Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is now 7:00 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 memorial's 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/twitter/facebook 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, please read our Frequently Asked Questions or email slr@dcroadrunners.org.

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route   Post-Run Beverages Mid-Run Beverages
7/23/2016 13.25 DC Sightseer Loop (map) Eric P. Ed G. & Deborah M.
7/30/2016 14.5 Ross Drive (map) Eunja R. Volunteer Needed!
8/6/2016 15.75 Battery Kemble Loops (map) Wendy M. Volunteer Needed!
8/13/2016 11.75 Piney Branch (map) Wendy M. Volunteer Needed!
8/20/2016 15 Long Bridge Park (map) Jonny P. Matthew C.
8/27/2016 18 Custis - W&OD (map) Jonny P. Volunteer Needed!
9/3/2016 13.5 Southeast DC (map) Jennifer V. Volunteer Needed!
9/10/2016 16 Mock Marine Corps Marathon (map) Jennifer V. Volunteer Needed!
9/17/2016 20 C&O Canal Towpath (map) Rachel G. Volunteer Needed!
9/24/2016 14.25 Marymount Chain Bridge (map) Jenn B. Volunteer Needed!
10/1/2016 16 Arlington Triangle (map) Jenn B. Eileen B.
10/8/2016 23 Big Loop (map) Rachel G. Volunteer Needed!
10/15/2016 14 Mt. Vernon Trail (map) Anita H. N/A
10/22/2016 10 Chain Bridge Loop (map) Anita H. N/A

 

Email mike@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 July 23 - EARLY START 6:00 am - DC Sightseer Loop

Hello Saturday Runners!

Due to very high predicted temperatures and humidity on Saturday morning, July 23, this week only we will be moving the group's start time one hour earlier to 6:00 am. Please be cautious running in hot weather, slow your pace, and be sure to stay hydrated both before and during your run. Pay attention to not only the temperature, but also the dew point, and add the two together to get an "index". The forecasted temperature plus dew point index for Saturday morning is roughly 150, which indicates that you should use caution on a long run.

This week's run will be the DC Sightseer Loop (additional map here), which is about 13 miles. With the heat in mind, please consider shortening the run to 10 miles by skipping the loop of the Tidal Basin, and heading directly back over Memorial Bridge.

Thanks this week go to Eric Pico for our post-run drinks, and Ed Grant & Deborah Margraff for our mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located around mile 6.5, on the National Mall near the Smithsonian castle. There are also numerous water fountains along this week's route (find them using the OpenCycle map overlay on the Milermeter course map linked above), so be sure to stay hydrated! We're in pretty good shape for post-run drinks, though one more two-week slot still needs to be filled, but we need mid-run drink volunteers starting next week. Email me to schedule your volunteer dates!

Up-to-date future volunteer needs and a route schedule are always posted on our web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. For mid-run beverages, any week you're able to volunteer is appreciated, but for post-run beverages it's best if you can cover two (or more!) consecutive weeks at a time, to cut down on hand-offs of the bins. If you enjoy or benefit from the entirely volunteer-supported beverages at our runs, please do your part - it's easy, and you'll be reimbursed for all expenses.

I'm unfortunately not going to be able to make it to SLR this week due to travel plans, but I'm leaving you in the enthusiastic and capable hands of Coach Kathy, our director of the Marathon Training Program!

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR July 16 - RFK

Hello Saturday Runners!

On Saturday, July 16, we will be running the RFK route (additional map here) for about 12 miles. Please skip the loop around RFK itself (which is listed in the online cue sheet, but not the one you'll receive on Saturday morning), as this road is not safe for running. This route is essentially out & back, so you can shorten it by turning around early at any point. For a longer run of 16 miles, head south at 15th St (Wallenburg Pl.) near the Washington Monument, and run a lap around Hains Point back up to the Lincoln Memorial before heading back to the start.

Once again the weather will be hot, with temperatures reaching the 80s by 9:00 am and peaking in the 90s on Saturday. Please make sure to carry extra fluids, run at a slower pace than usual, and watch out for your fellow runners who can sometimes be in more distress than they themselves realize.

Please thank Eric Pico for our post-run drinks, and Gary Morgans for our mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located in Lincoln Park this week. We're in pretty good shape for post-run drinks (though a few slots still need to be filled), but we need mid-run drink volunteers starting next week. Email me any time to schedule your volunteer dates!

Up-to-date future volunteer needs and a route schedule are always posted on our web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. For mid-run beverages, any week you're able to volunteer is appreciated, but for post-run beverages it's best if you can cover two (or more!) consecutive weeks at a time, to cut down on hand-offs of the bins. If you enjoy or benefit from the entirely volunteer-supported beverages at our runs, please do your part - it's easy, and you'll be reimbursed for all expenses.

I'm unfortunately not going to be able to make it to SLR for the next few weeks due to travel plans, but I'm leaving you in the enthusiastic and capable hands of Coach Kathy, our director of the Marathon Training Program!

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR July 9 - Capital Crescent Trail

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route on July 9 will be out & back on the Capital Crescent Trail (additional map here), for a recommended distance of 14 miles. You can easily lengthen or shorten this route by simply turning around whenever you've reached half of your desired distance. For a landmark, the water fountain 5 miles out from the start point is at mile marker 6.5 on the CCT, and this is also where our mid-run beverage station will be located this week.

As I'm sure you all know, the weather has been and will be hot, with temperatures reaching the 80s by 9:00 am and peaking in the mid 90s on Saturday. Please make sure to carry extra fluids, run at a slower pace than usual, and watch out for your fellow runners who can sometimes be in more distress than they themselves realize.

I'm unfortunately not going to be able to make it to SLR for the next few weeks due to travel plans, but I'm leaving you in the enthusiastic and capable hands of Coach Kathy, our director of the Marathon Training Program!

Please thank Eunja Rau for our post-run drinks, and Gary Morgans for our mid-run drinks! We will need more mid-run volunteers after next week, so please get in touch with me if you can help - this can count towards your volunteer credit for either the Bunion Derby or the Marathon Training Program.

Up-to-date future volunteer needs and a route schedule are always posted on our web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. For mid-run beverages, any week you're able to volunteer is appreciated, but for post-run beverages it's best if you can cover two (or more!) consecutive weeks at a time, to cut down on hand-offs of the bins. If you enjoy or benefit from the entirely volunteer-supported beverages at our runs, please do your part - it's easy, and you'll be reimbursed for all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

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