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), because this parking area 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 our meeting time or cancel the run for safety, 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! We're an informal group, and there are no requirements for speed, racing experience, or what distance means "long" for you, other than the suggested route that most of our group will be running each week. If you don't want to run the same distance or course as the main group, you can go out for half of your own target distance and re-trace your steps back to Iwo Jima. More specific 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 to get a sense for what it's like to run with us, or send an email to Megan if you have any other questions that are not covered.

We are always looking for volunteers to bring post-run beverages for the group, and mid-run beverages during the summer. To help, please check out the schedule of needs below and email Megan to book your slot. More info on what you need to do as a volunteer (it's easy!) is on our FAQ page. If you regularly attend SLR and enjoy the free drinks then you should also be volunteering!

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Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post-Run Beverages
4/18/2020 12 RFK Cue Sheet & GPS Nate R.
4/25/2020 11.5 Four Mile Run Park Cue Sheet & GPS  Volunteer needed!
5/2/2020 12 Bluemont L Loop Cue Sheet & GPS  Volunteer needed!
5/9/2020 14 Marymount Chain Bridge Cue Sheet & GPS  Volunteer needed!
5/16/2020 15 Long Bridge Park Cue Sheet & GPS  Volunteer needed!
5/23/2020 13 Glover Archbold Pandas Cue Sheet & GPS  Volunteer needed!
5/30/2020 13  MacArthur Spring Valley Loop Cue Sheet GPS  Volunteer needed!

SLR - CANCELLED (Until Further Notice)


Hopefully you saw the club membership email, but we will be suspending official DC Road Runners Club activities until further notice in order to continue to support the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. That being said, stay healthy and keep running! We are lucky enough to love an activity we can do outside and alone. And if you need some motivation, DC Road Runners Club on Strava is a great place to stay connected!

Take care,





Hi Everyone,

In light of recent events, I am sorry to say that SLR is cancelled tomorrow. We will be reevaluating on a week by week basis and I will keep you posted. 

Thank you,



SLR March 7 - Custis to W&OD

Hi Saturday Runners,

This week we will be doing the 20 mile Custis to W&OD route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). This is an out and back so the easiest way to shorten it is to turn around when you are ready.

Thanks again to Sang K for post-run drinks! We will need more volunteers for the last week of April and all of May. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up to date on the SLR web page, and you can email me at megan@dcroadrunners.org any time to sign up. For general information on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email with any specific questions.

Visit Pupatella Pizzeria (5104 Wilson Blvd) on Wednesday, March 11 from 3-9 p.m. and 25% of money spent will go towards Mikala Whitaker's NYC Marathon fundraiser for Rising New York Road Runners, which gives free running programs to kids across the U.S. Make sure to tell the restaurant that you're there for the fundraiser. RSVPs are encouraged but not required:https://bit.ly/3a4UGE1.

See you soon!


Upcoming club race:

March 8: Fort Hunt 10K


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