A virtual marathon with a difference. Most virtual races are run for a specific distance from any location you choose at any time you choose.
The PTC Virtual Marathon is created from the PTC Races in 2019 you choose to run.
Sign up for the PTC Virtual marathon and then run your own marathon using the races on the 2019 PTC Race Schedule. The goal is to run PTC races that total a distance of 42K or more. Times for the races run will be totaled for your PTC Virtual Marathon time.
Sign up at www.runsignup.com/ptcvirtualmarathon
Cost: $15.00 for PTC members. $35.00 for non-members (Price includes PTC Membership)
Finisher Medal for all PTC Virtual Marathoners who complete at least 42K of PTC races.
Distances: 5K, 8K, 4 Miles (6K), 5 Miles (8K), 10K, 10 Miles (16K), Half-Marathon (21K)
Have you ever thought about running a marathon, but the whole experience seemed a bit too daunting? How about running a marathon on the installment plan.
How it works:
• Sign up for the PTC Virtual Marathon at www.runsignup.com or link to it through the PTC website: www.peninsulatrackclub.com.
• Run any timed event on the Peninsula Track Club schedule and receive credit for the distance/time run. For 2020, any official Virtual PTC events will be included. (For distance credits, See chart below)
• Run PTC events totaling 42K or more and you are a FINISHER in the PTC Virtual Marathon.
• Run additional PTC events beyond 42K to improve your Virtual Marathon finishing time.
• Sign up by July 4, 2020 and any PTC events already completed will count towards your 2020 Virtual Marathon finishing time.
Virtual Marathon Entry Fee:
$15 for PTC members
$35 for non-members (fee includes one-year PTC membership)
All Virtual Marathon Finishers receive unique finisher medal.
Join us for a PTC Picnic at the Pub at the Fort Monroe waterfront on Saturday, 26 September, from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Since COVID-19 guidelines prevented the club from holding its annual picnic, we are planning a gathering where each participant can bring their own picnic to the outdoor seating at Oozlefinch Craft Brewery, 81 Patch Rd, Fort Monroe. PTC will give one beer voucher to participants over the age of 21. Bring your own food or visit the onsite Flame and Pie Mobile Pizzeria. Food and beverages will not be shared. If weather becomes uncooperative, check your email or the PTC Facebook page in the event of cancelation.
Powhatan Creek Trail 5K Run/Walk
Runners, the Colonial Road Runners 8th Annual Powhatan Creek Trail 5K Run/Walk (8:30 a.m. and 8:35 a.m.) and One Mile Fun Run/Walk (8:00 a.m.) will take place Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School, 3131 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188.This is a Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event. Online registration open until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, September 17, 2020 at www.RunSignUp.com/race/va/williamsburg/CRRGP. Race day registration starts at 7:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19, 2020.To volunteer for the CRR finish line crew, email or call Rick Platt at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell phone 757-345-1431, landline 757-229-7375. CRR finish line volunteers should report around 7:30 a.m., to be ready for one mile fun run start at 8 a.m.
Organized by and benefiting the Colonial Road Runners Team Travel Fund under the leadership of race director Terry McManus.
7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. – race day registration and packet pickup at Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School
7:30 a.m. – CRR finish line volunteers report (to be ready for one mile fun run start)
8:35 a.m. – 5K run/walk start (2nd wave, women’s wave, and all race walkers)
9:45 a.m. – Modified awards ceremony**
** CRR will be distributing overall and age group awards from the September 5th Run the DOG Street Challenge 5K after the Powhatan Creek Trail 5K, and also quickly announcing the PCT 5K results, but the actual PCT 5K awards will be distributed at the next CRR Grand Prix race (September 26, New Quarter Park) or at CRR group runs.
Coronavirus procedures: Several things will change due to the Coronavirus, and requirements from James City County and the JCC Parks and Recreation.
1) There will be no access to the school as in past years, whether the gymnasium or rest rooms at the lower level. There will be several porta-potties available for the runners. The packet pickup and late registration will be at the main entrance in front of the school on the upper level (next to the parking lot). There is an overhang of the roof to protect from any possible rain. The porta-potties and the usual race start will be adjacent to that parking lot. The finish line will be at the usual location on the lower level, but runners will quickly move back up to the race registration area for refreshments and the modified awards ceremony.
2) Runners should wear masks while in the registration/packet pickup area, and for the porta-potties, and keep the proper 6-foot social distancing.
3) Although Virginia is back to Phase 3 (250-person limit for public events), the CRR will continue with multiple start waves, to ensure social distancing. Also due to the relatively narrow and out-and-back Powhatan Creek Trail course, and the possible wet bridges, it’s best to spread out the runners as much as possible, which is being done with two separate wave starts.
