Running for some of us is a daily ritual for self-improvement and sanity. For others, running is a not a regular thing, but we can give the treadmill a few minutes (sometimes). Races and marathons can be fun for everyone. For runners, wouldn’t it be nice to run for a cause to help others? For non-runners start the new season by reaching a personal goal! Everyone likes the feeling of completing something, so let the endorphins flow at these Washington D.C. events this March!
St. Pat’s Run – Sunday, March 4th, 2018
Choose your distance 5K or 10K or a double! Run along Independence Avenue and Ohio Drive and take in the beautiful views from the Potomac River and the Famous Monuments of DC. Included in the course is a jaunt through Rock Creek Parkway. Wear something green or maybe a full leprechaun costume! Register here runpacers.com.
Four Courts Four Miler – Saturday, March 10th, 2018
It’s not an easy feat, the race starts downhill and just as you feel the burn it finishes uphill. The post-race gathering makes it all worth it with beer with live music and Irish Dancers at Four Courts Irish Pub in Arlington near Courthouse. Proceeds benefit the Arlington County Police Friends and Family Fund. Register here runpacers.com.
United Airlines Rock ‘N’ Roll Washington DC – Marathon & ½ – Saturday, March 10th, 2018
For 7 years the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon has made running more desirable by infusing each course with unique themes including live music, cheer teams, and surprises. With a marathon, half and a 5k you can do what’s best for you and enjoy the encouragement from the community. This year is said to be “new and improved” so register now! After the race, enjoy a concert by Vintage Trouble and take photos. Most of al feel great about the money you’ve raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more info and registration visit Runrocknroll.com.
Race For Equal Justice 5k/10k – Saturday, March 17, 2018
George Washington Law School’s equal justice foundation will host its annual 5k/10k Race for Equal Justice. Races will be along East Potomac Park. Registration will not be available on site and the Foundation will donate the proceeds to fund stipends for law students dedicated to public interest legal work. Register here.
St. Columba School 9th Annual Walk/Run for Education – Saturday, March 17, 2018
Come Run the scenic Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail at the National Harbor! Choose to walk or run a 5k or 10k. Proceeds will benefit the Columba School. Register at www.stccatholic.org.
I only chose a few races to cover but for more visit RunWashington.com!
After the Races you’ll need a bit of shut-eye, RoomShare can help you find affordable hotel rooms in some of the best hotels in the city. Not all of the registered runners will make it to DC, and some will cancel their plans. When the rooms they’ve booked become vacant, RoomShare heavily discounts them and puts them on their site for smart people like you.
If you can’t make it to the race, sell your hotel room reservation back through RoomShare and get back a portion of your booking fee. If you don’t mind sharing, you can create a profile on RoomShare and be matched with a like-minded roommate of the same gender. You two will split the cost and each get your own bed to rest those sore muscles.
See you at the finish line!