Running Shorts – June 26

klingle

After two years of construction, the Klingle Valley Trail opened Saturday. The roughly .7-mile trail runs beneath Connecticut Avenue NW, between Courtland Street NW and ending at the bottom of Porter Street NW in Rock Creek Park. WAMU tells the 27-year story of the trail’s transformation from a water-damaged road.

Theodore Roosevelt Island will be closed for three weeks, until mid-July at least, while horticulturists examine the damage caused by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer.

Walter Johnson senior Abbey Green finished third in the 3,000 meter run at the USATF Junior Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, running 10:05.16. She’ll compete at the Pan American Junior Championships July 21 – 23 in Trujillo, Peru.

Chantilly graduate Brandon McGorty and Patriot graduate Rachel McArthur were both named Gatorade Player of the Year for outdoor track. They were the only local track athletes who compete in distance events to earn this honor. A week prior, they were featured on the podcast Pace the Nation.

 

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A break from racing one of my favorite events gave me a chance to help other runners reach their time goals.

Eight local runners will compete in the Olympic Marathon Trials Saturday morning in Orlando.

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Kensington 8K Race

Since 1994, the Kensington 8K Race has been a favorite DC area fall race – a fun, fast event with beauty, challenge, and excitement. Run it this year on Saturday, September 21, 2024!

The 8K distance is $39, with a

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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