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***Updated May 2015***

Looking for running buddies? Post on the forum to find a group! Also, check out the Club Calendar for scheduled runs. Want to start a regular weekly group run? E-mail to get it posted!


Club Track Workouts - Washington, DC

Banneker High School Track Workout - Wed Morning
Join Hilary Cairns as she leads track workouts early Wednesday mornings at Banneker High School Track. Workout starts at 5:45 AM. Intervals range from 400m-2 miles for a total of 3-4 miles of speed. All abilities welcome. Banneker High School is located at 800 Euclid St. NW. Enter the campus and bear right at the fork. The athletic center and track will be on your right. Contact Hilary to be added to the track email list. Weekly emails include the workout plan as well as any last-minute changes in location. Contact Hilary

Wilson High School Track Workout - Wed Evening
Wednesdays at  6:30 PM. Join Hillary Peabody at Wilson High School as she leads weekly track workouts. The track is located behind the aquatic center and high school on Nebraska Ave in Washington, DC. It is easily accessible via Metro (Tenleytown stop). Athletes warm up on the track BEFORE 6:30 PM and begin a pre-planned workout together at 6:30 PM, including plyometrics and speed intervals. Afterwards the group usually cools down together and does a core workout, and then many will go to Whole Foods (next to the metro stop) together for dinner.
Contact Hillary if you want to be added to the listserv: hillarypeabody(at)yahoo(dot)com. If you do not receive a response in a week, e-mail her again. Sometimes e-mails get lost in her inbox Check the thread for the most updated info: here.

Roosevelt High School Track Workout - Thur Morning
Join Sara Adland as she leads track workous Thursdays at 7am at the Roosevelt High School Track in Petworth. All abilities welcome. Contact Sara to be added to her weekly email list and learn more about the workouts.

Washington-Lee High School Track Workout - Wed Morning

Meet Chris and the FAAST group at the corner of N. Stafford St. and Washington Blvd part of the track. Warm up starts at 6am followed by Plyos (butt kicks, high knees, etc.) around 6:15am. Main set starts around 6:20am. The workout usually finishes around 7:10-7:15am.  


Washington, DC

DC Tri Winter Marathon/Half Marathon Training Group - *2016-2017 season*
The Winter Running Group is a spin-off from Wednesday track workouts at Wilson. During the polar vortex winter of 2013-2014, some track regulars based in downtown DC decided to get together at the weekend for winter marathon training and it was seriously motivating. This year the group will continue with weekly runs on Saturdays only. Typically runs start between 9 and 10AM and they will head out from a different location each week. The first run of the plan will be Saturday October 29, but runners are welcome to join mid-plan. They will follow a training plan that will have you ready for a marathon/half-marathon by March. The plan isn’t strict – people can join for the full run or a part of it, whatever suits them. The goal is to have a few different pace groups each week. Regardless of pace, we will all start and finish together – when the final runner is done, we all head off for hot drinks and food (preferably cake). Find out more about the runs at: or contact Mark Raugust


Sunday Rock Creek Park Run (See Note below for Status)
Sundays at 9:00 AM from Pierce Mill. This run is a popular off-season run that often continues year round. Out and back and loop trails; distance of your choice, typically from 3 to 11 miles; terrain: lots of hills, flat pavement, or flattish trails. Since the Pierce Mill Visitors Center was renovated, the group now meets in the south parking lot (downstream)--the one with the bathrooms. Ride there to make it a brick.

NOTE: We currently do not have a Lead for this run, so it is best to check this forum thread to if anyone is planning to meet or if you want to get a group together!  If you'd like to be a run leader, email


Partner Runs

Run with Potomac River Running =PR= (merchant partner)
Looking for a weekday group run? Longtime club partner Potomac River Running hosts weekly group runs from all of their 8 locations so, no matter where you live in the area, there's a great training opportunity for you!  For details, visit the =PR= website

Here is a sampling of their weekly schedule:

  • Arlington - Ladies Night - Tuesday at 6:30-7:30pm
  • Arlington - Pub Run - Wednesday at 6:30-8pm
  • DC - All-Comer's Fun Run - Wednesday at 6:30-7:30pm
  • Fairfax - Fun Run - Monday at 6:30-7:30pm
  • Reston - All-Comer's Fun Run - Tuesday at 6:30-7:30pm
  • Reston - All-Comer's Fun Run - Thursday at 6:30-7:30pm
  • Tysons - All-Comer's Fun Run - Tuesday at 6:30-7:30pm


Community Groups

Check out our community groups and join them to find out about group runs and other group workouts in Capitol Hill, Montgomery County (MoCo Mafia), Fairfax/Alexandria/Springfield (FAAST) areas.


Other Opportunities
If someone is interested in setting up other training opportunities, please contact Training