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 - Please Note: After Memorial Day, the meeting time will move up to 7:00 am each week.  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), since parking there 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! As far as winter weather goes, the run will go as planned unless otherwise posted via email/twitter/facebook and the SLR website.

All are welcome!  If you don't want to run the same distance or course as the main group, you can go for half the distance you want to run and re-trace your steps back to Iwo Jima.  Mileage options will be given in the email preceding each Saturday's run.  We are always looking for volunteers to bring post-run beverages, and/or mid-run beverages during the summer - the club will reimburse your water and Gatorade expenses. To help with beverages, please send an email to Mike.

For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions or email slr@dcroadrunners.org.

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 Sorted Route List by  Name     :    Distance

Schedule: (To sort click on Date, Miles,Route)

Date Miles Route Map Download Post-Run Beverages Mid-Run Beverages
05/27/2017* 13 Cathedral / Clintons   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Christie & Rodrigo N/A
06/03/2017 15 Glover / Soapstone / Rock Creek (map)  (GPX) Elizabeth K. Volunteer Needed!
06/10/2017 12 Potomac Overlook Loops  (map) (PDF) (GPX) Elizabeth K. Rich M.
06/17/2017 10 Rock Creek Park    (map) (PDF) (GPX) Elizabeth K. Volunteer Needed!
06/24/2017 12 RFK  (map) (PDF) (GPX) Elizabeth K. Volunteer Needed!
07/01/2017 14 Capital Crescent   (map)  (GPX) Christie & Rodrigo Liz K.
07/08/2017 12 Pentagon - Army Navy   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Christie & Rodrigo Volunteer Needed!
07/15/2017 13 DC Sightseer Loop   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Christie & Rodrigo Volunteer Needed!
07/22/2017 14 Marymount Chain Bridge  (map) (PDF) (GPX) Amy B. Volunteer Needed!
07/29/2017 16 Battery Kemble Loops   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Amy B. Volunteer Needed!
08/05/2017 12 Piney Branch   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Jerry M. Volunteer Needed!
08/12/2017 15 Long Bridge Park   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Jerry M. Volunteer Needed!
08/19/2017 18 Custis / W&OD (map)  (GPX) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
08/26/2017 13 Southeast DC   (map) (PDF)  (GPX) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
09/02/2017 16 Mock MCM   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
09/09/2017 20 C&O Canal Towpath (map)  (GPX) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
09/16/2017 14 Ross Drive   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
09/23/2017 16 Arlington Triangle   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
09/30/2017 23 Big Loop   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
10/07/2017 14 Mt. Vernon Trail   (map) (PDF) (GPX) Volunteer Needed! N/A
10/14/2017 10 Chain Bridge Loop (map)  (GPX) Volunteer Needed! N/A

* Meeting time is now 8:00, but to beat the heat it will shift to 7:00 am after Memorial Day

Email mike@dcroadrunners.org if you can help out with any beverage needs.  Please volunteer - it's your duty; if you regularly take part in SLR then you should also be volunteering!

SLR May 27 - Cathedral / Clintons

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's run will be 13 miles on the Cathedral / Clintons route (additional map here). For a shorter run, I'd recommend out & back on the Rock Creek Park trail, or for a longer run you can add extra miles up and down the National Mall before heading back over Memorial Bridge. It looks like this Saturday might be a rainy day, but let's hope any storms stay in the afternoon as they're currently forecasted.

Don't forget that our meeting time will be shifting an hour earlier to 7:00 am for the summer, starting next week on June 3!

Thank you Christie Wetzel and Rodrigo Vellón for post-run drinks over the last few weeks! Please remember that starting next week at the beginning of June we'll be looking for volunteers to cover mid-run drinks as well as post-run drinks, to help get us through the hot summer months. Volunteer needs along with the weekly route & distance schedule are always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. Post-run volunteers are typically scheduled for at least 2 consecutive weeks to cut down on handoffs of the bins, while mid-run drinks can be booked on a week by week basis. SLR drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this perk, do your part to keep it going! Volunteering is easy, doesn't take a lot of time, and all restocking expenses will be reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR May 20 - Fort Scott Hill

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday's run, on May 20, will be the 11 mile Fort Scott Hill route (additional map here). This route is an out & back, so for a shorter distance you can turn around sooner, or for a longer run you can continue further down the Mt. Vernon Trail after running up and down the hill. To make this route more of a loop, you can also head back to the start by continuing on Fort Scott Dr. to a left on 23rd St, a right on Army-Navy Drive, and then a return past the Pentagon after going through the parking lot tunnel beneath I-395. Luckily we should have some relief from this heat wave by Saturday morning, and the forecast is looking like a really nice morning with temperatures in the 60s and only moderate humidity!

I'll be out of town again this weekend, so Rich Mendelowitz will be getting things started on Saturday morning. Please note that this week is the beginning of the Marathon Training Program's jump start, where trainees begin to run with the group, going somewhat shorter distances as a ramp-up to the official training program start. This will be the same as last summer, so it should all be familiar to those of you who were around last year. Please welcome the trainees to our group, and jump in with their pace groups if you happen to be aligned!

Thank you Christie Wetzel and Rodrigo Vellón for post-run drinks! Please remember that in two weeks at the beginning of June we'll be looking for volunteers to cover mid-run drinks as well as post-run drinks, to help get us through the hot summer months. Also, as a reminder, our meeting time will be shifting an hour earlier to 7:00 am, beginning the Saturday after Memorial Day, on June 3.

Volunteer needs along with the weekly route & distance schedule are always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. Post-run volunteers are typically scheduled for at least 2 consecutive weeks to cut down on handoffs of the bins, while mid-run drinks can be booked on a week by week basis. SLR drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this perk, do your part to keep it going! Volunteering is easy, doesn't take a lot of time, and all restocking expenses will be reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR May 13 - Battery Kemble Loops

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's long run, on Saturday May 13, will be our 16 mile route to Battery Kemble Loops (additional map here). If you'd like to shorten the route, it will be about 14 miles if you run to the base of Battery Kemble park, and retrace your steps back to the start without running any loops in the park. For less still, the water fountain on Capital Crescent that you go out to on this route is 5 miles from the start, so you'd have a 10 mile run using this as your turn-around point. It looks like we have more wet weather in store on Saturday, so bring your rain gear...

I'm going to be out of town this weekend, but Brian Danza will be starting the run for me, on the 10th anniversary week of his first SLR with DCRRC!

Thank you Christine & Paul Westcott for providing post-run drinks this week! Please remember that starting in June we'll be looking for volunteers to cover mid-run drinks as well as post-run drinks, to help get us through the hot summer months. Also, as a reminder, our meeting time will be shifting an hour earlier to 7:00 am, beginning the Saturday after Memorial Day, on June 3.

Volunteer needs along with the weekly route & distance schedule are always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to schedule your slot. Post-run volunteers are typically scheduled for at least 2 consecutive weeks to cut down on handoffs of the bins, while mid-run drinks can be booked on a week by week basis. SLR drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this perk, do your part to keep it going! Volunteering is easy, doesn't take a lot of time, and all restocking expenses will be reimbursed by the club.

Happy running!

Mike

 

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