Time: Thursdays 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: Locations vary by week so please join the workout’s communication group for important workout updates & locations.
Contact: Mary Travaglini
Enjoy running with others at a conversational pace on Thursday evenings. Runners and walkers at all paces are welcome. (All conversation topics are welcome, too!) There are a variety of routes from 4 to 8 miles. You do not need to be a club member to participate in these runs. There is no fee.
We start running at 6:30 PM or within a few minutes after. (On particularly frigid nights, we may start a few minutes early if everyone who has posted to the yahoo group has arrived.) Most people arrive 5-10 minutes early to figure out who they’re going to run with or make last-minute clothing choices.
Winter – Paved Trails
September 8 – April 9
County Council Building Parking Garage – Southwest of the intersection of E Jefferson St and Monroe St in Rockville, MD. Parking garage can be entered from E Jefferson traveling east or Monroe traveling north. Garage is free to exit after 6:30pm. Meet at ground level inside parking garage.
We run on the streets and sidewalks of Rockville combined with paved trails such as parts of the Millenium Trail. All runs share a common 2.75M after which people running different distances take different routes.
It’s dark out there! Wear reflective clothing and bring a headlamp or flashlight.
There are water fountains and bathrooms available within the County Council Building: Walk through the parking lot. Pass the fish pond to get to the back door of the building. Inside the building, turn right at the guard office and after a few steps, you’ll see a fountain and bathrooms on your right.
Summer – Paved Trails
April 10 – September 7
Needwood Lake Circle – Park in 2nd parking lot as you go round the circle. Meet at south end of parking lot.
We run out and back on the Rock Creek Hiker/Biker Trail heading south. There are fountains at miles 1.8 and 3.65 (and again on the way back, of course).
The trails are shared with cyclists, strollers, and wildlife. The trails are wooded and usually a bit cooler than the street temperature. There is a porta-potty at the lower end of the Needwood parking lot.
You are welcome to do any of these summer runs on your own during the winter season but you must come significantly earlier than 6:30 pm to avoid park rules about closing at sunset.