Running Shorts – Aug. 29

Following Georgetown Director of Track and Field Mike Smith‘s departure to Northern Arizona University, Julie Culley has been promoted to head coach for women’s cross country. The Montgomery County Parks Department has opened a new trail — the Ten Mile Creek Trail — in Black Hill Regional Park. The

The 2016 All-RunWashington Preseason Team

Chasing the Spotlight Despite the loss of two national cross country champions, the D.C.-area cross country runners won’t be overlooked this fall. Not after Kate Murphy ran the third-fastest high school 1,500 when she qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials. She made it to the semifinals a

Running Shorts – Aug. 15

  RunWashington will announce its 2016 All-RunWashington preseason cross country team Aug. 21 at a pep rally open to all high school runners. The event will be held at the Healey Family Student Center at Georgetown University from 6-8 p.m. Georgetown alumna Emily Infeld finished 11th in

Running Shorts – Aug. 15

RunWashington will be announcing its 2016 All-RunWashington Preseason Cross Country Team from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 21 at a pep rally on the Georgetown University campus. Our panel of local coaches have picked 62 of the area’s best runners to watch for the season, several of whom will

Military Running: Alex Hetherington

Being a runner never mattered so much to Alex Hetherington until he was doing it all alone. Throughout high school in Buffalo and college at Kenyon, he put in the miles and raced with his classmates, and liked it. But where his connection to the sport meant

A Runner’s Happy Hour: Chasin’ the Argonauts

The Argonaut has been closed since mid-July, but the club has been meeting at Liberty Tree, at 1016 H Street NE, in the meantime. Find out more on the club’s Twitter page. On a cool, overcast Friday evening, the Argonaut Running Club gathers outside the new patio

Tips on running to work in D.C.

For many Washington-area residents, commuting can be a nightmare. They can share horror stories about being caught on broken-down Metro cars or waiting on a platform for what seems like ages because of delays somewhere in the system. Drivers can relate to familiar stretches of roads being

Running is part of performance reviews for ROTC cadets

A runner’s time goals, for the most part, are arbitrary — the blend of ambition and realism. Not so for members of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, whose two-mile times count a little more than to the recreational or even competitive runner. Early morning ROTC fitness

The smallest spectator makes the biggest impact

Sometimes it isn’t the people with the loudest voices, or the most clever (or cheesy) signs that pump you up in a race. Sokphal Tun’s motivation came from someone who didn’t even know there was a race. Contrary to the cliched slogans, Madelyn Chavanne thought the Rock

A lot of uncertainties when directing an inaugural race

The cones are out. The flyers are up. Volunteers are milling around and bibs and t-shirts are in a stack, just ready to be claimed. Is anybody going to claim them? That’s what any race director invariably wonders when they put a first-time race on the calendar.