Monday Night Runs

Please note: Monday Night FootMall is held every week, other than on Federal holidays or otherwise noted.

This free weekly run is a great way to get in some additional mileage to add to your total for the week. This out-and-back run is an especially attractive option for dark winter evenings, as it is a well-lit and transited route, much of the surface is soft gravel, and it is mostly flat with two good training hills. All paces are welcome. Most weeks the run is led by Coaches Sasha and Jay.

We begin by meeting and stretching in the lobby of Potomac Plaza Apartments, a block and a half away from the Foggy Bottom metro, at about 6:30 pm. At 6:45 pm, we head out down Virginia Avenue toward the Lincoln Memorial, loop up and around the Capitol Building, and then head back to Potomac Plaza Apartments for a total distance of 6.5 miles. Those who want a shorter run may instead loop around the Washington Monument, for a total of 3 miles, or take advantage of several other turnaround points along the Mall for a different total mileage.

Upon return to Potomac Plaza at around 8:00, sometimes we proceed on foot to 51st State Tavern, on Pennsylvania and 25th Street, for 50-cent tacos and $2.75 Buds or whatever your choice of beverage, or to Chadwick's on the waterfront in Georgetown, for half-price burgers and beer. You may leave dry clothes at Potomac Plaza to change into after the run.

Maps of the FootMall route and the Foggy Bottom meet up location are below:

FootMall Route

Foggy Bottom Meet-Up Address: (at the intersection of Virginia, New Hampshire, 25th, and H)
In the lobby of Potomac Plaza Apartments
2475 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

By metro: a block and a half away from the Foggy Bottom metro stop.
By car: street parking is relatively easy to come by along H, New Hampshire and 24th street.  

51st State Tavern
Chadwicks in Georgetown

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Monday Night Footmall 6/27/11

Hey Runners,

Tonight's run is a go and will be led by Coaches Jay and Sasha. As usual, we will take off at 7:15 pm. As a reminder, we will NOT be running next week since it will be July 4th and the National Mall will be a bit too crowded for us. Have a great run!



Monday Night Footmall 6/20/11

Hey Runners,

We are on for tonight's run and will be leaving as usual at 7:15 pm. I will not be able to make it, but other coaches and/or Monday night regulars will lead the way and answer any questions you may have. Enjoy the run!



Monday Night Footmall 6/13/11

Hey Runners,

We should have a perfect night for running this evening. As usual, we will take off at 7:15 pm and you can run modify the route to the distance of your choice. See you then!



Monday Night Footmall 6/6/11

Hi Runners,

We are on for tonight at 7:15 pm. Please note that Coaches Jay, Sasha, and myself will be unable to make it. If you have a question about the route, pacing, etc., just ask another runner! Thanks and have a good run.



Monday Night Footmall 5/23/11

Monday Night Footmall is tentatively on for tonight. No coaches are able to make it, so we will look to some of our regular runners to lead the group. Please be on the lookout for thunderstorms rolling through the area and use good judgement before heading out. Thanks and have a good run!



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