Running Shorts

  • The portion of Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park between Broad Branch Road and Joyce Road reopened, but the stretch between Joyce and Wise Road. along with parts of several trails bordering that area, has closed for a year for resurfacing. Ross Drive and Ridge Road, which had been closed to traffic, have reopened.
  • Three local high school track coaches were named coach of the year for their states by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Northwest High School’s Robert Youngblood was named top boys’ coach for Maryland. D.C.’s coaches of the year were Desmond Dunham of St. John’s College High School (for girls) and Tia Clemmons of Woodrow Wilson High School for boys.
  • A one-mile stretch of the W&OD Trail in Falls Church will see a dual-use section added in the next year to separate cyclists from pedestrians. The Sun Gazette reports that a total of $3.7 million will go toward the study and construction of an 8-foot wide path for pedestrians, separated by a 2-foot-wide median.
  • Greater Greater Washington is circulating a petition opposing security checkpoints at the entrances to the National Zoo.

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The year in running 2021

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.

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