Joe & Sue Moore Memorial Scholarship 5K “Virtual” Race


Hello! I hope you are all staying fit and healthy while practicing proper “Social Distancing.” This morning would have been our annual Joe & Sue Moore Memorial Scholarship 5K. If you already registered don’t forget to run your “Virtual” race and submit your time to by 30 April.

If you haven’t yet registered but would like to, registration closes at midnight tonight, 28 March at

Additional Gathering Size Recommendations


Fellow runners, I’m sure you are all diligently tracking the impacts of COVID-19 and the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The attached message (dated 14 March) from the local governments for our Peninsula region urges residents to avoid gatherings of more than 50 people. The White House now recommends avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people and indicate the COVID-19 pandemic and impacts my last until August. Please stay safe, active, and in touch with each other as well as those most at risk.

Gatherings of more than 100 people temporarily banned in Virginia!


Fellow runners, this is the latest news. Obviously, when you combine runners and volunteers, nearly all of our races are >100 participants. We’ll let you know race by race as much as we can. This may be for just a few weeks or possibly up to mid-May…

COVID-19 Impacts to Local Races


Fellow PTC Members, Runners, and Volunteers,

As you are all aware, due to the spread of COVID-19 there have been many postponed and cancelled events.

Please monitor all event websites or Facebook pages for updates. Most registered runners will receive an email on the status of events, but volunteers may not.

Locally, today’s Ft. Eustis 10K Run/Ruck was postponed, as was the Virginia Fire Chiefs Foundation 5K (CRR); dates to be determined.

The upcoming Victory at York 10K/5K (4 April) is also postponed; date to be determined. The H.E.A.R.T. 5K (4 April) in Williamsburg is canceled.

This morning, the City of Hampton directed that the Joe & Sue Moore Memorial Scholarship 5K (28 March) be cancelled.

We will attempt to provide updates as we learn them. In the meantime stay safe, healthy, and fit… and check out the guidance/recommendations by the CDC.

Steve Peters
PTC President

Joe & Sue Moore Memorial Scholarship 5K Cancelled with “Virtual” race option


All, I regret to inform you that the Joe & Sue Moore Memorial Scholarship Race must be cancelled. Please see the attached from Danielle (Moore) Hundley regarding the planned “Virtual” race. As she states, this race directly benefits current high school seniors who may be eligible to apply for a PTC Scholarship. Your understanding is appreciated.

The Entire Sports World Has Turned Upside Down


From my Gazette article about the Swamp Run, a summary of all going on with area road races: 

By Rick Platt

            In the final weekend before the entire sports world was turned upside down, the 19th annual Jamestown High School Swamp Run 5K had two exciting and competitive three-way battles for the top overall awards in the third Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix event of 2020.  However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, that race will be the last CRR race for an indefinite period.

            After the NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS suspended or delayed their seasons, and the NCAA cancelled the March Madness basketball tournament for both men and women, all divisions, as well as all other collegiate championship sporting events for the winter and spring seasons, it was inevitable that running events would be affected too.

            In rapid fire, many local running events were cancelled or postponed (to a date to be determined later) on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning of this week, including the CRR Grand Prix’s Virginia Fire Chiefs 5K Run, set for Saturday morning from the Bruton Parish Church on Duke of Gloucester Street, the CRR-affiliated Singletrack Maniac 50K and Cray Cray 10K, set for Freedom Park and the Hornsby Middle School on March 28th , and the CRR Grand Prix and Hampton Roads Super Grand Prix’s Victory at Yorktown 10K on April 4th. After that, for other CRR Grand Prix spring races, no decisions have yet been made. Potential postponement dates are in June, August or September.

            Beyond the CRR, Saturday’s Fort Eustis 10K, a Peninsula Track Club event, was postponed to the fall. The PTC’s H-E-A-R-T 5K, originally scheduled for April 4 from the Warhill Sports Complex in Williamsburg, has been postponed. And the biggest of them all, the Shamrock Sportsfest Marathon, half marathon and 8K, set for March 21-22 in Virginia Beach, was cancelled.

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New for Hampton Roads Runners!!


Some of you may be familiar with James Moreland’s “Regional Runners Rankings” for Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

We now have our own seasonal rankings for residents in Hampton Roads!

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PTC Constitution


At the PTC General Membership Meeting on 18 February 2020, we reviewed the revised PTC Constitution and, having a quorum, the membership present voted unanimously to adopt the attached document. Thank you to all those who reviewed and discussed it.


New PTC Aluminum Recycling Plan


Fellow PTC Members,

Over the last few years the return on recycling aluminum cans has greatly decreased and the work & space to collect & store them before having enough to make it worthwhile to bring them to a recycling center has become overwhelming. We appreciate Gary Porter‘s efforts, but it is time to relieve him of this burden.

We started collecting cans at races in part as a means to raise funds for Transitions Family Violence Services ( We will continue to support this important cause as we have been doing for over 10 years… just no longer by money generated by recycling cans.

We have learned that, by volume, the most dense and therefore valuable part of the cans are the pull-tabs. We will now only collect aluminum pull-tabs and donate them to Ronald McDonald House Charities (

Please bring your pull-tabs to the races or meetings in a ziploc bag (or your pocket) and transfer them to our designated pull-tab container (large red coffee can) and when it is full we’ll get them to RMHC where they’ll use the proceeds for their great causes.

Although we won’t be collecting your cans anymore, we do encourage everyone to continue to do your part to recycle and protect our environment


Steve Peters

President, Peninsula Track Club (PTC)