Saturday morning, some of your favorite names in news weren’t running their mouths on local lifestyle or a crisis in the city. Instead, they were running to Beat the Deadline, an annual 5k race put on by the National Press Club to benefit its Library and fund journalism school scholarships.
Instead of settling in to read hot off the press headlines at home, a good crowd joined the runners on Pennsylvania Ave. to participate in a pre-race stretching regime offered by P90X and Beach Body’s Tony Horton, Honorary Race Marshall alongside News4′s Erika Gonzalez.
Then, as the gun sounded, hundreds of gumshoes (and those that joined their media teams) were off to beat the deadline, beat their personal bests… or beat Tony — because nobody could beat the winner, who finished at just over 15 minutes (almost three minutes ahead of second place).
Medals and cash prizes were awarded to category bests. For everyone else, the event concluded with a famed pancake breakfast and the chance to win a parade of raffle prizes.
Because that free suite of P90X workout tapes is totally going to make you finish faster next time.