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Hello, runners! COVID-19 NOTE: Unfortunately, none of the Dupont run leaders live downtown and because we are all still working from home, our Tuesday/Thursday Dupont runs are still only "virtual" -- we all run on our own and share via our group on Strava (https://www.strava.com/clubs/FCRunners). Feel free to join us! Hopefully we will all be back to running together in person soon, but in the meantime, keep at it! DC summer is tough, but things will get easier as we roll towards fall. ****************** IN NORMAL TIMES: If you're looking for a fun, friendly group of people to run and socialize with, you've come to the right place! We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm, right in the middle of Dupont Circle. Our Tuesday runs are followed by happy hours, for food, drinks, and general merriment. All paces are welcome Our routes are usually between 3.5 and 4.5 miles, sometimes with longer/shorter options. We will usually post a route ahead of time, so be sure to check it out in the messages (though we will also go over the route before we set off). Our routes often take us through some particularly beautiful parts of the city, including Woodley Park, Georgetown, the National Mall, and Rock Creek Park. We will run rain or shine (or snow!), but not in a thunderstorm or a blizzard. Weather-related updates will generally be posted to this page in advance of the Meetup. We hope that you'll join us! P.S. If you RSVP to say that you are coming and later find you will be unable to make it, we ask that you please update your RSVP so that we know not to wait for you!
EVENT: Saturday Morning Long Run LOCATION: Lincoln Park TIME: 7:30am DISTANCE: Generally between 5-8 miles, up to 10 miles for the ambitious PACE: We have runners of ALL paces CURRENT COURSES: Different each week! RUN LEADER(S): Eric M. CANCELLATIONS: Greetings! We will probably start at an early time throughout the summer (7:30am) to avoid the extreme heat. Stay tuned! Most Saturdays we'll head to a very casual, socially distanced brunch following the run, usually at Wine and Butter (right off Lincoln Park) or the Pretzel Bakery a few blocks away. Message the run leader to confirm.
EVENT: Saturday Morning Columbia Heights Fun Run & Brunch (affiliate run with Keith's Columbia Heights run group, est. 2013) DESCRIPTION: Kick the weekend off right with a fun run through your neighborhood and local parks. We start in Columbia Heights and often run through neighboring Rock Creek Park. Join us for brunch after the run, at various cafes and restaurants in the neighborhood. LOCATION: On the corner of 14th and Kenyon St NW, across the street from the Target/Best Buy TIME: 9:00am. Ends in same location at 10:00am. Many of us will stay for brunch immediately following, although it is not required. DISTANCE: Between 4.5 to 5.5 miles PACE: Runners should be able to maintain a ten minute per mile pace to stay with the main group, although all runners are welcome. SOME EXAMPLE COURSES: Sat AM Catholic University Loop (http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1265046763) Sat AM Melvin Hazen Trail (http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1265054860) Sat AM Dumbarton Oaks/Georgetown (http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1265064106) Sat AM Valley Trail/Piney Branch (http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1265105119) Sat AM Soapstone Valley Trail (http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1265039596) Sat AM Beach Drive Bridge (http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1265033743) Sat AM Short Zoo Loop (http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1263297088) Sat AM Long Zoo Loop (http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1263287581) RUN LEADER(S): Keith V. CANCELLATIONS: We run rain or snow or shine. Please RSVP to receive cancellation notifications. OTHER: Sometimes we run on trails, and dogs are welcome, provided they get along well with other dogs.
EVENT: Tuesday Morning Columbia Heights Fun Run (affiliate run with Keith's Columbia Heights run group - est. 2013) DESCRIPTION: Join our fun run group as we explore Columbia Heights, neighboring Rock Creek and Meridian Hill Park, as well as Dupont, Kalorama, Adams Morgan and Woodley Park neighborhoods. LOCATION: At the northeast corner of Rabaut Park - 16th St and Mt Pleasant/Harvard St NW, in Columbia Heights/Mt Pleasant Neighborhood/Adams Morgan neighborhood TIME: 6:30am. Ends in same location at 7:15am DISTANCE: Between 3.5 to 4 miles PACE: We have runners of ALL paces CURRENT COURSES: Tues AM Conn Ave Loop Tues AM Valley Trail/Crestwood Short Loop Tues AM Valley Trail/Rock Creek Long Loop Tues AM Kalorama/Spanish Steps Tues AM Meridian Park/Florida/Connecticut Loop RUN LEADER(S): Keith V. CANCELLATIONS: We run rain or snow or shine. Please RSVP to receive cancellation notifications. OTHER: A car is not typically available for storage. Also some runs are on trails. Dogs are welcome, so long as they get along with others!