Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Preparing for Saturday's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

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The annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon runs through our neighborhood this Saturday, and in addition to runners, it will also bring road closures and parking restrictions. Here's what you need to know about the event's impact in our area. Use this interactive map to navigate around the event, and be prepared for bus detours. The following roads in our neighborhood will be have closures and parking restrictions (times may vary, but you can check the chart to get an idea):

  • K Street NE (between North Capitol St NE & 4th St NE) from 7:30am to 12:15pm 
  • 4th Street NE (between K St & I St NE) from 7:30am to 12:15pm
  • H Street NE  (between 4th St NE & 13th St NE) from 7:30am to 12:30pm
  • 13th Street NE (between H St NE & Constitution Ave NE) from 7:30am to 12:30pm
  • Constitution Ave NE (between 13th St NE & North Carolina Ave NE) from 7:30am to 12:45pm
  • North Carolina Ave NE (between Constitution Ave NE & C St NE) from 7:30am to 12:45pm
  • C Street NE (between  North Carolina Ave NE & 22nd St NE) from 7:30am to 1pm
  • C Street NE (between E. Capitol Street NE & 21st St NE) from 6:30am to 1:45pm
  • 22nd Street NE (between C Street NE East Capitol St NE) 7:30am to 1:30pm
  • North Carolina Ave NE (between 14th St NE 13th St NE) 8am to 11:30am
  • 13th Street NE (between North Carolina Ave NE East Capitol St SE) 8am to 11:30am
  • East Capitol Street NE (between Minnesota Ave / East Capitol Exit Ramp & C St NE) 6:30am to 1:45pm
  • 22nd Street NE 19th Street NE (between 22nd St NE & 19th St NE) 3am to 3:30pm

There will also be music played at select locations (be prepared for earlier noise from set up and sound tests):
  • 111 K St / K St NE and 1 St NE (8:20am to 11:50am)
  • 1207 H St. NE  (8:25am to 12:10pm)
  • 21st NE / C St NE (8:30am to 1:35pm)
The H Street Runners group will be cheering on runners from 12th and H Street NE starting at 8:15am. Stop by for an early morning beverage at the Queen Vic (1206 H Street) and join them in supporting the runners as they pass mile 11.2.

As you can see, the course takes runners right down a long stretch of H Street. This is a great chance to grab a seat at a local establishment and watch the runners pass by. It's a festive and fun event that happens once a year.


Anonymous said...

Yay! Spring is officially here! Time to get out and meet some neighbors while welcoming runners to the neighborhood and encouraging them to run the next 2 or 15 miles.

Chris said...

Time to remember to park my car on the other side of 13th Street.

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Anonymous said...

Anyone have any ideas on exactly how much money this race gives to charity? Which ones?

pat said...

Will the streetcar still run?

inked said...

The streetcar will run starting at 1pm.

Anonymous said...

Rock and Roll races are all for-profit

Anonymous said...

If Rock and Roll races are for profit, then why are they allowed to tie up so much of the city every year? Do they pay for all of the cops and street cleaning?

Anonymous said...

The race has started. Anyone have any idea on how many cops are used for this thing?

Anonymous said...

The race is a great event that brings a lot of revenue to the city.