DC runner on a mission to cover every inch of the District by foot

With a map in hand and an app on his phone, Jarad Schofer is taking the concept of a jog through the city to a whole new level: He plans to run every road and alley in the District.

“You know I’ve lived here a long time and I kind of thought I’d run everywhere and now I can see that’s really nowhere near the case,” he said.

He’s a teacher with a doctorate in mathematics and only recently got into running. He started with 5Ks, then moved to 10K races.

Now with a few big races under his belt, Schofer has knocked out 860 miles on his mission to tackle the streets of D.C. In all, he intends to run around 2,500 miles.

Jarad Schofer has made it his goal to run every street in the nation’s capital.

Jarad Schofer is attempting to run every street in D.C.

A map of one of Jarad Schofer’s runs. He has made it his goal to run every street in the nation’s capital.


His plan is to be done by June and then head to Tennessee to run in the Vol State Ultramarathon race in July.

“The best way to train for it, I think is to do a lot of road running.”

He said the biggest challenge has been overlapping certain streets but according to his calculations, it’s impossible to avoid.

Schofer said this extreme mission is a testament to just how capable we are of accomplishing so much.

“I’m not losing steam,” he said.

Melissa Howell

Melissa Howell joined WTOP Radio in March 2018 and is excited to cover stories that matter across D.C., as well as in Maryland and Virginia. 

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