an effort to provide additional opportunities for Olympic and Olympic Trials Standard marks to long distance track athletes, we are pleased to work with officials from UC San Diego to host the Pacific Pursuit 10k in February 2019.  The Pacific Pursuit was established by Drew Wartenburg and the NorCal Distance Project in 2015 to provide an early season opportunity for athletes to chase qualifying marks heading into the 2016 Olympic Track Trials.  We hope to continue the success of this event into the next Olympic cycle to give athletes the chance at hitting marks for the 2020 Games at the beginning of the qualifying window.

Additionally, there will be High school and open 1-mile races preceding the high performance 10k events.  Entry does not guarantee acceptance and each athlete will be considered on a case by case basis.  To be considered for the 1 mile races, please click on the appropriate link below.    

If you would like to support this event, consider making a tax-deductible donation to help our group offset some of the organizational costs.  Additionally, if your company/organization would like to be one of our corporate sponsors, email us at to find out how you can get involved.
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Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019 (President’s Day Weekend)

Time: 6pm

Suggested 10k Standards for Entry Consideration:  Men (sub 28:40 for 10k or 13:50 for 5k), Women (Sub 32:45 for 10k or 15:55 for 5k)

*Athletes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For entry consideration, please fill out the form linked below.  For additional information, contact Richey Hansen at

* This site will be updated as more information becomes available.  Please check back.

Entry form for the Elite Pacific Pursuit 10k

Entry form for the Youth/High School Mile

Entry form for the Open/Elite Mile