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 - Oct 1 - 18 Mile - National Arboretum

Hi Runners!

We are meeting at 7 AM this weekend: 10/1. After this weekend (starting 10/8) SLR will be meeting at 8 AM for the rest of the winter. Marathon and 10 miler training folks, please differ to your respective coaches on start times. I wanted to give people at over a week to plan for the change. 

The run this weekend is the National Arboretum route! The cue sheets and gps are here. I really like this one because it is a little different than our typical routes! It will be rainy this weekend so make sure your good socks are clean!

Thanks to Jenny for mid-run drinks! She will be located in the parking area right by the administrative building. This is where you pass at miles 7, 10.25, and 11.25. Thanks to Kirsten for the post run drinks!

Upcoming volunteer oppotunities for MCM 50K water stop, SLR post run drinks, and Alexandria Turkey Trot! Check out the website or upcoming membership newsletter for more details!

Huge thanks to Sarah for creating a fall 2022 race tracker! Sign up to connect with other club members and allow us to publicize how great you raced on social media!

The next bookclub book will be in December and it looks good! Check out Ghost Runner: The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn't Stop.

See you soon!



SLR - Sep 24 - Mock MCM - 16 miles

Hi Runners,

The run this week is the 16 mile Mock Marine Corp Marathon route! The GPS and cue sheet are here. Donna will be at the tidal basin parking lot with her famous mid run drinks and snacks! I am out of town but Nate will be there to kick you off!

The National Capital 20 miler, 5 miler and Doggy 1 mile Dash is this Sunday the 25th! Good luck to those of you racing it!

The next book for book club is "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins! The book club meets on Sep 18th!

Happy running!




SLR - September 17 - Cathedral Clintons - 13 miles

Hi Runners,

The run this week is the 13 mile Cathedral Clintons loop! The GPS and cue sheet are here. Thank you to Peter for post run drinks! I am out of town but Nate will be there to kick you off!

Registration is now open for the National Capital 20 miler, 5 miler and Doggy 1 mile Dash! The race takes place Sep 25th.

The next book for book club is "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins! The book club meets on Sep 18th!

Happy running!



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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.