Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is 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 memorial's water fountain is usually on during the summer.

We run rain or shine! In cases of extreme weather (snow, ice, thunderstorms, heat waves) we do occasionally either change the meeting time or cancel the run, but the run will be held as planned unless otherwise posted via email/twitter/facebook and here on the SLR web page.

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. Route info and mileage options will be given in the email/post preceding each Saturday's run. SLR always features a run from our extensive Route Catalog, which gives us a wide range of options to keep things fresh for you each week. We have routes that are flat, hilly, looped, out & back, roads, sidewalks, trails, and more, reaching all around the local area of DC, VA, and MD!

For more details about Saturday Long Runs please read our Frequently Asked Questions, or send an email to Mike if you still need more info.

We are always looking for volunteers to bring post-run beverages for the group, and/or mid-run beverages during the summer. To help with beverages, please check out the schedule of needs below and email Mike to book your slot. More detailed info on what it takes to volunteer (it's easy!) is on our FAQ page. If you regularly take part in SLR then you should also be volunteering!

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post-Run Beverages Mid-Run Beverages
4/21/2018 11.5 Four Mile Run Park Cue Sheet & GPS James S. N/A
4/28/2018 14 Glover - Soapstone - Rock Creek Cue Sheet & GPS Franco O. N/A
5/5/2018 11 Potomac Heritage Trail Cue Sheet & GPS Franco O. N/A
5/12/2018 13.5  Vienna Metro Cue Sheet & GPS Franco O. N/A
5/19/2018 12 Potomac Overlook Loops Cue Sheet & GPS Franco O. N/A
5/26/2018 10.5 GWK Shady Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! N/A
6/2/2018 14.5 Klingle to Newark Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
6/9/2018 13 MacArthur Loop
Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
6/16/2018 12 National Capitol Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!

SLR April 21 - Four Mile Run Park

Hello Saturday Runners!

Congrats to any of you who made it through the brual conditions in Boston last week! Hopefully you're resting and not joining us this Saturday. For everyone else, we'll be running 11.5 miles on the Four Mile Run Park route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to shorten the route, you can make it about 8 miles by hopping over to Crystal City at the airport, and then taking 18th St from Crystal Dr. to Eads St. before rejoining the mapped route. We should have a nice clear and cool morning in store this Saturday, perfect for running, so come on out to join us!

Thank you James Sledge for stepping in at the last minute to cover drinks this week! We will need more volunteers for the end of May and beyond, as well as mid-run drinks coming up in June, so please get in touch with me if you can help. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For more info on how volunteering works, please first see the SLR FAQ, and after that send me an email if you'd like any additional details.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR April 14 - Olympic Torch

Hello Saturday Runners!

Good luck to our Boston runners this week who won't be at SLR! Tomorrow morning's run on Saturday, April 14 will be 12.5 miles along the Olympic Torch route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). Since this one is a loop there's no easy way to cut distance while staying along the route, but you could go up 23rd St from the Lincoln Memorial, all the way up to a left on Mass Ave, and then back down the Glover Archbold Trail, which I would guess is between 9 and 10 miles. It's going to be a beautiful Saturday in DC, so I'll see you all there!

Thank you Ted Logothetti for post-run drinks the past two weeks! We now need more volunteers for next week and beyond, so please get in touch with me now if you can help. SLR post-run drinks will not resume after tomorrow until more folks sign up! The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For more info on how volunteering works, please first see the SLR FAQ, and after that send me an email if you'd like any additional details.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR April 7 - Water Route

Hello Saturday Runners!

With the cherry blossoms in peak bloom this weekend, this Saturday's route will take us around Hains Point and the Tidal Basin for 12 miles of scenic views along Water Route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). You can easily shorten this to 9.5 miles while still hitting all of the sightseeing highlights by taking a left at Buckeye Drive to cut across East Potomac Park instead of going all the way down to the bottom of Hains Point. We're not usually talking about cherry blossoms and snow at the same time, but keep an eye on the weather since some snow is forecast for Saturday. Unless road conditions are unsafe on Saturday morning the run will go on as planned, and if any change or cancellation is made it will be announced on the SLR web page and this email list, as well as posted on the club's Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Thank you Ted Logothetti for post-run drinks this week! We will need more volunteers after next week beyond, so please get in touch with me now if you can help. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For more info on how volunteering works, please first see the SLR FAQ, and after that send me an email if you'd like any additional details.

Happy running,

Mike

 

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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.