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 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 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, see the Frequently Asked Questions or email slr@dcroadrunners.org.

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route   Post-Run Beverages
2/13/2016 20 C&O Canal Towpath (map) Rochelle S.
2/20/2016 13 Glover Archbold Pandas (map) Rochelle S.
2/27/2016 12 (16) Piney Branch (extended) (map) Volunteer Needed!
3/5/2016 20 Custis to W&OD (map) Volunteer Needed!
3/12/2016 15 Long Bridge Park (map) Volunteer Needed!
3/19/2016 16 Arlington Triangle (map) Volunteer Needed!
3/26/2016 23 Big Loop (map) Volunteer Needed!
4/2/2016 14.25 Marymount - Chain Bridge (map) Volunteer Needed!
4/9/2016 11.75 Water Route (map) 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 February 13 - C&O Canal Towpath

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's long run on Saturday, February 13, will be out and back on the C&O Canal Towpath (additional map here). The scheduled distance for those of you building up to spring marathons is 20 miles, but you can easily go however long or short you like on this route, by turning around after half of your target distance. After getting onto the Towpath, mile markers will roughly correspond to distance form our meeting point, so to get 20 miles, the turn-around point will be near mile marker 10 (just past the Beltway). Forecasted temperature on Saturday morning is in the teens, with wind chill in single digits, so be sure to dress very warmly. After finishing your long run, don't forget to go cheer for your favorite American marathoners in the US Olympic Trials race on Saturday afternoon!

Thank you Rochelle Sceats for our post-run beverages this week! After the next 2 Saturdays, we do not have any more volunteers lined up, so please let me know when you're available to help. Up-to-date future volunteer needs as well as a route schedule are always available on our web page, and you can email me to schedule your slot. Any time you can volunteer for at least 2 consecutive weeks is helpful, and if you can do 4 weeks (or more!) that's ideal. Volunteering is easy, and all of your expenses for supplies will be reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR February 6 - ROUTE CHANGE: MBT-Catholic

Hello Saturday Runners!

With all the rain and snow-melt we've had in the last few days, I expect that this week's originally planned route (Glover-Archbold Pandas) is probably a soggy mess on the trail. Instead, I'm switching the planned routes for 2/6 and 2/20 so that we run the MBT-Catholic route this Saturday, for a similar distance of just over 14 miles. You can shorten this route by doing only out & back on the Mall and Metropolitan Branch Trail rather than the full loop, or lengthen it on any of the major trails, since this route will pass almost all of them. This will include Rock Creek Park, C&O Towpath, Capital Crescent, Cusits, and Mount Vernon.

Many thanks go to Kyle Edgerton for providing our post-run beverages over the last 6 weeks! We will need more volunteers starting in the last week of February, so please let me know when you're available to help. Up-to-date future volunteer needs as well as a route schedule are always available on our web page, and you can email me to schedule your slot. Any time you can volunteer for at least 2 consecutive weeks is helpful, and if you can do 4 weeks (or more!) that's ideal. Volunteering is easy, and all of your expenses for supplies will be reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR January 30 - ROUTE CHANGE: Capital Crescent Trail

Hello Saturday Runners!

With the remaining mess from #Snowzilla still covering Rock Creek Park Trail, this week's route will be changed to out and back on the Capital Crescent Trail (additional map here). The planned distance is 18 miles, but you can easily go as long or as short as you like by turning around whenever you like. Though the Capital Crescent Trail has been plowed and now has no snow cover, please still use caution in areas where melting snow could create ice, and on the roads where both runners and cars will all be navigating around huge piles of snow for a while still.

Registration is now open for the RRCA Club Challenge Ten Miler on February 28, where we compete as a club against other local running clubs. Entry is free to club members - during registration, please choose DCRRC as your affiliation, and the "Club" not "Elite" division. We will also be providing bus transportation to and from the race, similar to what we did in 2014 if you were there, with pick-ups in Courthouse and Dupont. See the DCRR homepage for registration and bus sign-up links.

Thank you Kyle Edgerton for post-run beverages! We will need more volunteers starting in mid-February, so please let me know when you're available to help. Up-to-date future volunteer needs as well as a route schedule are always available on our web page, and you can email me to schedule your slot. Any time you can volunteer for at least 2 consecutive weeks is helpful, and if you can do 4 weeks (or more!) that's ideal. Volunteering is easy, and all of your expenses for supplies will be reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!

Mike

 

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