Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is now 8:00 am.  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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Date Miles Route   Post-Run Beverages
11/28/2015 11 Fort Scott Hill (map) Joe B.
12/5/2015 13.5 Klingle - Cortland (map) Volunteer Needed!
12/12/2015 12 Water Route (map) Volunteer Needed!
12/19/2015 10 Christmas Tree Run (map) Volunteer Needed!
12/26/2015 11 Festivus Run (map) Volunteer Needed!


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 November 28 - Fort Scott Hill

Happy Thanksgiving, Saturday Runners!

If you're looking for some more running on your holiday weekend, beyond the turkey trot races I'm sure you're all doing, we have the 11 mile Fort Scott Hill (additional map here) route on the schedule for Saturday, November 28. You can shorten the route slightly to about 10 miles by returning past the Pentagon, via Fort Scott Dr., 23rd St, and Army-Navy Dr. If you'd like a longer run, the Mt. Vernon Trail can add as much distance as you'd like on the return leg.

The club is looking for your feedback, so if you haven't done so already, please take our membership survey! A link to the survey is also currently posted at the top of the club website's homepage. There are a few questions that specifically relate to SLR, so let us know what you'd like to see for our group run in the future.

Thank you Joe Buccino for post-run beverages over the last month! We are now in need of another volunteer for the month of December, so until the next volunteer steps up we will not have post-run beverages provided after this week. Up-to-date future volunteer needs as well as a route schedule are always posted on our web page, and you can email me to schedule your slot. Any time you can cover at least 2 consecutive weeks is helpful, and if you can do 4 weeks (or more!) that's ideal. Volunteering is easy, and all of your expenses for supplies are reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!



SLR November 21 - MBT - Catholic

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday, November 21, will be featuring another new route that I've designed! MBT - Catholic (map here) is just over 14 miles long, and covers some new ground beyond the current SLR route catalog. I will have cue sheets available on Saturday morning, and I'd suggest checking out the map ahead of time as well. Because this route is a single large loop, the best way to shorten it is probably to turn around either on the Metropolitan Branch Trail or earlier, to make it out-and-back. For additional distance, a few easy options would be to tack on a segment on either the Rock Creek or C&O Towpath trails. I hope everyone is ready for a chilly Saturday morning this week!

Thank you Joe Buccino for post-run beverages! We will be needing another volunteer soon for the month of December, so please lend a hand if you plan to be at SLR. Up-to-date future volunteer needs as well as a route schedule are posted on our web page, and you can email me to schedule your slot. Any time you can cover at least 2 consecutive weeks is helpful, and if you can do 4 weeks (or more!) that's even better. Volunteering is easy, and all of your expenses for supplies are reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!



SLR November 14 - Glover - Tilden - Rock Creek

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route on Saturday, November 14, will be 13 miles following Glover - Tilden - Rock Creek (additional map here). For 10 miles you can turn around at Van Ness St and make it an out & back on the Glover-Archbold trail, or to add distance you can run however much extra you'd like on any of the C&O Towpath, Rock Creek, or Mt. Vernon trails that this route passes. Choosing a bridge other than Memorial Bridge for your return from DC to VA can also either add or cut a few miles.

I won't be at SLR this weekend, but Andrew Simpson is going to be filling in for me. Enjoy the nice cool fall weather that's supposed to be in town on Saturday morning!

Thank you Joe Buccino for post-run beverages! Our scheudle of upcoming routes and volunteer needs is now posted through the end of the year on the SLR page so please let me know when you can help out, and email me with at least 2 consecutive weeks (preferably 4 weeks). Volunteering is easy, a great way to win points with your SLR friends, and all beverage expenses will be reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!



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