Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is at 7:00 AM for the rest of the summer. 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 Anna if you have any other questions that are not covered.

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Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
9/2 14 Capital Crescent Cue Sheet & GPS  Bonnie Harvey Mid: Bill Wheeler and Julie Powell
9/9 16 The Awakening (New Route!) Cue Sheet & GPS Ken Strazzeri Mid: Jana Bravo Mid: Bob and Ida Draim
9/16 20 Big Loop Cue Sheet & GPS  Bonnie Harvey Mid: Sean Hicks
9/23 18 Rock Creek MBT Cue Sheet & GPS   Sean Hicks Mid: Priscilla Sandoli
9/30 16 Mock MCM Cue Sheet & GPS  Ken Strazzeri
10/7 22 North Anacostia (New Route!) Cue Sheet & GPS Coming Soon Mid: Lisa Towell
10/14 14 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS  
10/21 10 Cemetery Loop Cue Sheet & GPS  
10/28 12 RFK Cue Sheet & GPS  

SLR - Jan 28 - 17 miles - NEW - Rock Creek MBT

Hi Runners,

The route this week is BRAND NEW. Big thanks to Carl for submitting it! He also designed Iron Triangle so you have been warned



Hi Runners,

The route this week is mixing it up and staying in Virginia. It is Long Bridge Park, a 15 mile loop due South. The cue sheet and gps files are here. I have been under the weather and plan to sleep in, but Coach Big Guy and Jill will be there to kick you off. I hope you enjoy the Mt. Vernon trail!

I am having technical difficulties updating the cue sheet hosted on AWS, but there is a minor change at mile 3.8. Coach Big Guy has the updated Cue Sheet. The Plot a Route link is correct and you can download updated GPS file from there.

The change is instead of going south at at 3.8, take a left to go North on the pedestrian path. Loop around the Long Bridge Aquatics center; there's a water station at the southeast corner of the building. Tank up if you'd like. Continue on the pedestrian path into Crystal City and continue through Crystal City on Crystal Drive.

The next club race is the DCRRC Langley 8K on February 4th.

The George Washington's Birthday Marathon and Marathon Relay will take place on 2/19! Mark your calendars for racing or volunteering.

Consider running the RRCA Club Challenge 10-Miler on Sunday, February 26! Registration is now open, so please sign up here. (NB: if you signed up using last week’s link, we are working to make sure you are listed on DCRRC’s roster, not Howard County’s, and to getting your $20 refunded.) DCRRC pays the entire registration fee and provides transportation to Columbia, MD.

Happy running!



SLR - Jan 14 - 13 miles - MacArthur-Spring Valley Loop

Hi Runners,

The route this week is hilly again! It is the 13 mile MacArthur-Spring Valley Loop. The cue sheet and gps files are here.

Best of luck to those of you running the DCRRC JFK 20K and MLK 5K on Saturday we will miss you at SLR! The next club race is the DCRRC Langley 8K.

The George Washington's Birthday Marathon and Marathon Relay will take place on 2/19! Mark your calendars for racing or volunteering.

We also have the fun RRCA 10-mile club challenge on Feb 26th! Registration is open and you can do so here. Note: you MUST be an active club member to participate so don't forget to renew your membership!

Happy running and happy new year!



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