Iwo Jima Memorial

Welcome! SLR is back after a break due to COVID restrictions! This is the home of the world-famous (well, maybe locally well-known) SLR.

Our start time is 7:00 am during summer months. 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.

Due to health concerns there will be no mid-run drinks until further notice, please bring your own and be safe.

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
9/11/21 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop Cue Sheet & GPS  Christie and Rodrigo
9/18/21 13 Cathedral - Clintons Cue Sheet & GPS  Christie and Rodrigo
9/25/21 16 Marine Corp Marathon Mock Route Cue Sheet GPS   
10/2/21 18 National Arboretum Cue Sheet GPS   
10/9/21 20 Custis to W&OD Cue Sheet GPS   
10/16/21 12 Piney Branch Cue Sheet & GPS   
10/23/21 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS   
10/30/21 15 MCM!! or Long Bridge Park Cue Sheet GPS   

SLR - September 18 - 13 miles

Hi Runners,

The route this week is the hilly 13 mile Cathedral Clintons route! The cue sheet and GPS links are here. The mid run drinks (thank you Kate K!) will be at about mile 7.5 just outside of Dumbarton Oaks Park on Whitehaven Street NW.

Thank you Christie and Rodrigo for bringing post run drinks again this week! We do not have post run drinks volunteers going forward. Please consider volunteering – DCRR will reimburse you the cost of the drinks if you fill out the reimbursement form – we just need help getting them to and from our meeting location.

The next club race is the final race in the Bunion Derby series. It is the DCRRC Women's Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K on the same morning as this SLR. There is also the club DCRR National Capital 20 Miler and 5 Miler on 9/26.

Please be sure to follow CDC guidelines with respect to COVID-19.

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - August 4 - 15 miles

Hi Runners,

The route this week is the 15 mile Iron Triangle, so get ready for some hills! The cue sheet and GPS links are here. This Saturday will (knock on wood) be pretty cool when we start! There will be no mid run drinks so please bring fluids with you. Thank you Christie and Rodrigo for bringing post run drinks this week!

The next club race is the final race in the Bunion Derby series. It is the DCRRC Women's Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K (but it conflicts with SLR). I am thinking of having a Sunday Long Run at 7 am on the 9/19 as well to accomodate those who want to do both – if you would be interested in a Sunday long run please email me megan@dcroadrunners.org.

Please be sure to follow CDC guidelines with respect to COVID-19.

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - August 28 - 13 Miles

Hi Runners,

The route this week is the 13-ish mile DC Sightseer loop. The cue sheet and GPS links are here. This Saturday will be yet another tradeoff between heat and dew point/humidity, so I have decided to leave it at 7 AM. There will be no mid run drinks so please bring fluids with you. Thank you Don for bringing post run drinks this week!

We are always looking for mid run drink volunteers. We are also looking for volunteers to help with water stations at the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and MCM, see the volunteers page for info on volunteering!

The next club race is the 5K and Club Picinic is tomorrow! Consider signing up if you haven’t already, I am excited!

Please be sure to follow CDC guidelines with respect to COVID-19.

Happy running!

Megan

 

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