Dan Perez-Lopez

When did you begin running and why?
I began running in high school, where I ran spring track. I was attracted to the fact that they can't cut anyone from the distance track team.

How did you find out about DCRRC and when did you join?
I had seen the website for years, but didn't join until 2019. It's been so much fun running with Jonny, Big Guy, Jill, and Eunja!

What are you training for right now?
Just finished the MCM.

What is the toughest run or race in which you have participated?
MCM. It was my first marathon, and it turned out to be a lot of miles!

What is the most important lesson running has taught you?
Everyone is running their own race.

What is your favorite route in the area?
Battery Kemble, for the great views of the Potomac. Cathedral Clintons is also really nice. 

What race day traditions do you have?
Overnight oats in the morning.

What is your favorite post-race meal?
Pizza (cliche, I know).

What is your proudest running moment?
Finishing the 20 mile training runs in 2020 and 2022. What a kick to run that far, and the c&o is beautiful.

What is your favorite running book and/or movie?
Not a full movie, but I like YouTube videos of an Australian named Beau Miles. 

What is your life like outside of running?
Fun. Our 3 kids keep us busy, and my parents and in-laws live nearby, so there are always family events going on. Weekdays I'm a social science analyst at the Food and Nutrition Service, working mostly on the WIC program.

Upcoming Events

DCRRC Gar Williams Half Marathon
Sun, Dec 3rd, 2023, @9:00am
DCRRC Bread Run 10K & 2 Mile Fun Run
Sun, Dec 10th, 2023, @10:00am
Book Club
Sun, Dec 17th, 2023, @4:00pm
DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K
Mon, Jan 1st, 2024, @12:00pm
DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler
Sat, Jan 6th, 2024, @7:30am
Sat, Jan 13th, 2024, @9:00am
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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.