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!

To recieve weekly SLR updates via email, please log in and check your email subscriptions.

Schedule:

Date Miles Route Map Navigation Downloads Post-Run Beverages Mid-Run Beverages
8/17/2019 15 Long Bridge Park Cue Sheet & GPS Emily & Kenneth R. Tan Z.
8/24/2019 18 Anacostia Riverwalk Loop Coming Soon Jill B. Michael R.
8/31/2019 13 Normanstone Klingle Cue Sheet & GPS Jill B. Shawn & Kate Z.
9/7/2019 16 Mock MCM Cue Sheet & GPS Emily & Kenneth R. Paul M.
9/14/2019 20 C&O Canal Towpath Cue Sheet & GPS Emily & Kenneth R. Jerry M.
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 Coming Soon 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 Volunteer Needed! N/A

Sept 9 SLR

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that Ben Richter has graciously agreed to sub-lead SLR this Saturday so that I can get myself prepared (i.e. sleep in on Saturday morning!) for the Delaware Diamondman 1/2 Ironman on Sunday!

Benjamin Danforth will be providing the midpoint beverage stop...and Robert Wilkerson will be providing the post-run beverages at Iwo Jima.

Have a great run!

Cheers,
Kerry.
 

Aug 28 Updates

Hello!

Sorry for not posting sooner, I was galavanting across the country :)

First, let me give thanks to the many people that kept SLR going while I was out of town and who help to keep SLR going when I am in town too:

Many thanks to Andrew Kent, Mary Casey, Michelle Moser, and Dara Schulman for doing our most recent mid-point water stops!

Many thanks to Emily Leary (and Aaron Cheskis) for doing the September post-run beverages!

And, many thanks as well to Steve Maguire and Mike Fox-Boyd for sub-leading while I was out of town!

Robert Wilkerson will be providing our post-run beverages at Iwo Jima for the month of September...be sure to thank him as you enjoy your refreshments after SLR!

We are in DESPERATE need of a mid-point water stop person for this week, September 2! The route is out and back on Capital Crescent...so it is an easy one in terms of placement.
Please contact me ASAP if you can volunteer!!

Other dates where we still need beverage help are:
1) midpoint water stop volunteers for 9/16, 9/30, and 10/21

2) A post-run beverage person for the month of October.

Remember that you will be reimbursed for the cost of the beverages, etc...we just need your help in terms of "doing" the refreshment stops!

Cheers,
kerry.
 

Aug 28 Updates

Hello!

Sorry for not posting sooner, I was galavanting across the country :)

First, let me give thanks to the many people that kept SLR going while I was out of town and who help to keep SLR going when I am in town too:

Many thanks to Andrew Kent, Mary Casey, Michelle Moser, and Dara Schulman for doing our most recent mid-point water stops!

Many thanks to Emily Leary (and Aaron Cheskis) for doing the September post-run beverages!

And, many thanks as well to Steve Maguire and Mike Fox-Boyd for sub-leading while I was out of town!

Robert Wilkerson will be providing our post-run beverages at Iwo Jima for the month of September...be sure to thank him as you enjoy your refreshments after SLR!

We are in DESPERATE need of a mid-point water stop person for this week, September 2! The route is out and back on Capital Crescent...so it is an easy one in terms of placement.
Please contact me ASAP if you can volunteer!!

Other dates where we still need beverage help are:
1) midpoint water stop volunteers for 9/16, 9/30, and 10/21

2) A post-run beverage person for the month of October.

Remember that you will be reimbursed for the cost of the beverages, etc...we just need your help in terms of "doing" the refreshment stops!

Cheers,
kerry.
 

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