Don’t miss the June PTC General Membership Meeting


The June PTC General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, June 19 at 7:15 pm.  Location is the Hampton Center for Health and Fitness, 4001 Coliseum Drive in Hampton across from the Sentara Careplex.

The speaker will be podiatrist/marathoner Dr. Howard Roesen presenting “Why Do My Feet Hurt? Figuring Out Why We Get Injured.”

We will also be presenting this years’ Scholarship to a deserving student.

Self-Defense for Runners and Walkers Classes are Forming Now


Self-Defense for Runners and Walkers (family & friends): Classes (2.5-hours) are now forming for the Conflict Continuum (self-defense) as presented by Dr. Brad Bennett, Course Director, Conflict Continuum for the Tactical Hapkido Alliance here in Yorktown.

You can view the presentation he gave PTC on April 17 here:  Running Safely_self defense April 2018

For more information read this page.

About the 9th annual Run the D.O.G. Street 5K, Saturday April 21, 2018


Volunteers, Runners and CRR Team Members needed for this Saturday’s

9th annual Run the D.O.G. Street 5K,

a Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event

a Hampton Roads Super Grand Prix Event

Virginia RRCA State 5K Championship Event

Saturday, April 21, 2018


This popular CRR event is organized and timed by Colonial Sports and race director Jim Elder, and will be a Jaguar chip-timed event (no pull tags collected) with three wave starts this year (wheelchair at 7:25 a.m., main field at 7:30 a.m., SHIP runners at 7:35 a.m.). Last year’s race had a record 1,500 entrants this year, and 1,276 official finishers.

CRR Finish Line Volunteers needed for Saturday’s Run the D.O.G. 5K.


Runners and volunteers needed for this Saturday’s Duke of Gloucester Street Challenge, the “Run the D.O.G.” 5K through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, and the College of William and Mary


To volunteer for the Colonial Road Runners finish line crew, email or phone Rick Platt at:, phone 757-229-7375, cell 757-345-1431

All CRR Volunteers will receive a beautiful volunteer shirt, courtesy of Colonial Sports, the race organizers.

With the races starting this year at 7:30 a.m. (5K run/walk) and 7:00 a.m. (1 mile fun run/walk), finish line volunteers are asked to report around 6:30 a.m. or so to the finish line at the intersection of Duke of Gloucester Street and Nassau Street (a half block down from the William and Mary Barnes & Noble Bookstore). Allow additional time for parking, and getting to the finish line area.

For those helping with the setup and teardown, race director Jim Elder says he’d like the finish line CRR chute material and the CRR finish line clock in place by 6:15 a.m. Jim says he also “could use one CRR member to help set up the Start Line at 4 a.m. and one for the Finish Line also at 4 a.m.

Besides that, Jim requests that the CRR will have the usual two Time Machine timers, bib number recorders, the select time recorder, and four CRR volunteers for chute control (to keep the area clear and avoid backups). The one mile fun run will not be timed but Jim requests that the CRR crew run that race (Jim will be at the start line preparation).

When confirming whether or not you can volunteer Saturday, please indicate to Rick which volunteer jobs you’d like to do, including the early setup, or the race finish line.


How to still enter the DOG Street 5K race week


For those wanting to run the 5K, online registration is closed, but late registration is available Thursday or Friday at the Colonial Sports store at 1303 Jamestown Road, Suite #111 (next to Re-Store). Early race packet pickup and final late registration will be on Friday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at Colonial Sports. There will absolutely be no race day registration.

Early Packet pick up is at the Store at 1303 Jamestown Rd. Williamsburg, Va 23185 from 12 PM to 6 PM.  Any Packets not picked up Friday will be at the Start line for Sat pick up from 6:45 Am to 7:30 AM.

How to join one of the Colonial Road Runners affiliated teams

There are five teams entered in the race for Colonial Road Runners members, and you can still join one of those teams up until 6 p.m. on Friday. Details on modifying your team category are below.

The main team is “CRR” (open to all, no matter the expected time), and we are trying to move up in the standings for most team members (there is an award plaque for this category). So no matter what your expected time, you can help the CRR by joining this “CRR” team. No way will we win the team participation award (757 Swim has an outstanding 88 entrants, followed by W&M ROTC with 46 and CW Fife and Drum with 21), but we can move up a few spots with your help.

The “GWDRC” team (Greater Williamsburg Distance Running Club, the youth training and racing group affiliated with the CRR) currently has 15 entries. David Glass is the team leader.

The “CRR Open Men” team, with team leader Roger Hopper, is for men age 39-and-under who can run sub-6:00 pace per mile (18:36 for the 5K).

The “CRR Masters Men” team, with team leader Rick Platt, is for men 40-and-over, who can break 20 minutes for the 5K (sub 6:30 pace per mile).

The “JHS Running” team, led by Paul Glass, is for students at Jamestown High School.

Please join the appropriate team by going to your entry and modifying or choosing your team category. Here’s the link for how to do that:

Additional race details below.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Williamsburg – Run the D.O.G. Street Challenge 5K, 7:30 a.m.; 1 mile fun run, 7 a.m.; Merchants Square. $1,500 in prize money ($350-200-100 to top three overall men and women, $100 to first Masters, 40+, male and female). USATF certified course (VA-10013-RT). Jim Elder, Colonial Sports (757-253-0277). Email: or Rick Platt, Colonial Road Runners (757-229-7375, cell 757-345-1431). Email: Website: A Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event. A Hampton Roads Super Grand Prix Event. Virginia RRCA 2018 State 5K Championship.

