We welcome any club member who would like to be part or our 2022 USATF team!
PCVRC is the only Delaware running club that participates in the Mid Atlantic USATF Long Distance Running program. We have a long history of success in both the Grand Prix (road) and Off-Road (trail) race series competing as a team as well as in age group categories against running clubs from the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey regions.
Join Our Team!
The road race (Grand Prix) series is split into a spring and fall events. Spring highlights include the Haddonfield NJ 5k in March, and the Broad Street Run. The fall season kicks off in September with the Main Line 5k, and the Delaware Distance Classic 15k concluding in Philadelphia with the Marathon running festival in November. The off – road (trail) series consists of mostly 10k events held March thru late November.
We typically carpool to the races and often gather for 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 in the greater Philadelphia region. Please consider joining the USATF and coming out with the PCVRC team for new adventures in these events.
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 a current 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 challenge as well as the individual performance categories. USATF membership supports running programs throughout the region and country.
How to join team
- Join PCVRC ($25/yr)
- Join USATF ($30/yr)
- Affiliate PCVRC as my USATF club (#0025) each year.
- Contact one of our team coordinators (see below). Encourage other runners to join the club, or ask a PCVRC member to participate in one or more USATF races.
Long Distance Running USATF team
Participation is key! Fast or slow, 100% ready to race or not, we need to field a complete squad (minimum of 5 with at least 1 woman) at each event. Consider joining the team for a race while incorporating it into your training plans for a goal race or competing in an event as a workout. We need to have a broad group of participants to keep us in the hunt for the year-end club and individual awards.
PCVRC has a been an annual contender in the club challenge competition for the Grand Prix and Off-Road series which are held during the spring and fall. Our history of success is based on your participation.
We look forward to seeing you on the roads & trails!
2022 PCVRC Racing Team Update
Lynn Knothe, Team Coordinator
The 2022 Mid-Atlantic USATF Grand Prix and Off-Road series are off to a running start. Pike Creek Valley Running Club currently sits in second place in the Grand Prix after one event. There have been 3 events in the Off-Road series to date, however PCVRC opted not to field teams for the first 2 events out of an abundance of caution. Results for the third event are not available at this time.
On February 19, seventeen club members braved the cold and windy conditions at the Fireside Frostbite 5 Mile in Ambler, PA. Kaitlyn Kramer and Elizabeth Swierzbinski turned in outstanding performances by finishing as 1st and 3rd females overall! Congratulations to Sarah Rusk, Alison McCann, Betty Olmstead, Anthony Swierzbinski, Pete LoBianco, Dave Wiechecki, Tom Steenkamer, and Chuck Crabb for placing top 3 in age groups at this competitive event!
A small crew took on the trails on April 2 at the Tyler Arboretum 10k trail run. Team scores are not yet tabulated. Special congratulations to Jeff Painter for placing second in 60-69 and Betty Olmstead for winning the 70-79 age group. Tom Steenkamer, Bill Rose, Andrea Rubinoff, and Lynn Knothe all traversed the hilly, muddy terrain. See pictures below of some of the club’s competitors in action.
The next race in the Grand Prix is the Valley Forge Revolutionary Run 5 Miler on April 24. Please note there is no race day registration as this event takes place on National Parks property. The next event in the Off-Road series is the Coventry Woods 10k on May 22. A complete listing of Grand Prix events can be found at https://www.mausatf.com/grandprix-events/, the Off-Road events are at https://www.mausatf.com/off-road-events/. Members who compete in a minimum of 4 series races are eligible to receive a club singlet and will receive a complimentary club membership for the following year.