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
2/20/21 15 Mt. Vernon - Hains Point Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
2/27/21 16 Capital Cresent Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
3/6/21 18 King St. Metro Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
3/13/21 20 Marine Corp Marathon Mock Route Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
3/20/21 14 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
3/27/21 12 Piney Branch Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
4/3/21 14 MBT Catholic Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
4/10/21 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet GPS N/A
4/17/21 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
4/24/21 15 Iron Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
5/1/21 12 RFK Cue Sheet GPS N/A
5/8/21 15 Long Bridge Park Cue Sheet & GPS N/A 
5/15/21 13 Southeast DC Cue Sheet & GPS N/A 
5/22/21 12 Pentagon Army Navy
Cue Sheet & GPS N/A 

VIRTUAL - SLR December 19 - 10 Miles

Hi All,

This week’s run is the 10 mile Christmas Tree run! The cue sheet and gps links are here.

You can still participate in December bingo! We have already had two winners! Updated directions are below. The square for winter solstice is coming up and the days will start getting longer from there!!

Due to the predicted Snowstorm, we have decided to extend the time when you can run the 2020 DCRRC "Secret Santa" Holiday Relays until Sunday December 20th! More information on the website: https://www.dcroadrunners.org/home.html.

We know 2020 has been an unusual year, but we still want to recognize outstanding club members. We're keeping the traditional award categories for now, but may merge or alter them after nominations are received. Submit your nominations here. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards. The deadline is January 3, 2021. For previous winners check here.

Our holiday costume contest usually held at the relays event will be virtual this year. Send a photo of your holiday running attire to membership@dcroadrunners.org anytime between December 1-18. Entries will be posted on the club Facebook page and members can vote until December 24th. The first 5 entries received get a DCRRC face mask. Prizes TBD.

Wishing you a happy holiday season!

Megan

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How do you join in December Bingo fun?

1) Download a copy of the bingo card (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10PqEDfNKVB8DNbKOVgswqZjKPoswvCoIe6pDdbcwS1I/edit?usp=sharing) File > Download > Microsoft Excel

2) Each time you are out running see if you can cross out a bingo square or two or three! "Cross out" your bingo square by putting the date you completed the square.

3) Complete 4 out of 5 rows horizontally or 4 out of 5 rows vertically and get BINGO!

4) Email me your completed bingo card at: megan@dcroadrunners.org! The first 10 people to get bingo will receive a mask!

If you are part of the Facebook group we can also use that as a platform for asking for tips on where to find specific items, sending pictures and spreading cheer, and posting completed bingo cards for inspiration!

Please email me if you would like me to send you the excel version of the bingo card directly!

 

VIRTUAL - SLR December 5 - 15 miles - Mt Vernon - Hains Point

Hi Runners,

The suggested distance this week is 15 miles. The route is Mt Vernon Trail – Hains Point and the cue sheet and GPS links are here.

2019 Award Nominations are here! Take some time to recognize outstanding club members. We're keeping the traditional award categories for now, but may merge or alter them after nominations are received. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards. The deadline is January 3, 2021. Submit your nominations here. Previous award winners are listed here.

Our holiday costume contest usually held at the Holiday Relays event will be virtual this year. Send a photo of your holiday running attire to membership@dcroadrunners.org anytime between December 1-18. Entries will be posted on the club Facebook page and members can vote until December 24th. The first 5 entries received get a DCRRC face mask. Prizes TBD.

December Bingo is still on! Don’t forget to continue filling out your card! Details from last week are below.

1) Download a copy of the bingo card (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10PqEDfNKVB8DNbKOVgswqZjKPoswvCoIe6pDdbcwS1I/edit?usp=sharing) File > Download > Microsoft Excel

2) Each time you are out running see if you can cross out a bingo square or two or three! "Cross out" your bingo square by putting the date you completed the square.

3) Complete 4 out of 5 rows (horizontal or vertical, consecutive or not) and get BINGO!

4) Email me your completed bingo card at:megan@dcroadrunners.org! The first 10 people to get bingo will recieve a mask!

If you are part of the Facebook group we can also use that as a platform for asking for tips on where to find specific items, sending pictures and spreading cheer, and posting completed bingo cards for inspiration!

Thanks,

Megan

 

December Bingo!

Hi All,

In case you are losing track of time like me, December starts tomorrow! With December comes a new challenge - DECEMBER BINGO!

How do you join in the fun?

1) Download a copy of the bingo card (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10PqEDfNKVB8DNbKOVgswqZjKPoswvCoIe6pDdbcwS1I/edit?usp=sharing) File > Download > Microsoft Excel

2) Each time you are out running see if you can cross out a bingo square or two or three! "Cross out" your bingo square by putting the date you completed the square.

3) Complete 4 out of 5 rows (horizontal or vertical, consecutive or not) and get BINGO!

4) Email me your completed bingo card at: megan@dcroadrunners.org! The first 10 people to get bingo will recieve a mask!

If you are part of the Facebook group we can also use that as a platform for asking for tips on where to find specific items, sending pictures and spreading cheer, and posting completed bingo cards for inspiration!

Please email me if you would like me to send you the excel version of the bingo card directly!

Megan

 

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