Iwo Jima Memorial

Welcome!  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 or post-run drinks until further notice, please bring your own and be safe.

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Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
9/26/20  16  Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS  N/A
10/3/20   20 MacArthur AU Loop Cue Sheet & GPS  N/A
10/10/20  14  MBT Catholic Cue Sheet & GPS  N/A
10/17/20 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
10/24/20 26.2 Marine Corp Marathon!   N/A
 10/31/20  12 National Capitol  Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
 11/7/20  14 Marymount Chain Bridge  Cue Sheet & GPS N/A

VIRTUAL - SLR October 31 - 12 miles

Hi Runners,

The suggested distance this weeken is 12 miles! I suggest the National Capitol route for some sightseeing! Here are the cue sheet and GPS links. You can run the dirt and gravel on the lawn to give your knees a break.

Please be safe and have a Happy Halloween!

Take care,



VIRTUAL - SLR November 24 - Virtual Marine Corp Marathon!

Hi Runners,

The planned distance this weekend is a marathon, 26.2 miles! Good luck to all of you brave enough to do a virtual marathon! Please share your route finished runs with us on Facebook!

If you have already run a race (5K, half, full marathon) please share that on Facebook too for some inspiration.

Take care,



VIRTUAL - SLR October 15 - 10 miles

Hi Runners,

The planned distance this weekend is 10 miles on the Chain Bridge Loop! I love the Capital Crescent trail, so this is one of my favorite routes! If you are interested in running it as planned, here are the cue sheet and gps links.

The original date of many marathons is fast approaching, including virtual MCM next week! Have you signed up for a virtual race or are you focusing on other things? I would love to hear about it, share it with the Facebook Group!

Take care,



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