Anyone have info on the annual Christmas Light Run and carol singing, which took place from Union Station across the Mall for several years? I think it may have been canned due to crowd size and getting a permit. Was fun run, singing, and pub afterwards; maybe several hundred participated. Are there other such runs around? Might be nice to have an informal one.
I think this is still happening on Tues...here's the email Hillary forwarded to the weds night track practice people:
Announcing a new Meetup for DC Capital Striders Running Group!
What: *****2ND Annual HOLIDAY LIGHT RUN!!!!!****
When: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 6:30 PM
Where: Union Station
DC - Red Line
Washington, DC 20002
Description of Event
This is a free event! Open to anyone who wishes to run with us, sing along holiday cheer and enjoy the sites around town. We will gather at the fountain in front of Union Station (Massachusetts Avenue, NE) at 6:30 pm. We will have a few packets to disseminate to the crowd but we hope many of you printed out versions of the packet online - find at www.dccapitalstriders.com soon!! We will sing a few songs at the Union Station fountain and then break into pace groups. Each pace group will leave the fountains in 4 minute increments. Post race – please join us for drinks and food specials at Union Pub.
We will have FREE bells that you can place on your shoes during the run!! DRESS IN YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY GEAR!!!
Each runner group will travel down Louisiana to the Capitol Building, then down the Mall to the National Christmas tree, where we will gather as a group to perform a couple of songs all together before heading off in groups again towards the National Portrait Gallery on F street. We will serenade the pedestrians near Gallery Place at the museum before heading back to Union Station, ending up at Union Pub on D street between 2nd and 3rd.
The total distance of run is 4.27 miles. If you don’t wish to run the entire distance, you can turnaround at a point that is best for you and return back to Union Pub.
After the run, Union Pub (located at 201 Massachusetts Avenue, NE) 202-546-7200 will be offering us food and drink deals and a special room for our members and participants. They have reserved the back dining room and patio for us. Please join us!!!
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