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
7/25/2020 14 Marymount Chain Bridge Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
8/1/2020 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet GPS N/A
8/8/2020  12 Piney Branch Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
8/15/20 15  Long Bridge Park Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
8/22/20 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
8/29/20 13 Normanstone - Klingle Cue Sheet & GPS N/A

SLR December 21 - Christmas Tree Run

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's SLR is the annual Christmas Tree Run (downloads: cue sheet and GPS)! The route goes past a few of DC's largest and/or most well known trees, at the White House, City Center, Union Station, and the Capitol. As mapped the route is 10 miles, but if you'd like to run 12 miles to match MTP's scheduled distance then I'd suggest taking a left on E. Capitol St. as you're heading south on 1st St NE, and running out and back to Lincoln Park (13th St NE) before resuming the route.

Thank you Kenneth Riley for post-run drinks this week! We will need more volunteers in February and beyond, so please let me know when you can help. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up to date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For general info on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email if you have any other specific questions.

Nominations for 2019 club awards (presented at the Club Banquet in March 2020) will be accepted until January 5, 2020. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards, and self-nominations (anonymous or not) are allowed. Also, we have added a grand-masters (60+) category to the awards this year. This is your annual chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of all the great runners with us every week at SLR!

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR December 14 - Fort Scott Hill

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route this week, on December 14, is 11 miles to Fort Scott Hill (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to add more distance on this run, an easy way to do so is by continuing further down the Mt Vernon Trail, either before or after heading off through Crystal City. For a shorter run you can turn around at any point before the end (though you'd miss the hill!) since it's an out & back route. Unfortunately there's rain in the forecast for most of the day on Saturday, but at least the temperature shouldn't be too terrible for it, at around 50 deg. I can't make it this weekend, but Coach Jonny will be there to start off both SLR and MTP.

Thank you Mikala Whitaker for post-run drinks this week! We will need more volunteers in February and beyond, so please let me know when you can help. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up to date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For general info on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email if you have any other specific questions.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR December 7 - Rock Creek Park

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route on Saturday, December 7, is an out & back run to Rock Creek Park (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). The scheduled distance is 10 miles, but you can easily modify for as much or as little as you like by simply adjusting the turn-around point. For 10 miles, the turn-around point 5 miles out would be near the Zoo. This week is the kickoff of the winter/spring Marathon Training Program, so please welcome this season's group of trainees to SLR! I'm going to be out of town this week, but Megan will be there to introduce and start off the run for you on Saturday morning.

Thank you Mikala Whitaker for post-run drinks this week! We need a volunteer to cover post-run drinks for the last two weeks of the year, 12/21 and 12/28, and then for February and beyond, so please let me know when you can help. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up to date on the SLR web page, and you can email me any time to book your slot. For general info on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email if you have any other specific questions.

Happy running,

Mike

 

Page 8 of 320

 DCRRlogotypeRRCA member

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.