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
8/29/2015* 11.75 Piney Branch (map) Franco O. Janet B.
9/5/2015* 16 MCM Mock Route (map) Dan L. Volunteer Needed!
9/12/2015* 20 Custis-W&OD Out/Back (map) Dan L. Volunteer Needed!
9/19/2015* 15.75 Battery Kemble Loops (map) Volunteer Needed! Rory Q.
9/26/2015* 16 Arlington Triangle (map) Volunteer Needed! Elizabeth H.
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

* The noted weeks use routes shared with the club's marathon training program, so mid-run volunteers for weeks highlighted in green should expect a larger crowd than SLR only. 

 

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 August 29 - Piney Branch

Hello Saturday Runners!

On Saturday August 29, our route will be Piney Branch (additional map here), which comes in at about 11.75 miles. To add distance, this route can be extended to 16 miles by continuing straight on 16th Street, past Military Rd., and left on Joyce Rd.  This will take you down to Beach Dr. where you can cross and head up Ross Dr. for some scenic views on your way to picking up the route again below Pierce Mill.

Thank you Franco Ordonez for bringing post-run beverages for the last few weeks, and thanks also to Janet Braunstein for this week's mid-run drinks. We are in need of mid-run volunteers for both of the next 2 weeks, and post-run volunteers starting Sept 19, so take a look at our up to date schedule posted on the SLR page and let me know if you can cover either of these. As always, you can email me any dates you'd like to do mid-run drinks, or at least 2 consecutive weeks (preferably 4 weeks) for post-run drinks - all beverage expenses will be reimbursed by the club. Please volunteer; it's your duty if you regularly participate in SLR!

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR August 22 - C&O Canal Towpath

Hello Saturday Runners!

On Saturday August 22, we will be running out & back on the C&O Canal Towpath (additional map here) with a planned distance of 18 miles. You can easily run as short or as long as you like on this route, by simply turning around whenever you get to half of your desired distance. Once you get on the Towpath, the mile markers will roughly match the distance you've traveled from the start. The forecast looks like we're getting a somewhat cooler morning on Saturday, so I hope you all make the most of it on your long runs!

Thanks go to Franco Ordonez for bringing post-run beverages this week, and to Mrs. Big Guy who will be at Lock 7 with our mid-run drinks. We will be needing more volunteers starting in 2 weeks, so take a look at our up to date schedule posted on the SLR page and let me know what you can cover. Please email me any dates you can do mid-run drinks, or at least 2 consecutive weeks (preferably 4 weeks) for post-run drinks - all beverage expenses will be reimbursed by the club. Without your volunteer support, we wouldn't have the mid-run and post-run drinks that keep you going every week, so please help!

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR August 15 - Southeast DC

Hello Saturday Runners!

The route for our on on August 15 will be Southeast DC (additional map here) for 13.5 miles. For a longer run of about 16.5 miles, you can stay on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail until Benning Rd, cross the river here, and take Benning Rd to Maryland Ave back to the Capitol. On the other hand, if you'd like a shorter run of about 10.5 miles along our planned route, you can bring a few dollars or a SmarTrip card and take the Metro on your way back from Smithsonian to Rosslyn. I hope everyone enjoyed the nice cool running weather we had this morning, and hopefully we'll get a little bit more of it tomorrow too!

Thank you Franco Ordonez for bringing post-run beverages this week, and be sure to also thank Kenny Ames when you see him at our mid-run pit-stop. We can always use more volunteers, so take a look at our up to date needs posted on the SLR page and let me know what fits your schedule. Please email me any dates you can cover mid-run drinks, or at least 2 consecutive weeks (preferably 4 weeks) for post-run drinks - all beverage expenses will be reimbursed by the club. Without your volunteer support, we wouldn't have the mid-run and post-run drinks that keep you going every week, so please help!

Happy running!

Mike

 

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