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.

*** NEW TIME *** SMR May 17 - Downtown Tour

Date: Sunday, May 17

Time: 7:30AM - NEW TIME

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

Distance: 2-10 miles

Remember, 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 run rain or shine, but will post on this site if at any time the runs are canceled due to serious inclement weather.

Routes for this week

9 mile, with shorter and longer distance options: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/67313058

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.

The route this week is designed as a loop, but if you want shorter mileage it is an out and back.

If you want longer mileage you can go up the hill and around the capitol before continuing around the mall (this will add an additional 1mile).

We will begin all routes taking a right out of Fuse and making the first Right onto Connecticut Ave. Merge onto 17th St and then take a Left onto Pennsylvania Ave (by the White House). Make a Right onto 15th and then a Left back onto Pennsylvania Ave. Follow until you hit the Capitol and make a Right onto 3rd St NW and then a Left onto Jefferson Dr SW. Take Jefferson down the National Mall. Take a Left onto 14th St and take the 14th St Bridge and take a Right off to hit the Mount Vernon Trail. Follow the Trail until the Arlington Bridge and a Right to take the bridge back across. Loop around the Lincoln and take a Left onto Henry Bacon Dr. Take a right onto Constitution and then a Left onto 19th St. Take 19th back to Dupont Circle and Fuse.

4.5 mile option: Turn around at the Capitol

6 mile option: Turn Right on 14th (instead of Left) and take 14th back to Pennsylvania and backtrack the first 1.5miles back to Dupont

9 mile option: Complete the full route loop

10 mile option: Complete the full loop route and also add in around the Capitol (at mile 2.5)

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/or a noon Will Power and Grace with Lisa!!! So many choices!!!!

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.

Upcoming Events

Alexandria Turkey Trot
Thu, Nov 26th, 2015, @9:00am
Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell run 5K
Sat, Dec 5th, 2015, @8:00am
2015 DCRRC Bread Run 10K
Sun, Dec 6th, 2015, @10:00am
2015 DCRRC Gar Williams Half Marathon
Sun, Dec 13th, 2015, @9:00am
Holiday Relays Followed by Happy Hour
Wed, Dec 16th, 2015, @7:00pm
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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.