Iwo Jima Memorial

Welcome!  This is the home of the world-famous (well, maybe locally well-known) SLR.

Our start time is now 7:00am for the summer.  Every Saturday we meet at North Meade Street Park, a small park northwest of the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) in Rosslyn. The closest address for mapping purposes is 1300 Arlington Blvd, and street parking is available in the neighborhoods adjacent to N. Meade Street. Be mindful of parking signs, since Arlington County enforces them enthusiastically, and please do not park on Marine Memorial Circle (inside Iwo Jima), since parking there is for memorial use only.

At least one porta-john is available year-round near the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the water fountain is usually on during the summer. We run rain or shine! As far as winter weather goes, the run will go as planned unless otherwise posted via email and the SLR website.

All are welcome!  If you don't want to run the same distance or course as the main group, you can go for half the distance you want to run and re-trace your steps back to Iwo Jima.  Mileage options will be given in the email preceding each Saturday's run.  We are always looking for volunteers to bring post-run beverages, and/or mid-run beverages during the summer - the club will reimburse your water and Gatorade expenses. To help with beverages, please send an email to Mike.

For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions or email slr@dcroadrunners.org.

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route   Post-Run Beverages Mid-Run Beverages
7/4/2015 14 Rock Creek Out/Back (map) Garett R. Volunteer Needed!
7/11/2015 13 Capital Crescent Out/Back (map) Garett R. Volunteer Needed!
7/18/2015 12.25 RFK (map) Angela K. Flora A.
7/25/2015 13 Cathedral - Clintons (map) Angela K. Volunteer Needed!
8/1/2015 16 Rock Creek Out/Back (map) Angela K. Volunteer Needed!
8/8/2015 14 Marymount - Chain Bridge (map) Angela K. Mike P.J.
8/15/2015 13.5 Southeast DC (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
8/22/2015 18 C&O Towpath Out/Back (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
8/29/2015 11.75 Piney Branch (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
9/5/2015 16 MCM Mock Route (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
9/12/2015 20 Custis-W&OD Out/Back (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
9/19/2015 15.75 Battery Kemble Loops (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
9/26/2015 16 Arlington Triangle (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
10/3/2015 23 Big Loop (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
10/10/2015 14.5 Ross Drive (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
10/17/2015 10.5 GWK Shady (map) Volunteer Needed! N/A
10/24/2015 12 Upton Hill (map) Volunteer Needed! N/A
10/31/2015 11.5 Four Mile Run Park (map) Volunteer Needed! N/A

 

Email slr@dcroadrunners.org if you can help out with any beverage needs.  Please volunteer - it's your duty; if you regularly take part in SLR then you should also be volunteering!

SLR June 27 - National Capitol

Hello Saturday Runners!

The route on Saturday June 27 will be 12 miles along the National Capitol route (additional map here). To shorten the route, return directly via the Key Bridge, retracing your steps from the way out, to get about 9.5 miles. For additional mileage, you can easily add distance on either Hains Point or the Mt Vernon Trail.

Thank you Afton Wagner for providing post-run beverages this week, and thanks also to Joe Emerson for mid-run beverages! We are in need of mid-run volunteers starting next week for July 4 and July 11, so let me know if you can cover either one. There are also plenty of other volunteer opportunities this summer for both mid-run and post-run drinks, with up to date needs posted on the SLR page. Please email me any dates you can cover mid-run drinks, or at least 2 consecutive weeks (preferably 4 weeks) for post-run drinks - the club will reimburse all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR June 20 - Glover Archbold Pandas

Hello Saturday Runners!

The route this Saturday, June 20, will be Glover Archbold Pandas for 13 miles (additional map here). You can add or subtract distance by returning via the bridge of your choice: Key Bridge is about 11.5 miles, Memorial Bridge (planned route) is 13 miles, and 14th St Bridge is about 15 miles.

Thank you Afton Wagner for providing post-run beverages this week! Thankfully the forecast for Saturday is slightly cooler than it was this week, but we do not currently have a mid-run drink volunteer for this Saturday, June 20, so please let me know ASAP if you'd like to step in at the last minute. Both mid-run and post-run beverages are entirely volunteer supported, so no volunteers means no liquids for your run. There are still plenty of volunteer opportunities this summer for both mid-run and post-run drinks, with up to date needs posted on the SLR page. Please email me any dates you can cover mid-run drinks, or at least 2 consecutive weeks (preferably 4 weeks) for post-run drinks - the club will reimburse all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR June 13 - Battery Kemble Loops

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route on Saturday, June 13, will be Battery Kemble Loops for about 16 miles (additional map here). You can shorten the route to 14 miles by running everything as written on the cue sheet, except skipping the two loops of Battery Kemble park. To shorten the route further, simply turn around and retrace your steps when you've reached half your desired distance. Extra mileage beyond 16 can be added either with additional loops of Battery Kemble park, or extra out-and-back distance on the Captial Crescent Trail.

I won't be in town to start the run on Saturday morning this week, but Kerry O'Brien will covering for me.

Many thanks to Angela Katson for providing our post-run beverages for the last few weeks!  Be sure to thank Paul Westcott as well when you see him at the mid-run drink station at the base of Battery Kemble park on MacArthur Blvd. We are now in need of a mid-run drink volunteer for next week, June 20! Both mid-run and post-run beverages are entirely volunteer supported, so no volunteers means no liquids for your run. Up to date volunteer needs are posted on the SLR page. Please email me any dates you can cover mid-run drinks, or at least 2 consecutive weeks (preferably 4 weeks) for post-run drinks - the club will reimburse all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

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