Posts Tagged ‘race’

Offensive halloween decorations are down

A famiy in Clarksville TN took this display down after complaints. They apologized saying it wasn’t meant to offend. What’s scary to me is how one can look at this and think it’s ok.

86th Annual Virginia Gold Cup

More than 50,000 attended the Virginia Gold Cup in The Plains, VA!

National Marathon… LIVE from Howard University

We were freezing our tails off but cheering our hearts out at Mile 8 along the course of the National Marathon.

DJ Premonition was dropping hot tracks as students from Howard University got the runners pumped to keep on going. See more coverage from the day’s event at wusa9

Dale Earnhardt believes in second chances

Racing star Dale Earnhardt Jr. was among the stars who came out to support the National Guard and getting a second chance in life.

The popular driver attended the National Guard Youth Foundation’s 6th Annual Challenge of Champions Gala. The event celebrates the 100,000 graduates of the intervention program. The program that helps high school drop outs get back on track has a reported 90% success rate.

Other celebrities present included Grammy winning country starGretchen Wilson and American Idol winner Kris Allen. GovernorHaley Barbour was honored at the event.

Hot Undies, Cold Run

Cupid’s arrow reached the hearts of children in need, as over 600 Washingtonians stripped down for Cupid’s Undie Run 2011. This year’s race raised over $50,000 for The Children’s Tumor Foundation – the world’s largest non-government organization dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis (NF). In the spirit of Valentine’s day and amidst the chilly weather, runners put on their flashiest, funniest, sexiest and most stylish undies and took off for a 1.1 mile run from Pennsylvania Ave. to the historic U.S. Capitol Building and back. The post-race party was held at the Pour House Restaurant & Bar, where runners enjoyed giveaways, prizes for outstanding costumes and top fundraisers, and some adult beverages and munchies.

By Rachel DeMita 


Local golfers tee off in tutus for breast cancer

Beth Swanson a breast cancer survivor files this report for Angie’s Army on men in tutus teeing off for an amazing cause!

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DC Capitol Striders Raise Thousands for Haiti

The DC Capital Striders  took to the Capital Crescent Trail for a their annual 8K benefiting Haiti relief efforts.

Related: 2010 Race Results

Avid runner Rick Amernick got the group going. 280 runners including our production assistant Ava-Joye Burnett crossed the finish line and helped raise more than $3,000 to help Haiti.

Watch coverage of raceday on WUSA9 TV Below:

Hug me! I'm half asian

In celebration of ‘Hug A Half Asian Day’ I want to honor some of my favorite Amerasians (as we called it growing up in Korea).

My beautiful sisters  Jenny & Tricia

Old gal pal Marsha, Marsha, Marsha Lewis

Old friend and Il Mee buffet companion Colleen Laughlin

DC social butterfly Cathy Porter

News women Anne Curry (NBC) and Betty Nguyen (CBS)

I'm racing in the Kentucky Derby!

I am a lover of the races. I cried when I watched Seabiscuit. I balled when Barbaro took his last breath. I always honor the dress code no matter where the race is I attend. Last year I broke the rule… passed over Lilly Pulitzer for Betsey Johnson. This year I’m doing something ludicrous. I’m racing!

Kentucky Derby Marathon here I come.

I’ve hesitated announcing I’m running another 26.2 miles in a month because I was unsure if I was mentally there yet. It’s been more than a year since I did the Marine Corps Marathon and it’s taken time to believe it could be done again. I ran 13 miles this past weekend and it’s exactly what I needed. Half way there… and perfect place to be just a month before race day. Yep, BTW  it’s April 24th.

This is the first time I’ll get close to the Kentucky Derby and I’m fine that it’s not all about the big hats. It’s cool that I can instead boast about my bigger feet as the swelling sets in. I went to buy new running shoes the other day and the guy said what size? I said “11”. He said “ELEVEN?”. I said yes. He said “ELEVEN?”. I said yes “Eeee-Leven”.

You should’ve seen his face when they actually fit.

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