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With unseasonably warm temperatures, lots of athletes turned up in Ashburn to run on new roadways, including Russell Branch Parkway, Gloucester Parkway and Atwater Drive. The Jingle Bell Rock & Run provides funds directly to the INOVA “Life with Cancer” Foundation.  This Foundation’s purpose is to enhance the quality of life for those affected by

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Chutzpah Chanukah Run on the C&O Canal along the Potomac River

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Old Dominion Racing‘s “Chutzpah Chanukah 8 miler” at Fletcher’s Boathouse on the Potomac River enabled joggers, walkers & racers to burn some calories before enjoying latkes & other holiday treats. This race was unusual in that there was pre-race coffee, using genuine Israeli Ethiopian Falasha coffee; a later than usual start; and, an out &

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Henway Cidery – Easy Running & Hard Cider!

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The Henway Cidery 5K and 10K races made for wonderful fun out in Bluemont, Virginia last weekend. This Loudoun County farm hosted the Bishops Events races over the 5km & 10km distances, and was part of their popular “Sippin’ Series” of events.   The venue was the Henway Hard Cider farm on Foggy Bottom Road

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Off-Road fun (& winning beanies) in South Carolina

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Grass, dirt, gravel and a little bit of pavement on the undulating cross country course at the Hartness Half Marathon & 5km races was the order of the day for Melissa & Doug Landau, who were in South Carolina for a dear friend’s wedding. Always on the lookout for a race when traveling, the Landaus

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Backwards Triathlon – TriItNow event fun for everyone

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Instead of a season opening “Tune up Tri,” Ina Nenninger & her merry race crew put on a reverse super sprint triathlon George mason university freedom fitness center. Starting with a 1.5 mile run, followed by a 4 mile one lap bike ride around University Drive and the roads adjacent to the Prince William County

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All smiles at Tri It Now triathlon at George Mason University Manassas Campus/Freedom Fitness Center

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Celebrating his 23rd year, Tri It Now put on popular, fun races in Northern Virginia. Most of their Triathlons, Duathlons, and other multisport events take place at the fantastic George Mason University Prince William campus. The Freedom Fitness Center has a wonderful pool that hosts championship swim meets, locker rooms that are always clean, and a friendly,

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Rock Hall Maryland Rocks

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The annual Rock Hall Triathlon festival is one of the most fun venues on every mid-Atlantic triathlete’s calendar. The Kinetic Multisports folks put on several events over the course of the June weekend, and then return in the Fall. Located in the town of Rock Hall, in scenic Kent County, it is on the inland,

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