Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is 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
10/19/2019 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Eiko S.
10/26/2019 13.5 Southeast DC Cue Sheet & GPS Eiko S.
11/2/2019 10 Mt. Vernon Trail Cue Sheet & GPS Eiko S.
11/9/2019 12 RFK Cue Sheet & GPS Eiko S.
11/16/2019 12 Water Route Cue Sheet & GPS Eiko S.
11/23/2019 14 Glover - Soapstone - Rock Creek Cue Sheet & GPS Eiko S.
11/30/2019 11.5 Four Mile Run Park Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!

SLR Updates

Hello everyone,

First, many thanks to Bill Fourqurean for providing the post-run beverages for the month of April :)

And, thanks in advance to Ben Danforth who has volunteered to cover the post-run beverages for Saturday, May 5.

I am still looking for someone to cover the remaining weekends in May. It would be preferrable if I could find someone to cover all three weekends (May 12, 19, and 26) to avoid all the hassle of having to transfer leftovers from person to person BUT, at this point, we are somewhat desperate for coverage, so please let me know if you can help out even for one weekend.

Looking ahead, we will be in need of a post-run beverage volunteer for the month of June...and starting in early- to mid- June we will also be in need of mid-point water stop volunteers through October. I will be setting up a sign-up sheet soon so please think about how you can help out (either by providing post-run beverages for a month or a midpoint water stop at least once this summer). We really need everyone to pitch-in here and volunteer :)

Tomorrow's route is the 13 mile Southeast route....here is the cue sheet:
http://www.dcroadrunners.org/longrun/routes/SoutheastDC.html

Hope to see you all tomorrow,
:)kerry.
 

SLR Updates

Hello everyone,

First, many thanks to Bill Fourqurean for providing the post-run beverages for the month of April :)

And, thanks in advance to Ben Danforth who has volunteered to cover the post-run beverages for Saturday, May 5.

I am still looking for someone to cover the remaining weekends in May. It would be preferrable if I could find someone to cover all three weekends (May 12, 19, and 26) to avoid all the hassle of having to transfer leftovers from person to person BUT, at this point, we are somewhat desperate for coverage, so please let me know if you can help out even for one weekend.

Looking ahead, we will be in need of a post-run beverage volunteer for the month of June...and starting in early- to mid- June we will also be in need of mid-point water stop volunteers through October. I will be setting up a sign-up sheet soon so please think about how you can help out (either by providing post-run beverages for a month or a midpoint water stop at least once this summer). We really need everyone to pitch-in here and volunteer :)

Tomorrow's route is the 13 mile Southeast route....here is the cue sheet:
http://www.dcroadrunners.org/longrun/routes/SoutheastDC.html

Hope to see you all tomorrow,
:)kerry.Hello everyone,

First, many thanks to Bill Fourqurean for providing the post-run beverages for the month of April :)

And, thanks in advance to Ben Danforth who has volunteered to cover the post-run beverages for Saturday, May 5.

I am still looking for someone to cover the remaining weekends in May. It would be preferrable if I could find someone to cover all three weekends (May 12, 19, and 26) to avoid all the hassle of having to transfer leftovers from person to person BUT, at this point, we are somewhat desperate for coverage, so please let me know if you can help out even for one weekend.

Looking ahead, we will be in need of a post-run beverage volunteer for the month of June...and starting in early- to mid- June we will also be in need of mid-point water stop volunteers through October. I will be setting up a sign-up sheet soon so please think about how you can help out (either by providing post-run beverages for a month or a midpoint water stop at least once this summer). We really need everyone to pitch-in here and volunteer :)

Tomorrow's route is the 13 mile Southeast route....here is the cue sheet:
http://www.dcroadrunners.org/longrun/routes/SoutheastDC.html

Hope to see you all tomorrow,
:)kerry.
 

SLR Updates

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying the arrival of spring :)

Just a reminder that SLR will start at 8am tomorrow. We will not be switching to the 7am start until the first week of June.

Tomorrow's route is the 13 mile Piney Branch course....and here is the link to the cue sheet:
http://www.dcroadrunners.org/longrun/routes/PineyBranch.html

I will not be there :( But Toni Diegoli has graciously agreed to lead SLR in my place :)

In addition, many continued thanks to Bill Fourqurean for providing beverages for the month of April.

And....on that note.....if anyone is interested in volunteering to do beverages for the month of May, please contact me :)

Have a great weekend....

Cheers,
:)kerry.
 

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