Iwo Jima Memorial

Welcome!  This is the home of the world-famous (well, maybe locally well-known) SLR.

Our start time is 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! In cases of extreme weather (snow, ice, thunderstorms, heat waves) we do occasionally either change the meeting time or cancel the run, but the run will be held as planned unless otherwise posted via email/twitter/facebook and here on the SLR web page.

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. Route info and mileage options will be given in the email/post preceding each Saturday's run. SLR always features a run from our extensive 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 local area of DC, VA, and MD!

For more details about Saturday Long Runs please read our Frequently Asked Questions, or send an email to Mike if you still need more info.

We are always looking for volunteers to bring post-run beverages for the group, and/or mid-run beverages during the summer. To help with beverages, please check out the schedule of needs below and email Mike to book your slot. More detailed info on what it takes to volunteer (it's easy!) is on our FAQ page. If you regularly take part in SLR then you should also be volunteering!

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post-Run Beverages
2/10/2018 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet & GPS Christine & Paul W.
2/17/2018 20 C&O Canal Towpath Cue Sheet & GPS Christine & Paul W.
2/24/2018 14.5 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS Christine & Paul W.
3/3/2018 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Christine & Paul W.

 

SLR February 17 - C&O Canal Towpath

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route this week is out & back on the C&O Canal Towpath (download: cue sheet and GPS), for a scheduled distance of 20 miles if you're running the Rock & Roll Marathon coming up in a few weeks. Since this route is out & back, it's easy to modify for whatever distance you'd like - just turn around and head back when you reach your own half-way point! I'm still out of town this week, but Jonny will be there to kick of the run on Saturday morning.

Thank you Christine and Paul Westcott for providing our post-run drinks this week! We're actually all set on volunteers for the time being until I start planning further out, but the weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For more info on how volunteering works, please first see the SLR FAQ, and after that get in touch with me if you'd like any additional details.

Registration is now open for the RRCA Club Challenge Ten Miler, on February 26. This is a great race where you can represent our club among the other RRCA chapters in DC and Maryland, while testing yourself on a challenging course! The club will pay your $10 entry fee, but you must be a current DCRR club member in good standing, or else your name will be removed from the roster. We'll also provide bus transportation to the race, with pickup and dropoff at Courthouse and Dupont Circle, which you'll need to separately register for here if you'd like to reserve a spot.

Coming up on Sunday March 4, we will be holding the annual Club Banquet and Membership Meeting at Maggiano's in Friendship Heights! After cocktails and dinner, the event will feature presentation of our annual awards, a state of the club update, and a keynote address from local world-class ultra-runner Michael Wardian on his experience running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. The banquet is one of our signature events for the year, and is also a great way to spend some relaxed time off the roads with your running friends and their families! Please register in advance using the link above if you plan to attend.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR February 10 - Battery Kemble Loops

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week our route will be Battery Kemble Loops (downloads: cue sheet and GPS) for about 16 miles. If you'd like to shorten this route, you can cut it to 14 miles by skipping the actual loops of Battery Kemble park, making it an out & back to the base of the park. For any distance shorter than 14, just turn around sooner. Both Jonny and I are going to be out of town this weekend, but you're in good hands with Mary Ellen, who will get things going this Saturday morning for you!

Thank you Christine and Paul Westcott for providing our post-run drinks this week! We're actually all set on volunteers for the time being until I start planning further out, but the weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For more info on how volunteering works, please first see the SLR FAQ, and after that get in touch with me if you'd like any additional details.

Registration is now open for the RRCA Club Challenge Ten Miler, on February 26. This is a great race where you can represent our club among the other RRCA chapters in DC and Maryland, while testing yourself on a challenging course! The club will pay your $10 entry fee, but you must be a current DCRR club member in good standing, or else your name will be removed from the roster. We'll also provide bus transportation to the race, with pickup and dropoff at Courthouse and Dupont Circle, which you'll need to separately register for here if you'd like to reserve a spot.

Coming up on Sunday March 4, we will be holding the annual Club Banquet and Membership Meeting at Maggiano's in Friendship Heights! After cocktails and dinner, the event will feature presentation of our annual awards, a state of the club update, and a keynote address from local world-class ultra-runner Michael Wardian on his experience running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. The banquet is one of our signature events for the year, and is also a great way to spend some relaxed time off the roads with your running friends and their families! Please register in advance using the link above if you plan to attend.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR February 3 - Cathedral Clintons

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's run, on Saturday, February 3, will be 13 miles along the Cathedral Clintons route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). This route is a nice mix of roads, trails, flats, and hills, going up into northwest DC. If you'd rather go for a shorter run, an out & back along Rock Creek without going up to the Cathedral would be about 9 miles. After a spell of relatively mild weather, we'll be back down in the low to mid 20s tomorrow morning, but the sun will be out and today's wind should be past, so it's looking like a great day to run!

Thank you Christine and Paul Westcott for providing our post-run drinks this week! We're actually all set on volunteers for the time being until I start planning further out, but the weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For more info on how volunteering works, please first see the SLR FAQ, and after that get in touch with me if you'd like any additional details.

Registration is now open for the RRCA Club Challenge Ten Miler, on February 26. This is a great race where you can represent our club among the other RRCA chapters in DC and Maryland, while testing yourself on a challenging course! The club will pay your $10 entry fee, but you must be a current DCRR club member in good standing, or else your name will be removed from the roster. We'll also provide bus transportation to the race, with pickup and dropoff at Courthouse and Dupont Circle, which you'll need to separately register for here if you'd like to reserve a spot.

Coming up on Sunday March 4, we will be holding the annual Club Banquet and Membership Meeting at Maggiano's in Friendship Heights! After cocktails and dinner, the event will feature presentation of our annual awards, a state of the club update, and a keynote address from local world-class ultra-runner Michael Wardian on his experience running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. The banquet is one of our signature events for the year, and is also a great way to spend some relaxed time off the roads with your running friends and their families! Please register in advance using the link above if you plan to attend.

Happy running,

Mike

 

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Upcoming Events

Club Happy Hour
Thu, Feb 22nd, 2018, @6:30pm
Club Challenge Bus Seat Reservation
Sun, Feb 25th, 2018, @6:00am
Club Challenge 10M Race
Sun, Feb 25th, 2018, @8:00am
DCRRC Burke Lake 12K
Sun, Mar 4th, 2018, @10:00am
Annual Meeting and Banquet
Sun, Mar 4th, 2018, @6:00pm
DCRRC Fort Hunt 10K
Sun, Mar 11th, 2018, @8:00am
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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is 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.