DRC Gives
Oct
1
to Nov 1

DRC Gives

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This Fall, DRC is partnering with KIPP DC Discovery Academy to support the development of a sensory library for its students. The sensory library will provide comforting objects or "fidgets" to help students reduce anxiety, adapt to their learning environment and excel this school year. We are asking our DRC members and community to donate sensory toys such as squishy balls, glitter jars, stuffed animals, and other fidget toys through the month of October.

To donate, bring your items to any Wednesday or Saturday run or select an item online from our Amazon Wishlist and ship your donation directly to DRC HQ (733 11th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002).

Check out the DRC Gives Amazon Wishlist HERE and donate today!

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Set The Pace: Mastering Your Cadence
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Set The Pace: Mastering Your Cadence

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Category: Performance/Informational

Description: Ever been on group run or in a race where you're competitive instinct takes hold and you find yourself running faster than you ever thought you could? However, it turns out that after .25 mile you’re panting and feeling defeated because this isn’t your pace and you’re suddenly ready to quit running. Don’t worry - it happens to even the best runners. Set the Pace with Coach Desmond Dunham will be a conversation about setting intentions and yourself up for success when it comes to pacing. Coach Dunham will provide tools on how to perfect your cadence and master your pacing structure to get you on course for achieving your running goals. Come soak up a wealth of knowledge! Who knows, perhaps by your next big run or race you might even pass that other runner you always trailed. 

About Presenter: Desmond Dunham serves as the Assistant Coach to the Men’s Cross Country team at the University of Maryland.

Dunham, who has 13 years of coaching experience, was on the staff at Eleanor Roosevelt HS in Greenbelt from 2003 to 2008. While the head coach there, his teams won the Maryland Class 4A state indoor and outdoor girls championships in 2007 and 2008, and won three girls state cross country titles (2004-05-06). His boys teams won state titles indoors in 2007 and outdoors in 2008.

Dunham is most noted for making American high school history at the Penn Relays in 2007 and 2008, snagging three relay titles (4x800, 4x400 in 2007 and 4x400 in 2008) and upsetting the highly favored Jamaican teams. He was named the Coach of the Decade by The Gazette (2000-2010), and his history-making 4x800 squad (8:43.1 national record) was named the ESPN/Dyestat Relay of the Decade.

Dunham is a three-time honoree as the Washington Post All-Met Coach of the Year and was awarded All-Gazette Coach of the Year honors eight times.

An experienced sports massage therapist, Dunham holds a bachelor's degree in physical education from Howard University, where he was captain of the track and cross country teams as a senior. He also has a master's degree in secondary science education from Trinity University.

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Barre None: Tiny Moves, Big Gains
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Barre None: Tiny Moves, Big Gains

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Participants should wear light breathable, yoga-esque workout clothes. Bring socks or prepare to go barefoot for this class!

About this Event

It’s not everyday that runners discover “muscles they didn't know existed”, but when they trade running shoes for the ballet barre, things can get interesting. Barre None with Whitley Miller is a unique full body experience that combines elements of yoga, pilates, ballet technique and weight training to create a low impact, high intensity workout. The class will focus on isometric movements, foot strength and much more to aid runners’ ability to improve core stability, endurance, flexibility and build small and large muscle strength. If you’re looking shake things up in your training and finally get the keys to that lean physique you’ve been waiting for, say less. Be in the building for this one!

About Instructor | Whitley Miller

Whitley is a nationally certified Barre Instructor. She trained for 16 years in her hometown of Jackson, TN as a ballet dancer. Whitley has excelled at honoring the original barre style fitness workout while also adding her own signature twist to help clients have fun while getting results. She is able to fuse her love and knowledge of ballet technique with pilates, yoga and weight training to provide the perfect barre fitness workout. Whitley also believes in the power of mediation either separately or incorporated within each workout she teaches. This helps to reduce cortisol levels, deeply relax her clients and allow them to leave feeling empowered. Whitley is known for her energy and enthusiasm and is passionate about meeting her clients where they are and leading them on a journey to a healthy and happy life from the inside out.

