SLR January 26 - Route Change - Mt Vernon Trail

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's long run, on Saturday January 26, was originally scheduled as a new route looping both banks of the Anacostia River, however due to an expected small crowd (with the JFK 20K / MLK 5K on Saturday), as well as all of our usual long run group leaders out of town, the new route will be postponed. Instead, this week's route is out & back on the Mt. Vernon Trail (downloads: cue sheet and GPS), which can be easily adapted to any distance that fits your training needs. The Marathon Training Program's recommended distance this week is 18 miles, which would take you down to Jones Point Park beneath the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. For any other distance, longer or shorter, you can adjust your turn-around point accordingly.

Thank you Kenneth Riley for post-run drinks this week, and Eunja Rau for filling in for me! We currently do not have any more volutneers scheculed for post-run drinks, so drinks will not resume until another volunteer steps up - please let me know ASAP if you can help. 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.

If you're looking for a bit of mid-winter motivation, the club's annual George Washington's Birthday Marathon is coming up soon on February 17! The race includes options for a full marathon, as well as a three-runner relay, and registration includes free digital race photos, great food and finisher medals once you cross the finish line, and over $1500 in awards money to be distributed. The course includes 13 aid stations roughly every 2 miles, and is a USATF certified Boston qualifier. Even if you're not racing, we'd love to see you there as a volunteer, which you also register for via the race website linked above.

Happy running,


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