SLR August 12 - Long Bridge Park

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route this weekend, on Saturday August 12, will be the 15 mile loop through Long Bridge Park (downloads: cue sheet and gpx). If you'd like to run a similar but shorter loop, there are a few options to jump over to the Mt Vernon trail early. For about 8.5 miles, take a left off of Crystal Drive at the Crystal City Water Park trail, which brings you over to the Mt Vernon Trail at the airport. For 11 miles, take a right off of Potomac Ave at S Glebe Rd, cross to the far side of Rt 1 (Jefferson Davis Hwy), turn left, and then get on the Four Mile Run Trail back towards the bottom of the airport and Mt Vernon Trail.

The annual club picnic is also this Saturday evening (activities start at 5:30 pm) at the Landon School in Bethesda, MD, including a kids' race, cross country 3 mile race, plus Gaupos Mexican food and an ice cream truck for everyone! This is a really fun event, and is free for all club members if you register online in advance up through tomorrow (Friday) at 6:00 pm. If you'd like to attend the picnic but skip the race, you can do that as well, but please still register and select this option so that we can get an accurate headcount.

Thanks this week go to Jerry McEnerney for post-run drinks, and Matthew & Emily Chesnes for mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located on Slaters Lane, between miles 7 and 8, on the left side of the road just before you get to a group of shops that includes Buzz Bakeshop.

I'd like to also send an extra special THANK YOU this week to everyone who has volunteered for SLR drinks this summer, or signed up to do so! We're now completely covered up through the Marine Corps Marathon in October! There will still be more opportunities to volunteer in the fall, and sometime within the next few weeks I'll be posting a route and distance schedule to bridge the gap from the summer Marathon Training Program to the winter Marathon Training Program.

Happy running!

Mike

 

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2017 Costume Caper 5K
Sat, Oct 28th, 2017, @8:30am
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