After much consideration, we have decided to change our membership structure to include dues. We believe this will help make PRTC a larger and more competitive club. Our goal is to become a group where everyone from local racing devotees, to Boston Marathon qualifiers, and Olympic hopefuls feel at home.
Implementing dues will help us continue our growth. We’ll be able to offer more benefits and hope to improve “buy-in” among members. This should result in increased participation at races and workouts. As always, the best thing we offer at PRTC will continue to be our training groups.
In return for a $50 annual due members will receive:
2018 USATF registration paid for and handled by PRTC ($30 value)
Discount at Philadelphia Runner (via new PRTC Member Cards)
Consideration for elite entry to Broad Street & Philadelphia Marathon Weekend races
Continued access to our private email lists
Discounts for local races and team rates at fitness centers as available
Inclusion on our website’s roster page
Additional support (race entries/social events) as possible
To secure 2018 membership: Send a $50 check made out to Philadelphia Runner Track Club to Kevin Brandon at 822 N. Pennock Street; Philadelphia, PA; 19130. For those that have already purchased USATF membership for 2018, $20 will suffice.
PRTC remains a non-profit and will continue to be managed by our all-volunteer board. Here’s to our next chapter!
Kevin Brandon – President
Justin Simard – Vice President
Kylie Pearse – Women’s Captain
Chris Mateer – Men’s Captain
Announcing “PRTC Elite”
In related news, we have formed “PRTC Elite” with assistance from Philadelphia Runner! This program will benefit the club by providing enhanced support to our top performers as we work to attract and retain elite local runners.
Generally speaking, members who are aiming to achieve milestones like qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials will be eligible. Track, trail, ultra, road, XC, and Masters accomplishments will also be considered.
Kylie and Chris will be reaching out shortly to those who have been identified for the program. Please direct questions to them as well as referrals!
Upcoming Runs, Events & Races
Tuesday: Email list to plan workout. No official meet up this week.
Sunday: Long Run 8:30 AM at Lloyd Hall
January 20th, 2018: Collegeville Track Classic (Collegeville, PA)
January 27th, 2018: PA Championship Snowshoe 5k Race (Spring Mount, PA)
February 17th, 2018: Frostbite 5 Miler (Ambler, PA) * “USATF” for discount
March 17th, 2018: Haddonfield Adrenaline 5k (Haddonfield, NJ) *
March 24th, 2018: Back on My Feet 5-Miler (Philadelphia, PA) “PRTC18” for discount
March 25th, 2018: Love Run (Philadelphia, PA)
April 7th, 2018: Hot Chocolate 15k/5k (Philadelphia, PA)
April 16th, 2018: Boston Marathon (Boston, MA)
April 22nd, 2018: Valley Forge Rev Run 5 Miler (Valley Forge, PA) * “100DAYS” for discount
April 26th, 2018: Penn Relays (Philadelphia, PA)
April 29th, 2018: The New Jersey Half & Full Marathon (Monmouth, NJ)
May 6th, 2018: Broad Street Run (Philadelphia, PA) *
June 2nd, 2018: Scott Coffee Run (Moorestown, NJ) *
* Denotes USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix Event