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), 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, 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 Mike 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 with beverages, please check out the schedule of needs below and email Mike 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 take part in SLR then you should also be volunteering!

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post-Run Beverages Mid-Run Beverages
4/27/2019 12 Bluemont L Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Alex A. N/A
5/4/2019 13 Vienna Metro Cue Sheet & GPS Charlotte & Mark H. N/A
5/11/2019 11 Fort Scott Hill Cue Sheet & GPS Charlotte & Mark H. N/A
5/18/2019 12 Potomac Overlook Loops Cue Sheet & GPS Charlotte & Mark H. N/A
5/25/2019 14 Glover - Soapstone - Rock Creek Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! N/A
6/1/2019 13 MacArthur Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
6/8/2019 11.5 Potomac Heritage Trail Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
6/15/2019 12.5 Olympic Torch Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!

SLR April 20 - DC Sightseer Loop

Hello Saturday Runners!

After attempting to schedule it last week, the week is take two for the 13 mile DC Sightseer Loop (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). This week the festival really is over, so no parade or closing ceremonies to contend with. If you'd like to shorten the run you can cut about a mile by skipping the Tidal Basin lap, or to cut another ~2.5 miles beyond that you can return directly over Memorial Bridge after reaching the Lincoln Memorial. I'm still out of town again this weekend, but Andrew will filling in for me again this week.

Thank you Alex Albertini for post-run drinks this week! There are currently no more volunteers on the schedule after next week, so please get in touch with me if you can help. I've now posted the schedule going out through mid-June, including a couple weeks after Memorial Day when we'll start back up with mid-run drinks, so those volunteer opportunities are available too. 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 general info on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email if you have any other specific questions.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR April 13 - ROUTE CHANGE - GWK Shady

Saturday Runners,

One of you thankfully pointed out to me that the Cherry Blossom Festival is in fact NOT over yet (I don't know exactly why I incorrectly thought this...) and there's a parade/festival taking place on Pennsylvania & Constitution this Saturday that would majorly interfere with the route I picked. To avoid this, I'm swapping the planned routes for this week and next week, so this week's route is now GWK Shady (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). The route is 10.5 miles as mapped, and if you're looking for extra distance you can add a second lap of the 6.5 mile main loop. Assuming that construction at the Glover - Archbold trail entrance is still ongoing, instead of the usual entry, continue up Foxhall Rd NW, take a right on 44th St NW, and a right on P St NW which will end at an entry trail into Glover - Archbold Park

Happy Running!

Mike

 

SLR April 13 - DC Sightseer Loop

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route is the 13 mile DC Sightseer Loop (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). With the cherry blossoms fading fast (but not totally gone yet!) and the festival over, hopefully the crowds will be more manageable this week. If you'd like to shorten the run you can cut about a mile by skipping the Tidal Basin lap, or to cut another ~2.5 miles beyond that you can return directly over Memorial Bridge after reaching the Lincoln Memorial. I'm out of town again this weekend, but Andrew will be starting off the run for you on Saturday morning.

Thank you James Sledge for post-run drinks this week! We currently need more post-run volunteers starting after May 4, so please get in touch if you can help. I've now posted the schedule going out through mid-June, including a couple weeks after Memorial Day when we'll start back up with mid-run drinks, so those volunteer opportunities are available too. 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 general info on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email if you have any other specific questions.

Happy running,

Mike

 

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