Iwo Jima Memorial

Welcome! SLR is back after a break due to COVID restrictions! This is the home of the world-famous (well, maybe locally well-known) SLR.

Our start time is 7:00 am during summer months (we will switch to 8 AM starting on 10/23). 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 Megan if you have any other questions that are not covered.

Due to health concerns there will be no mid-run drinks until further notice, please bring your own and be safe.

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
10/23/21 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS   Andrew
10/30/21 13 Southeast DC  Cue Sheet & GPS Andrew 
11/6/21 11.75 Water Route Cue Sheet & GPS  
 11/13/21 15 Long Bridge Park Cue Sheet GPS
 
11/20/21  12  RFK  Cue Sheet & GPS  

SLR - August 28 - 13 Miles

Hi Runners,

The route this week is the 13-ish mile DC Sightseer loop. The cue sheet and GPS links are here. This Saturday will be yet another tradeoff between heat and dew point/humidity, so I have decided to leave it at 7 AM. There will be no mid run drinks so please bring fluids with you. Thank you Don for bringing post run drinks this week!

We are always looking for mid run drink volunteers. We are also looking for volunteers to help with water stations at the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and MCM, see the volunteers page for info on volunteering!

The next club race is the 5K and Club Picinic is tomorrow! Consider signing up if you haven’t already, I am excited!

Please be sure to follow CDC guidelines with respect to COVID-19.

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - August 21 - 16 miles

Hi Runners,

The route this week is the 16 mile Arlington Triangle Loop. The cue sheet and GPS links are here. There will be mid-run drinks thanks to Mrs. Big Guy! She will be at the Beenie Weenie across the street from the start of the W&OD trail (about mile 7). Thank you Don for bringing post run drinks this week!

We are always looking for mid run drink volunteers. We are also looking for volunteers to help with water stations at the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and MCM, see the volunteers page for info on volunteering!

The next club race is the 5K and Club Picinic on August 28th!

Please be sure to follow CDC guidelines with respect to COVID-19.

Happy running!

Megan

 

UPDATE - SLR - 6 AM - August 14

Hi All,

Temps will not get below 75 tonight and humidity is projected to be over 80% tomorrow morning. As a result, we are moving the start time of SLR from 7 AM to 6 AM. Get hydrated! Please drink lots of water today and bring water with you tomorrow morning. 

Thanks,

Megan

 

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