Welcome to Our Running Club!

Our goal is to promote and encourage long distance running and educate the public to its benefits.

Founded in 1955, the PTC is the oldest running club in Virginia and is currently involved in over 35 events annually, ranging from 5Ks to ultramarathons. We currently have about 500 members and serve the Virginia Peninsula and surrounding communities.

We assist community organizations in hosting races. These services include (but are not limited):

  • Finish line setup, timing and results
  • Equipment
  • Course marking
  • Event listing
  • Advertising
  • Fundraising events

Membership dues contribute to maintaining the equipment, printing of the newsletter “On Your Mark”, providing social activities such as general membership meetings and annual awards banquet, and covering other costs incurred in operating a nonprofit organization. Our running club officers are all volunteers and we encourage you to get involved. You’ll find it a lot of fun and very rewarding.


Club News



“Predict Your Time” Postponed

Fellow runners, out of an abundance of caution with the pending storm Isaias set to hit our area tonight and tomorrow, we are canceling tomorrow’s “Tom Ray Memorial Predict Your Time 5-Miler”. It is tentatively rescheduled for 25 August, pending approval from Newport News Park. Be safe!

Hurrican Isaias

Fellow runners, We are following Hurricane Isaias very closely and how it may impact Tuesday’s “Tom Ray Memorial Predict Your Time 5-Miler.” Heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday could lead to a very wet, muddy, and possibly impassable Newport News Park Bikeway. There will also be a possibility of lightning and tornados due to Isaias. …