Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is now 8:00 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, 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 Mike if you have any other questions that are not covered.

We are always looking for volunteers to bring post-run beverages for the group, and mid-run beverages during the summer. To help with beverages, please check out the schedule of needs below and email Mike to book your slot. More info on what you need to do as a volunteer (it's easy!) is on our FAQ page. If you regularly take part in SLR then you should also be volunteering!

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

Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post-Run Beverages Group Lead Sub
1/19/2019 15 Iron Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS Emily R. Jonny P. 
1/26/2019 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop (new route!) Coming Soon Kenneth R. Volunteer Needed!
2/2/2019 13 Cathedral - Clintons Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Jonny P.
2/9/2019 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Mike's Expected Return!
2/16/2019 20 C&O Canal Towpath Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
2/23/2019 14.5 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/2/2019 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/9/2019  23  Big Loop (With Detour) Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/16/2019 16 Mt Vernon - Hains Point T Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/23/2019  20 Custis to W&OD Trail Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/30/2019 13 Glover Archbold Pandas Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
4/6/2019 10 GWK Shady Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  

SLR July 28 - Marymount Chain Bridge

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route on July 28 will be the 14 mile loop to Marymount Chain Bridge (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). You can shorten this route to 12 miles by returning over the Key Bridge instead of Memorial Bridge, or further shorten it to 10 miles by continuing straight on Military Rd all the way to Old Glebe Rd in addition to returning on the Key Bridge. For going beyond 14, you'll wind up on the C&O Canal Towpath in the second half, where you can add on practically unlimited flat(ish) miles. It looks like we have a chance of rain on Saturday morning, but that should be no surprise with how things have been going lately, so gear up and I'll see you at SLR!

Thank you Don Junta for post-run drinks this week, and Lindsey Wray for mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located about 6.5 miles into the route, on N Old Glebe Rd near Fort Ethan Allen Park.

We're now actually in good shape with volunteers for the next couple weeks, but will need more help in September and beyond for both post-run drinks and mid-run drinks, so please let me know if you can help with either of these. 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 more info on how volunteering works, please first see the SLR FAQ, and after that send me an email if you'd like any additional details.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR July 21 - Southeast DC

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route this week is 13 miles along the Southeast DC loop (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to shorten the run while still starting off along the same route as the group, one way to do this is to hop onto the Metro back to Rosslyn. You can choose between a couple stops along the way - Potomac Ave is at about 8 miles, or Smithsonian is at about 10.5 miles. Both Coach Jonny and I are out of town this week, but you're in good hands this week with Coach Big Guy who will be there to kick off the run!

Thank you Bobby Beasley for post-run drinks this week, and Shawn & Katherine Zeller for mid-run drinks! This week's mid-run drinks will be located on Anacostia Dr. near the rec center, at about 7 miles into the run.

We are in need of more volunteers in September and beyond for post-run drinks as well as mid-run drinks for a number of weeks throughout the saeason, so please let me know if you can help with either of these. 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 more info on how volunteering works, please first see the SLR FAQ, and after that send me an email if you'd like any additional details.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR July 14 - Pentagon Army Navy

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week we have a 12 mile run scheduled on the Pentagon Army Navy route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like additional distance you can take a right after reaching the Mt Vernon Trail and head toward Old Town for as long as you like. Alternately, you can add on laps of Roosevelt Island on your way back for just over 1 mile per lap. If you return directly to Iwo Jima from memorial bridge on your way back rather than continuing up to Rosslyn, it will cut about 1 mile off of the route. I can't make it to the run this week unfortunately, but Coach Jonny will be there kick things off!

Thank you Bobby Beasley for post-run drinks this week! Unfortunately we will not have mid-run drinks provided along the route this week due to lack of a volunteer.

We are in need of more volunteers in August and beyond for post-run drinks as well as mid-run drinks including this week (tomorrow), so please let me know if you can help with either of these. 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 more info on how volunteering works, please first see the SLR FAQ, and after that send me an email if you'd like any additional details.

Happy running,

Mike

 

Page 9 of 296

Upcoming Events

DCRRC JFK 20K and MLK 5K
Sat, Jan 26th, 2019, @9:00am
DCRRC Langley 8K
Sat, Feb 9th, 2019, @10:00am
DCRRC George Washington's Birthday Marathon and Relay
Sun, Feb 17th, 2019, @10:00am
February Happy Hour
Thu, Feb 21st, 2019, @6:30pm
Club Challenge 10M Race
Sun, Feb 24th, 2019, @8:00am
DCRRC Burke Lake 12K
Sun, Mar 3rd, 2019, @10:00am
 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.