Matthew Hua Can’t Slow Down

Matthew Hua relished his first season of cross country at J.E.B. Stuart High School. With no prior athletic background, his 24-minute three mile time is a point of pride. Lifelong health problems have been an obstacle in his running career, but they haven’t stopped him from fully

St. Pat’s runners race in weather fit for neither Irishman nor snake

On a morning so unpleasant the air horn refused to work when it was time to start the race, runners still filled the icy streets around the National Mall for the St. Pat’s Day 10k. Under constant snow and freezing rain that almost cancelled the 10k, thousands of runners

The lion on the long run: what trails are clear as we roll into March

(I completely had the wrong month in mind in the original title) With Spring marathons approaching fast and people needing their last long run for the Rock ‘n’ Roll and Shamrock marathons, trails that aren’t in direct sunlight probably aren’t going to improve much before tomorrow or Sunday

Off the Beaten Path

Check out some of the best off-road running destinations in the D.C. area.  

Wait a Minute, was That? Go Christo!

(Editor’s note: In November I sat down with Christo Landry, profiled below, for a long interview, roughly 80 minutes. Adapting this for our magazine, we had to leave a lot of good stories on the cutting room floor, so to speak. But you can click on the

McNab, Laskowske place first in Love the Run You’re With 5k

Georgetown Running Club runner Kevin McNab’s pre-race ritual is quite unorthodox, to say the least. Some runners prefer to get a quick warmup the morning of the race, while others load up on carbs and water for sustenance. McNab, however, said he is lucky if he arrives

NPS pulls entrance fee proposal for C&O Canal Park

Midway through a month of public meetings, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park has withdrawn its proposal in begin charging entrance fees to the park outside of Washington, D.C. This is despite a recent 10-percent budget cut and nearly 20-percent staff reduction, mainly at Great

Running shorts Jan. 12

Three local cross country coaches were honored by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as Cross Country Coach of the Year in their respective states.  They included Anthony Belber (D.C.: Georgetown  Day School boys), Kevin Hughes (D.C.: Georgetown Visitation School girls) and Mike

Cast your votes for the Best of Washington Running

Vote for the Best of Washington Running 2015, now through the end of March! The finalists each were among the top six most frequently nominated races, stores, programs, etc. in our monthlong nomination period. Winners will be announced publicly in our Summer issue, due out in early

Reformed Lax Bro Races Metro

It’s a Sunday morning in December, a few minutes past 9. The weather is gray and cool and still, perfect for running. RunWashington Editor in Chief Charlie Ban and Patrick Benko, who is 32 and a relatively recent running convert, meet at the chosen starting line: the