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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Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
1/1/22 -> on 1/2/22 12 SUNDAY SLR (resolutions 5K on 1/1/22) Bluemont L Loop Cue Sheet & GPS  
1/8 15 Iron Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS  
1/15 18 National Arboretum Cue Sheet & GPS  
1/22 12 Upton Hill Cue Sheet & GPS  
1/29 16 Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS  
2/5 20 C&O Canal Cue Sheet & GPS  
2/12 14 Marymount Chain Bridge Cue Sheet & GPS  
2/19 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop  Cue Sheet & GPS  
2/26 20 Custis - W&OD Cue Sheet & GPS  
3/5 14 Mt Vernon Trail Cue Sheet & GPS  
3/12 11.75 Water Route  Cue Sheet & GPS  
3/19 20 Shamrock Marathon OR C&O Canal Cue Sheet & GPS  

SLR Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to be intimidated?
A: No. Just come and try it out and run your own pace.

Q: Can I just show up? Is there any protocol?
A: Yes, you can just come and show up. There is no protocol, except sometimes we ask if there are any new people just to say hi.

Q: How fast is everyone?
A: There are some fast guys who do 7 minute miles, but most of the runners do between 8:30 per mile and 10:00 per mile.

Q: What if I don't want to go the full planned distance?
A: No problem, just turn around when you've gone half as far as you want to. There are usually runners going 2-3 miles shorter, and even some maniacs who go further.

Q: If the planned route for the next Saturday morning run says something like "C&O Canal Towpath", does that mean we meet there to start the run?
A: No, on Saturdays we always meet at the Iwo Jima Memorial.

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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.