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.

Hampton Center for Health And Fitness


Point 2 Running Company



Grand Prix December Standings


Race points have been tallied

though the Jingle Bell 5K

held on November 22, 2014.

Click for Results GrandPrix_Dec14