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  • 2018

The Scoop: June 18, 2018

The Scoop: June 18, 2018

Trail Run at Burke Lake

Wow, thank you all for coming out to Burke Lake yesterday for a little early summer trail running. It was a solid showing and a beautiful day to grab some miles on a soft surface. A huge thank you to Kuang and Erica for putting the plan together. If you are looking for more opportunities to trail run check out the Pacers Trail Run group on Facebook and see what’s on tap next.


Something is happening at Pacers Navy Yard this summer and you are going to want to keep your eyes on social media to see what RunHaus is all about. The big reveal is coming this week, on Thursday, on the Summer Solstice- naturally. Follow us @runpacers #RunHaus


It feels like summer, it looks like summer, and summer racing is right around the corner at Crystal City Twilighter on July 21. Early race packet pick up opens this Thursday, aka the Summer Solstice, at Pacers Clarendon. You can pick up your race bib, your race tank or race bucks, a bib for your friend, and any gear you will need for race day during regular business hours beginning this Thursday. This year there is even more fun planned for the Run Club Throwdown. Get your crew, email [email protected] for your team race discount, and start thinking of your team walk up song for the Parade of Nations. Don’t forget to tag @runpacers #rcthrowdown to show how strong your Run Club team is. All of the details are here, see you in Crystal City.

The Great North American Naughtical Beer Mile

If you have been considering running a beer mile this is the time to commit to your team and your training to run one with us on August 11 at Pacers Navy Yard. The Great American Naughtical Beer Mile is the premier race event of the summer season. Grab your team, you will need four runners, one for each leg of the relay or have a go at it yourself. Four laps, one beer before each lap, equals a mile that will forever leave a mark!

This week there are runs from all locations and around town. Here are some of the highlight for the week ahead.


Joggers and Largers is on tonight and every Monday night at Port City Brewery in Alexandria. Take your run on a Monday night adventure, you will be rewarded with both endorphins and a delicious post run brew. #joggersandlagers


Do you have any nagging pains or aches that you have been meaning to get checked out? Procrastinate no more, come out to Pacers Clarendon tomorrow night at 7pm and chat with Dr. Reeb from Arlington Pain and Rehab. Get your issue assessed and get some miles with Nicole and the Clarendon Crew.

Thursday is the Summer Solstice!

Celebrate the start of summer with EcoArlington and Pacers Running. We are teaming up on Thursday June 21, for a 1-3 mile plogging adventure at Bluemont Park. The word plogging is a combination of jogging and “plocka upp,” Swedish for pick up where this trend started. There will be a picnic immediately following so stay for food and mingle.  A donation of $5 for the picnic per person paid on site is being requested and there will be vegetarian food options. More info can be found right here.

This Thursday is Saucony night at Pacers Clarendon. Product test the Ride ISO, Guide ISO and Kinvara 9 for the run. Want to try to win a chance of a free pair of Saucony shoes? Run through the streets of DC and VA testing the latest models while attending all of the Saucony Pacer Runs this summer. Runners must attend all four events to be eligible to win new kicks-

  • 7/2- 14th Street
  • 7/24- Navy Yard
  • 7/31- Alexandria

Last, but totally not least, there is a post run pop up Barre Class at Pacers Alexandria. Come for the run stay for the burn. The run begins at 7pm and Barre will happen right after at 8pm; all you need is a yoga mat.  Additionally we are having our birthday Thursday event at the same time….so double the fun. #ForEveryRun


This week on Episode 159 of the PaceTheNation podcast we start out with some World Cup talk and follow that up at (5:35) with some World Cup talk.

At (12:51) we are joined by 2018 NCAA 5k champion Sean McGorty (@spmcgorty12).

At (13:46) Joanna makes us talk about NOVA high school running and Sean talks about running for Chantilly High School and at (16:10) Sean talks about being in a running family.

At (22:30) Sean talks about soccer.

At (25:12) we take it back to the running and talk to Sean about his injury history over the last few years.

At (36:41) we talk about the 2018 outdoor season leading up to and including the NCAA 5k.

At (46:00) we are unsuccessful in our attempt to get breaking news, however Sean does tell us a little bit about whats next.

We are back (51:35) to recap the interview.

At (53:45) Docs talks about the confusion over his weekend long run and at (56:53) Docs talks about his one year reunion and at (1:01:10) Docs wonders why his GPS watch does not always sync quickly.

At (1:03:30) Farley pretends like he is going to talk about dogs but tricks us and talks about the Caps Stanley Cup win.

At (1:14:25) we close out with more NCAA championship talk, as we discuss the womens 4×400

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