Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is now 7:00 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!

To recieve weekly SLR updates via email, please log in and check your email subscriptions.

Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post-Run Beverages Mid-Run Beverages
8/17/2019 15 Long Bridge Park Cue Sheet & GPS Emily & Kenneth R. Tan Z.
8/24/2019 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop Coming Soon Jill B. Michael R.
8/31/2019 13 Normanstone Klingle Cue Sheet & GPS Jill B. Shawn & Kate Z.
9/7/2019 16 Mock MCM Cue Sheet & GPS Emily & Kenneth R. Paul M.
9/14/2019 20 C&O Canal Towpath Cue Sheet & GPS Emily & Kenneth R. Jerry M.
9/21/2019 14 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS Kyle E. Matt H.
9/28/2019 16 Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS Kyle E. Kate S.
10/5/2019 20 MacArthur AU Loop Coming Soon Kyle E. Liz O.
10/12/2019 14 MBT Catholic Cue Sheet & GPS Kyle E. N/A
10/19/2019 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! N/A

SLR Updates

Hi Everyone,

Just a few updates:

1) Many thanks to Amy Susskind for volunteering to do the mid-point water stop this Saturday (9/30)!

2) Many thanks to Rob Wilkerson for providing the post-run beverages for the month of September. This Saturday will be his last week so be sure to thank him for a month of refreshing beverages!

3) Megan Phaneuf has graciously volunteered to be the post-run beverage person for the month of October (except for Oct 28).

4) SLR will switch to an 8am start NEXT Saturday, Oct 7!

5) We will only have a midpoint water stop for the next 3 weeks (9/30, 10/07, 10/14). From then on (until next summer) there will ONLY be post-run beverages.

6) We are in need of a volunteer to cover post-run beverages on Oct 28 and also for the month of November. Please let me know if you can volunteer!

Cheers,
Kerry.
 

Volunteer Needed

Hello Everyone,

We are in desparate need for someone to step up and do the midpoint water stop this Sunday, September 30.

The route is the MCM Marathon Route.

Please contact me ASAP if you can volunteer!

Cheers,
kerry.
 

Volunteer Needed

Hello Everyone,

We are in desparate need for someone to step up and do the midpoint water stop this Sunday, September 30.

The route is the MCM Marathon Route.

Please contact me ASAP if you can volunteer!

Cheers,
kerry.
 

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