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Marathon Runs Through the Hill

The 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon breezed through the Hill Saturday morning, passing cars parked along the route.

Runners pass cars on the 900 block of E Capitol Street at around 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

Many residents found parking on streets that were not part of the race route. A few cars remained parked along East Capitol Street between Lincoln Park and the Capitol Building, although only one car was parked on E Capitol parallel to the park itself.

No tickets were visible; it appears that the cars were treated according to the understanding reached between Councilmember Allen, the Mayor’s Office and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

MPD were stationed at all intersections, many blocked with cruisers. Officers periodically allowed vehicles to cross, engaged with observers and shouted encouragement to runners as they passed. Early leaders passed by Lincoln Park at about the 1 hour 5 minute mark, at around 8:00 a.m.

Three runners near the halfway mark, passing the intersection of E Capitol with Seventh Street NE at around 8:30 Saturday morning.

The weather was crisp, clear and sunny, a change from some of the wet or very cold conditions in previous years.

23,000 people are expected to have participated in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, which has finish line events at RFK Stadium later today.

All District roads are expected to be re-opened by 3 p.m. A Friday article in the Hill Rag includes a list of road closures and openings as well as crossing points.


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