SLR August 24 - Anacostia Riverwalk Loop

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route for August 24 is 18 miles long, with almost all of it following the banks of DC's rivers, on the Anacostia Riverwalk Loop (downloads: cue sheet and GPS). This route is a brand new one in the SLR rotation! So, be sure to take a look at the map, grab a cue sheet from me on Saturday morning, and/or pre-load the GPX file into your watch ("course navigation" for those of you using Garmin). If you'd like to run less than 18 miles, you can cut about 3/4 mile by skipping the loop of Heritage Island, and cut another mile beyond that (for 16.5 ish) by crossing the river earlier at E Capitol St. Crossing earlier still at Pennsylvania Ave would make it about 13.5 miles. We should have some relief this weekend from the recent brutal heat, and a beautiful day for a long run with sunny skies, dew point in the 50s all day, and morning temperature in the low 60s!

Thanks this week to Jill Brasky for post-run drinks, and Michael Rohlf for mid-run drinks! Mid-run drinks will be located at about 9.5 miles, trailside at a gazebo just south of Benning Rd after you cross over to the eastern side of the Riverwalk Trail. 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, please feel free to send me an email to pre-claim your slot before I post an extended schedule. 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.

Also this Saturday, later in the evening after SLR, we'll be having our annual club picnic, including cross-country 3-miler and kid's race! This year's event 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 run, volunteer, or just attend (even if you're not running, for more accurate food estimates).

The following weekend on Sunday, September 1, we'll be holding our big end-of-summer, back-to-school race! The Larry Noel 15K Race and 3K Fun Run will be run in Greenbelt, featuring great courses and a great T-shirt. Click here for complete information and online registration.

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,

Mike

 

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DCRRC Burke Lake 12K
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