Running Shorts – May 23

A Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority spokesman confirmed that the final SafeTrack maintenance plan will allow for applications for early openings, potentially allowing six races that start at the Pentagon or D.C. to proceed as usual. The draft for the plan proposed eliminating early openings for the
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Specialty Running Stores

The D.C. area has a wealth of specialty running stores. In addition to carrying wide inventories and holding community events like group runs, their sales staffs offer technical expertise and years of experience with the sport.

Running Shorts – May 9

The National Capital Region Draft Paved Trail Study, which helps guide development of the network of paved paths throughout the D.C. area, has been released for public review and comment through May 19. George Mason defended its Atlantic 10 men’s track and field championship, at home, on

Metro work liable to complicate large D.C. races

The early-morning Metro trains that take runners and spectators to the D.C. area’s largest weekend races won’t happen under the accelerated maintenance plan announced Friday by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Racing the metro will get easier It will be even easier for Patrick Benko to

Local runners corner market on Penn Relays watches

Georgetown broke Villanova’s four-year streak of distance medley relay championships at the Penn Relays, then won the 4×800. Lake Braddock and Loudoun Valley won the high school DMR and a slew of high school, college and post-collegiate runners collected top-two finishes. Saturday Results College Women’s 4×800 Championship

Katherine Switzer visits local GOTR group

Running legend Katherine Switzer visited the Girls on the Run group at School Without Walls at Francis Stevens April 21 and part of the D.C. chapter’s 10th anniversary. Members of the 12-percon group that were at practice that afternoon had the opportunity to ask questions about Switzer’s experience

D.C. duo wins GW Parkway Classic

Two D.C. runners made detours to Mount Vernon on their way to Philadelphia and picked up first place finishes at the George Washington Parkway Classic. Carlos Jamieson (52:03) and Kerry Allen (1:02:20) tuned up for the Broad Street Run with a rehearsal 10 mile race.  Both members of the

Celebrate Running: Pace the Nation

When you meet your friends for a run, do you make an outline of things you want to discuss? Of course not, so why should the hosts of a running podcast do it? That’s the approach Joanna E. Russo, Tim Marriott (better known as William E. Docs)

David McKay, Beth Conlon lead local Boston Marathon finishers

Washington, D.C.’s David McKay and Montgomery Village, Md.’s Beth Conlon led local finishers Monday at the Boston Marathon. A total of 610 runners who registered with local addresses finished the race. Conlon, 24, ran at Watkins Mill High School in Maryland and competed at Georgetown University as

This year’s Boston Marathon entrants

The D.C. area has 718 registrants in next Monday’s Boston Marathon: 182 from D.C., 191 from Maryland and 345 from Virginia. Naturally, some may not be running, and some current residents lived somewhere else when they signed up. But, here they are: