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 Mid-Run Beverages
4/27/2019 12 Bluemont L Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Alex A. N/A
5/4/2019 13 Vienna Metro Cue Sheet & GPS Charlotte & Mark H. N/A
5/11/2019 11 Fort Scott Hill Cue Sheet & GPS Charlotte & Mark H. N/A
5/18/2019 12 Potomac Overlook Loops Cue Sheet & GPS Charlotte & Mark H. N/A
5/25/2019 14 Glover - Soapstone - Rock Creek Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! N/A
6/1/2019 13 MacArthur Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
6/8/2019 11.5 Potomac Heritage Trail Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
6/15/2019 12.5 Olympic Torch Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!

July 15 Report and July 22 Info

Many thanks to Kristin Dahling for sub-leading SLR on July 15 and providing the post-run beverages. She reported that it was muggy and a lot of people felt as if they were slogging through the mugginess. Thankfully, the sun stayed out of our way so we didn't have that extra warmth to deal with.
Equal as many thanks to Joe Emerson who provided the mid-point beverages!

This week's route is the 16 mile Loops of Battery Kemble. Toni Diegoli will be sub-leading in my absence. Judy and Rob Wolfe will be providing the mid-point beverages and Kristin Dahling the post-run beverages. Have fun and stay cool and hydrated :)
 

July 8th SLR Report

From substitute SLR-leader: Heather Schloss

We lucked out with a gorgeous, NOT-humid morning for today’s SLR run- quite unusual for DC! Over 100 people gathered at Iwo Jima for the Fort Scott Hill Drive route. It was quite a scenic run along the Mt.Vernon trail and runners were awarded for their hard climb up Fort Scott Hill as Adam greeted us with a very well-organized midpoint water/gatorade stop. Thanks, Adam! All in all, I would say that everyone had a great run, enjoyed the beautiful morning, and were happy to return to Iwo Jima where Kristen D. provided us with post-run refreshments. Thanks, Kristen!
 

July 8th SLR Report

From substitute SLR-leader: Heather Schloss

We lucked out with a gorgeous, NOT-humid morning for today’s SLR run- quite unusual for DC! Over 100 people gathered at Iwo Jima for the Fort Scott Hill Drive route. It was quite a scenic run along the Mt.Vernon trail and runners were awarded for their hard climb up Fort Scott Hill as Adam greeted us with a very well-organized midpoint water/gatorade stop. Thanks, Adam! All in all, I would say that everyone had a great run, enjoyed the beautiful morning, and were happy to return to Iwo Jima where Kristen D. provided us with post-run refreshments. Thanks, Kristen!
 

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Upcoming Events

Metropolitan Branch 5K
Sat, Apr 27th, 2019, @9:00am
Volunteer - Parkway Classic Water Stop
Sun, Apr 28th, 2019, @5:30am
Food Bank Happy Hour
Thu, May 2nd, 2019, @6:00pm
DCRRC One Hour Track Run
Tue, May 21st, 2019, @7:00pm
Teens Run DC Mentoring Matters 5K
Sat, Jun 1st, 2019, @9:00am
DCRRC Women's Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K
Sun, Jun 9th, 2019, @8:00am
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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.