Certifications

Certified Practitioner of Pilates Method Alliance

Certified Practitioner of American Council on Exercise

Certified Practitioner of National Academy of Sports Medicine 

AFAA Group Fitness Certified

SCW Certified

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The Recipe: Cook Up Your Running & Strength Training Program
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Recipe: Cook Up Your Running & Strength Training Program

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This is an interactive informational session. Participants should wear normal workout gear and be prepared to sweat and take notes.

About this Event

Runners are known for their impressive endurance, but do the two hour long runs and stretching alone help us get to our peak level of fitness or are we cheating ourselves? The Recipe with Percell Dugger is an interactive informational session that will equip you with the knowledge to perform a self assessment, and build your own performance training program for your next race. The workshop will focus on empowering attendees with the same research based information that has helped Percell become one of the most knowledgeable performance coaches in the industry. Percell will teach you how to get faster, stronger and run harder with less pain. Be ready to put in some sweat equity and learn from one of the best in the industry. We'll see you at wrk!

About Instructor | Percell Dugger MS, CSCS, PES, FRC

A product of Brooklyn NY, Percell Duggar is one of the top wellness entrepreneurs in the industry. Aside from founding the GOODWRK brand, Percell has served as New York City’s Jordan Brand Trainer since 2016, as well as a Group Fitness Instructor at WeWork since 2019. During college basketball season Coach P has the distinction of being the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Director of Player Development for the College of Mount Saint Vincent Dolphins Women’s Basketball team. When he isn’t in the gym working with athletes, or training clients at WeWork, his expertise is being called upon to contribute to health and sports related editorial content for some of the top media publications such as Huffington Post, ESPN’s The Undefeated, Askmen and GOALCAST to name a few.

Certifications

Certified NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

Functional Range Conditioning Certification

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Activate Strength: Fundamentals of Movement | Marcus Taylor

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Description: Strength training is often overlooked by runners or just thrown into a training plan as a “cross-training day”; but muscle recruitment and activation is a vital component in becoming a faster and stronger runner. Activate Strength with Marcus Taylor will break down the fundamentals of movement and how each muscle group is activated and taxed to give you the power you need to propel your running stamina and fitness journey. So before you sign-up for your next Barry’s Bootcamp or spin class, join us to learn how to ignite your strength and uncover what you’re really working with.  

Time: 6:30-8pm

Slots Available: 15; This is an active workshop. Participants should come dressed in workout clothing and be ready to move!

Cost: $15

About Instructor: Marcus Taylor is the co-owner of Petworth Fitness and the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Gonzaga College High School. Marcus is graduate of Gonzaga College High School (c/o ‘97) and Hampton University, receiving a B.S. in Business. His passion for fitness has lead him to many opportunities to unlock the potential of everyone from professional athletes to senior citizens, training them all on the fundamentals of Olympic lifting, functional fitness, mobility, and powerlifting. Marcus has brokered several local and and national partnerships including the DC Mayor's Office, US Powerlifting Association, DC Council members, Crossfit Inc, the NFL Player’s Association, and many others with the aim to grow the Washington, DC fitness community. Additionally, Marcus's work with his alma mater, Gonzaga College High School, centers on the athletic development of students in 13 different sports; but above all that he is a dedicated husband and father of twin daughters. 

Certifications

  • Crossfit: Level 1 certified 

  • CrossFit: Sports Adaptation certified 

  • World Kettlebell Club Champion 2010 & 2011

  • World Kettlebell Club Master Coach

  • USAW Sports Performance Coach

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • NSCA-CSCS

  • American Kettlebell Club Weightlifting Coach

  • TriggerPoint Therapy Specialist

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Recovery Workshop | Animal Flow: Making Power Moves
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

Recovery Workshop | Animal Flow: Making Power Moves

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About this Event:
Animal Flow with Jordan Coburn will take your mobility game up a notch with creative drills targeting major joints in the body, athletic three-dimensional stretching techniques, and simple functional movements to strengthen and mobilize the body. Every movement in the session has a specific function and helps increase blood flow to tense areas, power, and neuromuscular development. Level up with us and make these move power moves!

Participants should come dressed to work out.

