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Running Shorts – May 15

Montgomery Parks is holding a public hearing Thursday, May 25. The public is invited to testify in person, in support of or with recommendations for changes or additions to the 2017 Park Recreation Open Space draft plan. The hearing will be held at the Montgomery Regional Office at 8787

Running Shorts – May 3

The Montgomery County Parks Department will hold a public forum from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 15 at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center at 4805 Edgemoor Lane to view and discuss proposals for enhancements and amenities to the Georgetown Branch Trail and Capital Crescent Trail

Best of Washington Running 2017

Thank you to everyone who voted for the Best of Washington Running this year! We had to keep the voting to a month and a half to accommodate our publishing deadline, but we also had more than three times as many votes cast than in 2016. Look out for our nomination period

More than 600 local runners finish 2017 Boston Marathon

On a hot afternoon, 615 D.C.-area runners crossed the Boston Marathon finish line. Arlington’s Mike Wardian (2:27:35) and D.C.’s Caitlyn Tateishi (2:52:52) led local runners, with D.C.’s Dave McKay (2:27:45), Rockville’s Jay Hudson (2:39:55), Fairfax’s Rochelle Sceats–Basil (2:58:42) and Bethesda’s Natalie Atabek (3:04:50) led their respective states.

More than 700 local runners headed to Boston

The Washington, D.C. area is sending 708 runners to the 2017 Boston Marathon based on their qualifying times. Some may not race on April 17, but two weeks out, this is who is registered. Of those, 621 qualified based on time standards and registered in September, the

The pain is probably keeping me awake – Rockville’s John Kelly finishes the Barkley Marathons

As fog rolled rapidly though the Cumberland Mountains in Eastern Tennessee, it created a strobe-like effect as dawn was breaking. From a fire tower, Rockville’s John Kelly could be seen, then not seen, then seen again… climbing a long hillside cleared for power lines. Conrad Laskowski and

Running Shorts – April 10

Leoncio Loza, the man stabbed recently on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, has died. See a detailed look at Beach Drive reconstruction project from WTOP.

Kebenei, Gebrekidan win Cherry Blossom

For the second straight year, a Kenyan-American runner won the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile, this time Stanley Kebenei, running 46:36 to edge Kenya’s James Kibet by three seconds. Kebenei’s time ranks as the fourth-fastest American men’s 10 mile. Cherry Blossom Ten Mile April 2, 2017

Running Shorts – March 27

With SafeTrack still preventing the Metro system from opening early for the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile, race management has laid out a variety of transportation options to reach the race on time. The Marine Corps Marathon registration lottery closes on Wednesday, March 29. The Montgomery County Road

Running Shorts – March 20

The entry lottery for the Marine Corps Marathon will be open March 22-29. WashCycle looks at the interim official re-routing for the Capital Crescent/Georgetown Branch Trail during Purple Line construction, which primarily uses Jones Bridge Road to travel east and west.