Media Contact: John Lisle (DDOT) at (202) 671-2004
(Washington, DC) — The Marine Corps Marathon will be run this Sunday, October 25, 2008. The race begins at 8 am in Arlington, Virginia, and then crosses the Potomac River into the District. The Metropolitan Police Department and the US Park Police will close numerous streets along the race route in the District between 4 am and 1:30 pm.
These are the expected street closures in the District:
- Francis Scott Key Bridge
- Canal Road, NW from M Street to Reservoir Road
- Reservoir Road, NW from MacArthur Blvd. to Canal Road
- MacArthur Boulevard, NW from Foxhall Road to Reservoir Road
- Foxhall Road, NW from Canal Road to MacArthur Blvd.
- M Street, NW from Canal Road to Wisconsin Avenue
- Wisconsin Avenue, NW from M Street to K Street
- K Street, NW from Wisconsin Avenue to Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway
- Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, NW from K Street to Independence Avenue
- Memorial Bridge
- West Potomac Park
- East Potomac Park (Access to Golf Course and Tennis Courts will be Available)
- Maine Avenue, SW from East Basin Drive to Independence Avenue
- Independence Avenue, SW from Maine Avenue to Ohio Drive
- Ohio Drive, SW between Independence Avenue and Lincoln Circle
- Lincoln Circle from Ohio Drive, SW to Henry Bacon Drive, NW
- 23rd Street, NW from Lincoln Circle to Constitution Avenue
- Constitution Avenue, NW from Henry Bacon Drive to 15th Street
- 15th Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
- 17th Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
- Madison Drive, NW from 15th Street to 3rd Street
- 3rd Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Maryland Avenue, SW
- Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 3rd Street to East Capitol Circle
- 1st Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Maryland Avenue, SW
- Maryland Avenue, SW from Sout Capitol Circle to 3rd Street
- Jefferson Drive, SW from 3rd Street to 15th Street
- 14th Street, SW from Jefferson Drive to northbound HOV lanes
- HOV lanes from 14th Street, SW to HOV ramp at South Eads Street
Police will reopen the roadways as soon as possible provided doing so does not interfere with the race.
Motorists traveling in the area of this event may experience traffic delays. Race participants and spectators are encouraged to use public transportation*. Metrorail will begin service at 5 am on Sunday.
A course map* is posted at www.marinemarathon.com, the official race website. There is also a press release with additional information* about street closures in Arlington County and the specific times organizers anticipate each street will be closed.