Iwo Jima Memorial

Welcome!  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 or post-run drinks until further notice, please bring your own and be safe.

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
7/4/2020 14 Capital Crescent Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
7/11/2020 12 Pentagon - Army Navy Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
7/18/2020 13 Normanstone-Klingle Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
7/25/2020 14 Marymount Chain Bridge Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
8/1/2020 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns

SLR February 8 - Anacostia Riverwalk Loop

Hi Saturday Runners!

This week we will have a bit of relief from the hills on the 18 mile Anacostia Riverwalk Loop (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). If you'd like to run less than 18 miles, you can cut about 0.75 mile by skipping the loop of Heritage Island (and if it rains Friday, it may be a good idea to skip it due to mud). You cut more mileage by crossing the river earlier at E Capitol St. Crossing (for about 16.5 total) or cut even earlier at Pennsylvania Ave (for about 13.5 total).

Thanks again to Charlotte and Mark for post-run drinks! We will need more volunteers 3/28 and 4/4. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up to date on the SLR web page, and you can email me at megan@dcroadrunners.org any time to sign up. For general information on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email with any specific questions.

Feb 15 &16: Please consider volunteering for George Washington’s Birthday Marathon because we need 100+ volunteers for this event! https://gwbm.dcroadrunners.org/volunteer/.

Good luck to those of you doing the Langley 8K this weekend!

See you soon!

Megan

Upcoming club races:

Feb 23: RRCA Club Challenge 10M, must be a club member to register, more details: https://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/rrca10m

 

SLR February 1 - Iron Triangle

Hi Saturday Runners!

I can’t believe it is already February! This week we will be doing the 15 mile Iron Triangle route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS).

Thanks to Charlotte and Mark for post-run drinks! We will need more volunteers starting the last weekend of March. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up to date on the SLR web page, and you can email me at megan@dcroadrunners.org any time to sign up. For general information on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email with any specific questions.

A couple of weeks ago, I put the wrong dates in my call for volunteers for the George Washington's Birthday Marathon, so it is not too late to sign up! Please consider volunteering because we need 100+ volunteers between for this event (there are slots on both Saturday 2/15 and Sunday 2/16), and if that is not motivating enough, volunteers will get the same shirts as runners! To sign-up go to https://gwbm.dcroadrunners.org/volunteer/.

See you soon!

Megan

Upcoming club races:

Feb 8: Langley 8K (Bunion Derby race), see club website for details: https://dcroadrunners.org

Feb 23: RRCA Club Challenge 10M, must be a club member to register, more details: https://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/rrca10m

 

SLR January 25 - Upton Hill

Hi Saturday Runners!

January 25th we will be doing the 12 mile Upton Hill route (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). It looks like it is going to rain so come ready!

Thanks to Anna for post-run drinks again! We will need more volunteers starting the last weekend of March. The weekly schedule of volunteers, routes, and distances is always kept up to date on the SLR web page, and you can email me at megan@dcroadrunners.org any time to sign up. For general information on how volunteering works see the SLR FAQ or send me an email with any specific questions.

See you soon!

Megan

 

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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.