Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Start time is now 7:00am until after Labor 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 Emily.

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

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Date Miles Route
07/12/2014 ~12 Upton Hill Route
07/19/2014 ~13 DC Sightseer Loop
07/26/2014 ~16 Arlington Triangle
08/02/2014 ~18 Cap Crescent out & back
08/09/2014 ~14 MaryMount/ Chain Bridge
08/16/2014 ~13 RFK Loop
08/23/2014 ~19 C&O Canal
08/30/2014 ~13 Piney Branch
09/06/2014 ~16 Battery Kemble Loops
09/13/2014 ~18 Rock Creek out & back
09/20/2014 ~12 Water Route
09/27/2014 ~16 Arlington Triangle
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Post-Run Beverages

July: Joe Buccimo

August: Kevin Cunningham

September: Volunteers Needed!!

MID-RUN Beverage Needs

We need mid-run beverage volunteers for Summer! Everyone who runs at SLR should pick a Saturday to provide drinks!

June: 6/14 (Lauren B.), 6/21 (Kerry O.), 6/28 (Joe E.)

July: 7/5 (Joe B.),  7/12 (Janet A.), 7/19 (Flora A.), 7/26 (Mike T.)

August: 8/2, 8/9 (Ms. BigGuy), 8/16, 8/23 (Christine W.), 8/30

September: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

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 August 23 - C&O Canal

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday, August 23, we will be running the C&O Canal. The listed run is 19 miles, but you can make it as long or as short as you'd like since it's an out and back.

Thanks to Kevin Cunningham for post-run beverages and to Christine Westcott for mid-point drinks! We need both mid-point and post-run beverage volunteers starting in September; please visit the SLR page to see current needs and email SLR@dcroadrunners.org if you can help. The club reimburses all expenses and everyone who runs will appreciate it! No volunteers = no drinks!

See you Saturday - have a great run!



SLR August 16 - RFK Loop

Hello Saturday Runners!  

This Saturday, August 16, we will be doing the RFK Loop, listed at 12.5 miles.  The route has a return over Memorial Bridge, so you can add on by coming back over the Key Bridge (1.5 extra miles) or adding loops of Roosevelt Island after coming across Memorial.  

Thanks to Kevin Cunningham for more great post-run beverages this month!  Unfortunately we don't have a mid-point water stop this week, but luckily there are a few water fountains along the route (at the WWII Memorial, Washington Monument, the Capitol, Lincoln Park).  We do need both mid-point and post-run beverage volunteers after late August; please visit the SLR page to see what current needs are and email SLR@dcroadrunners.org if you can help.  The club reimburses all expenses and everyone who runs will appreciate it!

Hopefully this unusually nice summer weather will continue; it looks like it may be in the low 70s and sunny on Saturday.  

I'm excited to be following Erik after his three years coordinating SLR (thanks again, Erik!).  See you on Saturday - have a great run!





SLR Aug 9 - MaryMount Chain Bridge

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Sat, August 8th, we will be running an out and back on the MaryMount/ Chain Bridge Loop, listed at 14 miles. As written (coming back via Memorial Bridge) its 14 miles, but if you come back early over the Key Bridge this cuts it down to 12 miles.  For a 16 mile run, you can run out on the mall past the reflecting pool, turn around after the WWII memorial, and come back on the other side.

Thank you to Kevin Cunningham for covering post-run drinks for the month of August! And a big thanks to Mrs. Big Guy for our mid-run drinks this week! Mid-run drinks are in good shape, but we do need post-run beverages for September (and beyond).  Its not a lot of work and the club reimburses your expenses - Please email SLR@dcroadrunners.org if you can help out!

Well folks, the time has finally come to pass the reigns off to a new SLR Leader: Emily Leary Chesnes will be taking things over starting next weekend.  Please give her your undivided attention.  It has been my pleasure to lead and coordinate the Saturday Long Runs over the past few years.  I hope my efforts have made running and training for races easier and more enjoyable, or at least less painful!

Shouldn't be too hot or sunny out, but it will be humid so please take it easy and hit those water fountains (like at Fletchers boat house and in Georgetown) when you can.

Have a great run!

-- Erik


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Upcoming Events

DCRRC Larry Noel 15K Race and 3K Fun Run
Sun, Aug 31st, 2014, @5:00pm
Arlington 9/11 Police Run 5K
Sat, Sep 6th, 2014, @6:00pm
DCRRC National Capital 20 Miler and 5 Miler
Sun, Sep 28th, 2014, @7:00am

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.