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 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
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 July 19 - DC Sighteer Loop

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Sat, July 19th, we will be running the DC Sightseer loop at about 13.5 miles.  Please check the cue sheet and map for more details.  This shows highlights of all the DC Monuments and tourist draws, however the tourists are few and far between at the wee hours of the morning! 

Thank you to Joe Buccimo for great post-run drink work all month!  Flora Arabo will be helping us refuel mid-way through the run.  There are also multiple water fountains along this route as indicated on the map if you need more hydration.  Drinks are looking good for summer, though there are still a few Saturday mid-run drink needs. Please check the SLR webpage for dates of need (along with some route updates) and email SLR@dcroadrunners.org to help out!

Be sure to run the whole route as its listed if you want your full 13.5 miles.  Its also very easy to cut off (or add on) if you need a shorter or longer run. I'll be out but Emily Leary Chesnes will be starting things off.

Looks like great summer running weather, partly cloudy with temps in the 70s!

-- Erik

 

SLR July 12 - Upton Hill Route

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Sat, July 12th, we will be running the Upton Hill Route.  Its actually only 12 miles as-is, but if you would like to add on I suggest running the "bridge-to-bridge" route (take Key Bridge into DC and come back via Memorial Bridge) once you get back down to Rosslyn.  This will make it about a 14 mile run.

Drinks are looking good for summer, though there are still a few Saturday mid-run drink needs - especially next week, July 19. Please check the SLR webpage for dates of need and email SLR@dcroadrunners.org to help out!

Thank you to Joe Buccimo for supplying our post-run drinks! And thank you to Janate Abbate for supplying our mid-run drinks!  We all appreciate this important effort to keep us hydrated.

Lots of great races coming up including the summer Bunion Derby races!

Looks like great summer running weather, partly cloudy with temps in the 70s!

-- Erik

 

SLR July 5 - Battery Kemble

Happy Independence Day Runners!

This Sat, July 5th, we will be running the Battery Kemble route.  The full route is 16 miles, but its easily shortened to less (see below) if you are taking it easy or just ran the 4th of July DCRRC Race.

Drinks are looking good for summer, though there are still a few Saturday mid-run drink needs. Please check the SLR webpage for dates of need and email SLR@dcroadrunners.org to help out!

Double thank you to Joe Buccimo for supplying our post-run drinks as well as our mid-run drink stop!

Like I said, the full route (with 2 loops around Battery Kemble Park) is 16 miles but for less, you can cut off a loop of Battery Kemble - each loop is 1.25 miles.  For even less, do just 1 loop, then take a right onto the Capital Crescent trail upon exiting the wood to cut off about a mile - this gets your run down to about 13.5 miles.  

Looks like great summer running weather, clear, and with temps in the low 70s. Have a great run!

-- Erik

 

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Upcoming Events

DCRRC Steve Thompson 8K
Tue, Aug 5th, 2014, @6:45pm
DCRRC 3+mile Cross Country Race, Kids' Races and Club Picnic
Sat, Aug 9th, 2014, @5:30pm
DCRRC Paul Thurston 4.5 Miler
Tue, Aug 19th, 2014, @6:45pm
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
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