Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is at 7:00 AM on 10/1. On 10/8 we will switch to 8 AM for the rest of the winter. 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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Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post/Mid-Run Beverages
8/13 14 Capital Crescent (turn around early if doing 14) Cue SheetGPS Post Run: Sean
8/20 16 Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS

Mid Run: Mrs Big Guy

Post Run: Emily R

8/27 12/14 Ross Dr (O&B for those doing 12) Cue SheetGPS Post Run: Sean
9/3 15 Long Bridge Park Cue SheetGPS  Post Run: Sean
9/10 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Cue SheetGPS

Mid run: Priscilla

Post run: Peter 

9/17 13 Cathedral Clintons Cue SheetGPS post Run: Peter 
9/24 16 Mock MCM Cue Sheet & GPS

 Mid Run: Donna L

Post Run: Peter

10/1 18 National Arboretum Cue Sheet & GPS

 Mid Run: Jenny T

 Post Run: Kirsten

10/8 20 C&O Canal Cue SheetGPS  Mid Run: Lisa
10/15 14 Custis to W&OD Cue SheetGPS  
10/22 10 Rock Creek Park (turn around early if doing 10) Cue Sheet & GPS  
10/29 26! or 12 Marine Corp Marathon! or Bluemont L Loop Cue Sheet & GPS  

SLR - 6 AM START - July 23 - National Capitol Loop, 12 miles

Hi Runners,

The run this week is the 12-mile National Capitol loop. The GPS and cue sheet are here. Thanks to Emily for the post run drinks!

The weather on Saturday is forecast to be HOT, so we'll try to beat the heat by starting an hour early, at 6 AM.

The next race is the Steve Thompson 8K on August 7th! Please run or volunteer for this fun race if you are in town!

The next book for book club is "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins! You still have plenty of time to read it, the book club meets on Sep 18th!

On October 30, 2022, DC Road Runners will again be supporting the Marine Corps Marathon & 50K at a water and food stop at the intersection of Canal Rd. and Foxhall Rd., just past Georgetown University. More details here!

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - July 16 - 11 miles

Hi Runners,

The run this week is an 11 mile out and back on Mt Vernon trail! The GPS and cue sheet are here, and they have directions up to 20 miles, so you can turn around when you’d like! If you are planning on running 11 miles, turn around at Sailing Marina (mile marker 12). Thanks to Emily for the post run drinks! This route is very sunny, so please bring water and don’t forget sunscreen.

The next race is the Bluemont 5K on July 20th! Please run or volunteer for this fun race if you are in town!

The next book for book club is "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins! You still have plenty of time to read it, the book club meets on Sep 18th!

On October 30, 2022, DC Road Runners will again be supporting the Marine Corps Marathon & 50K at a water and food stop at the intersection of Canal Rd. and Foxhall Rd., just past Georgetown University. More details here!

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - July 9 - 10 Mile - Chain Bridge Loop

Hi Runners,

Apologies, I thought I set up this email to be automated but it never came through! The run this week is the 10 mile Chain Bridge Loop! The GPS and cue sheet are here. Thanks to Kate S for the post run drinks AND maps! This Saturday will be rainy so get ready!

Half marathon/10 mile and marathon training programs are in full swing and the first long run is tomorrow!!

The next race in the Bastille Day 4-Miler on July 14th! Please run or volunteer for this fun race if you are in town!

The next book for book club is "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins! You still have plenty of time to read it, the book club meets on Sep 18th!

Happy running!

Megan

 

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