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



RUN, WALK and ROLL to Flatten the Curve on Domestic Violence!

Transitions Family Violence Services has hosted this event for ten years, however, this year we are encouraging everyone to unmask to speak up about domestic violence by participating in a Virtual Run, Walk and Roll 5K to end violence. All communities are welcome to participate, advocate and donate. The funds raised will support intervention and …

PTC Litter Getter Postponed

Due to increasing chances of rain for Sunday morning, we are postponing this weekend’s Litter Getter to Sunday, November 15th. We hope to see our great volunteers then!

PTC Pub Run

We’re going to have another informal PTC Club Pub Run on Wednesday, October 7 at 6 pm. Location is Tradition Brewery, 700 Thimble Shoals Blvd. in Newport News City Center. Do your run around and through City Center (route, distance and pace of your choice). Then meet back at Tradition afterwards, enjoy craft brews—all part …