Welcome to Potomac Valley Track Club

  • Welcome from club president Craig Chasse
  • Join PVTC or renew your membership | by mail (HTML) | (DOC) | (PDF) | by credit card via Active.Com
  • As a PVTC member, you get numerous benefits including discounts at PVTC events, cool team swag like a PVTC singlet for competing for PVTC at regional/national meets, e.g. USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships (March 14-16 in Boston MA), input at monthly meetings, and the opportunity to join committees to make PVTC even better
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  • In memoriam
        • In 2014, we bid farewell to club members Norm Brand and Edward Seeger.
        • In 2013, we bid farewell to club members Scott Bentley, Carla Convery, and Tim Good.


  • Next monthly club meeting:
  • Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:30 PM
  • Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 South 16th Street, Arlington VA (703-228-0935)
  • Send agenda items to Craig Chasse


  • PVTC in the news
  • August 19, 2014 -- "Age No Limit for Masters Track and Field Athletes" -- by Lindsey Holden in SB Nation


  • Potomac Valley Games championship track & field meet, Saturday-Sunday, August 30-31
  • USATF Potomac Valley Association Open Men's, Women's, and Masters Championships
  • T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA 22302
  • Schedule of Events
  • SATURDAY, August 30 -- Athletes 14 & Under (+ some events for Athletes 15 & over) + Mark Richards Pentathlon
  • SUNDAY, August 31 -- Athletes 15 & Over + Throws Pentathlon
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your event on race day
  • Meet records, adults | PDF
  • Meet records, youth | PDF
  • Registration is now open
    Enter on-line by August 27 and save $3.50 per event:
    Enter by mail:
    Athletes 14 & under
    Athletes 15-18
    Athletes 19 & older
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    PDF
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  • Directions: From I-395, take King Street (Route 7) east. Cross Quaker Lane. Parking lot is on the right, west of the school
  • Track: All-weather seven-lane 400 meter track. Short spikes (1/4" or less) only.
  • Javelin will be thrown off grass.
  • We use Fully-Automatic Timing and wind gauges.


  • One-Hour Race Walk in memory of Tim Good and 5K Track Run
  • Please join us on Sunday, September 28, at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA, for a practice training session. | MAP
  • Directions to track events: from King Street, turn south on Radford Street. Continue past school to parking behind the track.
  •   9:00 AM - One-Hour Race Walk on track
          • Sharon Good seeks helpers to count laps for the hour walk and may need one more judge. If you can help, call her at 301-622-3276.
  • 10:30 AM - 5-Kilometer Run on track
  • $4 members, $5 non-members
    Enter On-Line


  • PVTC Young Flyers youth track & field program
  • Our PVTC Young Flyers youth track & field program are Sundays, October 5 to December 14
  • Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA
  • Full information on Young Flyers
  • Volunteer to bring snacks on any date or to help at the final meet
  • Registration is now open for this program
    Enter on-line   Enter by mail Confirm your registration


  • 2015 All-Comers Indoor Track & Field Meets at Thomas Jefferson Community Center
  • 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA
  • Sundays, January 11, January 25, and February 8, 2015
  • includes 800m/1500m/3000m racewalks, 55m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1 mile, 3000m, and 5000m runs, and throws clinics (discus, javelin, shot)
  • Free for young athletes up to 8th grade (and you get a ribbon for finishing!)
  • $3/meet for high school students ($8 for all three meets by December 15)
  • $4/meet for PVTC or DCRRC members ($11 for all three meets by December 15)
  • $5/meet for non-members ($14 for all three meets by December 15)
    Enter on-line | Confirm your entry
    Enter by mail, HTML Enter by mail, DOC Young athletes enter free

  • Monday Workouts
  • Our weekly OUTDOOR workouts are Mondays at Washington-Lee High School track, 1301 North Stafford Street, Arlington VA | Map | More Info
  • Every Monday -- 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Coaches: Eric Carlson (703-434-9680) and Jay Jacob Wind (703-927-4833)
  • Fee: The workouts are free, or you may donate $5 for the coach
  • Typical Workout: After warm-up, 2 X (50m run, 50m recovery, 100m run, 100m recovery, 200m run, 200m recovery, 400m run, 350m recovery)
  • In case of foul weather, we run 10x200 meters in the shelter of the parking ramp
  • In case of high school ball games on the field when the track is closed, we run repeats on the Stafford Street hill
        • 1 minute and back
        • 2 minutes and back
        • 3 minutes and back
        • Finally, up to the top at Lee Highway and back (about 4½ minutes)
  • Share: Besides these Mondays, you can share workouts via our Facebook page
  • More information: Contact Jay Jacob Wind, head coach
  • Join the PVTC-SPRINT e-mail group
    Enter on-line for training sessions

