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Best places for workouts in Washington

If you want to do more than just going out for an easy run there are some good options available.

Track runners might like Dunbar High School and Cardozo Education Campus and those looking for a hill workout can go to Rock Creek Park.

If you want to test your fitness against local runners, Anacostia parkrun and Fletchers Cove parkrun are available here for you.

Read more about working out in United States and in District of Columbia.

Summer running in Washington

Summers in Washington get very hot. July often sees temperatures of around 37°C99°F . It might be wise to do your training early in the mornings or on a treadmill indoors. The temperature in the warmest month of July is normally around 2679 to 35°C94°F at noon and 2170 to 28°C82°F at 6 AM.

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Winter running in Washington

Winters in Washington can get cold and snowy. January might see snow and the temperature is often below -10°C20°F .

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Coolidge High School is suitable for running year round and has electic lighting.

National Mall and Cardozo Education Campus also has lighting.

Your favourite running surface in Washington

For those who like to run on soft surfaces, these are recommended: National Mall, the course of Fletchers Cove parkrun and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal TowpathChesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath.

Those looking for a flat course with firm surface can go to East Potomac Park or the course of Anacostia parkrun.

About track availability in Washington

DC school tracks and fields will be made available for personal exercise at no cost during the following days and hours when the regular school year is in session, other than on District and school holidays:
* Monday through Friday from 6:30A.M. to 8:00A.M., and from 4:UO P.M. until dusk, but not later than 8:00P.M.
* Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00A.M. to 5:00P.M.

Track and field hours will be posted. Track and field usage and availability during the summer and District or school holidays will be determined by Office of the Chief Operating Officer and the Office of the Chief of Schools in consultation with schools.

Anyone using DCPS track and field facilities will do so at their own risk.
McKinley Technology High School 400m synthetic track


Weather in Washington

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Comments on places around Washington

Martin - on Maury Wills Field
Yes, according to it is.
Anonymous user - on Maury Wills Field
Anyone know if this track is 400m?

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