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The Scoop: September 25, 2017

The Scoop: September 25, 2017

Clarendon Day

Congratulations to all of the runners who came out yesterday for the #ClarendonDayRun. We had a beautiful day and a great downhill course. Check you race results here and pictures are coming up in the coming days. If you ran take a moment to complete our post race survey coming to your inbox today. We want to give you the best race experience possible so let us know what worked and what didn’t so we can do a better job next time.

Marine Corps Marathon

Running the Marine Corps Marathon? Huge news, Pacers Running, Brooks Running and MCM are working together to make your race experience even better. Shop at any Pacers Running location or online and if you spend $75 on any Brooks apparel or footwear we will pick up your race packet from National Harbor. The best part? We have the official Brooks Marine Corps gear on sale starting today. Jackets, hats, shirts, hoodies, it is all here and for sale in our online shop as well. To nab your MCM packet shop now, the offer ends on October 15. Check out the program here for all of the details. You have put in the hours of work to get to the start line, let us help you make the days leading up easier. Pacers will do the pick-up you do running around town to get to the finish line!

Pacers Running DCXC Invite presented by New Balance

Congratulations to all of the athletes who participated in the DCXC Invite on Saturday. The vibe was electric, the times were fast, the heat was on but you guys brought out your A game. Pictures will be posted on the DCXC Facebook page soon. Thank you for coming out and racing in DC, we were thrilled to have you.

Altra Trail Run

Get off of the roads and test run a pair or Altra’s at our Altra Trail Run at Lake Accotink Park on October 29 starting at 9:30am. This is not a race, just a low key run with some friends.  Rather than charge a registration fee let’s do something to benefit our community.  Cornerstones is collecting new or clean, gently used coats and new hats, gloves, scarves and mittens.  Food for Others will accept food donations, if you would like to donate please look at their approved list. We will not be able to keep perishable food cold so please go for some of the shelf stable items. Please register so we know you are coming and will have snacks and shoes ready for you. Run one loop, run 3, we will be out there from 9:30-noon, so make it your run.

Veterans Day 10k & Walk

Honor our Nation’s Veterans on November 12 at 8:00 plan to be at the Veterans Day 10k & Walk in DC. The course is flat and fast and the vibe is 100% DC. As a nod to the military nature of the race finishers will receive a coin. Register now and join us for the 17th running of this race.

We have social runs from all of locations most evenings and mornings too. Here are some of the highlights this week:


Joggers and Lagers

Port City Brewery is the place to meet tonight for a run. Meet up at the tasting room and 7pm and run the distance of your choice then meet back up for a beverage in the tasting room. The run is on us and the brew is on you!

Wigle Whiskey at Run Club

Join the Run Club at Pacers 14th Street at 6:30pm and sick around for a whiskey tasting with Wigle Whiskey. Run 3, 5, or 7 miles and drink 1, 2, or 3 sips- it’s your Monday, make it work!


Sport and Spine Rehab at Pacers Fairfax

Sport and Spine Rehab will be at Pacers Fairfax before and after the 7pm fun run. Check out any nagging pains or aches and get your miles in.


Track Relays and Duffy’s

Pacers 14th Street is taking track to a new level with Track Relays! Meet up at Pacers 14th Street and head over to the track at Banneker for relays. Running fast is fun but running fast with your friends is awesome!

Pace the Nation

After Farley sets the table for the show, at (6:38) we reprise our Northern Lights discussion. At (12:11) We are joined by the new American University Director of Track and Field Sean Graham, who has seen the Northern Lights. At (14:36) Sean talks about being on one of the top high school cross country teams in the country and relates his experience to nationally ranked local team from Loudoun Valley and offers unsolicited advise for our scientists. At (19:19) we talk about his experience running for William and Mary and his post collegiate experience and the transition from professional runner to coaching at the University of Kentucky. At (29:20) we talk about the opportunity at American, transitioning back to Washington DC and the forecast for team. At (46:30) Joanna talks about her current training and then at (50:31) Docs runs without a watch and other random observations that can fit in a three minute segment. At (56:20) Farley asks his co-hosts to deep dive a Thomas Edison story and finally at (1:01:01) we reluctantly cover a story that is making its rounds in the running community, which Farley does not want you to bring up with him going forward. At (1:04:53) Pacers is hiring and (1:06:42) we recap our Hurricane Harvey and Irma fund raising efforts.

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At the Millrose Games

Race Team || February 8, 2018 || Posted by: Jerry Alexander

This past weekend, the Pacers Running//GRC New Balance men’s team won the Distance Medley Relay (“DMR”) at the Millrose Games, which justifiably calls itself the most prestigious indoor track meet in the world.  The only way that non-professional athletes like the Pacers Running//GRC New Balance crew can compete at Millrose is in the DMR, which is […]

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The Scoop: January 22, 2018

Community || January 22, 2018 || Posted by: Pacers Staff

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Win the District

Community || November 1, 2017 || Posted by: Heather Jeff

You registered, you ran, you saw the sights and rocked the challenge. The Run the District challenge was a smashing success; thanks to each and every person who got out there any logged their miles with us. If you thought this was fun keep your eyes peeled for additional games we can play because we […]

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