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Heads Up for Rock n Roll Marathon Road Closures on Saturday

by Prince Of Petworth March 14, 2013 at 10:30 am 40 Comments


From DDOT:

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has provided the following information about scheduled street closures for the 2013 Rock N Roll USA Marathon and Half Marathon that will be held in the District of Columbia on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

In order to facilitate this event there will be no vehicular traffic allowed along the routes of the races. However, there will be bump routes that will allow vehicles to cross when runners are not present. The races are scheduled to begin at approximately 7:25 a.m.; however some street closures will begin as early as 12:00 a.m. around the start and finish line. All streets affected by this event are expected to be reopened as early as 9:30 a.m., and no later than 2:00 p.m.

Motorists should expect delays during the races. Citizens who have issues that need resolution or if there are any questions regarding traffic access points during the races are advised to please call 202-727-9099.

The marathons will form at Constitution Avenue, NW, just east of 14th Street, NW.

See a map of the route here:

Marathon Map (PDF)

The full route of the marathon after the jump.

· Start on Constitution Avenue, NW just east on 14th Street, NW
· Right on Virginia Avenue, NW
· Right on 18th Street, NW
· Left on E Street, NW
· Left on Virginia Avenue, NW
· Right on 19th Street, NW
· Right on Constitution Avenue, NW
· Left on 23rd Street, NW
· Enter Memorial Circle
· Exit Memorial Circle
· Arlington Memorial Bridge
· Left on Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway
· Merge left on Shoreham Drive, NW
· Right on Harvard Street, NW
· Right on 5th Street, NW
· Merge onto 4th Street, NE
· Left of Bryant Street, NW
· Right on North Capitol Street, NW
· Left on K Street, NE
· Right on 4th Street, NE
· Left on H Street, NE
· Right on 13th Street, NE
· Left on Constitution Avenue, NE

Full Marathon/Half Marathon Split

Half Marathon Turns ONLY

· Left on North Capitol Avenue, NE
· Merge onto C Street, NE
· Merge right onto 22nd Street, NE
· Right on East Capitol Street, NE



· Right on `14th Street, NE
· Right on North Carolina NE
· Left on 13th Street, SE
· Right on East Capitol Street, SE
· Right on 11th Street, NE
· Left on East Capitol Street, NE
· Right on 2nd Street, NE
· Left on Constitution Avenue, NE
· Merge right on Constitution Avenue, NW
· Merge left on Constitution Avenue, NW
· Left on 9th Street, NW
· Right on L’Enfant Plaza
· U-Turn on L’Enfant Plaza (in front of USPS)
· Right on 9th Street, SW
· Left on Maine Avenue, SW
· Right on 6th Street, SW
· Left on Water Street, SW
· Merge onto the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
· Merge onto P Street, SW
· Right on 2nd Street, SW
· Left on V Street, SW
· Left on First Street, SW
· Right on Potomac Avenue, SW
· Left on South Capitol Street, SW
· U-Turn on South Capitol Street, SW
· Cross the Frederick Douglas Bridge
· Left onto South Capitol Street, SE
· Left on Douglas bridge access road
· Right on Anacostia Drive, SE
· Full loop around Anacostia Park skating Pavilion on Anacostia Drive, SE
· Left on Nicholson Street, SE
· Left on Fairlawn Avenue, SE
· Right on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
· Left on L’Enfant Square, SE
· Left on Minnesota Avenue, SE
· Right on East Capitol Street, SE on ramp
· Right on East Capitol Street, SE
· Merge left onto C Street, SE
· Merge left onto 22nd Street, NE


Bump Routes are as follows:

· 4th and East Capitol Street, NE
· 6th and East Capitol Street, NE
· 8th and East Capitol Street, NE
· 10th and East Capitol Street, NE
· 8th and H Streets, NE
· 15th and North Carolina Streets, NE
· 17th and C Streets, NE


Metrorail will open two hours early — at 5 a.m. — on Saturday, March 16, for the benefit of customers traveling to the SunTrust Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. The additional service is funded by the event sponsors.”


Metrobus customers traveling in the District this Saturday on any of three dozen bus routes are advised to allow extra travel time and to expect detours and delays as a result of this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & Half Marathon.

The race is scheduled to take place Saturday, March 16, 2013, with street closures starting around 6:30 a.m. and continuing through mid-afternoon.

The event will have a significant impact on the following Metrobus routes: 32, 34, 36, 38B, 42, 52, 54, 64, 70, 74, 80, 90, 92, 96, A42, A46, A48, B2, D4, D6, D8, G2, G8, H2, H4, L2, M6, N6, P6, S2, S4, U2, U6, V8, X2 and X8.

Bus customers are encouraged to transfer from Metrobus to Metrorail at the first available station. During the event, bus customers can request a special transfer from their bus operator that allows them to transfer to the rail system at no additional charge.


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