SLR August 17 - Long Bridge Park

Hello Saturday Runners!

Our route this week is Long Bridge Park (downloads: cue sheet and GPS) for a 15 mile loop through Crystal City and Alexandria. If you'd like to run a similar but shorter loop, there are a few options to jump over to the Mt Vernon trail early. For about 8.5 miles, take a left off of Crystal Drive at the Crystal City Water Park trail, which brings you over to the Mt Vernon Trail at the airport. For 11 miles, take a right off of Potomac Ave at S Glebe Rd, cross to the far side of Rt 1 (Jefferson Davis Hwy), turn left, and then get on the Four Mile Run Trail back towards the bottom of the airport and Mt Vernon Trail. Note however that either of these changes will cause you to miss our volunteer staffed mid-run drink station.

Speaking of which, thank you Tan Zhang for mid-run drinks, and Emily and Kenneth Riley for post-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located at about 7.5 miles, on Slaters Lane just before Portner Rd. We're now actually completely covered for drinks volunteers up through 10/12, so thank you to everyone who has gotten in touch with me! If you can help with post-run drinks on 10/19 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 next week on Saturday the 24th, our annual club picnic, including cross-country 3-miler and kid's race! This year will be at a new location from recent picnics, at Lake Accotink in Springfield, with activities starting at 5:30 pm. Please register here if you plan to attend, run, or volunteer.

In other news, we have a new club apparel store, which is now up and running! For members who are on DCRRC race teams, you will still be provided with a free navy blue singlet as in the past, but you can now order a number of other additional items if you'd like.

Happy running,



Upcoming Events

RRCA Club Challenge 10M
Sun, Feb 23rd, 2020, @8:00am
Barcroft 5K
Sat, Feb 29th, 2020, @9:00am
Olympic Marathon Trials Watch Party
Sat, Feb 29th, 2020, @12:00pm
DCRRC Burke Lake 12K
Sun, Mar 1st, 2020, @10:00am
Annual Club Banquet and Membership Meeting
Sun, Mar 1st, 2020, @6:00pm
DCRRC Fort Hunt 10K
Sun, Mar 8th, 2020, @8:00am
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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.