Marine Corps Marathon: Run, Run, Run

Metro opening waaay early, plenty of road closures

Metro's opening at the crack of dawn as thousands of runner descend onto the streets of DC for the 34th Annual Marine Corps Marathon, which will shut down more than a few streets in the area.

More than 22,000 runners are expected to participate in this year's 26.2-mile race, which begins just before 8 a.m. Sunday on the National Mall. The 10K run goes past the Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, and the Pentagon. It starts at 8:30 a.m.

Metro opened its doors at 5 a.m., two hours earlier than usual, for the event. If you're taking Metrobus, be aware that 24 routes in the District and Virginia have been rerouted.

Here are the local road closures to steer clear of:

  • 4:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Route 110 ramp from Washington Blvd to Route 110
  • 4:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Marshall Drive from N Meade Street to Route 110, Route 110 from I66 to US Hwy 1
  • 4:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wilson Blvd from N Nash St to Rt 110, Lynn Street from N Meade St to Lee Highway, Ft Myer Dr from N Meade St to Lee Highway, N Moore St from Wilson Blvd to Lee Highway, 19th St N from Lynn St to N Nash Street, N Meade St from Marshall Dr to Lynn Street
  • 7:20 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Lee Hwy eastbound from Lynn St to N Kirkwood Street
  • 7:30 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Spout Run Pkwy from Lee Hwy to GW Memorial Pkwy
  • 7:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. GWMP from Spout Run to Key Bridge off ramp, Francis Scott Key Bridge (all lanes)
  • 7:30 a.m. - 1:08 p.m. Jefferson Dr SW from 3rd St SW to 14th St SW
  • 7:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Canal Rd NW from M St NW to Reservoir Rd NW
  • 7:40 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Reservoir Rd NW from MacArthur Blvd NW to Canal Rd NW
  • 7:40 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. MacArthur Blvd NW from Foxhall Rd NW to Reservoir Rd NW
  • 7:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Foxhall Rd NW from Canal Rd NW to MacArthur Blvd NW
  • 7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. S Eads Street from South Rotary Rd to Army Navy Drive
  • 7:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Army Navy Dr from S Fern to 12th St S
  • 7:47 a.m. - 10:36 a.m. M St NW from Canal Rd NW to Wisconsin Ave NW
  • 7:48 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Wisconsin Ave from M St NW to K St NW
  • 7:48 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. K Street NW from Wisconsin Ave NW to Rock Creek and Potomac Pkwy NW
  • 7:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Rock Creek and Potomac Pkwy NW from K St NW to Independence Ave
  • 7:53 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ohio Dr SW at West Potomac Park from Independence Ave SW around East Potomac Park to Maine Ave SW
  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 15th St S from Crystal Dr to Eads St
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 12th Street from Army Navy Dr to Crystal Dr
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Crystal Dr from 12th St to 23rd St
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. S Fern St from Army Navy Dr to S Rotary Rd
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. S Rotary Rd from S Fern St to Columbia Pike
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Columbia Pike from S Rotary Rd to Washington Blvd on ramp
  • 8:00 a.m. - 1:17 pm. 14th St SW from Jefferson Dr to northbound HOV lanes
  • 8:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. HOV lanes from 14th St SW to HOV ramp at S Eads St
  • 8:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. Washington Blvd from Columbia Pike to Route 110 off ramp
  • 8:02 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Maine Ave SW from East Basin Dr to Independence Ave SW
  • 8:06 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Independence Ave SW from Maine Ave SW to Ohio Dr SW
  • 8:10 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Ohio Dr SW between Independence Ave SW and Lincoln Circle
  • 8:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lincoln Circle from Ohio Dr SW to Henry Bacon Dr NW
  • 8:11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Henry Bacon Dr NW from Lincoln Circle to Constitution Ave NW
  • 8:11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Constitution Ave NW from Henry Bacon Dr NW to 15th St NW
  • 8:13 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. 15th St NW/SW from Constitution Ave NW to Madison Dr NW
  • 8:13 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Madison Dr NW from 15th St NW to 3rd St NW
  • 8:15 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. 3rd Street; Pennsylvania Ave NW to Maryland Ave SW
  • 8:16 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Pennsylvania Ave NW from 3rd St NW to E. Capitol Circle
  • 8:16 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. 1st Street; Pennsylvania NW to Maryland Ave SW
  • 8:17 a.m. - 12:52 p.m. Maryland Ave SW from S Capitol Circle to 3rd St
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