- 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.
St. Albans and GVS’s Vivian Kelly won their first DC cross country titles while St. Johns’ girls and St. Albans’ Pierre Attiogbe repeated.
Beach Drive remains closed to through traffic year-round, locals win conference, USATF titles.
Capt. Kyle King won the Marine Corps Marathon, a year after he planned to make his debut at the race, and Chelsea Baker of the British Royal Navy made tremendous strides winning the women’s race.
Bib swapping may seem like it wouldn’t matter, but it has far-reaching consequences for runners and races.
Born in 1984 as the George Washington Parkway Classic, it is among the most scenic and spacious distance races on the East Coast. From the serene beauty of our spacious course meandering through the finest spring bloom in the DC