Volunteer at the Roosevelt Run 5K

Let’s once again lend a hand on Thursday evening, August 28th, at a low-key summertime race held on our stomping grounds.

Meet just before 6 p.m. at the trailhead of Mt Vernon Trail near the Key Bridge, across from Arlington Gateway Park in Rosslyn. This is also the eastern terminus of the Custis Trail. The race itself goes along the Potomac River.

Club treasurer James Scarborough needs volunteers from WRC for the following positions:

  • one or two people to help with registration
  • one or two people to run a water stop at the south end of Roosevelt Island
  • one person where the runners pass UNDER Memorial Bridge
  • one person at the turnaround
  • can also use a person at the finish line (actually, it will take two, one pulling tags and one recording numbers on Time Machine)
  • help with carrying and setting up things and helping clean up are also very much appreciated!

If you can lend a hand, please let James know in advance. And for more information, please see the event’s website.

WRC-map. Course Map.

Sunday Distance Run – 8/17

This morning would have been near perfect weather for a long run. If only it were Sunday already! It still looks pretty decent for Sunday morning, so how about a nice 20-mile run?

The planned route will go over the Key Bridge, up the Custis Trail to N. Harrison St, continue through Arlington to Military Rd, and over Chain Bridge to the Towpath.  At this point, the pack will likely split between those running roughly 13 miles and those running something closer to 20 miles. If you want to keep it to roughly 13 miles, then turn right on Towpath to head back to Georgetown. For the full 20-mile loop, turn left on Towpath to head towards Glen Echo. We will cross over the canal at around mile 13.5, and head back down MacArthur. The planned route map can be viewed here.

There are water fountains on Custis at around mile 3 and N. Harrison St at around mile 6. There is a water fountain and restroom at around mile 14 in Glen Echo.  There is also, of course, water fountain and restroom at Fletcher’s which is roughly 2.5mi from the finish.

Sunday, 0700, in front of CB2 in Georgetown (33rd and M St, NW)!

Sunday Distance Run – 8/10

The planned route(s) for this Sunday will involve running out on the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT). One crew (led by Julia) will be doing the full 20+ mi CCT – Rock Creek loop. Most of the pack will be in for a wonderful out-and-back on CCT (featuring a steady decline on the way back). The turnaround point will be at around the 8mi mark. If going 9mi out, then the turnaround point will be just past Connecticut Ave. The out-and-back map (hopefully not needed) for the 8mi turnaround can be viewed here.

The water fountains do work at Fletchers, but have not been working at the fountain near DC/MD line. Rumor has it that the water fountain on CCT in Bethesda is actually working.

Starting at 0700 in front of CB2 in Georgetown!

Sunday Distance Run – 7/27

We will have two planned routes for tomorrow.  One for a pack of procrastinators and one for the overachievers.

First, the procrastinators… A lovely 15 mile (rounded down and definitely not USATF-certified) loop out on the Custis Trail, down the Bluemont Trail, over on the W&OD trail, Arlington neighborhood streets to Military Road, over Chain Bridge, and back down the Towpath to Georgetown.  Don’t worry about memorizing the directions.  Just stay with the pack, and you’ll make it back!  The map can also be reviewed at:


Second, the overachievers… A grueling 16 mile out-and-back on the CCT with approximately 10 miles at Marathon Pace.  Julia will be leading this group, and no map required!

Good luck to those racing at the CC Twilighter tonight!

Start at 0700 in front of CB2 in Georgetown (33rd and M Street)!

Sunday Distance Run – 7/20

Anxious to get in a 20-miler during this relatively cool mornings?  Julia will be leading a group on such an endeavor tomorrow.  The route will be the Rock Creek Park – Capital Crescent Loop, done counter-clocwise.  This route goes through Rock Creek Park to East-West Highway, over on Georgetown Branch Trail, and back down the Capital Crescent Trail.

For those with more modest plans for tomorrow morning, a simple out-and-back through Rock Creek up Beach Drive will be a better plan.  Rough estimates for total mileage at turnaround points:  Peirce Mill (9mi), Military Road (13mi), Bingham (14mi), and Wise Rd (17mi).

Starting time is 0700 at 33rd and M in Georgetown (in front of CB2).