- Georgetown alumna Kate Landau was a guest on the Morning Shakeout podcast. She was the top finisher with local ties at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. Read more about her here
- Mike Smith, another Georgetown alumnus and former director of track and field, was a guest on the Morning Shakeout a few weeks ago.
- Fairfax County Public Schools tracks are now open to the public. Don’t be idiots about it!
- Loudoun County High School alumnus Tommy Curtain will be a guest on Wednesday night’s Potomac River Running Instagram Live, from 8-9 p.m.
- Georgetown alumnus Dylan Sorensen ran a 4:37 mile while dribbling a basketball.
- The USA Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association awarded All-America awards to NCAA Championships qualifiers. Distance runners with local ties include:
- Division I: Northwest alumnus Diego Zarate, a Virginia Tech student, in the mile; Briar Woods alumnus Jack Joyce, a Virginia Tech student, in the distance medley relay; Chantilly alumnus Brandon McGorty, a Stanford student, in the distance medley relay; Heritage alumna Weini Kelati, a New Mexico student, in the 5k, 3k and distance medley relay; Westfield alumna Sara Freix, a Virginia Tech student, in the 3k and distance medley relay and Patriot alumna Rachel McArthur, a Colorado student, in the distance medley relay.
- Division III: Quince Orchard alumnus Liam Walsh, a Carnegie Mellon student, in the mile; Georgetown Day School alumus Tristan Colaizzi, a Williams student, in the distance medley relay and Thomas Jefferson alumna Abigail Shoemaker, a Chicago student, in the 5k.
- The Montgomery County Council voted to approve $54.9 million to replace the tunnel carrying the Capital Crescent Trail under Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda. The tunnel is due to open in 2026, three years after completion of the Purple Line station, which will occupy the previous tunnel.
- Beach Drive and Ross Drive in Rock Creek Park will remain closed to traffic through June 8.
- Montgomery Blair alumna Morgan Casey wrote for the UMBC Retriever about how disruptions in her live during the pandemic have challenged her recovery from an eating disorder. She had earlier shared her story with RunWashington.
- Former Freedom and Forest Park coach Leroy Worley was named interim cross country and track coach at Emory and Henry College.
- I will be appeearing on Potomac River Running’s Instagram Live Wednesday, May 20 from 8 pm – 9 pm.
- The 14th Street Washington, D.C. Pacers store was burglarized the morning of April 25.
- Oakton/American alumna Keira Carlstrom D’Amato was a guest on the I’ll Have Another podcast.
- Georgetown alumna Kate Landau’s work as a physician’s assistant was featured in Dyestat.
- Former George Mason Head Track Coach Dalton Ebanks died April 25 from complications from Covid-19.
- Dustin Whitlow, a RunWashington contributing photographer, will be featured on an Potomac River Running Instagram live session Wednesday, April 29 from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Conroy Zien, the 2015 Best of Washington Running coach of the year and subject of a recent RunWashington story, was a guest on the Run Farther and Faster podcast.
- The National Park Service has extended the usual weekend closure of most of Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park to traffic throughout the rest of April. Roads in Anacostia Park and Fort Dupont Park will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day until April 30.
- Montgomery Parks is closing Little Falls Parkway between, Massachusetts Avenue and Arlington Road (River Road will be open midway), and Beach Drive, between Knowles Avenue and Connecticut Avenue (Cedar Lane is open midway) to traffic between Fridays at 9 am to Sundays at 6 p.m. Sligo Creek Parkway is closed on the same schedule between University Boulevard and Fores Glen Road (with Dennis Avenue open midway) and Piney Branch Road to Old Carroll Avenue (with Maple Avenue open midway).
- A variety of local runners were guests on podcasts recently:
With the Virginia outdoor track season canceled, the District Track Club is sponsoring a competition for high school teams to compile their training and performances, and will hold three competitions where time trials will be scored against each other at the end of the month. Learn more here. More detailed instructions are available here.
Arlington’s Mike Wardian ran 262.53 miles to win the Quarantine Backyard Ultra, a competition among runners completing 4.1667-mile loops every hour. He ran for 63 hours. More from Outside.
RunWashington contributor Kelyn Soong wrote in the Washington City Paper, where he is the sports editor, about people turning to running during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- After spending almost three years recovering from a rare vascular condition in her legs and the resulting complications, Lake Braddock alumna Kate Murphy raced again on Sunday, running 4:47 for the mile at the University of Washington Invitational. Here’s last year’s look at how she coped with the challenges she faced since qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 1,500 meters.
- The University of North Carolina’s athletic department featured Georgetown alumnus and former coach Chris Miltenberg and his inspiration (partially fueled by Chantilly’s McGorty family) to take charge of the Tar Heels’ track program.
- Loudoun Valley alumnus Drew Hunter tells the story of his injury that kept him out of the 2019 World Championships and his subsequent recovery.
- The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is having a community meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School to discuss designs of the Capital Crescent Trail tunnel and surface route through Bethesda.
- Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich did not include any money in his budget proposal for the county’s for a tunnel to carry the Capital Crescent Trail under Wisconsin Avenue.
- The Marine Corps Marathon has permanently banned a 55-year-old woman from its race series after an investigation showed she had cut several race courses over four years. A consistent absence of on-course photos and timing mat data helped the race organization come to that conclusion.
- St. John’s College High School’s Desmond Dunham was named the National Federation of High School Associations Coaches Association’s girls’ track and field national coach of the year.
- Dunham and Gonzaga College High School’s John Ausema were named cross country coach of the year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Loudoun Valley’s boys and girls team finished 10th at Nike Cross Nationals Dec. 7 in Portland, Ore. West Springfield’s Sean Stuck finished 104th in 16:19.
- The lottery for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile is open through 11:59 p.m. Dec. 12.
- UnderArmour will hold a free running clinic 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the University of Maryland. See more information here.
- Danielle Siebert, associate head coach of the University of Maryland track and cross country team, has been named event manager for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team.
- The Army Ten-Miler has an open personnel listing for a program manager in operations. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 10.
Prince George’s County Parks is seeking volunteers to help with trail maintenance at Patuxent River Park- Jug Bay Natural Area the following days from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14, April 11. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Heritage High School alumna Weini Kelati, racing for New Mexico, won the NCAA Division I cross country championship Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind. She ran 19:47 over 6k for a nearly 10-second margin of victory over Wisconsin’s Alicia Monson.