Washington, DC
Clockwise from top left: Ashley Davidson chats with a Westfield runner during the 2016 DCXC Invitational. Dickson Mercer interviews Matt Llano after the 2013 USATF 12k Championships, Kelyn Soong consults with Meb Keflezighi after the 2017 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, and Charlie Ban hears from Rich Mendelowitz after the 2015 Army Ten-Miler.

A lot of hardworking journalists put together RunWashington, all on top of their full-time jobs. Meet a few of them, learn a little bit about their personalities and read some of their best work.

Charlie Ban has been editor in chief since 2012, covers cross country heavily and hamhandedly takes pictures. It’s been almost six years since he wrote Shutdown Palace and it’s time he did something else.
See more of his writing here.

Ashley Davidson is a public relations professional who recently chronicled the Tidal Basin Runs and has written for RunWashington since 2015.
Read more of her work here.

Sara Davidson has written a monthly feature on trail and ultra running for RunWashington since 2019. Her articles blend her racing experience with an approachable style.
Read more of her work here.

Dan DiFonzo is a public relations professional who has been writing for RunWashington, usually about his native Montgomery County, since 2014. That includes a tribute to friend and fellow coach Mike Broderick, published earlier this year.
Read more of his work here

Jacqueline Feldscher is a journalist who currently covers space policy and has been writing for RunWashington since 2013.  She wrote about a teacher’s drive to create a cross country course for his runners.
Read more of her work here.

Andrew Gates spends days managing Potomac River Running’s Burke store (near Burke Lake, which he chronicled in 2018) and writing running for RunWashington since 2016 and science fiction for himself (and others).
Read more of his writing here.

Sarah Beth Hensley is the digital news manager at WTOP and has been writing for RunWashington since 2017. She doesn’t want you to run a race wearing someone else’s bib.
See more of her writing here.

Vanessa Junkin is the marketing and public relations manager for Wicomico County, Md. Recreation, Parks and Tourism and has been writing for RunWashington since 2018. She profiled masters runner Jackie Gruendel earlier this year.
Read more of her writing here.

I met Maggie Lloyd at the starting line of a race in 2013. She wrote a little for her college paper at MIT and was up for doing that some more, just about running. She profiled Perry Shoemaker ahead of her Marine Corps Marathon win and Nina Brekelmans’s memory and her family and friends’ drive to make her legacy last.
Read more of her work here.

Ed Lull is a Lake Braddock alumnus and a Chantilly track dad who has taken a few afternoons off of his banking job to shoot photos of cross country races. He has been contributing photos to RunWashington since 2013 and shot three magazine covers. He is also invaluable in seemingly instantly coming up with historical photos, such as several of his for this profile of Kate Murphy.

Jen Maranzano is an attorney who writes a little on the side, starting with RunWashington in 2016. She stopped being an attorney for a little while to train full time.
Read more of her writing here.

Dickson Mercer has been senior editor since the magazine was the Washington Running Report, back around 2010. He writes in-depth features, typically on marathon running, but he has also dabbled in high school running, like his 2015 profile of Drew Hunter.
See more of his writing here.

Jenny Paul is an attorney who has written for RunWashington since 2018, including this profile of Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier Kerry Allen.
Read more of her work here.

Dustin Renwick has been writing for RunWashington since 2013, in addition to various journalism and public affairs positions and a poetry sojourn. He photographed last year’s  taco mile.
See more of his writing here.

John Riker, who recently graduated from T.S. Wootton High School, started writing for RunWashington in 2018 and is now a student at Northwestern University. He recently wrote about the new power line trail in Montgomery County.
Read more of his writing here.

Allison Bourg Sauntry works in social media marketing for a hospital and has been writing for RunWashington since 2019. She dissected road race t-shirt design earlier this year.
Read more of her work here.

Kelyn Soong has covered local and national stories for the Washington Post and Washington City Paper, where he is now sports editor, and running for RunWashington since 2017. He recently wrote about his coach and friend’s big marathon breakthrough.
Read more of his writing here.

Sophie Tedesco runs for George C. Marshall High School and started writing for RunWashington in 2018. She wrote this summer about the difference it makes for young runners to see high-quality races up close.
Read more of her work here.

Dustin Whitlow has been shooting photos for the Washington Running Report and now RunWashington, including four RunWashington covers.

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