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 currently 8:00 am, during summer months we will switch to 7 AM (we will switch on May 28th). 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
3/26 16 Water Route  Cue Sheet & GPS  Coach Big Guy
4/2 18 National Arboretum Cue Sheet GPS  Anthony
4/9 12 National Capitol Cue Sheet GPS  Adam
4/16 13 Cathedral Clintons Cue Sheet & GPS  Ted
4/23 14 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS  
4/30 13 MacArthur Spring Valley Loop Cue Sheet & GPS  
5/7 15  Long Bridge Park Cue Sheet & GPS  
5/14 14 Mt. Vernon Trail Cue Sheet & GPS  
5/21 15.75 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet & GPS  
5/28 15 Iron Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS  

SLR - February 26 - 20 Miles

Hi All,

This week is the Custis - W&OD route! The cue sheets and gps files are here. If you'd like to run less than 20 miles, you can turn around halfway through!

Thank you to Eunja for bringing the bins and Anthony for bringing more gatorade! Please consider volunteering for Post Run drinks and if you have any questions let me know! The drinks are reimbursed by the club through this link. Doing two weeks counts for Snowball Series volunteer credit.

Snowball Series race #7 is the Burke Lake 12K on March 6th! Please consider racing or volunteering. Gary is the race director so please help him make it a good one! The next race is the Fort Hunt 10K on March 13th.

The DCRRC annual banquet will be held on Sunday, March 6th, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy in Friendship Heights. The club will present our annual awards for outstanding and most improved athletes, recognize our top coach and volunteer, and elect a new board of directors for the 2022-2023 term. Get excited because the guest speaker is the brand-new American women's marathon record-holder, Keira D’Amato! Registration is required, and you may do so here. 

Best of luck to those of you racing the Club 10 miler on Sunday!

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - February 19 - 18 Miles

Hi All,

This week is the Anacostia Riverwalk route! The cue sheets and gps files are here. If you'd like to run less than 18 miles, you can cut about 0.75 mile by skipping the loop of Heritage Island. You cut more mileage by crossing the river earlier at E Capitol St. Crossing (for about 16.5 total) or cut even earlier at Pennsylvania Ave (for about 13.5 total).

Thank you to Ryan for bringing post run drinks again this week!! Please consider volunteering for Post Run drinks and if you have any questions let me know! The drinks are reimbursed by the club through this link. Doing two weeks counts for Snowball Series volunteer credit.

Snowball Series race #7 is the Burke Lake 12K on March 6th! Please consider racing or volunteering. Gary is the race director so please help him make it a good one! The next race is the Fort Hunt 10K on March 13th.

Lastly, I am going to schedule out more runs over the next week or so, so if you have suggestions or requests for particular routes please feel free to email me!

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - February 12 - 14 Miles

Hi All,

This week is the Marymount and Chain Bridge route! The cue sheets and gps files are here. The Zachary Taylor Park Trail is under construction (thanks to coach Rich for the heads up!). So we will bypass this trail by staying on Military past the park to the very next street, turning left 31st street N which becomes on 26th street N and brings us to North Glebe Rd.

Thank you to Ryan for bringing post run drinks this week!!

Please consider volunteering for Post Run drinks and if you have any questions let me know! The drinks are reimbursed by the club through this link. Doing two weeks counts for Snowball Series volunteer credit.

The Club Challenge 10 Miler is on Feb 27th and the van sign up is live as well.

The George Washington's Birthday Marathon and Relay has been cancelled due to a denied permit request due to COVID.

Snowball Series race #7 is the Burke Lake 12K on March 6th! Please consider racing or volunteering.

Happy running!

Megan

 

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