Group Training Runs in the Washington Area

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    Last Updated: April 18, 2012, by Jay Jacob Wind.  [Send additions and corrections]


     
    DAY / TIME LOCATION CONTACT ATTENDANCE, DISTANCE, PACE
    SATURDAY WORKOUTS
    Saturday
    6:30 am / 7:30 am
    Carolina BBQ
    Ashburn VA
    www.runashburn.org
    Runners and walkers, beginners and marathoners are all welcome.
    Saturday 
    7:00 am (May 28-September), 
    8:00 am (October-May)
    Iwo Jima Memorial 
    Arlington VA
    Saturday Long Run 
    DC Road Runners Club
    703-241-0395  David Kapson
    30-100 runners 
    10-22 miles, all paces
    Saturday 7:00 am Fort DuPont Park 
    Washington DC
    Fort DuPont Trail Runners 
    Wendall Brown 202-581-5005
    5 runners 
    10 - 22 miles, 6:30 - 8:30/mile
    Saturday 7:00 am 
    Bagel Runs
    Wilde Lake Village Center 
    Columbia MD
    Howard County Striders
    Ray Lake 410-964-1998
    1-20 runners 
    7-20 miles
    Saturday 7:00 am Conte Building, Annapolis MD
    (Route 450 near Annapolis Mall)
    Annapolis Striders 410-268-1165 
    Brian Wright 202-267-6811 w
    10 to 50 runners 
    2-20 miles
    Saturday 7:00 am Ashland, mile zero, 
    North Central Trail
    Trail Snails 
    Jordan Feldman
    6 to 20 miles 
    9 to 12 minute pace
    Saturday 
    7:00 am (June-September), 
    8:00 am (October-May)
    Belle Haven Park trail 
    Alexandria VA
    Potomac Runners 40-60 runners 
    5-20 miles, all paces
    Saturday 
    7:30 am summer, 
    8:00 am winter
    Meadowbrook Stables, Chevy ChaseMD
    MeadowbrookLn&East-West Hwy 
    Montgomery County Road Runners Club  Richie Weiss 301-340-6422 Trail run 
    Various sizes
    Saturday 7:30 am Paper Mill Parking Lot on the NCR, 
                     Cockeysville, MD
    Baltimore Road Runners Club
    Ellen Hoitsma 410-377-6310, ehoitsma@aol.com
    1-20 runners, 7-20 miles
    Saturday 8:00 am Ken-Gar Palisades Park 
    Beach Drive, Kensington MD
    Montgomery County Road Runners Club  Richie Weiss 301-340-6422 15-25 runners 
    6-8 miles
    Saturday 8:00 am Greenbelt National Park 
    Sweetgum Area
    Prince George's Running Club
    Cindy Cohen (202-521-1495)  
    10-30 runners 
    2-10 miles
    Saturday 8:00 am Thomas Jefferson Community Center 
    Arlington VA
    TJ Road Runners Club 
    Richard Rhoads 703-536-5153
    5 guys 
    5 miles, easy pace
    Saturday 8:00 am Pierce Mill, Rock Creek Park 
    Washington DC
    Mid-Atlantic Dead Runners Society
    Jeff Reed
    10-15 runners 
    5-20 miles, long-distance pace
    Saturday 8:30 am Carderock Rec. Area IDB Runners' Club 6-20 runners
    Saturday 10:00 am 23rd & P Streets, NW 
    Washington DC
    DC Front Runners
    202-628-3223
    50-100 runners 
    3 or 4 miles, all paces
    Saturday mornings 
    various times (Nov-Apr)
    LBJ Park (Pentagon parking lot) 
    Arlington VA
    DC FIT www.dcfit.net 
    202-269-0100
    Various routes/distances 
    All ability levels welcome
    SUNDAY WORKOUTS
    Sunday 7:30 am Trail Runs on Seneca Creek Greenway Trail from Gaithersburg to Potomac River (20+ miles) at either the Rt 355 or Rt 28 trailheads. The run alternates locations between Route 28 and Route 355: going to Route 28 on the second and fourth Sunday of the month) and Route 355 on first, third and at times, fifth Sunday of the month).  Montgomery County Road Runners Club
    Ed Schultze 301-258-0281
    Distances covered range from 6-11 miles or more. 
    Small group usually of around 6 to 10 runners.
    Sunday 8:00 am Ken-Gar Palisades Park 
    Beach Drive, Kensington MD
    Montgomery County Road Runners Club  Richie Weiss 301-340-6422 50-150 runners 
    6-20 miles, all paces
    Sunday 8:00 am 3300 M Street (outside Staples) 
