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8/01-8/03: Tax Holiday in Virginia

Okay so I may be cheating here a little because Virginia is technically outside of the District but just a short run across the river, Virginia will exempt taxes on qualifying clothing and footwear.

From the Virginia Department of Taxation:

During this three-day period, purchases of qualifying school supplies selling for $20 or less per item, and purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item will be exempt from sales tax.

Here’s a map of specialty running stores in Virginia:

Riley’s Rumble Half Marathon

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Not afraid to admit it, MCRRC is hosting one brutal half marathon this Sunday.

From their website:

Riley’s Rumble is the evil half that your mother warned you about. Don’t be seduced by the lush bucolic countryside of rural Montgomery County. This race will challenge the best runners. If you want the 3 H’s (hills, heat, and humidity), this is the race for you. It is a good workout if you’re preparing for a fall marathon but Riley’s is not a good idea for your first half marathon. As an alternative, consider volunteering for Riley’s and then running Parks Half Marathon (our ‘better half’) which takes place in early autumn when the weather is usually significantly cooler.


Boyds, MD




7 a.m.


13.1 Miles

Entry Fee

Free for MCRCC Members | $21.40 for Non-MCRRC Members

Group Runs

Name/Location: DC Road Runners, Iwo Jima Memorial (membership encouraged)
Date/Time: 8/2 at 7 a.m.
Distance: 18 miles

Name/Location: DC Capital Striders, Lincoln Park
Date/Time: 8/2 at 9 a.m.
Distance: 6-7 Miles (varies)

Name/Location: DC Capital Striders, Dupont Circle
Date/Time: 8/2 at 8 a.m.
Distance: 17 Miles

Name/Location: DC Front Runners, 23rd and P Street NW (membership encouraged)
Date/Time: 8/2 at 9 a.m.
Distance: 3, 4, or 6 Mile Fun Run

Name/Location: Washington Running Club, 3300 Block of M Street NW
Date/Time: 8/3 at 7 a.m.
Distance: (varies)

Name/Location: DC Front Runners, 23rd and P Street NW (membership encouraged)
Date/Time: 8/3 at 9 a.m. (Start time may vary due to weather or race conflicts. To confirm, e-mail
Distance: 10+ Miles

Name/Location: Virginia Happy Trails, Peirce Mill (membership encouraged)
Date/Time: 8/3/14 at 8 a.m.
Distance: 7 Miles

Note: Some of these groups may encourage/require club membership prior to group runs. I strongly recommend checking out the club’s website prior to showing up.

Noteworthy Articles

The Nats coaching staff go for runs before games:

The Onion takes a stab at how tired our legs are:,36584/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=LinkPreview:1:Default

Study shows you only have to run five minutes a day to reap the benefits:

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