  • Wednesday Workouts
  • Our weekly INDOOR workouts are Wednesdays at Thomas Jefferson Community Center track, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA | Map | More Info (PDF)
  • Every Wednesday -- 6:30-7:30 PM -- primarily focused on race walk training
  • Fee: The workouts are free. Young athletes may enter TJ for free. Adults must either be members of TJ or pay a daily rate of $8 for Arlington residents, $16 for non-residents
  • Typical Workout includes instructions, flexibility drills, warm-up, short sprints, and recovery segments.
  • Share: Besides these Wednesdays, you can share workouts via our Facebook page
  • Join the PVTC-WALK e-mail group
  • Join the PVTC-SPRINT e-mail group
  • 2014 All-Comers Outdoor Track & Field Meets are over for the season
  • We thank Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Rd, Alexandria VA for welcoming us | MAP
  • We thank Edison High School's helpers for assisting at all meets in 2014 as a fund-raiser for their cross-country team
  • If your team wants to assist Edison's team at our all-comers meets in 2015, please contact Craig Chasse, 703-475-1310
  • SATURDAY-SUNDAY, August 30-August 31, 8:30 AM - Potomac Valley Games at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA | Full Information

  • Annual Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship
  • We always need volunteers - please call Rolland Elliott (301-292-1441) or write rvelliott2@verizon.net
  • 2014 Ed Barron Series
  • 2013 Ed Barron Series
  • PVTC's 2013 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship included 5 races:
  • Frequently-asked questions:
      How do I register?
    • Since our distance races are on National Park Service grounds, We cannot offer race-day registration onsite.
    • Until two weeks before each race, entries are $5.00 for members of PVTC, $10.00 for all others.
    • Then, up to three days before the race, entries are $10 for members, $15 for all others.
    • Then up to race day, entries are $20 for all.
  • For more information, write race director Rolland Elliott or call 301-292-1441.
  • PVTC Apparel
  • Potomac Valley Track Club is pleased to offer black long-sleeved warm-up t-shirts ($18.00), white short-sleeve t-shirts ($9.00), and white Coolmax®® competition singlets ($20)
  • Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Singlet options: male-cut tank top or female-cut tank top
  • Use the Half-page purchase form | Full-page purchase form
  • Individually lovingly hand-printed by our former chairman of the board Bobby Briggs
  • Print the form, fill it out, and send it
  • Please allow 3 weeks for delivery -- plan ahead to wear for your competitions
  • Annual Awards
  • Please join us in congratulating our 2012 annual club award winners | 2012
  • Previous years' award winners: | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2001 | History of PVTC awards
  • We honor our club presidents:
          • Ed Barron (8/1975-1/1978) • Sal Corrallo (1/1978-1/1981) • Rodney Johnson (1/1981-9/1983) • Francis Kelley (9/1983-4/1986) • Lynda M. Durfee (4/1986-1/1990)
          • William Hillman (1/1990-1/1993) • Bob Briggs (1/1993-7/1993) • John Martin (7/1993-7/1994) • Charles Scott Bentley (7/1994-5/1997) • Sal Corrallo (5/1997-10/2002) • Craig Chasse (10/2002-present)


  • Newsletter
  • Send photos and newsletter articles to Jim Barr
  • 2013 Potomac Valley Games are now history.
  • For complete tesults, see
  • Potomac Valley Games, Sunday, September 1, 2013 -- T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria VA
        • Men's Throws Pentathlon
        • Women's Throws Pentathlon
  • Potomac Valley Games, Saturday, August 31, 2013 -- Edison High School, Alexandria VA
        • Men's Pentathlon
        • Women's Pentathlon SabrinaAndRyan
  • Sabrina Sokol and Ryan Thomas set PVTC youth records in the high jump at Potomac Valley Games on Saturday, August 31.
  • Sabrina: 11-12 girls 1.40m
  • Ryan: 13-14 boys 1.66m
  • Photo by Kerry Thomas
  • 2009 USA Masters Indoor Championships
  • PVTC proudly hosted 2009 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, March 20-22, 2009, at
  • at Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, Landover MD
  • Complete Results | Photos by Tom Moran
  • PVTC Board adopts new by-laws
  • At our monthly club meeting on Monday, October 10, at 7:30 PM at Walter Community Center, 2909 16th Street South, Arlington VA, Potomac Valley Track Club adopted revised by-laws, the document that defines how we run our club.
  • A committee including Peter Blank, Craig Chasse, John Haubert, Jim Pearce, Jen Stephens, and Jay Jacob Wind drafted the proposed revised by-laws, and the monthly club meeting has considered them at two meetings.
  • You can read the revised by-laws side-by-side with the old by-laws as a web page or as a DOC file
    Other Links (not promoted, sponsored, or organized by PVTC)
  • July 17-20, 2014 -- USATF Masters Outdoor Championships, Winston-Salem NC
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015 -- Potomac River Run Marathon and Half-Marathon -- Carderock Recreation Area, C&O Canal Towpath, Maryland

