Iwo Jima Memorial

Welcome!  This is the home of the world-famous (well, maybe locally well-known) SLR.

Our start time is now 7:00 am for the summer. 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!

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post-Run Beverages Mid-Run Beverages
7/14/2018 12 Pentagon - Army Navy Cue Sheet & GPS Bobby B. Volunteer Needed!
7/21/2018 13 Southeast DC Cue Sheet & GPS Bobby B. Shawn & Katherine Z.
7/28/2018 14 Marymount Chain Bridge Cue Sheet & GPS Don J. Volunteer Needed!
8/4/2018 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet & GPS Don J. Kate S.
8/11/2018 12 Piney Branch Cue Sheet & GPS Kate S. Volunteer Needed!
8/18/2018 15 Long Bridge Park Cue Sheet & GPS Kate S. Jerry M.
8/25/2018 18 National Arboretum Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Shawn & Katherine Z.
9/1/2018 13 Normanstone Klingle Cue Sheet & GPS Rodrigo & Christie Volunteer Needed!
9/8/2018 16 Mock MCM Cue Sheet & GPS Rodrigo & Christie Volunteer Needed!
9/15/2018 20 C&O Canal Towpath Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Grace K.
9/22/2018 14 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
9/29/2018 16 Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
10/6/2018 23 Big Loop East Coming Soon Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
10/13/2018 14 Mt. Vernon Trail Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! N/A
10/20/2018 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! N/A

SLR July 14 - Pentagon Army Navy

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week we have a 12 mile run scheduled on the Pentagon Army Navy route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like additional distance you can take a right after reaching the Mt Vernon Trail and head toward Old Town for as long as you like. Alternately, you can add on laps of Roosevelt Island on your way back for just over 1 mile per lap. If you return directly to Iwo Jima from memorial bridge on your way back rather than continuing up to Rosslyn, it will cut about 1 mile off of the route. I can't make it to the run this week unfortunately, but Coach Jonny will be there kick things off!

Thank you Bobby Beasley for post-run drinks this week! Unfortunately we will not have mid-run drinks provided along the route this week due to lack of a volunteer.

We are in need of more volunteers in August and beyond for post-run drinks as well as mid-run drinks including this week (tomorrow), so please let me know if you can help with either of these. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For more info on how volunteering works, please first see the SLR FAQ, and after that send me an email if you'd like any additional details.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR July 7 - Capital Crescent

Hello Saturday Runners!

Your route this week is out and back on the Capital Crescent Trail (downloads: cue sheet and GPS) for a recommended distance of 14 miles. You can easily modify this route to be any distance you like, but just turning around at your own desired halfway point for the run. If you're going for 14 miles, the turnaround point at 7 miles will be just after the overpass at River Rd. I'm again out of town this weekend, but Coach Jonny will be there to get the run started for both SLR and MTP!

Thank you James Sledge for post-run drinks and Miguel Matta for mid-run drinks! Miguel will be located along the Capital Crescent Trail, roughly 6 miles from the starting point.

We are in need of more volunteers in August and beyond for post-run drinks as well as mid-run drinks including next week, so please let me know if you can help with either of these. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For more info on how volunteering works, please first see the SLR FAQ, and after that send me an email if you'd like any additional details.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR June 30 - RFK

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route on Saturday the 30th is out & back to RFK (downloads: cue sheet and GPS) for 12 miles. If you'd like to shorten the run you can simply turn around sooner before you get to RFK stadium, or if you'd like to add distance there any number of easy ways to do so. One possible option - if you take a left at 15th St on your way back just before the Washington Monument, follow Ohio Dr down around Hains Point, and return to the route on Memorial Bridge this will add about 4 miles to make it a 16 mile run total. I'm out of town this weekend, but Coach Jonny will be there to get the run started for both SLR and MTP!

Thanks again this week to both James Sledge for post-run drinks and Ted Logothetti for mid-run drinks! Ted will be located on East Capitol St, near Lincoln Park, which you'll pass at roughly 5 and 7 miles into the run.

We are in need of more volunteers in August and beyond for post-run drinks as well as mid-run drinks starting next week, so please let me know if you can help with either of these. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up-to-date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For more info on how volunteering works, please first see the SLR FAQ, and after that send me an email if you'd like any additional details.

Happy running,

Mike

 

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