Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is at 8:00 AM for the rest of the winter. 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
3/4 14  Ross Drive  Cue Sheet & GPS  Eunja
3/11 10   RFK (actually 12, but easy to turn around)  Cue Sheet & GPS  Eunja
3/18 (up to) 20 C&O canal out and back Cue Sheet GPS Eunja
3/25 18 National Arboretum Cue Sheet & GPS  Eunja
4/1 13 Cathedral Clintons Cue Sheet & GPS  
4/8 11.75 Water Route Cue Sheet & GPS  

SLR - Dec 16 - 10 miles

Hi Runners,

Happy Friday! The run tomorrow is the festive Christmas Tree Run! The cue sheet and gps files are here. We stop along the route and take pictures at all the Christmas trees throughout DC! It is really fun and relaxed, so please come out! The route doesn’t have the tree at the Canadian Embassy, but we stopped there last year and it was worth it. To get to the Canadian Embassy from the Capitol tree, run up along the Capital reflecting pool and take a left on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Embassy will be on your right. If you make it to 6th St NW, you went too far.

If you want to add on you can go out and back on the Mt Vernon trail at the end!

There were no volunteers for post run drinks so please plan accordingly.

Upcoming club events include the DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K on Jan 1st and the DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler on Jan 7th!

Happy Running,



SLR - December 10 - 14 miles - Festivus Run

Hi Runners,

Happy Friday! The run tomorrow is the 14 mile Festivus Run! The cue sheet and gps files are here. It has a little Strava Art component so it you haven't run it before, I recommen's looking at the map in advance. To shorten the run and keep the art, you can just turn around anytime after the spokes at mile 5.5. If you are like me and haven't watched Sienfeld, more on Festivus here. 

I am out of town so big thanks to Nate for kicking you off.

There were no volunteers for post run drinks so please plan accordingly. 

Upcoming club events include the Bread run on Sunday, a really fun event worth checking out here. Book club is also Sunday! 




SLR - Dec 3 - 13 miles - MacArthur Blvd Loop

Hi Runners!

The run this weekend is the 13 mile MacArthur Blvd. Loop route. You can keep it to 10 miles with the Marthon Training Program by running the first 5 miles of the route on the Capital Crescent Trail and turning around right when you would exit onto Massachsetts Ave. The cue sheet and gps files are here. 

Thanks to Christie and Rodrigo for post run drinks! I am out of town next weekend and there are no volunteers, so if anyone can get the bins and bring drinks next week please let me know!

The Gar Williams Half Marathon is on Sunday and the Bread Run is Dec 11th. Please consider volunteering! Book club is also Dec 11th at 4 PM!




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