Mar 14 2015

USA: Road Closures

Information for the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on Saturday, March 15, 2014 is now available. Information on this page is subject to change.

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Be Aware. Plan Ahead.

Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course.

  • The Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon will bring more than 30,000 runners and walkers to the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, in addition to tens of thousands of spectators, family and friends.
  • To get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, be aware of the road closures in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time.
  • Join the festivities! Residents of Washington, D.C. are encouraged to volunteer at the Health & Fitness Expo at the DC Armory, the start or finish line near RFK Stadium, or line the course to cheer runners.

Road Closures

Most road closures and detours will be in effect between the hours of 7:00 am and 2:00 pm. At most points along the course, pedestrians and bicyclists may cross the course during safe gaps in runners. Please follow the discretion of a traffic controller if present. The race begins at 7:30 am, and streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Streets along the earlier miles of the route will open earlier than roads along the end of the route. Please review the road closure grid and course map for more information.  Residents and businesses located near the race course are urged to plan ahead and to be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes. Road closure grid can be found here.

Interactive Road Closure Map

This map outlines the road closures, highlights alternate routes and provides access information for popular destinations which will be affected by road closures during the race. At most points along the course, pedestrians and bicyclists may cross the course during safe gaps in runners. Please follow the discretion of a traffic controller if present. Google Maps does NOT take into account the road closures on race day. To request assistance with alternate directions please contact the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon community relations team by completing the community contact form.

 

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Metering Locations/Bump Cross Routes

Cross-traffic will be metered across the route at the following locations, at the discretion of traffic controllers. During the race there may be periods of times when the runner pack is especially tight and vehicle traffic may not be able to cross the course immediately.  A complete list of the metering locations/bump cross routes can be seen here.

Metrobus Detours

Due to the course route, several Metrobus routes will be on detour due to road closures during the race. Please see the detoured bus routes outlined here.  Use the WMATA trip planner on their website. Additional Metrorail service has been added for race day. View that information here. Due to planned rebuilding work, WMATA advises riders to use stations other than Franconia-Springfield or Greenbelt on race day.  Contact WMATA directly by calling 202-637-7000.

No Parking

Streets along the race course will be marked with No Parking signs.  Vehicles in violation of these posted signs will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense.  Complete list of No Park zones can be seen here.

For More Information

If your question is not answered on this website, please complete this community contact form so we may better assist you.

Schedule of Events

March 12-13, 2015

Health & Fitness Expo

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Thursday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Start Time: 7:30 am
Location: Constitution Ave at 14th St NW
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Rock ‘n’ Roll DC 5k

Start Time: 7:30 am
Location: RFK Stadium Lot 7
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