4) The first 5K wave start is at 8:30 a.m., and is for all men, both open men (ages 39-and-under) and Masters men (40-and-over), but not for the male race walkers.5) The second 5K wave start is at 8:35 a.m., and is for all women, both open women and Masters women, and also for all race walkers, male and female.Entries: $25 fee online, $30 late and race day.T-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered runners. Race day while supplies last.No fee for 1 mile fun run/walk ($10 fee with T-shirt).Refreshments bag distributed after race.Course: Out-and-back on the Powhatan Creek Trail, a rolling, paved bike path, starting and finishing at the school. Mostly shaded, very scenic, with wooden bridges across streams and wetlands. No traffic.Information: Terry McManus, Race Director (757-999-2097). Email: email@example.comRick Platt, Race Coordinator (757-345-1431 cell, 757-229-7375 landline). Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDirections: From Route 199. Exit Route 199 at Rt. 5 (John Tyler Highway). Go west on Route 5 two miles and turn left onto Ironbound Road at the 7-11 intersection. The school is at 3131 Ironbound Road, less than a half mile from the intersection of Route 5 and Ironbound Road.From Colonial Williamsburg and Richmond Road via Jamestown Road. Turn onto Jamestown Road going west. Follow Jamestown Road, going straight through the intersection with Route 199. After about 3 miles, you will see a 7-11 on your right. Before the 7-11, turn right onto Ironbound Road. Go about a mile and the school will be on your left at 3131 Ironbound Road, less than a half mile before the traffic light at Five Forks.
5) The second 5K wave start is at 8:35 a.m., and is for all women, both open women and Masters women, and also for all race walkers, male and female.Entries: $25 fee online, $30 late and race day.T-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered runners. Race day while supplies last.No fee for 1 mile fun run/walk ($10 fee with T-shirt).Refreshments bag distributed after race.Course: Out-and-back on the Powhatan Creek Trail, a rolling, paved bike path, starting and finishing at the school. Mostly shaded, very scenic, with wooden bridges across streams and wetlands. No traffic.
Information: Terry McManus, Race Director (757-999-2097). Email: email@example.com
Rick Platt, Race Coordinator (757-345-1431 cell, 757-229-7375 landline). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From Route 199. Exit Route 199 at Rt. 5 (John Tyler Highway). Go west on Route 5 two miles and turn left onto Ironbound Road at the 7-11 intersection. The school is at 3131 Ironbound Road, less than a half mile from the intersection of Route 5 and Ironbound Road.
From Colonial Williamsburg and Richmond Road via Jamestown Road. Turn onto Jamestown Road going west. Follow Jamestown Road, going straight through the intersection with Route 199. After about 3 miles, you will see a 7-11 on your right. Before the 7-11, turn right onto Ironbound Road. Go about a mile and the school will be on your left at 3131 Ironbound Road, less than a half mile before the traffic light at Five Forks.
runsignup.com8th Annual Powhatan Creek Trail 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun RunThe 8th Annual Powhatan Creek Trail 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run is on Saturday September 19, 2020.
2020 Hampton Roads Cross Country Series at Poquoson Running Trail
The HR Cross Country Series is open to runners 5th grade and up with races held on 10/3, 10/17 and 11/7 on the Poquoson running trails. Due to the looping course, the maximum seed time for the 5K is 28:00 minutes with a limit of 200 runners (4 waves of 50 runners each, separated by 30-minute start times). Register online at: https://runsignup.com/Race?raceId=99226.
Have a Running Buddy! It may save your life!
This tragic news article from Arkansas is a sad reminder that everyone is vulnerable out there on the running trails and roads… runners, particularly females, should always have a running buddy to deter attackers.
We’ve had a great time at our first two Summer Fun Runs, the Lake Matoaka 4.3-Mile Trail Challenge and the Swamp Bridge 5K, thanks to Susan Hagel and Bruce Davis, respectively. The final event (usually the first) in this 3-race series is the Tom Ray Memorial Predict Your Time 5-Miler. No GPS, watches, music or any device that can help you pace… not even a metronome. Join us Tuesday evening, 25 August, at the Newport News Park Bikeway for this event… whoever finishes closest to their predicted time wins the race! Registration at 6 pm (1 can of people food & 1 can of pet food)… run starts at approximately 6:30 pm.
PTC Summer Fun Run Series
Fellow Runners & Volunteers,
Our PTC Summer Fun Run Series is on! We needed to postpone the first run due to Hurricane Isaias and apparently it was a good call since we’ve learned there was lots of debris on the Newport News Park Bikeway. Our series is now:
Tuesday, 11 August: Lake Matoaka 4.3-Mile Trail Challenge, starting at 6:30 PM at Zable Stadium in Williamsburg.
Tuesday, 18 August: Swamp Bridge 5K, starting at 6:30 PM at Newport News Park, Picnic Area #3 (near the intersection of Constitution Way & Old Stable Rd).
Tuesday, 25 August: Tom Ray Memorial Predict Your Time 5-Miler, starting at 6:30 PM near the Newport News Parks Campsite Office and boat ramp (13564 Jefferson Ave.).
Also, our PTC Pub Fun Run, which was scheduled for 26 August so as not to be too close on the calendar with any of our Summer Fun Run races, will take place as scheduled at 6:00 PM at Oozlefinch Beers & Blending, 81 Patch Rd., Fort Monroe.
We are hopeful that all of these events can take place as scheduled, weather & COVID restrictions permitting. Please watch for updates on Facebook, the PTC website (www.peninsulatrackclub.com), or email.
Steve Peters, PTC President
“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!
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. Please monitor Facebook, the PTC website, and email for updates on the race. We will not put runners at unnecessary risk to weather or injury, and will make a decision on the race as early as possible.
Steve Peters, PTC President
Ft. Eustis Races go “Virtual”
with the uncertainty of base access due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, Joint Base Langley-Eustis has made the decision to make both the Mulberry Island Half Marathon & 5K (12 September) and the Ft. Eustis Run & Ruck 10K (17 October) into “Virtual” events. I hope you will still consider supporting these events! Watch for additional race updates as we learn them.
Steve Peters, PTC President
On Your Mark Digital Newsletter
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