Teams sharpen up for the postseason at Third Battle Invitational

Two Northern Virginia teams with hopes for making the state’s 6A meet under new challenges sharpened up for the post-season at the Third Battle Invitational, with J.E.B. Stuart’s boys and West Springfield’s girls getting the wins. West Springfield put four runners in the top 16 to edge

Maryland runners make themselves at home at Glory Days Invitational

Maryland runners made themselves at home at Virginia’s Bull Run Regional Park, winning the individual and team titles at the Glory Days Invitational. Walter Johnson senior Abbey Green led the girls’ race from the start, and cleared the way for the Wildcats to claim the team title. 

Monumental Runner – Jenn Deitz

Name: Jenn Dietz Self-described age group: over 30 club Residence: Arlington Occupation: Program Manager for a Nonprofit and West Potomac High School head cross country coach Why I run: I’ve had a lot of great experiences and learned a great deal about myself through running. Currently I’m

New WCAP runners sweep titles at muggy Army Ten-Miler

Two recent additions to the Army’s World Class Athlete Program won the Army Ten-Miler on a muggy day that felt more like July. Haron Lagat and Susan Tanui, both natives of Kenya and U.S. Army specialists, have benefited from more structured training environments, and it showed Sunday.

Marine Corps Marathon 2017

Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 22, 2017 Arlington, Va. and Washington, D.C. 7:45 Handcycle start 7:55 Runners start Race website Helpful stuff ● Do yourself a favor: run the tangents ● Runner tracking, messaging, race app ● Spectator guide Features ● D.C.’s running superfan ● Hand-cycle racing ● George

Runners meet heat challenge during fourth DCXC Invitational

Basking in his 15:11 that led the day’s times at the DCXC Invitational, Grafton senior Price Owens summed up the day’s races without saying a word. DCXC Invitational Sept. 23, 2017- Kenilworth Park Washington, D.C. 3.1 miles Finish line photos by Charlie Ban Prior years’ coverage 2016 2015 2014 He threw

Should cross country runners hit the streets for road races?

Road racing is a different world from cross country and track. It’s harder on knees, ankles and feet than other surfaces. But the crowds are bigger, the runners potentially faster and the atmosphere at many races is a wild diversion from dual meets and invitationals. For high

Training for cross country is a little different in the city

Rolling Hills of Cement Cross country is a rough sport. Athletes brave all kinds of weather and all kinds of terrain; they run on hills, rocky trails, mud and sometimes even through creeks. Sometimes that iconic and pastoral racing environment isn’t available every day, but even in

Monumental Runner – Ken Alegre

Name: Ken Alegre   Self-described age group: 35-40   Residence: Arlington      Occupation: Software Tester   Why I run: I run to inspire others to make the impossible possible. If we are dedicated into putting in the time and the effort into improving yourself, especially into

Loudoun Valley shows off for D.C. area at Oatlands

The Oatlands Invitational in Leesburg served as a showcase for the nearby Loudoun Valley, but not just the school’s nationally-top-ranked boys’ varsity team. Junior Sam Affolder’s 15:43 win for 5k led the way for five team titles and three runner-up finishes for various Viking teams. Affolder, seniors