Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is currently 7:00 am. 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
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
10/1 18 National Arboretum Cue Sheet & GPS  Mid Run: Jenny T
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 - April 30 - MacArthur Spring Valley Loop

Hi All,

Rock Creek is still closed, so this week we will run MacArthur Spring Valley loop! The cue sheet and gps files are here. The weather looks amazing so I am looking forward to this run



Hi All,

The most inconvient part of Rock Creek is still closed, so this week we will run Southeast DC instead! The cue sheet and gps files are here. The wind looks low so this route should be fun!

If you would like to run shorter, you can bring your metro card and mask and catch the metro back to Rosslyn from either the Eastern Market station (at 8.5 miles) or the Smithsonian station (at 10.5 miles), both of which the route will go right past.





SLR - April 23 - Ross Drive

Hi Runners,

Getting this out a bit later because I went down a rabbit hole trying to figure out DC maps! I think that the trail closures are over from what I saw! Has anyone run rock creek recently? If so, can you please email me to confirm before the run?

If the trail looks good, the run this weekend is the 14 mile Ross Drive route. The GPS and cue sheet are here. I love this route so I hope it works out!

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

Happy running!



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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.