A Note on Track Etiquette

DCRRC shares the Washington-Lee track with other groups, as well as individual runners and walkers.  A few simple rules will keep us safe, avoid collisions, and allow athletes to run unimpeded.  

  1. The Lane-One Rule (Part A): When you are running the "fast" (non-recovery) part of the workout, you "own" Lane One.  Faster runners will pass around you in Lane Two - and if you are one of those faster runners, swing out to Lane Two to pass.  It does not matter what your pace is - stick to Lane One.  
  2. The Lane-One Rule (Part B): As a corollary to the first rule, keep Lane Two clear so that others may pass.  If you are running in a pack, still keep to Lane One; do not run two or three-abreast.  
  3. The Recovery Rule:  Take your recovery jogs in Lane Four or on the inside of the track.  When returning to Lane One, always check behind you so that you do not cut others off.
  4. Other Groups:  Try as we might, not all other groups using the track are as sensitive to these simple rules of Track Etiquette.  Politely remind others not to encumber the track if this becomes a problem.

Directions to Track

Track workouts are held on the track at Washington-Liberty (formerly Washington-Lee) High School.

From Washington DC: take I-66 east to the Glebe Road exit, turn right on Glebe, right on 15th Street for about 0.4 miles, to Stafford Street, turn right and cross over I-66 and the school is on your left.
From Vienna and points west in Virginia: take I-66 east to the Fairfax Drive exit, follow Fairfax Drive for about 0.8 mile to Stafford Street, turn left for about 0.3 miles and the school is on your right.
From Alexandria: take Glebe Road going north until turning right on 15th Street, and proceed as from DC.
Metro: Washington-Liberty is a short walk from both the Virginia Square and Ballston Metro stations (Orange/Silver lines).

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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.