- Security fears following a bombing at the Seaside Park, N.J. Semper Five 5k has prompted the cancellation of the McLean Run for the Warriors 5k, scheduled for Oct. 1. ” …The Board felt it had a responsibility to protect all involved. With the event less than two weeks away, (there) simply would not be able to execute the safety plan which includes increased security everyone deserves,” the race announced via Facebook.
- Julie Culley has been named interim director of track and field and cross country at Georgetown University, following the departure of her predecessor, Mike Smith, to Northern Arizona University. Culley, who ran the 5,000 meters at the 2012 Summer Olympics, served as an assistant coach at Georgetown for two years and is expected to fill interim role through the 2016-2017 school year, she said on Pace the Nation.
- The Goblin Gallop 5k has reach the end of the line after 22 years. The race, which raises money for the John Quadrino Foundation to fund travel, mortgage payments and wigs for families whose children are undergoing chemotherapy, was unable to find a major sponsor this year. It was held at Fair Lakes Shopping Mall until 2009, when it moved to Fairfax Corner.
- The parkrun series has added weekly time trials to Roosevelt Island at 9 a.m. Saturdays. Another series will begin Oct. 15 in College Park on the Paint Branch Trail, also at 9 a.m.
- Arlington’s Randy Myers served as a finish line doctor immediately after winning the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon Sept. 10 in Lancaster, Pa.
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.
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.
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