What do you do when you’re on a run and need to go? Don’s Johns to the rescue!

We give you some of the most popular running sites in DC, Maryland and Virginia 


At Don’s Johns, we love the running community in DC, Maryland and Virginia. That’s why we always service races like the Army 10-Miler, Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run and shorter races hosted by Pacers Running and Potomac River Running. But what about the runners who are training for those races and need scenic trails, or who run just for the joy of it? We’ve got you covered too!

With more than 800 miles of trails in the DC region, runners are guaranteed to see Don’s Johns along their route. Some of the most popular running trails in the area include:



National Mall: The National Mall is an incredibly popular trail for both natives and tourists. It offers historical views in the heart of DC such as the Capitol Building, the Memorial Bridge and the Lincoln Memorial.






C&O Canal: The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail runs along the Potomac River from DC to MD. With a surface of clay and crushed stone, it’s a popular spot for hikers and bikers as well. Although it occasionally gets crowded, it’s a great trail for beginners.






Capital Crescent Trail: Built on an abandoned railroad track and partially paved, this trail also connects DC and Maryland. Runners often see deer, foxes and other wildlife along this 11-mile trail.







Rock Creek Trail: A winding path that flows toward the Potomac River, Rock Creek Trail is popular with joggers looking for a quiet run. With paths that are not always well marked and include unexpected side paths, this trail keeps things interesting.




These are just a few of the many trails runners can enjoy in the DMV area. For more paths in DC, check out these five routes not to miss. You can also get a breakdown of the best trails based on length and views, and TrailLink gives you access to all the running trails in Maryland.


Did we miss your favorite trail? Have you seen a Don’s Johns along your run in the area? Let us know and we’ll be sure to update our list because at Don’s Johns, our main goal is to keep you happy while on the go.


Happy trails!

Portable Restroom Rentals for Autumn Race Season


It’s that time of the year where we can all support our causes. Outdoor events such as marathons, 5ks, and walking events are popular during the autumn season. As these races are organized, it’s important to think and plan carefully. Consideration should be made for participants, supporters, and onlookers alike. One way to make the races more bearable and enjoyable is having portable restroom rentals for everyone to use.

Comfortable and Convenient

You must remember that supporters are sitting in the audience for quite some time. They need to relieve themselves in order to stay comfortable. You should have enough portable restroom rentals on site, so there are not excessive long lines to wait through and miss the runner they are supporting.

Also, consider that the average person may need to use the portable restroom 2 through 3 times at an event. There will also be people leaving and others coming in, which makes for odd timing. Newly arriving people will need the restroom eventually as well.

Don’s Johns also has restroom trailers available to accommodate up to 10 people at a time. Our trailers are stocked with liquid soap, hot and cold running water, and paper towels in a climate-controlled area. If you have a very large 5k or marathon, it may be wise to get a trailer so that attendants are not late to the start. Comfortable restroom facilities will make runners and walkers want to come back the following year and recommend the event to others. Have the right amount of portable restroom rentals or restroom trailer rentals is actually a bigger deal than you realize.

Many Restroom Trailers Available

Because, you must consider the most important aspect of the event – the participants in the race. They need to have an acceptable porta potty experience. They’ll expect to run cool water across their faces and it could do them good if they feel ill to stop into our restrooms equipped with air. These events do tend to vary, like with wheelchair participants. Having a Luxury Restroom Trailer that meets ADA requirements is essential, so they can get in and out of the restroom trailer with ease.

Don’s Johns are here to help your next race be coordinated well. We’ll review with you how many restroom trailers will be appropriate for your expected participant and supporter count. Dons John’s is here when you need portable sanitation solutions. If you have further questions or need advice, call us at 888-331-6323 or contact us for a free quote.