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 Mid-Run Beverages
5/7/2016 13.5 Vienna Metro (map) Rochelle B. N/A
5/14/2016 12.75 Glover-Mass-Crescent (map) Derek M. N/A
5/21/2016 11 Four Mile Run Park (map) Jill B. N/A
5/28/2016 13 Cathedral-Clintons (map) Volunteer Needed! N/A
6/4/2016* 13.5 Southeast DC (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
6/11/2016* 10.5 GWK Shady (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
6/18/2016* 12 Bluemont L-Loop (map) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!

 * Starting on June 4, we will be meeting at 7:00 am for the summer months, to beat the heat

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 May 7 - Vienna Metro

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday, May 7, we'll be doing something a little bit different, but I think it should be a fun route from our archives that we haven't run recently! The Vienna Metro (additional map here) route is 13.5 miles one way point-to-point, with a ride on the Metro's orange line to return back to our meeting point. Be sure to carry your SmarTrip card, loaded with at least $3.60 for the 22 minute ride from Vienna to Rosslyn! For a shorter run, you can make it just under 11 miles by continuing straight on Gallows Rd to the Dunn Loring Metro station. Alternately, if you'd rather not ride the Metro, or would like to run any other distance (longer or shorter), you can turn around at any point on the Custis or W&OD trails to make this a typical out & back route.

Thank you Rochelle Basil for post-run beverages over the last few weeks! We're going to need more post-run volunteers starting in late May, as well as mid-run volunteers starting in June, so please start thinking ahead and let me know how you'll be able to 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 April 30 - Upton Hill

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week we will be running the Upton Hill (additional map here) route, for an out & back of about 12 miles. For a shorter run, you can turn around at any point earlier (though you'll miss the fun of the big hill at the turnaround!) to get your target distance. If you're looking for anything beyond 12 miles, we'll be on the Custis Trail, which you can use to connect to the W&OD Trail and go as long as you like.

Thanks this week go to Rochelle Basil for post-run beverages! We're going to need more post-run volunteers after next week, as well as mid-run volunteers starting in June, so please start thinking ahead and let me know how you'll be able to 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 April 23 - Fort Scott Hill

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route this week on Saturday, April 23, will be 10.75 miles to Fort Scott Hill (additional map here). This route is out-and-back, so for a shorter run you can simply turn around at any point along the way. For a longer run, on your way back to the start you can take a right turn on the Mt. Vernon Trail and run past the airport towards Old Town for as much more mileage as you like. This great spring weather continues, and it looks like we'll have another beautiful day on Saturday, as long as the forecasted rain stays on Friday!

Thanks this week go to Rochelle Basil for post-run beverages! We're going to need more post-run volunteers in just a few weeks, as well as mid-run volunteers starting in June, so please start thinking ahead and let me know how you'll be able to 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

 

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