PTC Potluck Awards Banquet


The PTC Awards Banquet will be held Saturday evening, January 20, 2018.

The location is the Edgehill Association Clubhouse, 700 Cockletown Road in Yorktown.  This is a chance to celebrate the running and racing accomplishments of the PTC and its members in 2017.  Again this year the banquet is a potluck format — bring a dish to share with your fellow runners. The club supplies the drinks and a bit of food as well.  If you can volunteer to help out with setup just prior to the event and/or clean up afterward, contact Steve & Maria Peters at 951-3874.

Setup — 5 pm

Social Hour — 6 pm

Dinner — 7pm

Program and Presentation of Awards —  8 pm



Benefits of Running


I’m asking running websites in the area to make sure to inform people about running safety.

I found this with really nice running safety tips that you can share on your website to keep people informed: – list of safety tips, running benefits, resources

This could be really helpful information for beginners. Please do share it on Peninsula Track Club website to raise awareness. Safety should be our number one priority.

Keep up the great work and happy running!



Final reminder that preregistration for the Fast Before the Feast 5K ends on Friday, October 27, 2017. Afterwards, the race entry fee will increase to $30 and your requested shirt size will be not be guaranteed at packet pickup. There is no race day registration for this event and maximum participants is capped at 800 runners. As of today, October 22, over half of the slots have been filled.

We look forward to you signing up for the event held on November 23, 2017 to benefit the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.

Discount off the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon!


My name is Ashley Durkin and I work with Salem Parks and Recreation in Salem, Virginia. We host the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon which is coming up on October 14th and we would like to offer your running club a discount to run in our race!Any member can use code VARUN10 and receive $10 off registration by visiting Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the race!


We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved president, Joe Harney on July 20, 2017.  He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed.  Races will not be the same but we will remember his smile and that laugh and this will comfort us.  His family is in our thoughts and prayers.

His obituary can be read here. (click to open)



Join the PTC


Membership includes a Free PTC t-shirt to new members (available for pick-up at general membership meetings), subscriptions to On Your Mark (monthly),  and discounts at some local businesses.

PTC general membership meetings are held the third Tuesday of February, April, June, September, October, and December at the Hampton Center Health & Fitness Center. No meetings other months.

Individual Dues: $20 annually ($35 – 2 years; $50 – 3 years)
Family Dues: $25 annually ($45 – 2 years; $65 – 3 years)
Student Dues: (18 years old or younger): $10 annually ($18 – 2 years; $26 – 3 years).

Signup on-line here…

Bull Island 4 Mile Race Has Been Cancelled.


We are sorry to announce that this race has been cancelled.


Please come out and support the GotCUREage 5K, at 5:30 p.m., Yorktown



Annual Picnic, June 24th, 11 am



The Annual PTC Picnic will be held from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on June 24 2017 at Pavillion 5, Bethel Park, 123 Saunders Rd., Hampton (northeast corner near the water and next to the paintball field).

Watch your inbox for the SignUpGenius notice so you can RSVP and sign-up to bring a dish to share for the potluck picnic. 

PTC will be providing hamburgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs, bratwurst, buns and condiments. We will also provide soda, water, beer and wine as well as plates, napkins and utensils.

We’ll need a small crew of volunteers beginning around 9:30 AM to help us set up and get the charcoal grills going. Please let us know if you can help set up.

We plan to begin cooking at 11:00 AM and will close the grill around 2:00 PM. If you can help cook burgers, hotdogs and bratwurst at the grill, please let us know.

In addition to horseshoes, volleyball and corn hole, we need a volunteer to lead some children’s activities.

Finally, in order for PTC to get our security deposit back, we must leave the park the way we found it. So, please let us know if you can hang around and help clean up after the picnic—perhaps as late as 6:00 PM.

3rd Annual Victory at Yorktown 10K, Lead Runners to watch!


By Rick Platt

The 3rd annual Victory at Yorktown 10K Run, this year the Virginia State RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) 10K Championship, and an event in both the 2017 Hampton Roads Super Grand series and the 2017 Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix series, welcomes to Yorktown the following notable runners, by bib number.

#1 – Greta Sieve, 29, Williamsburg – Ran a PR and course record 2:52:00 to win the Newport News One City Marathon in March, won the Christmas Town Dash 8K in December in a course record 29:24.

#2 – Ann Mazur, 31, Charlottesville – Ran a PR 1:21:26 at the Shamrock Half Marathon in March, has PRs of 17:35 (5K) and 29:55 (8K).

#3 – Ryan Carroll, 34, Portsmouth – Has won more road races (over 350 post-collegiate wins) than any other runner in the Hampton Roads area. Has PRs of 14:38 (5K), 24:33 (8K), 31:18 (10K), 50:12 (10 mile), 1:07:52 (half marathon) and 2:28:22 (marathon).

#4 – Levi Warring, 22, Williamsburg – Ran PR 1:14:03 at Sentara Colonial Half Marathon in February, ran a debut 2:40:26 last November at Richmond Marathon.

#5 – John Piggott, 51, Williamsburg – Leading men’s 50+ runner in Hampton Roads. Ran 175 lifetime marathons, has won more races lifetime than any other runner on the Peninsula, PRs of 32:19 (10K), 1:10:56 (half marathon) and 2:30:14 (marathon).

#6 – Steve Chantry, 62, Williamsburg – Leading 60+ runner in Hampton Roads. Set all-time Colonial Road Runners men’s 60-64 record of 18:24 last Saturday at Queens Lake 5K. Also has all-time CRR 5K records for men 50-54 (16:39 in 2005) and men 55-59 (16:57 in 2010).

#7 – Roger Hopper, 26, Williamsburg – Two-time Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix champion, inaugural 2016 Hampton Roads Super Grand Prix champion, two-time defending champion of Victory at Yorktown 10K (34:58 in 2015, 35:10 in 2016), ran road PR 16:02 at 2016 Governor’s Land 5K.

#8 – Tami Graf, 80, Lusby, MD – Holds Virginia state women’s 75-79 10K record of 1:03:27, set in 2012, aiming for Virginia state women’s 80-84 record (1:22:13) at this year’s Victory at Yorktown 10K, mother of Robin Moon, Victory YMCA Wellness Director

#9 – Robert S. White, 93, Hampton – Holds all-time Colonial Road Runners 5K records for men 80-84 (25:48 in 2003) and men 90-and-over (40:15 in 2015), aiming for Virginia state men’s 90-94 record at this year’s Victory at Yorktown 10K.

#10 – Mercedes Castillo-D’Amico, 59, Williamsburg – Holds Virginia state women’s 55-59 records for 5K (20:01 in 2013) and 10K (42:26 in 2013), expected to break multiple Virginia state women’s 60-64 records when she turns 60 in September, former group exercise instructor (Zumba) at Victory YMCA



The April PTC General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, April 18th  with the regular start time of 7:30 pm. Location is the Sentara Careplex Fitness Center, 4001 Coliseum Drive in Hampton across from the Sentara Careplex hospital.

Brian Burk will speak on “Surviving You 1st Ultra Marathon“. Brian may also have copies of his new book Running to Leadville: Life, Love, Loss and a 100 Mile Ultra marathon Through The Colorado Rockies available for purchase.

Plan to come join your fellow PTCers and enjoy refreshments and conversation following the meeting. New members: come to the meeting and get your PTC T-shirt. For more info, call George Nelsen 874-4635.