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.
Police arrest former high school coach, Cherry Blossom lottery open, US XC champs come to Virginia in ’23 and ’24, D’Amato wins national half marathon title, Farley indulges himself.
Since everyone seems to be remarking that last year felt like five, here’s some of what happened in the local running scene in 2021.
RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the 62 best cross country runners in the D.C. area.
RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the seven girls and seven boys for the All-RunWashington Virginia team.