Don’t forget! Book signing tonight (12/18) and long run this Sunday (12/20)

Don’t forget! Tonight, Friday, December 18, we’re hosting a book signing/meet and greet with local runner Dana Ayers, author of Confessions of an Unlikely Runner! The event starts at 5:30 at the Pacers Navy Yard where you’ll find 20% off apparel (some restrictions apply) and snacks and drinks! Click here for more details.

Sunday Long Run

We’re meeting this Sunday, December 20 at 8:00 a.m. in front of the CB2 store in Georgetown. There will be three pace groups – 7:00/7:30, 8:00/8:30, and 10:00/10:30 (and maybe even at 9:00/9:30) – with runs starting at 8 miles and up. After, we’ll meet at Dean & Deluca for coffee and carbs. Everyone is welcome – hope to see you there!

SDR for 12/13 — don’t forget about the book signing on 12/18!

Hey runners!

We’ll be meeting on Sunday, December 13 at 8:00 a.m. for our regular Sunday long run. The run will start in front of the CB2 store in Georgetown. Most runners will be run 8-20 miles (probably on the lower end in the off-season) in three pace groups, including 7/7:30, 8/8:30, and 10/10:30. Everyone is welcome.

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

Don’t Forget!
On Friday, December 18, WRC will join Pacers and local author/runner Dana Ayers for a book signing/meet and greet of her first book, Confessions of an Unlikely Runner. Click here for more information and click here to RSVP to the Facebook invite!

Meet & Greet/Book Signing with Local Author and Runner Dana Ayers


On Friday, December 18, the Washington Running Club will join Pacers Running Stores for an evening with local author and runner, Dana Ayers. Dana recently published her first book, Confessions of an Unlikely Runner, and this event is a great opportunity to meet her and get a signed copy of the book!

I read Confessions of an Unlikely Runner and absolutely loved it. The book captures the spirit of running – the ups and downs, the mishaps, and the heartwarming memories that you make along the way – and is perfect for new runners and seasoned veterans alike. I’m writing a much longer review of the book, but I can assure you that you’ll find yourself laughing out loud at Dana’s honest account of the sport as well as relating to her love for running and adventure.

We hope you can attend this awesome event! Dana only has a few hard copies of the book on hand, so please consider pre-purchasing the book prior to the event to ensure an autographed copy! Click here to purchase the book.

For more information and to RSVP, click here to view the Facebook invitation or send an email to me at To learn more about Dana, visit her website here.

Sunday Distance Run for 12/6 and GOOD LUCK JULIA TAYLOR!!

WRC is meeting this weekend for a long run, but first let me say GOOD LUCK to Julia

Don't mess with her, folks!

Don’t mess with her, folks!

Taylor, our very own superstar. She’s running the California International Marathon on Sunday, just coming off the heels of an outstanding performance at the New York City Marathon. CIM is her target race for the fall and we can’t wait to see the results.

Julia is one of the most committed runners out there.  She doesn’t mess around with training, she races with all of her heart, and she never fails to impress us with her endurance AND speed. GO JULIA GO!

Sunday Distance Run – don’t forget it’s the FIRST Sunday of the month

The WRC harriers will be meeting on Sunday, December 6 at 8:00 a.m. in front of the CB2 store in Georgetown. We’ll have groups running anywhere between 8-20 miles (depending on training schedules) and three paces groups – 7/7:30, 8/8:30, and 10/10:30. Afterwards, we’ll meet at Dean & Deluca for coffee and carbs.

The 6th is the first Sunday of the month which means it’s group picture day! That’s right, if you attend this run, you’ll be captured in a small piece of WRC history, along with a sweet cover photo on our Facebook page.

See you out there!


Join us for our next Sunday Distance Run on November 15!

Hey runner friends!

The next WRC long run is this Sunday, November 15 at 8:00 a.m. in front of the CB2 store in Georgetown. We’ll have three pace groups of 7:00/7:30, 8:00/8:30, and 10:00/10:30 min/mile. Distances will vary as many folks are recovering from fall marathons, but most of our runs are out and back so it’s easy to add on or cut back.

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

If you need inspiration to come out and meet us, check out our fun group at happy hour on Thursday 🙂


Congrats NYC Marathoners!

Last Sunday, WRC runners Julia Taylor and John Kendra ran the New York City Marathon and, true to form, ran great!

Julia, who is in the middle of her training cycle for the California International Marathon, ran a 3:52:13 – awesome! We can’t wait to see how she does at CIM.

John ran 3:02:57, a Boston Marathon-qualifying time.

We’re incredibly proud of both of you and your superb performances in New York. We’ll see you when you’re back to running after a well-deserved break!