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

SLR Updates

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all doing well :)

I just wanted to touch base about a few things:

1) It seems as though a number of people fell on last week's SLR course. We will be more mindful about telling people to be extra careful on the trail-running portions of our routes.

2) For those of you that DID fall, it was not necessarily in vain :) You can be considered for a SLR Hardcore Award:
http://www.dcroadrunners.org/longrun/hardcore.html

So, if you fell last week (or anytime recently--I know there are other "fallers" out there :))--
please email me a detailed description of your fall, what you hurt, include pictures...etc...and we will consider you for a Hardcore Award!

3) Many thanks to Jessie Sacket for providing last week's mid-point water stop and to Kristin Dahling for providing post-run refreshments for the month of July!
Please be sure to thank Jessie and Kristin when you see them!

4) The cue sheet for tomorrow's run is here:
http://www.dcroadrunners.org/longrun/routes/MarymountChainbridge.html

Please study it, print it out, etc....

5) Andrew Kent will be providing the mid-point water stop tomorrow....thank you, Andrew!

6) Emily Leary will be providing post-run refreshments for most of the month of August (Aaron Cheskis will cover Aug 12)...thank you Emily and Aaron!

7) I will be at SLR tomorrow but then I take off for a 2+week cross country adventure. Don't worry, SLR will go on :)
I've got lots of great folks sub-leading SLR while I am gone and all of our water needs are covered!
If any major issues arise while I am out of town, please contact our president, Ed Grant, or my fellow vice-president, Joe Racine.

That's all!

See you tomorrow,
Kerry.
 

SLR Updates

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all doing well :)

I just wanted to touch base about a few things:

1) It seems as though a number of people fell on last week's SLR course. We will be more mindful about telling people to be extra careful on the trail-running portions of our routes.

2) For those of you that DID fall, it was not necessarily in vain :) You can be considered for a SLR Hardcore Award:
http://www.dcroadrunners.org/longrun/hardcore.html

So, if you fell last week (or anytime recently--I know there are other "fallers" out there :))--
please email me a detailed description of your fall, what you hurt, include pictures...etc...and we will consider you for a Hardcore Award!

3) Many thanks to Jessie Sacket for providing last week's mid-point water stop and to Kristin Dahling for providing post-run refreshments for the month of July!
Please be sure to thank Jessie and Kristin when you see them!

4) The cue sheet for tomorrow's run is here:
http://www.dcroadrunners.org/longrun/routes/MarymountChainbridge.html

Please study it, print it out, etc....

5) Andrew Kent will be providing the mid-point water stop tomorrow....thank you, Andrew!

6) Emily Leary will be providing post-run refreshments for most of the month of August (Aaron Cheskis will cover Aug 12)...thank you Emily and Aaron!

7) I will be at SLR tomorrow but then I take off for a 2+week cross country adventure. Don't worry, SLR will go on :)
I've got lots of great folks sub-leading SLR while I am gone and all of our water needs are covered!
If any major issues arise while I am out of town, please contact our president, Ed Grant, or my fellow vice-president, Joe Racine.

That's all!

See you tomorrow,
Kerry.
 

July 22 SLR notes

It sounds as though SLR went well on Saturday. Many thanks to Toni Diegoli for sub-leading, Judy Wolfe for providing the midpoint water stop, and Kristin Dahling for providing the post-run refreshments!
I heard that Baby Martz provided entertainment at the water stop by crawling through the mud :)

The cue sheet for this week's SLR route will be posted ASAP and I look forward to seeing you all this Saturday :)
 

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