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    WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 31: Runners pass the US Capitol Building on Capitol Hill during the Marine Corps Marathon October 31, 2010 in Washington, DC. E(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

    Rail service on the D.C. Metro will open up two hours early for the 42nd annual Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 22.

    The agency said trains will start running at 6 a.m., and Metro will operate extra Blue and Yellow Line trains on the day of the event.

    The two-hour early opening and supplemental train service would cost $200,000 for event organizers under a Metro policy for extended service hours. The exact figure is unknown for the MCM.

    The closest Metrorail station to the start of the race is Pentagon Station on the Blue and Yellow lines. To accommodate the large crowds expected for the start of the race, Pentagon Station will be exit only until 8:30 a.m.

    To avoid crowding at Pentagon Station with riders traveling to the start line, runners should consider using Pentagon City instead.

    Arlington Cemetery Station will be closed Sunday until approximately 8:30 a.m.

    Additional Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m., and additional Blue Line trains will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Stadium-Armory from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. and from 11:15 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.

    The closest Metrorail stations for the start of the MCM 10K on the National Mall are Archives and L'Enfant Plaza.

    Due to the event, all Metrobus service that normally operates to/from the Pentagon will be diverted to Pentagon City on Saturday, October 21, until 2 p.m. to accommodate the MCM Kids Run and all-day Sunday. Additional staff will be on hand at Pentagon City Station to assist bus customers.

    All Metrobus service will be relocated from the Rosslyn Bus Terminal to Oak Street from 4 a.m. until approximately 6 p.m. to accommodate the MCM Finish Festival.