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We are back at it on Saturday June 12th at Peirce Mill @ 7:00 AM. The coach will be Ram.
 
Please note the new starting time this week.  We will start at 7 AM.  
 
Seminar:  Coach Vandana will give a seminar on interval training. 
 
Sign Up: PLEASE sign-up for each training run. Please click on the following link
and enter your information. Please Sign Up by Thursday (6/10) at Noon. 
 
Message from Coach Kirk:
 
We aim to address the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza caused by the recent conflict by creating Team Iqraa, which will participate in a June 12 5K run/walk hosted by UN Relief and Works Agency-USA (UNRWA-USA). Proceeds will go to UNRWA to assist Palestinians in Gaza.
 
An additional way to support is to join Iqraa members in an actual Gaza 5K walk/run at Kirk's church, St John's in Bethesda, at 10:15 am on June 12. The address is 6701 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda MD 20815 (intersection of Wisconsin and Bradley). Here's the link to join Team Iqraa's Gaza 5K (click Join, then register): Iqraa/MCC Team fundraising page for UNRWA USA
 
Meeting Point: Picnic Area 1 pavilion at Peirce Mill (there are three parking lots close by). You can also park on Shoemaker Street and Spring of Freedom Lane near the Embassy of Hungary. See map link below.

Directions/Parking: Please use the following link for a map to the meeting point. We will meet at the picnic area pavilion.
 
Start Time: 7:00 AM

Distance: The scheduled mileage is 8 miles for marathon trainees and 4 miles for the half-marathon trainees.

Course: 
 
Full Marathoners: 8 miles:  We will go north from the parking area. There will likely be reconstruction underway on the trail near the Peirce Mill picnic area, so for the first few hundred yards we'll run on sidewalks until passing the Peirce Mill building, crossing live traffic at Tilden Road. Then we'll continue back on the bike trail and up Beach Drive to the top of the hill at Wise Road (~4 miles). We return on the same route back to the Peirce Mill parking lot.
 
The aid station will be at the Wise Road turnaround.  
 
Please click here for the route. 
 
Half Marathoners: 4 miles: same starting route but turnback at the police station at Joyce.
 
Host Charity: MarrowMinded

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Next week: We will be running on June 19th in Reston and the Host Charity will be CHEC. The coaches will be Kirk and Cathy.