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!

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post-Run Beverages Mid-Run Beverages
5/26/2018 10.5 GWK Shady Cue Sheet & GPS Ian H. N/A
6/2/2018* 14.5 Klingle to Newark Cue Sheet & GPS Ian H. Volunteer Needed!
6/9/2018* 13 MacArthur Loop
Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Liz K.
6/16/2018* 12 National Capitol Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!

* Note: Beginning on 6/2, meeting time will shift to 7:00 am for the summer

SLR May 26 - GWK Shady

Hello Saturday Runners!

Reminder: Beginning next week, on June 2, our meeting time will be moving up to 7:00 am for the summer months to beat the heat

This week's run on May 26 is the 10.5 mile trial loop GWK Shady (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). As has been the case recently, the Glover-Archbold trail south end is closed for construction, so continue past the normal entrance up Foxhall Rd NW, take a right on 44th St NW, and then a right on P St NW which will end at an entry trail into Glover-Archbold. After you take a left on the Wesley Heights connector trail, follow the yellow blazes until you wind up in Battery Kemble park. I'm going to be out of town again this week, but Kerry O'Brien will be there to kick off the run for you!

We will need more volunteers in June for both post-run drinks (two weeks out) and mid-run drinks (next week), so please get in touch with me if you can help. 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 May 19 - Potomac Overlook Loops

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's run on May 19 is scheduled as 12 miles to Potomac Overlook Loops (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). Depending on the weather, if the ground is wet it might not be a great idea to run these trails, so if that's the case I'd recommend a backup plan of going out & back on the Capital Crescent Trail. I'm going to be out of town this week, so I'll leave the game-time route based on local conditions to Franco who's subbing in for me on Saturday.

Please thank Franco Ordonez this week for bringing post-run drinks over the past month, and also for kicking off the run these last two weeks!

We will need more volunteers for both post-run and mid-run drinks coming up in June, so please get in touch with me if you can help. 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.

Please note: Beginning in two weeks, on June 2, our meeting time will be moving up to 7:00 am for the summer months, to beat the heat

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR May 12 - Vienna Metro

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route, on Saturday May 12, will be a 13.5 mile one-way run to the Vienna Metro (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to do something similar while going a little shorter, you can make it an 11 mile trip to the Dunn Loring metro if you continue straight on Gallows Rd instead of turning at Cottage St. For those of you who make it all the way out to Vienna, look for Raj with remote post-run drinks at the bike stand just before the metro entrance. If that spot doesn't work out for whatever reason, he'll be in the parking lot near the kiss & ride location. Be sure to thank him for the drinks, and don't forget to bring your SmarTrip card for the ride back to Rosslyn!

Thanks also to Franco Ordonez for bringing post-run drinks at the regular SLR meeting point this week, and in addition for starting off the run in my place while I'm out of town!

We will need more volunteers for both post-run and mid-run drinks coming up in June, so please get in touch with me if you can help. 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.

Early warning: Beginning in three weeks, on June 2, our meeting time will be moving up to 7:00 am for the summer months, to beat the heat

Happy running,

Mike

 

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