Sunday Distance Run for 8/30

And like that…August is over.

Join the Washington Running Club for our Sunday Distance Run THIS Sunday, August 30. We’ll meet at 7:00 a.m. in front of the CB2 store in Georgetown. There will be pace groups in the 7:30 min/mile, 8:00-8:30 min/mile, and 10:30 min/mile ranges that will be running anywhere from 8-18 miles.

Afterwards, we’ll meet at Dean & Deluca for coffee and carbs.

All are welcome! Hope to see you out there.

Sunday Distance Run for 8/23 + Upcoming WRC Events

The next WRC distance run will be on Sunday, August 23 at 7:00 a.m. in front of the CB2 store in Georgetown. We’ll have three paces groups (7:30 min/mile, 8:00-8:30 min/mile, and 10:30 min/mile) running distances anywhere from 8-18 miles.

We’ll meet for coffee and carbs at Dean & Deluca immediately following the run. All are welcome.

For those who aren’t early birds, we’ll be switching to our “winter hours” after Labor Day, which means our runs will start at 8:00 a.m. Don’t worry, we’ll send reminders as the date approaches.

Run of Shame
Our second annual Run of Shame will be on Monday, September 7 at 8:30 a.m. starting in Georgetown. Click here for more information.

Roosevelt Run 5k – volunteers needed!
WRC needs volunteers for the Roosevelt Run 5k taking place the evening of Thursday, August 27. Click here for more information. If you’re interested in volunteering, send an email to

Crawler Trail Run
Local track group, the Cardozo Crawlers, will be hosting a trail run in Rock Creek Park on Saturday, September 12 at 7:00 a.m. RSVP here or send an email to for more info.

Blue Ridge Relay
WRC runner Mark Lee is looking for members for his Blue Ridge Relay team on September 11-12. Interested? Click here for details.

And, of course, good luck to Jordan Konig who is running the Santa Rosa Marathon this weekend. WRC sends you cross country cheers!!

Runners needed for Blue Ridge Relay team!

Fellow WRC-er Mark Lee is running the Blue Ride Relay on September 11 – 12 and his team is looking for runners! Starting in Grayson Highlands State Park, VA, runners will complete the 208-mile journey to Asheville, NC by running three separate times, totaling an average of 16 miles per runner. If you haven’t run a relay before, it’s a wonderful way to meet new people, challenge yourself, and enjoy a beautiful part of the country.

The team will arrive at the start of the race on Thursday, September 10 and will return on Sunday, September 13. All expenses for the race are covered, and if you’re in the DC area, you can carpool with Mark if needed.

If you’re interested in joining the team, send an email to and we’ll connect you with Mark.


It’s time for the 2nd annual Run of Shame!

2nd Annual Run of Shame

Monday, September 7, 2015

8:30 a.m. Georgetown Waterfront Park

Sponsored by the Washington Running Club

Join WRC for our 2nd annual Run of Shame – a 6 mile fun run around some of the most scandalous spots in DC. Learn a bit of history and get in a good run while spending the holiday with your favorite running group!  Easy conversation (and gossip) pace run.

We’ll leave from the intersection of Wisconsin Ave NW and Water Street NW at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 7. Hope to see you there!

Cool off and play in the fountain afterwards and snack on cold watermelon. Hope to see you there!


Volunteer at the Roosevelt Run 5k + First Sunday Distance Run 8/2

As always, there’s a lot going on at WRC!

Volunteer Opportunity at the Roosevelt Run 5k
Want to give back to the sport you love? Each year, the Washington Running Club supports the Roosevelt Run 5k, a beautiful evening race on the Mt. Vernon trail. This year, it’s on Thursday,  August 27 at 7:00 p.m. and starts at the Mt. Vernon trail head near the Key Bridge. We’ll need six volunteers for the following positions:

  • Registration table (1 person)
  • Water stop support (2 people)
  • Memorial Bridge station (1 person)
  • Turnaround point (1 person)
  • General support (1 person)

If you’re interested in volunteering, send an email to Click here for more information about the event. Thanks!

First Sunday Distance Run!
It’s hard to believe, but the first Sunday of August is upon us, which means we’ll take our First Sunday photo. Come in your running best, or whatever is best to beat the heat, and we’ll take the picture pre-run to memorialize another great month of WRC.

As always, we’ll meet in front of the CB2 store in Georgetown and will have three pace groups of 7:30/8:00 min/mile, 8:00/8:30 min/mile, and 10:00/11:00 min/mile each running anywhere from 8-18 miles. Most of our runs are out-and-back, so it’s easy to add or cut mileage.

After the run, we’ll meet at Dean and Deluca for coffee, carbs, and conversation!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday Distance Run for 7/26

Last week, our Sunday Distance Run was one for the books. It was incredibly hot and humid here in DC – the type of weather that even the fittest of runners will suffer in. Luckily, the humidity has broke and it looks like our next run will be blessed with more suitable conditions. Fingers crossed, at least.

Anyway, our next Sunday Distance Run will take place on Sunday, July 26 at 7:00 a.m. in front of the CB2 store in Georgetown. We’ll have three pace groups – a 7:30/8:00 min/mile, an 8:00/8:30 min/mile, and a 10:00/10:30 min/mile. Distances will vary based on what folks are training for but runs will most like range from 8 to 18 miles.

Coffee and carbs to follow at Dean & Deluca. All runners welcome.


Next WRC Run: Sunday, July 19

Hey WRC!

I hope you had a great run last weekend. I’m  sorry to have missed it, but I’m looking forward to seeing you this Sunday, July 18 for our Sunday Distance Run. We’ll  be starting at 7:00 a.m. in front of the CB2 Store in Georgetown.

There will be three pace groups: a 7:30 min/mile group, an 8:00-8:30 min/mile group, and a 10:30 min/mile group. Distances range from 8-15 miles, but this may vary depending on training schedule. There will be something for everyone, no matter what you have on your race schedule!

Hope to see you there!