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Running Club Spotlight: Capitol Hill Running Club

Running Club Spotlight: Capitol Hill Running Club

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 6:37am

Photo Courtesy of Capitol Hill Running Club.

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Tell us about your club's history: The Capitol Hill Running Club was established in 2000. From late spring until the Marine Corps Marathon, the club is led by either the Marine Corps House or Senate Liaison Office (this year the House Liason Office is in charge; in the off season, the Senate is in charge.).  We develop the training plan, organize the runs, motivate the runners, etc. It's aimed at past, present (and maybe future) Capitol Hill staffers as well as Marines but we don't check anyone's ID!

How much does it cost to join? The club is free to join.  We have t-shirts each year that members pay for on their own, and they have access to MCM bibs (as long as they stick with us throughout the year) they have to pay for as well.  But neither of those are requirements for the club.

What skill levels are appropriate? Any and all.  We have really fast folks and some just starting out.

How many members are in your club? Our mailing list is fairly enormous but we average about thirty folks per run.  We have a fairly equal male/female mix and everyone from their early twenties to early sixties.

Does your club have weekly workouts/runs? If so, when and where are they? We run Tuesday/Thursday from the Grant Statute in front of the Capitol and Saturdays from the Marine Corps War Memorial.  Our Saturday runs are the long runs and range far and wide from Arlington. The Tuesday/Thursday runs general stay in the Mall/Downtown/Capitol Hill area.

Does the group get together for social events as well? We have occasional happy hours (and rumors of a hash run sometime in the future).

Is your club hosting any noteworthy events/races soon? Give us details! We certainly aren't hosting it, but we'll be seeing folks at the MCM at the very least.
About the Author

Jamie Corey is a RRCA certified coach and author of Jamie has completed eight marathons, several triathlons and is currently training for her first Ironman. When she isn't trying to find the best bagel in town, she is usually tweeting at @TheRunster.