    in Georgetown, Washington DC
    Washington Running Club 6-10 runners 
    10-18 miles, 6:00-8:30 pace
    Sunday 9:00 am Fleet Feet, 1841 Columbia Rd NW 
    Washington DC 20009
    Fleet Feet - Jan or Phil Fenty
    202-387-3888 w
    20-100 runners 
    5-18 miles, all paces
    Sunday 9:00 am 23rd & P Streets, NW 
    Washington DC
    DC Front Runners
    202-628-3223
    10-20 runners 
    3-18 miles, all paces
    Sunday 9:30 am (winter) 
    Sunday 8:00 am (summer)
    Greenbelt Youth Center 
    Greenbelt MD
    Prince George's Running Club
    Cindy Cohen (202-521-1495)  
    4-24 miles 
    2-10 runners
    MONDAY WORKOUTS
    Monday 12:15 pm Beginner's easy run
    Meet at IADB Gym
    Washington DC
    IDB Runners' Club
    Pacer: José L. 
    Salazar
    3 to 4 miles
    Monday 6:30 pm Sprint Training
    Washington-Lee High School
    Arlington VA
    Potomac Valley Track Club
    Webmaster
    Coached workout on track
    Short-distance repeats
    Monday 6:30 pm Federal Hill Runners
    Federal Hill Fitness, 39 E. Cross Street
    Baltimore MD
    Federal Hill Runners
    Ryan McGrath
    2-6 runners
    All speeds from beginning walkers to very fast
    Monday 6:30 pm Monday Evening trail runs 
    Falls Road Running Center 
    Baltimore MD
    Baltimore Road Runners Club
    Jim Adams
    Trail runs through Robert E. Lee Park 
    Various paces, all are welcome 
    Monday 6:30 pm Potomac River Running Store Potomac River Running Store
    3924 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA 22203 (703-243-2332)
    Group run
    Monday 6:30 pm
    Potomac River Running Store
    Leesburg VA
    www.runashburn.org
    Runners and walkers, beginners and marathoners are all welcome
    Monday 7:00 pm
    Falls Church High School Track
    www.pvtc.org/workouts
    Coached speed workout on HS track
    Monday through Friday 7:00 pm Eldersburg MD Eldersburg Rogue Runners
    Club President
    20 - 30 runners of all ages, endurance and pace. Check the website for Location.
    TUESDAY WORKOUTS
    Tuesday 5:00 am Board of Education behind Clyde's
    Ashburn VA
    www.runashburn.org Runners and walkers, beginners and marathoners are all welcome
    Tuesday 6:00 am Fleet Feet Sports
    68 Market Street (in the Kentlands)
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878
    Chris Gault, 301-926-6442 10-20 runners 
    Tuesday 7:00 am CycleLife
    3255 K Street NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    Former Holton-Arms distance running coach Abby Rotman hosts FREE group runs, 202.333.8883 Endurance training
    Tuesday 7:00 am Roosevelt Island Run IDB Runners' Club
    Pacer: José L. Salazar
    8 miles
    Tuesday 5:00 pm 19th Street and K Street, DC 
    adjacent to International Square
    Farragut West Metro Runs 
    Mark Shinn 703-593-4445
    2-10 runners 
    30 minute run to Lincoln Memorial
    Tuesday 6:00 pm Univ of Maryland Track 
    College Park MD
    Prince George's Running Club
    Cindy Cohen (202-521-1495)  
    workout on track 
    3-15 runners
    Tuesday 6:15 pm U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool 
    3rd & Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Potomac Runners 40-60 runners 
    5-12 miles, all paces
    Tuesday 6:15 pm Gilman Track 
    Baltimore MD
    Baltimore Road Runners Club
    Coach Troy Jacobson
    coached workout on track
    Tuesday 6:30 pm Hudson Trail Outfitters group runs
    Tenley location: 5600 Little Falls Parkway, Washington Episcopal School
    Rockville location: 865 Rockville Pike, Starbucks Wintergreen Plaza
    Pentagon Row Hudson Trail Outfitters: 1101 South Joyce Street, Arlington VA 22202
    Stacey Cohan
    301-840-0650 x121
    Coached workout
    Up to 5 miles
    Tuesday 6:30 pm
    Potomac River Running Store
