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
10/21/2017 12 National Capitol Cue Sheet & GPS Brie J.
10/28/2017 12 Bluemont L-Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Brie J.
11/4/2017 15 Mt. Vernon - Hains Point T Cue Sheet & GPS Heather J.
11/11/2017 13 Glover - Mass - Crescent Cue Sheet & GPS Heather J.
11/18/2017 11 Fort Scott Hill Cue Sheet & GPS Michael R.
11/25/2017 12 RFK Cue Sheet & GPS Michael R.
12/2/2017 10 Rock Creek Park Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
12/9/2017 12 Upton Hill Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
12/16/2017 14 MBT Catholic Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
12/23/2017 12 Christmas Tree Run (add on for 12) Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
12/30/2017 14 Festivus Run (same name, new route!) Coming Soon Volunteer Needed!
1/6/2018 16 Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
1/13/2018 12 Normanstone - Klingle (re-opened!) Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
1/20/2018 15 Iron Triangle (pulled from the archives!) Coming Soon Volunteer Needed!
1/27/2018 18 National Arboretum (new route!) Coming Soon Volunteer Needed!
2/3/2018 13 Cathedral - Clintons Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
2/10/2018 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
2/17/2018 20 C&O Canal Towpath Coming Soon Volunteer Needed!
2/24/2018 14.5 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
3/3/2018 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!

 

SLR October 21 - National Capitol

Hello Saturday Runners!

Happy MCM weekend! For those of you targeting a later race, or just looking for a run on Saturday morning, our route will be National Capitol (downloads: cue sheet and GPS) for 12 miles. You can shorten this to 10 miles by returning directly over Memorial Bridge before heading north to Rosslyn, or for extra distance you can tack on a lap or more at Roosevelt Island or the Tidal Basin (both about 1.25 miles), or go out & back on either the Rock Creek Park Trail or Mt. Vernon Trail.

Now that it's finally feeling like fall, the weather on Saturday morning should make for a great run in the 50s with some sun! I'm going to be out of town this weekend, but Raj will be filling in for me to introduce the run and get the group going at 8:00 am.

Thanks this week go to Brie Jackson for post-run drinks! I've now posted a route schedule that will take us all the way to the Rock n Roll marathon in the spring, through our winter training program, so please let me know when you can help out. Volunteer needs along with the weekly route & distance schedule are always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. For more details on how volunteering works, please see the SLR FAQ, or get in touch with me if your questions are not addressed there. SLR drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this perk, do your part to keep it going!

MCM Info:

Good luck to everyone running the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend! It's time to reap the benefits of all your work over the summer - training is the hard part, and running the marathon is your reward! You should have a nice start to the morning too with temperature in the mid-50s, but warming up some as the day goes on, so be sure to make it to the finish line before then ;)

For all DCRRC members, MCM runners, their family and friends - We are partnering again this year with the Hope for the Warriors, our sponsor for the MCM Charity Village! Hope for Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. You can find the final information for this year's tent in charity village at this link.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR October 14 - Chain Bridge Loop

Hello Saturday Runners!

Don't forget that we're now meeting at 8:00 am! For those of you tapering to run Marine Corps next week, our run tomorrow will be a little shorter than usual, going for 10 miles on the Chain Bridge Loop (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like a little more distance, you can easily start out on this route, and then turn off just after 3.5 miles to turn this into either a 12 or 14 mile run on the Marymount Chain Bridge route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). Both versions of the route wind up on the C&O Canal Towpath in the second half, so that's also an option for tacking on as much mileage as you like. The weather on Saturday morning shouldn't be too hot, but relative humidity will still be high, so keep that in mind when deciding what fluids to carry, and remember that with the summer's end we no longer have organized mid-run drink stations.

Thank you Marzia T. for post-run drinks this week! Volunteer needs along with the weekly route & distance schedule are always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. For more details on how volunteering works, please see the SLR FAQ, or get in touch with me if your questions are not addressed there. SLR drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this perk, do your part to keep it going!

MCM Info:

For all DCRRC members, MCM runners, their family and friends - We are partnering again this year with the Hope for the Warriors, our sponsor for the MCM Charity Village! Hope for Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. You can find the final information for this year's tent in charity village at this link.

If you're not running the Marine Corps Marathon yourself but would like to cheer on your friends who are, join DCRRC to volunteer at staffing Water Stop #2 in Georgetown! (the same place as last year) Ted Cochrane will be the team captain for the water stop. To come and help out, please register using this linkEnter "MCMDCRRC" as the password and you'll be automatically selected for water stop #2. Fill in your personal information and you're done!

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR October 7 - TIME CHANGE 8:00 AM - Mt. Vernon Trail

Hello Saturday Runners!

TIME CHANGE reminder! Don't forget that starting this week, on October 7, we will be returning to 8:00 AM meeting time for the season, since the weather is finally cooling off.

This week's route is an out & back run on the Mt. Vernon Trail (downloads: cue sheet and GPS), for a recommended distance of 14 miles. You can easily adjust this to whatever length you would like, by simply running either longer or shorter before turning around. For 14 miles, you'll turn around at the north end of Old Town, for 10 miles at the Four Mile Run trail intersection, or for 20 miles past the Woodrow Wilson Bridge near Belle Haven.

Thank you Marzia T. for post-run drinks this week! Now that the runs are getting shorter for your MCM taper, and the heat isn't as bad, we will not have organized mid-run drinks until next summer, so be sure to carry your own fluids if you will need them. I've now posted a schedule of routes and distances to cover the 6 week gap between our summer and winter training programs, and volunteers are still needed for the month of November, so please get in touch with me if you can help.

Volunteer needs along with the weekly route & distance schedule are always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. For more details on how volunteering works, please see the SLR FAQ, or get in touch with me if your questions are not addressed there. SLR drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this perk, do your part to keep it going!

If you're not running the Marine Corps Marathon yourself but would like to cheer on your friends who are, join DCRRC to volunteer at staffing Water Stop #2 in Georgetown! (the same place as last year) Ted Cochrane will be the team captain for the water stop. To come and help out, please register using this linkEnter "MCMDCRRC" as the password and you'll be automatically selected for water stop #2. Fill in your personal information and you're done!

Happy running,

Mike

 

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