List of Road Closures for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Saturday


All the details from Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon:

“Saturday, March 14, 2015

Marathon & Half Marathon
Start Line: Constitution Ave at 14th St. NW
Start Time: 7:30 am
Rock ‘n’ Roll DC 5k
Start Line: RFK Stadium Lot 7
Start Time: 7:30am”

Also: “The Metrorail system will open two hours early, at 5 a.m., on Saturday, March 14, for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.”

You can see a list of streets closed here: RnR Road Closures (PDF)

Course map here: RnR Course Map (PDF)


23 Comment

  • justinbc

    So not looking forward to the cop who will be outside my window at 5AM waking me up for this. Must remember not to be hungover Saturday morning.

  • The Who said it best…

    Long live rock, I need it every night,
    Long live rock, come on and join the line,
    Long live rock, be it dead or alive.

    Make sure to avoid DC on Saturday. Head for the Virginia countyside!

  • Emmaleigh504

    Those awful cowbells at 7am, can’t wait.

  • washington20009

    How do I best get from inside the cordon (Adam-Mo) to Dulles airport on Saturday morning around 7 am? Rock Creek will be closed. Key Bridge?

    • The race doesn’t start until 7:30, so if you are leaving around 7, I bet that MPD/race volunteers would let you get out of the area- not sure about how to get to VA, though.

    • Driving, I assume? Even the elite runners shouldn’t be up there until 8ish. You should be fine leaving before 7, and going through Georgetown is probably the smart move.

    • I’m not sure about the best way, but from Adams Morgan, I’m planning on getting to CT Ave via Columbia, then going downtown and crossing the 14th Street Bridge to get to VA, just going around the part of 14th with the starting line.

    • Chain Bridge Rd. is your portal

  • hispanicandproud

    Good luck to all runners! Be sure to go out and support them.

  • So, I was planning to take the 42 bus through Adams Morgan to get to an appointment that morning. Where will WMATA post bus detours? This happens every year, they close off half the city on one of the few days a year I actually have to be somewhere. I’m not anti-run. Other runs are pretty good about only closing off parts of the city, but this one shuts off the north from south and is always a cluster to travel around.

    • How about Uber?

      • I guess I could, but I’m not a huge fan of Uber for a lot of reasons. Plus, I don’t like taking a $25 car ride when I could pay less than $2 for a bus almost from door to door, which is why I’d rather see if they’re rerouting around the race on Columbia.

  • Does anyone know if pedestrians can cross this? Their website is only focused on car traffic.

    • Yes, but you will get snarled at if you happen to cross during a long train of runners. I live on Columbia and work at 14 and w and had to cross many times last year. Take it with a grain of salt and keep it movin’!

  • Ugh, my absolute least favorite race… why on earth did someone think it was a good idea to encircle all of downtown with road closures? I once moved on the day of this race, from Mt. Pleasant to U St, it was so terrible… I don’t understand why the city keeps allowing this. Stay off the roads at all costs!

  • looking forward to running my first marathon. sorry for the inconvenience, but it’s one day out of the year.

  • I get screwed by this every year trying to get to work. If you’re a cop reading this, PLEASE…IF IT SAYS ROADS CLOSED AT 6:30AM…LET ME GET BY AT 6:20AM WHEN I TRY TO DRIVE TO WORK!

  • I always seem to be working during this damn thing – I got no problem with the other races in the district, but it seems the layout could be better. Either a bigger circle or a better way to get around it, please!

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