Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is 8:00am.  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 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 Mike.

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 Post-Run Beverages
4/18/2015 ~13 Normanstone - Klingle Miguel C.
4/25/2015 ~12 Olympic Torch Miguel C.
5/2/2015 ~12 Pentagon - Army Navy Volunteer Needed!
5/9/2015 ~13 Southeast DC Volunteer Needed!
5/16/2015 ~13.5 Glover / Mass Ave / Crescent Volunteer Needed!
5/23/2015 ~12 RFK Volunteer Needed!
5/30/2015 ~13 Cathedral / Clintons Volunteer Needed!

 

Email slr@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 April 18 - Normanstone Klingle

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's Saturday (April 18th) morning run is 13 miles on the Normanstone - Klingle route (additional map here). Easy ways to add distance if you'd like more than 13 miles are on the Rock Creek Trail or C&O Canal Towpath, or one extra circuit of the loop will add approximately 4 miles. For a shorter run on a similar route, I'd suggest an out & back on Rock Creek Trail. I hope everyone is enjoying the spring, and Saturday morning's forecast looks like some excellent running weather! Congrats to our Cherry Blossom 9.39 Miler runners, and good luck to our Boston Marathon runners!

Thank you Miguel Cuya for April's post-run beverages! Volunteers are needed for the month of May (only 2 weeks away) and beyond, so please step up if you plan to be at SLR for at least two consecutive weeks. Visit the SLR page any time to see current needs, and email if you can help. Beverage duty is easy, doesn't take much time, and the club will reimburse all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR April 11 - Marymount - Chain Bridge

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday, April 11, we will be running the Marymount - Chain Bridge route. This route provides a few options for distance, with the as-written route on the map and cue sheet at 14 miles. If you'd like to make it a 12 mile run, return to Iwo Jima via the Key Bridge rather than Memorial Bridge. If you're tapering for Boston and would like a 10 mile run, in addition to returning via the Key Bridge, do not turn left into Taylor Park, but continue straight on Military Rd until you reach Old Glebe Rd where a right turn picks up the route. While it's a rainy week right now, the forecast for this weekend looks like we have some excellent running weather coming up for both SLR and the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler!

Thank you Grace Chan for covering this week's post-run beverages! Volunteers are needed for the month of May and beyond, so please step up if you plan to be at SLR for at least two consecutive weeks. Visit the SLR page any time to see current needs, and email if you can help. This is an easy way to support your fellow runners, and the club will reimburse all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR April 4 - Mt Vernon - Hains Point T

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route on Saturday April 4 will be the Mt Vernon - Hains Point T for 14 miles. I scheduled this route hoping to catch the cherry blossoms around Hains Point, but it might still be a little early unfortunately. On the other hand, those of you running the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler the following week are predicted to see peak bloom! To shorten this route, you can turn around sooner on Mt Vernon (the out/back section as-is from the 14th St Bridge to Four Mile Run covers about 5.5 miles), or to add about 1 mi you can do a partial lap around the Tidal Basin (a la Water Route).

Thank you Miguel Cuya for stepping up on post-run beverages for April! However, we still need a volunteer to fill in next week April 11. The month of May and beyond also need to be covered, so please volunteer if you plan to be at SLR for at least two consecutive weeks. Visit the SLR page any time to see current needs, and email if you can help. This is an easy way to support your fellow runners, and the club will reimburse all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

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Upcoming Events

Vienna Elementary 5K
Sun, Apr 26th, 2015, @8:00am
5th Annual Metropolitan Branch 5K
Sat, May 2nd, 2015, @8:00am
Friends of Montessori Education 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run
Sun, May 3rd, 2015, @8:00am
Board Meeting
Mon, May 11th, 2015, @7:00pm
DCRRC One Hour Track Run
Tue, May 19th, 2015, @7:00pm
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