Runner Resources

Reports of assaults on runners

Culled from news reports of assaults on runners or taking place on running paths or trails

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D.C.-area group runs

There are more than 200 organized group runs in the D.C. area every week. Check here to see a schedule and find one that’s right for you.

You’r probably going to find the Dojo of Pain running around Hains Point on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Photo: Dustin Whitlow/DWhit Photography

Public water fountains

Where you can find a drink on your run along most trails and paths in the immediate Washington, D.C. area.

Sean O’Leary catches a quick drink at an NPS-run water fountain along the National Mall on Jefferson Drive. Photo: Dustin Whitlow/ D. Whit Photography

Running specialty stores

The D.C. area has a wealth of specialty running stores. In addition to carrying wide inventories and holding community events like group runs, their sales staffs offer technical expertise and years of experience with the sport.

Manager Aaron McCray shows off the Potomac River Running - Burke store. Photo: Charlie Ban

Eight Great Long Runs

Marine Corps and other fall marathons are still months away, but that means it’s time for the crucial long runs that will make up the majority of your marathon-specific training.

Here are a slew of great long run options in the D.C. area. There are plenty of out-and-back choices out there — the C&O Canal Towpath, the Capital Crescent…any trail, but what we offer here is a collection of loops, and a few point-to-point runs, that will give you a reason to get out of bed early on the weekend to get the hard training in.


 Off the Beaten Path

Tales of trails away from the paved paths, the National Mall and the local track



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