Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is now 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, 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 Mid-Run Beverages
9/21/2019 14 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS Kyle E. Matt H.
9/28/2019 16 Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS Kyle E. Kate S.
10/5/2019 20 MacArthur AU Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Kyle E. Liz O.
10/12/2019 14 MBT Catholic Cue Sheet & GPS Kyle E. N/A
10/19/2019 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Eiko S. N/A

SLR March 16 - Mt Vernon - Hains Point T

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route on Saturday, March 16 will be the Mt Vernon - Hains Point T (downloads: cue sheet and GPS), for 15 miles. If you'd like to add any distance to the mapped route, you can continue a little further down the Mt Vernon Trail before turning around to end that leg of the T. For a shorter run, you can turn around earlier on the Mt Vernon leg, or if you entirely skip either the Mt Vernon leg or Hains Point leg it will be about 10 miles. We have a great morning to run coming up this Saturday, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-40s, so I hope to see you all out there!

Thank you Aziz Abdullahi for post-run drinks over the last two weeks! We will need more volunteers in April and beyond, so please let me know when you can help out. 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 March 9 - Big Loop (with Detour)

Hello Saturday Runners!

Good luck to all of our Marathon Training Program participants and SLR regulars who will be running the Rock n Roll DC marathon on Saturday morning! If you're not racing this weekend or have a marathon later in the season, this week's regularly scheduled long run will be the Big Loop (with Detour) (downloads: cue sheet and GPS) for 23 miles. To run less than 23 miles, I'd recommend just turning around when you reach half your distance and making it an out & back. I'm going to be out of town this weekend, but Richard will get things started for you on Saturday morning!

Thank you Aziz Abdullahi for this week's post-run drinks! We will more volunteers in April and beyond, so please let me know when you can help out. 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 March 2 - Chain Bridge Loop

Hello Saturday Runners!

For those of you tapering to run Rock n Roll DC next week, this week's SLR on March 2 will be a little bit shorter than usual, Chain Bridge Loop (downloads: cue sheet and GPS) for 10 miles. If you'd like to extend it to 12 or 14 miles, you can do so by following the Marymount Chain Bridge variation of this route that's also in our regular rotation.

Thank you Jill Brasky for providing post-run drinks for the last two weeks! We will more volunteers in April and beyond, so please let me know when you can help out. 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.

The club's annual banquet and membership meeting is this weekend on Sunday, at Maggiano's in Friendship Heights! If you're still planning to attend but haven't registered yet, you can do so on the club website until noon on Sunday. Families are welcome, and there will be plenty of food included with cash bar available. The program will include presentation of annual awards, election of the following year's board of directors, a state of the club presentation, plus guest speaker Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, one of the world's leading running doctors and creator of the Air Force Efficient Running Program.

Happy running,

Mike

 

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Upcoming Events

DCRRC National Capital 20 Miler and 5 Miler
Sun, Sep 29th, 2019, @7:00am
AAH 5k
Sun, Oct 6th, 2019, @8:00am
Vida Thrive 5K
Sat, Oct 12th, 2019, @8:00am
Kinhaven 5K, 1K Fun Run, and Toddler Dash
Sun, Oct 20th, 2019, @9:00am
October Happy Hour/Bunion Derby Awards
Thu, Oct 24th, 2019, @6:30pm
Board Of Directors Meeting
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