40th annual series .  .  .  for walkers and runners of every age

Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 South 2nd Street, Arlington, Virginia 22204

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Sponsored by
ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

presenting really nice bright green cinch bags to race walk champions and one-mile race winners
If it hurts, call ACE-PT first -- 703-205-1233

  • Free for young athletes up to 8th grade (and you get a ribbon for finishing!)
  • $3/meet for high school students
  • $4/meet for PVTC or DCRRC members
  • $5/meet for non-members


  • Events: 800m/1500m/3000m racewalks, 55m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1 mile, 3000m, and 5000m runs, plus free race walk clinic

  •   6:00 PM Doors Open
  •   6:15 PM Race walks - choose your distance: 400 meter, 800m, 1500m, one mile, & 3000m - one heat, followed by
  •   7:00 PM Race walk clinic for young athletes
  •   6:45 PM      55-Meter Run, heats by age and gender
  •   7:30 PM   One-Mile Run, with heats: children, women, elite, open, masters
  •   8:00 PM    400-Meter Run & 4x400 Relay, heats by age and gender
  •   8:30 PM    800-Meter Run, heats by age and gender
  •   9:00 PM    200-Meter Run & 4x200 Relay, heats by age and gender
  •   9:30 PM    3000-Meter (15 laps) & 5000-meter (25 laps), one heat only


  • No need to enter individual events when you register
  • Please listen for the calls for your event(s)
  • We issue calls for each event about 10 minutes before the event begins.
  • "First call" means begin forming groups by age & gender
  • "Second call" means first heat is about to start
  • "Final call" means last heat is about to start
  • Note: We record individual times only in the race walks, 1-mile, 3000-meter, and 5000-meter, but not in the shorter events.
  • Procedures (by Don Riggs, z"l)
  • Set-up of the track for safety (by Jon Dachos)
  • Track:   Fast soft urethane four-lane 200-meter indoor track · 8+ laps to the mile, 22.5-meter turn radius.
  • If you use starting blocks for 55-meter, please bring your own
  • NO SPIKES: NOT METAL, NOT PLASTIC, NOT CERAMIC.   No food allowed in the gym.
  • Directions: From DC or Capital Beltway (I-495), take Arlington Blvd (Route 50) to Glebe Road (Route 120) southbound to 2nd Street South. At the 7-11, turn left (east). TJ is on your left. Parking is free.
  • Or from Route 50, turn south on Irving Street and right (west) onto 2nd Street South.
  • Or from I-395, take Glebe Road (Route 120) northbound 3 miles to 2nd Street South, then turn right to TJ.
  • For more info: call 703-927-4833 and leave a message · For PVTC, 703-481-3530
  • Conducted in co-operation with Arlington Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Resources.
  • Ribbons for every youth finisher, thanks to POTOMAC VALLEY TRACK CLUB      www.pvtc.org
  • Free for children up to 8th grade
  • $  3.00 per meet for high school students -- ( $8 for all 3 meets before December 31)
  • $  4.00 per meet for PVTC members -- ($11 for all 3 meets before December 31)
  • $  5.00 per meet for all others -- ($14 for all 3 meets before December 31)
  • Students up to 8th grade may enter free using this form
    Send this form and your check to PVTC, 611 South Ivy Street, Arlington VA 22204
    To register students up to 8th grade (free), you may fax your entry to 703-521-6157

    Name ___________________________________ Phone ________________________ M/F ____ Age on day of meet _______

    Address ________________________________ City, State, ZIP _________________________________________________

    E-mail ________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth ___-___-______

    Expect me: [__] JANUARY 13   [__] JANUARY 27   [__] FEBRUARY 10   [__] All 3

    [_] Free (Students up to 8th grade)               (Student up to 8th grade may use this form)
    [_] $3 per meet x__ meets (high school students)  ($ 8 for all 3 meets before December 31) 
    [_] $4 per meet x__ meets (PVTC members)          ($11 for all 3 meets before December 31) 
    [_] $5 per meet x__ meets (all others)            ($14 for all 3 meets before December 31) 
    [_] To help keep these meets free for children, here is a donation of $ ______ .  Total enclosed: $ ______
    [_] I will help as a volunteer. Please call me. WE NEED TIMERS FOR 55-METER - 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM

    For more info about volunteering, see http://pvtc.org/timers.htm or e-mail PVTCSECRETARY@GMAIL.COM

    I know running a race is a potentially hazardous activity.  I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained.  I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relevant to my ability to safely complete this event.  I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, and conditions of the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me.  Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release all sponsors, including Arlington County VA, their elected and appointed officials and employees, Potomac Valley Track Club, RRCA, USATF, their officers, directors, agents, and employees, and all officials of this event from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.  I understand this event is conducted under the regulations of Arlington County VA.  I agree to release my name and photo for publicity purposes.  I understand that my name and address will be provided to the sponsors of this event.  Parent or guardian must sign for children under 18. 

    Signature (Parent or Guardian if under 18) __________________________________________ Date ______________

  • Indoor Meets in the Potomac Valley Region:
  • Sundays, January 13, January 27, February 10, 2019 -- PVTC indoor meets at Thomas Jefferson Community Center -- 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA -- Doors open at 6:00 PM -- First event at 6:15 PM - race walks, 55m, 1 mile, 400m, 800m, 200m, 3000m, 5000m - done by 10:00 PM
  • Friday-Sunday, March 1-3, 2019 -- USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships -- JDL Fast Track, Winston-Salem NC

  • Sundays, December 16, 2018; January 6, January 20, January 27, and February 24, 2019 -- Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex, Landover MD <-- | Complete information (PDF) -->

  • Meets at The Armory, 216 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032 -- Meet Director: Bassett Thompson (212-923-1803 x7011, bthompson@armorytrack.com) | Complete information
  • Friday-Sunday, March 1-3, 2019 -- USATF Masters Indoor Championships, JDL Fast Track, Winston-Salem NC | Cover Page


    Indoor tracks in DC Area:
  • PG Sports and Learning Complex -- open to the public free mornings 6-10 am -- 200-meter oval
  • Thomas Jefferson Community Center -- open to the public, $8 for Arlington residents; $16 for others -- 200-meter oval
  • Episcopal High School -- open odd hours -- 200-meter oval banked track
  • Georgetown University Yates Field House -- formerly $5 per visit with GU host, maybe more now -- 176-meter oval
  • George Mason University Field House -- closed to the public, except on special occasions -- 200-meter oval
  • Some private gyms have 10-lap-per-mile indoor tracks