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), 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! In cases of extreme weather (snow, ice, thunderstorms, heat waves) we do occasionally either change the meeting time or cancel the run, 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! 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. 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, or send an email to Mike if you still need more info.

We are always looking for volunteers to bring post-run beverages for the group, and/or mid-run beverages during the summer. To help with beverages, please check out the schedule of needs below and email Mike to book your slot. More detailed info on what it takes to volunteer (it's easy!) is on our FAQ page. If you regularly take part in SLR then you should also be volunteering!

To recieve weekly SLR updates via email, please log in and check your email subscriptions.

Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post-Run Beverages
11/18/2017 11 Fort Scott Hill Cue Sheet & GPS Michael R.
11/25/2017 12 RFK Cue Sheet & GPS Michael R.
12/2/2017 10 Rock Creek Park Cue Sheet & GPS Michael R.
12/9/2017 12 Upton Hill Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
12/16/2017 14 MBT Catholic Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
12/23/2017 12 Christmas Tree Run (add on for 12) Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
12/30/2017 14 Festivus Run (same name, new route!) Coming Soon Volunteer Needed!
1/6/2018 16 Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
1/13/2018 12 Normanstone - Klingle (re-opened!) Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
1/20/2018 15 Iron Triangle (pulled from the archives!) Coming Soon Volunteer Needed!
1/27/2018 18 National Arboretum (new route!) Coming Soon Volunteer Needed!
2/3/2018 13 Cathedral - Clintons Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
2/10/2018 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
2/17/2018 20 C&O Canal Towpath Coming Soon Volunteer Needed!
2/24/2018 14.5 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!
3/3/2018 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!

 

SLR November 18 - Fort Scott Hill

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday's route, on November 18, is a little bit less than 11 miles to Fort Scott Hill (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). This is an out & back run, 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, and about a mile shorter, 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.

Thank you Michael Rohlf for this week's post-run drinks! We're going to need more volunteers to step up soon, with a post-run drink schedule that's wide open after only two weeks from Saturday. Please take a look at your calendar and let me know what you can do!

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. For more details on how volunteering works, please see the SLR FAQ, or get in touch with me if your questions are not addressed there. SLR drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this perk, do your part to keep it going!

Club Announcements:

The Alexandria Turkey Trot 5 Miler is coming up next week on Thanksgiving Day. If you are in town, it's a great way to start off the holiday morning on a neighborhood course that's friendly to speedsters, strollers, turkey costumes, dogs, and everything in between! This race is one of our club's premier events of the year, and our single biggest source of revenue, so we would love to see you there either running or volunteering. Registration for both is at the link above.

Nominations for 2017 club awards (presented at the Club Banquet in March 2018) will be accepted until January 7, 2018. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards. Self-nominations are allowed.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR November 11 - Glover / Mass / Crescent

Hello Saturday Runners!

On Saturday, November 11, our route will be Glover - Mass - Crescent (downloads: cue sheet and GPS) for 13 miles. To shorten this run, you can get 8 miles by going out & back on the Glover Archbold trail to Mass Ave, or 10 miles if you keep going past Mass Ave all the way to the end of the trail at Van Ness before turning around. To add mileage, you easily tack on out & back segments along either the Capital Crescent or C&O Towpath trails, or return to VA via other bridges past the Key Bridge. I can't make it to the run this week unfortunately, but Jonny will be there to kick things off. It's going to be COLD, in the mid-20s, for the first time this season on Saturday morning, so don't forget to bring your gloves, hats, and jackets!

Thank you Heather Johnston for this week's post-run drinks! We're going to need more volunteers to step up soon, with a post-run drink schedule that's wide open after only two weeks from Saturday. Please take a look at your calendar and let me know what you can do!

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. For more details on how volunteering works, please see the SLR FAQ, or get in touch with me if your questions are not addressed there. SLR drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this perk, do your part to keep it going!

Club Announcements:

The Alexandria Turkey Trot 5 Miler is coming up quickly on Thanksgiving Day. If you are in town, it's a great way to start off the holiday morning on a neighborhood course that's friendly to speedsters, strollers, turkey costumes, dogs, and everything in between! This race is one of our club's premier events of the year, and our single biggest source of revenue, so we would love to see you there either running or volunteering. Registration for both is at the link above.

Nominations for 2017 club awards (presented at the Club Banquet in March 2018) will be accepted until January 7, 2018. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards. Self-nominations are allowed.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR November 4 - Mt Vernon - Hains Point T

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route, on Saturday November 4, will be 15 miles on the Mt Vernon - Hains Point T (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). For a shorter run, you can make it about 10 miles by only running either the Mt Vernon Trail portion (down to Four Mile Run), or just the Hains Point loop portion.

I'm going to be out of town this weekend, but Kevin D'Amanda will get the run started for you on Saturday morning.

Thank you Heather Johnston for this week's post-run drinks! We have volunteers lined up for the next couple weeks, but will need more people to step up starting in the first week of December. Please take a look at your calendar and let me know what you can do!

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. For more details on how volunteering works, please see the SLR FAQ, or get in touch with me if your questions are not addressed there. SLR drinks are entirely volunteer supported, so if you regularly enjoy this perk, do your part to keep it going!

Club Announcements:

The Alexandria Turkey Trot 5 Miler is coming up quickly on Thanksgiving Day. If you are in town, it's a great way to start off the holiday morning on a neighborhood course that's friendly to speedsters, strollers, turkey costumes, dogs, and everything in between! This race is one of our club's premier events of the year, and our single biggest source of revenue, so we would love to see you there either running or volunteering. Registration for both is at the link above.

Nominations for 2017 club awards (presented at the Club Banquet in March 2018) will be accepted until January 7, 2018. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards. Self-nominations are allowed.

Happy running,

Mike

 

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Upcoming Events

Alexandria Turkey Trot 5 Miler
Thu, Nov 23rd, 2017, @9:00am
DCRRC Bread Run 10K & 2 Mile Fun Run
Sun, Dec 10th, 2017, @10:00am
Holiday Relays
Wed, Dec 13th, 2017, @7:00pm
DCRRC Gar Williams Half Marathon
Sun, Dec 17th, 2017, @9:00am
DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K
Mon, Jan 1st, 2018, @12:00pm
DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler
Sat, Jan 6th, 2018, @9:00am
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