Harassed during run through Petworth

Location: Georgia St NW & Irving St NW
Time: Evening Rush Hour (3:30P-7:30P)

I was on my nightly run and decided to extend my mileage out to Georgia Ave, but was sorry I did shortly thereafter.

My run took me past several large factions of loitering males, and I immediately got nervous and looked down while running. Sure enough, as I passed, several males commented and made arm motions for me to ‘keep going’, continuing the sexual jargon that I constantly hear but try to block out. Thankfully, I was running past and only had to listen to them filtered through headphones and for as short as my sprint took me. I will most likely not run on Georgia Ave alone again. Ugh.

Submitted on 6/18/12 by “Emily”

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