The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon and 5K returns to DC on Saturday, November 12 after a yearlong hiatus. Participants in the 5K race will start running at 8 AM, kicking off at C Street, Northeast and ending at RFK Stadium, also in Northeast DC. The half marathon will start downtown (Constitution Ave. and 14th St., NW) at 8:30 AM, and runners will dash 13.1 miles to RFK.
Organizers have announced a number of road closures and parking restrictions starting at 2:30 AM on Saturday. (The majority of closures begin between 7 AM and 7:30 AM.) Closure times are staggered, with restrictions lifting at intervals between 10 AM and 3 PM. Metrobuses will also have to detour if a route coincides with the closures so plan travel in advance.
Here’s a list of street closures for Saturday’s races:
If you’re unsure how to maneuver the closures, organizers have also provided information about navigating the closed-off areas: