Reston Runners

The table below contains our standard Saturdays' and Sundays' course offerings for Running and Walking. On most Saturdays Reston Runners features three courses: one for 5 mile run, one for 3 mile walk and one for beginners called Best Foot Forward or BFF. On most Sundays we will feature at least two courses: one for a 10 mile run and one for a 6 mile walk. Starting in late spring, we will offer longer distance running course options including ones that span nature Trails. Please refer to the Calendar menu link above to find the currently  scheduled courses.

All courses scheduled for a given Saturday or Sunday will have the same starting location. The table below lists the standard starting locations and provides links to each course option emanating from that location. The number in the link represents the course distance in miles.

Click on the link and you will get (in most cases) step-by-step directions on how to navigate the selected course.

The table by no means represents the complete set of courses of the club. It does, however, represent our currently preferred set of (and periodically scheduled) weekend runs and walks. The link below will lead you to our complete set of courses.

 

Catalog of Course Descriptions

Reston Runners Courses

Start Location Run (Miles) Walk (Miles) Trail (Miles)
Aldrin Elementary School
 
Autumnwood Pool
51010R12
36
 
C&O Canal, Carderock Recreation Area
1020
36
 
Dogwood Elementary School
 
Herndon High School
 
Hunters Woods Elementary School
 
Hunters Woods Pool
 51020
36
 
Hunters Woods Village Center
 10121318
36
Isaac Newton Square
 
Lake Anne Elementary School
 10
36
10
Lake Anne Village Center
51017
36
10 
Lake Audubon Pool
 5101520
36
1812
Lake Fairfax Park
 55E 101719
36
101820
Lake Newport Tennis Courts
 510
36
 
Lake Thoreau Pool
 5
 
Langston Hughes Middle School   3  
Newbridge Pool
 5
 
North Hills Pavilion
 5
 
North Hills Pool
 5
 
North Point Village Center
 10
36
Uplands Pool 5 3  
Reagan National Airport 22  13.2  
Reston Community Center
 5
 
Reston Nature House            5            3  
Reston South Commuter Lot
 101315
33V6
101118 
Reston Town Center
 5N5W10
 36
 
Riverbend Park
 5
 
RMR Familiarization Runs (Detailed, Brief)
13D13B10D10B8D8B
 
 
South Lakes High School
 1010se14
36
 14
South Lakes Village Center
 51020
36
 20
Spectrum Center  
Sunrise Valley Elementary School
 51015/2016
36
 18
Sunset Hills Commuter Lot
 1010
63
 10
Tall Oaks Village Center
 5
 
Thanksgiving Day Annual Event 5 2  
Uplands Pool 5 3  
U.S. Geological Survey
36
 
Vienna Caboose 5 3  
Women's Distance Festival 3.1    
Metric Marathon 16.4    
Special Course World Police & Fire Games 5K     10K
Lake Fairfax Park 5k & 10k runs/walks.  Please Help us by running or walking the routes the competitors in the World Police and Fire Games will run at the end of June.  At the same time you can pick out the spot where you want to be as a volunteer for the Games (hint, hint).  
 
Directions:  Enter the park and follow the road down the hill to the "T".  Turn left.  At next intersection take the road at "one o'clock" with a sign for the "cricket fields".  Park in the lot at the top.   Surface will be primarily grass with some gravel sections.  
 
 
 
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Guidelines for Creating New Courses
Prepared by the Reston Runners Courses Committee

 

The Course Committee welcomes proposed new courses to add to our schedule.  In mapping out a new course, it is important to keep several things in mind.  

  1. Our runners and walkers live over a wide swath of Northern Virginia, but Reston is the geographic center of our membership at large.  As befits an organization known as the "Reston Runners", with very few exceptions our runs start and finish within the generally accepted boundaries of Reston.
  2. Start points should have ample free parking and be anchored in a well defined, spacious lot.   Plan for a minimum of fifty cars on an average Saturday.  Sunday runs, particularly on a nice day in the summer, can attract well over a hundred runners and close to that number of cars (carpooling is not something runners are known for).  Please remember that some parking lots are also used by others.  For instance, a Church may have a service on a weekend morning.  As good neighbors, we want to avoid conflicting with other activities.  
  3. In designing a course, avoid at-grade crossings of major highways.  In particular, the Fairfax County Parkway, Reston Parkway, and Baron Cameron Avenue should not be crossed at street level.  While some of our existing courses cross these roads, those courses were designed in less busy times and efforts are being made to reroute them to safer alternatives.  If necessary to cross other four lane roads (Glade, Wiehle, South Lakes, etc.) do so at traffic lights or four way stops.  Be aware of (and avoid) blind entrances and blind curves in the road.  To the maximum extent possible, use authorized Reston pathways.
  4. Avoid industrial, commercial back alley, and run down areas.  Safety is always the key consideration.  Individuals often run our courses on their own.  You should have no qualms about your grandmother running your course by herself.  
  5. New courses should be run over pathways and streets that are not used on other courses of the same distance.  As a rule, at least 50% of a new run should be over new terrain.  Running in the reverse direction from another run is worth half credit.   Likewise, don't "step" on existing start points for a run of the same distance.  
  6. Factor in weather extremes.   Neither steep downhills that ice up in the winter nor long treeless stretches under a broiling sun in the summer are appealing.  
  7. Both our runs and our walks start from the same locations.  In designing one, remember that someone will have to design the other.  
  8. Yes, aesthetics count.  
  9. Be prepared to mark the course at least three times before turning it over to the marking committee!  

