Run DC: November Races (Giveaway)!

Welcome to taper week! In need of distractions, and thoughts of running miles on end. Here’s looking ahead…

Another month, another series of races to test those fast-twitch muscle fibers! Apparently Fall is synonymous with “speed” in the running world, because the list of 5 & 10Ks available in this area is seemingly endless. You definitely have a fair choice of the lengthy ones, too – namely the NYC and Philly Marathons (not local, but you get it) – should you choose them. But today I’m bringing you a list of all the weekend possibilities to run with a smaller crew and with shorter breaths.

Stay tuned – there’s a giveaway in here, too!*

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November 3-4

Fill the Shoes 5K – Alexandria, VA
National Race to End Women’s Cancer (8K, 1 mi) – Freedom Plaza, DC
Dash 5K & Doggie Fun Run – Rock Creek Park, DC
Rockville 10K/5K – Rockville, MD

November 10-11

Run for Rwanda 5K – GWU Campus, DC
Candy Cane City 5K – Chevy Chase, MD
PRR Nearly Naked Mile (1 mi) – Reston Town Center (Reston), VA

Veteran’s Day 10K – West Potomac Park, DC
If there’s a race on my November agenda, this will likely be it. The 3+ year old 10K PR needs an update.

*November 17th – Run for Shelter 10K & 5K*

Held in association with Pacers Events, Run for Shelter is the only race in Alexandria, VA., dedicated to ending homelessness.

I have two comp registrations up for grabs! If you want to run this race, and test your 10/5-K legs, let me know…

-Leave a comment with your 10/5-K goal!
-Tweet a link with the Run for Shelter Race site & shout-out!
(@Run4Shelter10k , #MilesThatMatter )

The race is a flat, fast out-and-back course which begins and ends just  steps from the US PTO Madison Building on Eisenhower Ave in Alexandria,VA. With a 10K, 5K, and 1 mile fun run, its the perfect race for families and runners of all skill level. The race is November 17 and begins at 8am.

November 18

Hydrocephalus 5K – West Potomac Park, DC
Vienna Turkey Trot 10K & 5K – Vienna, VA

November 22 – Happy Thanksgiving!

SOME Turkey Trot 5K – Freedom Plaza, DC


Check out the RunWashington site for events all the way up to Baltimore, down to Roanoke and everywhere in between. Who’s signing up??



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8 responses to “Run DC: November Races (Giveaway)!

  1. My 10k PR also badly needs an update. My “current” one is from 2008! So let’s say my new goal would be…under 55 minutes. Maybe under 54.

  2. I wish I didn’t live in Southern VA and could do the race! It sounds like a great one!

  3. My 10K PR is an embarrassing 5 years old. I know I can break the 50 minute mark and would love to do so before the end of the year. ~BeckySD

  4. Oooh! My 10K goal is to break an hour. I hit 1:02 at the Clarendon Day 10K and it was hot, so I had to walk. I think in cooler weather I can do it!

  5. My 10 K goal is to finish (while I have finished a half marathon — twice, I have never run a 10 K on purpose — I ran an 8K that was poorly marked in an hour and 15 — the person next to me offered she had run 6.2 miles, and when I tried this summer I suffered my first charley horse right over the starting line and crumpled in pain…) I know I am slow but each at their own ability, right? And it is so close by.

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