The 9th annual Run the D.O.G. Street 5K, the first road race to use the historic streets of Colonial Williamsburg, is set for this Saturday, April 21, 2018, with a course through Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary.

The one mile fun run will start things off Saturday at 7:00 a.m. with an out-and-back of Duke of Gloucester Street. The 5K race starts at 7:30 a.m.


Time Schedule


Friday, April 21 – Packet pickup and final late registration at Colonial Sports 1303 Jamestown Road, Suite 111, Williamsburg, VA 23185), from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m., for both 5K and 1 mile.

Saturday, April 22 –

6:00 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. – race-day packet pickup

7:00 a.m. – 1 mile fun run starts (at the finish line)

7:25 a.m. – 5K wheel chair start

7:30 a.m. – 5K run/walk starts

7:35 a.m. – 5K Run/walk SHIP start (youth runners in the W/JCC SHIP program)

9:00 a.m. – awards ceremony

$40 entry fee on Thursday or Friday only at the Colonial Sports store. Late registration, and packet pickup 12 noon-6 p.m. Friday.

$15 entry fee for 1 mile fun run/walk until April 20th or at packet pickup.

There is no race day registration for either the 5K or the 1 mile fun run.

Race director: Jim Elder, Colonial Sports, 757-253-0277. Email:

The Virginia state resident 5K record was set in the 2010 Run the D.O.G. race by Ed Moran of Williamsburg, William and Mary’s 4-time All-American, who ran a time of 14:13.

Hosted and timed by Colonial Sports, with proceeds going to Angels of Mercy Medical Clinic.

A Healthy Heart and Healthy Minds Event for Healthy Communities

Course: The certified course will run from Prince George Street through the William and Mary campus (via James Blair Drive), and then up Scotland Street, around the Governor’s Palace, up Nicholson and around the old Capitol Building, and then finishes downhill along the Duke of Gloucester Street. The finish is at the intersection of Duke of Gloucester Street and Nassau Street.

Self-Defense for Runners and Walkers


“Self-Defense for Runners and Walkers” is the topic of Dr. Brad Bennett, who will speak at the membership meeting of the Peninsula Track Club on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hampton Center for Health and Fitness.

Dr. Bennett is a retired Navy captain and trained as a physiologist and tactical medicine specialist in prehospital emergency medicine. During his Navy career he conducted biomedical requirements testing for numerous Navy and Marine Corps operational warfare communities in the areas of scuba diving, altitude, heat and cold physiology.

He started his distance running and martial arts adventure while in college in San Diego in the 1970s, starting with taekwondo instruction, Tai Chi Kwan, Marine Corps martial arts, and law enforcement self-defense and tactics. He continues today as the tactical hapkido martial arts black belt instructor at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Yorktown, Va. He also teaches the Conflict Continuum (self-defense) courses to active duty, retirees, dependents and federal employees, and to civilian community members.

17th Jamestown High School Swamp Run 5K (XC); RESULTS 2018


17th Annual

Jamestown High School Swamp Run 5K

Jamestown High School, Williamsburg, VA

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event


Click for results here:  Jamestown 


Personal Training — Online and Onsite


I am a local runner and coach based out of Williamsburg Virginia.

I work with all level runners and have put together a running clinic taking beginner runners through the stages of novice athlete. I know this is a great opportunity for the local and surrounding area runners to get some great knowledge and have a blast.

March 24th from 12:00-2:30 Is the event time

More information about my event can be found at
PES FIT. Personal Training Based out of Williamsburg,VA. Training offered online and onsite.

Thank you for your time,

David Piggott (CPT,CES,PES)
PES FIT. Personal Training Based out of Williamsburg,VA. Training offered online and onsite.

PTC Membership Meeting – Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.


George Fenigsohn—award-winning race walker, member of the Virginia Peninsula Road Racing Hall of Fame, and long-time PTC member—will present a program on Walking and Running Your Way to Better Mental Health. George will highlight the benefits of exercise to help cope with anxiety and depression, as well as the benefits of walking as we age. He has a wealth of knowledge to share.

Don’t miss this February 20 meeting at the Hampton Center for Health and Fitness (4001 Coliseum Drive in Hampton across from Sentara Careplex). Come and meet other PTC members. If you are a new member or have been a member for a while but haven’t picked up your PTC T-shirt, this would be a great opportunity to do so. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.



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Virginia Beach Training Site: Starts March 13, 2018 – Tuesdays /Thursdays, from 5-6 p.m., at Mt. Trashmore (Kid’s Cove area facing South Blvd)

Suffolk Training Site: Starts March 12 – Sleepy Hole Park, Mondays/Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm

Norfolk Training Site: Starts March 15 – Lakewood Park, Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Chesapeake Training Site: Starts March 13 – Chesapeake City Park, Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:30–6:30 pm

Peninsula Training Site: Starts March 13 – Big Bethel HS – Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm. We meet in parking lot by the tennis courts behind the school.

P.O.W.E.R Training Site: March 13 – Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m., at Mt. Trashmore (near Kids Cove)

2018 New Energy Youth Running Team

Virginia Beach/Chesapeake/Suffolk/Norfolk/Newport News, VA
Mon January 1 – Mon December 31 2018

Contact Team Manager

PTC Scholarship


The Joe & Sue Moore Memorial PTC Scholarship is a one-year scholarship offered by the Peninsula Track Club to graduating high school seniors accepted to and entering a regionally accredited college or university in a full-time program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree. To be eligible the student must be a member or the dependent of a member of the Peninsula Track Club in the year of application and for the year of the award.

To apply, click here for the application.