Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is now 8:00 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 Group Lead Sub
1/19/2019 15 Iron Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS Emily R. Jonny P. 
1/26/2019 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop (new route!) Coming Soon Kenneth R. Volunteer Needed!
2/2/2019 13 Cathedral - Clintons Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Jonny P.
2/9/2019 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Mike's Expected Return!
2/16/2019 20 C&O Canal Towpath Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
2/23/2019 14.5 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/2/2019 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/9/2019  23  Big Loop (With Detour) Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/16/2019 16 Mt Vernon - Hains Point T Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/23/2019  20 Custis to W&OD Trail Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/30/2019 13 Glover Archbold Pandas Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
4/6/2019 10 GWK Shady Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  

SLR December 1 - Rock Creek Park

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's run is out and back on Rock Creek Park trail (downloads: cue sheet and GPS), for a recommended distance of 10 miles. You can go either as long or as short as you like though, by turning around at half of whatever total distance you'd like. The winter/spring session of the club's Marathon Training Program is kicking off this Saturday as well, so you'll see a return of the trainees and coaches meeting a few minutes before 8:00.

Thank you James Sledge for post-run drinks this week, and Jonny Pellish for filling in for me! I've now posted the winter and spring schedule, to take us all the way through the training cycles for both Rock n Roll DC and Boston, and we will be in need of more volunteers for post-run drinks 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 November 24 - RFK

Hello Saturday Runners!

Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you all had successful Turkey Trot runs yesterday! If you're looking for a long run tomorrow, this week's route will be 12 miles to RFK (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). It's essentially an out & back route, so if you'd like to shorten the run you can turn around at any point earlier than RFK, or to add extra distance head to any of Rock Creek Park Trail, Mt. Vernon Trail, or Hains Point. The weather might be tough tomorrow morning with cold rain, so be sure to grab your wet weather gear if it doesn't hold off until later on in the day.

Thank you James Sledge for post-run drinks this week, and Raj Bahnot for filling in for me! I've now posted the winter and spring schedule, to take us all the way through the training cycles for both Rock n Roll DC and Boston, and we will be in need of more volunteers for post-run drinks in a couple weeks, 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 November 17 - Glover / Soapstone / Rock Creek

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday's route is a 14 mile loop of Glover - Soapstone - Rock Creek (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). With some drier and warmer weather today, hopefully the trail portions of this route will be runnable by tomorrow morning, though there will probably still be some areas of mud and wet leaves, so watch your footing. I also expect that construction at the Glover - Archbold trail entrance is still ongoing, so instead of the usual entry continue up Foxhall Rd NW, take a right on 44th St NW, and a right on P St NW which will end at an entry trail into Glover - Archbold Park. If you'd like to shorten the route, an out & back run on the Glover - Archbold trail can be up to just under 10 miles.

Thank you Rich Mendelowitz for both providing post-run drinks and filling in for me this week! We are now in need of more volunteers for post-run drinks starting next week, so please let me know right away if you can help. Post-run drinks will not resume until we get another volunteer. 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.

The Alexandria Turkey Trot 5 Miler is coming up in less than a week on Thanksgiving Day! If you are in town, it's a great way to start off the holiday morning on a neighborhood race course that's friendly to speedsters, strollers, turkey costumes, dogs, and everything in between. This race is one of our club's premier events of the year, and our single biggest source of revenue, so we would love to see you there either running or volunteering. Registration for both is at the link above.

Happy running,

Mike

 

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Upcoming Events

DCRRC JFK 20K and MLK 5K
Sat, Jan 26th, 2019, @9:00am
DCRRC Langley 8K
Sat, Feb 9th, 2019, @10:00am
DCRRC George Washington's Birthday Marathon and Relay
Sun, Feb 17th, 2019, @10:00am
February Happy Hour
Thu, Feb 21st, 2019, @6:30pm
Club Challenge 10M Race
Sun, Feb 24th, 2019, @8:00am
DCRRC Burke Lake 12K
Sun, Mar 3rd, 2019, @10:00am
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