  • TigerTurf Articles -- A History of Track and Field Sports on the Grass and Turf
  • Event Director Resource by Runner's World • includes Race Director Checklist
  • Road Race Management (rrm.com)
  • A brief guide to youth track & field meets in the DC area
  • Delaware Senior Olympics
  • USATF Masters Throws Pentathlon Scoring Table -- courtesy of Jerry Bookin-Weiner
  • Kristen Spencer of Launchsportperformance.com helps runners with hip rotation problems and hamstring tightness, issues we we suffer from as we get older. | Recommended by Robin Bennett Campbell
  • Sheila Farrell of Farrell & Associates Physical Therapy knows how to prevent weakness that we show in the neck area as we age. She a national senior champion in tennis. | Recommended by Robin Bennett Campbell
  • Ellen Harrington's running blog
  • "Running in the Rain -- Elementary students brave wet weather in annual Pyramid Challenge" -- in Springfield Connection, October 22, 2009 -- quotes Bob Briggs of PVTC | PDF
  • "Racing Against the Clock -- Marathon runners over 50 take off" -- in AARP Bulletin Today, October 22, 2009 -- quotes Jay Jacob Wind of PVTC | PDF
  • "In the Long Run, Boomers May Discover That Racewalking Is the Way to Go" -- in The Washington Post, June 9, 2009
  • "The Walk of the Town: Racewalking" -- in The Washington Post, August 5, 2008
  • USA Track & Field
  • USA Track & Field Potomac Valley Association
  • USATF Officials certification

  • Arlington Running Roundup, by Jay Jacob Wind
  • Implement Standards and in Excel
  • Training Runs in the DC Area
  • Links to other stuff
  • A Runner's Guide to Training Technique
  • STOP Sports Injuries Campaign
  • Podiatry Reference Guide
  • Pancreatica Walks or Runs to Fight Cancer
  • East Regional Meet
  • Calories Burned Calculator
  • Three Rivers Road Runners Club, Richmond VA
  • Adam Nelson's throwing website
  • Cartwheel shotput technique movie from The Netherlands
  • D.C. Road Runners Club (lists races)
  • Eldersburg Rogue Runners
  • FindSportsNow (lists races)
  • Hiking Forums
  • MastersTrack.com East Region meets
  • Maryland Throws Meets
  • Mile Split
  • National Elite Youth Ranking System
  • RacePacket (lists races)
  • Road Runners Club of America
  • Running Maryland
  • Team In Training
  • Track & Field resources
  • Washington DC multi-use trails
  • Washington Running Report (lists races)

  • Greenbrier (Yorktown High School) track calendar for August 2014
  • Wakefield High School track calendar for August 2014
  • Washington-Lee High School track calendar for August 2014

  • World Class Racewalking
  • Ethiopian Elites
  • Run Hundred - a log of popular workout music, sorted by beats per minute
  • Skinny Water
  • Official speared by javelin
  • Other local area meets
  • "Managing Your Anxieties in Racewalking" by Stan Popovich
  • "Do Not Stress Over Your Competition" by Stan Popovich
  • "Do Not Let Fear Affect Your Running" by Stan Popovich
  • Checklist for putting on a race
  • Assembling the skyhook (DOC) | (PDF)
  • Instructions for Manually Timing a Race (DOC) | (PDF)
  • Wireless Computer Interface User’s Guide for use with the Time Machine Sports Timing Systems

  • WMA Age-grading calculation 2006 (updated 2010) | Source: Howard Grubb
  • Multi-Events scoring, by Cheshire County Athletic Association
  • All American Standards of Excellence -- Track & Field | Men | Women
  • PVTC endorsed Arlington County's bond issue for parks & recreation in 2010 | in 2006 | in 2004 | in 2002

  • March 31, 2010 -- National Park Service Record of Determination for the public use guidelines for pedestrian and cycling special events within the George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Williams v. Cox Enterprises, Inc. et al. 62061. (159 Ga. App. 333) (283 SE2d 367) (1981)
  • 2003 Mass. Super. LEXIS 290,*;17 Mass. L. Rep. 4, Derek A. Lautieri v. Jorun G. Bae, releasing USA Triathlon and Boys and Girls Clubs of Metrowest from liability for a car crash druing a triathlon