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!

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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 7 - Capital Crescent

Hello Saturday Runners!

Your route this week is out and back on the Capital Crescent Trail (downloads: cue sheet and GPS) for a recommended distance of 14 miles. You can easily modify this route to be any distance you like, but just turning around at your own desired halfway point for the run. If you're going for 14 miles, the turnaround point at 7 miles will be just after the overpass at River Rd. I'm again out of town this weekend, but Coach Jonny will be there to get the run started for both SLR and MTP!

Thank you James Sledge for post-run drinks and Miguel Matta for mid-run drinks! Miguel will be located along the Capital Crescent Trail, roughly 6 miles from the starting point.

We are in need of more volunteers in August and beyond for post-run drinks as well as mid-run drinks including next week, 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 June 30 - RFK

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route on Saturday the 30th is out & back to RFK (downloads: cue sheet and GPS) for 12 miles. If you'd like to shorten the run you can simply turn around sooner before you get to RFK stadium, or if you'd like to add distance there any number of easy ways to do so. One possible option - if you take a left at 15th St on your way back just before the Washington Monument, follow Ohio Dr down around Hains Point, and return to the route on Memorial Bridge this will add about 4 miles to make it a 16 mile run total. I'm out of town this weekend, but Coach Jonny will be there to get the run started for both SLR and MTP!

Thanks again this week to both James Sledge for post-run drinks and Ted Logothetti for mid-run drinks! Ted will be located on East Capitol St, near Lincoln Park, which you'll pass at roughly 5 and 7 miles into the run.

We are in need of more volunteers in August and beyond for post-run drinks as well as mid-run drinks starting next week, 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 June 23 - Rock Creek Park

Hello Saturday Runners!

Though you've probably seen the jump-start program with us for the last few weeks, this Saturday 6/23 is the beginning of the club's official marathon training program targeting MCM - please welcome the newcomers you'll be running with! This week's route is out & back on the Rock Creek Park trail (downloads: cue sheet and GPS), for a recommended distance of 10 miles at the beginning of the training program. As this is an out & back route, it's easy to add or subtract any amount of distance that you'd like by picking your own turn-around point. To get 10 miles, you'll be turning around at approximately the lower entrance to the Zoo.

Thanks go to James Sledge for post-run drinks this week! Ted Logothetti will be providing mid-run drinks as well, located at the intersection of Rock Creek Pkwy and Virginia Ave, so you'll get a chance to stop at both 2.5 mi and 7.5 mi if you're going for 10 miles total.

We are in need of more volunteers in August and beyond for post-run drinks as well as mid-run drinks after next week, 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

 

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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
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