Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is 8:00am.  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 one of the Park Service's issues.

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 always seek volunteers to lead pace groups or bring post-run beverages.  The club will reimburse your water and Gatorade expenses.  To help with beverages or as a pace leader, please send an email to Mike.

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

To recieve SLR updates via email, please check your email subscriptions.

 

Schedule:

Date Miles Route
4/4/2015 ~14 Mt Vernon - Hains Point T
4/11/2015 ~14/12/10 Marymount Chain Bridge
4/18/2015 ~13 Normanstone - Klingle
4/25/2015 ~12 Olympic Torch
5/2/2015 ~12 Pentagon - Army Navy
5/9/2015 ~13 Southeast DC
5/16/2015 ~13.5 Glover / Mass Ave / Crescent
5/23/2015 ~12 RFK
5/30/2015 ~13 Cathedral / Clintons

 

Post-Run Beverages

April: 4/4: Miguel C., 4/11: Volunteer needed!, 4/18 & 4/25: Miguel C.

May: Volunteer(s) 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 - Call For Volunteers

Saturday Runners,

Thanks go to our recent volunteers, but this past Saturday was the last week with post-run beverage volunteers identified. Because this is entirely a volunteer-provided service, post-run drinks will not resume until upcoming volunteer slots are filled, so please volunteer now if you plan to be at SLR for at least two consecutive weeks. Are you running with the Saturday group but haven't volunteered yet? Has it been a while since you last volunteered? Now is a great time to pitch in and support your fellow runners! SLR beverage duty is easy, doesn't take a lot of time, and the club will reimburse all expenses. In addition, this can also fulfill your volunteer credit for awards in the Snowball Series (or Bunion Derby if you volunteer in the summer). Visit the SLR page any time to see current needs, and email if you can help.

Looking ahead, later on in the spring we will also be starting to line up volunteers to cover mid-run drinks during the summer months. Keep this in mind as well, and please do your part to help hydrate all of us!

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR March 28 - Capital Crescent / Rock Creek

Hello Saturday Runners!

The route for Saturday March 28 will be 22 miles on the Capital Crescent / Rock Creek Loop (aka Big Loop). Three weeks out from the Boston Marathon, this is a good chance to get your last long run. Whlie this route has a number of water fountains along the way, it's still relatively early in the spring with a forecasted temperature not much above freezing on Saturday morning, so I'd suggest carrying your own fluids if it's important to you.

Thank you Lucy Cutler for providing post-run drinks this weekend! We will need beverage volunteers for the rest of the spring starting next week, so please volunteer now if you plan to be at SLR for at least two consecutive weeks. Post-run drinks will not resume after this weekend until volunteer slots are filled. Visit the SLR page any time to see current needs, and email if you can help. This is an easy way to support your fellow runners, and the club will reimburse all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR March 21 - Arlington Triangle

Hello Saturday Runners!

The route for Saturday March 21 will be Arlington Triangle for 16 miles. To get 18 miles, at Lynn St. you can continue on the Mt. Vernon Trail past Roosevelt Island and back via Memorial Bridge, or to get a shorter run you can turn the route into an out & back. I will be out of town this weekend, so Rich Mendelowitz is going to start you off on Saturday morning. Since there's some snow (that appears to be minor) in the forecast for Friday which I won't be around to see, I'll let him make the call as to whether any route modifications are necessary.

Thanks go to Lucy Cutler for providing post-run drinks this weekend! We will need beverage volunteers for the rest of the spring starting in April, so please volunteer if you plan to be at SLR for at least two consecutive weeks. Visit the SLR page any time to see current needs, and email if you can help. This is an easy way to support your fellow runners, and the club will reimburse all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

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Upcoming Events

Panther Pride 5K
Sat, Apr 18th, 2015, @8:00am
Vienna Elementary 5K
Sun, Apr 19th, 2015, @8:00am
5th Annual Metropolitan Branch 5K
Sat, May 2nd, 2015, @8:00am
Friends of Montessori Education 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run
Sun, May 3rd, 2015, @8:00am
Save the trail! 5k
Sat, May 23rd, 2015, @8:00am
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