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 are 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 15 - Bridge to Bridge

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Time: 8:30AM

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

Distance: 4-11 miles

If you are looking for a social run group to get in your longer miles for a 10K, 10-Miler, or half marathon -- we are that group.

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.

Routes for this week

The route for this week is a loop with plenty of options for mileage: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/71647782.

We will begin all routes taking a left out of Fuse and making the first left onto 21st and then a right on P Street. Run over Rock Creek Parkway and take a left on the Rock Creek Park Trail, heading south toward Georgetown. When you get to the waterfront, take a left at the Boathouse.

4-mile option: Turn around at the Kennedy Center and head back to Fuse Pilates the way we came.6-mile option: Run around the Lincoln Memorial and head back to Fuse Pilates the way we came.

7-mile option: Continue over the Memorial Bridge and take the Mt Vernon Trail toward the Key Bridge. Run across the Key Bridge and take a right on M Street. Cut through Rose Park to P Street and head back to Fuse Pilates via P Street to 21st Steet.

11.5-mile option: Continue north on RCP Trail to the Zoo. Take a left on Omstead Walk and take a left on Connecticut Ave. Take a left at Calvert St and then a right onto Columbia Rd back to Fuse Pilates via Conneticutt Ave.

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 10:00am Fuse Focus with Clare, a 10:45am Mat Class with Gillian, a 11:00am Chair Class with Tori, and more.

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?
A:
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.

Upcoming Events

2014 Island Creek ES PTA's 5K and 1 Mile fun run
Sat, Apr 26th, 2014, @7:30am
Vienna Elementary 5K
Sat, Apr 26th, 2014, @8:00am
Friends of Montessori Education 5K
Sat, May 3rd, 2014, @7:30am
Community Residences 5K & Fun Run
Sat, May 3rd, 2014, @9:00am
Mark's Run
Sun, May 4th, 2014, @7:30am
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The DC Road Runners Club is a chapter of the Road Runners Club of America and are 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.