Running Shorts – Nov. 9

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The Rock Creek Trail that crosses into the National Zoo’s property will remain open from dawn until dust despite new operating hours affecting the rest of the zoo.
  • The National Zoo grounds will open later and close earlier starting Jan. 1, but this will not affect use of the Rock Creek Trail north of Shoreham Drive.

Entrance to the main part of the zoo, and the Harvard Street bridge to North Road, will be will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 7 p.m. March 15-Oct. 5), a change from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (7 p.m. in the middle of the year).  The gates to the trail, which allows pedestrians to circumvent a nearby tunnel shared with cars, will remain open from dawn until dusk, a zoo spokeswoman said.

  • Georgetown’s men’s team won the Big East Cross Country Championships, and George Mason senior Steve Flynn won the individual title at the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championships.

Recent Stories

Running Shorts

Divided lanes coming to Hains Point, safety measures in the works for the Mount Vernon Trail, three locals make national high school XC meet, local collegians race at NCAAs.

St. Albans and GVS’s Vivian Kelly won their first DC cross country titles while St. Johns’ girls and St. Albans’ Pierre Attiogbe repeated.

Running Shorts

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.

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