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We will be at Carderock on Saturday, July 17th @ 7 AM ET. The coaches will be Satya and Vandana.

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Meeting Point: Carderock Recreation Area // Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath // Potomac, MD 20854

Directions/Parking:

Here is a link to the Carderock location on Google Maps, and you can obtain personalized driving directions from Google.

You will pass other parking lots in the Carderock area, to reach the 3rd and last parking lot where we meet.

Starting Time: The run starts at 7:00 AM.

Distance: The full marathoners are running 10 miles and the half-marathoners are running/walking 6 miles.

Course: We will be running on the scenic C&O Canal Towpath that runs 188 miles along the Potomac from Georgetown in DC to Cumberland in western Maryland. This is a hard pack trail with markers every mile. We will walk a few short yards from the parking lot to the towpath, accessing it just shy of 11 miles, and then head out westward (increasing numbers on the mile markers).

Full Marathoners will run 10 miles

Runners will start at milepost 11 and go 2 miles to milepost 13 and then turn back and go 5 miles to milepost 8 and back to the finish. Runners will pass aid-stations 3 times.

Half Marathoners will run 6 miles

Runners will start at milepost 11 and go 2 miles to milepost 13 and then turn back and go 3 miles to milepost 10 and back to the finish. Runners will pass an aid-station once.

Aid-Stations: TASSC will have one station at the start area and a 2nd at lock 10 (milepost 9).

The C&O canal is one of the prettiest trails around, with the river on one side and the C&O canal on the other, and well shaded for the most part. The trail creates small ecosystems for wildlife along the way, and you might see some Blue Herons and other birds along the way. Do enjoy your time on the trail!

Host Charity: This week’s Host Charity is TASSC.
 
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Upcoming Training Run: Next Saturday on July 24th, we will run from Reston. The run will be hosted by CHEC and Kirk and Cathy will be the coaches.