DCCS: Going the Extra Mile!
Welcome to the DC Capital Striders! We are a community of runners mainly in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland. Our members believe in running in a supportive, non-competitive environment; supporting the environment; raising money for national and local charities; and volunteering at community races.
Member benefits include access to weekly group runs all around the Washington DC region led by knowledgeable group hosts, discount codes on local races and running/fitness/nutrition/health related materials and products, free monthly member raffles, information on running events in the community and opportunity to meet and make new running buddies.
Take a look around, and we hope to see you out on one of our runs or at an upcoming event!
Whats Happening? Catch Our Next Event!
Train Smart, Run Strong - May 23, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
This is a FREE event at the Arc’teryx store downtown - 1099 H Street NW. Learn the story behind the biggest running meet-up group in the District “DC Capital Striders”. Learn powerful tips on how to TRAIN SMART to RUN STRONG, being the first priority to stay INJURY FREE throughout your training. Come get inspired and join the group!
Speakers include Rick Amernick (president and founder of DC Capital Striders, Jesse Fuller (personal trainer) sharing the importance of training smart and having your first goal to be injury free and Michael Wardian (local elite, professional runner) inspiring the running community and sharing his experiences as a trail runner and how it has shaped his life.
There will be LOTS of raffle prizes as well! Raffle tickets also will be sold at the event. Bring cash!
Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/train-smart-run-strong-tickets-60709930035
Global Running Day - June 5, 2019 - 6 pm
** SPECIAL EVENT ** with St. Jude, and Rock N Roll Race Series! Special discounts, swag and refreshments!!!
Run with Merrell and Ragnar - June 8, 2019 - 9 am
Join us with Merrell and Ragnar for a fun run open to all runners, walkers and hikers from Fountainhead Regional Park. Everyone is welcome!
More Information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/429319357865018/
Trail Running with Altra Shoe Company - June 12, 2019 - 6 pm
Join us for our weekly trail run from Great Falls Park on Wednesday evening. A shoe representative from Altra will be joining us and bringing sample test shoes for you to try, swag, and also raffle prizes. Enjoy gorgeous Great Falls Park!
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/611058532721635/
Run 4 Your Father - June 16, 2019 - 6 pm
Join us for a 4 mile race on the C and O towpath the evening of Mother’s Day! Out and back course from Fletcher’s Boathouse. Prizes awarded for top three male and female finishers, in addition to age group prizes.
More Information and Registration Here: http://www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/fathers/
Chase the Moon Challenge with Caboose Tavern, Ragnar, Grass Roots Fitness - June 17, 2019 - 6:30 PM
A few thousand small steps for you. One giant leap for a children’s charity. It’s our third annual Chase the Moon challenge, where we try to accomplish together something we never do alone. Again. Last year, thousands of Ragnarians each ran 6.7 miles under the full moon, logging enough miles to circle the moon 11 times. This year, let’s make it 20! We’ll run together (virtually) by the light of the silvery moon, score some sweet swag (optional) and do some good along the way (awesome!). For every lap around the moon, Ragnar will donate to 100 mile Club.
It’s free to join, but t-shirts and medals are limited, so act quickly.
Register for the event using this link https://challenges.runragnar.com/2019/chase-the-moon-2019/
All levels welcome. We have some awesome participant gifts and giveaways that will be raffled off.
New Announcements this Month - April 2019
Announcements will be posted here.
Public Race Discounts - Private Discounts for DCCS Members
EX2 Adventures - 2019 - https://www.ex2adventures.com/
Use code DCCS2019EX25 for 5% off trail races. Excluding the XTERRA EX2 triathlon, adventure races, and any of the running series. (10% off for our members)
Safety and Health Foundation Series - 2019 - http://www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/
10$ off Potomac River Run Half and Full Marathon and Abebe Bikila Half and Full Marathons. To obtain discount, select category Members of Supporting Clubs
Bad to the Bone Race Series - 2019 - https://www.badtothebone.biz/
Use code DCCS10 for 10% off any of their races. (20% off for our members)
Athletic Equation Race Series - 2019 - https://athletic-equation.com/
Use code 2019AEIDCCS5 for 5% off any of their races. (15% discount for our members)
Potomac River Running Company Races - 2019 - http://potomac.enmotive.com/
Use code PR19DCCS for $5 off any of their races
Use code DCCS10 for 10% off all races (20% for our members)
(steeper discounts for DCCS members)
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - Carderock Running Festival (C & O Towpath) - http://www.mc-coop.org/carderock_running_festival.aspx
Use code CRFL10 for $10 off entry.
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - Revenge of the Penguins 10 and 20 miler (C & O Towpath) - http://www.mc-coop.org/revenge_of_the_penguins.aspx
Use code ROTPDIS10 for $10 off entry.