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 Group Lead Sub
1/19/2019 15 Iron Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS Emily R. Jonny P. 
1/26/2019 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop (new route!) Coming Soon Kenneth R. Volunteer Needed!
2/2/2019 13 Cathedral - Clintons Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Jonny P.
2/9/2019 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Mike's Expected Return!
2/16/2019 20 C&O Canal Towpath Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
2/23/2019 14.5 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/2/2019 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/9/2019  23  Big Loop (With Detour) Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/16/2019 16 Mt Vernon - Hains Point T Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/23/2019  20 Custis to W&OD Trail Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
3/30/2019 13 Glover Archbold Pandas Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  
4/6/2019 10 GWK Shady Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed!  

SLR November 10 - Four Mile Run Park

Hello Saturday Runners!

Tomorrow's route is Four Mile Run Park (downloads: cue sheet and GPS), for 11.5 miles. If you'd like to go shorter than this, I'd recommend out & back on the Mt Vernon Trail, as the turnoff will be at about 5 miles out. For about one extra mile you can continue past Roosevelt Island on your way back and return via Rosslyn, and for more than that go up and down the Custis Trail (or hop over the Key Bridge, etc.) before returning to the start. You should have a nice cool sunny fall morning in store tomorrow that's looking like a great day for a long run!

Thank you Christine and Paul Westcott for providing post-run drinks, and thanks to Rich Mendelowitz for filling in for me this week! We are now in need of more volunteers for post-run drinks starting next week, so please let me know right away if you can help. Post-run drinks will not resume until we get another volunteer. 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.

The Alexandria Turkey Trot 5 Miler is coming up in only two weeks on Thanksgiving Day. If you are in town, it's a great way to start off the holiday morning on a neighborhood race course that's friendly to speedsters, strollers, turkey costumes, dogs, and everything in between! This race is one of our club's premier events of the year, and our single biggest source of revenue, so we would love to see you there either running or volunteering. Registration for both is at the link above.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR November 3 - National Capitol

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route is the 12 mile National Capitol loop (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). You can shorten the route to just under 10 miles if you return directly via Memorial Bridge, and if you'd like to add distance, Hains Point, Mt Vernon Trail, Rock Creek Park Trail, and Custis Trail are all convenient options. After some rain on Friday, it's looking like things will hopefully clear up for a great cool morning on Saturday!

Thank you Christine and Paul Westcott for providing post-run drinks, as well as filling in for me this week! We'll need more for volunteers post-run drinks after next week, so please let me know if 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.

The Alexandria Turkey Trot 5 Miler is coming up in a few weeks on Thanksgiving Day. If you are in town, it's a great way to start off the holiday morning on a neighborhood race course that's friendly to speedsters, strollers, turkey costumes, dogs, and everything in between! This race is one of our club's premier events of the year, and our single biggest source of revenue, so we would love to see you there either running or volunteering. Registration for both is at the link above.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR October 27 - Upton Hill

Hello Saturday Runners!

Good luck to all of you who are running the Marine Corps Marathon this Sunday! For those of you who will be there as runners, friends, spectators, or volunteers, DCRRC has partnered again this year with Hope for Warriors! As a DCRRC member, you can access the race via the Charity Village. As a partner, you can leave your gear at their tent and rest easy before the race, enjoying snacks and easy access to porty-potties, and pizza at 11:00! The tent is a convenient walk to the start. Additional details and full info is available on our website at the volunteer page.

If you aren't marathoning this weekend and will be at SLR instead, this week's route is 12 miles to Upton Hill (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). This is an out & back route, so it can easily be shortened to any distance you like by turning around early. If you'd like extra distance, you can add on by going further out along the Custis and W&OD trails after returning from Upton Hill.

Thank you Abbey Gibson for providing post-run drinks over the last few weeks! We'll need more volunteers post-run drinks in just a few weeks, so please let me know if you 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.

Unfortunately I've been sidelined with a broken foot, so I'm not going to be at SLR for a little while. The posted weekly schedule of routes and volunteers now includes a new (temporary!) column to track who will be filling in for me to lead the runs in my absence, and after a few months of recovery I fully intend and expect to be back at it with you all again!

Happy running,

Mike

 

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Sun, Feb 17th, 2019, @10:00am
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