Race Walk With Us!

Please add to your September calendar:
  • Tim Good Memorial One Hour Walk, Sunday, September 30 at T.C. Williams High School track, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA
  • Race begins at 9:00 AM
  • Joint association championship with Virginia Association.
  • Also participating in the Global One Hour, so if you are a PVTC member, we cover that cost for you.
  • In the afternoon of the same day is PVTC annual picnic with awards and election of the PVTC Board at home of Mike Cannon, 8232 Silverline Drive, Fairfax Station VA
  • Picnic begins at 4:00 PM, and awards are given at 5:00 PM
  • PVTC members Art and Becky Klein head to Greenville SC to participate in the National One-Hour Championship on Sunday, October 28
  • Art is racing, and Becky serves as a judge
  • Race Walk Clinics


    Potomac Valley Track Club, long one of the premier race walking clubs in the country, hosts race walk clinics for beginning and experienced race walkers.

    Race walking has an efficient, smooth, flowing style and can be an enjoyable addition to your fitness program; it is also a local and international competitive sport at all levels, including the Olympics.

    Depending on your choice of intensity level, it can range from moderate exercise to a fast-paced, highly aerobic, full-body workout. It is a far lower-impact sport than running and provides comparable conditioning benefits for your health.


  • Jim Wass coaches most Tuesday evenings around 6:30 PM and Saturday mornings around 7:00 AM, at Montgomery Blair High School on the outdoor track adjacent to Route 29, just outside the I-495 Capital Beltway. Contact Jim (301-257-1348, Jim@jimwass.com for more info
  • Art Klein coaches every Wednesday at 7:00 PM outdoors at T.C. Williams High School track, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA. During these one-hour sessions, Art coaches specific exercises to improve form and walk faster. Contact Art (831-234-1739, kleinwalk@comcast.net for more info
  • In addition, 90 minutes before the start of each of PVTC's all-comers outdoor track meets, we offer a drop-in clinic at 7:00 AM, again coached by Art Klein.

    Meet dates and locations:

  • Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Robinson High School, Fairfax, VA
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018, at T. C. Williams High School, Alexandria, VA
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Wakefield High School, Arlington VA
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Edison High School, Alexandria, VA
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Wakefield High School, Arlington VA

    Each clinic offers three elements:

  • Basics of racewalking for beginners
  • Technique and aerobic workouts for intermediates
  • Racing strategy and tips for everyone

    Meet us on the track. Wear workout shorts/shoes. For outdoor workouts, a hat and sunscreen are a good idea. Bring water.

    You can drop in at any of the clinics; no pre-registration is required. Each clinic provides beginning instruction for new participants, together with continuing drills and workouts for those who return for additional sessions.

    Students can immediately put their training into practice at the all-comers meets. Each outdoor meet begins with a 3000-meter race walk competition as the first event, starting at 8:30 AM, followed by a one-mile racewalk later in the meet for those who want to try a shorter distance.

    For directions to the venue and updated information about the club's all-comers meets, please see www.pvtc.org/outdoor.html

    The clinics are free.

    A clinic is cancelled if an all-comers meet is cancelled, e.g., due to pouring rain or lightning.

    Check the club hotline (703-481-3530) for last-minute information.

    For further information about the clinics, please call Art and Becky Klein (571-402-7102) before 9:00 PM or write to boopwalk@yahoo.com