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

NPS soliciting comment on C&O Canal entrance fee proposal

The National Parks Service and C&O Canal National Historical Park are soliciting comment Through Feb. 22 on a proposal to collect entrance fees at all entrances to the park in Maryland and at Fletcher’s Cove, effective May 1 or later. NPS is conducting a nationwide review of

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

His Shoes Are His Muse

  Nine miles in, it came to him. “Peanuts are just the skeletons of dead M&Ms,” Doug Hecox said. He had a point, and he had a process. As a comedian, he searches for the step between the logical and the quirky. It just so happens that

All-RunWashington team includes four Foot Locker, three Nike finalists

For the third straight year, Northern Virginia is sending a runner to the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships with a serious shot at the national title, possibly on the boys’ and girls’ side. Two other area runners will join them in San Diego, making it the 25th

Running shorts, Dec. 8

The D.C. area now has three residents who have achieved the qualifying standard for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for the marathon. Arlington resident Chris Kwiatkowski ran 1:04:43 at the Philadelphia Half Marathon in November to break the 1:05:00 half marathon standard, and Washington, D.C. resident Teal

Despite shortened course, Jingle All the Way 5k still a big draw

For much of the 2014 Jingle All the Way 5k, Nicolas Crouzier (16:01) remained on Tom Dichiara’s (15:56) heels. Both runners battled for sole possession of the lead throughout the 3.1-mile course. But as the two neared the finish line, Dichiara turned it on to edge Crouzier,

Pair completes run from Oregon

The greatest risk to Ashley Donovan and Adam Meyer, as they ran to Washington, D.C. from Portland, Ore., wasn’t the wear and tear on their bodies. It was the wildlife — close calls with a rattlesnake and roughly a dozen dogs on the road. Since July, the

Runners replace snowflakes on the streets of Reston

Some children may still have been nestled all snug in their beds, but others dashed away Sunday morning at the Run with Santa 5k in Reston. At what many called a great family run, kids and adults alike donned Santa hats, ugly sweaters and jingle bells to be