Iwo Jima Memorial

Welcome!  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 or post-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
7/4/2020 14 Capital Crescent Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
7/11/2020 12 Pentagon - Army Navy Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
7/18/2020 13 Normanstone-Klingle Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
7/25/2020 14 Marymount Chain Bridge Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
8/1/2020 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns

SLR January 4 - Pentagon - Army Navy

Hello Saturday Runners!

Happy New Year! Thanks to Mike for leading SLR for the past 5 years, he has done a great job.

To kick off the new year, the morning of January 4th, we will be doing the 12 mile Pentagon - Army Navy run (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to adjust the length of this route, you can add on by running out and back on Mt. Vernon trail.

Thank you Anna for post-run drinks this week! We will need more volunteers in February and the end of March onward, so please let me know when you can help. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up to date on the SLR web page, and you can email me at megan@dcroadrunners.org any time to book your slot. For general info on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email if you have any other specific questions.

Nominations for 2019 club awards (presented at the Club Banquet in March 2020) will be accepted until January 5, 2020. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards, and self-nominations (anonymous or not) are allowed. Also, we have added a grand-masters (60+) category to the awards this year. This is your annual chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of all the great runners with us every week at SLR!

We're looking for more volunteers to staff the upcoming Al Lewis Ten Miler, on Saturday January 11, so please sign up to help there if you can.

Megan

 

SLR December 28 - Festivus Run

Hello Saturday Runners!

For the final SLR of 2019 tomorrow morning on December 28, we will be doing the 14 mile Festivus Run (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to adjust the length of this route, you can run either longer or shorter up and back on 16th St, to create either a taller or shorter Strava-art Festivus pole.

In addition to the final SLR of 2019, this is the final week I will be your SLR leader. I've had a great time over the last five years planning out the routes and running them with everyone on Saturday mornings, and I'll still be out there whenever I can, but I'm looking to simplify weekly commitments with my wife and I expecting our first baby in February! You'll be in good hands in 2020 with Megan, and you can now contact her at megan@dcroadrunners.org for anything SLR related.

Thank you Kenneth Riley for post-run drinks this week! We will need more volunteers in February and beyond, so please let me know when you can help. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up to date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For general info on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email if you have any other specific questions.

Nominations for 2019 club awards (presented at the Club Banquet in March 2020) will be accepted until January 5, 2020. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards, and self-nominations (anonymous or not) are allowed. Also, we have added a grand-masters (60+) category to the awards this year. This is your annual chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of all the great runners with us every week at SLR!

We're looking for more volunteers to staff the upcoming Al Lewis Ten Miler, on Saturday January 11, so please sign up to help there if you can.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR December 21 - Christmas Tree Run

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's SLR is the annual Christmas Tree Run (downloads: cue sheet and GPS)! The route goes past a few of DC's largest and/or most well known trees, at the White House, City Center, Union Station, and the Capitol. As mapped the route is 10 miles, but if you'd like to run 12 miles to match MTP's scheduled distance then I'd suggest taking a left on E. Capitol St. as you're heading south on 1st St NE, and running out and back to Lincoln Park (13th St NE) before resuming the route.

Thank you Kenneth Riley for post-run drinks this week! We will need more volunteers in February and beyond, so please let me know when you can help. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up to date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For general info on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email if you have any other specific questions.

Nominations for 2019 club awards (presented at the Club Banquet in March 2020) will be accepted until January 5, 2020. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards, and self-nominations (anonymous or not) are allowed. Also, we have added a grand-masters (60+) category to the awards this year. This is your annual chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of all the great runners with us every week at SLR!

Happy running,

Mike

 

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