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Traffic Advisory: 2016 Rock N Roll Marathon

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public that the 2016 Rock N Roll Marathon is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  In order to facilitate this event there will be no vehicular traffic allowed along the routes of the race.

The race is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:30 am; however some street closures will begin as early as 12:00 am. All streets affected by this event are expected to be reopened at approximately 3:00 pm.

For additional race information, please go to:

Also, download the FREE Waze navigation app on your smart phone to help avoid road closures on race weekend. Type Waze into your app store or visit for more information.

Motorists traveling in the area of this event may experience delays and should consider alternative routes, if possible. The Metropolitan Police Department would like to remind motorists to pay full attention whenever operating any motor vehicle and to be mindful of heavy pedestrian traffic that may be associated with special events.  These street closings are subject to change without notice based upon unanticipated events and prevailing conditions.


Race Route

Rock n Roll USA Marathon and Half Marathon




Half Marathon/Full Marathon Turns:


·         Start on Constitution Ave NW 480 ft east of 14th Street NW

·         Right on Virginia Ave NW

·         Right on 18th Street NW

·         Left on E Street NW

·         Left on 21st Street NW

·         Left on Virginia Ave NW

·         Right on 19th Street NW

·         Right on Constitution Ave NW

·         Left on 23rd Street NW

·         Enter Lincoln Memorial Circle

·         Merge Right onto Arlington Memorial Bridge

·         Enter Memorial Circle

·         Exit Memorial Circle

·         Merge onto Arlington Memorial Bridge

·         Left on Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway

·         Merge Left on Shoreham Drive NW

·         Right on Calvert Street NW

·         Merge Right on Adams Mill Rd

·         Left on Columbia Rd NW

·         Right on Harvard Street NW

·         Right on 5th Street NW

·         Merge onto 4th Street NW

·         Left on Bryant Street NW

·         Right on N. Capitol Street NW

·         Left on K Street NE

·         Right on 4th Street NE

·         Left on H Street NE

·         Right on 13th Street NE

·         Left on Constitution Ave NE



·         Half Marathon Turns only:

·         Left on N. Carolina Ave NE

·         Merge onto C Street NE

·         Merge right onto 22nd Street NE

·         Right on E. Capitol St

·         Half Marathon Finish                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                              Marathon Turns only:


·         Right on 14th St NE

·         Right on N. Carolina NE

·         Left on 13th Street SE

·         Right on E. Capitol Street SE

·         Right on 11th Street SE

·         Left on E. Capitol Street NE

·         Left on 3rd Street SE

·         Right on E Street SE

·         Left on S. Capitol Street SW

·         Right on Potomac Ave SW

·         Left on First Street SW

·         Right on V Street SW

·         Right on 2nd Street SW

·         Turnaround on 2nd Street SW near Q Street SW

·         Continue south on 2nd Street SW

·         Left on V Street SW

·         Left on First Street SW

·         Right on Potomac Ave SW

·         Cross the Douglass Bridge

·         Left on S. Capitol Street SW

·         Left onto S. Capitol Street SE

·         Left on Douglass Bridge access road

·         Right on Anacostia Drive SE

·         Full loop around Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion on Anacostia Drive SE

·         Left on Nicholson Street SE

·         Left on Fairlawn Ave SE

·         Right on Pennsylvania Ave SE

·         Left on L’Enfant Square SE

·         Left on Pennsylvania Ave SE

·         Right on Fairlawn Ave SE

·         Right on K Street SE

·         Enter Randle Circle SE

·         Left on Ft. Dupont Dr SE

·         Left on Ft. Davis Dr SE

·         Left on Ridge Rd SE

·         Left on Ely Place SE

·         Right on Minnesota Ave SE

·         Right on E. Capitol Street NE onramp

·         Right on E. Capitol Street NE

·         Merge right onto C Street NE

·         Left on 21st Street NE

·         Left on 22nd Street NE

·         Right on E. Capitol

·         Marathon Finish