SLR February 16 - C&O Canal Towpath

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's long run route is out & back on the C&O Canal Towpath (downloads: cue sheet and GPS), for as much mileage as you're after! The Towpath goes all the way to West Virginia, so just turn around and head back to the start when you've reached half of your distance for the day. The spring Marathon Training Program recommended mileage this week is 20 miles, which will take you to the 10 mile post just outside the beltway after the American Legion Bridge underpass. For other distances, the mile posts on the Towpath align closely to your distance from the start, so to run 16 miles instead of 20 miles, turn around at the 8 mile post, and so on. I'm going to be out of town this weekend, but Coach Jonny will get the run started for you.

We currently do not have any volunteers scheduled for post-run drinks, so please let me know ASAP if you can help. Post run drinks will not resume until the next volunteer steps up. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For general info on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email if you have any other specific questions.

If you're looking for longer mid-winter race, the club's annual George Washington's Birthday Marathon is coming up this Sunday on February 17! The race includes options for a full marathon, as well as a three-runner relay, and registration includes free digital race photos, great food and finisher medals once you cross the finish line, and over $1500 in awards money to be distributed. The course includes 13 aid stations roughly every 2 miles, and is a USATF certified Boston qualifier. Even if you're not racing, we'd love to see you there as a volunteer, which you also register for via the race website linked above. We are still in need of volunteers, and all volunteers will get the same great looking long sleeve 1/4 zip tech tee as the runners.

The following weekend on February 24, DCRRC will be fielding a team for the RRCA Club Challenge Ten Miler in Columbia, MD. This is your chance to compete against other local running clubs and represent DCRRC in a cross-country style team-scored event! If you are a current club member, we will pay your entry fee, and your participation is free. Bus transportation to and from the race is also available by for $10, with pick-up & drop-off options at Courthouse or Dupont Circle.

The club's annual banquet and membership meeting will be on Sunday, March 3, at Maggiano's in Friendship Heights. Families are welcome, and there will be plenty of food included with cash bar available. The program will include presentation of annual awards, election of the following year's board of directors, a state of the club presentation, plus guest speaker Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, one of the world's leading running doctors and creator of the Air Force Efficient Running Program. Please register in advance if you plan to attend.

Happy running,



Upcoming Events

nZone Back to School 5k
Sat, Aug 24th, 2019, @8:00am
DCRRC 3+mile Cross Country Race, Kids' Races and Club Picnic
Sat, Aug 24th, 2019, @4:00pm
DCRRC Larry Noel 15K Race and 3K Fun Run
Sun, Sep 1st, 2019, @5:00pm
Board Of Directors Meeting
Thu, Sep 12th, 2019, @7:00pm
National Zoo Fast & the Fierce 5K
Sat, Sep 14th, 2019, @8:00am
Book Club
Sun, Sep 15th, 2019, @4:00pm
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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.