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Saturday Run - 50 min (25 out and 25 back)
This Saturday lets run to the National Mall! We will start at Roosevelt Island at the crosswalk in the center of parking lot. LOCATION: Roosevelt Island Parking Lot. Use this map to locate the parking lot (http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=National+near+Airport:+Ronald+Reagan+Washington+National,+Washington,+DC&daddr=George+Washington+Memorial+Pkwy+N&hl=en&ll=38.896828,-77.066892&spn=0.002355,0.003696&sll=38.89687,-77.06663&sspn=0.002355,0.003696&geocode=FSHLUAId6XFo-yGtawdtAa9oQQ%3BFeaEUQIdQAxo-w&oq=national+airport&mra=ls&t=m&z=18) [GPS: 38°53'51.99"N 77° 4'3.24"W]. To help new people find the group, please meet in the middle of the parking lot. Please meet 10 min. before the start time. PACE and MILEAGE: All paces are welcome! We'll be doing an out and back route, so everyone will just turn around at the halfway time marker. We generally average from 8-12 min/miles and run an hour or a set distance. But, you can run any amount of time or mileage. And if you need to walk, it's not a problem either, everyone needs to start somewhere! PARKING: Use this map (http://bit.ly/i2dWD0) to find parking in Rosslyn. There are parking lots at Roosevelt Island and above the Continental Lounge. There are also meters and pay garages. DIRECTIONS: For those of you driving to Roosevelt Island, please note that the parking lot is only accessible from the NORTHBOUND lane of GW parkway. You will see it right after the Roosevelt Bridge. METRO: Orange or blue to Rosslyn. From N. Moore St, turn left; right onto 19th St; cross Lynn St. and turn left; take the trail on the right just before the Key Bridge.

Theodore Roosevelt Island parking lot

George Washington Memorial Parkway Arlington, VA 22209 · Arlington, VA

What we're about

We are a group of runners in our 20's and 30's, with members ranging from beginner runners to those who have been running for years. Nothing like knowing others are waiting for you to make sure you go out and run! We are not competitive, regardless of pace (we have some very fast runners in the group, and very slow runners, and even if you can't run the whole thing, and need a walk break, it's ok). We always welcome new faces!

Our weekday runs are always by time, not distance, so that we can all begin and end together. Our long runs are on Saturday mornings, but there's always an option on running for time as well.

There are plenty of groups out there for competitive runners but not much for the runners who want a laid back environment to meet new friends, keep them motivated to run, and have company when training for a race (or run for other reasons -- personal goals? Weight Loss? Just because?).

If you want to have fun when you're running, and make some great new friends, this is the group for you!

The focus will be getting people who are committed to train together and motivate each other, no matter how slow or far you go at first. No need to be intimidated!

We also participate in many local races as a group (check out our calendar) -- it's always a blast! Running is a lot more fun in a group. We have trained together for the Shamrock Half Marathon, National Half, Cherry Blossom Ten Miler, VA Beach Rock n Roll Half Marathon, Army Ten Miler, Chicago Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon.

We will also train together for this year's races!

Of course, you don't have to be running a race to join our training runs -- we just need the company to keep us motivated to start and finish each time!

The vast majority of the runs are in the Arlington area. Sometimes we grab a snack or coffee on those weekend morning runs and plan a happy hour (and occasional social events like BBQ) about once a month.

Make sure to post a picture so we know who you are!

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