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. 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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Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
7/17/21 11 Fort Scott Hill Cue Sheet & GPS  Yared
7/24/21 12 Upton Hill Cue Sheet & GPS

Post Run: Yared

Mid Run: Katie S.

7/31/21 14  Marymount Chain Bridge  Cue Sheet GPS  Yared
8/7/21 12 Pentagon-Army Navy Cue Sheet GPS  
8/14/21 14 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS  
8/21/21 16 Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS  
8/28/21 13 DC Sightseer Loop Cue SheetGPS  

VIRTUAL - SLR May 29 - Marymount Chain Bridge

Hi Runners,

I hope you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend! The route this weekend is the 14 mile Marymount Chain Bridge Route. The cue sheet and GPS links are here. 

Starting the first weekend of June we will be having SLR in person for those who are comfortable. I am so excited to begin SLR runs again!!

We will have some safety protocols in place for June 5 and June 12 (please see below). After the first two weeks we will ask for feedback and reevaluate the plan. 


Out of caution, we will have administrative controls in place. If you are not comfortable attending in person at this time, that is totally fine! We look forward to seeing you again when you are comfortable.

For liability purposes, we request you to be a Club member in good standing and sign the club waiver prior to coming to SLR. We encourage you to be fully vaccinated prior to coming to Saturday long runs and request that you adhere to all CDC guidelines. If your membership is not up to date, this is a good time to pay your membership dues. If you have any questions, please contact deborah@dcroadrunners.org.

Please wear a mask at the kickoff time and continue to wear it for at least the first 5 minutes of the run (regardless of vaccination status) to allow for separation of the group. Be mindful of the community and anyone you pass and try to give others 6 feet of space if possible. When you finish your run, please do not congregate. In order to minimize contact the run will be BYO water and BYO map for now (I plan to use my phone for the map).

If you have experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours, we ask that you DO NOT attend SLR for the benefit of other club members:

fever or chills


· shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


·Â Â Â Â Â Â  muscle or body aches

·Â Â Â Â Â Â  headache

·Â Â Â Â Â Â  new loss of taste or smell

·Â Â Â Â Â Â  sore throat

·Â Â Â Â Â Â  congestion or runny nose

·Â Â Â Â Â Â  nausea or vomiting

·Â Â Â Â Â Â  diarrhea



SLR - Virtual - May 15 - 13 Miles

Hi Runners,

This weekend’s run is the 13 mile Southeast DC route. The cue sheet and gps file are here.

We are looking to resume SLR in early June. We are working through the details – stay tuned for more information.

The May Challenge miles are stacking up. Team 3 is in first this week with less than 20 miles to go until they reach the goal of 250 combined miles!

Happy Running!



SLR - Virtual - May 8 - 15 Miles

Hi Runners,

This weekend’s run is the 15 mile Long Bridge Park route. The cue sheet and gps file are here. I think it is one of my favorite runs in Virginia so I hope you enjoy it too!

We are looking to resume SLR in early June. We are working through the details – stay tuned for more information.

The DCRR May Challenge has kicked off! The challenge started Monday and the teams are really close – it is anyone’s race at this point!

Happy Running!





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