SLR June 29 - RFK

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route this week on June 29 is 12 miles to RFK Stadium (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). This is basically an out and back route, so if you'd like to go any shorter it will be easy to modify by just turning around as soon as you like. If you've been with SLR for a few years you may notice that the map and cue sheet no longer include a loop around the stadium - for your safety we do not recommend running this loop due to lack of a sidewalk or shoulder, and it's still 12 miles if you just run to the front of the stadium past the Armory before turning back. For added distance, you can make this 16 miles by doing a full loop all the way down to Hains Point on your way back (starting from 15th St), or add on in any other way using Rock Creek, Mt. Vernon, Roosevelt Island, or other usual options.

Thanks this week to Mara Gramling for post-run drinks, and Ben Richter for mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located roadside on East Capitol St at 4th St, which is just before mile 5 on your way out and just after 7.5 on your way back. The full SLR schedule for this summer and early fall is now posted, and I've been hearing from a few more volunteers over the past week which is great, so let's keep that up! We however have no mid-run drinks next week at this point, and could use post-run drinks help in August and beyond.

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.

Coming up in a few weeks on July 13, DCRRC will be hosting our annual Track Championships at Dunbar High School on Saturday afternoon & evening. This is a one-of-a-kind event in the DC area, where ALL runners are welcome to join in for FREE to race friends & rivals in a fast track Mile, and then stick around afterward to watch some high level competition! Following the open mile heats will be invitational elite heats in the 800 m, Mile, and 3000 m Steeplechase, where world-class runners will get a last chance to qualify for USATF National Championships on the final stop of the Eastern Track League series. Don't miss this opportunity to likely witness the first sub-4:00 mile run in Washington DC! Full details as well as registration for both runners and volunteers are at the link above.

Happy running,


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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.