PRTC has grown steadily over the past year. We recently crossed the 100 member threshold and need more organizational help than ever. This makes us very excited to announce our annual election for board of directors.
The 2019-2020 term will be an important one for PRTC. We have high hopes of a strong showing at USATF Club XC Nationals in our backyard (Lehigh) and 2020 brings the promise of an Olympic year. Given our burgeoning size and aspirations, we will be expanding the board to 7 positions. We are hopeful to attract many candidates.
Serving on the board offers an opportunity to give back to our running community. Roles require a fair amunt of time and dedication, but can be highly rewarding and fun. Please consider applying for any of the below positions.
President - Sets club direction in coordination with board and works to achieve agreed upon goals. Seeks grants and manages sponsors. Acts as intermediary between PRTC and USATF. Edits weekly newsletter. Provides support to other board members as needed.
Vice President - Responsible for oversight and management of club finances. Ensures club stays compliant with non-profit reporting standards and maintains healthy administrative practices. Develops fundraising opportunities.
Men's Director - Oversees men's team. Recruits new members, manages roster, travel grants, and faciliates runs/workouts. Rallies membership in support of team goals like USATF Club XC Nationals, Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix, and other events.
Women's Director - Oversees women's team. Recruits new members, manages roster, travel grants, and faciliates runs/workouts. Rallies membership in support of team goals like USATF Club XC Nationals, Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix, and other events.
Communications Director - Manages social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Sets public relations strategy. Conducts press outreach. Goals include: raising PRTC's profile, showcasing membership/results, and representing sponsors.
Men's Elite Coordinator - Manages men's elite team. Recruits new members. Assists with administration of travel grant program, elite marketing, sponsorships, and coordinates race efforts/training groups.
Women's Elite Coordinator - Manages women's elite team. Recruits new members. Assists with administration of travel grant program, elite marketing, sponsorships, and coordinates race efforts/training groups.
Candidates will be accepted from July 14th - July 20th. The ballot will be announced on July 21st.
Elections will be held during the week of August 3rd to August 10th. Results posted August 11th. One year term starts immediately. The board has historically met 4 to 6 times per year and communicates largely through email. Please reach out if any questions.
We are also open to adding non-board positions. Roles may include:
Webmaster - Charged with keeping our website modern and updated.
Social Events Coordinator - Plans club social events.
Other: Send us any ideas you have!
Confirm desire to appear on ballot here. Form includes entry space for non-board roles.
Belmar, NJ: Kieran Sutton ran the 43rd annual Belmar Five Mile on Saturday morning. He did well in the heat and showed off some big gains in fitness as he took a comanding overall win. Kieran's 24:49 bested second place's JP Flavin's 25:07 effort. Nice work!
Kieran Sutton: 24:49 (1st)
Full results here.
Washington D.C: The Eastern Track League had their series final and PRTC was represented by Carey Celata in the women's 800m. She broke her own club record by approximately 1 second and ran a very fast 2:07.72. Congrats, what a season!
Carey Celata: 2:07.72
Full results here.
Upcoming Runs, Events, & Races
Tuesday: 6:30 PM from Lloyd (Confirm workout parameters & partners via Slack.)
Sunday: Long run at 9:00 AM from Lloyd Hall.
July 18th, 2019: Philly 10k Training Run to Diadora/Bok from Philadelphia Runner Center City (6 PM)
August 15th, 2019: Philly 10k Training Run to Philadelphia Brewing Co. from PR Center City (6 PM)
August 23rd, 2019: Philly 10k Training Run to Cherry Street Pier from PR Center City (6 PM)
July 16th, 2019: Henderson All Comers Track Meet (West Chester, PA)
July 24th, 2019: Henderson All Comers Track Meet (West Chester, PA)
August 8th, 2019: Midsummer Night 5k Series (Wynnewood, PA)
August 10th, 2019: Philadelphia Mayor's Cup (Philadelphia, PA)
August 24th, 2019: Belmont Hall of Fame XC Classic (Philadelphia, PA)
August 25th, 2019: The Philly 10k (Philadelphia, PA)
September 7th, 2019: 9/11 Heroes Run (Philadelphia, PA)
September 8th, 2019: The Main Line Run 5k (Wayne, PA) *
September 15th, 2019: Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
September 29th, 2019: BWM-Berlin Marathon (Berlin, Germany)
October 5th, 2019: Paul Short Invitational (Bethlehem, PA)
October 12th, 2019: Jack Saint Clair XC (Philadelphia, PA)
October 12th, 2019: Hartford Marathon (Hartford, CT)
October 13th, 2019: Delaware Distance Classic 15k (Delaware City, DE) *
October 13th, 2019: Chicago Marathon (Chicago, IL)
November 3rd, 2019: Marshall Half Marathon (Huntington, WV)
November 3rd, 2019: New York Marathon (New York, NY)
November 3rd, 2019: Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge (Camden, NJ) *
November 23rd, 2019: Philadelphia Half Marathon (Philadelphia, PA) *
November 23rd, 2019: Rothman 8k (Philadelphia, PA) *
November 24th, 2019: Philadelphia Marathon (Philadelphia, PA) *
December 8th, 2019: California International Marathon (Sacramento, CA)
December 14th, 2019: USATF Club XC Nationals (Bethlehem, PA)
February 29th, 2020: US Olympic Team Trials - Marathon (Atlanta, GA)