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
3/23/2019  20 Custis to W&OD Trail Cue Sheet & GPS Ryan M.
3/30/2019 13 Glover Archbold Pandas Cue Sheet & GPS Ryan M.
4/6/2019 10 Water Route Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!

SLR January 19 - Iron Triangle

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route is the 15 mile Iron Triangle (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). While there's again some frozen weather in the forecast this weekend, it looks like that shouldn't arrive until Saturday afternoon, so there's no impact to SLR expected at this point.

Thank you Emily Riley for post-run drinks this week, and Jonny Pellish for filling in for me! We will need more volunteers 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 January 12 - Piney Branch

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route this week will be the 12 mile loop to Piney Branch (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). For a shorter route covering similar ground I'd suggest going out & back on Rock Creek Park, or to extend the route to 16 miles you can continue up 16th St past Military Rd to Joyce Rd, returning via Beach Drive or Ross Drive. There's some snow in the forecast for this weekend, but at this point it is't predicted to start until Saturday afternoon, so it isn't expected to have any impact on SLR.

Thank you Emily Riley for post-run drinks this week, and Jonny Pellish for filling in for me! We will need more volunteers 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 January 5 - Arlington Triangle

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route is the 16 mile Arlington Triangle loop (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to run less than 16 miles, I'd recommend starting out with the group and turning around at half of your desired distance, since there isn't really an easy way to short-circuit this loop. The weather is unfortunately looking wet tomorrow morning, so be prepared for some cold rain with temperatures in the mid 40s.

Thank you Eric Jackson for post-run drinks this week, and Jonny Pellish for filling in for me! We will need more volunteers in January and beyond, 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.

Nominations for 2018 club awards (presented at the Club Banquet in March 2019) will be accepted until January 6, 2019. You may submit multiple nominations, for the same or different awards. Self-nominations are allowed. This is your annual chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of your SLR buddies!

Happy running,

Mike

 

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Upcoming Events

DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler
Sat, Mar 30th, 2019, @7:30am
We Support the girls 5K
Sat, Apr 6th, 2019, @8:00am
Bishop O'Connell 5K
Sat, Apr 13th, 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
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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.