Welcome! This is the home of the new SMR (Sunday Mid Run).

The SMR will be offered year round. The fall/winter season runs will start at 8:30AM.

Every Sunday, we meet at Fuse Pilates Studio (2008 Hillyer Place NW) just off Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.

All skill levels and paces are welcome! All weekly routes can be tailored to accomodate shorter or longer mileage options.

For more, see the Frequently Asked Questions below or email Kristi at kristi@dcroadrunners.org.

SMR December 27 - Zoo Run (Bao Bao'a Gingerbread House)

Date: Sunday, December 27

Time: 8:30AM

Location: Fuse Pilates in Dupont Circle area (2008 Hillyer Rd NW Washington, DC)

Distance: 4-9 miles

Since it is that time of year, let's enjoy the Zoo's holiday decorations of lights and Bao Bao's Gingerbread House  

As always, Fuse opens 10 minutes prior to the start of our runs. If you arrive any earlier the doors will be locked, so just wait outside but you are in the right place!). The SMR runs do not have a sign-in/sign-out so please make sure to stick with a buddy and please click on the route pre-run to decide what option you would like to do. We do have Gatorade, water, and will help you get matched up to someone that is running your pace and distance.

Route for this week

The route for this week is a loop with plenty of options for mileage. We will begin all routes taking a right out of Fuse and making the first left onto Connecticut Ave. Follow Connecticut all the way up to the zoo entrance (Olmstead Way). Take a right into the zoo and follow Olmstead through the zoo to hit Rock Creek Trail. Take a right onto the trail.

4-mile option: Follow Rock Creek Trail to the Calvert Hill. Take a right to go up the hill and at the top turn right onto Calvert Street. Take a right to hit Connecticut Ave and take it back to Fuse. Route map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/505882396

5-mile option: Follow Rock Creek Trail to the P Street turnoff. Take a right off the trail to go up to hit P Street and take a right. Follow P Street and take a left onto 21st St NW. Take 21st back to Hillyer Place and Fuse. Route map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/505885822

9-mile option: Follow Rock Creek Trail till you hit the Lincoln Memorial. Take a left at the Memorial and then a left onto Henry Bacon Driver. Take a right onto Constitution Ave and follow to 15th St NW. Take a right onto 15th St and go past the White House and take a right onto H St NW and a right onto 16th St NW. Follow 16th St to left onto R St NW. Follow R St NW till it hits Connecticut Ave and take it back to Fuse. Route map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/505888654

You can tailor any of the routes to meet your running needs if you prefer to run less or more mileage. If you need help or have questions, please email Kristi@dcroadrunners.org.

Fuse Pilates after SMR

Have you "liked" Fuse Pilates on Facebook? How about following their Twitter feed? Now, Fuse has an app!

Following our runs Fuse offers several different Sunday Pilates classes (at cost). There's a 9:30am Fuse Jump with Randi, 10:00am Fuse Focus with Clare, a 10:45am Mat Class with Laci, and a 11:00am Chair Class with Tori to really make your morning hardcore!

Fuse offers several first-timers' class specials and 10% off all other classes and packages for DC Road Runners. So make sure and tell them you're from the running club! It's a great way to get a full well-rounded Sunday morning workout (run then Pilates!).


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SMR Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What time does the SMR meet?
For the summer/fall season we will start promptly at 7:30am. For the winter/spring season we will start promptly at 8:30am.

Q: Where is Fuse Pilates located?
A: Fuse is located at 2008 Hillyer Place NW, Washington DC 20001. Hillyer is between Q and R Streets NW, right off of Connecticut Avenue. The closest metro stop is Dupont Circle and there is street parking available. 

Q: What is the cost of the SMR?
A: There is no cost to participate in an SMR. For liability we ask that you are a member of DC Road Runners Club. More information on membership can be found here.

Q: Can I just show up? Is there any protocol?
A: Yes, you can just come and show up. There is no protocol, except sometimes we ask if there are any new people just to say hi.

Q: How fast is everyone?
A: We have all paces from 8 minute miles to 14 minute miles.

Q: What if I don't want to go the full planned distance?
A: No problem, just turn around when you've gone half as far as you want to. There are usually runners going 2-3 miles shorter, and even some maniacs who go further.

Q: I have a specific race I am training for, will this group work for me?
A: The SMR functions as an informal run without formal coaching. We will have coaches on-hand, but if you are looking for a specific time goal or race strategy we suggest you check out the DC Road Runners formal half or full marathon training programs.

Q: What is the difference between the SLR and the SMR
A: The SMR is a new concept geared to runners who are looking to start distance running and will offer run distances of 2-13miles. The SMR is also geared to medium to slow paces. The SLR typically is geared to higher distances and fast to medium paces.

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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.