Love to run? Love to explore? Runsploring is the ultimate combination. This group is aimed at staying active, having fun, being social, and exploring the hidden gems of Northern DC and Silver Spring.
Although we like to get a workout, Runsploring is a laid back activity and we don't take ourselves too seriously. As a Runsplorer, we pick a starting location and route. Then we run at a comfortable pace and stop if we come across an amazing view, landmark, or anything else that sparks our interest. The ultimate goal is to have fun while staying in shape. We will be hosting weekly Runventures (Run adventures) in Northern DC and/or Silver Spring. Join the group to meet up for Runventures and to share your favorite.
Runventure routes. Runventures:
• Rock Creek Park • Wheaton Regional Park • Sligo Creek • Georgetown Branch Trail
Runsploring was originally started as a Meetup Group in San Francisco and then expanded to Seoul, South Korea and Texas (Austin and College Station). It has been extremely popular with over 1000 members in each group. To see past Runventures in San Francisco, visit http://www.runsploring.com ; to see past Runventures in Seoul, visit http://www.meetup.com/Runsploring-Seoul . Q/A:
How long are our runs?
Runs are usually between 30 minutes and 1 hour, but you can make it shorter or longer based on your running level.
• How far do we run?
You can run as far as you want, but they are usually around 3 to 4 miles. If there are a lot of people and different running levels, we can split up into groups of different abilities.
• How fast do we run?
We have members who are fast and slow. This is not a race, you should run at a comfortable pace and enjoy yourself. That being said, we will be running, not walking.
• What do I need?
You need running shoes and a good spirit. Maybe bring some water for after the run, or some money to buy some.
• Will we run if there is bad weather?
We run in the rain. You can choose if you want to run when there is bad weather. If there is weather so bad that it is not safe to run (i.e.: hurricane) the meetup will be canceled. You can check the meetup before you come.
• Do we run in the dark? Yes. Bring a headlamp if you are afraid of ghosts.