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Established in 1976, the Charlottesville Track Club (CTC) is the driving force behind running in Central Virginia.

Each year, the CTC directs some of the most popular local races including the New Year's Day 5KCharlottesville Women's 4 MilerCharlottesville Ten MilerBruce Barnes Mile, and All-Comers Summer Track Meet Series.  


These well-organized, not-for-profit races attract thousands of runners and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities annually.


The CTC wouldn't be what it is today without the contributions of people like Dave Murphy, Carol Finch, Skip Kinnier, and Bruce Barnes. Please take the time to learn more about these Charlottesville running legends and remember to thank every volunteer.​


Since its founding in 1976, the Charlottesville Track Club has supported the running community in Charlottesville. Focusing on philanthropy through not-for-profit races CTC has raised millions of dollars for charities. The Women’s 4-Miler, for instance, has raised more than $4 million for the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. In the process tens of thousands of women have completed the training and run the race.

Our members volunteer at local races, helping runners navigate race day and the course, but also meet up with others of the same mindset, and running, training together builds the bond of true friendships. The bonds are reinforced and friendships measured not not only with birthdays or anniversaries, but in a child’s first race, a training partner’s personal best or a Boston Qualifying Time.

If you would like to join the CTC, or re-up, please go to our online membership form.


CTC is organized to provide a structured organization for the purpose of promoting running as a sport and healthy lifestyle within our community. In furtherance of our purpose, CTC hosts group runs, fun runs, training runs and programs on the road and/or track, hosts education lectures about topics of interest for runners, provides awards for club members, hosts social events for members, and all such other things as may be conducive to the encouragement of running. CTC also engages in community activities, to publicize by appropriate means, the benefits of running as a means of physical fitness to improve the health status of people in our community. CTC’s support of non-profit running events helps raise funds in the local community.


Annual dues structure:
Individuals: $20 per year
Families: $25 per year (**Up to two adults and all children under the age of 18)
​Seniors (age 65+): $10 per year
Youth (age 3-18): Free ($0 per year) - preschool to high school
Students: $10 per year - Full time student age 18-23
Sponsors: $50 per year
Friends of CTC: $100 per year
CTC Benefactor: $250 per year

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