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
1/9/21 14 MBT Catholic Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
1/16/21 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet GPS
N/A 
1/23/21 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop Cue Sheet & GPS N/A 
1/30/21 12 Normanstone - Klingle Cue Sheet & GPS N/A 
2/6/21 14 Marymount Chain Bridge Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
2/13/21 18 National Arboretum Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
2/20/21 15 Mt. Vernon - Hains Point Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
2/27/21 16 Capital Cresent Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
3/6/21 18 King St. Metro Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
3/13/21 20 Marine Corp Marathon Mock Route Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
3/20/21 14 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
3/27/21 12 Piney Branch Cue Sheet & GPS N/A

VIRTUAL - SLR August 22 - 18 Miles

Hi Runners,

Don't forget to participate in the August SLR Challenge! The price is a DC Road Runners mask! Get ready to mix running and creativity by picking a creative route and writing a description of the route/your experience/whatever you want. Kam has won the challenge twice now, great job Kam!

If following the Marathon Training Program schedule, the recommended long run distance this week is 18 miles. But again, all distances are welcome for this challenge! The original route plans are also on the website.

How do you participate?

  • Plan your run for the weekend. All distances welcome! Abstract art is welcome too!
  • Post in the Facebook group. Please include your route and a description. The more creative the better!
  • Vote! Log into Facebook and like posts you find most creative to vote for them.
  • The person whose post gets the most likes by the following Wednesday at 5 PM wins a mask!

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions! If you have ideas for how I can best help you and the group, I am open to all ideas!

Megan

 

VIRTUAL - SLR August 15

Hi Runners,

Don't forget to participate in the August SLR Challenge! Get ready to mix running and creativity by picking a creative route and writing a description of the route/your experience/whatever you want. Each week, the winner will receive a DC Road Runners facemask! Kam won the challenge last week with a clever sneaker-shaped route, congrats Kam!

If following the Marathon Training Program schedule, the recommended long run distance this week is 15 miles. But again, all distances are welcome for this challenge! The original route plans are also on the website.

How do you participate?

  • Plan your run for the weekend. All distances welcome! Abstract art is welcome too!
  • Post in the Facebook group. Please include your route and a description. The more creative the better!
  • Vote! Log into Facebook and like posts you find most creative to vote for them.
  • The person whose post gets the most likes by the following Wednesday at 5 PM wins a mask!

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions!  If you have ideas for how I can best help you and the group, I am open to all ideas!

Megan

 

VIRTUAL - SLR August 8 - 12 miles

Hi Runners,

Don't forget to participate in the August SLR Challenge! Get ready to mix running and creativity by picking a creative route and writing a description of the route/your experience/whatever you want. Each week, the winner will receive a DC Road Runners facemask! Nate won the challenge last week, congrats Nate!

If following the Marathon Training Program schedule, the recommended long run distance this week is 12 miles. But again, all distances are welcome for this challenge! The original route plans are also on the website.

How do you participate?

  1. Plan your run for the weekend. All distances welcome! Abstract art is welcome too!
  2. Post in the Facebook group. Please include your route and a description. The more creative the better!
  3. Vote! Log into Facebook and like posts you find most creative to vote for them.
  4. The person whose post gets the most likes by the following Wednesday at 5 PM wins a mask!

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions!

Megan

 

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