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 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 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 Mike.

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

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route
3/7/2015 ~16 Battery Kemble Loops
3/14/2015 ~20 Custis to W&OD Trail
3/21/2015 ~16 Arlington Triangle
3/28/2015 ~22 Capital Crescent / Rock Creek
4/4/2015 ~14 Mt Vernon - Hains Point T
4/11/2015 ~14/12/10 Marymount Chain Bridge
4/18/2015 ~13 Normanstone - Klingle
4/25/2015 ~12 Olympic Torch
5/2/2015 ~12 Pentagon - Army Navy
5/9/2015 ~13 Southeast DC
5/16/2015 ~13.5 Glover / Mass Ave / Crescent
5/23/2015 ~12 RFK
5/30/2015 ~13 Cathedral / Clintons

 

Post-Run Beverages

March: 3/7 & 3/14 (Kyle E.), 3/21 & 3/28 (Lucy C.)

April: Volunteer(s) needed!

May: Volunteer(s) 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 28 - Route Change: Capital Crescent

Hello Saturday Runners!

The planned route for this Saturday, February 28th, was Glover Archbold Pandas for 13.5 miles, but once again a route change is in order since the Glover-Archbold trail is likely to be snowy and icy with the weather we've gotten over the last week. Because we ran Custis last week, this week I will suggest out & back on the Capital Crescent Trail. I'm not 100% sure the trail will be clear, but reports from earlier this winter indicate that it was getting plowed relatively promptly in January by both NPS and Montgomery County. For a reference point, the water fountain just before the Delacarlia Tunnel is 5 miles out, and at mile marker 6.5 on the trail. As always, please use caution around ice that may be remaining, and only run if conditions are such that you feel comfortable.

Thank you Christine Westcott for covering post-run drinks this weekend and during the month of February!  We need a beverage volunteer for two weeks starting next week, March 7th and 14th, so please volunteer if you plan to be at SLR for those two Saturdays.  Visit the SLR page any time to see current needs, and email if you can help.  This is an easy way to support your fellow runners, and the club will reimburse all expenses.

The DCRRC annual banquet will be on Sunday March 15th, 6:00 pm at Maggiano's Little Italy in Friendship Heights - spend some non-running time with your SLR friends! The event will include a family-style dinner, club annual awards, board elections, and a keynote speaker from Back On My Feet. More information and registration is available here.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR February 21 - Route Change: Custis / W&OD

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday, February 21st, the originally planned route was Potomac Overlook Loops for 13 miles, but with this week's snow the trail is not currently runnable.  As an alternate, I will suggest an out & back run on the Custis/W&OD trails, because they were plowed promptly and are completely clear at least all the way out to East Falls Church.  From Iwo Jima to East Falls Church and back will get you about 13 miles.  To add more distance or variety, a loop past Arlington Cemetary, Memorial Bridge, Rock Creek Trail, Georgetown, and Key Bridge will add about 4.5 miles and should also be relatively clear of snow and ice.

Thank you Christine Westcott for post-run drinks this weekend!  The next beverage opening is coming up soon on March 7th and 14th, so please volunteer if you plan to be at SLR for those two weeks.  Visit the SLR page any time to see current needs, and email if you can help.  This is an easy way to support your fellow runners, and the club will reimburse all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR February 14 - Water Route

Hello Saturday Runners!

This weekend, on Saturday February 14th, we will be running 12 miles along Water Route.  To add distance while staying on the route, a complete lap of the Tidal Basin is just under 2 miles, or a lap around Hains Point and Buckeye Drive is about 5K.  Hopefully the snow forecast for Saturday stays in the afternoon, and the extra-cold temperature (vs just plain cold) stays on Sunday!

Thank you Christine Westcott for post-run drinks this weekend!  The next beverage opening will be March 7th and 14th, so please volunteer if you plan to be at SLR for those two weeks.  Visit the SLR page any time to see current needs, and email if you can help.  This is an easy way to support your fellow runners, and the club will reimburse all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

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Upcoming Events

DCRRC 2015 Fort Hunt 10K
Sun, Mar 8th, 2015, @8:00am
Thomas Jefferson Pi Miler
Sat, Mar 14th, 2015, @8:00am
Annual Club Banquet and Awards
Sun, Mar 15th, 2015, @6:00pm
Panther Pride 5K
Sat, Apr 18th, 2015, @8:00am
5th Annual Metropolitan Branch 5K
Sat, May 2nd, 2015, @8:00am
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