Hope you enjoyed the long weekend and are well rested and ready to get back to business. We have some great ways to give back, get together, and celebrate being a runner. Let’s kick off our regularly unscheduled Tuesday Scoop.
We Run for Texas
We want to support Texas so let’s do what we all do best and run for them. Our limited edition We Run for Texas shirts are on sale at all Pacers Running locations (arriving in stores today) and online. All proceeds from the purchase goes to support the work of the Red Cross as they assist the people affected by Hurricane Harvey.
As part of a coordinated relief effort, you can also donate gently used running shoes and new socks to any Pacers location between now and September 24. Just drop off your donation at your local Pacers Running location and we will get them on the feet of our friends in Texas. We can also send along new socks too. #shoesforhouston
This Saturday night run for a great cause with The Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5k. The race starts at 6pm at the DoubleTree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. The race supports charities who in turn support families of fallen public safety officers and our Armed Services.
Take your training on the road with us to beautiful Annapolis, Maryland for the first official Pacers RUNAWAY. On Saturday September 16 we will have a 3 hour supported run on the B&A Trail followed by an all you can eat crab feast at Cantler’s Riverside Inn. Meet us at the trail at 7am or catch a ride on the Brooks Run Happy Bus leaving Pacers Navy Yard at 6am. We will have everything you need to bag some big mies in Maryland and celebrate the journey with delicious eats at a legit local joint.
If you are getting your miles done in town on September 16 come run with Pacers Runner in Chief, Chris Farley, for a long run downtown. The run will kick off from MedStar’s downtown facility at Lafayette Centre, Building 1, 1120 20th St., NW, Washington DC at 7am and roll from there.
Warm-up pre run with MedStar PT Katie Rogowski. She will stick around post-run to answer any questions you may have about any nagging pains you may have.
DCXC Invitational Sponsored by New Balance
On Saturday September 23 the biggest cross country event in all of the land is happening in Kenilworth Park. Member from the All RunWashington Team and their teammates will be out in force racing for all of the glory DCXC has to offer. Custom spikes from our sponsor New Balance will be on site for RunWashington Team members as well as race winners. Official apparel is on sale now and you are going to love it. Pre-order your appeal now for race day pick up, supplies are limited and demand will be high!
Mark your calendars for Sunday September 24 to run the Clarendon Day Run. Run the 5k, 10k, or the Double, all distances have a serious downhill start. The best part is you don’t have to run back up, you can just stroll to our post race after party at Whitlow’s on Wilson and Ireland’s Four Courts. Have little runners? They can join you in the 5k or our Kids Dash. Just like Clarendon itself this race has something for everyone.
Frequent guest and Chris Farley’s first choice Charlie Ban fills in for one of the PTN hosts this week and we take a really long time to get to running talk. At (6:10) we talk about an email from a person who is not happy with us. At (12:38) we recap the first ever PTN Judge Judy dog custody experiment, where our hosts compete against each other for custody of London and Luigi. At (19:07) Farley wants to talk about the over hyped boxing match of 2017 while Charlie and Docs want to talk about science. Pacers is hiring at the DC locations, at (24:47) we talk about the open positions and the culture at Pacers. If you are interested in a floor position, reach out now. At (29:10) we talk with Charlie Ban about DC area high school running, including (34:48) the Loudoun Valley High School team which may be one of the best in the country. (43:14) Charlie has some breaking news for DC area marathon trainers. At (46:03) we talk about Hurricane Harvey and the flooding in Texas and finally at (51:04) we pay tribute to professional runner David Torrence who was found dead last week in Arizona.