“When I’m better and I’m out of the hospital, I’m going to run”

On Oct. 1, 2016, seven-year-old Lily Rancourt wore her Wonder Woman costume and brand new red sneakers with “hero” and “heart” on the tongues. With her family and friends, she braved cold and rain to toe the starting line for the Race for Every Child 5k in
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Running Shorts – March 27

With SafeTrack still preventing the Metro system from opening early for the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile, race management has laid out a variety of transportation options to reach the race on time. The Marine Corps Marathon registration lottery closes on Wednesday, March 29. The Montgomery County Road

Running Shorts – March 20

The entry lottery for the Marine Corps Marathon will be open March 22-29. WashCycle looks at the interim official re-routing for the Capital Crescent/Georgetown Branch Trail during Purple Line construction, which primarily uses Jones Bridge Road to travel east and west.

Newcomers’ views of the D.C. running scene

As the years and the miles add up, when you’ve seen the same trail hundreds of times, it can be hard to remember your first impression of running in D.C. But untold numbers of new runners move here each month, and their perceptions of the area, compared

Ted Poulos loves racing

Ted Poulos was living the lifestyle of a typical post-college student. Employed for the first time since graduation, the 22-year-old indulged himself in happy hours during the week, followed by parties on the weekends. There was no better way to unwind after working long hours as an

Running Shorts – March 13

Patriot senior Rachel McArthur won the 800 meter finals at the New Balance Indoor Championships, running 2:06.08. The Bullis School won the girls’ 4×400 meter relay in a meet record time of 3:39.70. The team included freshmen Leah Phillips and Shaniya Hall, sophomore Lauryn Harris and junior

First-timer surprises veteran runners at Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

For a year and a half, Sam Doud didn’t race. After he walked away from collegiate running at American University, he just logged his miles, enjoyed the sport and bided his time until he was ready to race truly long distances. “I’ve never been one of the

Running Shorts – Feb. 6

Noah Lyles, a 2017 T.C. Williams graduate, broke the 300 meter indoor record at the USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque March 3, running 31.87, 0.01 seconds faster than Wallace Spearman‘s 2006 world record. The courses and start times will change for Saturday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll D.C. Marathon

Extension in the works for Metropolitan Branch Trail

Runners in the District can expect more miles of trails in the city in the next few years, as the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) prepares for the next phase of construction on the Metropolitan Branch Trail in northeast D.C. DDOT is seeking contractors to build the

Running Shorts – Feb. 20

MoCo Running’s collection of tributes following the passing of Ray Boss, Montgomery County’s commissioner of track and field officials, is worth reading At the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday and Sunday at George Mason University, George Washington sophomore Halley Brown won the mile 4:53.02,