Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is now 7:00 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
9/21/2019 14 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS Kyle E. Matt H.
9/28/2019 16 Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS Kyle E. Kate S.
10/5/2019 20 MacArthur AU Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Kyle E. Liz O.
10/12/2019 14 MBT Catholic Cue Sheet & GPS Kyle E. N/A
10/19/2019 10 Chain Bridge Loop Cue Sheet & GPS Eiko S. N/A

SLR July 20 - EARLY START - ROUTE CHANGE - C&O Canal

Hello Saturday Runners!

With the exreme heat that's forecast for tomorrow morning, we're making a few changes to the plans for SLR. Start time will be one hour earlier at 6:00 am, and the route is going to be out and back on the C&O Canal Towpath (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). It's going to be pretty miserable out there even in early morning, with a high temp of 100 deg later in the day, so we're recommending that you run no longer than 60 mintues tomorrow, however far that takes you. This is easy to customize on the Towpath out & back route. Mid-run drinks provided by Shawn Zeller will be located at Fletchers, just over 3 miles from the start, where you can also use bathrooms and water fountains if needed. Be sure to carry your own additional water, and reduce your pace from what you'd usually run - it will be very easy to overheat, so be careful! Take a look at these hot weather running tips from RRCA (our parent organization), and keep an eye on each other out there. Don't hesitate to take breaks if you need to, or call off your run altogether if you're not feeling acclimated and up for it.

Thank you Will Hernandez for post-run drinks over the last few weeks! We need a volunteer for mid-run drinks next week on 7/27, so please let me know if you can help with this or anything else. 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 July 13 - Pentagon Army Navy

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route this week on Saturday, July 13 is the Pentagon - Army Navy (downloads: cue sheet and GPS) loop for 12 miles. If you'd like to add distance, an easy way to do this is with laps of Roosevelt Island on your way back, at just over 1 mile per lap of the island's outer loop. It's going to get up to over 90 deg on Saturday, but with morning temps around 70 and max relative humidity "only" 80%, hopefully we can sneak in a run before the heat gets too bad!

Thank you Will Hernandez for post-run drinks, and Joe Emerson for this week's mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located at about the 6 mile point, along the Four Mile Run Trail on the left side as you're heading East, near the end of Eads St. The next upcoming volunteer need is for mid-run drinks on 7/27, so please let me know if you can help with this or anything else. 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.

Also this Saturday on July 13 (later in the afternoon - you can still attend both!), DCRRC will be hosting our annual Track Championships at Dunbar High School on Saturday afternoon & evening. This is a one-of-a-kind event in the DC area, where ALL runners are welcome to join in for FREE to race friends & rivals in a fast track Mile, and then stick around afterward to watch some high level competition! Following the open mile heats will be invitational elite heats in the 800 m, Mile, and 3000 m Steeplechase, where world-class runners will get a last chance to qualify for USATF National Championships on the final stop of the Eastern Track League series. Don't miss this opportunity to likely witness the first sub-4:00 mile run in Washington DC! Full details as well as registration for both runners and volunteers are at the link above.

Happy running,

Mike

 

SLR July 6 - Capital Crescent Trail

Hello Saturday Runners!

Happy Fourth of July! This week's route, on Saturday July 6, is an out & back run on the Capital Crescent Trail (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). The scheduled distance is 14 miles, but you can easily modify this run for whatever distance you'd like by turning around at any point. To reach 14 miles, your turnaround point will be just after crossing the River Rd overpass, 7 miles out from the start. I'm going to be out of town this weekend, but Big Guy will be covering both the MTP coaching intro as well as SLR.

Thank you Will Hernandez for post-run drinks, and Gary Morgans for this week's mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located about 5 miles out from the start, near the MD/DC line on the Capital Crescent Trail. If you're running 14 miles, you'll pass the drinks again later on, at mile 9 of your run. The full SLR schedule for this summer and early fall is now posted, so please let me know when you can help - the next opening is for mid-run drinks on 7/27.

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.

Coming up next week on July 13, DCRRC will be hosting our annual Track Championships at Dunbar High School on Saturday afternoon & evening. This is a one-of-a-kind event in the DC area, where ALL runners are welcome to join in for FREE to race friends & rivals in a fast track Mile, and then stick around afterward to watch some high level competition! Following the open mile heats will be invitational elite heats in the 800 m, Mile, and 3000 m Steeplechase, where world-class runners will get a last chance to qualify for USATF National Championships on the final stop of the Eastern Track League series. Don't miss this opportunity to likely witness the first sub-4:00 mile run in Washington DC! Full details as well as registration for both runners and volunteers are at the link above.

Happy running,

Mike

 

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Upcoming Events

DCRRC National Capital 20 Miler and 5 Miler
Sun, Sep 29th, 2019, @7:00am
AAH 5k
Sun, Oct 6th, 2019, @8:00am
Vida Thrive 5K
Sat, Oct 12th, 2019, @8:00am
Kinhaven 5K, 1K Fun Run, and Toddler Dash
Sun, Oct 20th, 2019, @9:00am
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Thu, Oct 24th, 2019, @6:30pm
Board Of Directors Meeting
Thu, Nov 14th, 2019, @7:00pm
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