Race DC: Spring Shorts!

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.”


CC 5K Fridays

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

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 ppine@stopcsa.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?


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6 Responses to Race DC: Spring Shorts!

  1. Those sounds like some great races! Although I am currently training for some longer races (marathon in May, Half Ironman in July), I have a few shorter ones on my schedule this spring that have me excited! A few 5k’s a 15k, some shorter duathlons/tri, and of course some halves/fulls but I can’t help it I love to race.

    I can’t wait to train through next winter (yes I just said it) because I too will be running Boston 2014! I think I’ll be dancing while I run all winter in excitement, I finally made it there!

  2. Sounds like some fun races. I really need to figure out the rest of my race season or at least pick a few more races to focus on.

  3. I would SO much rather train for a long event during the winter than the summer! Especially in DC’s humidity! You are crazy =).

    No short races planned for me right now, no races until June in general, actually. I might try and peep some of the ones you posted, though, they sound fun!

  4. About to do a 10K to break myself in easy with Norak:) This is JUST the motivation I need.

  5. My first 10k killed me lol. I am yet to do any running this year through injury but i will be back by July 2013.

  6. I need to pick up a few races, you’ve just lit a fire under my ass :)

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