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 Mid-Run Beverages
5/18/2019 11 Fort Scott Hill Cue Sheet & GPS Charlotte & Mark H. N/A
5/25/2019 14 Glover - Soapstone - Rock Creek Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! N/A
6/1/2019 13 MacArthur Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
6/8/2019 11.5 Potomac Heritage Trail Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!
6/15/2019 12.5 Olympic Torch Cue Sheet & GPS Volunteer Needed! Volunteer Needed!

SLR March 23 - Custis to W&OD

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week on Saturday morning, March 23, we'll be running out & back on the Custis and W&OD Trails (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). For those of you running Boston in 3 weeks this is scheduled as a 20 miler, but you can easily adjust the route for whatever distance you'd like. Since it's out & back, just turn around at any point whenever you reach half the distance you want to run this week. Note that there will be a detour at the Custis to W&OD intersection, but by following signs you should soon be back on the W&OD trail without much distance added.

Thank you Ryan Moore for post-run drinks this week! We will need more volunteers in April and beyond, so please let me know when you can help out. 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.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR March 16 - Mt Vernon - Hains Point T

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route on Saturday, March 16 will be the Mt Vernon - Hains Point T (downloads: cue sheet and GPS), for 15 miles. If you'd like to add any distance to the mapped route, you can continue a little further down the Mt Vernon Trail before turning around to end that leg of the T. For a shorter run, you can turn around earlier on the Mt Vernon leg, or if you entirely skip either the Mt Vernon leg or Hains Point leg it will be about 10 miles. We have a great morning to run coming up this Saturday, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-40s, so I hope to see you all out there!

Thank you Aziz Abdullahi for post-run drinks over the last two weeks! We will need more volunteers in April and beyond, so please let me know when you can help out. 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.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR March 9 - Big Loop (with Detour)

Hello Saturday Runners!

Good luck to all of our Marathon Training Program participants and SLR regulars who will be running the Rock n Roll DC marathon on Saturday morning! If you're not racing this weekend or have a marathon later in the season, this week's regularly scheduled long run will be the Big Loop (with Detour) (downloads: cue sheet and GPS) for 23 miles. To run less than 23 miles, I'd recommend just turning around when you reach half your distance and making it an out & back. I'm going to be out of town this weekend, but Richard will get things started for you on Saturday morning!

Thank you Aziz Abdullahi for this week's post-run drinks! We will more volunteers in April and beyond, so please let me know when you can help out. 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.

Happy running,

Mike

 

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Upcoming Events

Teens Run DC Mentoring Matters 5K
Sat, Jun 1st, 2019, @9:00am
DCRRC Women's Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K
Sun, Jun 9th, 2019, @8:00am
Happy Hour
Thu, Jun 13th, 2019, @6:30pm
Manna 5k
Sat, Jun 15th, 2019, @9:00am
Book Club
Sun, Jun 16th, 2019, @4:00pm
DCRRC Hugh Jascourt 4-Miler
Thu, Jun 20th, 2019, @7:00pm
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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.