The United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Half Marathon takes place Saturday, November 13th. This year, it will be limited to a half, rather than full marathon. But you still need to ensure your cars are not parked along the route, or they could be towed.
The course includes a total of about 13 miles of streets throughout the District, beginning in northwest Washington, passing through Capitol Hill and Anacostia and ending near Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium.
According to Events DC, in pre-COVID times, the marathon attracted more than 30,000 people to the District, generating $20.4 million for the local economy. 23,000 people are expected to participate in the run, elements of which begin as early as 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m.
Road closures throughout the District begin at 3 a.m. the day of the race. All roads are expected to be re-opened by 3 p.m.
Residents Asked to Move Cars
The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will be enforcing the ‘Clean Streets Initiative’ throughout the District. Check out a list of “No Park Blocks” Here.
Organizers ask that residents move their cars from the race route. Road closures are indicated by signage along the route. According to the brochure distributed by organizers, areas west of RFK should use Independence Avenue to East Capitol St. SE for access; areas north of RFK should use Benning Road.
You can also check out the community impact website that will be regularly updated with course, access and road closure information.