- A man on a bicycle groped a runner Oct. 15 around 3:45 p.m. neat the GenOn plant on the Mount Vernon Trail in Alexandria.
A witness described him as a young hispanic male around 20 years old, medium height and thin, with short black hair. He was wearing a red t-shirt with a large black, or dark gray, Nike swoosh along the chest. The man approached the runner slowly from behind on his bicycle, and grope her. She screamed and he biked north on the trail. Anyone with information about this incident should contact the U.S. Park Police at (202) 610-7500. This and other assaults on runners in the D.C. area are tracked here.
- The Marine Corps Marathon expo will move to the Gaylord National Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md. for the next two years. Shuttles will be available from Metro stations. The Washington Business Journal provides a detailed look at the motivation behind this move.
- A course error in the Goblin Gallop 5k means that race will not be included in this year’s RunWashington runner rankings.
Police arrest former high school coach, Cherry Blossom lottery open, US XC champs come to Virginia in ’23 and ’24, D’Amato wins national half marathon title, Farley indulges himself.
Since everyone seems to be remarking that last year felt like five, here’s some of what happened in the local running scene in 2021.
RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the 62 best cross country runners in the D.C. area.
RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the seven girls and seven boys for the All-RunWashington Virginia team.