SLR August 25 - National Arboretum

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday‘s route will take you out to run a few loops around the National Arboretum (downloads: cue sheet and GPS) for 18 miles. To shorten the run you can either go for a shorter loop inside the arboretum, or if you just run out & back to the entrance of the arboretum it’s 14 miles. I’m going to be out of town this weekend and will again unfortunately miss running this almost-new route with the group, but Coach Jonny will be there to kick things off. After a brutal morning last Saturday, things are looking a lot nicer this weekend, with forecasted dew point around 60 and temperature no higher than the mid 70s during the run.

Thank you Kate Scott for post-run drinks and Katherine & Madelyn Zeller for mid-run drinks this week! Mid run drinks will be on R St NE, just outside the entrance to the arboretum at about 7 miles into the run. Note: The arboretum opens at 8:00 am, so with the run starting a few minutes after 7:00, the faster end of our group might reach the gates to find them closed - if you wind up in that position, grab a drink, rest a few minutes, and pick it back up again after 8:00.

We have post-run beverages mostly covered for the rest of the summer, but still need to fill in volunteers for few more weeks of mid-run beverages including next week, so please let me know when you can help out. 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.

In other news, registration is now open for next year's George Washington's Birthday Marathon which will be held on Sunday, February 17! This race has the option of either a three-person relay, or of course a solo run of 26.2 miles, and is a great way to stay motivated for wintertime training.

Happy running,



Upcoming Events

DCRRC Steve Thompson 8K
Tue, Aug 6th, 2019, @6:45pm
DCRRC Paul Thurston 4.5 Miler
Tue, Aug 20th, 2019, @6:45pm
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Sat, Aug 24th, 2019, @8:00am
DCRRC Larry Noel 15K Race and 3K Fun Run
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Board Of Directors Meeting
Thu, Sep 12th, 2019, @7:00pm
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