Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is at 7:00 AM on 10/1. On 10/8 we will switch to 8 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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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

Post Run: Peter

10/1 18 National Arboretum Cue Sheet & GPS

 Mid Run: Jenny T

 Post Run: Kirsten

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 - May 21 - 6 AM START - Battery Kemble Loops

Hi Runners,

Saturday is going to be VERY hot with a low of 74, so we are meeting at 6 AM. This is hot for anytime of the year, but especially spring when we haven’t had much time to acclimate. Please be smart – carry water, adjust the length of your planned route to match the weather, and listen to your body on the run.

The run this week is Battery Kemble Loops! It is 16 miles route that is easy to shorten. The GPS and cue sheet are here. To run 14 miles, run to the base of the two loops, skip the loops and turn back. Otherwise you can run an out and back at any point on the route.

Big shout out to Sydney for bringing post run drinks this week - we will need them! We are looking for post run drink volunteers, so please email me to sign up!

The bunion derby kicks off June 5th with DCRRC Women's Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K! Registration is open here and we are always looking for volunteers!

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - May 21 - TIME CHANGE - 6 AM

Hi Runners!

SLR will be at 6 AM on Saturday May 21. The weather this weekend is looking unseasonably warm with a low between Friday and Saturday of 73 degrees. Please plan your weekend and long run length accordingly, this would be a hot one even for July!

My regularly scheduled email will come later this week, but wanted to give you a heads up on the weather now!

Thanks,

Megan

 

SLR - May 14 - Mt. Vernon

Hi Runners,

The run this week is an out and back on Mt. Vernon Trail! It is an up to 20 mile route where you can turn around at a point that makes sense for you and your training, so please ask others how far they are going at the start tomorrow to find a group that works for you! The GPS and cue sheet are here.

We are looking for post run drink volunteers, so please email me to sign up!

The bunion derby kicks off June 5th with DCRRC Women's Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K! Registration is open here and we are always looking for volunteers!

Happy running!

Megan

 

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