Running Shorts

Crumbling infrastructure along the “zoo loop.” Photo via Mary Cheh’s Twitter
  • The “zoo loop” trail circumnavigating the Beach Drive Tunnel near Shoreham Drive in Rock Creek Park has closed because erosion of the creekbed is threatening the safety of the paved path. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association reports the closure may last as long as one year, given the trail improvement timeline
  • A one-mile section of the Custis Trail in Arlington will close for trail improvements between July 30 – Aug. 24.
  • The District Department of Transportation broke ground July 28 on an extension of the Metropolitan Branch Trail that will lead to the Fort Totten Metro station from John McCormack Ave NE in Brookland.
  • The Army Ten-Miler online transfer program is open until Aug. 28.
  • The Marine Corps Marathon transfer program is open and the deferment program will begin Aug. 15.
  • Former American University track and cross country coach Matt Centrowitz was named director of cross country and track and field at Manhattan College.

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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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