Members who earn 10 or more volunteer points (VPs) in a calendar year are eligible for a reward. Reward options are:
- 1 year of membership dues
- Free entry into either the Turkey Trot or Cherry Tree race
- One piece of PPTC gear
VPs are earned for volunteering at races or other activities. The breakdown is as follows:
|Help with charity event or community outreach (e.g. Achilles guide or Prospect Park cleanup)||1|
|Be an active member of a committee||5|
|Write a blog entry for the PPTC website||2|
|Help with an activity (e.g. pace leader, logistics)||3|
|Volunteer for a small race (Al Goldstein or Harry’s Handicap)||4|
|Help with large social activity (e.g. Brooklyn Half Picnic, NYCM Activities)||4|
|Organize activity (e.g. new member run, destination run, etc)||5|
|Volunteer at large race (Cherry Tree or Turkey Trot)||5|
Some things that DON’T COUNT for credit: running races, cheering at races, participating in Coach Tony’s speed classes, attending the monthly meeting.
The Volunteer Committee tracks volunteering for the following activities:
- Harry’s Handicap
- Al Goldstein Series
- NYC Marathon-related events (last 10 mile run, marathon-day bus send-off, and reunion meet-up at the elementary school)
- Turkey Trot
- Cherry Tree
For all other activities, members must self-report their volunteering, by emailing a record of their activities to firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of said activity.
Starting in 2018, members will be notified by January 31 of the following year if they have earned enough points for a reward. They will be given instructions on how to claim their reward.