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
8/17/2019 15 Long Bridge Park Cue Sheet & GPS Emily & Kenneth R. Tan Z.
8/24/2019 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop Coming Soon Jill B. Michael R.
8/31/2019 13 Normanstone Klingle Cue Sheet & GPS Jill B. Shawn & Kate Z.
9/7/2019 16 Mock MCM Cue Sheet & GPS Emily & Kenneth R. Paul M.
9/14/2019 20 C&O Canal Towpath Cue Sheet & GPS Emily & Kenneth R. Jerry M.
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 Coming Soon 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 Volunteer Needed! N/A

SLR January 26 - Route Change - Mt Vernon Trail

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's long run, on Saturday January 26, was originally scheduled as a new route looping both banks of the Anacostia River, however due to an expected small crowd (with the JFK 20K / MLK 5K on Saturday), as well as all of our usual long run group leaders out of town, the new route will be postponed. Instead, this week's route is out & back on the Mt. Vernon Trail (downloads: cue sheet and GPS), which can be easily adapted to any distance that fits your training needs. The Marathon Training Program's recommended distance this week is 18 miles, which would take you down to Jones Point Park beneath the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. For any other distance, longer or shorter, you can adjust your turn-around point accordingly.

Thank you Kenneth Riley for post-run drinks this week, and Eunja Rau for filling in for me! We currently do not have any more volutneers scheculed for post-run drinks, so drinks will not resume until another volunteer steps up - please let me know ASAP if you can help. 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 looking for a bit of mid-winter motivation, the club's annual George Washington's Birthday Marathon is coming up soon on February 17! The race includes options for a full marathon, as well as a three-runner relay, and registration includes free digital race photos, great food and finisher medals once you cross the finish line, and over $1500 in awards money to be distributed. The course includes 13 aid stations roughly every 2 miles, and is a USATF certified Boston qualifier. Even if you're not racing, we'd love to see you there as a volunteer, which you also register for via the race website linked above.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR January 19 - Iron Triangle

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route is the 15 mile Iron Triangle (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). While there's again some frozen weather in the forecast this weekend, it looks like that shouldn't arrive until Saturday afternoon, so there's no impact to SLR expected at this point.

Thank you Emily Riley for post-run drinks this week, and Jonny Pellish for filling in for me! We will need more volunteers after next week, so please let me know when you can help. 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 January 12 - Piney Branch

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route this week will be the 12 mile loop to Piney Branch (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). For a shorter route covering similar ground I'd suggest going out & back on Rock Creek Park, or to extend the route to 16 miles you can continue up 16th St past Military Rd to Joyce Rd, returning via Beach Drive or Ross Drive. There's some snow in the forecast for this weekend, but at this point it is't predicted to start until Saturday afternoon, so it isn't expected to have any impact on SLR.

Thank you Emily Riley for post-run drinks this week, and Jonny Pellish for filling in for me! We will need more volunteers after next week, so please let me know when you can help. 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

 

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