A question that people new to WRC often ask, even after reading the FAQs, is “Where do you do these 8 to 20 mile runs together, anyway? What does it all mean‽”
And the answer is always “… it kind of depends,” because we have a lot of different paces on offer, and a lot of different favorite running routes in store! And like hurricanes, Winter Storms, Magicicada broods, or fancy mixed drinks, these quality routes have names! Allow me to introduce you to two of them, and a map of all of them.
This is the Brookmont – MacArthur Blvd Loop. She’s 9.3 miles long, and lives in the very ritzy district uphill from the C&O Canal. She is a slender loop, and quite the looker, too; she’s seeking out serious runners who want a mix of both polish and “historic” gruff.
And over here, this little guy is Dumbarton Oaks – Georgetown Loop. He’s only 4 mile long, but pulls no punches with his hills. Kind of like the bratty kid who comes from old money and gets away with everything. But we cut him some slack because he’s always close at hand, and ready to be met on a whim, even if as an afterthought to more emotionally rewarding training options.
Not happy with either of these two? Fear not! because you have many other options.
Check out our maps, with twenty-three (23) of our favorite routes. And while you’re at it, do check out the lovely, interactive Big Map, showing all the options. Like WRC’s athletes, Big Map is getting better by the day.