Runners & Volunteers,
We had a beautiful afternoon Saturday for the Riverwatch on the Piankatank 5K and a great turnout for this PTC Grand Prix (PTCGP) and Hampton Roads Super Grand Prix (HRSGP) race. Karen Schenck and her Ice-aholics team once again put on a great event, including ~$3,800 in raffle prizes, all supporting the Special Olympics.
We have 3 more PTC races this year:
1. Fast Before the Feast 4K (Live) on Thanksgiving Day & the Virtual 5K (to be run between 21-29 November). Registration for the Virtual 5K ends on 20 November. Please consider signing up to support a great cause, the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/NewportNews/FastBeforetheFeast5K?remMeAttempt=
2. Yorktown Battlefield 10-Miler on 5 December, a PTCGP & HRSGP race. There may be a few more spots so if you aren’t already registered go to runsignup.com and check it out.
3. Raptor Chapter Ugly Sweater 5K on 12 December, a PTCGP race.
Due to the new restrictions mandated by the Governor’s amended Executive Order 67 there will be additional precautions we must take. Please, if you have any symptoms or have been exposed to someone who was identified as “COVID-positive” and you have not yet been tested yourself please stay home as you may be asymptomatic “positive” and could pass on the virus to others.
Race volunteers will have their temperature checked the morning of the race(s) and answer a few brief COVID-19 questions.
Race participation numbers are restricted (~200-225 people, depending on the race and venue) and each starting wave must be limited to 25 runners or less, so expect to be assigned to a specific starting wave. ALL RUNNERS MUST START IN THEIR ASSIGNED WAVE OR THEY MAY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE RACE.
For runners, please comply with any guidance or direction put out by the Race Director(s) of the event(s) in which you participate.
We will get through this with your help and compliance. We’re excited to hold these live races but need everyone’s cooperation to make them a success and keep everyone safe!
Steve Peters, PTC President