Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is now 7:00 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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Schedule:

Date Miles Route   Post-Run Beverages Mid-Run Beverages
6/25/2016 10 Rock Creek Park Trail (map) Paul & Christine W. Miguel C.
7/2/2016 12 Pentagon - Army Navy (map) Eunja R. Clara L.
7/9/2016 14 Capital Crescent Trail (map) Eunja R. Gary M.
7/16/2016 12.25 RFK (map) Eunja R. Gary M.
7/23/2016 13.25 DC Sightseer Loop (map) Eunja R. Volunteer Needed!
7/30/2016 14.5 Ross Drive (map) Eunja R. Volunteer Needed!
8/6/2016 15.75 Battery Kemble Loops (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
8/13/2016 11.75 Piney Branch (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
8/20/2016 15 Long Bridge Park (map) Volunteer Needed! Matthew C.
8/27/2016 18 Custis - W&OD (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
9/3/2016 13.5 Southeast DC (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
9/10/2016 16 Mock Marine Corps Marathon (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
9/17/2016 20 C&O Canal Towpath (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
9/24/2016 14.25 Marymount Chain Bridge (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
10/1/2016 16 Arlington Triangle (map) Volunteer Needed! Eileen B.
10/8/2016 23 Big Loop (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
10/15/2016 14 Mt. Vernon Trail (map) Volunteer Needed! N/A
10/22/2016 10 Chain Bridge Loop (map) Volunteer Needed! N/A

 

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 July 2 - Pentagon - Army Navy

Hello Saturday Runners!

On July 2 we will be running the Pentagon - Army Navy route (additional map here) for 12 miles. If you'd like to lengthen the route, you can either run a lap or two (about 1.25 miles each) of Roosevelt Island on your way back, or add as much mileage as you need on the Mt. Vernon Trail. For a slightly shorter run, you can head directly back toward Iwo Jima from Memorial Bridge rather than going via Rosslyn, which will be about one mile less.

Please thank this week Enjua Rau for our post-run drinks, and Clara Lau for our mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks should be on the Four Mile Run Trail near the end of Eads St., and note also that there is a brand-new recently opened water fountain on the Mt. Vernon Trail near the airport which you can use as well.

Up-to-date future volunteer needs and a route schedule are always posted on our web page, and you can email me to schedule your slot. For mid-run beverages, any week you're able to volunteer is appreciated, but for post-run beverages it's best if you can cover two (or more!) consecutive weeks at a time, to cut down on hand-offs of the bins. If you enjoy or benefit from the entirely volunteer-supported beverages at our runs, please do your part - it's easy, and you'll be reimbursed for all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR June 25 - Rock Creek Park

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week, on June 25, we will be running an out & back on Rock Creek Park Trail (additional map here) which can easily be as long or as short as you'd like, with a turn-around at half your target distance. If you're just beginning a marathon training plan for the fall, a 10 mile run is this week's recommended distance. With Marine Corps 18 weeks away, this week will be the first co-located meeting of the Marathon Training Program and SLR. The jump-start group has been with us for the past few weeks, but expect to see more runners and more coaches joining us now as the training program itself gets underway.

Many thanks to Paul & Christine Westcott for all of our post-run drinks over the past month! Please also thank Miguel Cuya for this week's mid-run beverage station, which you should be able to hit in both directions on Rock Creek Park Trail if you'd like. Plenty of volunteer slots this summer still need to be filled, including mid-run drinks next week, so please let me know how you can help.

Up-to-date future volunteer needs and a route schedule are always posted on our web page, and you can email me to schedule your slot. For mid-run beverages, any week you're able to volunteer is appreciated, but for post-run beverages it's best if you can cover two (or more!) consecutive weeks at a time, to cut down on hand-offs of the bins. If you enjoy or benefit from the entirely volunteer-supported beverages at our runs, please do your part - it's easy, and you'll be reimbursed for all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR June 18 - Bluemont L-Loop

Hello Saturday Runners!

The route for this week's run, on Saturday June 18, will be Bluemont L-Loop (map here) for 12 miles. This run can easily be extended on either the W&OD or Mt. Vernon Trail, for as much extra distance as you could want. For a shorter run of about 10 miles, head directly back to the SLR meeting point through Rosslyn and Lynn St. rather than running the short leg of the "L" out to Memorial Bridge.

Once again I will be out of town this week, but Dan Lesmez will again start off the run for me on Saturday morning.

Thank you to Paul & Christine Westcott for post-run drinks! We are still in need of mid-run drink volunteers, to help with your hydration in the warmer weather. Since all of our SLR beverages are volunteer-provided, mid-run drinks will not resume until we get volunteers - so let me know when you can help! More post-run volunteers will soon be needed too. A full route schedule from now until the Marine Corps Marathon is now posted on the website, so there are plenty of slots to fill.

Up-to-date future volunteer needs and a route schedule are always posted on our web page, and you can email me to schedule your slot. For mid-run beverages, any week you're able to volunteer is appreciated, but for post-run beverages it's best if you can cover two (or more!) consecutive weeks at a time, to cut down on hand-offs of the bins. If you enjoy or benefit from the entirely volunteer-supported beverages at our runs, please do your part - it's easy, and you'll be reimbursed for all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

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