Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is currently 7:00 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), 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
8/13 14 Capital Crescent (turn around early if doing 14) Cue SheetGPS Post Run: Sean
8/20 16 Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS

Mid Run: Mrs Big Guy

Post Run: Emily R

8/27 12/14 Ross Dr (O&B for those doing 12) Cue SheetGPS Post Run: Sean
9/3 15 Long Bridge Park Cue SheetGPS  Post Run: Sean
9/10 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Cue SheetGPS

Mid run: Priscilla

Post run: Peter 

9/17 13 Cathedral Clintons Cue SheetGPS post Run: Peter 
9/24 16 Mock MCM Cue Sheet & GPS  Mid Run: Donna L
10/1 18 National Arboretum Cue Sheet & GPS  Mid Run: Jenny T
10/8 20 C&O Canal Cue SheetGPS  Mid Run: Lisa
10/15 14 Custis to W&OD Cue SheetGPS  
10/22 10 Rock Creek Park (turn around early if doing 10) Cue Sheet & GPS  
10/29 26! or 12 Marine Corp Marathon! or Bluemont L Loop Cue Sheet & GPS  

SLR - June 25 - 13 mi - Southeast DC

Hi Runners,

The run this week is the 13 mile Southeast DC route. The GPS and cue sheet are here. Thanks to Christie for the post run drinks!

Half marathon/10 mile and marathon training programs are on the website and start the first week of July! Please sign up to run or coach if interested. The routes through October are also on the website so you can compare and plan for your fall training season!

The next race in the Bunion Derby series is the DCRRC Age Handicapped 4-Miler on July 4th! Please run or volunteer for this fun race if you are in town!

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - June 18 - 15 mi - Mt Vernon & Hains Point

Hi Runners,

Nate will kick you off again this week, thanks Nate! The run this week is the 15 mile Mt. Vernon and Hains Point route. The GPS and cue sheet are here. Thanks to Bonnie for doing mid-run drinks two weeks in a row! Thanks to Christie for the post run drinks!

Half marathon/10 mile and marathon training programs are on the website and start the first week of July! Please sign up to run or coach if interested.

The next race in the Bunion Derby series is the Hugh Jascourt 4-Miler on Tuesday June 21st!

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - June 11 - 14 mi - Marymount Chain Bridge

Hi Runners,

I won't be there this week or next but Nate will be there to kick you off! The run this week is the 14 mile Marymount Chain Bridge route. The GPS and cue sheet are here. Thanks to our awesome volunteers we will have mid run AND post run drinks! Thanks Bonnie and Alex!

There will be a club happy hour on June 16th at Ireland Four Courts at 6 PM – please come out, we will be voting on the club timing and van options.

Half marathon/10 mile and marathon training programs are on the website and start the first week of July! Please sign up to run or coach if interested.

Book club is this Sunday! The book is "Running Man" by Charlie Engle.

Happy running!

Megan

 

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