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 for the summer.  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.

SLR always features a run from our Route Catalog, which gives us a wide range of options to keep things fresh for you each week. We have routes that are flat, hilly, looped, out & back, roads, sidewalks, trails, and more, reaching all around the DC, VA, and MD area!

For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions or email slr@dcroadrunners.org.

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Download Post-Run Beverages Mid-Run Beverages
07/22/2017 14 Marymount Chain Bridge  (map) (PDF) (GPX) Amy B. Becky E.
07/29/2017 16 Battery Kemble Loops   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Amy B. Ted L.
08/05/2017 12 Piney Branch   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Jerry M. Volunteer Needed!
08/12/2017 15 Long Bridge Park   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Jerry M. Matthew & Emily
08/19/2017 18 Custis / W&OD (map)  (GPX) Eunja R. Kerstin F.
08/26/2017 13 Southeast DC   (map) (PDF)  (GPX) Eunja R. Volunteer Needed!
09/02/2017 16 Mock MCM   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Caroline N. Volunteer Needed!
09/09/2017 20 C&O Canal Towpath (map)  (GPX) Caroline N. Volunteer Needed!
09/16/2017 14 Ross Drive   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Caroline N. Ben M.
09/23/2017 16 Arlington Triangle   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Ben M. Donna L.
09/30/2017 23 Big Loop   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Ben M. Volunteer Needed!
10/07/2017 14 Mt. Vernon Trail   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Marzia T. N/A
10/14/2017 10 Chain Bridge Loop (map)  (GPX) Marzia T. 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 22 - TIME CHANGE 6:00 AM - Marymount Chain Bridge

Hello Saturday Runners!

CHANGE OF START TIME for SLR/MTP to 6:00 AM: Due to the extreme weather conditions coming on Saturday morning, we will be starting both the SLR and MTP runs at 6:00 AM in order to keep our runners out of the direct sun as much as possible. As always, listen to your body. Take it easier than normal when hot and humid. You will still receive the same training effect. Additionally, watch out for your fellow runners. If anyone looks off their norm, ask them if they are okay and needless to say, help anyone that needs help. Pre-, mid- and post-run drinks will be cold and ready for you, but please consider also carrying your own fluids during the run.

This week's run is the 14 mile Marymount Chain Bridge loop (downloads: cue sheet and gpx). You can shorten this run to 12 miles by returning via the Key Bridge rather than Memorial Bridge, and to 10 miles by going straight on Military Rd to N Old Glebe in addition to a Key Bridge return. To extend the run to 16 miles, keep going down the river and return via the 14th St Bridge and Mt Vernon Trail.

Thank you Amy Bush for post-run drinks, and Becky Easley for mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks this week will be located at Madison Community Center on Old Glebe, about .25 miles past Walker Chapel. Our next need date for a mid-run drinks volunteer is August 5 (in two weeks), so please let me know if you can help on that date.

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, while mid-run drinks can be booked on a week by week basis. SLR drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this 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 July 15 - DC Sightseer Loop

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route will be the 13 mile DC Sightseer Loop (downloads: cue sheet and gpx). You can turn this into a 10 mile route by heading directly back across the bridge when you get to the Lincoln Memorial, rather than looping down to the Tidal Basin and 14th St. Bridge. For extra distance, a full loop of Hains Point will add about an extra 3.5 miles. This heat wave is still with us, so please be sure to carry your own fluids, in addition to our mid-run drinks, though there will also be water fountains along the route on the Mall and at the Jefferson Memorial.

Thank you Christie Wetzel and Rodrigo Vellon for post-run drinks, and Kerry O'Brien for mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located on Ohio Drive, just past the John Ericsson Memorial (near the intersection with Independence, below the Lincoln Memorial). We need a mid-run drink volunteer for next week, so please get in touch with me if you're able to help out.

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, while mid-run drinks can be booked on a week by week basis. SLR drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this 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 July 8 - Pentagon Army Navy

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our Saturday morning route this week, on July 8, will be the 12 mile Pentagon - Army Navy loop (downloads: cue sheet and gpx). To shorten the route by 1 mile, you can return to Iwo Jima past Arlington Cemetery rather than going up to the Key Bridge. If you'd like to add distance, you can easily do so on either the Mt. Vernon or Custis trail, or Roosevelt Island if it is open (there have been some closures recently).

Thank you Christie Wetzel and Rodrigo Vellon for post-run drinks! Due to lack of a volunteer, we do not have mid-run drinks this week. There are a lot of upcoming openings in the schedule for mid-run drinks, so please take a look at what's needed and let me know when you can help out.

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, while mid-run drinks can be booked on a week by week basis. SLR drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this 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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