Monday, April 15, 2013
Runners used social media to update friends and family after explosions rocked Monday's race.
Two explosions near the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon have killed three people and injured as many as 100, according to multiple media reports. Click here for Patch coverage from Boston. A searchable database of entrants on the race’s website lists many runners from Montgomery County. Click here for the database of entrants on the website. The list shows entrants and not necessarily finishers—or even travelers to Boston. Amy Bortnick of Gaithersburg did not make the trip to Boston due to injury, a friend told Patch. (Use the comments below to share information about local runners.) Google established a “person finder” tool for sharing information about people attending or participating in the marathon. Click here for the tool. …
Members of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club, which had several members running the Boston Marathon today, took to Facebook to update loved ones. Note: Some photos may be too graphic for small children.
About 50 members of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club who participated in today’s Boston Marathon are believed to be safe after twin explosions rocked the packed event just before 3 p.m. Members of the running group were texting, emailing and taking to the group’s Facebook page Monday afternoon to let loved ones know they were safe, president Karen Kincer told Patch. “We have aggressively been trying to check in with all club members we know are up there and so far the initial word everyone seems to be okay,” Kincer said. Rockville resident Dan DiFonzo, a member of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club, finished the race at 1:13 this afternoon. He was running his ninth consecutive Boston marathon with a group of about 50 from the …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Expect runners and road closures on Sunday morning.
While the New York City Marathon is off, Hurricane Sandy’s much less devastating damage in Rockville will not deter runners in King Farm on Sunday as they take to the course for the 37th annual Rockville 10K/5K. There is still time to register for the county’s oldest annual race. Here’s how: The 10K race begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K, 10 to 15 minutes later. Runners are encouraged to arrive before 8 a.m. The start and finish line of the course is within walking distance of the Shady Grove Metro station at King Farm Village Center. Click here for directions. The race benefits the Rockville Youth Recreation Fund. It is presented by the City of Rockville and managed by the Montgomery County Road Runners Club. The 10K race is a …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Share your photos from Saturday's run through Rockville.
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Conditions deemed 'great for running' produce a down-to-the-wire finish.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
By Nancy Betress, Montgomery County Road Runners Club The 27th running of the DARCARS Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest 8K on Saturday provided spectators an exciting race right to the finish line with Christopher Mills of Falls Church, VA edging out Eyob Alemu of Washington, DC by 4/100 of a second. The race began with 12 to 15 men in a pack until the two-and-a-half mile mark. At that point, four men broke from the pack. In the last mile, Mills and Alemu stayed close together with Mills taking the lead. He thought he was alone and didn’t see Alemu pulling close on his right but was able to pull out the win. The weather was rainy and about 15 degrees cooler than in past years—a fact that pleased runners and the race committee. Mills …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Expect road closures beginning around 7:30 a.m.
The Montgomery County Road Runners Club and Kaiser Permanente sponsor the 17th annual Pike's Peek 10K & Kids Fun Run beginning at 7:50 a.m. Sunday at the Shady Grove Metro station and finishing at White Flint Mall. Lanes on the pike will be closed from around 7:40 a.m. to about 9:30 a.m. There will be no cross-traffic along Rockville Pike beginning around 7:35 a.m. Click here for more information on traffic and road closures. Limited registration for the 10K will be accepted from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. at the Shady Grove Metro station. Race day registration costs $45. A 1K Run Around and 50-meter Toddler Trot begin and end in the White Flint parking lot near the Cheesecake Factory. Start time for both events is 9:30 a.m. Click here to see …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Store uses technology to find the shoe that fits.
As the treadmill hummed beneath her, Becca Friedland tried out a pair of shoes that she hoped could alleviate the pain she feels every time she jogs. With her hair bouncing up and down, she watched the movements of her own feet on the television screen above her. “Your gait was unstable,” said Joe Pignone, pointing to the screen. Pignone, the manager of the Potomac River Running Store in Rockville, which caters specifically to runners and walkers, evaluated the way Friedland took her steps on the treadmill. Running for recreation and in competition is popular in the Washington metropolitan area. The Montgomery County Road Runners Club's website lists five races in the region in April alone, including the annual Pike's Peek 10K, which will …