About 30,000 people are flocking to Virginia and D.C. this weekend in preparation for the 39th annual Marine Corps Marathon, scheduled to begin at 7:55 a.m. Sunday. We have everything you need to know about the race, whether you’re running, watching, or not participating at all.

Below is a list of road closures for the 39th Marine Corps Marathon and the MCM10K. Both events start at 7:55 a.m. and will run through Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The course will be officially closed by 3 p.m.


  • 4 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Madison Drive NW from 3rd Street NW to 15th Street NW
  • 4 a.m.–5:30 p.m. North Meade Street from Marshall Drive to Lynn Street
  • 4 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Route 110 from I-66 to U.S. Highway 1
  • 4 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Wilson Boulevard from North Nash Street to Route 110
  • 4 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Lynn Street from North Meade Street to Lee Highway
  • 4 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Fort Myer Drive from North Meade Street to Lee Highway
  • 4 a.m.–5:30 p.m. North Moore Street from Wilson Boulevard to Lee Highway
  • 4 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 19th Street North from Lynn Street to North Nash Street
  • 4 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Route 110 ramp from Washington Boulevard to Route 110
  • 4:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Boundary Channel Drive from Route 110 to Long Bridge Drive
  • 5 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Jefferson Drive SW from 3rd Street SW to 15th Street SW
  • 5 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 7th Street NW from Madison Drive NW to Jefferson Drive SW
  • 6:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW (northbound) to Beach Drive
  • 6:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW (southbound) from Shoreham Drive NW
  • 6:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m Shoreham Drive NW (southbound) From Calvert Street to Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW
  • 6:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Beach Drive NW from Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW to Calvert Street
  • 7:23 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Lee Highway (eastbound) from North Kirkwood Street to Lynn Street
  • 7:30 a.m.–9:25 a.m. Spout Run Parkway from Lee Highway to George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP)
  • 7:30 a.m.–9:40 a.m. GWMP from Spout Run to Key Bridge off ramp
  • 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Long Bridge Drive from 12th Street to Boundary Channel Drive
  • 7:33 a.m.–9:40 a.m. Francis Scott Key Bridge (all lanes)
  • 7:35 a.m.–1:17 p.m. 14th Street SW from Jefferson Drive to northbound HOV lanes
  • 7:35 a.m.–1:45 p.m. HOV lanes from 14th Street SW to HOV ramp at South Eads Street
  • 7:40 a.m.–2 p.m. South Eads Street from South Rotary Road to Army Navy Drive
  • 7:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Army Navy Drive from South Eads to 12th Street South
  • 7:47 a.m.–10:36 a.m. M Street NW from Canal Road NW to Wisconsin Avenue NW
  • 7:48 a.m.–10:40 a.m. Wisconsin Avenue from M Street NW to K Street NW
  • 7:49 a.m.–10:45 a.m. K Street NW from Wisconsin Avenue NW to 27th Street NW
  • 7:49 a.m.–10:45 a.m. 27th Street NW from K Street NW to I Street NW
  • 7:49 a.m.–10:45 a.m. I Street NW from 27th Street NW to Virginia Avenue NW
  • 7:50 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW from Beach and Shoreham Drive to Independence Avenue
  • 7:52 a.m.–11:05 p.m. Lincoln Circle from 23rd Street NW to 23rd Street SW
  • 7:53 a.m.–noon Ohio Drive SW at West Potomac Park from Independence Avenue SW around East Potomac
    Park to Maine Avenue SW
  • 8 a.m.–10 a.m. 15th Street South from Crystal Drive to Eads Street
  • 8 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. 12th Street from Army Navy Drive to Crystal Drive
  • 8 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. Crystal Drive from 12th Street to 23rd Street
  • 8:02 a.m.–12:10 p.m. Maine Avenue SW from East Basin Drive to Independence Avenue SW
  • 8:03 a.m.–12:25 p.m. East Basin Drive from Maine Avenue to Ohio Drive
  • 8:06 a.m.–12:28 p.m. Independence Avenue SW from Maine Avenue SW to 23rd Street SW
  • 8:13 a.m.–12:35 p.m. 15th Street NW/SW from Constitution Avenue NW to Maine Avenue SW
  • 8:15 a.m.–12:55 p.m. 3rd Street; Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Maryland Avenue SW
  • 8:15 a.m.–12:55 p.m. 4th Street; Constitution Avenue NW to Independence SW
  • 8:16 a.m.–12:50 p.m. Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 3rd Street NW to E. Capitol Circle
  • 8:16 a.m.–12:50 p.m. 1st Street; Pennsylvania NW to Maryland Avenue SW
  • 8:16 a.m.–12:50 p.m. Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 3rd Street NW to 1st Street NW
  • 8:17 a.m.–12:52 p.m. Maryland Avenue SW from 1st Street SW to 3rd Street SW


Metro will open two hours early Sunday — at 5 a.m. — to help riders traveling to the Marine Corps Marathon.

Metro says riders traveling on the orange, silver, blue, yellow and green lines will find trains operating at regular weekend intervals. The Greenbelt station on the green line will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, however. And on Saturday at the orange line’s Landover and New Carrollton stations only, trains will arrive and depart every 20 to 25 minutes during the day.

On the red line, trains will operate every 24 minutes from 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. There will be additional trains between Medical Center and NoMa-Gallaudet on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


  • On Saturday, All News 99.1 WNEW’s Chas Henry will be moderating two seminars for Marine Corps Marathon Runners. One will be an “Introduction to the Marine Corps Marathon.” The other features a panel of women who have all reached championship status in the running world. On race day morning, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., look for Chas – a retired Marine who has been associated with the MCM since 1989 – providing analysis on the Comcast SportsNet broadcast from marathon starting line.
  • According to the MCM website, actor Sean Astin will be among those running the race Sunday. Best known for his title role as “Rudy,” and for his recurring role in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Astin currently stars in “The Strain” on the FX Networks. This is his first Marine Corps Marathon.
  • The MCM has an app available for iPhone and Android mobile devices. The app provides course maps, transportation information, event schedules, runner tracking capabilities, social media feeds, weather updates and event-day results.
  • Amanda Sullivan, a disabled woman who can only walk with the aid of crutches, will be participating in the Marine Corps Marathon to honor her boyfriend, retired Marine Cpl. Todd Love. This weekend marks the four-year anniversary of when Love lost his legs and an arm after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan. Read their story HERE.


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