Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon & 1/2


iHOPE is designed to take walkers and runners of all levels from the start to the finish line. Our expert Coaching Staff will provide:

  • A training schedule that can be designed to fit your needs
  • Weekly check-ins by email or phone
  • Clinics on topics like equipment and injury prevention
  • Weekly group training sessions to prepare you for race day and connect you with fellow iHOPE team members

Check out this blog post from Coach Perry Washington on training during the holidays.

Sample Training Programs

Wondering what your iHOPE training schedule will look like? The schedules below are a snapshot of two weeks in a training schedule. Most weeks you will run 3-4 times per week. Your coach will work with you to develop a training plan that works for you.

Half Marathon

Full Marathon

Coaching Clinic Series

Topics covered during the training season will include:

  • Gear Essentials (shoes and clothing)
  • Injury Prevention
  • Cross Training Opportunities
  • And much more!

Meet Your Coach

Perry Washington

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Perry Washington lives in Monrovia, Maryland where he can be found running on the roads and doing speed workouts at the track as early as 4:00 in the morning. He’s run marathons on the east coast, west coast, in the north, in the south and has even ventured to Europe. In total, he has completed over 40 marathons with 5 of them being the prestigious Boston Marathon. His favorite races are Big Sur (by far) and Boston. He has trained countless runners, run-walkers, and walkers for their first full or ½ marathon and has never seen a participant not succeed when giving their best effort. Perry is an experienced trainer through the National Academy of Sports and Medicine (NASM), and also has additional certifications in TRX Suspension Training, Kettlebell and Spinning. Specializing in toning and weight reduction, Perry prides himself in organizing challenging circuit (boot camp) workouts for all fitness levels.

Perry has also worked with the military (Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy) in implementing a core training program for incoming recruits. These programs were designed to give the new recruits a “real life” military training experience. The training experience was designed to show the recruits their current fitness level and emphasize the commitment they are making prior to their ship date. 

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