Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is now 8:00 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
2/18/2017 20 C&O Canal Towpath (map) Franco O.
2/25/2017 14 Southeast DC (map) Kate F.
3/4/2017 10 Chain Bridge Loop (map) Kate F.
3/11/2017 23 Big Loop (map) Volunteer Needed!
3/18/2017 16 Arlington Triangle (map) Clara L.
3/25/2017 20 Rock Creek Park (map) Clara L.
4/1/2017 14 Ross Drive (map) Irene T.
4/8/2017 10 GWK Shady (map) Irene T.

 

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 February 18 - C&O Canal Towpath

Hello Saturday Runners!

On Saturday, February 18, we will be running out and back on the C&O Canal Towpath (additional map here). The scheduled distance if you are preparing for the Rock n Roll DC marathon is 20 miles, but you can easily modify this route to be whatever distance suits your training needs. After you get on the Towpath at the Key Bridge, your distance from the start will closely align with the trail's mile post markers. So, for a 20 mile run, turn around at about the 10 mile post on the trail, or turn around at the 8 mile post for a 16 mile run, etc.

This is your last reminder in SLR weekly emails to register for the DC RRCA Club Challenge Ten Miler, which will be happening on Sunday February 26! Please make sure you are a current club member before registering for this race, as we will be running in the team competition and the club will pay your race registration entry fee. We will also organize a bus for free transportation with your friends, with pickup/drop-off points at Courthouse in Arlington, and Dupont Circle in DC. It's a really fun event, with a challenging (hilly!) race course, and as usual post-race refreshments (bagels and beer) on the bus!

Coming up on March 5, we will have our Annual Banquet & Membership Meeting at Maggiano's in Friendship Heights. In addition to drinks & dinner, we will be presenting our annual awards, electing the club's 2017 board of directors, and hearing a state of the club presentation. We also have an exciting keynote speaker in Matt Centrowitz, American University head cross country coach, 2-time Olympian, former 5000m American record holder, and father of Matthew Centrowitz Jr. who is the 2016 Olympic gold medalist at 1500m. Pre-registration on the club website is required for this event.

Thanks again to Franco Ordonez for post-run drinks! Volunteer needs along with the weekly route & distance schedule are always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. Post-run volunteers are typically scheduled for at least 2 consecutive weeks to cut down on handoffs of the bins, and because it's a relatively easy job. Post-run drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this SLR perk, do your part to keep it going! Volunteering is easy, doesn't take a lot of time, and all restocking expenses will be reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR February 11 - MBT-Catholic

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route, on Saturday February 11, will be MBT-Catholic (map here) for 14 miles. For a run less than 14 miles, the easiest modification is to go out & back on the Mall and the Metropolitan Branch Trail, or for more than 14 miles you can add distance on any of the major trails since we will pass Rock Creek Park, C&O Towpath, Capital Crescent, Mt. Vernon Trail, and the Custis Trail.

The DC RRCA Club Challenge Ten Miler is coming up on Sunday February 26. This is your chance each year to travel with the club and participate in a team race with cross-country style scoring! Please make sure you are a current club member before registering for this race, as we will be running in the team competition and the club will pay your race registration entry fee. We will also organize a bus for free transportation with your friends, with pickup/drop-off points at Courthouse in Arlington, and Dupont Circle in DC. It's a really fun event, with a challenging (hilly!) race course, and as usual post-race refreshments on the bus!

Coming up on March 5, we will have our Annual Banquet & Membership Meeting at Maggiano's in Friendship Heights. In addition to drinks & dinner, we will be presenting our annual awards, electing the club's 2017 board of directors, and hearing a state of the club presentation. We also have an exciting keynote speaker in Matt Centrowitz, American University head cross country coach, 2-time Olympian, former 5000m American record holder, and father of Matthew Centrowitz Jr. who is the 2016 Olympic gold medalist at 1500m. Pre-registration on the club website is required for this event.

Thanks again to Franco Ordonez for post-run drinks! Volunteer needs along with the weekly route & distance schedule are always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. Post-run volunteers are typically scheduled for at least 2 consecutive weeks to cut down on handoffs of the bins, and because it's a relatively easy job. Post-run drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this SLR perk, do your part to keep it going! Volunteering is easy, doesn't take a lot of time, and all restocking expenses will be reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR February 4 - Capital Crescent

Hello Saturday Runners!

On Saturday, February 4, we will be running out & back on the Capital Crescent Trail (additional map here). The planned distance is 20 miles for those of you targeting a mid-March marathon such as Rock n Roll DC (only five weeks away!), but this route can be easily modified to suit whatever distance suits your training needs. For a 20 mile run, the turn-around point will be past Bethesda and Chevy Chase, just before the Jones Mill Rd turnoff that you'd use for the Big Loop route. Other landmarks for turn-around points are the water fountain before Bethesda for a 16 mile run, or the water fountain just past the DC-MD line for a 10 mile run. Mile marker 6.5 on the trail is about 5 miles from the start, and descending from there (so marker 6.0 is 5.5 miles from the start, etc).

The DC RRCA Club Challenge Ten Miler is coming up on Sunday February 26. This is your chance each year to travel with the club and participate in a team race with cross-country style scoring! Please make sure you are a current club member before registering for this race, as we will be running in the team competition and the club will pay your race registration entry fee. We will also organize a bus for free transportation with your friends, with pickup/drop-off points at Courthouse in Arlington, and Dupont Circle in DC. It's a really fun event, with a challenging (hilly!) race course, and as usual post-race refreshments on the bus!

Coming up on March 5, we will have our Annual Banquet & Membership Meeting at Maggiano's in Friendship Heights. In addition to drinks & dinner, we will be presenting our annual awards, electing the club's 2017 board of directors, and hearing a state of the club presentation. We also have an exciting keynote speaker in Matt Centrowitz, American University head cross country coach, 2-time Olympian, former 5000m American record holder, and father of Matthew Centrowitz Jr. who is the 2016 Olympic gold medalist at 1500m. Pre-registration on the club website is required for this event.

Thank you Franco Ordonez for post-run drinks! Volunteer needs along with the weekly route & distance schedule are always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. Post-run volunteers are typically scheduled for at least 2 consecutive weeks to cut down on handoffs of the bins, and because it's a relatively easy job. Post-run drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this SLR perk, do your part to keep it going! Volunteering is easy, doesn't take a lot of time, and all restocking expenses will be reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!

Mike

 

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Upcoming Events

2017 RRCA Club Challenge 10M
Sun, Feb 26th, 2017, @8:00am
2017 DCRRC Burke Lake 12K
Sun, Mar 5th, 2017, @10:00am
Annual Club Banquet & Membership Meeting
Sun, Mar 5th, 2017, @6:00pm
2017 DCRRC Fort Hunt 10K
Sun, Mar 12th, 2017, @8:00am
Friends of Montessori Education 5k
Sun, May 7th, 2017, @9:00am
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