Saturday Morning Run of Shame

Inaugural Edition

Saturday, September 6, 2014

8:30 a.m. Georgetown Waterfront Park

Sponsored by the Washington Running Club

Cartoon picture of a shocked woman's faceJoin the Washington Running Club on a 6 mile fun run, stopping at some of DC’s notorious spots to learn of the of intrigue, scandal, shame and history. Entertaining speakers, easy pace, good conversation, great folks.

We will leave from the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Water Street at 8:30 a.m. on September 6th.
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UPDATE: View the route map at MapMyRun. Continue reading

Sunday Distance Run – 8/31

The forecast for this Sunday morning wouldn’t be that bad if you were planning to go out for a nice stroll through the park.  Unfortunately, most of us are looking to run somewhere between 10 to 20 miles!  The planned route for this Sunday will include the Hains Point loop.  It is around 3-4 mile jog over to Hains Point (HP) from the SDR starting location, the loop is around 3 miles, and it is around 3-4 mile jog back to SDR start.  If you are only running 1 loop around HP, then the mileage is around 10.5.  Some will be running multiple loops with a portion of these miles at marathon pace/effort (for total mileage between 17 to 20).

You can drop off a water bottle at the start of the loop to have every ~3 miles.  Some of the water fountains along the route work and some don’t, so bringing your own fluid is definitely recommended!

The regular SDR start remains 0700.  There will be a pack running in the range of 17 to 20 miles that will be starting at 0630 to beat the heat.  Please email for coordination if you are planning to start at 0630.  For both start times, the start location is in front of CB2 in Georgetown (33rd and M street)!

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!