- The District of Columbia Recreational Trails Advisory Committee has three vacancies. The committee advises the mayor on trail planning and allocating funds for trail improvements projects from funding allocations made by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) National Recreational Trails Fund Act. To find out more, and to apply, click here.
- DDOT and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B will hold a joint meeting on the preliminary design of the Metropolitan Branch Trail from Brookland to Takoma Park on Saturday, March 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the 4th District Police Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW. Representatives from DDOT will present the trail alignment and solicit feedback from the general public. Click here for more information.
- Phil Stewart, race director for the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, was inducted into the Road Runners Club of America Hall of Fame.
- Three local cross country runners were honored as their respective states’ Gatorade Runners of the Year:
- Andrew Hunter, a Loudoun Valley junior, represented Virginia, where he went undefeated on his way to his second consecutive 3A title, where he broke Sean McGorty’s course record. He won the Foot Locker South regional meet before finishing fourth at the national championships.
- Diego Zarate, a senior at Northwest, won the Montgomery County championship and 4A West regional title before finishing third in the Maryland 4A state meet.
- Tristan Colaizzi, a junior at the Georgetown Day School, was D.C.’s runner of the year, following a season in which he won the DCXC junior race.
Ten years ago, a federal shutdown came in one of the busiest months for road racing,and nearly cancelled the Marine Corps Marathon.
Zoo Loop now closes at 5 p.m., Arlington Boulevard comments due Sept. 28, Kelati heading to world road racing championships.
After a nearly year-long hiatus, Pace the Nation has returned with St. Andrews graduate and Georgetown recruit Tinoda Matsatsa.
Keira D’Amato breaks the American record in the half marathon, Chantilly’s Sean McGorty makes the world 5k team and DDOT will hold a meeting on a new bridge to the Arboretum.
2023 will be the 10 year anniversary of the St. Louis Hawks 5K and Fun Run for Health & Wellness. The USATF certified course runs through the historic Hollin Hills neighborhood in Alexandria, VA.
The Hawks 5K goal, in conjunction