Running Shorts – July 6

2015 Riley's Rumble Half Marathon. Photo: Dan Reichmann
2015 Riley’s Rumble Half Marathon. Photo: Dan Reichmann
  • The rebuilding project for Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park will begin after Labor Day, the National Park Service announced.
  • Manassas resident Bethany Sachtleben will race on the U.S. Mountain Running Team at the world championships in Bulgaria this September after finishing second at the Loon Mountain Race July 3 in New Hampshire. A graduate student at Northern Virginia Community College, Sachtleben also won the Collegiate Running Association Mountain Running Championship, which was held concurrently.
  • LetsRun.com a compiled an oral history of the women’s 5,000 meters at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, which was won by Georgetown assistant coach Julie Culley.  Part I: The Road to the Trials Part II: The Race Part III:
  • The Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest will become a 5k this year, after being run since 1985, with a few weather cancellations, as an 8k.
  • Riley’s Rumble Half Marathon will add an 8k this year.

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Start/Finish
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