Jordan Coburn is the owner of REVIV Movement, a movement based recovery business based in Atlanta, GA. Hailing from New York, Jordan was track and field athlete from middle school all the way through college at Claflin University, a division II program. After graduation, he returned to New York to foster his dream of coaching track and field at his old high school. During this time, Jordan was introduced to the practice of yoga and became an instructor, sharing the practice with his athletes to help with their performance. Shortly after, Jordan enrolled in massage therapy school and focused exclusively on sports massage therapy. Upon completing that program, he has found a way to bring all of those worlds together and has incorporated his diverse skills into his current business at REVIV Movement. Jordan travels the world teaching movement and recovery, guiding clients through their recovery process. He currently runs with the Atlanta Run Club and the Boost Run Club affiliated with Adidas. Certifications Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1 and 2 Manual Therapy Animal Flow Level 1 and 2 Mobility Specialist Rock Tape Performance

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Recovery Workshop: Eat, Run, Repeat: Fueling Your Success
Jul
8
7:30 PM19:30

Recovery Workshop: Eat, Run, Repeat: Fueling Your Success

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Description:
It is common among runners to think that the more miles you log, the more "wiggle room" you have in your diet. However, what you eat (or don't) in general can have a real impact on your performance and recovery. Eat, Run, Repeat with Peter Gordon will breakdown how to establish a more productive fueling cycle and discover the right supplements for your body type to boost recovery and make you a stronger runner. Set aside the donut and come get all the keys to runner nutrition.

Time: 7:30-9pm

About Peter Gordon:
Peter is the owner and founder of Kooyah Wellness. He has over 10 years experience in the arena of health and wellness coaching. He specializes in working with clients, struggling with weight loss, and chronic fatigue by helping to addressing hormonal imbalances, digestive problems, and detoxification. Through his DRESS (diet, rest, exercise, stress management, and supplementation) program, Peter has helped many clients regain their health, vitality, and the body they have always wanted. Certifications Certified Practitioner of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Holistic Health Coach Certified Personal Trainer Masters of Science Candidate Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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The Long Haul: MARATHON SZN Information Session
Jul
2
6:30 PM18:30

The Long Haul: MARATHON SZN Information Session

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Description: Marathon training SZN is upon us! Are you training for a marathon this fall? TRN with DRC! Marathon SZN

Program Highlights:

  • Weekly mileage plan including suggested speed workouts

  • Discounts to DRC Workshops that support your training

  • Weekly runs - Special additional perks for DRC Members

Join us to learn all about our marathon training program and offerings this marathon season.

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DRCLDY: Getting Miles, Catching Hands: Protecting Yourself On The Run
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

DRCLDY: Getting Miles, Catching Hands: Protecting Yourself On The Run

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You can never be too safe! On behalf of DRCLDY. District Running Collective is happy to welcome the first self defense class to the DRC Running Room.

Why?
Learn how to to better protect yourself while running alone or in general.

Who?
Hosted by Courtney Littlejohn and Chris Aboy-Instructor & Guru

What?
“Your body won’t go, where your mind hasn’t been.”
The goal of the class is for participants leave feeling more comfortable & prepared. You’ll learn basic countermeasures & self defense techniques, to prevent & react to an attack while running.

Participants should come dressed in comfortable athletic wear and closed-toe shoes.

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In Rare Form: Mechanics of Speed | District Track Club
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

In Rare Form: Mechanics of Speed | District Track Club

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Description: Most people do not wake up running 5:00 min miles. You think if you run more that you will eventually get faster. That is not always the case. Increasing your speed can come down to small tweaks in your form, proper mechanics, and drills. In Rare Form, Tom Brumlik, Maddie Kopp, Edose Ibadin of District Track Club will breakdown proper running form, demo drills and cues, and discuss with the group various ways to help increase speed in their running journeys.

Participants should come dressed to participate in form drills and prepare any relevant questions in advance.

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Recovery Workshop: Breath of Fresh Air: Yoga and Breathing Techniques for Runners
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

Recovery Workshop: Breath of Fresh Air: Yoga and Breathing Techniques for Runners

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Description

Yoga oftentimes gets a bad rep in the running community, but establishing a practice might just get you to a new PR if done consistently. Breath of Fresh Air with Brandon Copeland will breakdown: 1) beginner level yoga poses that aid in the loosening critical joint areas and lengthen muscles commonly used by runners; and 2) the classic yogic Pranayama breathing technique that will help expand your lung capacity and oxygen intake while on the run. 

Instructor: Brandon Copeland


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