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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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post-Run Beverages
1/18/2020 16 Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS Anna S.
1/25/2020 12 Upton Hill Cue Sheet & GPS Anna S.
2/1/2020 15 Iron Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS Charlotte D. and Mark H.
2/8/2020 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Charlotte D. and Mark H.
2/15/2020 13 Cathedral - Clintons Cue Sheet & GPS Kate S.
2/22/2020 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet & GPS Kate S.
2/29/2020 18 National Arboretum Cue Sheet & GPS Sang K.
3/7/2020 20 Custis to W&OD Cue Sheet & GPS Sang K.
3/14/2020 14 MBT Catholic (run in reverse) Cue Sheet & GPS Sang K.
3/21/2020 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Sang K.
3/28/2020 20 MacArthur AU Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
4/4/2020 13 Glover Archbold Pandas Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
4/11/2020 10 GWK Shady Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!

SLR January 18 - Arlington Triangle

Hi Saturday Runners!

This weekend, January 18th, we will be doing the 16 mile Arlington Triangle route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). I am out of town, but Johnny will be there to kick off the run, thanks Johnny!

Also thanks to Anna for post-run drinks again! We will need more volunteers starting the last weekend of March. 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.

If you are not going to SLR this Saturady, please consider volunteering at George Washington's Birthday Marathon. We need 100+ volunteers for this event, and if that is not motivating enough, volunteers will get the same shirts as runners! To sign-up go to https://gwbm.dcroadrunners.org/volunteer/.

Megan

 

P.S. Here are the volunteer/race shirts:

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SLR January 11 - Ross Drive

Hello Saturday Runners!

This weekend, January 11th, we will be doing the 14 mile Ross Drive run (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to either shorten or lengthen the route, you can either add or remove 3.5 miles by skipping or adding a second loop of Beach Drive to Ross Drive.

Thank you Anna for post-run drinks this week! We need volunteers starting the last weekend of March – thanks to all the volunteers who signed up so far. 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 book your slot. For general info on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email if you have any specific questions.

Good luck to those of you running the Al Lewis Ten Miler this weekend, see you next week!

Megan

 

SLR January 4 - Pentagon - Army Navy

Hello Saturday Runners!

Happy New Year! Thanks to Mike for leading SLR for the past 5 years, he has done a great job.

To kick off the new year, the morning of January 4th, we will be doing the 12 mile Pentagon - Army Navy run (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to adjust the length of this route, you can add on by running out and back on Mt. Vernon trail.

Thank you Anna for post-run drinks this week! We will need more volunteers in February and the end of March onward, so please let me know when you can help. 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 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.

Nominations for 2019 club awards (presented at the Club Banquet in March 2020) will be accepted until January 5, 2020. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards, and self-nominations (anonymous or not) are allowed. Also, we have added a grand-masters (60+) category to the awards this year. This is your annual chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of all the great runners with us every week at SLR!

We're looking for more volunteers to staff the upcoming Al Lewis Ten Miler, on Saturday January 11, so please sign up to help there if you can.

Megan

 

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Upcoming Events

DCRRC Langley 8K
Sat, Feb 8th, 2020, @10:00am
George Washington's Birthday Marathon and Relay
Sun, Feb 16th, 2020, @10:00am
RRCA Club Challenge 10M
Sun, Feb 23rd, 2020, @8:00am
DCRRC Burke Lake 12K
Sun, Mar 1st, 2020, @10:00am
Annual Club Banquet and Membership Meeting
Sun, Mar 1st, 2020, @6:00pm
DCRRC Fort Hunt 10K
Sun, Mar 8th, 2020, @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.