Thurgood Marshall Academy Executive Director Raymond Weeden, a college teammate of Farley and Docs, discusses his experiences as an African-American runner.
Name: Ciara (Donohue) Adam
Self-described age group: I am 23 so in races, I guess the age group 20-30?
Residence: I live with my husband in Winchester, Virginia
Occupation: I am a registered nurse at Winchester Medical Center
Volunteer roles in the running world: I can’t think of a volunteer role I have had with the running world recently, but I am hoping to look more into assistant coaching/volunteer coaching at local schools when the pandemic clears up.
How has your running changed in the last few weeks: Running the last few weeks has been a blessing. I work 12-hour night shifts in the hospital and when I fit in a run, I am always way less anxious about work. Fresh air has never felt better when you run after being in the hospital all day. New-nurse anxiety is a real thing topped off with being a new nurse during a crazy pandemic. Running is that something I am familiar with and keeps me grounded. In times of uncertainty, it feels wonderful to fall back to the sport I love most.
Why you run: Although I am not running near as much as I used to during high school and college, I find that when I do find the time to fit in good run, I am so much more relaxed and clear-minded. I find (as most people do) running as a de-stressor and I always feel 100% better when I get my feet out the door. It feels so good to challenge your body, feel your heart beating, and just be in your thoughts.
Join us for the 32nd running of the Leesburg 20K/5K presented by Harris Teeter, benefiting YMCA Loudoun County – run through scenic, historic Leesburg. The starting gun goes off at 7:30 AM for the 20k and 7:48 AM for the
- 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.
Finishing the For the Love of It 10K was special for Reston’s Kate Hutton. After having her first child eight months ago, she has taken her return to running slowly and cautiously, essentially re-starting her running career from scratch. She was finally capable of running more than six miles.
For her, pregnancy threw her fine-tuned body out of whack, far from the easy pregnancies she had heard about, and her initial goal of running as long as she could. And she’s not alone.
Join =PR= for the Veterans Day 5K and 1K Fun Run as we honor all US service men and women who have helped keep our great nation safe and free! The starting gun goes off at 8 AM in Fairfax
Name: Randall Myers
Self-described age group: Masters > 40
Occupation: Emergency Medicine Physician
Why you run: I enjoy training for, preparing for and competing in races
Saturday mornings aren’t the same for Teens Run D.C., a mentoring and distance running program for underserved youth. Zoom hangouts have replaced the group’s Saturday runs, the Mentoring Matters 5k, scheduled for May 16, has been canceled and several events with local running groups didn’t happen as planned in April, all consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic and the physical distancing guidelines necessary to limiting transmission.
For now, the organization is continuing to reach members and volunteers virtually until life returns to a new normal, said Lizzie Majewski, the group’s director of operations and finance. Majewski said the AmeriCorps coaches who typically work with middle school students are sharing videos on Facebook and Instagram, plus checking in with students by phone and Microsoft Teams.
“We will continue to educate and connect with our community, and we look forward to our group runs and gatherings returning. As many others do right now, we miss our community,” Majewski said.
Keep your running shoes fired up this winter and join us for the Frosty 5K and 1K Fun Run! The Frosty 5K benefits the Robinson Secondary School Track & Field Team. The starting gun goes off at 8:30 AM at
Greg Cass and Michael Basen from the Central Park Track Club talk about the Connect the Corridor challenge, running through May 31.
- 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.