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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Schedule:

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 7 - 16 miles - Battery Kemble Loops

Hi Runners,

First long run of 2023, I hope to see you there! The route is the 16 mile Battery Kemble Loops. The cue sheet and gps files are here. You can shorten the run to 14 miles by skipping the loops within the park, to shorten even more you can run an out and back before reaching the park.

Best of luck to those of you running the DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler on Saturday! The next club race is the DCRRC JFK 20K and MLK 5K on Jan 14th. 

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

Happy running and happy new year!

Megan

 

SLR - December 31 - 14 miles - Marymount Chain Bridge

Hi Runners,

My 2022 was great and I hope yours was too. Come finish off the year with one last long run tomorrow morning at 8 AM! The route is the 14 mile Marymount Chain Bridge loop. The cue sheet and gps files are here.

Upcoming club events include the DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K on Jan 1st and the DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler on Jan 7th!

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

Happy running and happy new year!

Megan

 

SLR - December 24 - 12 miles - Upton Hill

Hi Runners,

The run this weekend is Upton Hill! The cue sheet and gps files are here. I am out of town for the holidays, but Kristin is in town and will kick you off – thanks Kristin!

Edgar volunteered to provide mid-run drinks in the park at mile 5. Keep an eye out for him at a table there and give him a big thanks! There were no volunteers for post run drinks so please plan accordingly.

Upcoming club events include the DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K on Jan 1st and the DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler on Jan 7th!

Happy running and happy holidays!

Megan

 

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