Name: Katelyn Engen
Self-described age group: 24-29
Residence: Kensington, Md.
Occupation: Collegiate athletic trainer
Volunteer roles in the running world: I ran my first race with Ainsleys Angels at the end of 2019, with hopes to do it more in 2020. Now my goal is to run more with them in 2021! They’re a group that organizes runners & chairs so everyone access to road racing. The National Capital Region group is fantastic.
How has your running changed in the last six months: I ran a ton the first few months, recently, since going back to work, I’m running a much more reasonable amount. I’ve found that more than ever, I run for my own well being & mental health, not just because I have a race to train for.
Why you run: Because I am way nicer & more patient on days I run!
Ex2 Adventures Race Director Andy Bacon talks about his role with the local trail racing company and how it managed to hold a race recently.
Take a break from pounding the pavement and join us for the Glory Days Cross Country 5K! The starting gun goes off at 8:30 AM at Bull Run Regional Park Special Events Center. Pricing starts at $35 for early birds,
Of all the things we do at RunWashington, one of my favorites is our Monumental Runner series. When I cold call someone and ask them if they’d like to be featured, most of them usually answer “why me?” That tells me that they probably have a lot more to say about their lives as runners than they thought, and I wind up really enjoying getting to know them (especially if they really are a stranger). Here are a few recent Monumental Runners from D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
- The MPSSAA released a plan for fitting three 2020-2021 school year sports seasons starting Feb. 1, 2021.
- The winter season, including indoor track, will go Feb. 1-March 27.
- The fall season, including cross country, will go March 15-May 8.
- The spring season, including outdoor track, will go April 26-June 19.
- The Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail will hold its annual membership meeting remotely Monday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m – 8:30 p.m.
- Centreville alumnus and former Lake Braddock and Marymount coach Brian Cunningham will be the guest on this Wednesday’s Potomac River Running Instagram Live, from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Cunningham ran and coached track at the College of William and Mary, which has annouced plans to cut the men’s indoor and outdoor track teams, along with five other sports.
- D.C.’s Keshia Roberson was a guest on the Social Sport podcast, talking about the Womxn Run the Vote Relay.
- On this week’s Run Farther and Faster podcast, host Lisa Levin recounts running an actual marathon over the past weekend.
Join us for the Fidelity Investments Parks 10K in Washington, DC! The starting gun goes off at 8 AM in West Potomac Park and the course takes you through the beautiful streets of downtown Washington DC. Pricing starts at $45
Former Falls Church resident Rheinhardt Harrison talks about his development leading up to his 4:01 mile last month, following his sophomore year of high school.
Bowen Shuttleworth left for Williamsburg last month, eager to join the dozens of young men from Northern Virginia who, over the years, made their academic and athletic marks while running for the College of William and Mary.
Last Thursday, he skipped a physics lab to make a mandatory track team meeting. There, Athletic Director Samanta Huge told the men’s indoor and outdoor track athletes that their teams, along with men’s and women’s swimming and gymnastics and women’s volleyball teams, would be cut at the end of the school year, attributing the decision to budget pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Huge abruptly hung up the video call, Shuttleworth said, taking no questions.
The Perfect 10 presented by Fidelity Investments is back again! Determine your distance – 10K or 10 Miles. Once you cross that finish line you’ll be handed a one-of-a-kind finisher medal! The race includes a 10 miler, a 10k, and
- Arlington Police charged David Marlowe with robbery, three counts of assault and battery and five counts of indecent exposure in connection with a series of incidents along Arlington County trails in August. More details are available here but they involve abusive language, assault and battery of trail users and several moonings.
- Bethesda’s Ben Beach completed his record-extending 54th Boston Marathon, albeit remotely, running from KenGar Park in Kensington into Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
- This week’s guest on the Potomac River Running Instagram Live, Wednesday from 8-9 p.m., is Saucony rep Ty Akins.