What we're about

The DC Capital Striders Running Group began in Spring 2006. The group's primary purpose and vision is to allow runners of all endurance levels, paces, distances and months or years of running experience to run together in a non-competitive atmosphere and to get to know each other through a variety of social activities.

Runs are scheduled all throughout the week as well as weekends at various locations (both morning and evening) throughout the metropolitan Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia region. Each run is open to any runner regardless of experience. It is highly suggested that you review the description of the run and determine whether or not it is right for you. Each run leader/organizer is experienced with the courses and can alter the course pending who is out there and what each runner is interested in. If you wish to join a run, please state in your RSVP the distance and pace that you project you might be interested in. This will allow the organizer to get feedback from the interested runners.

Many of the runs are located near metro stations to allow for easier access to the start locations. Some runs have vehicles available to store personal gear (work clothes, other items) but this is not always the case. If you wish to store personal gear, please state this in your RSVP as well; but be cautious cause vehicles may not always be available.

Paid Membership:

We do not skimp when it comes to benefits for our paid members. We offer discounts with many local and national running related companies, nutritional products, fitness studios, races. But the greatest benefit received by our members is meeting other people who share your passion and energy for running, walking or other exercise activities, which usually leads to life-long friendships.

You do not have to be a member to join us for a run, all are welcome. However, there are a lot more benefits to being a member!

Join here: http://www.dccapitalstriders.com/sign-up-for-me/#join

Come out, enjoy yourself, make new friends and get in great shape while exploring the sites around town!!

*Disclaimer* - Please know and be aware of your own fitness level and take care of your health. This is a fun group and a good way to socialize with friends, but safety comes first. If you come out for a group run or any other event - please be responsible for yourself, hydrate and stop if you feel shortness of breath, faint or dizzy. Myself and any other group leaders are not accountable for any injuries that may occur during a run.

Upcoming events (5+)


Rabaut Park - Small park bounded by Harvard St, Columbia Rd, and Mt. Pleasant St.

LATER START - CHECK BACK MONDAY MORNING IN CASE CANCEL DUE TO COLD *************** A friendly, long-standing neighborhood run. Many regulars forget to RSVP, so there might be a large group even if there are small numbers here. You should RSVP: we make no promises unless you sign up. Questions? Email the organizers at [masked] . Routes/Pace: typically 4 to 5 miles, from 8:00 to 10:00 min/mi. We run in Rock Creek Park and on sidewalks in nearby neighborhoods. Maps of routes: https://adavidramos.github.io/16c Meeting Location: Rabaut Park, at intersection of 16th St. and Columbia Rd. NW. Time: People start arriving at the scheduled time, and we leave about five minutes later. We usually run in the rain, but do not run with lighting/thunder. We update the event listing by 6:10 am if we're canceling. Leaders: Dave R. and Kiri ( [masked] ) Questions? Send us an email at [masked].

Monday Evening Run - Arlington - Mix of Road and Trail

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Event: Monday Evening Run - Arlington, VA (mix of trail and road) Every Monday Evening 6:30 PM Where: Cherrydale United Methodist Church 3701 Lorcom Ln, Arlington, VA 22207 Course: mix of road and trail - run on the Potomac Heritage Trail - dirt trail, some technical - trail running shoes recommended but not necessary. Open to all paces - course discussed in church parking lot. Distance - could do anywhere from 3 miles to 8 miles depending on your interests - again discussed in parking lot. Facebook page for more information and if have any questions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/145367896238072/ Additional questions email [masked] Run Group Host(s): Brett, Sheila, Steve, or PJ


Bike Share Station - Smithsonian Metro

EVENT: Smithsonian Metro Monday Evening Run LOCATION: Meet directly on the mall right outside the Smithsonian Metro Station between 6:15 and 6:30 pm. Meet at the Bike share Station - Get started running promptly at 6:30 pm. BEGINNERS/ADVANCED Runners Welcome - Course generally is around 4 to 5 1/2 miles and pace is typically between an 8 minute mile and 10 minute mile. HOWEVER, all runners are welcome and course leader can help those runners who need a modified distance. EVENT HOST(S): Guillermo and/or Taylor For more information: [masked] RAIN POLICY: Runs most likely will be on unless its pouring and/or lightning and thunder. Check event listing for updates. COMMON ROUTES: DC Capital Striders Mall Run 5.0 miles: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/778567714 DC Capital Striders Two Bridges 4.7 miles https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/794377597 DC Capital Striders Georgetown Waterfront 5.6 miles http://connect.garmin.com/activity/798462083 DC Capital Striders Virginia Ave 5.2 miles http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/washington-d-c-dc/dc-capital-striders-virginia-ave-5-2-mil-route-115434075 DC Capital Striders Eastern Market 4.8 loop http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/washington-d-c-dc/dc-capital-striders-eastern-market-4-8-l-route-105249597 DC Capital Striders Iwo Jima 5.9 miles http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/washington-d-c-dc/dc-capital-striders-iwo-jima-5-9-miles-route-101743857 PARKING: There is street parking along Jefferson Drive, Madison Drive (on each side of National Mall) and Independence Avenues - make sure you read the signs. Everyone is welcome to join! Runners of all endurance and distance levels. Runs takes us pass all the major sites in DC, including Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, World War II Monument, Capitol Building, and Washington Monument. Cars are usually available to store personal storage but if you need to do this - state it in your RSVP. If you are running and you do have a car, please state this in your RSVP as well. Meet other runners - enjoy the sites and have a good run.

Alexandria: Monday Evening Fun Run

George Washington Middle School

Join DCCS Alexandria runners for a 3-5pm mile run through city. We meet at 6:30pm behind the school near the street lights next to the Potomac Trail dead end. (check pin). The distance is determined based on group interest at start of run. Runners of all skills and paces are welcome. DCCS Alexandria Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/481845045502808/

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DUPONT CIRCLE Saturday Morning (DC)

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