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 (we will switch to 8 AM starting on 10/23). 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
10/23/21 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS   Andrew
10/30/21 13 Southeast DC  Cue Sheet & GPS Andrew 
11/6/21 11.75 Water Route Cue Sheet & GPS  
 11/13/21 15 Long Bridge Park Cue Sheet GPS
 
11/20/21  12  RFK  Cue Sheet & GPS  

SLR - August 7 - 12 miles

Hi Runners,

I will be out of town this weekend, but Coach Big Guy will be there to kick you off! Thank you Binyam for bringing post run drinks this week!

The route this week is the 12 mile Pentagon-Army route. The cue sheet and GPS links are here. There will be mid-run drinks (thank you Gary and Donna!). They will be located at mile 6 where the Four Mile Run Trail ends at Mt. Vernon Trail.

We are always looking for mid run drink volunteers. We are also looking for volunteers to help with water stations at the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and MCM, see the front page of our website for details.

The next club race is the Paul Thurston 4.5 Miler on August 17th.

Please be sure to follow CDC guidelines with respect to COVID-19.

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - July 31 - 14 miles

Hi Runners,

I will be out of town this weekend, but Coach Big Guy and Jill will be there to kick you off! This week is another hilly one, but the view on Chain Bridge is worth it.

The route this week is the 14 mile Marymount Chain Bridge Loop. The cue sheet and GPS links are here. If you would like to go 16 miles, you can continue past memorial bridge down through DC and come back on 14th St Bridge. Thank you Yared for bringing post run drinks again!

If anyone is interested in bringing mid or post run drinks please let me know! We are also looking for volunteers to help with water stations at the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and MCM, see the front page of our website for details.

The next club race is the Steven Thompson 8K on August 3rd!

Please be sure to follow CDC guidelines with respect to COVID-19.

Happy running!

Megan

 

SLR - July 24 - 12 Miles

Hi Runners,

It is going to be another hot, but less humid Saturday. Please plan hydration as we do not have a mid run drinks volunteer so please plan to run with any water you may need. Thank you Yared for bringing post run drinks again!

The route this week is the 12 mile Upton Hill. The cue sheet and GPS links are here. It is an out and back, but if you would like to add on, it is easy to go out and back on the Four Mile Run trail just after mile 5.

Upcoming bunion derby races are on the website, check them out!

Please be sure to follow CDC guidelines with respect to COVID-19.

Happy running!

Megan

 

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