    Ashburn
    www.runashburn.org Runners and walkers, beginners and marathoners are all welcome
    Tuesday 6:30 pm T.C. Williams High School Track 
    Alexandria VA
    Northern Virginia Running Club
    Andresa Hart 202-841-4396
    20-40 runners 
    coached workout on track
    Tuesday 6:30 pm 
    (Summer)
    Lake Needwood 
    Rockville MD
    Montgomery County Road Runners Club 
    Richie Weiss 301-340-6422
    15-20 runners 
    6-8 miles
    Tuesday 6:30 pm
    (fall/winter/spring)
    Wintergreen Plaza
    Rockville MD
    Montgomery County Road Runners Club 
    Richie Weiss 301-340-6422
    15-20 runners 
    6-8 miles
    Tuesday 6:30 pm Ashburn, Burke, and Reston Potomac River Running Stores
    20630 Ashburn Rd #147, Ashburn VA 20147 (703-729-0133)
    5715 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke VA 22015 (703-978-0500)
    11911 Democracy Drive, Reston VA 20190, (703-689-0999)
    15-20 runners 
    6-8 miles
    Tuesday 6:30 pm Gaithersburg High School 
    Gaithersburg MD
    Montgomery County Road Runners Club 10-20 runners 
    track workout
    Tuesday 6:30 pm Washington-Lee High School Track
    Arlington VA
    Washington Running Club 10-20 runners 
    track workout
    Tuesday 7:00 pm Pacers of Arlington
    3100 Clarendon Blvd.
    Arlington VA
    Chris Farley
    703-248-6883
    10-15 runners
    5-10 miles
    Tuesday 7:00 pm 
    (April-September) 
    23rd & P Streets, NW 
    Washington DC
    DC Front Runners
    202-628-3223
    20-50 runners 
    5-9 miles, all paces
    Tuesday 7:00 pm 
    (September-April) 
    Great Hall, Union Station 
    Washington DC
    DC Front Runners
    202-628-3223
    20-50 runners 
    6 miles, all paces
    WEDNESDAY WORKOUTS
    3rd Wednesday 
    12 noon each month 
    Jefferson Memorial 
    Washington DC
    DC Road Runners Club
    Jay Wind 703-218-2726
    20-40 runners 
    Free 3K Race
    Wednesday 
    12:15 pm
    Beginner's easy run
    Meet at IADB Gym
    Washington DC
    IDB Runners' Club
    Pacer: Ana 
    Nuchowich
    3 to 4 miles
    Wednesday 5:30 pm Homewood Field, JHU 
    Baltimore MD
    Baltimore Road Runners Club 6-mile 
    out-and-back loop
    Wednesday 6:00 pm CycleLife
    3255 K Street NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    Former Holton-Arms distance running coach Abby Rotman hosts FREE group runs, 202.333.8883 Speed and strength training
    Wednesday 6:00 pm Georgetown Running Company, 3401 M Street NW
    Washington DC
    E-mail the store (202-337-8626) All ages and paces welcome
    Wednesday 6:15 pm The Warwick House, 1221 South Eads Street, Crystal City 
    Arlington VA
    Pietro Michelucci 2-10 runners/40 minutes 
    All paces
    Wednesday 6:15 pm Washington-Lee High School Track
    Arlington VA
    Potomac Runners 30-50 runners 
    coached workout on track
    Wednesday 6:30 pm Potomac River Running Store Potomac River Running Store
    3513 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008 (202-244-3544)
    Group run
    Wednesday 6:30 pm Washington-Lee High School Track
    Arlington VA
    Washington Running Club women 
    Nate Reilly, coach
    10 elite women 
    intensive coached track workout
    Wednesday 6:30 pm Washington-Lee High School Track
    Arlington VA
    Running Enclave 
    Jim Hopkins, coach
    2-10 runners/40 minutes 
    All paces
    Wednesday 6:45 pm Washington-Lee High School Track
    Arlington VA
    DC Road Runners Club
    Ed Grant 703-620-1843 h
    30-50 runners 
    coached workout on track
    Wednesday 6:45 pm U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool 
    3rd & Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington Running Club 6-9 miles, 6-10 runners 
    6:00-8:30 pace
    Wednesday 7:00 pm 
    (fall/winter/spring) 
     

