Volunteer Program

Volunteering is another incredible way to give back to the club, and by doing so, you will earn volunteer points (VPs). Members who earn 10 or more 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 (certain premium items may be excluded).

VPs are earned for volunteering at races or other activities. The breakdown is as follows:

1 – Help with charity event or community outreach (eg. Achilles guide or Prospect Park cleanup)
2 – Write a blog entry for the PPTC website
3 – Help with an activity (eg. pace leader, logistics)
4 – Volunteer for a small race (Al Goldstein or Harry's Handicap)
4 – Help with a large social activity (e.g. Brooklyn Half Picnic, NYCM Activities)
5 – Organize activity (e.g. new member run, destination run, etc.)
5 – Volunteer at a large race (Cherry Tree or Turkey Trot)
5 – Be an active member of a committee

Some things that do not 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 volunteer@pptc.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 and will be given instructions on how to claim their reward.