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Reston Runners

The table below contains our standard Saturdays' and Sundays' course offerings for Running and Walking. On most Saturdays we will feature two courses: one for 5 mile run and one for 3 mile walk. On most Sundays we will feature at least two courses: one for a 10 mile run and one for a 6 mile walk. Starting in late spring, we will offer longer distance running course options including ones that span nature Trails. Please refer to the Schedule link above to find the set of scheduled courses.

Click on the link and you will get (in most cases) step-by-step directions on how to navigate the selected course.

The table by no means represents the complete set of courses of the club. It does, however, represent our currently preferred set of (and periodically scheduled) weekend runs and walks. The link below will lead you to our complete set of courses.


Complete Catalog of Reston Runners Courses

Start Location NameRun (miles)Walk (miles)Trail (miles)
Aldrin Elementary School
 
Autumnwood Pool
5, 10, 10R, 12
3, 6
 
C&O Canal, Carderock Recreation Area
3, 6
 
Dogwood Elementary School
 
Herndon High School
 
Hunters Woods Elementary School
 
Hunters Woods Pool
 5, 10, 20
3, 6
 
Hunters Woods Village Center
 10, 12, 13, 18
3, 6
Isaac Newton Square
 
Lake Anne Elementary School
 10
3, 6
 
Lake Anne Village Center
5, 10, 17
3, 6
10 
Lake Audubon Pool
 5, 10, 15, 20
3, 6
Lake Fairfax Park
 5, 5E 10, 17, 19
3, 6
10, 18, 20
Lake Newport Tennis Courts
 5, 10
3, 6
 
Lake Thoreau Pool
 5
 
Langston Hughes Middle School   3  
Newbridge Pool
 5
 
North Hills Pavilion
 5
3
 
North Hills Pool
 5
 
North Point Village Center
5, 10
3, 6
Uplands Pool 5 3  
Reagan National Airport 22  13.2  
Reston Community Center
 5
 
Reston Nature House            5            3  
Reston South Commuter Lot
 10, 13, 15
3, 3V, 6
10. 1118 
Reston Town Center
 5N, 5W, 10
 
Riverbend Park
 5
 
RMR Familiarization Runs (Detailed, Brief)
 
 
South Lakes High School
 10, 10se, 14
3, 6
 14
South Lakes Village Center
 5, 10, 20
3, 6
 20
Spectrum Center
 
Sunrise Valley Elementary School
3, 6
 18
Sunset Hills Commuter Lot
 10, 10
6, 3
 10
Tall Oaks Village Center
 5
 
Thanksgiving Day Annual Event 5 2  
Uplands Pool 5 3  
U.S. Geological Survey
3, 6
 
Vienna Caboose 5 3  
Women's Distance Festival 3    
Metric Marathon 16.4    
Special Event - June 16, 2012 - one time event 5  3  

Catalog of Reston Runners Courses

 

The table below contains our standard Saturdays' and Sundays' course offerings for Running and Walking. On most Saturdays we will feature two courses: one for 5 mile run and one for 3 mile walk. On most Sundays we will feature at least two courses: one for a 10 mile run and one for a 6 mile walk. Starting in late spring, we will offer longer distance running course options including ones that span nature Trails. Please refer to the Calendar menu link above to find the currently scheduled courses.

Click on the link and you will get (in most cases) step-by-step directions on how to navigate the selected course.

The table by no means represents the complete set of courses of the club. It does, however, represent our currently preferred set of (and periodically scheduled) weekend runs and walks. The links below will lead you to our current set of courses.

 

 Start LocationsRun Courses Walk Courses Trail Courses 
 Aldrin Elementary School 5
3  
Autumnwood Pool  5, 10, 10R, 12  3, 6  
C&O Canal Carderock Recreation Area  10  3,  
Dogwood Elementary School  5  3  
Herndon High School  5  3  
Hunters Woods Elementary School  5  3  
Hunters Woods Pool  5, 10, 20  3, 6  
Hunters Woods Village Center  6, 10, 1218  3, 6 10
Isaac Newton Square  5  3  
Lake Anne Elementary School  10 3, 6  10
Lake Anne Village Center  5, 10, 17  3, 6  12
Lake Audubon Pool  5, 10, 15, 20  3, 6 12, 18
Lake Fairfax Park  5, 5E, 10, 17, 19  3, 6 10, 18,  
Lake Newport Tennis Courts  5,  10 (pipeline) 3, 6  
Lake Thoreau Pool  5 3  
Langston Hughes Middle School  5 3   
Newbridge Pool  5 3  
North Hills Pavillion  5 3   
North Hills Pool  5 3  
North Point Village Center  10 3, 6  10
North Point Village Center - Metric Marathon 16.28    
Reagan National Airport Run  22 ~ 13  
Reston Community Center
5 
3 
 
Reston Nature House            5            3  
Reston South Commuter Lot
 10, 13, 15
3, 3V, 6
10 
Reston Town Center
 5N, 5W, 10
 
Riverbend Park
 5
 
South Lakes High School
 10, 10se, 14
3, 6
 14
South Lakes Village Center
 5, 10
3, 6

 

 
 12
 
Spectrum Center
 
Sunrise Valley Elementary School
5, 10, 16
3, 6
Sunset Hills Commuter Lot
 10,  10T
6, 3
 10
Tall Oaks Village Center
 5
 
Thanksgiving Day Annual Event 5K 2  
Uplands Pool 5 3  
U.S. Geological Survey
3, 6
 
Vienna Caboose 5 3  
Women's 5K Race      
       
       

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