Running Shorts

  • Three local runners played a role in NCAA Division I Cross Country titles in November in Albemarle County, Va.
    • Good Counsel alumna Leah Stephens, a freshman at N.C. State, finished hundredths of a second ahead of two runners to give the Wolfpack a one-point win over Georgetown alumnus and former coach Mike Smith’s Northern Arizona team.
    • Alex Gibby, a Langley alumnus, coached Harvard’s Graham Banks to the men’s title.
    • Will Palmer, a Walt Whitman alumnus and former Georgetown assistant, coached Florida’s Parker Valby to the women’s title.
  • D.C.’s John McGowan, a Sidwell Friends alumnus, qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials after running 2:17:28 at the California International Marathon.
  • Prince William County, Va.’s Board of Supervisors voted to spend $310,00 for a feasibility study for an indoor track facility, and a $550,000 for deposit on a 21.8-acre site along Telegraph Road in Woodbridge. The Prince William Times reported that if the supervisors decide to move forward with facility after the feasibility study is completed, the county will pay $16 million for the property.
  • Comments are open until Jan. 2 for Montgomery Parks’ Capital Crescent Trail 2.0 Facility Plan.


Recent Stories

Race pacing for fun and fitness

A break from racing one of my favorite events gave me a chance to help other runners reach their time goals.

Eight local runners will compete in the Olympic Marathon Trials Saturday morning in Orlando.

Running Shorts

St. Albans alumnus wins club cross country championship.

Ten years ago, a federal shutdown came in one of the busiest months for road racing,and nearly cancelled the Marine Corps Marathon.

Carderock Running Festival Half Marathon

7:30 AM – Half Marathon Start

Run the scenic C&O Towpath!

  • Race Course and Finish Line will be open for 3 1/2 hours.
  • Medals to all half marathon finishers

Packet Pickup
Sunday, May 19th, 6:00 AM – 7:45 AM, on

Revenge of the Penguins

– C&O Canal Towpath, Carderock Recreation Area,
Clara Barton Parkway, Potomac, MD

– On the historic C&O Canal Towpath
between Mile post 2.0 & Mile post 12.0.
– Flat, shady, tree-lined, with scenic riverside vistas
the course you


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