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.

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

Cherrydale United Methodist Church

Event: Monday Evening Run - Arlington, VA (mix of trail and road) Every Monday Evening 6:00 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

VIENNA Evening (Va)

Caboose Brewing Company

Event: Monday Evening Fun Run Location: Caboose Brewing Tavern, 520 Mill Street, NE Vienna, VA (right off the W and OD towpath) Course Map: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/317621 Time: Run begins shortly after 6:30 pm - try to get there a bit earlier to sign in. Course: Runners will run on the W and OD towpath Distance: General distance will be between 3 to 5 miles, options to run less or more based on who is in attendance. Pace: Open to all paces. The more people who come, the more chance there will be someone who will be running at a similar pace as you. Run Group Hosts: Joann and/or Rick For more information: email [masked] Caboose is offering an Insider's Reward Program where you get 1 point every time you join the run which after 10 points you can purchase a "Trail and Ales" Caboose Brewing Company shirt for $13. $1 off all pints at the bar on Monday evenings for participants.

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 at the traffic circle at the south end of Main Line Boulevard, next to the school parking lot and the Potomac Yard Line trail. 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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