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,

What it takes to complete seven marathons in seven days on seven continents

Running seven marathons in seven days on seven continents may sound like an impossible task to your average runner. But there’s nothing average about BethAnn Telford. In fact, Telford’s challenge wasn’t over even after she crossed the seventh and final finish line at the World Marathon Challenge

Running Shorts – Feb. 6

The Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run bib transfer period is open through 11:59 Feb. 28. American University track athletes and Oakton alumnae Samia Akbar and Keira Carlstrom D’Amato were inducted into the university’s hall of fame. American University track and cross country coach Matt Centrowitz‘s memoir, Like Father

Vote in the Best of Washington Running 2017

Thank you to everyone who nominated races, stores, coaches, clubs and more for the Best of Washington Running 2017. We have totaled the nominations and the top six nominees, where appropriate, have moved onto final voting. Sometimes fewer than six nominees were eligible for particular categories. You

Random Acts of Kindness run brightens dark winter days

Tensions run high in the D.C. region these days. The recent political transition has created uncertainty for federal workers and brought thousands of protesters into the streets, and all this lands on top of deepest winter and the other everyday stresses we all endure. Amid all this,

Running Shorts – Jan. 23

The Town of Chevy Chase is blocking Montgomery County’s request to route part of an interim bike and walking trail through its streets once the Georgetown Branch Trail closes for Purple Line construction, Bethesda Magazine reported. The Lake Braddock Distance Medley Relay team of Shannon Browning, Skyla

Still business in the back

Most runners will never win a race. They’ll never make the front page of the results; they’ll never qualify for Boston. Sometimes they’re last, or close to it. But they run, and they keep showing up.   They’re “back-of-the-packers,” meaning simply, “whatever distance, or whatever race you’re

Runners on a Roll – Every Single Day

Laura Jack remembers what she wasn’t doing on Aug. 29, 2011. She wasn’t running. Jack can never forget that because the next day was the start of a running streak that has yet to end. She’s on a roll. Her running streak has stretched beyond five years,

When 26.2 isn’t enough – Ultrarunning around D.C.

You probably know an ultrarunner, and not just the ones you read about in Born to Run. The sport has grown significantly in recent years as more marathoners ask what’s beyond 26.2 miles. In D.C., ultrarunners hide in plain sight, working for the government, opening donut shops,

Best of Washington Running nominations!

We’re taking nominations for the Best of Washington Running 2017 through Jan. 31! The six nominees with the most votes will go on to final voting from Feb. 1-March 31. Nominations must be cast using this form. Comments on this web page will not be counted or