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 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.

To recieve SLR updates via email, please check your email subscriptions.



Date Miles Route
12/20/2014 ~10 Christmas Tree Run
12/27/2014 ~11 Festivus Run
01/03/2015 ~11 Fort Scott Hill
01/10/2015 ~12 Capital Crescent Out-and-Back
01/17/2015 ~14 Marymount Chain Bridge
01/24/2015 ~13 Piney Branch
01/31/2015 ~12 Upton Hill
02/07/2015 ~14 Ross Drive
02/14/2015 ~12 Water Route
02/21/2015 ~13 Potomac Overlook Loops
02/28/2015 ~13.5 Glover Archbold Pandas

Post-Run Beverages

December: 12/6 (Flora A.), 12/13 (Sam B.), 12/20 (Angela K.), 12/27 (Angela K.)

January: 1/3 (Erik P.), 1/10, 1/17 (Erik P.), 1/24 (Erik P.), 1/31 (Erik P.)


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 December 20 – Christmas Tree Run

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday, December 20th, we will be running the Christmas Tree Run, a 10-mile run that goes past a number of decorated trees around our great city. Since the linked route is a USATF map, turn-by-turn directions are below.

Thanks to Angela Katson for the post-run drinks this weekend! Please visit the SLR page to see current post-run volunteer needs and email SLR@dcroadrunners.org if you can help. The club reimburses all expenses.

Here are the route directions:

From Iwo, run across the Key Bridge and turn right on M Street. Enjoy the Christmas Trees in Key Park and at the far end of M Street. 

Continue onto Pennsylvania Avenue to 17th Street. Turn right on 17th and then left to run in front of the White House. See the White House Christmas Tree and Menorah when you pass the Ellipse.

Cross 15th Street (you can stop inside the Willard Hotel to see their tree) and continue down Pennsylvania Ave to Constitution Ave.

Bear left on Constitution. Turn left onto Louisiana Ave. Run to Union Station (stop inside to see their tree) and then take Columbus Circle, NE, in front of Union Station to First Street, NE. 

Take First Street, NE, behind the Capitol to Independence Ave. Turn right onto Independence and run down the hill.

After you pass S. Capitol Street, SE, turn right to cut over to Southwest Drive, which takes you in front of the Capitol. See the Capitol Tree.

Take Maryland Ave to cross 3rd Street, SW. (You may be able to see some trees in the Botanic Garden when you pass.) Turn right onto 3rd Street and run to the mall. 

Run down the mall, past the Washington Monument, past the reflecting pool and Lincoln Memorial, and across Memorial Bridge. Finish at Iwo. 

You can make it a 13.5 mile run by turning left onto Ohio Drive when you reach the Lincoln Memorial, going counterclockwise around the tidal basin, and then crossing the 14th Street Bridge and taking the Mount Vernon Trail back to Iwo (turn left before the Memorial Bridge). Skipping the tidal basin loop makes it about a 11.5 mile run.  

See you on Saturday - have a great run! 



SLR December 13 – Ross Drive

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday, December 13th, we will be running the Ross Drive route, listed at about 14 miles. This route is always a favorite, so enjoy the nice winter run!  It looks like it will be cold but sunny Saturday morning.

Thanks to Sam Brummitt for the post-run drinks this weekend! We do not have post-run drink volunteers after this weekend; if you are in town and haven’t volunteered for beverages in a while, please consider volunteering.  The club reimburses all expenses and everyone who runs appreciates it.  If you can help out, please email SLR@dcroadrunners.org.

Good luck to everyone running the Gar Williams half marathon on Sunday.  See you on Saturday - have a great run!



SLR December 6 – Upton Hill

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday, December 6th, we will be running the Up Upton Hill route, listed at 12 miles. I’ve always liked this route, even though it is HILLY! At least the second half is downhill. :)

Thanks again to Flora Arabo for the post-run drinks this weekend! We do not have post-run drink volunteers for the next three weekends, and no volunteers means no Gatorade. If you can help out, please email SLR@dcroadrunners.org. The club reimburses all expenses.  

SLR routes through February have been posted to the SLR page; feel free to take a look if you like knowing the routes in advance.

See you on Saturday - have a great run!



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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.