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. 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
7/17/21 11 Fort Scott Hill Cue Sheet & GPS  Yared
7/24/21 12 Upton Hill Cue Sheet & GPS

Post Run: Yared

Mid Run: Katie S.

7/31/21 14  Marymount Chain Bridge  Cue Sheet GPS  Yared
8/7/21 12 Pentagon-Army Navy Cue Sheet GPS  
8/14/21 14 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS  
8/21/21 16 Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS  Don
8/28/21 13 DC Sightseer Loop Cue SheetGPS  Don

SLR - Virtual - May 8 - 15 Miles

Hi Runners,

This weekend’s run is the 15 mile Long Bridge Park route. The cue sheet and gps file are here. I think it is one of my favorite runs in Virginia so I hope you enjoy it too!

We are looking to resume SLR in early June. We are working through the details – stay tuned for more information.

The DCRR May Challenge has kicked off! The challenge started Monday and the teams are really close – it is anyone’s race at this point!

Happy Running!





SLR - Virtual - May 1 - 12 Miles

Hi Runners,

Happy May! This weekend’s run is the 12 mile RFK route. The cue sheet and gps file are here.

If you are interested in a DCRR May 2021 Virtual Relay Challenge Sign Up, please sign up in the Google Form here. Saturday May 1 is the last day to sign up. It takes less than 5 minutes!

We will then create teams as fairly as possible based on mileage. We will email those of you who sign up through the Google Form a link to register for a virtual relay race through RunSignUp next week. This should make the race easier to track results and open to DCRR members who do not use Facebook!

Happy Running!



SLR - May Virtual Relay Challenge - Updated Link

Hi Runners!

I sent out the wrong link earlier this week for the DCRR May 2021 Virtual Relay Challenge sign up. The sign up will be used to create fair teams! Thanks to those who let me know I used Google Forms incorrectly - I am still learning. 


Happy running!



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