    (summer)

    Richard Montgomery 
    High School Track (lighted) 
    Rockville MD

    Montgomery College, Rockville MD

    Montgomery County Road Runners Club 
    Richie Weiss 301-340-6422
    75-150 runners 
    track workout - all paces
    THURSDAY WORKOUTS
    Thursday 5:00 am
    Board of Education behind Clyde's
    Ashburn VA
    www.runashburn.org Runners and walkers, beginners and marathoners are all welcome
    Thursday 7:00 am and 12:15 pm Speedwork at Hains Point IDB Runners' Club
    Pacer: Jim Mort
    Short intensive runs
    Thursday 5:00 pm 19th Street and K Street, DC 
    adjacent to International Square
    Farragut West Metro Runs 
    Mark Shinn 703-593-4445
    2-10 runners 
    30 minute run to Lincoln Memorial
    Thursday 6:00 pm Smithsonian Metro Station (Mall entrance)
    Washington DC
    Capital Striders ( Running Club)
    Rick Amernick
    20 runners 
    Meet at 5:45 pm
    4 to 6 miles at a 10-minute/mile pace
    Thursday 6:00 pm Bluemont Park 
    Arlington VA
    Northern Virginia Running Club
    Lynn Ju
    20 runners 
    6 miles, all paces 
    Tempo run
    Thursday 6:15 pm 
    (fall, winter, spring) 

    (summer)

    W&OD Trail, Reston VA 
    Wiehle Road Commuter Lot 

    South Lakes High School Track 

    Reston Runners
    Box 2924, Reston VA 20191 
    703-437-FOOT or 
    Tom Voeller 703-860-9623 h
    10-20 runners 
    trail run, all paces 

    10-20 runners, coached workout 

    Thursday 6:15 pm U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool 
    3rd & Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Potomac Runners 40-60 runners 
    5-8 miles, all paces
    Thursday 6:00 pm 
    (summer) 

    (fall/winter/spring)

    Rockville MD
    Lake Needwood 

    Wintergreen Plaza

    Montgomery County
    Road Runners Club
    Richie Weiss 301-340-6422
    15-20 runners 
    6-8 miles
    Thursday 6:30 pm Potomac River Running Store Potomac River Running Store
    3924 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA 22203 (703-243-2332)
    Group run (Ladies only)
    Thursday 6:30 pm Fleet Feet Sports
    68 Market Street (in the Kentlands)
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878
    Chris Gault, 301-926-6442 10-20 runners 
    Thursday 6:30 pm
    Stone Bridge High School
    Ashburn VA
    www.runashburn.org Runners and walkers, beginners and marathoners are all welcome
    Thursday 7:00 pm 23rd & P Streets, NW 
    Washington DC
    DC Front Runners
    202-628-3223
    10-20 runners 
    5-9 miles, all paces
    FRIDAY WORKOUTS
    Friday ... ... ..
    IRREGULAR WORKOUTS
    Various days 
    and times
    Various locations 
    and terrains
    Hash House Harriers 
    202-783-5260 (202-PUDJAM-0)
    Various sizes, distances and paces 
    ON-ON!
    Various days 
    and times
    Various locations 
    and terrains
    Virginia Happy Trails Running Club
    Anstr Davidson
    Various sizes, distances and paces 
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