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!

Hear ye, hear ye!

Happy Snow Day, and Happy New Year, WRCers!

The WRC Annual Meeting of Members & Party is NEXT Saturday, January 17th at Carla Freyvogel’s home at 1207 Stuart Robeson Drive, McLean, VA 22101. The meeting will last from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the party will continue onward to ~ 10:00 p.m.

Details to follow shortly about parking and finding the house. A brief agenda for the meeting will also be circulated to all WRC members in good standing.

On the business side of things, we will:

  • Announce the 2014 award winners,
  • Elect the 2015 board members, and
  • Address any other business as may properly come before the meeting.

The cost of the event this year is FREE, but we ask that you bring something to share with your clubmates (Potluck or BYOB). The club will supplement your contributions with good appetizers.

Please be sure to RSVP by Wednesday, January 14th to Carla Freyvogel at

We look forward to seeing you on next Saturday!


Parking at Carla’s place:

1207 Stuart Robeson Drive in McLean is in a small neighborhood with limited parking.

If you can find a spot in the neighborhood itself, more power to you. Otherwise, there are other options! You can:

  1. Park on Rt. 123 on the shoulder or in the turnout lane as you approach the neighborhood, heading NORTH on Rt. 123. My car (navy blue station wagon) will be out there to mark the spot.
  2. You can park at the Safeway on Chain Bridge Road, and walk across the street. As runners, this should not be a problem.

See you tonight! Questions, just call: 703.409.7028 or 703.356.2339.


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2014 MCM—Race Day Plans

Beyond this week’s Sunday Distance Run, we will be cheering on the marathoners!

I will be staking out two spectating spots for the MCM and would love to have other non-racing WRC members join me. The first spot will be at Mile 4.2, upon the Key Bridge. The second spot will be the 16 mile marker, which is also about 10.5. It is at the entrance area of Hains Point. I plan to sneak in some training miles between these two points of interest.

Megan Haberle is planning to hover between miles 15.2/17, off 15th st, on the other side of the Tidal Basin, to provide complete race day coverage.

(See this using an excellent course map, designed by Geocentric and powered by Leaflet)

Kendall Hope Tucker is returning from Boston for the race weekend, and has invited WRCers (marathoners and supportors alike) to a mostly mandatory post-race drink-up at The Mad Hatter DC just south of Dupont Circle, from 3 PM onward (1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20036).

Good luck to all runners!

WRC Roster for the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon

Julia Taylor
Jesse Frantz
Pat O’Keefe
Fiona Karlsen
Jim Moore
Drew Killian
Adam Hoyt
Erin Coffey
Jenny Paul
Stephanie Selmer

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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Norman Brand (1933-2014)

Gerry Ives regretfully shares the following sad news:

Norm Brand passed away last Friday, July 11th. He would have been 81 on July 23rd. He was a long time official of USATF, and served as WRC’s agent for many years. Although he never ran a race, he was a member of WRC from the early 1970s.

Norman Brand was a charter member of the WRC in 1974, and was a member of WRC’s antecedent clubs, dating back to the 1950s. He received the H. Browning Ross Long Distance Running Merit Award in 1980, the USATF President’s Award in 1981, and the USATF National Officials Committee Chair Award in 2003. He later received the Alfred tomFelde Perpetual Trophy in 2004 for his outstanding long term support and dedication to the WRC.

Update (7/17):
A celebration of Norm’s life will be held at Sunrise Senior Living, 5111 Connecticut Ave., N.W. on Sunday, July 20 from 2 to 5 pm. His obituary is also featured on the Potomac Valley Track Club‘s website.