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>>The Run! Geek! Run! 8k, formerly run at West Potomac Park, will now become a 5k run at Fairfax Corner. The MCRRC Piece of Cake 10k has added a 5k race.

>>The registration window has opened for the Marine Corps Marathon lottery until noon on March 15. Fast sellouts and a registration system overload led to the reintroduction of a lottery system.

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>>The Washington Area Bicyclist Association and other organizations plan continue a campaign to have the Rock Creek Park Trail repaved. The next step is an open house for the Rock Creek Park Foundation, 6:30 pm – 8:30- pm March 3 at St. John’s College High School.[button-red url=”” target=”_self” position=”left”] For more information [/button-red]


>>Chantilly alumnus and Stanford freshman Sean McGorty won the junior division at the USA Cross Country Championships Feb. 15 in Boulder, Colo. and the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association Junior Cross Country Championships Feb. 22 in Mt. Irvine, Tobago.

>>RoadRunner Sports is opening locations in Rockville, Md. and Sterling, Va. March 1.

Old news:

>>Serena Burla of Falls Church won the USATF Half Marathon Championships Jan. 19 in Houston, headlining the performances of four local runners at the race. Behind Burla’s 1:10:48 winning time, D.C. resident Beth Young finished 42nd in 1:17:18, one spot ahead of 2012 Navy Half Marathon champion Shannon Miller, now of New York.

[button-red url=”—Calendar/2014/USA-Half-Marathon-Championships/Results.aspx” target=”_self” position=”left”] Results [/button-red]On the men’s side, Arlington’s Kieran O’Connor finished 43rd in 1:05:59 and Gaithersburg’s Chris Sloane 1:07:29 for 56th.

Broadneck High School graduate Matt Llano, now of Flagstaff, Ariz., finished fifth in 1:01:44 and onetime University of Maryland athlete Tyler McCandless of Boulder, Colo. finished 17th in 1:03:25.

>>Alan Webb, a South Lakes High School graduate and American Record holder in the mile, is retiring from professional track and beginning a career in triathlons [button-red url=”” target=”_self” position=”left”] Read more from his wife’s blog [/button-red]

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Losing to Live 5K Walk/Run

WHEN Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 9:00 am WHERE This convenient location is just minutes from your house located 1/2 mile inside the 1-495 Capital Beltway at exit 51. Spectators are welcome to watch and cheer on the runners. Capital

CHCI 5K: Run To Lead

DATE: Sunday, June 11, 2023

Event Schedule:

7:30 AM | Gates Open/Participant Check-In
8:20 AM | Opening Ceremony
8:30 AM | Kids Run
9:00 AM | 5K Run-Walk

Nationals Park
1500 S Capitol Street, SE
Washington, D.C. 20002

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