In the name of safety, and maximizing the #fun, we’ve put some guidelines together for DRC Runners. Peep.

A COMMITMENT TO RUNNING
As the DRC community continues to grow we want you to grow with it. It’s bigger than just showing up for #runwithus Wednesdays. We want to get better everyday, run some races, earn a few medals, cheer for fellow runners, travel with us, and most of importantly, value all that running and #crewlove has to offer.

RUN GROUPS
DRC has launched 3 dedicated run groups that are led each week and each run by DRC Run Captains. In each group, there is a lead pacer and sweeper pacer. All runners are required to stay between the lead and the sweep for the duration of runs unless released by a Captain. We are striving to keep the DRC running experience safe and in control!

FLYERS (ADVANCED GROUP)
This group is for runners comfortable running 3 miles straight at a 6:45min – 8min per mile pace.

MOVERS (MODERATE GROUP)

This group is for runners comfortable running 3 miles at a 8:15min – 9:45min per mile pace.

CRUISERS (BEGINNER GROUP)
This group is for runners working up to running 3 miles straight at 10:00min – 12min per mile pace.

LEAVE YOUR EGO AT THE CRIB
We’re here to motivate each other and run together. If you feel the need to impress someone by how fast you are then this is not the place for you. *DRC shrug*

SAFETY 1ST!
Let’s actually obey traffic laws. If you come up on a yellow light, and the runner behind you is more than a car’s length behind you, go ahead and stop. Don’t just run into the street. We promise you won’t miss ANY miles. Please also be aware of your surroundings and the people running with you.

INTRODUCE YOURSELF!
Each run, introduce yourself to at least 2 people in your pace group. In the unfortunate event something were to happen while hitting the pavement, its important someone knows your name. And…why not get to know a couple new people!

ONE EARBUD OUT
We want our runners to motivate one another. We also want runners to be aware of what’s going on and hear instructions that might change during the run. You can’t do that if Fetty Wap is blasting at full volume in your headphones.

RULES OF THE APOLLO DC
Limited bag check available -come dressed to run if possible.
Be mindful of the The Apollo DC residents,  patrons and staff.
Tip your bartenders!
Be courteous. When you run with us you are a reflection of us…and we’re watching!