Running Shorts

  • The W&OD and Four Mile Run trails in Arlington will be closed for six weeks starting the week of Feb. 18. The closure begins at N. Four Mile Run Drive and ends at the Custis Trail.
  • Several local runners were named Gatorade Athlete of the Year for their respective states:
  • Oakton alumna Keira (Carlstrom) D’Amato and Vienna resident Perry Shoemaker were the USATF Virginia open and masters athletes of the year, while Patriot alumna Rachel McArthur was the female under 20 cross country athlete of the year.
  • Chantilly alumnus Sean McGorty qualified for the world indoor track championships, running 13:21.35 for 5,000 meters at the BU Valentines Invitational.
  • Gonzaga and Georgetown alumnus Collin Leibold (3:59.51) and Georgetown senior Spencer Brown (3:59.97) broke the four-minute mile barrier.
  • Anthony Crawford, who is charged with the murder of D.C. runner Wendy Martinez last year, was found not competent during a mental health screening, WTOP reports.
  • Arlington’s Mike Wardian has submitted his ten-marathon total of 2:12:46 to the Guinness Book of World Records for ratification. He followed the World Marathon Challenge with three marathons run on Hains Point.

Recent Stories

The National Park Service plans to reopen Beach Drive to cars for nine months of the year, but is accepting comments through Thursday.

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Running Shorts

D’Amato makes world marathon team, hopes arise for July completion of zoo loop, one pedestrian offramp for the American Legion Bridge in Maryland.

VIDA Thrive 5k

The 8th Annual VIDA Thrive 5K event is back in person, happening October 15, 2022 at 8am! We are looking forward to welcoming back runners this year to support Thrive DC.
The new location is along Beach Drive through beautiful

Zebra Dazzle 5k Walk/Run or 100 Mile-30-Day Bike Challenge

Join the Zebras for this Zebra Dazzle event for all fitness levels. The 5k Walk/Run has 2 options: onsite participant on 9/17 at Carter Barron in Rock Creek Park, NW Washington DC or virtual participant. Cash prices will be awarded

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