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.

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
6/27/2020 12 RFK Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
7/4/2020 14 Capital Crescent Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
7/11/2020 12 Pentagon - Army Navy Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
7/18/2020 13 Normanstone-Klingle Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
7/25/2020 14 Marymount Chain Bridge Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
8/1/2020 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns

SLR September 5 - MacArthur AU Loop

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route on September 5 will be a new one that I'm adding to our rotation for the first time this week, to mix up our options for 20 mile runs. This route will take us out along the Towpath into MD and then back in to DC on the MacArthur AU Loop (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). For the new route, take a look at the map and directions in advance, and if you have a navigation-capable watch, you can pre-load the above linked GPS file. You can shorten the route somewhat to just over 17 miles by cutting the AU portion, and returning all the way straight down MacArthur Blvd to Foxhall Rd and into Georgetown.

Thank you Kyle Edgerton for post-run drinks, and Liz Ozeki for this week's mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located just after 11 miles, at a roadside parking area on MacArthur Blvd. We're now covered for drinks through all runs currently on the schedule, so thanks to all the volunteers! If you can help with post-run drinks in November and beyond, please feel free to send me an email to pre-claim your slot before I post an extended schedule. 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.

If you're on a club race team or would like to represent our colors in your upcoming races this fall, Deborah will be at SLR this week with navy blue club singlets. If you have one that doesn't fit, you can also get a swap at this time too (as long as you bring a clean one to exchange!)

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR September 28 - Arlington Triangle

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday on September 28, our route will be the classic 16 mile Arlington Triangle (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). Note that along the Custis trail there's a trail closure near the I-66 underpass near Westover Park and the W&OD intersection, but there's an easy detour which will hardly add any distance. Since this is a loop route, your best bet to shorten it to less than 16 miles would be to just run out & back on the route along Mt. Vernon Trail and beyond, up to half of your target distance.

Thank you Kyle Edgerton for post-run drinks, and Kate Scott for this week's mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located at the W&OD trailhead in Shirlington, at about 7 miles. We're now covered for drinks through all runs currently on the schedule, so thanks to all the volunteers! If you can help with post-run drinks in November and beyond, please feel free to send me an email to pre-claim your slot before I post an extended schedule. 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.

If you can't make it to SLR, this Sunday on 9/29, DCRRC will be putting on the National Capital 20 Miler and 5 Miler races. This is a great tune-up race for fall marathons, and your last opportunity to volunteer for the Bunion Derby. For complete info and registration, follow the link above.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR September 21 - Ross Drive

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week on September 21, we will be running the 14.5 mile Ross Drive route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to either shorten or lengthen the route, you can either add or remove 3.5 miles by skipping or adding a second loop of Beach Drive to Ross Drive. Though it will heat up some later in the day, we're finally getting a taste of fall this Saturday morning with sunny skies, dew point in the 50s, and morning temperature around 60 - so it should be a great day for a long run on my personal favorite of the many SLR routes we have in rotation!

Thanks this week to Kyle Edgerton for post-run drinks, and Matt Hoffman for mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located at Pierce Mill, which you'll pass twice at about 5 and 9.5 miles. We're now completely covered for drinks through all runs currently on the schedule, so thanks to all the volunteers! If you can help with post-run drinks in November and beyond, please feel free to send me an email to pre-claim your slot before I post an extended schedule. 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.

Coming up next week on 9/29, DCRRC will be putting on the National Capital 20 Miler and 5 Miler races. This is a great tune-up race for fall marathons, and your last opportunity to volunteer for the Bunion Derby. For complete info and registration, follow the link above.

Happy running,

Mike

 

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