Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is at 8:00 AM for the rest of the winter. 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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Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
10/29 26! or 12 Marine Corp Marathon! or Bluemont L Loop Cue Sheet & GPS  Alex
 11/5  14 Ross Dr Cue Sheet & GPS  Steve
11/12 11.8 Water Route Cue Sheet & GPS John S
 11/18  18 Anacostia Riverwalk Cue Sheet & GPS  Christie & Rodrigo
11/27  15.7 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet & GPS  
12/3 13 MacArthur Blvd. Loop Cue Sheet GPS Christie & Rodrigo
12/10 14 Festivus Run Cue Sheet GPS  
12/17 10 Christmas Tree Run Cue Sheet GPS  
12/24 12 Upton Hill Cue Sheet GPS  
12/31 15 Mt. Vernon - Hains Point Cue Sheet GPS  
1/7 17.7 **NEW** Rock Creek - MBT Route Cue Sheet & GPS  

SLR - Nov 26 - 16 miles - Battery Kemble Loops

Hi Runners!

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving - congrats on all the awesome Turkey Trots! The run this weekend is the 15.7 mile Battery Kimble Loops route. You can keep it to 14 miles by running to the base of Battery Kemble Park and turning around. To add on, you can con on the Capital Cresent Trail after completing the loops. The cue sheet and gps files are here. I am out of town this weekend, but Kristen D will be there to kick you off at 8 AM! 

There will not be post run drinks due to no volunteers.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities include the Gar Williams Half and SLR!




SLR - Nov 18 - 18 miles - Anacostia Riverwalk

Hi Runners!

Apologies for the delay! The run this weekend is the Anacostia River Route. The cue sheet and gps files are here. See you at 8 AM.

Thanks to Christie and Rodrigo for the post run drinks!

Upcoming volunteer opportunities include Alexandria Turkey Trot (you can do registration AND race) and SLR!

The next club events are the Alexandria Turkey Trot and the Gar Williams Half Marathon!





SLR - Nov 12 - 12 miles - Water Route

Hi Runners!

Good luck to those of you running in Richmond this weekend! The run this weekend is the Water Route. The cue sheet and gps files are here. See you at 8 AM.

I am out of town this weekend, so Eunja will be there to kick you off! Thanks to John S for the post run drinks!

Upcoming volunteer opportunities include Alexandria Turkey Trot (you can do registration AND race) and SLR!

There is a club happy hour on 11/17 at First Down Sports Bar at 6 PM in Arlington, VA – Bunion Derby Awards will be presented!




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Upcoming Events

Gar Williams Half Marathon
Sun, Dec 4th, 2022, @9:00am
DCRRC Bread Run 10K & 2 Mile Fun Run
Sun, Dec 11th, 2022, @10:00am
Book Club
Sun, Dec 11th, 2022, @4:00pm
DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K
Sun, Jan 1st, 2023, @12:00pm
DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler
Sat, Jan 7th, 2023, @7:30am
Sat, Jan 14th, 2023, @9:00am
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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.