What we're about

We are Federal City Runners!

Our mission is to provide a fun and social running experience, for ALL levels, in our respective neighborhoods.

In addition, we'll occasionally put on group-wide happy hours and engage in volunteer activities to give back to our local communities.

Join us on one of our weekly fun runs in:

• Dupont Circle

• Lincoln Park/Capitol Hill

• Southwest Waterfront

• Columbia Heights

Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/fcrunners

Disclaimer:

By participating in our fun runs and fitness activities, you agree to the following:

You are aware that running can be a dangerous activity. All runs take place on city streets and public paths. You are therefore releasing and discharging Federal City Runners, along with any run leaders, members, or affiliates from any bodily harm and/or injuries inherent in running with a group in the aforementioned conditions.

When you agree to run with us, you are certifying that you are physically fit, responsible for your own actions, and adhere to all local pedestrian traffic laws. All runners must be over the age of 18 or accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Thu Night Dupont Run

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Hello, runners!

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 at 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, right in the middle of Dupont Circle.

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!

Sat Morning Columbia Heights Run & Coffee

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COVID UPDATE: Run club is a go and back to normal! Please come out and join us, now at 9am start for the fall/winter. No masks required to run if you have been fully vaccinated. We end the runs at Potter's House on Columbia Road, and either stay there on the patio, or bring coffee and breakfast over to Meridian Hill Park nearby.

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 Potter's House.

LOCATION: On the corner of 14th and Kenyon St NW, across the street from the Target/Best Buy

TIME: 9:00am. Ends at Potter's House cafe on Columbia Rd at 9am. Some weeks various run club members may also host a brunch at their place.

DISTANCE: Between 4.5 to 6 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.

Tue Morning Adams Morgan Run

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EVENT: Tuesday Morning Adams Morgan Fun Run (affiliate run with Keith's Columbia Heights run group - est. 2013)

DESCRIPTION: Join our fun run group as we explore Adams Morgan, neighboring Rock Creek and Meridian Hill Park, as well as Dupont, Kalorama, Cleveland Park and Woodley Park neighborhoods.

LOCATION: in front of Philz Coffee, 1827 Adams Mill Rd NW

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.

Tue Night Dupont Run & Happy Hour

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Welcome, Dupont Runners!

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. Tuesday runs are followed by happy hour!

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!

P.P.S. Don't forget to bring your ID and money if you plan on joining us for happy hour!

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