The Washington Running Club may be known for running, but many of our members want to give back to the community and make a difference. Memorial Day Weekend was the perfect mix of both running and giving back – and having fun while doing it!
Post-long run carbs n’ coffee at Dog Tag Bakery
Dog Tag Bakery, located just off Wisconsin Ave NW in Georgetown, is a non-profit that sells baked goods with all proceeds going to work-study programs for disabled vets and caregivers. WRC met at Dog Take Bakery following our long runs to support this excellent cause. If you haven’t been, it’s a cute cafe with delicious baked goods and friendly service.
WRC runners refuel from their long runs at Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown
Dumbarton Oaks Trail Clean Up
Mission complete: the fence around invasive species in Dumbarton Oaks Park.
As if running wasn’t strenuous enough, several WRC-ers spent Sunday afternoon building a fence around invasive species that have taken over fields near the Dumbarton Oaks running trails. Led by the Dumbarton Oaks Conservancy, the fence will allow for the safe removal of invasive species that threaten other trees, plants, and flowers in the area, and will be replaced with native species – the way the original planners of Dumbarton Oaks Park intended.
Many thanks to our volunteer coordinator, Pat, for organizing this great event, and to John, Bonnie, Kirk, and Lauren for giving their time to improve one of our favorite running trails!
Check out more photos of the event below:
Background information on the project.
Kirk (right) hard at work installing the fence!
Lauren learning the ropes of fence installation.
Pat, our fearless leader, showing the rebar who is boss!
Bonnie is all smiles after a job well done.
Thanks Pat, John, Kirk, Bonnie, and Lauren, for your help!