Running Shorts – June 26

After two years of construction, the Klingle Valley Trail opened Saturday. The roughly .7-mile trail runs beneath Connecticut Avenue NW, between Courtland Street NW and ending at the bottom of Porter Street NW in Rock Creek Park. WAMU tells the 27-year story of the trail’s transformation from

Running Shorts – June 19

• Lake Braddock won the girls distance medley relay at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. over the weekend. The team of Shannon Browning (3:35 for 1200 meters), Skyla Davidson (0:58 for 400 meters), Samantha Schwers (2:11 for 800 meters) and Kate Murphy (5:03 for 1600

Sports Bra Squad hits D.C. streets

Women in D.C. are ditching their shirts for their runs: It’s not about looking cute or beating the heat; it’s about striking the conversation of body positivity and how empowering being a woman is. “We want to change the mentality to recognize our accomplishments [as runners] and

Running Shorts – June 5

The Swamp Trail on Roosevelt Island will be closed for roughly three months while the impact of the Emerald Ash Borer is studied. The Tysons Corner Potomac River Running will close and move to 111 Maple Ave. in Vienna this summer. Northern Virginia runners dominated the girls’

Three trail incidents in two days

Three mid-May incidents on trails prompt runners to be aware of their surroundings A runner found a woman unconscious and severely injured May 16 on the C&O Canal Towpath behind Dean and Deluca in Georgetown A man groped a woman walking on a Chantilly-area bike path May 15 A

Running Shorts – May 30

American University track and cross country coach Matt Centrowitz will end his career as the Eagles coach Sept. 1. He plans to promote his book Like Father, Like Son and help coach said son, Matthew. After serving nearly a year in an interim role, Julie Culley has

Celebrate Running: Missing Dillon

The Jutras family has been running the Army Ten-Miler since 2003. In that time, the team composition has changed, and so has the reason they run. Pierre and Julia ran with their eldest son, Dillon, and their daughter Heather. They took a year off and came back

Weather conditions to get tougher for runners from here on out

Runners who enjoyed the mild start to May were reminded Wednesday morning that conditions can get uncomfortable and downright dangerous quickly. And more likely than not, tough temperature and humidity will be a factor for the next few months. Nowhere was that more apparent than at the

Running Shorts – May 15

Montgomery Parks is holding a public hearing Thursday, May 25. The public is invited to testify in person, in support of or with recommendations for changes or additions to the 2017 Park Recreation Open Space draft plan. The hearing will be held at the Montgomery Regional Office at 8787

It’s not a race…parkrun finds its footing around D.C.

It’s Saturday morning on Fletcher’s Cove. A crowd of runners huddle together on the C&O Canal Towpath, ready to start their watches and run. At first glance, this may look like just a normal 5k, but on closer inspection, something is off. There are dogs in the