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.


Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
12/12/20 16.25 Battery Kemble - Georgetown Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
12/19/20 10 Christmas Tree Run Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
12/26/20 16 Capital Cresecent Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
1/2/20 12 Piney Branch Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
1/9/21 14 MBT Catholic Cue Sheet & GPS N/A
1/16/21 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet GPS
1/23/21 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop Cue Sheet & GPS N/A 
1/30/21 12 Normanstone - Klingle Cue Sheet & GPS N/A 

SLR June 20 - Virtual - 10 Miles

Hi All,

I hope you and your families are all safe and healthy! I miss running with you and can't wait to resume as soon as it is safe to do so.

A DCRR Membership email went out yesterday to inform us that registration for the fall marathon and 10-miler / half marathon training programs are open! They will be starting virtually and moving to in person as guidelines permit - more details in the links above. If you or someone you know is interested, now is your chance to sign up!

Since SLR generally follows the training program and it isn't super hot yet, now is the time to start ramping up your mileage (if you haven't been putting in miles already)! The recommended distance this week is 10 miles, but please keep in mind your current fitness levels. You know yourself and your current weekly mileage best.

I will not be organizing a run this weekend, however, if you need inspiration or miss Rosslyn and want to do the original plan, it is an out and back on Mt Vernon Trail. The cue sheet and GPS file are linked as well. The turn around point for this route is just after the airport right around the train intersection with Four Mile Run, but you can always go shorter or further depending on how you feel.

Hope to see you soon!



SLR - CANCELLED (Until Further Notice)


Hopefully you saw the club membership email, but we will be suspending official DC Road Runners Club activities until further notice in order to continue to support the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. That being said, stay healthy and keep running! We are lucky enough to love an activity we can do outside and alone. And if you need some motivation, DC Road Runners Club on Strava is a great place to stay connected!

Take care,





Hi Everyone,

In light of recent events, I am sorry to say that SLR is cancelled tomorrow. We will be reevaluating on a week by week basis and I will keep you posted. 

Thank you,



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