How it works:
OutRun combines the camaraderie of GROUP RUNS with BOOT CAMP EXERCISES. Our backpacks are stocked with sandbags, parachutes and resistance bands.
Explore DC, from ROCK CREEK PARK to the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL and everything in between. You'll go places you never knew existed!
More About OutRun
OutRun fuses your GROUP RUNNING CLUB with BOOTCAMP EXERCISES. It's more efficient that just doing one or the other, plus you get to workout all over DC!
Think of it as a bad-ass, challenging run covering 5-8K with cross-training workouts mixed in throughout the run. We start and stop at compelling and historical sites that offer amazing views of the city and provide hidden treasures along the way. Each person pitches in, carrying gear, water, and music (yes, there's music!). If you can run, you can OutRun.
Designed by Roam Fitness founder Graham King - a personal trainer and CrossFit coach - and Chris Geier - a Division 1 soccer player and self-proclaimed urban runner - OutRun will astound you with new trail discoveries, challenge you with a variety of exercises, and provide you a new approach to fitness.
The run’s concept is rooted in the concept of sustained cardiovascular exercise combined with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Running combined with bouts of cross-training workouts provides a more comprehensive full-body and cardiovascular workout than just running alone or just lifting weights.
Our motto, "Fitness without Boundaries" is best reflected by OutRun through the slogan "My City, My Gym." We embrace this slogan as we traverse varied terrain, such as hills, sidewalks, trails, pathways and steps and use park benches, railings, and random structures to workout.
Tell me more
There are two types of OutRuns: the Weekday OutRun and the Weekend OutRun.
The Weekend OutRuns are approximately 90 minutes long and cover +/- 5K at a challenging pace; the stops are equally challenging. We do not recommend the weekend OutRun if you are new to running/fitness or it's been a while since you've worked out. These are free but you must still register.
The Weekday OutRun, or what we call "OutRun Training" are shorter (but still intense) OutRuns. There is added instruction and scaled exercises to enable all athletes to attend. The location, day, and starting time will vary week to week. Upcoming OutRun Training programs will cover track workouts, barefoot running, Fartlek training, etc. There is a fee for this class. Check our rate page for more information.
How much is it?
Weekends are FREE.
Weekdays require a class pass purchase. The Intro Special is 2 classes for $25.
Where can I find a schedule?
How long do you run?
Weekdays we run about 2-4 miles; weekends 4-6.
What's the pace?
We stay in a group the entire time and stop every 1/4 to 1/2 mile so pace becomes a non-factor.
What exercises are done at the stops?
We do bodyweight exercises (pushups, pullups, lunges, squats, dips), band exercises (pulls, pushes, rotations), functional strength exercises (lifting logs, sandbags) and any and all new moves! Everything is scalable for all levels.
Should I bring water?
Yes. We will carry your water, but you should definitely bring it. We can bring water for you for $2. Be sure to contact us ahead of time so we bring it.
What's the deal with music?
We have it covered and it's awesome.