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  • 2017

Faces of Pacers: Run the District Edition

Faces of Pacers: Run the District Edition

Winners, we have winners, and right here we are featuring our three Run the District Grand Prize Winners. They each have great answers to our official Run the District winner questions and their answer dealing with the color of running are on point. Let’s hear from our lucky winners.

 

Overall Mileage Winner, Andrew Brooks

Favorite place to run in the District and why?

My favorite place to run in the District is around the Mall. I like it because it’s flat and you get to see so many others running at the same time.

If running was a color what color would it be?

Florescent, makes me feel fresh and revived.

What gear do you reach for when you head out for a run?

Since I never take off my Garmin Fenix 5x, all I have to grab is running clothes, cellphone for emergencies and my Bondi B headband.

After a run where do you like to go to refuel?

After a morning run, I love to go straight to IHOP for their New York Cheesecake Pancakes. After marathons or evening runs, I find a place that serves grass fed beef for a burger (it helps that I’m sponsored by Beef and run for Team Beef Virginia).

Name of some of your favorite races to run in and around the District?

The MCM and the Rock & Roll Marathon!

 

Social Media Winner, Ryan Duckwitz (@ryduckz)

Favorite place to run in the District and why?

Hains Point! I like that it’s a little desolate; it helps me zone out during training runs. There is minimal car traffic to worry about and it has nice views of the Marina / SW Waterfront . It’s also downright challenging during the dead of winter with those freezing cold wind gusts!

If running was a color what color would it be?

Mixture of black and blue; the current color of my bruised toe nails.

What gear do you reach for when you head out for a run?

I’m good to go if I have my Suunto watch, Ipod shuffle and Yurbuds headphones. Yurbuds are literally the only headphones I’ve tried that do not fall out when running.

After a run where do you like to go to refuel?

After long runs, anywhere that has a good burger and tasty craft brews.

Name of some of your favorite races to run in and around the District?

I have a soft spot for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler. It was my first “big” race after rehabbing from my first knee surgery. I remember being so nervous. I got to run it with my brother Daniel (@unduckz), who really got me into running. It ended up being an amazing race with awesome crowd support. Capitol Hill Classic is right up there as well. When I think of a true “D.C.” race, I think of the Capitol Hill Classic.

 

Randomly Selected Winner, Seth Reed

Favorite place to run in the District and why?

Favorite place to run in DC is the Lincoln Park area. It’s realatively flat, the side walks are wide, and it’s generally well lit.  And if you want to run on dirt to give your knees a break you can just do laps around the park.

If running was a color what color would it be?

Running is probably a bright shade of orange, like the sun. It can be fun and refreshing, but it can also burn and leave you exhausted depending on the quantity.

What gear do you reach for when you head out for a run?

I generally run in my Nike Structure 21s. They are light but supportive.  I generally go with Adidas shorts and socks.  My favorite shirts are this off-brand that I found on Amazon, Telsa (like the car/scientist but not at all affiliated).

Name of some of your favorite races to run in and around the District?

I have never run a race before. I am newer to running, but I am training with my girlfriend for the Jingle All the Way 15k in December. Maybe a little ambitious for someone who had never run more than 3 miles before I started training, but I really enjoy the sense of accomplishment when I set a new PR in distance nearly every week. It’s also a great excuse to get outdoors.

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