The “Snowmageddon” of 2010 taught me a thing or two about trying to train for anything long through the winter. (Lesson learned: Stop it.) Boston will probably be the only spring marathon I ever put on my agenda again (2014), and I’ll leave every other year up to the short n’ sweet adventures.
That said, here a few coming up in the DC area! Check ‘em out & join us…
Run for Humans’ Rights | March 30 | Falls Church, VA
Saturday, 8:00 AM
“Join Amnesty International at the inaugural Run for Rights 5K! It’s a must for your bragging rights in the local running and human rights community!
Bluemont Park in Arlington, VA. Parking is available at Bluemont Park at N. 4th St & Manchester St. Race begins at 8:00 AM, on-site registration & packet pick up at 7:00 AM.”
Crystal City Friday 5Ks | April 5 – 26 | Arlington, VA
Fridays, 6:30 PM
What better way to kick off your weekend than a quick run and a run-party afterward? I recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early to pick up your race-bib, as the lines get long, but that just means you know you’re in the right place! A good crowd treks down to Arlington every Friday to take advantage of these weekly evening runs.
I’ll be stopping in for at least one of these, hoping to kick a few more seconds off that 5k PR.
Race to Stop the Silence 8K | April 14 | Freedom Plaza
Sunday – 9 AM
“Good Food, Good Exercise and a Good Cause….
Can you beat the Army and the Redskins? Find out at the 10th annual
Race (and walk) to Stop the Silence 8K off Freedom Plaza, in partnership with the Washington Redskins Alumni Association.”
For information and registration see: www.dcrace.org. Special discount code for DOTR readers - Plug in CODE “DOTR30″. For additional discounts for others or questions, contact Pamela Pine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll also be at this one, toeing the 8K starting line for the first time in a while.
What short races are calling your running shoes this spring?