We will be at Carderock on Saturday, October 5th @ 7 AM ET. The coaches will be Kevin and Satya.

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


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 20 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. pasting

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!

Full Marathon: 20 miles
  • We will run West to MM13
  • Then back East to MM3 which is just past Fletchers
  • Turn around at MM3 and return to Carderock
AID Stations:
  • Carderock Trailside (Mile 4)
  • Lock 7 (Outbound Mile 7.5, return Mile 16.5)
  • Lock 5 (Outbound Mile 10, return Mile 14)
Weekly Articles:
MCC News: Please check out the MCC Training Page for weekly articles and tips.

Host Charity: This week’s Host Charity is TASSC.

Carpool Information: If anyone needs a ride to the MCC training workout this Saturday (or any Saturday), please send an email to carpool@mc-coop.org. Please include your address/neighborhood along with your contact information. We will attempt to pair you up with a ride giver, please send any carpool request by Wednesday 9 PM ET. Thank you

Upcoming Training Run: Next Saturday on October 12th, we will run from Columbia Island Marina. The run will be hosted by Iqraa and Vandana and Sundar will be the coaches.