Running Shorts – Jan. 23

The Georgetown Branch Trail. Photo: Steve Zuraf
The Georgetown Branch Trail. Photo: Steve Zuraf
  • The Town of Chevy Chase is blocking Montgomery County’s request to route part of an interim bike and walking trail through its streets once the Georgetown Branch Trail closes for Purple Line construction, Bethesda Magazine reported.
  • The Lake Braddock Distance Medley Relay team of Shannon Browning, Skyla Davidson, Sam Schwers and Kate Murphy broke the national indoor record Jan. 13 at the Virginia Showcase meet at Liberty University. Their 11:34.54 broke North Rockland, N.Y.’s 11:34.85 record from 2016.
  • The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association selected leaders of four programs for their cross country coach of the year honors. They include Gonzaga’s John Ausema and Georgetown Visitation’s Kevin Hughes for D.C.’s boys’ and girls’ coaches, respectively, Marc and Joan Hunter of Loudoun Valley for Virginia’s boys coaches, and Walter Johnson’s Tom Martin as girls coach of the year for Maryland. All coaches led their teams to respective state championships.

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Carderock Running Festival Half Marathon

7:30 AM – Half Marathon Start

Run the scenic C&O Towpath!

  • Race Course and Finish Line will be open for 3 1/2 hours.
  • Medals to all half marathon finishers

Packet Pickup
Sunday, May 19th, 6:00 AM – 7:45 AM, on

Revenge of the Penguins

Start/Finish
– C&O Canal Towpath, Carderock Recreation Area,
Clara Barton Parkway, Potomac, MD

Course
– On the historic C&O Canal Towpath
between Mile post 2.0 & Mile post 12.0.
– Flat, shady, tree-lined, with scenic riverside vistas
the course you

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