Iwo Jima Memorial

Welcome! SLR is back after a break due to COVID restrictions! This is the home of the world-famous (well, maybe locally well-known) SLR.

Our start time is 7:00 am during summer months (we will switch to 8 AM starting on 10/23). 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 drinks until further notice, please bring your own and be safe.

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
11/20/21  12  RFK  Cue Sheet & GPS  Bonnie
11/27/21 12 Pentagon-Army Navy Cue Sheet & GPS  Eunja
12/4/21 14 Festivus Run Cue Sheet & GPS  
12/11/21 10 Christmas Tree Run Cue Sheet & GPS  
12/18/21 13 Due to the wreath laying ceremony at National Cemetery, SLR will meet outside of the gate at Washington-Liberty HS track and run out and back on Custis/W&OD    
12/25/21  14 No SLR - recommended distance 14 miles    
1/1/22 -> on 1/2/22 12 SUNDAY SLR (resolutions 5K on 1/1/22) Bluemont L Loop Cue Sheet & GPS  

SLR - December 4 - 14 Miles

Hi Runners,

The route this week is the 14 mile Festivus route! The cue sheet and gps links are here.

Thank you to Eunja for volunteering for post run drinks again this week! Please consider volunteering and if you have any questions let me know! The drinks are reimbursed by the club through this link. It is a good way to get a head start on Snowball Series volunteer credit.

The 2021-2022 Snowball Series will be kicking off with the Gar Williams Half this Sunday! The Bread Run 10k & 2 Mile Fun Run is on Sunday, December 12th.

Holiday Relays will be held at Washington Liberty High School track on Wednesday December 15th at 7 PM. There will be prizes for fastest teams and best costumes. The holiday relays replace the club track workouts for that week. Happy hour will follow at First Down Sports Bar & Grill in Ballston.

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - November 27 - 12 Miles

Hi Runners,

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had fun with the people you care about and took some time to be thankful. I am thankful for the motivation this club gives me to get up and run and being healthy and able to be able to train and race with you all.

The route this week is the 12 mile Pentagon Army-Navy route! The cue sheet and gps links are here.

Thank you to Eunja for volunteering for post run drinks this week! Please consider volunteering and if you have any questions let me know! It is a good way to get a head start on Snowball Series volunteer credit.

The 2021-2022 Snowball Series will be kicking off with the Gar Williams Half on Dec 5. The Bread Run 10k & 2 Mile Fun Run is on Sunday, December 12th.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in the marathon or half marathon training program - sign ups are open now and marathon training starts this week! The race plan targets the Shamrock marathon on March 20th, but if you would like to run another race the coaches are happy to help you adjust your training accordingly!

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - November 20 - 12 miles

Hi Runners,

The route this week is the 12 mile RFK route! The cue sheet and gps links are here.

Thank you to Bonnie for volunteering for post run drinks this week! It is a good way to get a head start on Snowball Series volunteer credit.

The Alexandria Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving morning November 25th at 9:00AM. Volunteers are still needed for the race!! Please consider volunteering as this event makes a lot of money for the club and enables us to host other events at low to no costs. 

The 2021-2022 Snowball Series will be kicking off with the Gar Williams Half on Dec 5. The Bread Run 10k & 2 Mile Fun Run is on Sunday, December 12th.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in the marathon or half marathon training program - sign ups are open now and marathon training starts this week! The race plan targets the Shamrock marathon on March 20th, but if you would like to run another race the coaches are happy to help you adjust your training accordingly!

Best of luck to those racing Philly this weekend!

Happy running!

Megan

 

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Upcoming Events

DCRRC Bread Run 10K & 2 Mile Fun Run
Sun, Dec 12th, 2021, @10:00am
2022 DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K
Sat, Jan 1st, 2022, @12:00pm
DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler
Sat, Jan 8th, 2022, @7:30am
Board of Directors Meeting
Thu, Jan 13th, 2022, @7:00pm
DCRRC JFK 20K and MLK 5K
Sat, Jan 15th, 2022, @9:00am
DCRRC Langley 8K
Sat, Feb 5th, 2022, @10:00am
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