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 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 and will be given instructions on how to claim their reward.