SLR June 22 - Mt Vernon Trail and MTP

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's run on Saturday, June 22, will be out & back on the Mt Vernon Trail (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). You can easily tailor this route to any distance you'd like, with a few options for turn-around landmarks noted on the cue sheet linked above, or you can just use your GPS for distance on the "out" half. The scheduled distance this week is 10 miles, which would mean turning around just after the airport right around the trail intersection with Four Mile Run.

You may have noticed the SLR crowds getting a little bigger over the last couple weeks with marathon training program jump-start participants joining in, and tomorrow is the actual training program kick-off so we'll be seeing a lot more new faces this week. Over the summer in the run-up to fall marathons, with particular focus on Marine Corps, SLR will follow along the same plan for MTP long runs and routes allowing the two groups to combine and build off of each other. Please help us welcome all of the new and returning trainees!

Thanks this week to Mara Gramling for post-run drinks, and Gary Morgans for mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located at Gravelly Point just north of the airport, about 3 miles out from the start. If you're running 10 miles, you can catch a drink again on your way back at 7 miles. The full SLR schedule for this summer and early fall is now posted, and there are a lot of openings for both mid-run and post-run drinks in the coming weeks, including no mid-run drinks next week, and no post-run drinks the week after next. If these are benefits of our group run that you enjoy, please do your part and 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.

Happy running,


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