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Posted at 8:15 PM ET, 03/23/2005

Take Back the Pike

By washingtonpost.com

If you've ever had a meltdown over Rockville Pike gridlock, you'll appreciate this event. Pike's Peek 10K lets foot traffic take over the road on the morning of April 24. So empowering. The race also promotes public transportation: You start at the Shady Grove Metro station and run down the Pike to White Flint. All entrants dig the point-to-point net downhill route, which leads to fast times; plus there's the allure of being in a money race, with awards from $500 to $75 and age-group prizes. (Elite runner Jen Rhines famously won a $20,000 bonus here in 1998 for finishing in 32:45, 15 seconds under the sponsor's challenge time.) Kids can join a short fun run. But all these assets aside, what really makes this event stand out is the post-race feed, the most lavish I've seen. No measly banana-bagel-water bottle thanks here. I'm talking about serious food from sponsors like Dave & Buster's, Hard Times Cafe, P.F. Chang's and Whole Foods.

-- Anne

By washingtonpost.com  | March 23, 2005; 8:15 PM ET
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Something else running-related:
This weekend I saw something in the Post's Sunday Source about training for marathons. I passed it along to my fiance and she found the information very useful. I thought I'd post a link here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45670-2005Mar17.html

Posted by: Mike | March 24, 2005 2:25 PM | Report abuse

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