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Running Shorts

  • Fleet Feet Gaithersburg will close permanently in the next week. It was voted best running specialty store in Maryland in 2015 by RunWashington readers.
  • Dietician and Lane 9 Project cofounder Heather Caplan was a guest on the For the Long Run podcast.
  • A few weeks ago, Loudoun Valley coaches Joan and Marc Hunter were guests on the Final Surge podcast. Feel free to stop listening before the Upper St. Clair coach talks.
  • Keira D’Amato will be the guest on this week’s Potomac River Running Instagram live, Wednesday July 15, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Quince Orchard High School announced its 2020 Hall of Fame class, including five unners
    • Susan Katz- Class of 1996, Track & Field
    • Cara Harrison- Class of 2010, Cross Country and Track & Field
    • Caitlyn Kennedy- Class of 2005, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Track & Field and Cross Country
    • Kiki Manners- Class of 2006, Soccer, Indoor Track & Field and Lacrosse
    • Neal Darmody- Class of 2008, Cross Country and Track & Field
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Once in a while during the D.C. summers, you get a cool, dry day that makes you forget all of those squishy shoes and the necessity of pre-dawn long runs.

I got one in late July 2017, the same morning as I drove out to western Loudoun County to meet up with Ed Lull to shoot our magazine cover – the Loudoun Valley boys’ cross country team. Looking for a rolling dirt road, Joan Hunter pointed us to Yellow Schoolhouse Road, near Bluemont. It did the trick alright. We only drove about a mile out, but I liked what I saw. I also knew it was an hourlong drive for me from D.C., so I had better make sure it was going to be worth my time to go out there.

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Fall Classic 10k

Potomac River Running Fall Classic 10K is sure to become one of your new favorite events! Kick off the fall in style and run the Fall Classic! The starting gun goes off at 8 AM in One Loudoun. Pricing starts

Name: Nikki Pisha

Self-described age group: 30-34

Residence: Washington, D.C.

Occupation: Art Curator

Volunteer roles in the running world: I’ve coached several friends and my husband to their first marathon starting lines. It is incredibly rewarding to watch them put in the work and hit their goals.

How has your running changed in the last few months: Honestly, not really. I’ve always enjoyed running solo, so I’ve been doing even more of that. Even though I love racing, I don’t run for the racing. I run to compete against myself and push myself. I usually go out around 5 a.m., so it’s been nice to keep that up and enjoy all the empty trails without having to dodge other runners too. I’m so thankful to have my running to lean on right now.

Why you run: I am an only child, and I need time for myself. Running gives me that. It allows me to push myself in ways that I never thought imaginable and work really hard which is extremely rewarding. It also gives me the best outlet to just be me and get lost in my thoughts. I’ve run in this area for over a decade now, and there is nothing better than running a route I know well and getting so lost in thought that I come back to reality several miles later and realize I’m almost home.

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Jarad Schofer shares stories from the streets during his nine-month journey around all of D.C.’s public streets and alleys.

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Veteran’s Day 5k

Join =PR= for the Veterans Day 5K and 1K Fun Run as we honor all US service men and women who have helped keep our great nation safe and free! The starting gun goes off at 8 AM in Fairfax

When road races resume someday, they will go off without one of the keystones of the local racing scene in Maryland and Washington, D.C. 

George Tarrico, of Rockville, known as “the race director’s race director,” died June 5 after battling spinal cancer. He was 84. 

Tarrico’s mustache and expressive eyebrows helped him resemble Frank Pentangelli, the mafia turncoat in the Godfather Part II. What he lacked in his fictional counterpart’s cold ruthlessness, Tarrico made up for with warm effectiveness as he served in logistical roles for dozens of Montgomery County Road Runners Club races every year and the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile.  Read More

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Running Shorts

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Perfect 10

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

Photo: Dustin Whitlow/DWhit Photography

On July 12, Silver Spring’s Shlomo Fishman will be running 40 miles around Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and Washington D.C. to raise money for the Kids In Action programs at the HSC Pediatric Center, providing inclusive recreation services for kids with developmental and physical disability. Find out more and donate here.

Name: Shlomo Fishman

Self-described age group: Competitive Open Male Division

Residence: Silver Spring

Occupation: Wellness Fitness Specialist

Volunteer roles in the running world:  My volunteering ranges from being course marshal, to assisting with the City of Rockville youth track meets, and any other roles as needed within the Montgomery County and D.C. area.

Why you run: Running allows me to be the best person I can be. When I push myself during a workout or a run, it allows me to apply it to any challenges or stressors I may face in day-to-day living.

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