We welcome any club member who would like to be part or our 2018 USATF team!
(scroll down for 2017 recap)
PCVRC competes against other club teams in USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix and Off-Road Race Series each year. You don’t have to be fast to play a role and enjoy participating in events that you may not have entered on you own. Carpool with us, root for each other and celebrate with friends!
Join Our Team!
We strongly encourage all club members to consider joining in one or both of the USTAF race series. Carpooling to the events creates a nice social atmosphere and often includes post-race dining and refreshments. We don’t need you to commit to the entire race series or be one of the fastest in your respective age group to participate. The races are well organized and offer a variety of lengths and locations. Please consider joining the USATF and coming out with the PCVRC team for new adventures in these races.
Note: All club members who hold active USATF membership and complete a minimum of 4 MA-USATF races are eligible to receive complimentary PCVRC club dues the following year.*
*Club membership fee reimbursement for completing 4 races in the MA-USTAF race series requires an active USATF membership at the time of the race. The intent of the reimbursement is to encourage members to be eligible to participate in the club team score for the series. USATF membership supports running programs throughout the region and country.
How to join team
- Pay annual dues for PCVRC and USATF.
- Affiliate PCVRC as my USATF club (#0025) each year.
- Encouraged other runners to join the club, or ask a PCVRC member to participate in one or more USATF races.
Join USATF ($30/year)
Participation is key! Fast or slow, 100% ready to race or not, we need to field a complete squad at each event. Racing as a workout, or 75% effort, is infinitely better than 4 runners giving it their all without a 5th to complete the team. Besides bragging rights with the 7 other clubs, there’s the financial incentive: a 2nd on the the Road & 3rd on the Trails will pay $900 prize money this year – this goes towards team-members club dues for following year!
We look forward to seeing you on the roads & trails!
2017 Team Recap
Tom Steenkamer, Team Coordinator
PCVRC had 30 participants compete in the 2017 Mid Atlantic USATF Grand Prix (road) series. We had runners in all 11 events and fielded a scoring team in 10 of them. There were 13 regional running clubs participating the Grand Prix series. PCVRC finished the 2017 season in 4th place in the highly competitive Grand Prix club challenge. Our 4th place finish earned the club $475!
The 2017 Off Road (trail) series consisted of 8 races held between February and November. The club had 28 members compete in the trail race series and had a scoring team in all 8 events. For the first time in club history PCVRC claimed 1st place in the Off Road club challenge! The club received $675 for our finish. A portion of this prize money goes back to support our MA-USATF racers. A priority for this year is getting updated racing team singlets.
Along with our club level accomplishments there are a number of team members who received USATF awards for their individual performances. The Grand Prix series recognizes the top 10 men and women age grade performances who have competed in a minimum of 6 events during the season. In 2017 the following club members were recognized for Top AG series performance – Greg Cauller, John Costello, Beth Howlett, and Dave Wiechecki. In addition the Grand Prix recognized the top 3 performers within 5 year age groups – Greg Cauller, Zach Chupa, Keith Crispin, Matt Cutrona, Mike Digennaro, Allison Emmons, Bill Farquhar, Erin Giampietro, Gerry Herman, Brenda Hodge, Beth Howlett, Lynn Knothe, Mike O’Brian, Betty Olmstead, and Dave Wiechecki. The off-road series also recognizes the top 3 performers in 10 year age groups – Greg Cauller, Bill Farquhar, Lynn Knothe, Tim Schuler, and Bill Steele.
We’d love to have more club members join us in 2018. The first road race of the year the Ambler 5 mile run held on Saturday, February 17th. The off road season kicks off in March with a brand new event, the Brandywine Red Clay 10k on Sunday, March 4th. We try to carpool to these events so please contact me in advance if you are interested. There’s only one requirement to participate for PCVRC – you members must also join the USATF. (Annual membership is $30.) There’s often a group post-race gathering for socializing and food. Please contact Tom if you have interest in participating this year.
Thanks and good running for the coming year.