Iwo Jima Memorial

Welcome! SLR is back after a break due to COVID restrictions! 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 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
7/17/21 11 Fort Scott Hill Cue Sheet & GPS  Yared
7/24/21 12 Upton Hill Cue Sheet & GPS

Post Run: Yared

Mid Run: Katie S.

7/31/21 14  Marymount Chain Bridge  Cue Sheet GPS  Yared
8/7/21 12 Pentagon-Army Navy Cue Sheet GPS  
8/14/21 14 Ross Drive Cue Sheet & GPS  
8/21/21 16 Arlington Triangle Cue Sheet & GPS  
8/28/21 13 DC Sightseer Loop Cue SheetGPS  

July 8th SLR Report

From substitute SLR-leader: Heather Schloss

We lucked out with a gorgeous, NOT-humid morning for today’s SLR run- quite unusual for DC! Over 100 people gathered at Iwo Jima for the Fort Scott Hill Drive route. It was quite a scenic run along the Mt.Vernon trail and runners were awarded for their hard climb up Fort Scott Hill as Adam greeted us with a very well-organized midpoint water/gatorade stop. Thanks, Adam! All in all, I would say that everyone had a great run, enjoyed the beautiful morning, and were happy to return to Iwo Jima where Kristen D. provided us with post-run refreshments. Thanks, Kristen!
 

July 8 SLR Notes

It sounds as though the July 8th SLR was a success! Many thanks to Heather Schloss and David Kapson for sub-leading, Adam Stolzberg for providing the mid-point water stop, and Kristin Dahling for providing the post-run refreshments!

This Saturday's route is the Piney Branch loop. Once again, I will not be there but Kristin Dahling will be sub-leading in my absence. Joe Emerson will be doing the mid-point water stop and Kristin Dahling will be providing the post-run refreshments.

Happy Running,

Kerry.

 

July 8 SLR Notes

It sounds as though the July 8th SLR was a success! Many thanks to Heather Schloss and David Kapson for sub-leading, Adam Stolzberg for providing the mid-point water stop, and Kristin Dahling for providing the post-run refreshments!

This Saturday's route is the Piney Branch loop. Once again, I will not be there but Kristin Dahling will be sub-leading in my absence. Joe Emerson will be doing the mid-point water stop and Kristin Dahling will be providing the post-run refreshments.

Happy Running,

Kerry.

 

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