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Potomac Valley Track Club receives Arlington County's "DO FOR KIDS CHAMPION" award

  • On Thursday, May 10, Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families presented its annual "Do For Kids Champion" award to Potomac Valley Track Club.
  • On APCYF's press release, they wrote, "PVTC, an all-year training program for young athletes in competitions such as running, walking, jumping and throwing, is changing young peoples' lives by teaching students values of hard work, practice, setting goals, helping one another, and building relationships with mentors. Along the way, young athletes also learn about nutrition, posture, balance, strength, flexibility. PVTC creates an environment that is family-oriented and focused on helping youth mature as athletes and as people. The organization is volunteer-driven by a multitude of excellent local and highly competitive athletes of all generations, including "ancient seniors" in their 80s and 90s – proving to young athletes that running can be a lifetime sport, if nurtured well!"
  • PVTC is now listed on APCYF's List of Champions, and many photos by APCYF's Michael Swisher are up'n'running.
  • PVTC board chair James Pearce, president Craig Chasse, and secretary Jay Jacob Wind, along with director Jerry Bookin-Weiner and treasurer Jen Stephens, attended the presentation and received the award on behalf of PVTC.
    PVTC board chairman James Pearce, president Craig Chasse, and secretary Jay Jacob Wind

    Donate to Potomac Valley Track Club

  • We are a 501(c)3 tax-deductible charitable organization, FEIN 23-7211279. You can donate via PayPal to PVTCTREASURER@GMAIL.COM
  • Thank you!

    Upcoming Potomac Valley Track Club events

  • Our all-comers track & field meet on Saturday, August 18, is at Edison High School track, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria VA 22310
  • See our web page www.pvtc.org/outdoor for details on upcoming all-comers track & field meets

  • Our annual championship Potomac Valley Games track & field meet is Saturday-Sunday, September 1-2, at T.C. Williams High School track, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314
  • See our web page www.pvtc.org/pvgames to register for Potomac Valley Games

  • Our annual Cranberry Crawl is Saturday, November 17, at East Potomac Park Golf Course entrance, 970 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC
  • Complete information and pre-registration
  • Dedicated to PETER BLANK
  • 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

  • Our annual Christmas Caper is Saturday, December 15, at East Potomac Park Golf Course entrance, 970 Ohio Drive SW, 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
    Welcome to 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 (pvtcmembership@gmail.com) or call 703-481-3530.

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