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
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 Joe G.
4/4/2020 13 Glover Archbold Pandas Cue Sheet & GPS Joe G.
4/11/2020 10 GWK Shady Cue Sheet & GPS Nate R.
4/18/2020 12 RFK Cue Sheet & GPS Nate R.
4/25/2020 11.5 Four Mile Run Park Cue Sheet & GPS  Volunteer needed!
5/2/2020 12 Bluemont L Loop Cue Sheet & GPS  Volunteer needed!
5/9/2020 14 Marymount Chain Bridge Cue Sheet & GPS  Volunteer needed!
5/16/2020 15 Long Bridge Park Cue Sheet & GPS  Volunteer needed!
5/23/2020 13 Glover Archbold Pandas Cue Sheet & GPS  Volunteer needed!
5/30/2020 13  MacArthur Spring Valley Loop Cue Sheet GPS  Volunteer needed!

SLR February 22 - Battery Kemble Loops

Hi Saturday Runners!

This week we will be doing the 15 mile Battery Kemble Loops route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). The loops add a mile so you can do a 14 mile route by turning around before the loops, otherwise, it is an out and back and pretty straight forward to shorten! I won’t be there this Saturday so Jonny and Jill will kick you guys off, but I hope to see some of you at the club challenge 10 miler on Sunday!

Thanks again to Kate S. for post-run drinks! We will need more volunteers for the last week of April and all of May. 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.

In other club news, there is only a few days left to sign up for a DCRRC Cherry Blossom Team! The last day is next Monday, 2/24. The link to the sign-up sheet is here. You can also sign up for the Annual Banquet on March 1 here. We will be collecting unopened, healthy, low sugar, cereal to support the Capital Area Food Bank. All contributors will be given a raffle ticket for awesome door prizes.

See you soon!

Megan

Upcoming club races:

Feb 23: RRCA Club Challenge 10M, must be a club member to register, more details: https://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/rrca10m

March 1: Burke Lake 12K

March 8: Fort Hunt 10K

 

SLR February 15 - Cathedral - Clintons

Hi Saturday Runners!

This week we will drop down to 13 miles for the Cathedral - Clintons route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to run less than 13 miles, I'd suggest doing an out and back on the Rock Creek Park trail because the loop turnoff is just before the 5 mile mark.

Thanks to Kate S. for post-run drinks! We will need more volunteers 3/28 and 4/4. 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.

This weekend, February 15 & 16, please consider volunteering for George Washington’s Birthday Marathon because we need 100+ volunteers for this event! The volunteer shirts are really nice (pictured below) Sign up to volunteer here: https://gwbm.dcroadrunners.org/volunteer/.

See you soon!

Megan

Upcoming club races:

Feb 23: RRCA Club Challenge 10M, must be a club member to register, more details: https://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/rrca10m

March 1: Burke Lake 12K

March 8: Fort Hunt 10K

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SLR February 8 - Anacostia Riverwalk Loop

Hi Saturday Runners!

This week we will have a bit of relief from the hills on the 18 mile Anacostia Riverwalk Loop (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to run less than 18 miles, you can cut about 0.75 mile by skipping the loop of Heritage Island (and if it rains Friday, it may be a good idea to skip it due to mud). You cut more mileage by crossing the river earlier at E Capitol St. Crossing (for about 16.5 total) or cut even earlier at Pennsylvania Ave (for about 13.5 total).

Thanks again to Charlotte and Mark for post-run drinks! We will need more volunteers 3/28 and 4/4. 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.

Feb 15 &16: Please consider volunteering for George Washington’s Birthday Marathon because we need 100+ volunteers for this event! https://gwbm.dcroadrunners.org/volunteer/.

Good luck to those of you doing the Langley 8K this weekend!

See you soon!

Megan

Upcoming club races:

Feb 23: RRCA Club Challenge 10M, must be a club member to register, more details: https://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/rrca10m

 

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Upcoming Events

RRCA Club Challenge 10M
Sun, Feb 23rd, 2020, @8:00am
Barcroft 5K
Sat, Feb 29th, 2020, @9:00am
Olympic Marathon Trials Watch Party
Sat, Feb 29th, 2020, @12:00pm
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.