Iwo Jima Memorial

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

Our start time is 7:00 am during summer months. 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 or post-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
7/4/2020 14 Capital Crescent Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
7/11/2020 12 Pentagon - Army Navy Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
7/18/2020 13 Normanstone-Klingle Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
7/25/2020 14 Marymount Chain Bridge Cue Sheet & GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns
8/1/2020 16 Battery Kemble Loops Cue Sheet GPS No mid or post run drinks due to health concerns

Volunteer Needed

Hello Everyone,

We are in desparate need for someone to step up and do the midpoint water stop this Sunday, September 30.

The route is the MCM Marathon Route.

Please contact me ASAP if you can volunteer!

Cheers,
kerry.
 

Volunteer Needed

Hello Everyone,

We are in desparate need for someone to step up and do the midpoint water stop this Sunday, September 30.

The route is the MCM Marathon Route.

Please contact me ASAP if you can volunteer!

Cheers,
kerry.
 

SLR Updates

Hi Everyone,

Just a Few things:

1) Tomorrow's SLR route is the 17-mile Arlington Triangle loop:
http://www.dcroadrunners.org/longrun/routes/ArlingtonTriangle.html

Mary Ellen Seale will be providing the midpoint beverages and Robert Wilkerson will provide the postrun beverages at Iwo Jima.

2) SLR will switch to an 8am start on Saturday, October 7--so mark your calendars!

3) We are still in need of beverage volunteers for the following dates:
Sept 30 (midpoint stop)
Oct 21 (midpoint stop)
Post run beverage person for the month of October!

Please let me know if you can volunteer!

Cheers,
kerry.
 

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