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 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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Date Miles Route   Post-Run Beverages
12/10/2016 13 Capital Crescent (map) Steve S.
12/17/2016 13 Christmas Tree Run (extended) (map) Steve S.
12/24/2016 11 Festivus Run (map) Volunteer Needed!
12/31/2016 15 Long Bridge Park (map) Volunteer Needed!
1/7/2017 16 Battery Kemble Loops (map) Volunteer Needed!
1/14/2017 12 Upton Hill (map) Volunteer Needed!
1/21/2017 18 King St. Metro (new route!) (map) Volunteer Needed!
1/28/2017 13 MacArthur Blvd Loop (map) Volunteer Needed!
2/4/2017 20 Capital Crescent (map) Volunteer Needed!
2/11/2017 14 MBT Catholic (map) Volunteer Needed!
2/18/2017 20 C&O Canal Towpath (map) Volunteer Needed!
2/25/2017 14 Southeast DC (map) Volunteer Needed!
3/4/2017 10 Chain Bridge Loop (map) Volunteer Needed!
3/11/2017 23 Big Loop (map) Volunteer Needed!
3/18/2017 16 Arlington Triangle (map) Volunteer Needed!
3/25/2017 20 Rock Creek Park (map) Volunteer Needed!
4/1/2017 14 Ross Drive (map) Volunteer Needed!
4/8/2017 10 GWK Shady (map) Volunteer Needed!


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 December 10 - ROUTE CHANGED to Capital Crescent

Saturday Runners,

Due to forecasted temperatures below freezing on Saturday morning, which could lead to icy conditions at the Glover-Archbold stream crossings, we're going to be changing from the originally scheduled route to an out & back on the Capital Crescent Trail (additional map here). The scheduled distance is 13 miles, and to do this you should turn around at about the 5.0 mile marker on the CCT. Since this route is out & back, you can easily modify it to fit your own training needs by turning around either earlier or later.

Happy running!



SLR December 10 - Glover Archbold Pandas

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route this week is Glover-Archbold Pandas (additional map here), a 13 mile loop. To shorten this route, you can return via the Georgetown Waterfront and Key Bridge to cut about 1 mile, or to shorten further less than 11 miles I'd suggest running out & back. An easy way to add distance beyond 13 miles is to tack on an out & back segment on the Mall before crossing Memorial Bridge back to VA.

The last time we ran the Glover-Archbold trail in November, the lower entry portion of the trail was closed and a slight detour was needed. I'm not sure if this is still the case, but if so, please modify the route as follows:

  • Rather than entering the Glover-Archbold trail on Canal Rd, continue west onto Foxhall Rd, up the hill
  • Turn right on 4th St NW
  • Turn right on P St NW, into a dead end
  • Take the trail on the left at the dead end, which leads into Glover-Archbold park

Please be aware that there will be some road closures on Saturday morning in Arlington due to the Great Chocolate Race 5 miler (occurring this week, not last week as originally indicated). This shouldn't impact the route for our run, but if you drive to or from our meeting point it's something to keep in mind. For details, take a look at this traffic alert.

Thank you Steve South for post-run drinks this week! We will need more volunteers very soon, starting after next week, as nobody beyond Steve is currently on the schedule. Please let me know if you'll be able to help out in the second half of December, or at any other point in the future, for at least 2 consecutive weeks.

Volunteer needs along with the weekly route schedule are always kept up-to-date on our web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. Post-run drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this SLR perk, you should do your part to keep it going! Volunteering is easy, doesn't take a lot of time, and all restocking expenses will be reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!



SLR Road Closures Correction


The Great Chocolate Race 5 miler and associated road closures will be on Saturday next week, Dec 10, not this week, Dec 3. Full details are listed in this traffic alert.



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