About Our Club
Founded over 40 years ago, the Prospect Park Track Club (PPTC) is Brooklyn's largest and most active running club, with a membership that extends well beyond the neighborhoods surrounding Prospect Park.
Benefits for Members
We have a lot to offer runners of every age and ability, including monthly meetings often with guest speakers, group runs, coached speed workouts, a great club picnic and relay in the summer and an awards party in the winter.
The Cherry Tree 10 Miler and 3-person Relay and the Turkey Trot 5 Miler on Thanksgiving Day are our two premier races for local runners. Beginning in late May, we host our classic seven-race speed series every other Wednesday evening. Rain or shine, on New Year's Day you'll see us in the park for Harry's Handicap, our famous 3.35-mile race with a staggered start - so anybody can win. Many of the recurring Brooklyn races owe their start to the mentoring and assistance they received from PPTC.
If you're a marathoner, PPTC provides great support before and after your race, including group training runs through the summer and fall as you build your mileage, an organized running tour of the "last 10 miles" of the NYC Marathon course, a bus to the NYC Marathon start from Brooklyn and, after your triumphant race, an indoor meeting area and party near the finish line at Central Park.
And for the Hooligans...
Runners are generally a wacky group and our other organized social events also live up to this billing, park runs followed informal socializing to our annual awards get-together. We organize some non-running social activities and are open to all suggestions. In the past we've gone bowling and ice skating, taken fall foliage tours up the Hudson and cheered the Brooklyn Cyclones. .
Most of all, PPTC offers the support and camaraderie of some of the greatest people you'll ever want to spend a few sweaty miles with. No matter what your age or ability, whether you are a beginner, a triathlete, a veteran marathoner, or even ultra-marathoner, there's a place for you in the Prospect Park Track Club!
Membership term starts immediately for new members. Renewals start on the day your old membership expires. Login to this page on NYCRUNS to see your membership status. Individual annual membership costs $25. We also offer a 5 year option at $125. for individuals. Buy 5 years and get a 6th free!