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Upcoming Potomac Valley Track Club events:

  • Our annual Easter Classic 5K and 10K are Saturday, March 31, 2018, at East Potomac Park Golf Course entrance, Washington DC
  • Complete information and pre-registration
  • 7:00 AM - Registration opens
  • 7:50 AM - 5K starts
  • 8:00 AM - 10K starts
  • 9:00 AM - 5K awards
  • 9:30 AM - 10K awards
    An Invitation from PVTC President Craig Chasse
    Date: July 18, 2017

    Potomac Valley Track Club, one of the leading all-ages track clubs in the USA, invites its members to compete at 2018 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships at Prince George's Sportsplex in Landover MD on Friday-Sunday, March 16-18, 2018.

    Please see USATF's information and registration page

    Shortly, we will issue calls for officials and volunteers.

    We invite you to join PVTC or renew your membership in PVTC. See

    We hope you can join us!

    Please invite other athletes to join as well.

    We want to win the first-place team award in 2018, as we did in 2013 (Landover MD) and 2015 (Winston-Salem NC).

    Please mark the dates on your calendar and plan to attend!

    Thank you,
    Craig Chasse
    Craig Chasse, President
    Potomac Valley Track Club

    Congratulations from PVTC President Craig Chasse
    Date: July 20, 2017

    Congratulations to our team members who went to the 50th annual USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Baton Rouge LA, July 13-16, 2017

    PVTC had 20 members compete for the club, earning 6th place out of 108 teams!

    We had 12 national championships won in individual events by these 5 club members:

  • Tracey Battle: 1st in long jump, 1st in triple jump
  • Craig Chasse: 1st in 5k RW, 1st in 10k RW, 4th in 3k steeplechase
  • Tami Graf: 1st in 5k run, 1st in 10k run
  • Dixon Hemphill: 1st in 5 events (400m dash, 800m run, 1500m run, discus throw) & 2nd 3 events (javelin throw, 100m dash, 200m dash)
  • Bruce McBarnette: 1st in high jump, 3rd in triple jump
  • Plus these fine performances:

  • Bart Angier: 7th in the pentathlon
  • Cortez Austin Jr.: 11th in the 100m dash
  • James Barr: 2nd in javelin throw, 2nd in weight throw, 3rd in pentathlon, 3rd in shot put, 3rd in discus, 2nd in hammer throw, 6th in triple jump
  • Marcus Battle: 4th in long jump, 4th in triple jump
  • Jerry Bookin-Weiner: 5th in shot put, 6th in weight throw
  • Rose Green: 2nd in 100m dash, 2nd in 200m dash
  • Penny Ingles: 2nd in shot put, 2nd in hammer throw, 2nd in weight throw, 3rd in javelin throw, 4th in triple jump, 4th in discus throw
  • David Merkowitz: 2nd in javelin throw, 3rd in discus throw
  • John Morrison: 3rd in 5k RW, 3rd in 10k RW
  • Oscar Peyton: 2nd in 100m dash, 2nd in 200m dash
  • Ted Poulos: 3rd in 5k run, 3rd in 10k run, 6th in 3k steeplechase
  • James Samiec: 4th in shot put, 4th in javelin throw, 4th in discus, 5th in long jump, 6th in triple jump
  • James Verdier: 7th in 1500m run
  • Robert Weiner: 4th in 2k steeplechase
  • Jay Wind: 4th in 10k run, 6th in 5k run, 8th in 1500m run
    Thank you,
    Craig Chasse
    Craig Chasse, President
    Potomac Valley Track Club

    by Craig Chasse, PVTC President

        Potomac Valley Track Club (PVTC) is a community-centered, nationally-oriented, private, nonprofit organization that promotes running, track & field, and racewalking in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

        PVTC hosts and sponsors various events throughout the year. Among the most popular are the All-Comers Track Meets held at a local high school, every other weekend from early May to August each year. These meets provide competition for a wide variety of athletes from world class to developing youth. Attendance at our meets runs from 150 to 250 athletes on any given Sunday morning, providing terrific competition and training for athletes and officials alike. Our club members represent PVTC at National and World events; we have outstanding Masters level athletes (over 35 years of age), who have won multiple World Records and championships. Our current interest is in developing an on-going youth program for Track & Field and building a competitive team.

        Our grand event each year is the Potomac Valley Games, held on Labor Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday) each year. The games are the culminating event of the all-comer series making it our club championship meet. The games are often the USATF Potomac Valley Association outdoor track and field championship for open and master athletes. The meet also attracts athletes from across the country.

        PVTC has also provided the community with more than 25 years of traditional seasonal (Washington's Birthday, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) running races of 5 and 10k, the exception is the July 4th race (8km). All of the PVTC running races have a racewalk included at the same distances. Over the years, we have sponsored many national running events as well. Again, our members represent PVTC at National and international running events, not only in the shorter events of 5K and 10K but in marathons and in the ultra-distances as well.

        PVTC promotes the Olympic sport of race walking at a national class level. Racewalkers compete and represent our club in many parts of the United States. PVTC walkers include National class open, masters (over 35 years of age) and youth athletes. Our walkers have competed in the Olympics, Olympic Festivals, Olympic Trials, National Races, World Racewalking Cups, and World Youth Meets. We have hosted a National Invitational Walk and hope to continue that in the future. It was an event that drew our Nation's and Canada's best racewalking athletes. We also sponsor local clinics, throughout the year, to teach racewalking and to provide continued development for our current athletes.

        PVTC is a club for elite and developing athletes, and for people who just want to maintain fitness in an easy comfortable forum. Our motto is "A club for all ages, all paces and all ways."

        Come join us, compete, stay in shape, become a working member and supporter of PVTC, the rewards are great.

        To join, see our membership page or contact Jim Darr, PVTC Membership Secretary, 2806 West George Mason Road, Falls Church VA 22042 ( or call 703-481-3530.

    Thank you,
    Craig Chasse
    Craig Chasse, President
    Potomac Valley Track Club