Final reminder that preregistration for the Fast Before the Feast 5K ends on Friday, October 27, 2017. Afterwards, the race entry fee will increase to $30 and your requested shirt size will be not be guaranteed at packet pickup. There is no race day registration for this event and maximum participants is capped at 800 runners. As of today, October 22, over half of the slots have been filled.

We look forward to you signing up for the event held on November 23, 2017 to benefit the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.

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 www.salemhalfmarathon.com. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the race!

Tried And True Ways to Keep Running by Dale Abrahamson


Dale running in the 2017 Mulberry Island Half Marathon (last week!)

Dale Abrahamson has been involved with running as a volunteer, a race director, a coach, a writer and a member of multiple running clubs. Once he was even the president of a running club. He has been a runner for 38 years and is still a top competitor in our local races. We asked him to talk about what he does to stay healthy and keep running, especially as a senior runner when injury can sideline us for a long time.

First of all, having good balance is very important, and having that requires muscle strength, in the ankles, the back, the core, even the upper body. You might think you need muscles for running fast, but first you need good balance. On a regular basis, you should try to work these main groups.

For Balance and strength:
1) Yoga
2) Run on soft surface (to strengthen ankles)
3) Planks (to stengthen the back)
4) Crunches (to stengthen core)

Muscle tightness can cause sore spots but you can work them out before they get serious. You need regular stretching and massage. The runner should use a foam roller or tennis ball on a regular basis to work out muscle tightness/knots.

To maintain the proper form while running, upper body work is required. Dales uses:
1) Pushups
2) overhead lifts

Training – take a summer break. During the summer months, Dale goes hiking. He also recommends these activities.
1) rowing machine
2) swimming
3) Norditrack

He does all these things on a regular basis and is still running strong! Proof that they really do work!


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)



Listing of ALL photo albums


New Listing of the Mike Angelo collection of race albums, listed chronologically by race name!  Click a link to open the pictures.

Click here to visit page.

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…



Langley Race Around the Base 10-Miler and 5K Run

Due to the unexpected effects of a coastal storm, this Saturday’s race has been postponed until next weekend, Saturday, November 23. If you were generous to volunteer, please call or text Jaime Cox at (757) 817-1221 if you can help on the new date.

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.

Race Listing of Fun Runs


New race listing of local fun runs and youth events that are in this area.  Many of these shorter races are perfect for a child to try out his/her feet.  Plus there is usually a considerable price break….


Visit the Youth Fun Run Page

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