Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Reston Runners
In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Anna Newcomb about the Reston Runners.
Want to learn more about them? Read on!
Tell us a bit about your club history, how long has the club been around?
The club has been running together and hosting programs and events since the late 1970s.
Tell us a bit about your membership? What level of runners do you cater to?
Our runners are a mix of distance runners (marathons and ultramarathons), new runners (working toward a 5k), and walkers. Our schedule builds toward a fall marathon each year, and our programs promote new runners, children's running development, and volunteering throughout the community on behalf of fitness.
Where/when does your club usually meet/run?
We have scheduled runs every weekend morning (rain or shine, including holidays), Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Tuesday mornings. We meet at various locations around Reston, and our schedule is posted on our website.
What part of the city does your group usually run in/around?
Any cool routes/ favourite areas to run in your city that you would like to recommend to other runners? Why do you like those?
Reston has over 50 miles of paved trails through the woods, and we try to keep our scheduled runs focused on those.
Any cost to be a member/join?
Annual membership is $15 for an individual and $25 for a family.
Is your group affiliated with any events?
We are affiliated with the Runners Marathon of Reston in April and the Reston Runners Women's 5k in June.
Do you have any favourite local races? Outside of anything that you’re affiliated with of course :)
The Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run, Army 10-Miler, and the Marine Corps Marathon.
Anything else that we should know?
We host a children's program every summer that culminates in a field day of running events, a women's training program that helps new runners and walkers work up to the 5k distance (and run our race), an Interval Training Program to help distance runners build speed. Our runners meet for breakfast after every morning run for socializing and shop talk.
Want to learn more?
Want to connect with the Reston Runners, or just learn a bit more about them? Check out their information below:
Website | Facebook | Instagram
Looking for runs in and around Washington DC? Our race calendar can help you find upcoming running races in the area https://www.runguides.com/washington-dc/runs