Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Start time is now 8:00am until Memorial Day. Every Saturday, we meet at a small park northwest of the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) in Rosslyn, the closest address for mapping purposes is 1300 Arlington Blvd. Street parking is still 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 Erik.

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
03/15/2014 ~18 Custis/ W&OD out&back
03/22/2014 ~14 Yo-T route/ Hains Point
03/29/2014 ~22 Cap Cresent/ Big Loop
04/05/2014 ~16 Arlington Triangle
04/12/2014 ~12 Pentagon Army/Navy Dr.
04/19/2014 ~14 Ross Drive
04/26/2014 ~12 RFK Loop
05/03/2014 ~14 MaryMount/ Chain Bridge
05/10/2014 ~14 Glover to Rock Creek (Tilden)
05/17/2012 ~13 DC Sightseer Loop
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Post-Run Beverages

April: Westcotts, Lindsey Paola

May: Lindsey P., Emily Chesnes

June: Emily Chesnes

Email slr@dcroadrunners.org if you can help out with any beverage needs. Please volunteer - its your duty - if you regularly take part in the SLR you should also be volunteering!

11/6/2010
12
RFK
Kimberley Larson
11/13/2010


Kimberley/Keith
11/20/2010


Kimberley Larson
11/27/2010


Kimberley Larson

SLR Apr 12 - Pentagon Army/Navy Dr

This Saturday, April 5th we are running the Pentagon Army/ Navy Drive Route, for 12 mostly flat miles.  This should make for a nice easy training run if you are running a marathon soon. I'll be out but have a sub starting things off.

Thank You to Paul & Christine Westcott for more fine post-run drink work! We do need drink volunteers soon! Its not a lot of work and the club reimburses your expenses - email SLR@dcroadrunners.org if you can help out! Also, I will be out a bunch of Saturdays in the next few months. If you would like to guest-lead SLR in the meantime email me; you just have to print route maps, be on time, and have a tad bit of public speaking skills!

Enjoy this great running weather!

-- Erik

 

SLR Apr 5 - ARL Triangle

Hello Saturday Runners!

 

This Saturday, April 5th we are running the Arlington Triangle for 16 miles, in the typical clock-wise direction.

If you are running Boston this year (which is in 2 weeks!), please email me to get on the DCRRC Boston Team and ensure you recieve social event updates. Lets represent our club at Boston!

Thank You to Paul & Christine Westcott for more fine post-run drink work! We do need drink volunteers soon! Its not a lot of work and the club reimburses your expenses - email SLR@dcroadrunners.org if you can help out!  Also, I will be out a bunch of Saturdays in the next few months.  If you would like to guest-lead SLR in the meantime email me; you just have to print route maps, be on time, and have a tad bit of public speaking skills!

Its important to stay hyrdrated on these longer runs, even in the cool weather, which may mean carrying it with you.   There should be multiple water fountains along this route, as well as indoor bathrooms and water by the tennis courts in bluemont park (left side of trail).

Try to enjoy this cool weather while it lasts - before you know it it will be 90 and humid out! Happy Running!

-- Erik

 

SLR Mar 29 - CapCrescent Big Loop

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday, Mar 29th the route is the Capital Crescent to Rock Creek BIG Loop.  I know we just did this like a month ago, but its one of the best long run routes we have, and with Boston in 3 weeks (as well as a few other Spring marathons still coming up) plenty of folks will be needing a long run. Its a very big loop at over 22 miles. You can cut off some of the top by cutting through some Chevy Chase neighborhoods to get make it more like 20.5 miles (I can explain before SLR). Other than that you will just have to make it an out and back - if you turn around when you reach Bethesda this will give you a 16 mile run.

If you are running Boston this year, please email me to get on the DCRRC Boston Team and ensure you recieve social event updates.

Thank You to Paul & Christine Westcott for more fine post-run drink work! We do need drink volunteers soon! Its not a lot of work and the club reimburses your expenses - email SLR@dcroadrunners.org if you can help out!

Its important to stay hyrdrated on these longer runs, even in the cool weather, which may mean carrying it with you. Some of the water fountains are on all winter, and you can even buy a drink in Bethesda if you bring a few bucks with you. Fortunetely it is starting to warm up some out there!  You'll pass a few water fountains and restrooms (ie Pierce Mill) coming back through Rock Creek park too.

Try to enjoy winter while it lasts - before you know it it will be 90 and humd out Cool Happy Running!

-- Erik

 

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Upcoming Events

2014 Island Creek ES PTA's 5K and 1 Mile fun run
Sat, Apr 26th, 2014, @7:30am
Vienna Elementary 5K
Sat, Apr 26th, 2014, @8:00am
Community Residences 5K & Fun Run
Sat, May 3rd, 2014, @9:00am
Mark's Run
Sun, May 4th, 2014, @7:30am
Metropolitan Branch 5K
Sat, May 10th, 2014, @8:00am
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The DC Road Runners Club is a chapter of the Road Runners Club of America and are 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.