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.

To receive weekly SLR updates via email, please log in and check your email subscriptions.

Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
12/12/20 16.25 Battery Kemble - Georgetown Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
12/19/20 10 Christmas Tree Run Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
12/26/20 16 Capital Cresecent Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
1/2/20 12 Piney Branch Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
1/9/21 14 MBT Catholic Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
1/16/21 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet GPS
N/A 
1/23/21 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop Cue Sheet & GPS N/A 
1/30/21 12 Normanstone - Klingle Cue Sheet & GPS N/A 

VIRTUAL - SLR July 25 - 14 Miles

Hi Runners,

Don’t forget to map out your Strava art! I recommend using https://www.plotaroute.com/uploadroute. It is easy to use and gives you step by step directions you can use to run your route.

Then join the DCRR SLR Facebook group and post your route to motivate others! (It can be abstract art

 

SLR - Virtual - 13 Miles

Hi Runners,

Don’t forget to map out your Strava art! I mapped my route on https://www.plotaroute.com/uploadroute and it was pretty simple and fun. It also gives you step by step directions you can use to run your route.

Then join the DCRR SLR Facebook group and share your route!

You can also use the Facebook group for connecting with other runners in a self-organized, small, and unofficial capacity if you feel safe to do so. Please remember to be smart and transparent about your risk tolerance. If you wish to connect, please share when and where you plan to run along with your preferred pace and distance.

If you want to continue with the planned routes they are on the website!

Have a great weekend,

Megan

 

DCRR SLR Facebook Group and Strava Art

Hi Runners,

Since we can’t meet in a large group, I have been thinking of ways to make long runs more fun and hold ourselves accountable. My solution? Strava art!

What is Strava art? The Festivus run is a great example, and there are some really creative examples in this article. How do you make Strava art?

  • Join the DCRR SLR Facebook group
  • Sign up for Strava (it is free) or use a smartwatch that maps your routes
  • Plan your route
  • Run while tracking your route on your watch or with your phone using the Strava app
  • Take a screen shot of your art and share it with the Facebook group and on Strava!
  • Questions? Please feel free to reach out to me.

Keep your eyes peeled for an August challenge with some fun prizes!

You can also use the Facebook group for connecting with other runners in a self-organized, small, and unofficial capacity if you feel safe to do so. Please remember to be smart and transparent about your risk tolerance. If you wish to connect, please share when and where you plan to run along with your preferred pace and distance.

Thoughts and suggestions are welcome! I have never done Strava art and am excited to give it a try

 

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